Thursday, February 7, 2013

Uks-APNS Women in Media Awards 2013 - Pakistan


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Uks-APNS Call for entries for the first ever
Women in Media Awards 2013


It is a pleasure to announce the first ever Uks-APNS 2013 media awards exclusively for women journalists in Pakistan. The awards aim to generate better awareness and understanding of the fact that positive media content can and does actually bring about positive change in the public mindsets and behaviour, especially in the realm of women’s development and gender equality.
A team of professional and independent jurors for each category (who are also part of the Media Advisory Group at Uks) will select the winning entries.  The criteria will cover accuracy and innovation, clarity of message, technical proficiency, and presentation and above all, gender sensitivity.
The first of its kind in Pakistan, the ‘Women in Media’, awards invite entries from women journalists from all across Pakistan. The awards will be presented in Karachi on March 8, 2013 on the International Women’s Day.
The 1st prizewinner for each category (print, radio, TV and social media) receives a cash prize plus a trophy and certificate, as does the runner-up. Recipients of the lifetime achievement award and the beginner’s award also receive cash prizes, a trophy, and a certificate.
It may be added that in 2012, Uks Research Centre and CIPE (Centre for International Private Enterprise) held a series of theme-based (Powerful Women, Powerful Nation) media trainings for Pakistani women journalists to motivate them on how to highlight the positive angle in their content to and become a driving force in turning this theme into a national campaign. It is hoped that these 120+ women will also be contesting for the awards.
Applications must be submitted by 15th February, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

How to Start Job Hunting?

Career, finding a new job, fresh entry into job market are the key concerns for many. I have been mentoring on this subject for long and have also written many articles.
Recently, I received the following email from a young lad:
Just read your blog “How to Build A Career Path?” It is an excellent piece of advice for all job seekers. Thanks a lot sir:) Your efforts to help people especially youth are commendable!
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Why Do Networking? Your network is your net worth

Most young people who are just coming out of schools do not focus on networking. During networking events such as seminars and conferences, these young boys and girls prefer not to sit with people they do not know. Coffee breaks and other opportunities to interact with new potential friends are missed also. My experience is that at a gathering of 100, only five percent people make new contacts.

Your network is your net worth” – one must believe in this and act on keep building his network of relevant influential people. Guy Kawasaki author of Rich Dad Poor Dad said that “The richest people in this work look for and build networks, everyone else look for work!”

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