RAWALPINDI – The Placement Office of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with the School of Leadership on Thursday arranged two working sessions on Empowerment for Life - Employed to Employed.

The basic objective of arranging these sessions was to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. During the first day of the sessions trainer Walid Anwar, trainer, discussed the different career perceptions, expectations and myths related to job.

The session would benefit those students who struggle in finding suitable jobs and competing with foreign graduates once they enter the job market. In the start of the session trainer discussed the myths related to job. After that he divided the students in different groups and assigned various responsibilities to them. 

During the second half of the first day, the trainer told the students about the importance & different formats of resume. He also explained different techniques, which can be used to make the resume impressive & effective. He told about do’s and don’t which should be kept in mind while preparing the resume. Diverse activities have also been conducted to make students understand how they can make additions in their resumes. He told the students that when their vision is clear, they must commit to learning the skills and developing the capabilities to fulfill the vision.

On the second day, the trainer discussed the information on how to prepare for an employment interview thus gaining confidence in their ability to top the interview and gain a position. Various types of tricky questions that are often asked at interviews also shared with the participants. Through this session students have the opportunity to practice and refine their responses to such questions through role-playing in responding to potential interview questions. He urged that students must prepare themselves for different styles of interview including one to one and group interviews.

On the same day, the Women Research and Resource Centre organized a seminar on Ethics and Research. Azra Sarfraz Sajjad was the guest speaker of the seminar. Humaira Ahmed, Incharge WRRC, welcomed the honorable guest on the behalf of FJWU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir.

Speaking on the occasion Azra said that ethics was a vast field and every society forms its ethics according to their own culture but transparency and truth were the noble values that wee remain common in all the cultures of the world. She also shed light on the role of media in our society.

She urged that it was the need of the hour that we promote our own culture. At the end she gave message to the daughters of the nations that no nation progress without the participation of women in workforce so they must come forward for peaceful and prosperous Pakistan. After that university souvenir was presented to the worthy guest as a token of appreciation.