This programme is offered by Hino Motors Pakistan Limited.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Chartered Accountants work for large and small firms that advisory and management services to a variety of clients and businesses in the industrial, commercial and non profit sectors. They audit the accounts of these clients and businesses and can also be involved in specialist areas of financial advice such as tax. Chartered Accountants are also employed in commercial organizations, banks, and the private and public sectors. The profession of Chartered Accounting is the collection of education, training and experience. In this field more importance is given to experience than any other profession. Chartered Accountant jobs in Pakistan can be seen in Pakistan’s national newspapers regularly.
Chartered Accountancy is a rewarding career and there are excellent prospects for employment in audit firms as well as in local companies, multi-nationals, and local and foreign banks. The profession has stood the test of time, and career opportunities for Chartered Accountants are unfolding as corporations increasingly realize the importance of professional values, ethics and good governance.
To become a Chartered Accountant you need to be motivated, possess analytical skills, numerical ability, a keen sense of what is going on in the world of business and finance, and personal qualities such as reliability and discretion. You will be required to study business and corporate finance, economics, auditing, taxation, management and information systems.
Candidates who want to enter into this lucrative profession in Pakistan, have two routs to start this career namely Module Scheme and Training Scheme.
In Module Scheme students having 45 % marks in the Intermediate examination have to pass PPT (Pre-entry Proficiency Test) and then start studying privately or in RAETs. During this period he has to pass Module A to D and after completing of 3 years of training he has to pass module E and F to become a Chartered Accounted (CA).
In Training Scheme, students having 2nd division in graduation or professional qualification like ACCA, ICMA, and CMA have to pass PPT after which module A to F must be passed during training. Subsequently students have to complete 3 years training period after which CA degree is offered.
Pre-entry Proficiency Test (PPT)
Pre-Entry Proficiency Test (PPT) is compulsory for acquiring CA qualification except those who are exempt from PPT.
Eligibility for PPT
HSSC with at least 45% marks;
A-Level with minimum two passes;
Graduation with 2nd Division
Exemptions from PPT
HSC with at least 60% marks;
A-Level with minimum two Cs;
Graduation with 1st Division;
For Quality Students having Post Graduation Degree
Brilliant and intelligent students are encouraged to pursue Chartered Accountancy as a profession and exemptions are allowed to Quality Students at entry level.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Lawyers are paid for their work in a variety of ways. In private practice, they may work for an hourly fee according to a billable hour structure, a contingency fee (usually in cases involving personal injury), or a lump sum payment if the matter is straightforward. Normally, most lawyers negotiate a written fee agreement up front and may require a non-refundable retainer in advance. In many countries there are fee-shifting arrangements by which the loser must pay the winner's fees and costs. Lawyers working directly on the payroll of governments, nonprofits, and corporations usually earn a regular annual salary. In many countries, lawyers can also volunteer their labor in the service of worthy causes through an arrangement called pro bono (for the common good). Traditionally such work was performed on behalf of the poor, but in some countries it has now expanded to many other causes like the natural environment.
Before adopting the legal profession, one thing must be kept in mind that earning don’t start from day one. But continuous and regular hardworking can make a lawyer a successful person. There are legal aid lawyers who specialize in providing legal services to the indigent; legal aid specialists are practically nonexistent.
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Prerequisite for a successful legal profession
To get success in the legal profession all the god gifted abilities must be put into practice. A lawyer should have command over law, knowledge about court rules and procedure. Hardworking on the right lines may get him to the destination. Competition is increasing in this field like other professions therefore no short cut available for success in the legal profession. Consistency, enthusiasm, fervor and regular research and up to the date information about the prevailing laws and statutes are the key to success in this field. You will face test and trail at every step. This is the profession of endurance and restraint. This is the profession to move on in trying circumstances with courage and patience and intelligence. A lawyer should have the ability to understand the situation because he has to prepare a stratagem to face the possible state of affairs. New comer in this field should have kept the prestige of this profession right from the beginning. A little mistake may cause him a life long bad name. This is the responsibility of the lawyer to prove himself up to the mark and do not harm the confidence of the client.
Following universities / colleges offered three years LL.B degree programme.
- International Islamic University, Faculty of Sharia' and Law, Islamabad
- Peshawar Law College, Peshawar
- Gomal Law College, Dera Ismail Khan
- Hazara School of Law, Mansehra
- Islamia Law College Peshawar
- Frontier law College, Peshawar
- National Institute of Legal Studies, Attock
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah Law College, Gujranwala
- Gujrat Law College, Gujrat
- Jinnah Law College, Jhelum
- Punjab Law College, Lahore
- Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Lahore
- Hamayat Islam Law College, Lahore
- Lahore Law College, Lahore
- National Law College, Lahore
- City Law College, Lahore
- Pakistan College of Law, Lahore
- The Institute of Legal Studies, Lahore
- Superior College of Law, Lahore
- Hamayat-e-Islam Degree College for Women, Lahore
- Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Okara
- Ghousia Law College, Okara
- Al-Mizan Law College, Rawalpindi
- Rawalpindi Law College, Rawalpindi
- Muslim Law College, Rawalpindi
- Punjab Law College, Rawalpindi
- Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Sargodha
- Allama Iqbal Law College, Sialkot
- Muhammadan Law College, Sheikhupura
- Lyallpur Law College, Faisalabad
- S. M. Law College, Karachi
- Islamia Law College, Karachi
- Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Nawabshah
- Mirpurkhas Law College, Mirpurkhas
- Universities in Pakistan which have Law College Department
- University Law College, University of Punjab, Lahore
- LUMS, Lahore
- Gilani Law College, BZ University, Multan
further details about this profession can be had from the following Bar councils
Pakistan Bar Council, Rawalpindi
Punjab Bar Council, Fen Road, Lahore
Sindh Bar Council, High Court Building Karachi
Friday, 17 December 2010
Job hopping is one of those subjects that is always relevant, with different people holding varying opinions on the issue. For some, holding a job for any less than four years is a sign of a short-time, while others feel that the minimum time you must remain at a job is a year and anything over two years (with no promotion or new skills growth) shows stagnation.
In general, if you have held at lest three jobs for two years or les on your resume, you may be considered a job-hopper. However, holding a series of jobs for less than two years each is not necessarily as a bad thing, it can be seen as a sign of an ambitious person who is constantly moving forward.
However, staying in one position for another should ideally be based on career and personal advancement; otherwise the job-hopping pattern in your career history might reflect negatively. And although more money and a bigger title usually end up being key factors that influence a job change, it is more important to evaluate whether you are being valued by the company as an employee with integrity, abilities and expertise.
- Consider alternative opportunities with your current employer.
- If anew role doesn’t match expectations, change.
- Look before you leap. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
- Know what you want before you hop and ensure that the move will provide it.
- Never burn your bridges. Maintain cordial relationships with past employers, you never know when you may encounter them again.
Saturday, 4 December 2010
What should I do to sustain myself other than accepting a low salary?
Is it suitable now to jump into another line as I also hold a MBA in marketing?
Should I relocate to another country, e.g. Dubai?
I have 12 years of experience in the shoe and garment retail industry. The problem which I face is the lack of opportunities in retail management, especially in the field of men’s garments. I would like to push my career into the higher management of garments retailing but after trying for different vacancies, I have failed to get a better opportunity. I need a higher salary but there are limited opportunities, and I am unable to grow within the retail world.
I am sure you knew when you took on the job of retail management that it was not one of the most lucrative jobs in Pakistan, then why are you surprised by the lack of both money and opportunities in this field?
The only reason I can think of as to why you would be in retail is that you probably enjoy it. Now why should not you enjoy it, after all, it is a fast paced, dynamic, creative and ever changing filed. Change in retailing is what drives success. Styles change. Customer needs and wants evolve. And you too can be successful in this field if you embrace change and diversity your experience.
No need to look abroad, the fledgling Pakistani retail industry is about to explode. You will be ale to ride the wave of success if you diversify your retail experience to include buying and merchandising, store design and planning and product development. How do you get such exposure? By volunteering your services of course! You would be crazy to think that someone would pay you for it right now, but by getting practical experience pro bono, you will mould yourself into a much sought out retail professional. And if you are an entrepreneur at heart, then you will e able to look into opportunities such as new venture start ups, franchising.