Archive for June, 2008
Monday, June 30th, 2008
Healthcare industry is one of the today’s most dynamic and growing fields, with a wide range of opportunities and challenges. The industry is changing in terms of how and where care is delivered, who is providing those services and how that care is financed. Healthcare Industry requires talented people for Healthcare Jobs to manage the changes taking place. The industry consists of following segments. The employee should select the Healthcare Jobs from these segments before applying.
Hospital Jobs may be on an inpatient (overnight) or outpatient basis. The mix of workers in Hospital needed varies, depending on the size, geographical location, goals, philosophy, funding, organization, and management style of the institution. Hospitals work to improve efficiency, care continues to shift from an inpatient (overnight) to outpatient basis whenever possible. Many Hospitals have expanded into long –term and home Healthcare Jobs, providing a wide range of care for the communities they serve.
- Nursing and residential care facilities
Nursing care facilities provide inpatient nursing and health-related personal care to those who need continuous nursing care, but do not require hospital services.
- Offices of physicians
About 37 percent of all Healthcare Jobs fall into this industry segment. Surgeons and physicians practice privately or in groups of practitioners who have the same or different specialties.
- Dentist Jobs
About 1 out of every 5 Healthcare jobs is a dentist’s Job.
- Home Healthcare Services
Skilled nursing or medical care is sometimes provided to the patient in home, under a physician’s supervision.
Medical and diagnostic laboratories provide the fewest number of Healthcare Jobs. Workers may take x rays, analyze blood and computerized tomography scans, or perform other clinical tests.
Friday, June 27th, 2008
Job Search can take months of time and effort. An employee can speed up the process by using many methods to find job openings. Researches find that people who use many job search methods find jobs faster than a people who use only one or two. Here are some methods are described to find a job.
School and college career placement offices. School and college placement offices help their students to find jobs. Some invite recruiters to use their facilities for interviews and career fairs. Most offer career counseling, career testing and Job Search advice.
Employers. Directly contacting employers is one of the most successful means of Job Search. Through internet research and library, develop a list of potential employers in your desired career field and then call these employers and check their web sites for job openings.
Classified ads. The “Help Wanted” ads in daily newspapers and the internet list numerous jobs, and many people find work by responding to these ads. You should keep a record of all ads to which you have responded, including the specific skills, educational background, and personal qualifications required for the position.
Professional associates. Many professions have associations that offer employment information, including career planning, educational programs, job placement and job listings. Job Search information can be obtained directly from an association through the internet, by mail or by telephone.
Community agencies. Many non profit organizations, including vocational rehabilitation agencies, and religious institutions, offer counseling, career development, and job placement services, generally targeted to a particular group, such as women, youth, minorities, ex-offenders, or older workers.
Internet Job Search. Using the internet in Job Search is not necessarily easy. It crosses a variety of information resources and services. It includes many job hunting websites with job listening. To find good prospects; begin with an internet Job Search using keywords related to the job you want. Use forums specific to your profession or to career-related topics to post questions or messages and to read about the job search or career experiences of other people.
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
Job Opportunities in Dubai are strengthening in key sectors such as Tourism and Hospitality as well as IT. Hotel Jobs in Dubai are especially booming with great opportunities. With a growing city annually at record levels, the Job Opportunities in Dubai has to keep pace with increasing demand and need for creativity. Industries such as Media, Marketing and IT jobs in Dubai are desperately trying to keep pace with a city that is beginning more and more to look like Tokyo with respect to advertising campaigns. Computer Job Opportunities in Dubai are just one of many places to look when searching job vacancies in Dubai.
Dubai, being a cultural and trading hub with no trade barriers, hosts provides many Job Opportunities for people of all fields of professions. Job Opportunities in Dubai are open for all regardless of geographical boundaries, and applicants’ countries of origin and nationalities. The Emirate’s strategic location has helped it attract an overwhelming response from world’s top business which are cashing in on all incredible trade opportunities Dubai has to offer. The continuous boom in business and trade has laid Dubai’s job market open wide for all with enhanced availability of Job Opportunities in Dubai.
Although Dubai’s job market offers Job Opportunities in all fields, the top business operation in Dubai are the ones that deal with trade, transportation, tourism, consulting, distribution and processing. The hot jobs in Dubai include hotel jobs, banking jobs accounting jobs. Teaching, and sales & marketing Job Opportunities in Dubai also constitute a huge market. Construction jobs in Dubai have an even larger market and countless Job Opportunities for the professionals in the field.
Internet can help you in the best way in searching good Job Opportunities in Dubai. There are many online job portals like www.bayrozgar.com that can help you in this regard. There are many industries like Information Technology, Engineering, Telecommunications and Construction to acquire a good Job Opportunities in Dubai but financial service industry is best when it comes to financial support of their employees.
Saturday, June 21st, 2008
Choosing between a government job and private sector job may be a bit difficult. Both sectors invariably fall broadly into the same category of career. Traditionally, Government Jobs have been considered safe with little threat of job loss, especially when job opportunities in the private sector were not. There was a time when government, Federal and State jobs, were the biggest employers. Although Government Jobs traditionally offered many perks like Pensions, Dearness allowance, Financial Services and many more but the job market now diverted to Private Jobs.
Negatives To Government Jobs
Of course, trend of Government Jobs is now ended. There is no charm remaining in Government Jobs. People fed up with the slow processing of Government Jobs. It means the wastage of career growth time. There are few reasons that Government Job is not a career builder job:
Government Jobs offer a low starting salary package in comparison to private employers. Salary hikes are sometimes offers as they are regulated by standardization.
Promotions based on Seniority:
Career growth opportunities inGovernment Jobscan be few and far between, as promotions are standardized and often based on seniority.
Another negative to Government Jobs is that they may be perceived as less challenging. Employees should have to work on the same project daily. And this cause to feint the Career and personality.
Why should you choose Private sector Jobs?
The private sector offers the maximum number of employment and career opportunities. They do not guarantee job security, but offer high career potential growth opportunities as compare to Government Jobs. This is the biggest reason for their popularity along with the high demand that they create. Here are some reasons that people goes select the Private Jobs:
Selection procedure for all applicants provides an even playing field for all applicants. This is unlike the Government Jobs.
True talent is unearthed before the selection through brainstorming and interviews.
Attractive starting salaries and high growth potential through what is called “merit based” promotions and salary hikes.
Fast paced working style and environment give employee’s job satisfaction and eventually foster loyalty and dedication.
Friday, June 20th, 2008
Bank Job is one of the best options for candidates who possess drive, confidence and stamina. It is not mean for the feint of heart, as Bank job requires very a strong personality. Stamina and drive are most important, as financial services industry employee work for long hours, particularly when they have to deal with deadlines. Mostly banks seek to recruit candidates who come from top universities and business schools. In order to start a career in banking you need to have excellent analytical abilities, communication skills and aptitude for numbers.
Career in Banking
Starting a career as Banking Job has always been a popular choice for undergraduates. Investment banking and retail banking are the two basic types of Bank jobs for anyone that wants to pursue a banking career after graduation from college. Career progression in any of them is excellent and this can happen with additional training.
Banks offers very attractive and handsome salaries to their employees. That is a one main reason that each of the educated people want to be a banker.
Chance for Quick Promotions
If you work hard and generate the quick results you can be promoted in a short time.
Potential for Work Abroad
Bank Job polishes one’s own personality. It supplies you the much confidence that a banker can perform his/her duty every where in the world.
Potential for Teamwork
A bank works like a team it doesn’t matter of department. Working like a team grows your career in most effective way.
Friday, June 20th, 2008
Information communications technology – or technologies (ICT) is an umbrella term that includes all technologies for the communication of information. It encompasses: any medium to record information (whether paper, pen, magnetic disk/ tape, optical disks – CD/DVD, flash memory etc. etc.); and also technology for broadcasting information – radio, television,; any technology for communicating through voice and sound or images- microphone, camera, loudspeaker, telephone to cellular phones. At present, it is apparently culminating to information communication with the help of personal computers (PCs) networked through the Internet through information technology that can transfer information using satellite systems or intercontinental cables. Indeed, information technology (IT) has become a kind of a hub for communicating information, most often using computers. But, with an expanding fraction of human population getting empowered to share information it may not continue to be so.
Future of Information Communication Technology (ICT)
The ICT may not survive in its present form for long. Sooner than later developing countries would get over the PC mania prevalent now in the developed world, unless there is a remarkable change in the economy of owning a PC. Any technology that requires the masses to own a PC, in its present form, to access information is unlikely to be successful in the foreseeable future. Possibilities appear to exist, however, in the mobile phone technology, which is fast becoming very affordable by the masses, is voice based and can be integrated with the Information Technology at the server end of a computer network. For example, in the field of education people can ask question through a mobile phone, a database of answers to such questions can be generated using the technologies used currently in call centers and the text in these databases could be converted into voice, by developing text to voice technologies in the various Indian languages. The person seeking information can be informed when the answer is available and better answers sought based on his/her feedback. The emerging 3G and 4G mobile phone technologies can indeed facilitate such developments. An alternative technology could be to integrate the mobile phone with the television screen, so that visual information can be viewed easily. Similarly, there is a possibility for developing interactive radio, on the lines of interactive TV.
Friday, June 20th, 2008
The scarcity of IT professionals in our homeland, Pakistan is an issue of much discussion these days. The reasons attributed to this are, primarily the “brain drain” whereby IT professionals have left the country for greener pastures and that Pakistan has not produced enough IT professionals to provide for the current requirements in various segments of industry and commercial and government organizations.
Let us now examine the IT Professionals that exist in Pakistan today. There are basically four following types.
Degree Holders: These are the professionals who have earned a graduate, post-graduate degree or doctorate in an IT or IT-related discipline or field either locally or from abroad. Local colleges and universities have only started offering IT degree courses in the past decade or two. Further, many of these institutions not only lack a curriculum that is up-to-date with current technology, but also the modern equipment and infrastructure that lends itself to turning out professionals who can compete with foreign qualified graduates, who therefore have a clear advantage in comparison.
Experience Based: Under this category are those professionals, who have no formal IT-related degree or certification, but have been working in the IT or related fields for a considerable period of time so as to justify their qualifications as IT professionals. However unless such professionals are exposed to standards, by virtue of their being implemented in the organization with which they are associated with or work for, or adopt them through self-learning, the quality of work produced by such professionals, in many cases, tend to leave much room for improvement. The question therefore often arises as to whether such professionals have the ability to apply IT standards, and to deliver quality output.
Certified Professionals: Many international professional organizations and bodies, recognizing the need for people with considerable experience to gain recognition, now offer professional certification based on a number of criteria, including the passing of a stringent exam. Apart from requiring candidates to acquire or prove that they have the requisite expertise and proficiency via the exam, these bodies also specify a minimum experience level, adherence to a set of standards as well as code of ethics, and also maintain currency of knowledge via continuing education programs.
Technically Certified: Technical certifications are differentiated from the above as they are more product or vendor specific, and follow a specified or limited course outline. Also there are specified requirement for any minimum experience level, adherence to code of ethics, and continuing education programmers. Examples are certifications offered by Microsoft, Oracle, Novell, Cisco, etc.
In addition to these four categories, there are also many people who have obtained diplomas and certificates from the several hundreds of proliferating institutes here and abroad, many of them unrecognized. These people also lack sufficient experience in the field and it is therefore debatable whether these persons can be called IT professionals.
In many advanced countries, apart from government bodies, professional associations and societies — for instance, the Computer Society — take on the role to establish standards that are accepted worldwide as benchmarks to determine professional accreditation.
It is unfortunate that in Pakistan no association or society has fulfilled this role. While selecting and dealing with IT professionals, organizations need to keep in mind not only the various categories as defined above, but also determine the standards adhered to by these professionals. However more importantly, organizations need to ensure that relevant IT standards are implemented within.
In the papers we are very strong IT professionals but we are just producing degree holders. Only few universities of Pakistan meet international standards. A survey shows that out of 100 thousand IT professionals trained in Pakistan only 600 to 700 are real Professionals. It means we are not producing a single person as professional in Pakistan main reason is that we lack the sly bus. In the end I can say that the IT word seems too good for hearing but in actual it’s a dream come true.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
Once you have aced the interview and been offered the job of your dreams, complete the package by making sure that you get paid what you are worth.
Being aware of these 11 common salary negotiation traditions can keep you from selling yourself short at the bargaining table.
Tradition #1 – No Application Will Be Reviewed Without Salary Requirements.
Ads sometimes print this to begin the initial screening process. By saying too low or too high of a figure, you eliminate yourself from the running. If you are a qualified applicant, employers will not toss your resume aside simply because it lacks salary parameters.
Tradition #1 – In The Hiring World, No Exceptions Are Made.
Bottom line, employers can always make exceptions (to salary guidelines/restrictions) if they feel like you are the best candidate and you will not take the proposed offer.
Tradition #3 – Employers Dislike Negotiating Salaries.
Most interviewers will like you more and feel more justified in hiring someone who fights for what he feels deserving of. There is no harm to try and justify to an employer why you deserve more.
Tradition #4 – Past Low Salaries = Future Low Salaries.
Even if your salary history is less than stellar, you can show the employer how you’ve developed your skills and talents which now makes you a more valuable team member.
Tradition #5 – Always Negotiate For The Highest Salary.
Cash is not always the most important thing. What about benefits, bonuses and quality of life? Does the job offer you the opportunity to do what you want to do and still have a life after hours?
Tradition #6 – A Salary Is A Fixed Figure: You Can’t Change It.
All salaries are negotiable. Even if you can’t increase your paycheck, you may be able to land more benefits or bonuses to sweeten your entire compensation package.
Tradition #7 – A Beginning Salary Is Just That – A Beginning.
Wrong! Most raises are based on a percentage of your current earnings. So those who accept a lower salary without negotiating may be kicking themselves for years to come.
Tradition #8 – Not Asking For More $$$ Improves Your Chances.
This strategy can sometimes backfire and make you look less valuable to the company, decrease your self-confidence and actually decrease your chances of landing the job.
Tradition #9 – You Should Take The 1st Offer And Be Grateful.
In reality, you should always negotiate the initial offer because it is just a starting point to wind up at the highest end of the salary range. Most employers plan for negotiation and start the offer at a lower salary to begin with.
Tradition #10 – Agree To The Final Offer A.S.A.P.
Some job seekers may think that someone else could take their place if they don’t jump on the offer. Not true. Getting the offer in writing welcomes you to join the firm until you say any differently. Take at least 24 hours to think any offer over.
Tradition #11 – If I Don’t Take The 1st Offer, Someone Else Will.
Applicants may be scared into taking the first offer because they think another applicant will gladly snatch up the offer even if it isn’t that great. If the employer wants you enough, they will pay you enough, in one form or another.
Knowledge is power and knowing that you have room to negotiate will help you to ask for and get the salary you deserve. Remember that the first offer from an employer is usually not the last and final offer – there is always room for negotiation.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
Career opportunities in Construction Industry are predicted to be excellent for years to come, especially for professionals with training, architects, quantity surveyors , civil engineers and experience in construction due in part to the numerous arising each year as experienced construction workers retire from the industry. Many potential workers are expected to prefer less strenuous work that provides more comfortable working conditions.
Houses, apartments, roads, facilities, power plants, bridges and utilities are only few of the products of the construction industry. Construction activities include work on new structures as well as additions, repairs to existing ones and alteration.
The Job Market of Construction Industry enjoying double digit growth and experts predict that this will last throughout the entirely year. The average rate of growth in Job Market of Construction Industry has been around 13% per annum over the last five years. There is a dramatically growth of the Job Market of Construction Industry. Here are few reasons:
- As the population grows, so the demand for residential and commercial property increases day by day
- The Investors have a transparent system to work in construction Industry.
- An increment of Construction Jobs especially up spurt of Construction Jobs in Dubai in general is that the construction work gets completed quite early here. The reason is that construction companies hire more laborers than what the western companies hire.
- As consumer turn towards more sophisticated means of construction, including “green building” the growth of industry will continue and obviously the Job Market of Construction Industry will grow.
- With the popular revitalization movement of urban areas, there consistently are new projects that create higher demand for construction management professionals.
- Tourism is also being promoted on a large scale with the construction that includes the making of huge shopping malls, park resorts and other major tourist attractions.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
The thought of changing careers will cross everyone’s mind at some point in time. Yet, not many think that they, confidently, can take that step. While there are many reasons that can be attributed to this noticeable phenomenon, we, for the moment, will confine ourselves to the major reason – lack of confidence.
Lack Of Confidence – A Major Drawback To Successful Career Change
It is not unusual to desire a change in career. However, proper & detailed planning and preparation is essential for a successful change in career. Many times, procrastinating over the matter not just develops the redundancy factor but also creates a sort of fear and hindrance.
Guideliness For A Successful Career Change
Here are the ten useful guideliness to changing your career successfully:
1. Evaluate your current job satisfaction. Keep a journal of your daily reactions to your job situation and look for recurring themes. Which aspects of your current job do you like/dislike? Are your dissatisfactions related to the content of your work your company culture or the people with whom you work?
2. Assess your interests, values and skills through self help resources like the exercises in What Color is Your Parachute. Review past successful roles, volunteer work, projects and jobs to identify preferred activities and skills.
3. Brainstorm ideas for career alternatives by discussing your core values/skills with friends, family, networking contacts and counselors. Visit career libraries and use online resources like those found in the Career Advice section of the Job Search website.
4. Conduct a preliminary comparative evaluation of several fields to identify a few targets for in depth research.
5. Read as much as you can about those fields and reach out to personal contacts in those arenas for informational interviews.
6. Shadow professionals in fields of primary interest to observe work first hand. Spend anywhere from a few hours to a few days job shadowing people who have jobs that interest you. Your college Career Office is a good place to find alumni volunteers who are willing to host job shadowers.
7. Identify volunteer and freelance activities related to your target field to test your interest e.g. if you are thinking of publishing as a career, try editing the PTA newsletter. If you’re interested in working with animals, volunteer at your local shelter.
8. Investigate educational opportunities that would bridge your background to your new field. Consider taking an evening course at a local college. Spend some time at one day or weekend seminars. Contact professional groups in your target field for suggestions.
9. Look for ways to develop new skills in your current job which would pave the way for a change e.g. offer to write a grant proposal if grant writing is valued in your new field. If your company offers in-house training, sign up for as many classes as you can.
10. Consider alternative roles within your current industry which would utilize the industry knowledge you already have e.g. If you are a store manger for a large retail chain and have grown tired of the evening and weekend hours consider a move to corporate recruiting within the retail industry. Or if you are a programmer who doesn’t want to program, consider technical sales or project management.