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Job Search Strategies

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1. Think about your skills, knowledge and abilities. Make a list of them. Be sure to include skills that might apply to a number of jobs. These are called “transferable skills.”

2. Identify realistic work goals. Perhaps you want to work as a graphic designer eventually, but first you may have to learn the basics in a print shop.
3. Treat finding a job as a full-time job. Complete a weekly job plan and monitor your goals.
4. Make sure you have a clean, neat resume and a reference sheet. 

5. Your cover letter should be neat, to the point, and error-free.

6. Network, network, network! Talk to friends, family, associations, people in coffee shops, business owners. Ask if they know who is hiring.

7. Answer ads, fill out application forms, send out cover letters and resumes.

8. Be well prepared for interviews. Know your stuff, and know something about the company to which you are applying.

9. Have a system for follow-up. Use telephone, email, or thank you notes.
10. Stay motivated. Your job search will be successful.

 

Discipline Wise Job Places Information

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Faculty of Science & Technology

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Department

Category

1

Botany

- Ministry

- Educational Institutions

- Research Institutions

- International Organizations 

- Laboratories

2

Chemistry

- Ministry

Research Institutions

- Pharma Companies

-Laboratories

3

Computer Science

- Ministry

- Educational Institutions

- Internet Service Provider (ISP)

- Software Houses

4

Mathematics

- Educational Institutions

- Banks

- Private Organizations

5

Physics

- Ministry

- Educational Institutions

- Research Institutions

- International Organizations

- Telecom Companies

6

Telecommunication

- Ministry

- Educational Institutions

- Telecom Companies

7

Zoology

- Ministry

- International Organization

- Research Institutes

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

No.

Department

Category

1

Economics

- Ministry

Educational Institutions

- Research Institutes

- International Organizations

- Banks

- Private Companies

- NGOs

2

History

- Ministry 

- Museum

- NGOs

3

Management Studies

- Ministry 

- Educational Institutions

- International Organization

- Banks

- NGOs

- Pharma, Herbal Companies

- Private Companies

- Telecom Companies

4

Philosophy

- Ministry 

- News Group

- NGOs

5

Political Science

- Research Institute Centers

- Banks

- NGOs

- News Group

6

Psychology

- Ministry

- Educational Institutions

- Hospital, Private Clinics

- Counseling, Guidance

- NGOs

7

Statistics

- Ministry

- Research Institute Centers

- Banks

- Universities, Institution Centers

 

 

 

Faculty of Languages, Islamic & Oriental Learning

No.

Department

Category

1

English

- Ministry

- Educational Institutions

- International Organizations

- Private Companies

2

Persian

- Ministry

- Educational Institutions

- Research Institutes

- Museum

- Embassies/Consulates

3

Urdu

- Educational Institutions

- NGOs

- Media

 

Cover Letter Writing

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A cover letter is a letter of introduction to an employer, which is used to formally submit a resume for employer review. The purposely of the cover letter is to identify your intent to "apply for" or "seek out" a specific position within a company. it alsoformally presents yourself as available for a job position or range of positions within a company.

 

Cover Letter Tips

 

1. Be brief and to be the point

 

Most of the time a cover letter for a job application only has to state that you are applying for a position and that the application and supporting materials are enclosed. That's it.

 

2. Make no mistake about it

 

The most important caveat in a cover letter? Make no mistake about it! Absolutely no errors! Your cover letter must be perfection itself. A typo, a poor printing job, a misspelling - mistakes will make a poor impression because they imply that you don't care.

 

3. Use a word processor

 

Never hand write a cover letter. Never! Prepare your cover letter on a computer using Microsoft Word. Don't have a computer? Borrow a friend's or go to a business center and rent one for an hour or two!

 

4. Avoid fancy fonts and colors

 

You are not creating a flyer or a poster. So use a business font such as Arial. No colors. Black on white reproduces easily. Use a plain white paper. No deckled finishes or colors either. Print your cover letter and resume on a laser printer. DeskJet printer ink smudges.

 

5. Keep it Short

 

Your cover letter should be one page in length and perfectly centered. The cover letter and resume are never folded. They are placed in an envelope large enough to accommodate them unfolded.

 

Cover Letter Format

A cover letter is posted with the resume when you are applying for a job. Your cover letter is your first (and best) chance to make a good impression!

Your Contact Information
you should write your bio data in the cover letter which includes name, address, contact number, email address and the date at which you are writing the letter. This would be a brief introduction of yours to the employer

Employer Contact Information

This is a very important part of the cover letter. At least name of the company should be mentioned. It is better if you write the name of the concerned authority with its title. It is really appreciated if you write the address and contact information of the employer


Introduction

It is prudent if you write the title and the name of the hiring authority.

First Paragraph

First paragraph should be impressive and must be relevant and appealing. An effective cover letter should begin by explaining the reasons for your aims and interests in the organization and in the job for which you are applying.

Middle Paragraph

this section is the interpretation of your resume. In this paragraph you should write to prove that your skills, abilities and credentials are directly aligned with the job for which you are applying. In this section you should write to prove that you are the most suitable person for this job. It is wise to mention only those skills that are related to the nature of job. It is advised that you should completely understand the nature of job before you write a cover letter. Make sure that your letter should explain how your skills relate to the criteria listed in job postings

Final Paragraph

you should conclude cover letter by thanking the employer for giving you the rewarding opportunity to apply in the competitive and progressive environment.

Complimentary Close along with Signature

 

 

Resume Writing

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A resume is a one or two page summary of your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience. A resume is a powerful tool in the job search process. A resume is a professional demonstration of the abilities to articulate yourself in a concise manner. It’s purpose is to get you an interview. It is a formal summary of the education, experience & skills. It creates their first impression to employer. Please Click Here for sample resume

 

Resume Tips

 

1.      Resume should be a concise summary of the high points of your education, work experience, and other qualifications relevant to needs of employer’s interests.

2.      The skills & abilities should be effectively highlighted.

3.      Be honest and accurate, but not overly modest.

4.      Put name, address, and phone number at the top of the page. If you have a 2nd page, repeat your name at the top.

5.      Be honest and accurate, but not overly modest.

6.      Use action verbs and strong adjectives.

7.      Be careful when you use abbreviations - they can be misunderstood.

8.      The information presented should be logical.

9.      Resume should be visually appealing.

10. Résumé’s length depends upon the work experience of the candidate. But it should be tried maximum that the resume should be concise & brief.

 

Job Interviews Guidelines

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Interview Skills

 

Interview is face to face interaction with the employer, who evaluates candidates:

 

  • Skills

  • Qualifications

  • Accomplishments

  • Clothing

  • Etiquettes

  • Personality

  • Non - Verbal Communication

  • Punctuality

  • General Appearance

  • Candidates in a high stress situation

 

Job Interview Tips

 

1. Self Knowledge

 

Prior to interviewing, a candidate should be able to answer each of the following questions:-

 

  • How do your education and work history relate to this organization?

  • How to your interest, values, skills, personality and goals match the organization or job description?

  • What are your achievements? Accomplishments?

  • What are your personal strengths? Weakness?

  • What kind of Job do you want, and what do u want from the Job?

  • What attract you to this Job? Organization a filed?

  • What skills do u have and enjoy using?

  • What are your short-term and long term goals

  • What are your salary requirements?

 

The first open ended question an interviewer will ask 

 

“Tell me about yourself”

 

2. Knowledge about the Organization

 

Different Type of Organizations will require that you locate different typed of information for an interview.

For each, it is important that you find the organization’s mission statement or guiding philosophy. e.g.

 

Higher Education Institutions

 

  • What major programs and concentration are offered?

  • What emphasis is placed on teaching, research and public service?

  • What are the funding sources (Private or Public)?

  • What is the Institutions reputation and accreditation status?

 

Non – Profit Organizations

 

  • What are the objections of the agency?

  • When does it receive funding?

  • What are some of its programmes?

  • What services do they offer?

  • What are the plans for future?

  • What is the organization’s financial status?

  • What is the growth record?

 

Types of Interview

 

1.   Screening Interview

2.   General Interview

3.   Second or selection Interview

4.   Phone

 

1.   A short-term interview designed basically to eliminate unqualified candidates. Based on these brief interviews, a determination is made to invite the candidate in for a second interview or selection interview.

 

2.   One half-hour one hour in duration a general interview provides for an exchange of enough information to enable both employer and candidate to determination if the contact is warranted. This interview may be conducted by a personal representative or s member of selection team or committee.

 

3.   One hour to an entire day in duration, both employer and candidate engage in more in-depth discussion of qualification, responsibilities and other aspects of the position and the organization. The candidates in seriously being considered for the position and the interviewer must gain as much information as possible to make a final discussion. After other members of the staff or selection committee will participate in this interview session.

 

For Profit Company

 

  • What services or products do they offer?

  • What is their organizational structure?

  • When one the home offices and branches?

  • How old is the organization?

  • What are its plans and goals for the future?

  • What is the organizations financial status?

  • What is growth record?

  • What are its relocation policies?

  • What is the percent of annual growth in earnings?

  • What is a typical Career?

  • Who are the main competitors?

    • Company’s Culture

    • How employees dress

 

Other Common turn-offs include:

 

  • Lack of initiative

  • Ask no question about the position or organization

  • Lack of Confidence

  • Lack of career focus / goals

  • Failure to express thanks

  • Indecisiveness

  • Overbearing, concerted tone

  • Narrow interests

  • Strange Prejudices

  • Cynical attitude

  • Lack of Participation or interest.

 

4.                  Phone – Increasingly, employers are performing general and screening, interviews by phone. Phone interview can be different because you receive little non-verbal feedback from the person asking questions. Matters can be made even worse of you are on a speaker phone. In this type of situation make sure that you are in a quite area and can speak freely and loudly.

 

Negative Interview Factors

 

  • Poor personal appearance

  • Late for Interview

  • Limp handshake

  • Poor eye contact

  • Discourtesy

  • Tactlessness

  • Immaturity

  • Passive or indifferent manner

  • Poor verbal communication

 

Observe that none of these are directly related to your skills and abilities.

These are sociable relationship oriented items.

 

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Important Job Links

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Web Sites Links

British Council Jobs

GCU jobs

Government of Pakistan

Mobilink, Pakistan

Pakistan Software Export Board

PTCL, Pakistan

SME’s jobs

State Bank of Pakistan

Tech Jobs in Pakistan

 

 


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