Prime Minister’s office announces vacancies

slider-1-09-07-2019Applications are invited for the positions of Coordinators/Team Leads and Senior Associates in Prime Minister’s Office (Public) Islamabad to spearhead and support Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms Implementation Unit (SRIU) and CPEC & Special Initiatives Cell.

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Interested candidates may send their CVs alongwith prescribed form available at within 15 days via e-mail address and only short listed candidates will be called for interviews.

Note: The applicants, while sending their CVs, shall clearly mention the relevant Position and Cell. Applications/CVs without prescribed forms will not be entertained.

RSPN announces Young Development Professionals’ program


The Rural Support Program Network (RSPN), as part of its M&E, RSPN component of SUCCESS aims to engage recent graduates as Young Development Professionals (YDPs) who have a passion to understand Community Driven Development (CDD) approach of RSPs and contribute to empowerment of rural women in Sindh. The YDPs will be engaged with M&E teams of the implementing RSPs and M&E team of RSPN for conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys and for assisting in data analysis and report writing.
Eligibility and Skills Required:
– Recent university graduates with a degree in social sciences; preferably have taken courses in economics,
development science or business analytics
– Willing and able to conduct extensive field work in Sindh to collect data collection
– Have good writing skills in English and/or Sindhi.
– Possess data analysis skills and a good command on MS Office especially MS Excel or any other statistical
analysis tools e.g STATA and SPSS preferred
Duration: 03 months with a possible extension for 6 months depending on the performance of the YDP and availability of work.
Note: The YDPs will be provided a two days training prior to start of their tasks, are paid monthly stipend and experience certificate upon satisfactory completion and approval of tasks by the Programme Manager.
Application Deadline: Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV at by July 18th, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

European Union announces traineeship program for young graduates in Pakistan

EUThe deadline for submitting applications is 31 May 2019

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations? Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Pakistan?

What we offer?

traineeship of 6 months within the Political, Trade and Communication (PTC) Section of the EU Delegation to Pakistan, starting in July 2019 (or earlier if feasible).

The PTC Section supports the Ambassador in his mandate to promote the EU-Pakistan relations, including coordinating bilateral high level visits, ensuring EU coordination on political and trade issues and contributing to reporting on political, economic and trade matters, besides managing public diplomacy activities.

Main tasks:

  • Draft Daily Local English and Urdu Press Reviews, 
  • Support to EU Delegation’s organised public diplomacy events,
  • Draft background reports from open sources
  • Draft minutes of internal meetings

Mandatory qualifications:

  • You are Pakistani or EU Member State national (or dual national) holding a long term valid resident statusin Pakistan

Additional requirements that would be an asset:

  • Excellent drafting and communication skills in English and Urdu;
  • Degree or studies in mass communication or journalism;
  • Studies in European Affairs (post graduate course, thesis etc.)  
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:

  • A detailed Europass curriculum vitae (CV
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • and an application form

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – PTC

Important information

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a paid traineeship (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 – Paid traineeship)

Each selected trainee will receive a monthly grant to cover living expenses. All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation must be borne by the trainee.

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IRM to hire suitable candidates for its Civil Society Project

The mission of Institute of Rural Management (IRM) is to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and improve the quality of life of the rural communities by empowering them to harness their true human, social and economic potential.

Through its various projects it works to:

  • Enhance human productivity
  • Reduce poverty
  • Conservation of environment
  • Upgrading the technical and managerial skill of rural poor
  • Efficient use of local resources and reduce dependency on external resources
  • Innovate and develop courses to meet evolving community and staff needs
  • Strengthen village infrastructure to support economic growth

For its Civil Society Stregnthening project, IRM is looking for suitable candidates for the following positions:

  • Project Manager
  • CSO Liasion Officer
  • M&E Officer
  • Training Coordinator

The deadline for receiving the application is December 16, 2018. Interested candidates can send theirr CVs to .


11 Tips for Launching Your Career: A Guide for Young Millennials

In your 20s, you’ll make decisions that will affect what you’ll do and where you’ll live for your entire career. Here’s how to navigate them.

A few years ago, I sat down with a 24-year-old woman who worked on our quantitative analysis team. She was clearly miserable doing financial modeling for insurance policies, so I asked her what she really wanted to do. “Become an equity analyst,” she said. We agreed that her time would be better spent pursuing her passion than performing work that did not energize her — and today, much to my delight, she’s a successful equity

That’s just one example of how I get great satisfaction working with recent college graduates who are at critical junctures in their lives. If you are in your 20s, chances are you’ll make decisions now that will affect what you’ll do and where you’ll live for your entire career. Here’s how to navigate them.

1. Be honest with yourself.

Right before the recession of 2008–09, I was working at a credit hedge fund, raising capital and analyzing new credits. It seemed like an ideal job at the time — I worked close to home, got paid well, and enjoyed learning. But when the economy sank, I forced myself to take a deeper look into what I enjoyed. I realized it had nothing to do with analyzing credits; it had more to do with building a business and working with people to make a vision come alive. I accepted both a pay cut and a new one-hour commute to pursue a profession that continues to be rewarding and energizing every day.

2. Decide whether you need another degree or certification.

You typically have more flexibility in your 20s than in your 30s. This is the time to figure out whether you need another degree or certification to master a subject matter. When I was 27, I left the workforce to go to business school, because I wanted to learn more about all facets of business, and I wanted to be around other like-minded professionals. Someone else may choose to get an RN, PhD, EMT, or CFA. But whatever the letters are, obtaining those degrees spells more complications and greater expenses the further you are in your life and career.

3. Get involved with your community.

I’ve met many of my best friends through community efforts. What are you passionate about? Volunteer work allows you to meet new people and engage with your surroundings in new and stimulating ways. You’ll pick up new skills, too; for me, it was leadership, project management, and fundraising — all critical to my career.

4. Make a development plan.

Having a development plan is key for any ambitious professional. Mine details my mission, three-year plan, and specific strategies for my goals. People, training, conferences, networking events, and community service projects can give you the skills you need to advance to the next level. This approach helps me see how I’m growing professionally and personally.

5. Network.

No matter what role you have, building a network is critical. But networking doesn’t feel natural for most of us, so put yourself out there. Once you do, you’ll realize how colorful and interesting other people are. Use Linkedin, send an e-mail, pick up the phone, send a letter — but be proactive about it. You never know where the next opportunity will be, but chances are it will be from someone you know. Ask each person you meet for three new contacts so that your circle continues to widen. Build networking into your daily or weekly list of to-dos.

6. Read, read, read (and watch some TV).

Curiosity and a love of learning separates workers from leaders. What topics interest you, and how can you master them? Cut out unhealthy distractions. Instead, listen to audiobooks during your commute, read blogs at lunchtime, subscribe to newspapers and periodicals, and watch documentaries and TED talks related to your career. Follow up on subjects and people. A click of the button can lead you to learn from the experts in your field. Never before have we had so much information available to us. Tap into it and see where it takes you!

7. Find a mentor.

Having someone you can turn to at specific stages of your work life can be your most powerful asset. I followed my father into a similar profession, and he has been a huge influence on my own life and career. He’s my go-to person to bounce around ideas, seek advice, and vent. Find a natural connection and ask if you can reach out on a regular basis. You’ll be surprised at how willing people are to help.

8. Build your own personal board.

Once you’ve found a mentor, seek others who can serve as regular sounding boards or advisors for other facets of your life. Life is a lot easier when you have others to guide you, and it’s a lot more fun knowing that you’re not alone. I found my own board through work, community service projects, being part of a presidents’ association, and a school alumni network. Some are in my field and others are not. But they’re all helpful as I grow professionally and personally.

9. Build your own personal brand.

If you don’t tell people who you are and what you’re good at, no one can help you. Figure out how to articulate what you do. To start, revisit your résumé and make it your personal flyer. Develop your personal elevator pitch so that you can tell people quickly what you do and what you’re looking to do. Having examples of what you achieved means others can see your value.

10. Exceed expectations with excellence.

First, exceed your own expectations — then you will exceed others’. Very early in my transition to management at CIT Group, I got the overwhelming feeling that I would get lost in the company’s thousands of employees and never get adequate recognition. It did not take long for me to realize this was a dead-end state of mind. So, instead, I focused that energy on delivering the absolute best product I could, no matter what the task. A month or so after my attitude readjustment, I delivered a presentation highlighting the company’s overvalued lending book and its incentive system that was misaligned to the stated risk tolerance of the firm. The firm quickly shared the presentation around, and in just a few days, I found myself presenting to the entire senior leadership team. Four weeks later, I was working at the firm’s headquarters as the COO of risk. It was my first real breakthrough into senior management. So instead of thinking about how you can get ahead, aim to consistently deliver an A+ product.

11. Raise your hand.

There are no better employees than those who raise their hands to take on more work. It is filling in the cracks that enables you to take on leadership roles and get some well-deserved recognition. These one-off projects can be that extra little push that moves you from a 9.5 player to a perfect 10. Get your hands dirty and grab the projects that are interesting, new, and put you in contact with other natural leaders in your organization,


5 Simple Yet Highly Effective Job Hunting Techniques to Land Your Dream Job

Available research shows that more than half of people who are currently employed are considering getting a new job. Furthermore, more than half of people currently employed feel that they have just a job and not a career.

Whether you are fresh out of college and looking for your first job, or whether you’re tired of your current job and need a replacement job, some job hunting techniques are bound to give you an edge. The following are five seemingly-simple but highly effective job hunting techniques that will inch you closer to your dream job.

  1. Spend More Time on Your Resume

Your resume is likely to influence your chances of getting hired more than anything else. Research shows that the average recruiter will spend about 3.14 minutes reading your resume and will make up his/her mind about whether to hire you within the first minute of reading your resume. Consequently, 1 in 5 recruiters will reject a candidate before they’ve finished reading the candidate’s resume.

In essence, your resume can make or break your job prospects — which means you probably should be spending more time on it. Here are some quick tips:

  • Carefully proofread and edit your resume: research shows that 59 percent of recruiters will reject a candidate because of poor grammar or spelling errors — since this is usually indicative of sloppiness and a candidate’s lack of attention to details.

  • Keep it simple and to the point: Avoid trying to be too clever. Just go straight to the point and keep things simple. Research shows that more than half of recruiters reject candidates due to overuse of cliches or trying to be too clever. The same goes for design: more than 40 percent of recruiters reject candidates due to too much design, inappropriate fonts, clip art images, or emojis. Just keep it simple.
  1. Employ the Use of Multiple Resumes

Many job seekers are of the impression that a resume has to be fixed and consistent across all job search efforts. Not necessarily. If you haven’t been using it yet, having multiple resumes could give you an edge when it comes to getting your dream job.

Having multiple resumes can come in handy in several scenarios. For example, you might be looking for a different position in the same industry or the same position in different industries. You might also be considering an option that allows you to telecommute. Your resume should include relevant information that indicates the fact that you are qualified for the position or nature of job you are interested in. Instead of having to modify your resume with each new job application (increasing the chances of mistakes and errors — which can affect your job prospects as earlier indicated), you can simply employ the use of multiple resumes.

  1. Get an Insider Recommendation

Another seemingly-simple, but highly-effective way to get your dream job is by getting an insider recommendation. With an insider recommendation, the odds are stacked in your favor for getting your dream job.

Just take a look at the following statistics:

  • Around a third of external hires in organizations are attributed to referrals.
  • 80 percent of jobs are not posted online.

In essence, not only are you highly unlikely to be aware of most job openings in your dream organization because they won’t be posted online, but the hiring decision will be heavily skewed in favor of people who are referred by someone already working at the hiring organization.

If you are interested in working at an organization and have a point of contact at that organization, don’t wait for a job posting to be made. Ask for a referral to the people making hiring decisions and make your case.

  1. Work on Your Email Game

It’s often difficult to see the connection between your email skills and your possibility of getting hired, but experience and research show that your email game matters a great deal. According to research from CareerBuilder, over 20 percent of hiring managers will not hire a job candidate that did not send a thank you email after a job.

In other words, even if your job application process didn’t take place online, finding the email address of your hiring manager and sending a simple thank you email after being interviewed can inch you closer to your dream job.

If, on the other hand, your job application process involves using email, here are some tips for you:

  • Ensure your email is personalized and sent to the right person— this shows you’ve done your groundwork and will give you an edge. Research also shows that personalized emails tend to get more opens and responses.
  • Use the KISS principle: keep both your email subject line and body short and simple. A study involving 1,000 executivesin Fortune 500 and Inc 500 companies found that simple, clear, and curiosity-driven subject lines result in more email opens than longer subject lines.
  • Don’t delay your follow up. If you don’t hear back after 48 hours, follow up. A study by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, that analyzed 16 billion emails, found that 90 percent of people who don’t respond to your email within 48 hours are unlikely to ever respond. In other words, if it’s been two days and you haven’t heard back then you’re unlikely to hear back — follow up!
  1. Create a Website Demonstrating Your Ability to Function in Your Desired Position

Most job search experts will advise you to polish your LinkedIn resume, get good job experience, and build solid connections to increase your job prospects. Very few, however, will advocate creating a website, yet it can seriously increase your chances of getting your dream job. Just take a look at the following case studies:

  • Matthew Epstein desperately wanted to work at Google, but he couldn’t get in. He decided to set up a website targeted at Google. The website went viral, resulting in Google getting in touch with him and many other organizations trying to woo him to work with them. While Epstein didn’t get the job at Google, he got so many options and decided to go with the one that appealed to him most.
  • Leslie Samuel was able to land his dream job as a lecturer thanks to a biology website he created.

After creating her website The Book Wheel, Allison Hitz was able to land her dream job. Despite having a Master’s degree, Hitz found out that employers were more interested in her website than in her Master’s degree.


By: John Stevens

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