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Why You Should Rehire a Former Employee

Former employees who once had been valuable to the company are likely to hold value after the rehire. However, before you rehire a former employee, investigate two important things. One, why did they leave in the first place and secondly, whether they were on of the top performers on their job. It is not very […]

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Tips for Writing Effective Cover Letters

A cover letter is essentially a brief introduction of yourself to the employer. In a few paragraphs you need to convince the hiring manager of your worth and encourage them to scan your CV. Is the cover letter important in getting the right job? Yes, it is. In the job application procedure, this is one […]

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Is An Online MBA Degree Worth It

For advancement in your career it is essential to learn new skills time and again. This does not necessarily mean going back to school especially if you have a full time job. Online courses offer great help in acquiring the essential skills and excelling in your career. There are numerous reasons why an online MBA […]

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Promotion is bad for mental health?

Mental health of managers typically deteriorates after a job promotion, and in a way that goes beyond merely a short-term change, says a research.

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How to avoid being laid off in turbulent economy

Shortly after I sent a recent newsletter, a subscriber, Hammad wrote: “I agree with you to some extent but we have to change the mindset first. If every one becomes negative towards the economic crises we will have a spiral effect of low productivity in the current jobs and making ones self venerable to layoff.” […]

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Are you an expert of the tools of YOUR trade?

My company was recently handling a large number of Construction related vacancies in Dubai. (View them on http://www.aarknet.org if you are interested!) While handling these interviews one thing was evident and at times heart-breaking: Many people do not pay attention and learn the tools of their trade. I am NOT talking about spanners and hammer […]

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Tough times? Come out of your comfort zone.

The world has been hit by tough times that were not on anyone’s radar at the start of 2008. Well, for the sake of argument, perhaps some doomsday economists may argue that they had predicted this for a long time. But realistically, most people were happily employed, and were planning their finances with a positive […]

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Working in Saudi Arabia

Many people think of Saudi Arabia as a closed, extremely conservative country where they would never imagine going and living. But if you ask those who have worked in Saudi Arabia for sometime, they will tell you that the benefits are no less either. Experienced Gulf expats will tell you that Saudi Arabia is still […]

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Lost Your Job? Here’s What to Do!

Experts say losing a job is one of the top three stressors for a person, and with the current global economic scenario, there are a lot of stressed out people out there right now.┬áBeing laid off or downsized, getting dismissed or fired hurts! But the fortunate ones learn to deal with it. Rather than looking […]