Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How to Find a Job in UAE by Sohaib Hasan

Referred Link - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-find-job-uae-sohaib-hasan?trk=pulse-det-nav_art

How to Find a Job in UAE

... and here is a click. Life is unpredictable, it's too short but full of opportunities. You have to live with-in yourself. A day which has passed, you'd never see it again, NEVER!. 
Find out what you enjoy working, find out what you love doing, find out what you are happy at. Live life with a purpose and with your true potential. Stop pretending to be happy, satisfied and fine - when you are not. 
Go >> Get up >>> Live your dreams with what you love. 
Sohaib Hasan©
Finally, I am able to snatch sometime out to pen down and publish the ever wanted article regarding “how to secure an employment in UAE”. I have been asked close to a thousand professionals, graduates on an employment run and employees who recently have been head-off from their current jobs. All with the same question and interest to work in UAE.
To be honest with you all, let me say a fat YES that UAE does provide the job opportunity to the deserve ones. The growing businesses, the widening aspects of industrial sectors and foreign/new projects have made it all a hand full of sweets to offer. As a matter of fact, it should be the right time to get down to UAE and undergo a pursuit of job quest.
Although, it is very hard to nail and trim the multifaceted aspects to a success strategy for an employment, still I shall be happy to share few positive rules of thumb to be considered as a significant way out.

1. Be in UAE

if you are in UAE you will get the job
Be in UAE if you want a job - A myth that I personally never believed in until I ended up here working. Imagine a post go viral on LinkedIn (and other social networks) within days time, and there are queues of exasperated individuals reaching out for a job, do you believe to get employed being in your home country? The answer is very clear NO. 
What I have observed and analyzed is that employers do prefer the individuals who are already present in UAE. They are less motivated, interested and optimistic to make Skype calls for an interviews, telephone calls and/or emails. No! they simply do not happen in such wind ups. 
This is the one of the pivotal reason that employers get ready-hand candidates available in UAE, rather they go for scheduling interviews, doing an offshore assessment and make an unconditional decision which still have to serve some purpose thereafter. Being here allows the employer to see you in person, discuss and talk more on your skill sets and what benefits you could possibly bring to the company.
UAE is not for everyone! Please do not run after UAE as everybody is doing. Your career is important and so your decision is. You better need to understand the environmental, cultural and social aspects of UAE and how this can facilitate you or Never it will. Decide wisely, a trip to here can give you more considerable and thoughtful insights to prepare your move.
Back to the point, Yes being in UAE, sure enough, will enhance your employability.

2. Preparation to Dress & Brush

Now that you have thought to come to UAE, I would suggest a minimum of two months gap prior to your arrival - start registering and profiling yourself to the well-known and well-trusted domains of employment agencies. A few of them I can write here for you:
  • Bayt
  • Work circle
  • Edge Executive
  • Gulf Talent
  • Nadia Gulf
  • Naukri Gulf
  • BAC Middle East
  • Hays
  • Kershaw Leonard
  • Charter house
  • Michael Page
  • Jobs scan
  • LinkedIn
  • Indeed ae
Go through each of them, read their About Us page and try collecting the information. You will find that few of them and many others agencies are very focused for certain industries. Like Charterhouse give you a bowl full of jobs in hospitality. 
Your profile on each (which ever channel you choose) should be recent and updated with latest information, titles and grades. Do not be lazy to upload a professional picture of your good-self. Invest sometime in showcasing the information and registering to benefit you afterwards. Do not lie on these platform with a false hope that someone will get back to you!
Many these website will allow you to track your profile views, and applications seen by employers. In two months time you can self identify and make a rough imagination how successful your profile is off-shore and how handy it could become once you are in UAE. Just keep on applying two months earlier to your arrival, to evaluate your position and hits on your profile. In case, an employer wishes to get connected to you; proceed very professionally and show patience. No, you should not display and would not want to throw off your eagerness and frustration to leave your home country for UAE. Play safe, and it's all yours!

3. Effective Resume / Cover Letter

Your resume shall be the first document to interact with employer on your behalf. It is permitting the 1st impression to make and you hold and control this all. Come on, be honest with yourself. It is your property and you would not like to copy others and would never wish others to decide your moves. Making an effective resume is really tricky, and usually this is the breaking point where someone gets the lead and you are left behind in lurch expecting an interview call.
Google Europass resume template. It is a free downloadable document and very nicely & professionally designed resume format. At the europass website you will be able to get tremendous amount of information for do's and don'ts of resume making. Understand and read them very carefully and bring them to practice. Display a professional email ID in resume contact section. Email IDs like;
  • pinky202
  • armyman777
  • guitarist4u
  • khan-d-gr8
  • princess.sumbal 
  • and more . . .
Just be professional as much as you can to impress your employer.
I know it is a big pain to write a cover letter, but trust me this cover letter can do wonders. The cover letter is actually a communication from your side to the employer when employer has asked (i) How did you hear about us (ii) How significant your experience is to contribute to this job (iii) How well qualified and knowledgeable you are to perform at the job (iv) Are you willing to relocate and what are your salary expectations (v) When earliest / latest can you commence at the job. 
This little piece of information should constitute your cover letter. It is just a one time effort to put you at very ease in future. Please remember that you should not use the same cover letter for every job. Be able to customize it according to the needs and requirements of the respective jobs. You should make the employer feel and believe that you are the only best candidate for this job.
Read your cover letter and review your CV, and ask yourself "Am I going to hire this candidate?".

4. Tie up with Friends

Please do not feel shy and hesitate to hook up with your friends, even to those you met for a shorter period of time and to those you do not have had good terms. Friends usually support each other. Two weeks prior to your departure, start communicating to them and tell them about your plans. Seek their guidance and opinions for your success. Request them to let you know if there happens to be a possible opening in your desired profession. Friends can also be handy to forward your candidature in their organization and can refer you to in their personalized network. This way, where you were connected to only one, now you are connected to many in numbers. 

5. Give Walk-in Interviews

Once you are here you will notice FB groups, LinkedIn posts and social portals are filled with walk-in interviews. Walk-in interviews are quick and fast for recruiting. Do not feel shy holding your resume, standing at traffic signal and walking down the lane to appear for an interview. Time will come and it will reverse. 
No matter what, but you should display a complete professional attire and seriousness towards the job. Have the guts and gets the glory, be fully prepared and do not leave a single hole for employers to point out any mistake or to chew negative remarks.
Always remember that,
you have what it takes you to be successful, it is only that we never try and wish to have it without any effort

6. Best Time to Arrive

I will not write more on this but few suggestions only;
  • Do not plan May - August (Or Mid September) due to warm weather and this will drain your energy and motivation
  • Do not plan your trip in Ramadan, and also check the calendar how many public holidays are coming in your month of traveling. Because you would not like to waste your days here
  • Do not also plan your trip at the year end as mostly companies are closing their accounts and super busy in it
  • January mid to April and Sept mid to December start can potentially be the highest in hiring (Good Luck)

7. PLEASE REVIEW MY PROFILE - LINKEDIN

Come on, stop copying and pasting the text to HR professionals at LinkedIn saying these sentences;
  • if you have any vacancy matching my profile please let me know
  • sir please review my profile as I have everything you required
  • Dear Sir/Madam, i am available for the position you have just posted
  • please view my profile and i am ready to relocate
  • do you have any opening in "......" field. if yes then consider me
  • please give me your email so i forward you my resume
  • and more . . . 
Trust me on this, we as an HR professionals do not have time to go through this craps. Sadly but truly we would appreciate a decent communication start, ending up in mutual skype interview or telephonic interview and take things professionally further for your job quest > success.

8. Join Meet Ups

If you are here, please do not cage yourself to a single room. Go out in your leisure time to socialize with friends (and friends of friends). On FB (and google can help) you can find many meet-up platforms where communities get together and share and learn from their experiences, of course enjoyment is inherited in such platforms. You never know, your potential boss could be the one you are just jogging with! Think.

9. Take More Pain to APPLY

If you can take a little more pain, please search for jobs on LinkedIn in your relevant profession and apply directly at company's website. The process is dry, the process is repetitive and the process is tedious but the reward is ultimate. So do not get away with it. You would want to stand out in the crowd, then why not to take some efforts and present yourself in a more professional and serious and determined way.

10. Win it

Success comes with a great commitment. Always fight for your interest, dreams and goals because its only you who own them. Take it as a debt on your life which has to be paid off. People would lower your morale to continue, society would place nails to puncture your motivation and your inner-self would keep suggesting to linger-on. Never get dismayed and knocked down in pursuit of your life goals. Remain committed and focused. You are born to win.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People by Dr. Travis Bradberry

Referred Link - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/critical-habits-profoundly-influential-people-dr-travis-bradberry?trk=pulse-det-nav_art

9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People

Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they encounter. Yet, they achieve this only because they exert so much influence inside, on themselves.
We see only their outside.
We see them innovate, speak their mind, and propel themselves forward toward bigger and better things.
And, yet, we’re missing the best part.
The confidence and wherewithal that make their influence possible are earned. It’s a labor of love that influential people pursue behind the scenes, every single day.
And while what people are influenced by changes with the season, the unique habits of influential people remain constant. Their focused pursuit of excellence is driven by nine habits that you can emulate and absorb until your influence expands:
1. They think for themselves
Influential people aren’t buffeted by the latest trend or by public opinion. They form their opinions carefully, based on the facts. They’re more than willing to change their mind when the facts support it, but they aren’t influenced by what other people think, only by what they know.
2. They are graciously disruptive
Influential people are never satisfied with the status quo. They’re the ones who constantly ask, “What if?” and “Why not?” They’re not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and they don’t disrupt things for the sake of being disruptive; they do it to make things better.
3. They inspire conversation
When influential people speak, conversations spread like ripples in a pond. And those ripples are multidirectional; influencers inspire everyone around them to explore new ideas and think differently about their work.
4. They leverage their networks
Influential people know how to make lasting connections. Not only do they know a lot of people, they get to know their connections’ connections. More importantly, they add value to everyone in their network. They share advice and know how, and they make connections between people who should get to know each other.
5. They focus only on what really matters
Influential people aren’t distracted by trivialities. They’re able to cut through the static and clutter, focus on what matters, and point it out to everyone else. They speak only when they have something important to say, and they never bore people with idle banter.
6. They welcome disagreement
Influential people do not react emotionally and defensively to dissenting opinions—they welcome them. They’re humble enough to know that they don’t know everything and that someone else might see something they missed. And if that person is right, they embrace the idea wholeheartedly because they care more about the end result than being right.
7. They are proactive
Influential people don’t wait for things like new ideas and new technologies to find them; they seek those things out. These early adopters always want to anticipate what’s next. They’re influential because they see what’s coming, and they see what’s coming because they intentionally look for it. Then they spread the word.
8. They respond rather than react
If someone criticizes an influential person for making a mistake, or if someone else makes a critical mistake, influential people don’t react immediately and emotionally. They wait. They think. And then they deliver an appropriate response. Influential people know how important relationships are, and they won’t let an emotional overreaction harm theirs. They also know that emotions are contagious, and overreacting has a negative influence on everyone around them.
9. They believe
Influential people always expect the best. They believe in their own power to achieve their dreams, and they believe others share that same power. They believe that nothing is out of reach, and that belief inspires those around them to stretch for their own goals. They firmly believe that one person can change the world.
Bringing It All Together
To increase your influence, you need to freely share your skills and insights, and you must be passionate in your pursuit of a greater future.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

How to Get Your Team to Take Up Less of Your Time by Peri Shawn

Referred Link - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-get-your-team-take-up-less-time-peri-shawn?trk=pulse-det-nav_art

How to Get Your Team to Take Up Less of Your Time

I am often asked, “How do I get my team members to take greater responsibility?”  And usually this is followed by…“They’re driving me nuts and taking up too much of my time.” 
There’s two parts to this.  One is dealing with the major contributing factor to them not taking responsibility.  And two is how to get them to take greater responsibility. 
The major contributing factor to them not taking responsibility is… wait for it… you.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Usually the manager is the major contributing factor to team members not taking responsibility. 
Let me explain, and you’ll see if this is familiar.
A team member comes to you (for whatever reason: they’re in a rush, they’re dealing with a difficult client, they aren’t performing well) for an answer.  And being the great manager that you are, you supply the answer or give them the material they need.  Wooo, you saved the day! 
Or did you? 
It’s possible that instead, you rescued them and started them on the path to being dependent on you for the answers.  Harsh?  It might be, on a small scale, but not if you are looking at the bigger picture. 
In the bigger picture, you have just let your team member know they can get what they need from you rather than developing their own problem-solving skills.  By supplying them with the answer, you’ve taken away an opportunity for them to develop their thinking skills in a specific situation. 
This brings us to number two:  instead of supplying answers, ask questions to help them find a solution to the problem so they can take greater responsibility. 
I’ve discovered many team members actually know the answer and often come to you just to see if their solution makes sense. 
By asking questions about how they might solve the problem, you help them with their thinking skills, discover what they actually know and get them taking greater responsibility for their actions. This way, they perform better even when you’re not around.  And as a by-product, their self-confidence increases. 
What kind of questions might you ask?  Questions like:
  1.  “If I wasn't around, how would you handle the situation?”
  2. “How would you want someone to handle it if you were the client?”
  3. “Where were you thinking of looking for the answer?”
  4. “If you had to choose right now what to do, how would you respond?”
  5. “What do you think is missing from your idea?”
  6. “Where might you find that missing information?”
  7. “On a scale of one to ten, how certain are you that you have the correct policy information?”
  8. ”How can you double check on that in the resources available to you?”
When you are trying to help your team take greater responsibility, first look at what you might be doing to enable them. Then, look at what you can ask them to help them feel more confident in their ability to find answers themselves.  They’ll start performing even better and you’ll find you have more time on your hands in the long run.

How to retain top talent by Katie Nunez

Referred Link - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-retain-top-talent-katie-nunez?trk=pulse-det-nav_art

How to retain top talent

Are your employees satisfied? Do they feel fulfilled, utilized and appreciated? Are they planning to stick around or will they jump at the first competitive offer that comes along?
According to Jobvite, 51% of employed workers are either actively seeking [a new job] or open to one. That means there's a good chance your employees might not be as satisfied and loyal as you think.
Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness. 
- Kathryn Minshew
Research suggest that workers are willing to wander, even when employed, but that doesn't mean you should give up hope just yet. Follow three easy steps to learn how to retain top talent or go down trying.

1. Reward success (even the little stuff)

Everyone wants to feel like what they're doing is actually making a difference. Reward employee contribution. Rewards don't have to be financial; in fact, a recent study indicates recognition has greater potential for employee satisfaction then simple (financial) reward. Sometimes an attaboy (exclamation a piece of encouragement or congratulations) goes a long way toward making employees feel appreciated and valuable.

2. Encourage professional development

Provide employees with access to the tools they need to be successful. Then go a step farther and provide them with learning opportunities to make them more successful in their current (and future) roles. Maybe you'll offer tuition reimbursement or continuing education credits. Perhaps you'll sponsor a certificate program or an online certification. Invest in your employees early and frequently to make them feel valuable. In turn they're more likely to promote up within the organization rather than out to another.

3. Make everyone feel like an asset

Companies are only as successful as the products and services they offer. But those products and services are only as good as the employees behind the scenes working diligently to create and maintain them. Find ways to engage your top talent and make them feel secure and satisfied. Maybe you'll request feedback or create an idea box for employee suggestions. Whatever the approach, you'll find yourself with a loyal group of evangelists ready to go the extra mile to ensure the business is a success.
Recruiting top talent is a lot like courting and it shouldn't stop when the employee signs the contract and agrees to come aboard. Much like courting, retaining top talent starts out by trying to impress someone but as time goes on, the glitz and glamour starts to fade and people become complacent. It's in this comfortable phase that people look around and start to gauge the competition. If you're truly investing in your employees, it is at that moment that they'll remain loyal. Employers should always work hard to ensure top talent stays happy because happy teams achieve the most success.

Monday, July 13, 2015

10 Unusual Ways to Be Exceptionally Productive by Aleksandr Noudelman

Referred Link - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/8-smart-time-management-tips-managers-aleksandr-noudelman?trk=pulse-det-nav_art

8 Smart Time Management Tips For Managers

What makes a productive manager successful at Time Management? I went ahead and asked 300 managers in the Information Technology, Marketing, Pharmaceutical, Education and Property Management sectors and here are 8 common time management traits (or tips) that they shared with me. I now proudly share them with my readers here at Carmel Vision, the leading provider of affordable CRM Software Solutions.
Before you scroll down and browse through the tips, I encourage you to closely examine the image below and see how you fit in the picture. Once done, continue reading!

1. They Listen

Failure to listen to others’ opinions, new ideas or sound advice benefits no one. Not only does it slow down your learning, but it allows others to ignore you and leave you in the dust.

2. They Finish On Time

The best way to measure how successful a person is with their time is to measure the percentage of the work they get done. Successful and productive people are always great finishers, on time too. They seldom forget their responsibilities and almost always make sure they meet their deadlines.

3. They Plan Ahead

Few things negatively affect productivity like lack of planning. Taking the time to plan and organize your day in advance negates the need to waste time and make adjustments on the whim.

4. They Do Not Let Technology Dictate Them

People who allow technology to control them as opposed to them controlling the technology are addicts. Technology should be an asset, not a distraction. If you know the telephone is a distraction, put it on silent and place it in the drawer. Suggestion: Customize your incoming calls so that only second time callers will go through; the rest will go to voice mail.

5. They Take Initiative

Biting off more than you can chew is one of the leading ways to over-complicate things in the most unproductive ways. Know your limit and play within it.

6. They Delegate Well

Leaders see delegation as proper alignment of resources such that the best talent is matched with the greatest opportunities or the biggest challenges.

7. They End Work At A Fixed Time

Successful people end their working day at a fixed time. Don’t let work fill up your entire evening and break other arrangements. You can also have two finishing times: one for an ideal day and another for the latest time that you won’t work past.

8. They Are Organized

Being organized helps you to be on top of everything both at home and at work. It’s your central tool to organize information, to-do lists, projects, and other miscellaneous items. 2 in 3 productive sales managers use a CRM Software tool to help them stay organized and on top.

What are your goals as manager of your department or business? If you feel like you need to work on some of the above-described traits, contact Carmel Vision. We have just the right solution for your business needs. It is our belief that change does not always have to necessitate breaking the bank