Effective Communication

January 3rd, 2012 by Rozee Team

“Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life”. John A. Piece
Communication is around us everywhere. It is lifeblood of every organization and even relationships of all kind. Communication is an interpersonal process of sharing information, knowledge, ideas, opinions, expressions, emotions and many other such things in form of speaking, symbols, thoughts, signs and body language. Communication consists of transmitting information from one person to another, Communication is a learned skill. Speaking, listening and the ability to understand verbal and nonverbal meanings are skills in communication. Communication is the base for whatever we do we would not be able to do even the everyday things that we do on a daily basis. When it comes to the work world, whether it’s a small family run company, or a giant, corporation, communication is the only way to run a business smoothly. Without effective communication, messages can get mixed, and information can be skewed. Whenever communications occur between employees of a business we call it Internal Communication and when businesses communicate with people or other organizations outside we call it external communication. Effective Communication links together all the different activities involved in a business and ensures all employees are working towards the same goal and know exactly what they should be doing and by when. Effective communication is therefore a key to the success of a business. Read More »

Crash Course – Leadership Basics!

January 3rd, 2012 by Rozee Team

Leadership is somewhat an enigma for most of us; we try to be our best at what we do yet still often in our performance review we get to read “lacking leadership skills”. There is a ton of information available over the internet and many articles that define leadership and the skills required to be a leader are free to read – but since all this information is scattered, we only sift through and think we got enough information out of the few articles we found. This article is a summation of all the secrets of the Holy Grail we call “Leadership Skills”

It’s About Making Things Happen

To be a leader, you need to make things happen. Should you come across something that needs to be done, get up and do it. Leadership is not only required in the professional facet of your life, it plays a vital role in your personal as well. If you have dishes to be washed, get it done! If you have assignments to complete, do it! Don’t be lazy or distract yourself from the task at hand. Remember, being professional starts way before you are formally employed, so start today, start now – and get it done, whatever it is you need done!

A Good Listener before a Good Leader

We all know and agree nothing in existence around us is without reason or purpose. Ever wondered why we have two ears and one mouth – think deeper, why do we have 32 bars around our tongue? Read More »

I Find it Hard to Put a Resignation Where I Have Worked for Two Years. How to Go About it?

January 3rd, 2012 by Rozee Team

Question from the Job Seeker

I have been working for a company for the last two years. My experience over there has been a roller-coaster ride filled with cheers, fears and a few screams here and there. Recently, I came to know about another opening that seems more promising. Shortly after applying, I was called in for an interview and it was concluded with me that I was selected for the position. Here is where the complication comes in; the company I am presently working with has a knack for clinging on, and it is very hard to part ways decently. How should I go about putting in my resignation without leaving any hard feelings?

Akhtar Ahmad

Answer from ROZEE

Dear Akhtar,

It’s good to hear that you have found a way to climb up that career ladder. Resignation can sometimes be hard, particularly when you have been associated with the company for a while. The key is to keep the entire affair as “brief” as possible. Take it in two steps, the first is a formal resignation letter; the second is Read More »

Resigning Professionally!

December 13th, 2011 by Rozee Team

No matter what level of career one has, resigning presents a major challenge. The correct way results in a cheerful goodbye and references that can take you places. On the other hand if done incorrectly, well let’s just say your career progress can be challenged even impaired. Without a doubt resignation is a delicate affair; but, you do not need a surgeon’s rock steady hands to carry out a successful resignation.

Make sure to be sure

Resignation is a serious matter and no matter how advanced technology becomes there does not seem to be a particular “undo” button should you decide you would like to take the resignation back. You need to be absolutely sure that resignation is what you want because once you walk that road turning back is not without consequences. Ideally, you should have signed another contract before putting in your resignation to the previous company. Read More »

Resume Database by ROZEE Provided Much Help in Identifying Potential Candidates, Says Mr. Al-Karim Hassan, Director Human Resources, Global Operations, Etilize Private Limited

December 13th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Q.1. What do you look for in a candidate during a hiring interview session? Name 4 key things?

 Mr. Al-Karim Hassan: “Our selection processes are well structured using competency model coupled with situational and/or behavioral interviews. We look for the following in a candidate:

1. Sound technical expertise and skilled in other related competencies

2. Personality and appearance

3. Aware of business operations of Etilize GfK

4. Confidence”

 Q.2. How has ROZEE helped your firm regarding recruitment i.e. Have you tried any recruitment tools provided by ROZEE e.g. Job Fairs/Job Postings/CV Search?

 Mr. Al-Karim Hassan: The resume database provided much help in identifying potential candidates for current as well as future requirements.

 Q.3. Human Resources are the first causalities of an economic slowdown. What is your company’s strategy to deal with this challenge?

Mr. Al-Karim Hassan: “Our very well executed strategy allowed us to focus on the capability model of our knowledge workers.

a. We focused on identifying key competencies and linked our employee and career development initiatives in a manner that succession management for key positions gets addressed.

b. Quantified our team performance by introducing target based evaluations

c. Conducted workload analysis and projected headcount requirements through analysis of anticipated projects for managing head count increases while remaining cost effective

This strategy led us to not just sustain ourselves without laying off, but also saw an increase in our team size with an average growth of 20%.” Read More »

I Just Joined a Company and I Would Like to “Fit in” Just Right.

December 13th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Question from the Job Seeker

I have been working with a company that encouraged a casual atmosphere. Although the workings of the company were mature and formal, the overall air of the company was still casual – jeans, t-shirts, and qurtas were the preferred dressing. After serving the company for well over 3 years, I decided to move; I recently joined a company that is a complete 180 from the company I was previously working with. Dressing is strictly formal, proper suits for higher management, dress pants, and dress shirts for executives. The interaction of the company is friendly to some extent; however, it makes me slightly uncomfortable. I am worried I will not be able to work to my best. How should I approach this matter?

Tahir Niazi

Answer from ROZEE

Dear Niazi,

“Fitting in” actually starts from the day you sit the interview with the company. The issue you are referring to is not unheard of; sometimes people are so overwhelmed by the change they face that they often freeze and their skills no matter how elite are rendered useless. The issue although serious in nature has a very simple solution. You cannot be sure if the interview you are sitting will be a success or not; but one thing you can be sure about and that is the observations you make when you enter the office. Should you get selected and offered a position, you will already have a head start at fitting in.

The first thing to do is, Read More »

Combating the “Unemployed” State of Mind

November 17th, 2011 by Rozee Team

You have a brilliant profile, with outstanding grades on your university mark sheet – yet, still unemployed. What a buzz kill! Let’s face it, unemployment is a nightmare that many of us are living, in these financially challenged times. All that hard work you put in achieving top grades, all the effort you rendered for making a top class thesis – no use since you do not have a job, right? Wrong! It is not the end of the world; unemployment launches us into a particular state of mind which instead of helping us, pushes us even further away from our goals. Like a whirlpool, this state of mind keeps sucking us into a void of oblivious depression and stress. Sooner than you can notice it, your temperament starts to change, and you have a strange urge of tattooing the word “HATE” on your knuckles. Read More »

Although I am Looking for a Decent Position Desperately, I Have Absolutely No Idea as My Temperament is Getting Rather Impatient

November 17th, 2011 by Rozee Team

I have been unemployed for a while now. The company I was working with last had employed me on contract basis. I had a fabulous time there, the management was very kind and cooperative; the nature of the employment required me to be out in the field more than on my desk. I loved every bit of it; sadly, my contract ended and I had to leave. I was sure I will be able to find another position just as rewarding, but after months of desperate searching, I stand corrected. Now, at home and mostly in my room – I have absolutely no idea what to do besides looking for jobs and applying for them. Recently, I noticed a drastic change in my temperament and attitude; I feel agitated most of the times, hyperactive and unsure. What should I do?

Faheem Mushtaq

Answer From ROZEE

Dear Faheem,

Many all over the world particularly in our beloved Pakistan share your situation – so you are not the only one. All is not lost you see, I believe it was Freud who once said Faith often deals a hand of time out – when nothing you do seems to work. However, it is only a question of perception, you can use this down time to worry and be anxious, or you can take this time out as a pit stop during a race where your car gets a fuel top up, new set of tires and your windscreen is cleaned. Faheem, in order to understand the solution you need to make peace with what happened. You were working in an environment that required a lot of moving and physical activity; needless to say you thoroughly enjoyed your time there.

Now that you seem to be idle and not doing much, your mind does not know what to do with all the free time at hand. Here is a solution to that, keep your mind occupied with many opportunities of distraction. What you are slipping into a common state of mind called “fixation” – you are so occupied and focused on getting a job that nothing less than achieving that goal will do. Fixation if left unattended develops into obsession that then brings out aggression and depression and the list of uglies continue. So here is what you do then; polish on your qualifications, read about recent advancements in your field of degree.

If possible, take on a short diploma course; you seem like an “outdoors” guy, join a gym – make sure you get out of your room and home as much as you can, a simple walk can do wonders. If money is a problem as well, consider taking on freelance projects that interest you. Remember, a positive mind will manifest only positive around you. So cheer up! You will secure a good job soon enough, just keep your chin up!

Good luck!

The ROZEE Team

Being the Company’s “Blue Eyed Employee”

November 17th, 2011 by Rozee Team

If we boil it down, there are two basic kinds of employees; those who are liked by all and then there are those who are not. We all have had encounters with colleagues and seniors who seem to be a little too harsh, the “in your face-know it alls” and we do feel a repulsion from them. On the other side, there are also people we appreciate and are keen to interact with. If we observe, the employees who seem to be kind and gentle often climb that company ladder quicker compared to those who are a little over the limit. Why is that so, and if one needs to be kind and professional to grow within the company how does one go about it without the risk of being too sweet?

Step 1: Blending in the Company:

The first step towards becoming the blue-eyed employee of the company is to blend; this might bring up the argument “those who blend are not noticed”; the Chinese came up with a response, “the nail that sticks out, gets hammered”. Read More »

Getting a Good Job, Securing a Stable Career– The Monis Rahman Way!

October 13th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Back in January 2011, Superior University invited Mr. Monis Rahman, the CEO of Naseeb Networks, to enlighten the attendees of the prestigious event in aspects of securing a good job that is not only secure but also leads to a stable growing career. Mr. Monis Rahman is an Electrical Engineer by education but his entrepreneurial nature took him to the stars with his ROZEE.PK venture. As insightful as he is, the fairly young CEO explained the entire process of landing a good job meticulously. Observe the points he laid out:

 Starting the Job Hunt – Grooming Yourself

The hunt for that “good job” does not start by searching for jobs – although most of us would like to think so. In order to secure a good job you will need to be pro-active rather than being reactive. A successful job hunt starts from “self-grooming”. Education; your GPA will only take you that far; because universities and educational institutes no matter how highly rated they are will only be able to educate you that much. Mr. Monis illustrated this by saying that he uses only 5% of the knowledge he picked up at an educational institute, the rest comes from grooming and his observations. Read More »