What do you want out of a performance evaluation? More money? A promotion? More appreciation at work? Then it’s time to learn how to ace those performance reviews. That means preparation, and lots of it. Here’s what you need to do: Learn the Process Every organisation has different kinds of performance review processes. Ask HR […]
(Yes, we realize the irony of publishing a piece on unhealthy desk habits that was typed out by a writer hunched over a laptop at a desk ) Ramzan is the month of good habits and new beginnings – might as well use that as a motivation to break yourself of some bad work desk […]
Ramzan is just around the corner – right in the dead of summer. It’s going to be a tough month for many people fasting this year as the heat and humidity of the Pakistani summers combines with the increased load shedding to make work a daily challenge. It goes without saying though, that you can use this as an excuse for low productivity.
Work-life balance is something every employee aspires to, but what business is this of their employers? It’s now a well-established fact that the pursuit of this balance helps manage and reduce employee stress. This in turn raises their happiness levels, job satisfaction and ultimately, makes them more productive. That end goal is what every employer/company/manager […]
If you were to scroll down to my author bio here, you would find the perfect encapsulation of this topic. Long explanation: The “you can’t be a doctor without the right degree” argument has been long used and accepted as a scenario that does not lend itself to this discussion. By and large, however, your […]
There are some things you just don’t know how to get through to your boss. They could be salary related, coworker related or even relevant to the work you do. These things may be uncomfortable to bring up but they must be said. Obviously, an uncontrolled rant is unprofessional and will get you nowhere – […]
Mistakes or mishaps leading to failure is a natural consequence of things – after all, we’re only human. However, is it the most commonplace reason for our failures? We think not. There is a simpler, and more insidious reason behind our failed ambitions: Laziness. Today we’re going to identify how laziness kills careers and what […]
Work-life balance is a goal many professionals desperately clamber towards without any idea on how to actually get there. Most people don’t even realize the importance of this balance until it’s too late – there’s no coming back from ruined health of personal life due to overworking. Current work trends seem to heavily mimic a […]
Pakistan’s business landscape’s gone through some drastic upheavals in the last few years – we’re now home to eclectic new companies, promising startups and ever present multinationals. What does that mean for a job seeker today? A lot of things, actually. However, today’s we’ll be looking at one aspect of this new age – How […]
A cover letter is the perfect space for you to explain to recruiters why you are the right fit for the job – however, attempting to “stand out” can often have the opposite consequences! We talked to some recruitment professionals to identify the key ways in which your cover letter can get you shortlisted for your dream job!