Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Al Araimi Walkway project in Oman to create 3,000 jobs in GCC country

Al Araimi Walkway project in Barka, Oman, scheduled for November 2020 launch, will create 3,000 direct and indirect jobs.

According to Times of Oman, the Al Raid Group founders told Al Araimi Walkway will generate 1,200 direct and 1,800 indirect jobs. "Al Araimi Walkway will be a commercial centre with an entertainment and touristic objective," said Sheikh Raid bin Abdullah Al Araimi, Deputy Chairperson of Al Raid Group.

This is Al Raid Group's next project post their completion of the Al Araimi Boulevard in December 2018. "It will be an addition to the national economy, enhance development process, and translate government's directions in finding projects that play a role in providing employment opportunities within the framework of the partnership between the government and the private sector and maximise its local investments," added Al Araimi who was present while laying the foundation stone of the walkway. 

Spread over an area of 140,000 square metres, the Al Araimi Walkway in Al Sawmahan in wilayat Barka will be completed in 20 months starting from February 17, 2019. It is part of Al Raid Group's portfolio of retail, leisure and tourism projects with an allocation of nearly OMR400m to invest in these sectors over the next five years.

"Our goal of the Al Araimi Walkway Project is to provide reasonable rental prices compatible with the potential of owners of small and medium enterprises. Rent will range from OMR590 to OMR900 for a commercial unit designed in accordance with high international standards, including commercial, entertainment and tourist elements in a densely populated location," Al Araimi said.

The walkway will house a four-star hotel, a full range of international luxury restaurants, cafes, fashion shops, beauty and accessories, jewellery and antiques, as well as entertainment and adventure halls, cinema and bowling rooms, virtual reality games, a closed water park, and an ice town. There will be about 374 shops and 5,400 parking spaces.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Five ways to attract Recruiters and Hiring managers to your LinkedIn profile

1. Flick the switch on LinkedIn that tells recruiters you are open to new opportunities.

2. Provide more information about you, recruiters will see when they visit your LinkedIn profile -- information that other visitors to your page will not have access to.

3. Construct a LinkedIn headline that makes it clear what you do for a living. Don't be general -- doing so will drive prospective visitors to your profile away.

4. Write a short Summary for your LinkedIn profile, and use your Summary to brand yourself as a person with a point of view and confidence in him- or herself.

5. Get a fantastic new photo for your LinkedIn profile.

You don't need to get a professional headshot but you do need a photo that shows your face more clearly than the profile photo you're using right now. Get that photo this weekend and update your profile to put your best foot forward (as well as your best smile). Then, watch recruiters show up!

At the moment, your LinkedIn profile doesn't tell us what you want to do in your next job.

Your LinkedIn headline "Multi-skilled Professional" is a non-starter, as my sporty friends would say. It's keeping recruiters from reaching out to you. We have no idea what you do well or what kind of job you're looking for.

You have to make some choices. The reason your LinkedIn profile disappoints you is that it is noncommittal. We can't tell what you do for a living and therefore recruiters are unlikely to reach out to you.

You might be thinking that your decision to incorporate lots of business buzzwords in your LinkedIn profile might overcome the obstacle that your vague LinkedIn headline creates, but here's the problem.

The business buzzwords in your profile are generic. "Strategy," "team player" and "organizational skills" are terms that will not help your profile rise to the top of anybody's "must interview" list. Millions of other LinkedIn users include the exact same keywords you do in their LinkedIn profile.

Anybody who conducts a search on the vast LinkedIn database and pulls up your profile as a search result will also have gazillions of other search results that contain many of the same keywords. Your brilliance is hidden behind a thicket of generic keywords and a bland, featureless profile in general.

The biggest problem with your LinkedIn profile is that we can't learn anything useful about you by reading it.

Your assignment is to find the time and invest the energy to decide what kind of job you want next. If you can't decide between two types of jobs that both interest you, flip a coin.  You have to brand yourself for the jobs you want or nobody will give your LinkedIn profile a second glance.

You have good work experience but the descriptions of your past jobs are mushy right now. It looks like you are hedging your bets branding-wise. You don't want to turn off anybody who might come across your LinkedIn profile, but unfortunately, the result of your super-general branding is that you don't look like the solution to anybody's problem.

Real hiring managers have real, specific problems to solve. Recruiters, in particular, are looking for people whose profiles make it crystal clear what those people can do, and what they want and intend to do.

An overly general branding approach says, "Please consider me, your Majesty! I can spin, weave and card wool! I can do whatever you want me to do."

That branding approach is powerless. An empowered brand is one that says, "Here's what I do well. If you need somebody who solves this problem for you, give me a call."

When you commit yourself to your next career move right in your LinkedIn profile, you instil confidence in readers.

Recruiters don't have to wade through paragraphs of generalities to decide whether or not they want to talk to you.

Good branding is clear. It's easy for the person who encounters you to make a quick yes/no decision about you.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

HTC Global Services to Hire 3,000 People in India

HTC Global Services looks to hire 2,000-3,000 people in India over the next two years to support its $1-billion revenue target by 2020.

 The Troy, Michigan-headquartered IT services company has a strong employee base across its development centres in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. The company has 11,000 employees globally including Ciber and CareTech, acquired in 2014.

HTC — which acquired Ciber, an IT consulting firm, for $93 million in 2017 — said, post integration with the company it has a larger base of clients. The company is looking to increase its share of automation led services to achieve faster growth. “We are finalising hiring (numbers), and it will not be less than 2,000-3,000 people by 2020 for India,” said Chary Mudumby, chief technology officer, HTC Global Services, adding that its customers are looking for better value resulting in an increased demand for talent with domain knowledge.

HTC, a mid-sized IT services firm, is joining large global firms such as IBM, Capgemini and Accenture to leverage offshore resources in India, as they struggle to find talent that works in newer areas such as digital and cloud. “We are trying to bring in talent from the educational institutions because the current market demand for emerging technology is more,” added Mudumby.

Companies such as HTC and others have seen a disruption in their business model as clients in the US and other markets are now demanding more digital technology-led delivery.

For example, HTC said it is now using automation and predictive analytics to bring down the need for support in application development and services for a client’s business.

“Customers of HTC and Ciber have experienced the positive benefits of acquisition and integration, and the capabilities have doubled,” said Mudumby.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Apple is hiring in UAE, Multiple positions Open

Working with one of the world's most innovative tech companies is on everybody's dream. If you are a job seeker or looking for a change, you might want to check out the openings at Apple.

In the UAE, the tech giant has openings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Their January job listing has been updated and there are multiple positions available across the retail and corporate sector. If you are looking for opportunities across sales, technical expertise, operations, business and management, this job could be yours.

So, whatever your skill set, go ahead and have a look at the job openings on their website.

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