PIP 035: Take Your Career To The Next Level With Nissar Ahamed
In this episode of your motivational Personal Innovation podcast we are focusing on taking your career to the next level with Ahamed Nissar : Managing Editor of an online publication called careeermetic.com, a platform he created to help people create their unique careers. Careermetis.com aims to be the primary destination for job-seekers and freelancers to find useful advice,insights,resources and inspiration for starting & growing their professional and freelance careers.
He is the Host of Careermetic Podcast: a podcast aimed at empowering today’s job seekers
Nissar absolutely prefers to YOUnovate than stagnate.
He believes that Stagnation is dangerous, bit instead it is important that in this fast pace world we all acquire skills and be updated with what is currently on going in the world.
Since infancy Nissar always wanted to leave a trail in the world. He wanted to live life beyond the normal and that was pushed him as a child and as he was growing it became more clearer.
He said there is more to life than living it normally.
About what he is passionate about, He says what gets him excited is when someone gives him a call or sends an email thanking him for for helping them. The ability to make an impact whether small or big is what keeps him going.
Nissar Ahamed stressed that having formal education is important as it helps to acquire social interactive skills, even though he mentioned that he acquired many skills by actually doing something and practicing what he learned from school while on the job.
To Nissar, being aware of our personality types is important in building our careers. He warned, not to focus on the highest paying job out there, but focus rather on the skill.
Find a job out there that matches your personality not necessary one that that pays very well only.
Nissar Ahamed’s Favourite Quote is: The future belongs to those who prepares for it today by Malcom X. He explain this quote by saying: Every day is important, and in order to get better results in the future, you have to be preparing and taking actions today if not, you will not reach that vision.
As a professional software sales man, Nissar went ahead to create a unique career for hims self as blogger na podcaster. He believes he is living his dream.
What he wants to achieve: empowering people by giving them the guidance, knowledge.
Nissar’s advice on How to take your career to the next level:
1. Fixing the mindset; Think of yourself as a problem solver
2. Nobody cares about you;
3. Be clear about what you want to do
4. Make your job search a job
How did Nisar get started with his Career?
“Some of the things he does to day were accidental, and a lot of try and error as he is willing to try something new each day. his current business; Careermetis.com was suggested to him by a someone else after having a conversation win which the person realised he could be successful with it and it aligns with his passions.
Nissar’s Struggles and challenges: Time management and being more productive
Solutions: Priority management
Nissar’s definition of personal innovation:
Nisar Ahamed defined Personal innovation as, constantly adding value and improving yourself……Being a personal inovator means companies will come seeking for you.
He believes that we all have to start Thinking like a company and you will surely take your career to the next level.
Nissars Icon/mentor is Henry Ford and He also believes he is a brand.
Some core lessons shared by Nisar on how to take your career to the next level
- Reading: The more you read, the more you learn and impact
- Always write down your goals and review them
- Your network is your net-worth. Networking is important because you cant always do everything yourself. Networking can be done online or offline
- Always keep doing something to move the needle forward.
- Take 5 books of what ever subject you want to pursue and apply it
- People care about what you can do for them and not you
- Passion has to be tied to the impact you can do for others.
In Nissar’s Personal Innovation Tool box: theres is LinkedIn, publications and podcasts.
Nissars advice on how to communicate how values and what we stand for.
- Be transparent
- Document things,
- Share everything
Nissars Next Passion project: Nissar wants to provide job listing or jobs board from many international companies where people can apply on his website. www.careermetis.com.