Everyone of us, in one way or the other, is familiar with ‘Boss’.What image does a Boss carry in our psyche, consciously or subconsciously? Is the Boss of your definition a dragon with blowing fire, bald headed person with horns, the famous Dracula or the ever-advising saint?Let us leave it to our imagination for a moment to have an icon for Boss.
In January 2015, I volunteered in Bangladesh for four months with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) on a UK government funded development programme called International Citizen Service (ICS). ICS bring together 18 to 25-year-olds from all backgrounds to fight poverty in overseas and UK communities.
In 2013, I started my Masters in Development Studies and after some courses and a better understanding of development I decided to do an internship in this area. I already had a stable job I enjoyed at a research agency in Sydney, but I wanted to experience a totally new culture and the different working dynamics at a not-for-profit. I always dreamt of working for the United Nations and an internship was my best shot at making this dream come true.
Since we are both into travelling and development challenges, my husband and I went last year for the first time ever to sub-Saharan Africa. The aim was versatile: a mix of voluntary work, leisure time, honeymoon, visiting friends and family. I must admit that I wanted to do it as much as I was scared of it (you do hear different things!). Our trip didn’t turn out exactly how we planed it, yet it was still a lifetime experience, which I’m glad I made as it helped me put things into perspective.
A well written cover letter makes a difference and is an important ingredient of a job application. For some, writing a cover letter may seem like a herculean task but skipping it is not advisable as a good cover letter can really get you a step closer to your dream job!
Are you willing to ‘fight for a cause’ and bring a change in the society? Do you wish to open a new NGO, start it from the scratch, but don’t know where to begin with the planning and how to mobilize resources? Then here are some suggestions that might help you to start and sustain an NGO.
I remember applying to an organization where someone – let’s call him “Boss” — asked his subordinate to call me for an interview. For reasons, I was unable to receive the first call. I managed to trace back the call, find out who called me, and talk to the Boss.
Businesses all over the world are dependent on the labour they recruit and train throughout the year because these employees manage all the work that is being done. Employees that earn significant revenue for the business are valuable assets for the business and they do every possible thing to keep them from resigning.