Archive for the ‘Career in Pakistan’ Category
Friday, June 8th, 2012
People belonging to teaching jobs think that they have only this job and never even try to look for new horizons. Following are some of the jobs which even teachers can pursue and can be good at;
1. An instructional coordinator: Such people are often called curriculum experts who are busy working on the strategic side of education. They have the job of assessing teaching techniques and improvising new methods for better output.
2. Corporate Trainer: As the teachers are good in teaching, many companies usually tend to hire teachers as corporate trainers in order to train their staff. They can help in keeping the staff up to date with the new approaches and developments.
3. Private Tutors: Teachers who are good at dealing can also start their own business by becoming a private tutor. They will then work directly with the student on one to one basis. There are some academies who also hire private tutors if you are not willing to work alone or don’t have contacts. They charge on per student basis.
4. Administrator: An administrator does not work directly with the student but on the other hand has to manage and control the staff. Teachers with good managerial skills can easily apply for this job and will be good at this.
5. Test Developer: Test developers are only required to devise tests for a specific class. They make questions and improvise ways to review the accuracy of the tests.
6. Program director: Those who are working in the public sector such as museums, zoo or national parks develop educational plans as a medium of learning for the schools who bring their students to visit such places.
7. Author: Authors especially who write text books do a lot of research on the particular subject and then after verifying the information compile it in a form of a book. They can do it as a full time job or on a contract basis depending upon their preference.
Friday, January 27th, 2012
Avoid choosing an opportunity or going for a job that does not suit your skill set. Your need is important but when you will have to leave, sooner or later, the time you have spent to search and doing this job will be wasted. Never forget that time is money!
Most importantly, people who already are working and switching their jobs should make decisions wisely. You need to have good reasons to leave your current job. Leaving a job for personal issues with the higher management or for some more money is not a logical reason. Talk and consult with your friends and colleagues who can suggest you better.
Following are the two important factors to consider before accepting a job offer.
Match your knowledge and skills
Choosing a job with little money and with no career advancement is a big loss. Make a move only when you have a better position, and if the company is reputed in the job industry. You might have spent many years for earning experience in your field, but starting as a fresh will be idiocy.
Even if you don’t like the environment of your workplace you can handle the situation and people working there. What will you do if the new company and new colleagues will be even worse than these? You never know because no company or employer would be perfect. So, be sure and positively think about your options!
Balance your work and life style
The next thing is to look for a better life style. Working extra, over time or spending long time than you spend at your existing workplace, is another important factor that needs to be considered. If you think that working more than normal business hours is good, then you are mistaken. You are spoiling your life style this way. You should be able to balance your professional and personal life.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
A career counselor provides guidance for what job you can do with your present skills, experience and educational background. He also guides you for what career paths you should choose to secure a bright future for yourself. A career counselor also helps you in your job development, job assessment and work planning. Career counselor helps individuals to put their abilities in a job with good skills and help them to move forward in their career.
Fields related to Career Counseling
Working environment varies at every workplace. The time you spend at your job differs according to your changed responsibilities and managing with new people.
Responsibilities of a Career Counselor
A career counselor has many duties and responsibilities that he has to carry out on daily basis. His duties and responsibilities are divided according to the different positions.
Career counseling is helpful for the people who are looking for new jobs or are successful in their job but they are confused in how to move forward in their career? Career-counselors help these people to manage difficult process for job search in a more efficient and effective way or do a career change.
The career counselor counsels students or job seekers to move further in their career.
He is responsible to guide and help the job seekers in making decision about their career.
The career counselor finds out what is the interest of student and what steps should he take to further improve his CV.
He is responsible to formulate a good plan or job opportunities for the job seekers.
A career counselor should be able enough to answer the different questions of the students or job seekers to satisfy them for chosen field or offered job.
The career counselor usually keeps in touch with teachers of different institutes to find out the suitable student for a position.
A career counselor is also responsible to provide educational group sessions where students can learn about different career choices.
A career counselor should have good contacts with individuals like business owners, college administrators and managers. This will help the counselor to give the best possible opportunities to job seekers.
Significance of career counseling in Pakistan
In the job market of Pakistan, we see many of the candidates who have skills and qualification but fail to get a job. We also see many job opportunities that are available in different fields but are unfilled. This is actually because our youngsters lack information and don’t get proper career counseling. The lack of counseling leads them to suffer in their career goals.
Career counseling supports and helps the individuals to realize the actual responsibilities and have a realistic approach to the job market. It also adds motivation to the individuals by learning the best possibilities for them. Career counseling encourages every individual to have a career in their related field. Youngsters must also talk with their teachers and other professionals to have career advice.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
In an interview, thinking about the body language doesn’t just speak about the person that is being interviewed. So at the same time as you are in thoughts about your signs or your own body language you may be giving, pay some attention to the same actions of your interviewer as well.
When judging the body language of other people you would be want to label every sign with a meaning, but going to such a detail will not be wise. To conclude a balanced opinion of their meanings and gestures put their gestures together when you try to read the body language of your interviewers.
You can compute information in some time, by taking a careful view of your interviewer’s gestures. Because of the interview stress, you may tempt to view the interviewer’s body language in a negative way. Try to avoid this negative situation as this situation can guide you to interpret the signals in a wrong way. If your interviewer looks away, never suppose that they are not listening or are bored. They may be trying to concentrate.
There are some body language signs that are for to look out in an interview, that can guide you towards the thinking of the interviewer. Looking out and putting them together will create an overall picture of the interviewer’s thinking.
- Leaning forward
- Mirroring your body language
- Nodding at the suitable times when you are talking
- Genuine smile that has a contact with their eyes
- Writing notes after your finishing speaking
- There are also gestures that display a lack of association through your interview or signs that demonstrate that your interviewer has no interest in you. A few signs are listed below.
- Doing something else while you talking
- Not taking attention in your talking
- Writing notes at the time of your talking
- Unsuitable responses
- Suppressed yawning
- Taking phone calls!
- Repeatedly looking at their watch
- Starting to organize their official procedure
- Folding their arms and sitting back on their chair
- Gazing into the coldness
This list is not thorough in any sense, but any of these signs can be much disturbing when you are being interviewed and can postpone your pace. If you feel any of these signs by the interviewer, the important thing is to stay calm. Do not freak out. If you feel that this change is because any of your spoken words then don’t focus on it. If you feel this change is for the reason of any of your opinion, don’t try to change it at that time and taking back what you have said. This will only make you look insincere and the situation insincere. Try to have a calm and defensive approach, if you examine any of the signals and signs. Taking an examination of the signs in the interview you will have a good idea of your interviewer’s opinion and will be able to deal in best with them.
Monday, August 29th, 2011
Showing up Late
Arriving late in your interview shows you are not serious about your interview. And obviously you are never liked or credited by the employer for being late. Always be on time for an interview, whenever you are scheduled for an interview. There are many other applicants who will be there for the interview and you are not so special that the interviewer will waste his/her time in waiting for you.
Unpreparedness for interview
It is not enough to know the company’s name and appear in the interview. It is best to read about the company’s profile, target market, their competition and the required qualification before appearing in the interview.
Keep your cell phone on or on silent while appearing in an interview. You are in an interview and your cell phone rang out loud suddenly, that result in a big demerit on your part. Just keep in mind that whatever you show during your interview will be a reflection of your personality.
Lack of Copies
Always take extra copies of your stuff with you, like pictures, resumes and other certificates. You never know when the interview staff will ask for several copies.
The applicant’s who appear to be distracted or desperate will fail to gain the interest of the employer. If you actually suit for the qualification of the company, you must not need to be desperate. Always be in control and be calm in everything. Avoid showing unnecessary actions or being too panicky during your interview.
Your first impression always lasts. An applicant should dress in formal or semi formal suit. You don’t need to look gaudy and flashy, just be neat and clean. Loud prints, smelly perfumes and in chunks jewels are not needed, during interviews, these will only include up to your demerits.
You must be confident during your interview. Be responsive to your gestures and words. Also be aware of your talk to the representative. Your confidence must be supported with knowledge and skills. Being arrogant or boasting yourself is quite unprofessional.
Rambling on and on
Your talking should be precise about the answers. Over talking only represents that you cannot manage your thoughts in order. To avoid this situation, do your preparation for interview. Review all possible questions and practice your interview with your friends.
It is best to avoid giving personal answers. You must maintain your professional image. Answer all the questions professionally and logically, except the question needs you to talk about your personal matters. Keep in mind that employers have no interest in your personal problems but they expect the possible solutions for the company’s problem from you.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
Here we are talking about the interview honesty. Like how much honesty you should have in your interview? Obviously you should be hundred percent honest. But honesty does not mean that you show all your cards or do not utilize the power of your presentation. Honesty also does not mean opening your secrets apparent or otherwise.
There would be hardly be a person without some negative career cases, whether it’s being fired up from a previous job, being slightly under-qualified, a poor reference or another case. Whatever the career baggage is for many of the candidates, honestly is an extreme step. Either the candidate opens each and everything too early that is unnecessary or hides all the things because he’s defensive and he doesn’t want to be honest about. In both the scenarios, it only causes trouble.
An interview isn’t a process where you say everything and scream “Give me the job!” When you confess something to your interviewer, or on the other hand, hide something, that’s what the message you’re conveying and that is what you’re thinking. As a result, the interview gets difficult as it otherwise might.
If you have some problem in your employment history in the past, never reveal it out. You will never be admired, recognized or appreciated for that. But as a matter of fact you will get dropped from consideration. Rather assess the circumstances that caused the problem and assess and ask question to make sure that either that condition is present in the job you are interviewing for or not. If it is then elegantly refuse for further process.
Being fired, returning to the job market after self employment and being unemployed for several months are just three instances that take candidates unreasonably on the suspicion.
Find the positive. After being fired what did you learn from? What positive characteristics do you posses and what are the reasons for your termination? And incidentally, are you sure that you was terminated because of your fault? If it is so assess your weak points and if it is not don’t say that out-and-out! Your wording in your presentation can convey a similar meaning.
Remember that the nastiest thing you can do is to appear in the job interview with focused on your negative points. You should be proud of your skills, experience and character. Also show them off and use them in the interview. Focus on your positive points; you might just slip through with negligible stress placed on the negatives, without being deceptive.
Monday, April 25th, 2011
With all the online job search tools available today the dream of finding a job with one click can become a reality. New opportunities are just a click away on the internet. The only problem is that the competition can be difficult with so many internet users taking advantage of the Internet to present themselves to potential employers. If you want success in your online job hunt, you need to use the right strategies in your job search.
Most of the companies use technology to help analyze CVs and store data in databases searchable by keywords for future use. So how does a computer decide which resumes to pickup and which not to? Simply “keywords”. These software systems are designed for searching resumes that contain specific keywords chosen by the recruiter.
What are the appropriate keywords for the job you’re looking for? You’ll need to spend time researching jobs and ads for jobs that are closely associated with or near a perfect fit for your experience. Read as many job descriptions and job postings as you possibly can find and begin to write words that you see again and again. Then incorporate these words in your cover letter (S) and CV (S).
For instance, a recruiter is looking to hire someone for software development. He needs employees to use the company computer system to monitor and perform quality assurance testing as well. So He will probably select the following words in the search for candidates: “quality assurance” and “software development”.
The insertion of these keywords is important, but be careful not to overdo it. Today’s scanning technology is advanced and programmed to identify resume/ CV seem to overlap with the use of an advertising company. It is better to incorporate a few keywords that recount to your experience.
After initial review by the computer, recruiters take over and begin again the examination for qualified candidates. Primarily, they will seek relevant experience and qualifications. Therefore it is important to highlight your achievements in front.
One should mention all the qualities one has very clearly and should not feel that it is some kind of boasting. Begin your letter with a clear statement describing your skills and abilities and try to give a different tone in your communications to stand out from other candidates.
We know that this technique works because it is being used successfully to land a number of jobs to employees. Giving your key selling points at the outset maximize the chances of your resume/CV to be placed for interview call file instead of the circular file.
Appearance and professionalism of your communication is essential. Pretty often, recruiters and hiring managers report the presence of grammar and typos in the curriculum resume/CV and cover letters they receive. Before responding to a single online job posting over, take time to amend your resume/CV, read it for 5 to 6 times minimum. It is also a good idea to ask someone to review it for you as well.
Once you are certain that your resume/CV and cover letter have the right keywords that aggressively advertise your qualifications and skills, start pushing the buttons and let the possible opportunities come to you.
Monday, November 29th, 2010
The scope of the market and inclination of employers towards job giving refer to the current Market Trends in a state.
Changing Market Trends:
Market Trends continuously vary according to the conditions and circumstances of the market. Such change in market trends occur when one educational field rules over the other. People tend to get educated and specialize in different fields. When the ratio of specialized people in one field excels more than the people belonging to other field, the former filed becomes the current trend of the market.
How does Market Trend affect the Jobseekers?
If the market trend tends to change the entire job area gets hugely affected. The people with the specialization in one field tend to face suffering because the field other than theirs has now become the basic trend of the market.
Why are Market Trends important?
Market trends are important due to a wide variety of reasons. People get educated according to the current trend of the market and the upcoming generations also move in the direction of previously specialized people. But as soon as the market trends get changed, the people tend to suffer form huge set of problems.
Consequences of Changing Market Trends:
Huge Variety of people gets affected from the changing market trends. Areas that get affected due to market trends are:
Job seekers suffer form great problems when market trend changes all of a sudden.
Stock Exchange Market
As soon as the market trend changes, the shares of the market also tend to face huge problems. Market area gets greatly disturbed. Business class as well as investor class gets affected by changing market trends.
Usually students choose their practical fields according to the scope of the market. However if the scope of the market gets changed, students have to face huge problems in selecting their practical fields of study.
Changing market trends have great affects upon the society. Both the positive as well as negative market trends have equal tendency to affect the market as well as the people associated to the market.
Monday, June 7th, 2010
There are some careers that are long-lasting and once you get established in them, you don’t have to worry about choosing any other profession to make both ends meet. These careers offer you a stable path once you get to know the tricks of the business.
A writer has to struggle initially to get published and earn name and fame but once he becomes successful, the career is for lifetime. A writer can start by just freelancing for newspapers, magazines and websites. Then after getting this experience, he can make further contacts so that when he starts writing a book, he may find some sponsors to get the book in print. Later on, a writer can also enter the showbiz world and write the scripts of movies and TV serials and may also become the dialogues writer. Many companies also hire professional writers for different purposes such as to write research papers, for bringing our company’s magazines, etc. And there is no age limit rather an older and more experienced writer is more demanded and paid better thus making ‘writing’ a long lasting profession.
The more experience a lawyer has, the better player he is in his field. Therefore, either you take cases independently or work for a company; your older age and years of experience are a plus point for you thus making career in law a lifelong one.
An actor may have a brief career but the one who makes an actor a ‘superstar’ has a lifelong career. In the film industry, we see filmmakers who are as young as 24 years and older as above 80 years of age. The more experienced a filmmaker is, the more would be his knowledge of the business. Although filmmaking is a risky profession and you can lose money if the film doesn’t do business at the box office but its plus point is that it doesn’t get you retired and there is no upper age limit for making films.
Career in cooking
As soon as you complete your training as a cook, you have many options to choose from. Working in hotels, event management companies, as personal chefs and the list is quite long — and the plus point of being a professional in the field of food is that there is no upper age limit. If not working in any company at an old age, a professional cook can become a cooking teacher too at some culinary school and may also start cooking classes at home.
Monday, June 7th, 2010
There are some careers that don’t last longer and have a very limited duration. These fields are lucrative, but if you are in one of them, you must keep in mind that this career is not for lifetime and you have to think of an alternative before you start looking older enough for your field.
If you are competent enough, only then you can grab roles according to your age for life in the film industry but this is of course very rare and as soon as you start looking older and physically unfit, films tend to slip from your hands, your market value goes down and producers start showing reluctance in casting you in their films. An acting career is normally started from the age of 18 to 21 years and as soon as you cross 40, your image starts to change thus compelling you to think of an alternate profession.
A career in modelling is even much shorter than acting career. A model’s career may exceed till 24 or maximum till 26 years and then it ends. Therefore, before you enter the glamorous field of modelling, do keep in mind that it is going to last soon and you must think of some other field where you can immediately jump when your modelling world turns its back on you.
A sportsman too has a very short career and ends before the age of 40. A sportsman can earn however, a lot of money, name and fame even during a period of just 18 or 20 years but he has to say goodbye to the sports field as soon as his body starts feeling difficulty in tolerating the hardships of the playground. A sportsman, after getting retirement, can opt to become a coach, can open his own institute to train young blood and there are many other options which a retired sportsman can choose!
A dancer is required to be physically fit, strong and flexible. Therefore, normally the training starts at a very young age like 17 years and usually professional dancers stop performing on the stage in their late 30s. However, they can opt to become a choreographer or dance teachers.
A career in military requires brutal physical training but then gives you perks and an option to get retired early say after 20 years that means if you had joined the army at the age of 21, you can take retirement at 40. Retired military officers can then serve in government offices.