Stuff that pays my bills

How the “agency” killed the Marketing Manager…

IR #080 I am a Marketing Manager and am led to believe that I am pretty good at my job. However, I feel that the position of a Marketing Manager has lost its meaning in the Middle East. This article revolves around my experiences and understanding in the Middle East market, hence the term I coined… Continue reading How the “agency” killed the Marketing Manager…

Thoughts & Ramblings

Why are UAE recruiters missing the boat?

IR #079 I am writing this as lately I have been coming across multiple posts on LinkedIn from disgruntled candidates lashing out against recruitment agencies about their shoddy attitude. This includes publicly naming and shaming HR managers, recruiters and agencies. I completely condemn those posts as it is in bad taste and utterly unprofessional. Imagine… Continue reading Why are UAE recruiters missing the boat?

Stuff that pays my bills

Why I have offered to work for FREE at the Dubai Safari Park…

IR #077 I love animals and wildlife and it would have been a dream job to be able to work at a place that had something to do with it. When the Dubai Safari Park was announced... I couldn't control my excitement!! Around 6 months ago, I embarked on a mission to land a job… Continue reading Why I have offered to work for FREE at the Dubai Safari Park…

Online Publications

How to deal with a brief unemployment period?

IR #070 Being in between jobs is one of the most stressful periods one can face irrespective of whatever stage one is in the career. For the junior levels, it can lead to doubt in one’s capabilities and the feeling of being on the back foot at the early stages of a career. Mid to… Continue reading How to deal with a brief unemployment period?

Online Publications

Do you have a ‘standard’ career goal?

IR #065 We are taught from a very young age to have career goals and to “aim” to be at the top of our chosen field before we decide to call it a day. I am sure many of you would have been asked the question, “Where do you see yourself in the next 5… Continue reading Do you have a ‘standard’ career goal?