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How to introduce yourself properly in Job Interview

In every job interview or viva, it is the very first common question which is asked, is to introduce yourself. But it’s a matter of sorrow that most of the candidates get nervous, fumbled and failed to answer this question properly. In you viva, while facing this question, you can answer it in an appropriate way using some techniques. In this article, you will find some tips and tricks that will definitely help you to deal with this question in your next job interview or viva.

Ways to introduce yourself properly:

Be a good listener

Here it is meant that to listen to others carefully. In your interview, you may be asked to tell something about yourself. But it doesn’t mean that you keep going on and on and do not let others any chance to ask you another question.

On the other hand, every time it is not necessary that you would be asked to tell something about yourself first and you may be asked for this question later. The interview board can ask you any type of question at the beginning of your interview.

So, it is not allowed that you enter the interview room and start telling about yourself without caring what you have been actually asked for. However, it is very important to give an ear to others to answer correctly.

Be concentrated on what are you saying

It is also very important to be focused. When the interviewer asks you to tell something about yourself it does not mean that he/she wants to know something about your family, hobbies, what you like or not or anything about your personal life. All they actually want to know about your professional life such as your educational background or your work experiences.

Just give them a relevant answer that simply represents your skills, capabilities and also creates a good impression. Because a good impression really matters.

Avoid using complex sentences

We probably think if we use more critical words or complex sentences then it shows our high level of skills. But it is really not to use critical words or complex sentences to represent your stage of capabilities. Because the more you use complex sentences or critical words you may end up with some grammatical mistakes or pronunciation mistakes.

You can define your skill power using simple sentences too. So, it is better to avoid using this complexity.

The KISS approach

Keep It Short & Simple. There are several numbers of people who really into talking. They just keep going on and on. But it is needed to be stopped. Because the interviewers have some more questions to ask for you and you cannot keep talking about yourself, family or other personal details.

That is not necessary. They actually don’t need to know your biography. Just confidently highlight 3 or 4 points that would really show your skills to the interviewers.

The PIGMENTATION approach

Put some pigments or colors on what you actually have. It is not good enough to say, “I am hardworking, disciplined, punctual”. Or something like that the name of the qualities or skills that you have. These are found in all over the resume and commonly used by all. So, what you need to do is to put some colors on these positivities. Just highlight these words using some examples that what you have already done as a hard worker, punctual, problem solver or the other qualities that you have.


Contributor: Anika Tasnim | Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.

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Career In Defence Sector For BBA Students In Bangladesh

Defence sector is one of the best career paths for anyone. Here one person will get a high salary as well as respect from society. Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA is a special degree in business studies. This degree can be in accounting, management, marketing, finance etc. A student who has completed his/her education and obtained BBA, he/she has a great chance to work in the defence sector. 

Military forces of Bangladesh (Army, Navy and Air Force) recruit warrant officers who have completed minimum graduation. Police also recruit Sub-inspector who has at least graduated. 

Warrant Officers Of Three Military Forces

The Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force recruit warrant officers. These warrant officers are like the bridge between ranked officers and the normal army. A student who has obtained his/her BBA can join as the warrant officer. He/she needs to get a high CGPA from any good university in BBA then complete all the formalities. After the training of 1 year, he/she can work as a junior warrant officer. The demand for CGPA is more in the Bangladesh Army, then the Bangladesh Navy and then the Bangladesh Air Force. 

A warrant officer gets a good salary with all the advantages given by the Bangladesh Government. 

Army Education Corps

There are many universities in Bangladesh which are controlled by the army. These universities are for the army as well as the civilians to complete higher education. Like Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Military Institute of Science And Technology (MIST), National Defence College (NDC). Here a lot of BBA students are recruited by the Bangladesh army as a professor. They will get a higher salary than other universities/schools/colleges teachers. This is a great chance for the BBA students. He/she needs to grab a high CGPA and complete all the formalities. Then he/she will become a professor. 

Police

 Bangladesh police’s officer rank starts from SI (sub-inspector). If anyone wants to become an SI, he/she needs to complete graduation. After all the formalities get done, he/she will become an SI. A person who has completed BBA will get a chance here. An SI of police get a good salary with ration. He is respected by all the people of the society. 

NSI

 National security intelligence or NSI is the detective agency under the ministry of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The NSI is the leading organized agency of the Government of Bangladesh in the field of internal security, counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and foreign intelligence. NSI is the largest among all the intelligence agencies in Bangladesh, the others being the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), SB, CID, PBI and intelligence directorates of armed and paramilitary forces. In NSI minimum graduation is required. A person who has completed BBA has a high opportunity to work in NSI.    

SP And OC

An SP or Superintendent of Police controls a thana. An OC or Officer In charge also controls a thana. But OC is under SP. Both of them have to complete BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service). After completing BBA one can complete the BCS (Police) and become an OC or ASP and then promoted to SP.       

PBI

 Police bureau of investigation or PBI is the security agency of Bangladesh. This agency is for detecting the higher-ranked officials of Bangladesh. At least a person has to complete graduation. If anyone completed BBA then this will be very grateful. 

CID

Criminal investigation department or CID the detective agency in Bangladesh. When police cannot solve any case then CID take over the case and try to solve that. CID recruits minimum graduated people for becoming a CID officer. So a person who has completed BBA has a high chance to work in this reputed defence sector.    

In the defence sector, these are the fields for a BBA student to work. They will get a high salary as well as respect for the people of Bangladesh through working here.

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Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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Types of Part-Time Jobs for Students in Bangladesh

A part-time job is basically a job that requires fewer working hours per week than a normal or full-time job. Generally, these jobs are shift based which is rotational in most cases. In addition, someone is considered a part-time employee if they work less than 30 hours a week. Usually people work part-time when they couldn’t get a full-time job and while attending school, college or university, and simply by personal preference. Depending on the types, working hours and other job preferences, one thing is for sure that students are one of the most enthusiastic candidates for part-times jobs.

Unlike developed countries, part-time jobs for students in Bangladesh are limited to some extent. But there exist some good sectors in our country where students can work part time. Again, due to technological and economic development and expansion of trade and commerce, new job sectors are gradually emerging. At the same time, students are getting more part-time job opportunities day-by-day. Here in this article, we have picked some excellent types of part-time jobs in our country that will help you to become financially stable in student-life.

Best part-time job sectors for students in Bangladesh:

1. Tutoring Jobs

Tutoring is the most popular part-time job among the students in our country. Perhaps most students at the college or university level work as private tutors since it’s an easy way to earn money. Basically, tutoring jobs for students are of two types – home tutor and part-time tutor in coaching centers and schools. The flexibility of these jobs has made them so interesting. You can go for the tuition at your convenient time at an hourly rate. The salary of tutoring jobs varies depending on the subject and the class of teaching. Personal communication is the primary way to get tuition. In the early stages, you can be well acquainted as a private tutor by doing home tuitions. You can also contact any nearby coaching center or school directly. Your academic background will be very helpful in this case. Another great benefit of part-time tutoring is that you can get the opportunity to not just share your knowledge but to retain and strengthen your previously learned lessons.

2. NGO

There is a huge opportunity for part-time jobs in NGOs in Bangladesh. A large number of NGOs working on issues like children, women, environment, human rights etc countrywide. Through their various projects, poor and disabled children in the society are getting primary education and learn to do handicrafts, drawings, songs, and even technical works. And many such programs of NGOs provide a good opportunity for part-time jobs. In addition, NGOs employ part-time workers in different field works. These field works include conducting surveys, social development, adult education, sanitation, sex education, etc. Students can find the available part-time jobs in these NGOs through newspaper advertisement or direct contact. At first you may not get much money by working part time in these organizations. But in these cases, you will get training along with a certificate as the evidence of work experience. Both this certification and experience are useful in later job search.

3. Shopping Center, Stores & Restaurants

Usually in shopping centers or in various retail stores, fashion houses, chain shops, brand showrooms there are very good opportunities for part-time jobs as a sales executive and in customer services. Again, many people work part-time as waiters in restaurants. In these cases, often the main task is to increase the sales of the product or service of the outlet. As a result, there are commissions on sales along with salary and the opportunity to work overtime. Thus, students can earn a good amount of money per month by working 4-5 hours a day in such markets. The biggest advantage is that these jobs also have the opportunity to choose the convenient times. Apart from this, different month-long fairs such as – trade fair, book fair, tree fair etc. also facilitate part-time job opportunities. In these functions, college and university students can get part-time or contract jobs as a sales assistant on a priority basis.

4. Call Center Operator

Mobile phone operator companies of the country and other foreign outsourcing firms are offering many part-time job opportunities in their call centers for university students. These call centers provide a variety of customer support. Students are more likely to be employed in the call centers as a large manpower is needed there. Actually, students with good communication skills and patience, who speak fluently through standard pronunciation, can easily get a part-time job in call centers. In general, there are 3 working shifts in call centers and each shift lasts for 8 hours. Thus, students can work part-time here at their convenience.

5. Ride Sharing & Delivery Services

Nowadays ride sharing services like Uber and Pathao have become very popular in Bangladesh. As you can ride through these platforms, you can earn money by becoming a rider yourself. There are also many parcel and food delivery services that employ freelance delivery personnel. And with the increasing number of e-commerce services in the country, the demand for deliverymen is also increasing. Thanks to all these growing services, working as a part-time driver has become easier than ever. Thus, one of these part-time jobs is very easy to find for students with driving skills and a motorbike. Part-time ride sharing and food delivery jobs are now more popular among students because of their flexibility.

6. Event & Campaign Management

Many companies now organize various campaigns and events to promote their products or services. Especially, different products selling companies conduct multiple campaigns throughout the year. Usually each of these events and campaigns lasts for days, weeks or months. And all these events and campaigns create a great opportunity for part-time jobs. Actually, the companies contractually hire smart and young people for managing any particular campaigns. Thus, in most cases, college and university students get priority for these part-time or contract jobs.

7. Photography

Yes, your passion can turn into your profession. At present, photography is a very fascinating and demanding profession. If you have a camera and are good at photography, you can become a freelance photographer. Nowadays many students work part-time as photographers at various events and functions. Many studios and event management firms also hire part-time and contract photographers. Students can work as part time photographers in these firms and studios if they want. Again, there are a large number of news agencies in our country and they often offer part-time jobs as photographers. Students with potential photographic skills can definitely grab these opportunities.

8. Research Assistant

Government and non-government research institutes and development agencies of the country conduct various researches throughout the year as part of different projects. These researches and studies require a good number of data collectors or research assistants. Generally, the research conducting institutes hire university students as research assistants for these one-time jobs. As a result, students can get excellent part-time job opportunities through their projects. Under these research projects, institutions will provide training and certification to the recruits. Therefore, working part-time as a research assistant can be a valuable experience in strengthening your future resume.

9. Online Part-Time Jobs

Due to the advancement of technology, the number of online based jobs is increasing rapidly. At present, outsourcing is a popular choice among the youth worldwide. The numbers of freelancers in our country as well as the opportunities for various online based jobs have now increased tremendously. As a result, students can find a huge number of part-time jobs in different online marketplaces. Freelancing jobs include software development, website development and design, mobile apps & games building, data entry, graphic designing, digital designing, support services, etc. Apart from these, some other demanding online jobs include digital marketing & social-media marketing, search engine optimization, content writing, blogging and video editing. If you are skilled in any of these fields, you can work part time online. Many students first start working online after receiving training in their preferred field and gradually become experienced freelancers. Then it becomes an excellent part-time job for them to earn money.

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Anaet Ullah Biswas

Student | Business Administration,

Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University.

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