Ah! The day is over. And we could not see #Pakistan or #PakistanZindabad become twitter trend:( Yes, twitter freaks made lot of effort. I don’t think that grand daughter of poet Hasrat Mohani @RumaisaMohani slept in last 24 hours as she was continuously tweeting and re-tweeting (RT) #Pakistan. Farhan Masood, Dr. Awab Alvi, Amna […]
It might not be in the wildest imagination of Mark Zuckerberg that one day his invention would affect continents like epidemic. Facebook is a great tool for social networking and generating business leads and building personal brand. Some people however use it so excessively and uncontrollably that they can dubbed as suffering from […]
When in my training sessions I give my introduction that I started my sales career at the age of 10, normally participants get shocked that how a person coming from ghost schools of rural area can impact lives of people that I am doing. Then I inform my participants that I am committed to life […]
In my career spanning over almost 18 years, both as business executive as well as sales trainer, , I have met thousands of people working in the sales departments. One common denominator of all sales people who cannot meet let alone exceed their sales targets is the lack of pride in the profession of […]
It is a well-known fact that the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was the supremely successful man in the entire human history. But he was not just a hero, as Thomas Carlyle has called him. According to the Qur’an, he was the best example for all mankind. He has shown us the way of achieving supreme […]
Life is like a sprinting river and most people jump-frog on the river without ever deciding where they want to end up. They set off on journey without even a little spadework. In a short period of time, they find themselves caught up […]
Friends, this morning I got an email from Ammar Khan that touched my heart. I thought to share it with my friends at this blog and Ammar has given his consent. Here is the email:
This is extremely touching incident that happened to Mr. Gul Sher, a senior executive in House of Habib.
Germany is […]
In November 2008 (if I remember the month), Mumbai was high-jacked by terrorists. More than two hundred people were killed and Pak-India relations were tested once again. I was new to social media at that time. Just four days back I had joined LinkedIn, and I saw an Indian’s post at some group in which […]
In childhood, once I happened to watch Lucky Irani Circus. They’d come to our village on the eve of annual fair. I was very excited to see a giant elephant but I was surprised that the giant animal was just tied with a small chord that even a goat could break. It was very intriguing. […]
Being fresh graduate isn’t your weakness; it’s your strength. You’re moldable; you’re quick learner; you’re more adaptable; you can give more time to the company; you’re trendier. All you’ve to do is to project yourself in such a way that employer is interested in investing you.
Your alma mater’s own image and recognition plays a […]
“Information is a negotiator’s greatest weapon.”
Author of Going for It
As a shrewd job-seeker, you shouldn’t touch the salary subject till the moment you’re cock sure that you’re ‘need’ of the company. And let the company talk about it first. The more […]
In 2006, I saw a web ad for a Head of Sales position with one of the biggest companies in Pakistan. The position was quite challenging and carried a high level of remuneration and prestige. Honestly, it would have been a dream position even for my boss. Head of Marketing had the additional charge of […]
Writing a thank-you note to the interviewer has many advantages and this attitude of gratitude alone can give you leverage over your competitors.
A job-search is like a public relations campaign. The idea is to get others like you. The sooner you build good relationships, the sooner you’ll be hired, and the words “thank you” […]
“Asking thoughtful questions is a point of difference, and will separate you from the other talk, talk, talk candidates.”
Job interviewing is a two-way lane. For the candidate and the employer alike, the aim is the best hiring match possible. The questions you ask […]
Sometimes for the senior positions, interview is conducted on telephone. This happens when the decision maker is located at a far off place (may be in foreign country) and traveling cost and time is involved in arranging face-to-face interview. So a preliminary interview is conducted on telephone.
“It takes five hundred small details to add up to one favorable impression.”
–CARRY GRANT, ENGLISH ACTOR
Studies tell us that CVs are short-listed or screened out within first 30 seconds, not even a minute. Rest is just the scrutiny.
Remember first impression is the […]
Has my mastermind group given me pep talk? Have I inspected my clothes and that my shoes are polished? Do I’ve proper haircut or do I look like Einstein? Do I’ve extra copies of my CV with me? Do I know the exact location of the interview venue? Do I know the name and designation […]
Late Victor Kiam, President, Remington Products, Inc., a Harvard Business Graduate, started his career as a salesman with Lever Brothers. In 1979, with less than $ 1 million of his own money, he bought Remington. He’s famous for his saying: “I liked the shaver so much I bought the company.” In his […]
Never ask about company’s pension plan unless you’re past middle age. Never ask about the office timing. Never ask if it’s 5 days or 6 days a week. Don’t ask how much you’ll be paid for the job. Never ask if the company sponsors lunch.
Interviewing is a serious business for any manager. It’s like buying a product for a specific purpose. If you buy an air-conditioner, dozens of questions and fears crop up in your mind like: may be you’re paying more than the market price; may be the power consumption will be more than stated; may be it’ll […]