How Can I Answer Experience-Related Questions at my First Job Interview?

October 13th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Question from the Job Seeker:

 Dear ROZEE.PK, I am a big fan of your blog; as it provides me with great suggestions for my career and professional development. I have recently finished my studies and currently job hunting. Using the tips you have provided I have also made an effectual and up to date resume. However as a newcomer into the job sector, the only thing that worries me; is my lack of experience. Furthermore, I get nervous and doubtful on the prospect of being asked any experience-related or situation based questions, when competently I’m just a novice. Therefore kindly advice me and others like myself that; how can fresh graduates, with no previous work experience, answer tricky questions related to past experiences or problem-solving situations at our first job interviews?

 Imi Malik

 Answer From ROZEE:

 Dear Imi,

 First of all, thank you so much for appreciating our blog and the efforts we put behind it. We hope to continue on playing our role in your career development.

Experience-related or situation based questions are not only tricky and stressful to answer for first timers, but can also prove a hectic ask for most experienced personnel as well. Read More »

A Viewpoint on Working from Home

October 13th, 2011 by Rozee Team

How would you like the idea of being able to sit on your sofa couch while making the next business report for your boss? Or maybe the flexibility to watch your favorite TV show while work hours? These are a couple of possibilities linked to the latest trend of working from home. Not only is working in an office stressful and demanding, but also costly for both employee and employer. Therefore, most people have always considered the idea of working from home at some point, and thanks to technology almost all of them have the options now as well. Considering the financial and personal advantages that full-time employees would have, even if they only worked a couple of days per week from home, most people would consider it the ideal set-up. However, like everything else in life, working from home has both its pros and cons. Read More »

The Management Terminated My Employment; Now They Are Exploiting Me To Come Back. How Should I Respond?

September 16th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Question from the Job Seeker

I have been working in a newly formed Media related company for a year; unfortunately I was terminated without any intimation or warning. The management often praised me for my performance and showed confidence in me as a valuable resource. However, one fine day the HR manager called me and said the management was not satisfied by my performance and they have decided to let me go. The HR manager further added that it would be my choice to either continue working for the rest of the month or leave the position after handing over the official matters to my supervisor. I decided to leave immediately so I handed over everything to my superior and left. Read More »

Avoiding “Bad Company”

September 16th, 2011 by Rozee Team

We often see attractive advertisements from companies; “JOIN US”, “INTERESTED? WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOU”, “WALK IN INTERVIEWS!”, “COMPETITIVE PAY, JOIN UP NOW!” All these seem very interesting and they do tickle the mind of the humble and sincere human resource. However, in some cases companies posting these advertisements are not professional at all – regardless of the time since they opened their doors to business. “How can a company be bad?” that is the question that most of us ask, we look at the advertisement and we apply – right? Read More »

We are Continuously Looking for High Quality and Value Adding People, says Shahzad Saleem, Manager HR, Huawei Technologies

August 17th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Q. 1. Human Resources are the first causalities of an economic slowdown. What is your company’s strategy to deal with this challenge?

Mr. Shahzad Saleem: Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in Telecom Networks, Global Services and Devices. With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries and have served 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world’s population.

 Q. 2. How has ROZEE.PK 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. Shahzad Saleem: ROZEE.PK has been one of the most effective tools for finding right kind people in a very short period of time, with features like CV search, on-line tests, possibility of shortlisting & sharing CVs on the website with Line Managers; its saves the HR team as well as hiring managers a lot of hassle. Read More »

What Is Better For My Career – Seeking Professional Experience After Bachelors Or Continuing with Masters Right Away?

August 17th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Question from the Job Seeker

 I have recently completed my undergraduate studies with my majors in Finance. My family and friends strongly believe that I should do my Masters without delay. They say that this will offer me better or well-paid job opportunities. However, there are few instructors who say that the job experience is always a better option after Bachelors because it increases the exposure and learning of the professional world. I applied to certain entry level jobs and received job offers. They are surely paying less (as compared to my expectations), but they say that this will increase over the period. My family members are still against it and want me to make the decision. Can you help me figure this out?

Tehreem Sajid

Answer from ROZEE Team

 Dear Tehreem,

 Many fresh graduates experience such career crossroads after their entry in the job market. It is important to make an informed decision at this stage In order to have better future prospects. Your family and friends have genuine concerns because:

 - Many reputable organizations consider Masters as their minimum degree criteria

- Completing Masters/MBA from a prestigious institute increases your chances of well-paid placements Read More »

Telephonic Job Interviews – Five Ways To Ace Them

August 17th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Many employers are resorting to telephonic interviews for recruitment and selection of their employees. In the fast-paced job market, companies try not to compromise on their workforce productivity (as well as costs). For convenience and cost-effectiveness, several organizations perform their job interviews over the phone.

 Telephonic interviews are not restricted to any specific level of job. Fresh graduates to top-managers could be interviewed for a job over a phone call. You might also have experienced a pre-screening conversation from a prospective employer or even a detailed final interview conducted over the phone. Apparently, some people would consider telephonic job interviews as relatively “easier” since you are not required to show up in person Read More »

Should I Report a Dishonest Co-worker?

July 26th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Question From the Job Seeker:

I’m currently working as a front desk/customer service representative for a telecommunications franchise. I have been with this company for the past ten months, and I love my job. However, I have recently found out that one of my co-workers (she also happens to be my supervisor) is involved in a well-discreet scam and has defrauded the organization along with several of its clients. She has done this in quite a clever manner since she’s been able to remain under the radar up till now. Apart from me, probably no one else knows about this, and I am afraid to confront her or disclose any information, as it could potentially cost me the job. However, I would also feel guilty not to reveal the truth, despite being anxious of the outcomes. What should I do? Report her or just keep my mouth shut?

Sobia Naseem

Answer From ROZEE.PK

Dear Sobia,

If you have come across a situation which is very much serious, and you strongly believe that a co-worker has crossed the lines of unethical behavior, you should sincerely consider the idea of notifying your organization’s HR or her reporting manager. Such acts of fraud, embezzlement, sabotage or sharing of intellectual property by a colleague would not only damage a company’s reputation but would also create a dreadful workplace. Furthermore, the last thing you would want is to be pointed out as a partner in crime, in case your organization finds out that you concealed the truth, without taking any action. Read More »

We Believe in Continuous Human Resources Development, says Mr. Asif Khan – Senior Manager- Human Resources at The City School Group

July 26th, 2011 by Rozee Team

Question 1: Human Resources are the first causalities of an economic slowdown. What is your company’s strategy to deal with this challenge?

Mr. Asif Khan: We believe in continuous Human Resource Development and we do value our people. At The City School HR, we follow the vision of our Leadership and always keep ourselves motivated.

Education is not just a matter of acquiring knowledge or a qualification. The application of that knowledge to widen his or her perceptions and to face life’s challenges with courage and conviction makes a person a true learner. Read More »

How to Remain Safe and Healthy at Work?

July 26th, 2011 by Rozee Team

With people spending up to 9 hours at their workplaces, the office of today has become the new home while away from home. Hours of daily interaction, organizational stress, long shifts in front of computers, risking shortcuts to meet deadlines, consumption of junk food and handling of equipment or machinery without proper training are just a few pointers towards why workers are increasingly becoming unhealthy and unsafe at work. Read More »