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Proud of Pakistan – First Virus invention by Pakistanis was appreciated in positive manner on international level

Proud of Pakistan – First Virus invention by Pakistanis was appreciated in positive manner on international level.

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March 14, 2011 Posted by | Information Technology, Professional Training | , , , , | Leave a comment

Proud of Pakistan – First Virus invention by Pakistanis was appreciated in positive manner on international level

Being a Pakistani IT professional, I was always afraid of talking about the invention of Virus which I knew was from Pakistan but the recent interview forwarded to me made me feel proud of those individuals who did the same. I would like to share this video with my readers and followers who can understand that making virus was an achievement not sin as their invention just opened a new dimension in IT field.

The interview was well taken and need extra ordinary appreciation for the respect and honor given to these professionals. I am really proud of Pakistan and can confidently say that we are the ones who invented PC virus but not for the wrong reasons.

Further details can be had from http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/brain.shtml .

March 13, 2011 Posted by | Information Technology, Professional Training | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Career Opportunities in UAE – Way forward

UAE is really a land of opportunities. Whether you are a businessman, student, labor, professional or otherwise, UAE provide extra ordinary opportunities to shine with full concentration on your domain. In recent years Dubai emerged as a key destination constantly visible in business radar of the world. The city is transforming itself into a technically equipped with most of the impressive automates services in the world. On the other hand Abu Dhabi is the most stable city with bustling businesses and career opportunities.  In this write up I will sum up few points for those who are seriously thinking of landing in UAE for career opportunities.

Preparedness

Most of the individuals landing in UAE lack preparedness in terms of qualification, skills and certifications needed to get going in the job market. There are key areas which are constantly in demand of human resource which need to be focused to get jobs on time. A large number of individuals come on tourist visa for minimum 30 days which is really insufficient, especially if one has no prior interview setup or meetings arranged. Breaking ice in UAE market is a tough task. Secondly the prerequisites are so much that one cannot imagine fulfilling all those in 30 days.  

Focus

People who land in UAE for job opportunities don’t focus on certain job titles, instead they start sending and dropping CVs for every job opportunity they read. One must evaluate skills needed for the selected opportunity and change tone of a CV to exactly match the requirement. If a person is over qualified for the position interested in, he/she should draft a summarized version of CV not emphasizing on advanced skills. If you are under qualified then never exaggerate your skills, instead emphasize that you will cover short comings in lesser period of time.

Personal contacts

Before planning your visit for job hunting, sort a list of contacts you already have in UAE in terms of friends, relatives and colleagues who can help you or guide you in the market. Furthermore, if you have residence arrangement with your friends or relatives then you will be able to concentrate more on your job hunting instead of wasting time in finding living place. When you plan to visit ask your relative or friend to arrange a mobile phone + sim for you so that you can use the number in your CV. The mobile-sim can be easily purchased when you land in UAE. This is the first thing you should do before initiating your hunting. Carrying your personal mobile and changing sim is recommended; otherwise you will have to spend a good chunk of your money to buy one from the market.

Applying for the job

When you start applying, first of all create multiple physical copies of your CV especially couple of other versions for different job titles you can handle. Never mess up your application with multiple job titles. The best way to start searching is going through newspapers and classified sections. Furthermore, there are number of websites announcing job openings. You may also contact recruiting firms but be sure as there are quacks around to grab money the moment you walk in to their office. Any recruitment firm claiming even minimal amount in first meeting should be avoided as most of them are fake and simply misguide individuals.

Map of UAE

Wikimapia.org is a best source of getting clear view of UAE. You may browse all major cities, landmarks and locations before landing in UAE. Most of the visitors land in Dubai as the city has more businesses and job opportunities than other states. Google earth can also be checked for proper guidance. Secondly you should visit RTA website which has a feature namely “journey planner” which may be visited to see maps and routes of buses. This is good idea to be prepared regarding roads, markets and business hubs.

Be presentable

Talk nice and dress nice even if you are applying for an ordinary job. Cleanliness is a must and selection of proper dress for relevant job title can also help in attracting your employer. Whenever you are called for an interview, do visit the company’s website and go through the introduction and other information available on the net about the company. During interviews establish proper eye contact and communicate confidently with interviewer(s). Be loud, clear and attentive. Always take your CV in proper file in multiple copies. The copies should be the same you sent via email or courier.  Distribute these copies preferably in plastic file to all interviewers so that they can write their points on it. Convince your interviewer that you are keen to join and work hard for cementing place in the organization. Never plead or degrade yourself, instead communicate with authority and confidence.

Documents Required – Important step never omit to avoid failure

If you have decided to go to UAE you should have proper educational documents properly endorsed from UAE Consulate/Embassy near to you. You can visit Bukhari Travels with your documents to understand current requirements as they provide verification services for UAE Consulate in Pakistan.  To be precise, in Pakistan, educational documents need to be attested from HEC – Higher Education Commission prior to submission to consulate for which service of FedEx courier is required.  After this phase make an Arabic translation of your final educational document. Verified documents along with translation need to be endorsed from Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is a one day process if you reach there on time. In Pakistan we get used to agents who ensure timely completion of formalities with some additional cost if you are in a hurry but make sure you leave documents with proper agent (Get their mobile number and visit their office to be sure you can catch him later). Carrying attested documents with you will help you process your employment visa on time otherwise this may take weeks and may irk your potential employer. This is one of the key reasons candidates fails to materialize job offers due to lack of document preparedness.

All above points are necessary to increase your chances of getting better opportunity in UAE. Job seekers should also visit other cities like Sharjah, Ras Al Khaima and Fujaira to increase chances of getting jobs quickly.

December 7, 2010 Posted by | Current Affairs, General, Human Capital Growth, Professional Training | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding Leadership

There are so many definitions and qualities of a successful leader but only few are gathered below. Every one of us is following different leader whom we select due to variety of reasons. At times we follow certain leader because of little or no choice. At least all of us believe that a good leader is necessary to keep ones motivation and strength intact.

Definition of Leader

A leader is “a person who influences a group of people towards the achievement of a goal”.

Courtesy vtaide.com

http://www.vtaide.com/gleanings/leader.htm

What makes a TRUE Leader

 

In my opinion a True Leader should satisfy all of the following points

 Six Qualities of Leaders

1.      A True Leader always has a clean and spotless background

2.      A True Leader is always respected by his/her opponents

3.      A True Leader never lies in front of or behind his followers

4.      A True Leader always takes his followers into confidence

5.      A True Leader always has clear and logical explanations of his acts and plans

6.      A True Leader is never criticized for his moves by his followers

7.      A True Leader never keeps lifestyle above his followers

8.      A True Leader never ignites negative feelings of his followers and never involves them in to unworthy conflicts

9.      A True Leader always selects clean and flawless team and companions.

10.  A True Leader never compromise on followers interest

11.  A True Leader never bow in front of others and always ready to accept positive suggestions

12.  A True Leader always lift the moral of his team and followers

13.  A True Leader always take problems with horns and set example for his team and followers

14.  A True Leader always live in hearts and minds of his followers even after his/her death

15.  A True Leader always remembered in the history with good name

 

According to American Airlines Executive Chairman Ed Brennan, six qualities separate the leaders from the followers:

  1. Integrity: This is a deal breaker if you don’t have it completely. When it comes to governance, Brennan said, he “never did anything or asked anyone to do anything he couldn’t go home and explain to his kids.”
  2. A deep understanding of the business: “You can’t fake it. People will know.” While you don’t need to know every detail, you do have to have a good grasp of the business.
  3. Consistency: While keeping things fresh is important, leaders cannot change direction frequently. They will lose people’s confidence.
  4. Willingness to admit a mistake: Everyone makes mistakes. If you’re not making any, you’re not doing your job right. But Brennan emphasized the importance of admitting your missteps — otherwise people will not respect you.
  5. The ability to listen: Good leaders must be willing to handle opinions contrary to their own and absorb as much as they can.
  6. Decisiveness: While you should listen to others’ opinions, the final decision is yours to make. Brennan said when CEOs fail, very often it’s because they are not decisive. Average tenure for a CEO has fallen from more than a decade to three years because people lose confidence in leaders whose indecision results in failure.

Courtesy TechTarget.com

http://searchcio.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid182_gci1007327,00.html

 What makes great Leaders

According to Hilly Billy these qualities are evident in historical leaders such as Lincoln, Wilberforce, Gandhi, Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, and others.

  1. Successful people never let circumstances dictate the outcome. Successful people learn to respond to their circumstances. They know that they cannot always control what happens, but they can control how they respond to what happens.
  2. Successful people are persistent. They have their big idea and they stick with it.
  3. Successful people take a realistic inventory of their talents and abilities. They recognize their personal strengths and weaknesses. They play to their own strengths and overcome their weaknesses by capitalizing on the strengths of others.
  4. Successful people are resilient. They recognize that failure is an opportunity to learn and grow. They do not fear failure they embrace it. They see every failure as a step closer to the realization of their dreams. They become masters of overcoming obstacles and staying focused on a positive outcome.
  5. Successful people have passion. They are faithful and they pursue their dreams with a constant vigor and they love deeply. They do not fear rejection and loss as much as they fear living without a purpose.

Courtesy HillBillyPhD.blogspot.com

http://hillbillyphd.blogspot.com/2008/03/5-qualities-of-leader.html

Top Mistakes Leaders Make

  1. Managing instead of leading.
  2. Mistaking individual loyalty for team building.
  3. Failing to apply what motivates us.

Courtesy CIECER.org

http://ciecer.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemid=42

 

November 14, 2008 Posted by | Human Capital Growth, Professional Training | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Smart Web Developer – A Diploma with three Microsoft Certifications from KalSoft Academy

Smart Web Developer program announced by KalSoft Academy is making waves in the market. There is a very large pool of individuals who were unable to pursue computer education but willing to adopt the field of ICT. Unfortunately there is little or no guidance available for such individuals. KalSoft Academy a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions and EC Council’s Accredited Training Center has designed a number of programs to cater this talented lot.

The course “Smart Web Developer” already running with plenty of students registered is open for registration for new groups from 10th November 2008. The course is designed for those who need head start in Technology arena. Any individual having knowledge of Operating System, MS-Office and Internet can easily take this course. The course covers three Microsoft Certifications ensuring global acceptance.The course is concentrating on ASP.NET, Visual Studio, SQL Server and Windows Presentation Foundation. After completion of the course, if one year professional experienced is gained, one can easily grab impressive jobs not only in Pakistan but abroad as well.

For further details you may visit www.ekalsoft.com/academy

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Professional Training | , , | Leave a comment

KalSoft Academy is now ECCouncil’s Accredited Training Provider

KalSoft Academy have recently acquired status of EC-Council’s Accredited Training Center in Pakistan.

“The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member supported professional organization. The purpose of the EC-Council is to support and enhance the role of individuals and organizations who design, create, manage or market Security and E-Business solutions. “(www.eccouncil.org)

KalSoft Academy is now planning to launch these certifications with a big bang in Pakistan. Now all those involved in security business can rely on KalSoft Academy for worldwide accepted certifications on Security. KalSoft Academy is now on the forefront of worldclasss technical trainings in Pakistan.

Academy has initially announced three courses like “Certified Ethical Hacker” , “Certified Secure Programmer” and “Disaster Recovery Professional”. Courses are currently scheduled in December 2008 for which details can be had from www.ekalsoft.com/academy.

Security professionals are in great demand worldwide due to greater awareness of risk free applications and networks. The knowledge and skills gained from EC Council’s trainings will enable information technology professionals understand latest threats and counter them in best possible way.

August 20, 2008 Posted by | Professional Training | Leave a comment