Surviving Webcam Interviews

April 9th, 2012 by Rozee Team

Gone are the days when companies used to limit their recruitment radius to their home grounds, city or country. Today many organizations have their doors open for both native and foreign human resource. If you ever applied for a position vacant in a foreign country, you might know what this article is about. Companies overseas used to employ telephones to conduct interviews; however, realizing the limitations of the humble phone, they soon moved on to using webcams for their interviews, and now webcam interviews are widely used. If you think a webcam interview is just like a webcam chat – you better read this article word by word.

Get Easy With the Camera

Technology really has made wondrous advancements; first the internet, then came voice, now the webcam – and it doesn’t stop there. Webcam has become a norm today. You have them in your laptops, on your desktops and even on your cellular phones. However, there are some people who are not comfortable with the idea of “being on the cam”. You can start by facing your fears and conquering your jitters associated with the webcam. Start using the webcam to talk to your family and close friends – people you trust. Even if they don’t have a webcam, you turn yours on and get comfortable with it. Read More »

What is “Professional Correspondence”? No Matter How Hard I Try, My Boss Keeps Complaining About My Correspondence Not Being Mature Enough!

March 22nd, 2012 by Rozee Team

Question from the Job Seeker

I am an MBA student and an intern at a company. My supervisor keeps telling me that my e-mails and telephone etiquette are not formal enough. I have asked him a number of times to help me with it but he always says that he is occupied. One time, when he finally did find the time, he just gave me a couple of advices and asked me to discuss it with my teachers. Can you please help me?

KhurramAlvi

Answer from ROZEE

Dear Alvi,

When it comes to formal correspondence, there are some differences to keep in mind. What we would normally call a decent conversation in some cases does not qualify as formal. It is a common issue, especially when you have just started off your career. You can improve on your correspondence very easily, as it is no rocket science. Read More »

My HR Team is Using ROZEE Job Posting Option Throughout the Year and Getting Up to Mark Candidates, Comments Ms. Siddiqa Jabeen, Human Resource Professional, Raaziq Group.

March 22nd, 2012 by Rozee Team

Q.1. What makes your company an attractive employer for job seekers?

Ms. Siddiqa Jabeen: Raaziq Group is one of the leading organizations in the industry of logistics and supply chain management because of its outstanding success. It has not only given the friendly environment, freedom of association but it is also providing so many opportunities for career growth. Employee of this company work here as family members. The huge office build for employees to give them an ambiance of international working environment itself is a proof of importance of employee. Raaziq has now become the “Employer of Choice”

Q.2. Human Resources are the first causalities of an economic slowdown. What is your company’s strategy to deal with this challenge?

Ms. Siddiqa Jabeen: Although this is fact that there is a slump in the market for better opportunities but by the Grace of ALLAH almighty we have not facing this situation in our organization. Read More »

Your Telephone – The Most Powerful Job Search Tool

March 22nd, 2012 by Rozee Team

We all have telephones, either on the table or in our pockets – believe it or not, the telephone can be employed as a strong tool for your job search. It can either be a huge time eater or an effective networking tool – how you use it, all depends on you. This article details how to make better use of the humble telephone to minimize time wastage and make a greater impact on important contacts.

Basic Problems

Using the phone to climb up that corporate ladder does sound like a daunting challenge; but it is rather easy, all you have to do is talk and we all do it all the time. How to talk? That is a complete different chapter. If you use the phone as if it were a simple transfer device of your voice, there are high chances you will not be able to make a lot of progress. Read More »

“Birds of a Feather Flock Together” – Does that Mean I Have to do What Others do Even if it Goes Against My Values in Order to Survive in the Organization?

March 1st, 2012 by Rozee Team

Question from the Job Seeker

I come from a religious family and I’m a proud practicing Muslim; the company I work for is a multinational and being such, employs people from very diverse range of cultures and religions. We have gatherings and parties on a regular basis; however I feel like an outcast because I do not indulge in some of the activities that go on during these gatherings. Although I have not felt anything that would suggest I am being tagged as an outcast because of my values; however, I do have a fear that this will eventually catch on.

Any suggestions?

Tariq Rizvi

Answer from ROZEE

Dear Rizvi,

What you are going through is completely understandable. Divided between our faith and our careers we often start assuming things which might not even be there. One starts to anticipate negativity and eventually the negatives do materialize – to start with, stop thinking grim. Pure multinationals that have a diverse workforce do acknowledge and appreciate each and every culture that comes in along with their employees. Read More »

I Have All the Plan to Keep ROZEE as One of My Sourcing Partners for Our Next Manpower Requirement, Says Mr. Zulfiqar Maqbool, Manager Human Resources, Masco Energy Services.

March 1st, 2012 by Rozee Team

Q.1. What makes your company an attractive employer for job seekers?

Mr. Zulfiqar Maqbool: Being one of the pioneers in the Energy Generation Sector of Pakistan, MASCO Energy services has always had leverage in the market. Our Corporate Brand is easily recognized in the Energy Sector. This goes not only for Pakistan, but the whole region. This in return helps us to attract the best talent available. In addition to this, our commitment with our employees has created some great partnerships with our existing employees with some going for more than 3 decades now. The best part about our organization is the management style of MASCO leadership. It gives its employee the opportunity to learn and grow and take decisions, when required. This results in development of employee skills and abilities, thus ending up in a very satisfied work force.

All of this makes us a very attractive company to work for.

Q.2. Human Resources are the first causalities of an economic slowdown. What is your company’s strategy to deal with this challenge?

Mr. Zulfiqar Maqbool: Actually we have other way around. Our company strategy is never for one or two years, we plan ahead and thus keep logical manpower to cater those strategically needs. In case of slow business season, we focus more on Human Resource Development to bring our competency level equal to match our future goals.

Q.3. 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. Zulfiqar Maqbool: We are in constant use of ROZEE recruitment tools, Job Posting and CV search mostly. ROZEE has helped me in finding some really good talent in the past. I have all the plan to keep ROZEE as one of my sourcing partners for our next manpower requirement.

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

Mr. Zulfiqar Maqbool: We have a well structured selection process. It includes panel interviews, behavioral interviews and technical tests. In my experience the below 4 traits in sequence makes a candidate stand out. Read More »

Networking No No’s!

March 1st, 2012 by Rozee Team

We have seen the importance of social media in our personal lives and we have also seen its effectiveness when it comes to our careers. These social networking websites have both work and play to offer; however, in the excitement of it all we do go overboard by mixing the two together. Be mindful one should have a clear partition between the personal and professional aspect. This article covers the five most ineffective networking practices

1. Not Keeping in Touch

Most of the times when we add someone to our buddy list, we don’t think twice before clicking the “add friend” button. Once added, we forget about them – not keeping in touch is considered very rude and if the person you recently added happens to be a professional, my friend you just hammered your own foot. Following up with your contacts is very important, once you establish connections with other professionals express your interest and show you are keen to keep in touch. Remember your interaction; make notes if you have to so the next time you interact you are up to date.

2. Pointless Profile Activity

Social networking websites are just like meetings; some are “hang outs” where you can crack jokes, relax and kick back – while others are like “meetings” or “formal gatherings” where you are required to wear particular attire and expected to behave accordingly. Posting inappropriate links, starting pointless discussions or making childish comments will only make your profile weaker. Read More »

Not Only Our HR Team but Our Technical Teams Have Also Shortlisted Resumes from ROZEE.PK’s CV Search Engine, Says Ms. Ayesha Lari, Manager Human Resource, InfoTech Private Limited.

January 27th, 2012 by Rozee Team

Q.1. What makes your company an attractive employer for job seekers?

Ms. Ayesha Lari: InfoTech Pvt Ltd being one of the leading organizations in the IT sector outshines as an employer for its friendly yet competitive environment. The vision encompasses to become a knowledge integration company renowned for its brilliantly build solutions. The provisioning of ample space to play and improve your professional arena and to develop oneself to take on tougher challenges in future.

Q.2. Human Resources are the first causalities of an economic slowdown. What is your company’s strategy to deal with this challenge?

Ms. Ayesha Lari: Well, at Infotech it’s the other way round. Alhamdulillah! We have taken this tough time as an opportunity to prove ourselves more in the industry. Hiring is a continuous process at InfoTech Pvt ltd where we strive to locate, hire and retain the best. Consequently, filtering the ones who cannot take up the challenge in the competitive times.

Here at InfoTech, a keen planning has been done keeping in view Read More »

My Previous Supervisor was Amazing; She was Posted to Another City and a New Manager Replaced Her. I am having Serious Issues with him…How should I proceed with this?

January 27th, 2012 by Rozee Team

Question from the Job Seeker

The company I work for is highly professional; there are proper rules and regulations strictly enforced. A proper check and balance ensures a steady smooth work flow. I started having problems when my superior was transferred to another branch; with her I had absolutely no issues. We used to work together brilliantly and I could feel my productivity increased with every passing day since I used learn something new all the time. Now, there sits a new manager in her seat; he has a flirtatious attitude towards almost all the females working in the office, and particularly towards me – perhaps because I am her direct subordinate. Now, I know I have to keep my superiors happy to be successful in the company and I have all the intentions to stay and grow. However, he often suggests me to do things that go against my values. With a performance evaluation coming up, I have no idea what to do. Please help!

Anonymous

Answer from ROZEE

Dear Anonymous,

It is sad to say the least, to hear that you are suffering from an issue that plagues most of us. On the other hand you should consider yourself lucky for being at an organization that has proper policies and procedures for issues. Well, the first thing you do is Read More »

Fluttering Butterflies at the Office???

January 27th, 2012 by Rozee Team

Human beings are emotional animals at the core; a strong affection or attraction can develop anywhere – the street, the neighborhood, universities (ah yes, we have been there haven’t we?). Well, when romance springs up in an office setup it can lead to one of two things; it can either bloom into a beautiful tube rose, tall and magnificent – or, Read More »