Shaping the Professionals
Bridging the Gap Between
Talent and Corporations
Telenor Pakistan is an organization widely celebrated for its work ethics and today we are proud to be
Pakistan’s Most Preferred Employer 2009 (Rozee.pk). Our vision is to be always recognized for our
high potential, dedicated and engaged workforce, which proudly upholds the values and traditions that
make Telenor Pakistan a place second to none in the country!
Following are the four unique attributes of Telenor Pakistan’s working environment, which are
encouraged and practiced every day.
Develop Your Do CGPA’s matter? strengths at best use. Look can convince your employers
“The good thing about Telenor
At Telenor Pakistan, this is not around and see what qualifica- that you have what they need to
Career Path the only criteria. What is tions and skill sets are currently get the job done, even though
is that people believe in
learning from each other here.
Equal We Are We appreciate the camaraderie
Most people make their career important is that you have been needed by the job market. Visit
you haven’t got a major in the It was only at Telenor that I
and ease of communication that able to develop your skills and job fairs and company websites.
Equally We Work comes with an open environ-
decisions by looking at the world
interests fully, you have a clear If there is a requirement for discipline, you might be
learnt what good team
around them and then trying to
ment, while at the same time career path, and can provide MBAs in the job market, you considered. Of course for pure
reshape themselves to fit in. But
promoting higher collaboration might want to see which area
this is the opposite of what evidence to backup what you technical jobs having a major in Yasir Hameed
and cooperation between our have put on your CV. Other specifically is more in demand
needs to be done. the area is essential. Intern: Products & Platform
people. factors include: hunger for (Finance, Accounts, Advertising,
Defining the best career path for knowledge, passion for work, Marketing etc). You can then
Ideas That Light Up yourself is a journey that begins What is the future of
The Organization inward: it is an evolution of self
positive energy and eagerness
decide your major accordingly.
Lead the Way
key element in determining their awareness. You need to become
outlook towards work, breeding aware of your skills, your talents, Does a major direct and engineers (IT We often hear people talk about
responsibility in order to utilize your energies, your individual What is more the career path that I and otherwise) in the how intense the competition is.
our fullest potentials. assets, and your unique natural important: CGPA’s plan to take? telecommunication The truth is, it is! Different people
resources. This self-awareness is co-curriculum or Not all the time. There are sector? bring different skills and talents
There is no concept of inferiority Open Space the vehicle that will take you
internship instances when an individual The telecom sector is fast
to the table. What differentiates
or superiority among colleagues
at Telenor Pakistan because of Environment toward a more satisfying career.
experience? may have a major in one area growing and expanding rapidly.
them from each other is the fact
that how unique these skills are
There are a number of
the fact, that everyone is How do I plan my CGPA’s are the basis for the but might be working in another.
opportunities in the industry
and how many. You need to
expected to respect others in assessment of any individual but
order to be respected. We career path? at Telenor Pakistan, this is not
This depends a lot on the way which holds a lot of potential for
aspire to be different, creative
First, examine your interests and you present your CV and and one step ahead. You need
promote humility and take a the only criteria we look at. business graduates and
abilities. Discover what you are to have a proactive rather than a
strong sense of pride in the fact Taking our equality into context, Others are extra- or yourself in an interview. If you engineers.
really good at and enjoy doing? reactive outlook when it comes
that from top to bottom there is given the parameters of a high co-curricular activities, active to your career. Develop and
a strong sense of equality, which performance culture, coupled Then, see which industry participation in college/ How can Telenor communicate your talents and
interests you. Is it telecommuni-
is the binding force behind this with the ease and comfort of an
cations, banking, insurance,
university clubs, debates, “I understand why companies help? skills in a way that makes you
culture. open office environment, we competitions, etc. Those like Telenor achieve such great seem to be the perfect
media, research & education, Telenor Pakistan conducts Career
aim to provide excellent internships are considered of heights in a short span of time. It candidate. You need to sell
platforms for innovation and arts, etc. Start learning more Management Workshops, and
High Performance Our open space environment hence strongly encourage ideas about the industry by visiting
value that have a definite
outcome, i.e. are project based
is because of their supportive has a Telenor Pakistan Ambassa- yourself effectively!
culture, aggressive work styles
Culture is unique in its own right as there that light up the organization. All company websites and reading and lead to achievements which dors (Internships) Program. These
Another very important compo- is no protocol, no red tape and ideas are appreciated at Telenor up. Map your strengths and interns can highlight in their CVs.
and the application of their value
help graduates to choose their How can I build an
nent of our way of working is our no bureaucracy. With the high Pakistan, and if one can manage interests against a company’s system in one’s personal and
career paths, improve skills effective CV?
high performance culture that levels of approachability, our to secure a commitment and areas of work. Narrow down your professional life.’’ A CV is an introduction to
utilizes the diversity of its people can now get work done buy in from the stakeholders, he choice and choose your major. How do I choose a needed to apply for jobs success-
yourself. It is important that you
fully, and build professionalism by
workforce as its key strength. formally as well as informally, by or she shall have the opportu- Look out for and choose the college major? Muhammad Usman make your introduction effective
The level of trust and empower- nity to handle the task at their right internships. Apply for the See what interests you and Intern: Accounts giving exposure to a modern and full of impact. The following
avoiding systems of “requests
ment enjoyed by our people is a and appointments”. own. right jobs. where you can put your office environment. pointers may help:
Shaping the Professionals of Tomorrow www.telenor.com.pk/careers
1. The contact details are your options. If you are unable to “At Telenor, I learnt what I could How can I evaluate What is Telenor
always placed on the top. get an internship at your
The email address should be preferred place, apply for
not find in books. I dealt with real
problems and I learnt how to
my responses? Pakistan’s culture?
professional and the contact internship to the next place on design solutions while starting An interview provides a learning Telenor Pakistan’s culture is
number operational. your list. from scratch. I learnt how to opportunity after which you can open, progressive and profes-
convert nothings into look back and analyse your sional. We offer a number of
everything.’’ responses. You tend to get universal benefits to our
2. If you are attaching a picture When should better and more confident over employees. We offer
with the CV , it must be a
graduates start Muhammad Asad time with your own experiences. non-discriminatory medical and
Intern: Network Planning &
applying for jobs? Design
The one thing you will always insurance policies in addition to
3. You career objective does not gain from an interview is contributory provident fund and
need to be a paragraph. It Six months before graduating. valuable experience from which gratuity.
should be a statement no
What are the key you can learn.
longer than 2 to 3 lines. How should one things I need to know Telenor Pakistan allows a smart
decide where to to give an effective How can I evaluate casual dress code, empowering
4. The CV must sum up all apply and for what interview? my salary package? employees with the right to
relevant details. It must be choose whatever they feel
concise and well-versed.
positions ? Remember the 4 A’s: You need to balance your
priorities: Is money more comfortable in. All employees,
If you have a clear career path, * Apparel: Dress formally (It is
and are aware of the direction in preferred) important for you than the from senior management to
5. Experience usually proceeds opportunity to get your first job? entry level officers, share the
which you want to go, then you
academic qualifications on * Audible: Be clear and audible You need to balance your career same workspace and the same
should be selective in applying
the CV. to the interviewers in your growth prospects vs. your
to those companies that you privileges in an open space
know you can contribute answers starting salary. Getting into an
environment. Absence of
6. Highlight your experience organization of choice should be
positively to. Prioritize your physical dividers means fewer
( Academic, Professional and * Aware: Know about the preferred over a better first
preferred employers, and communication barriers. This
Co-curricular) but do not position you’re being salary package – especially if
gradually work your way down. way teams are more aligned
provide excessive details. interviewed for the job is going to help you
move forward on your chosen with each others work, resulting
7. As a student or fresh Is it okay to apply * Authority: Be confident in your career path. in quicker decision making. Telenor Pakistan’s What can Telenor We have also asked STEP to
conduct accessibility audits of
graduate, try to build a one for multiple answers by having complete
Commitment Pakistan do?
positions in one
details and evidence of all your
General FAQs “I learnt to handle consumer
criticism and what it takes to turn
Telenor Pakistan is committed to
the creation of a diverse
At Telenor Pakistan, we believe
we can help. Our aim is to
our buildings so that we can
begin by making the changes
Are Internships firm? Authority can be exercised by Telenor Pakistan is among the
an angry customer into a loyal
one! No textbook in the world can workforce, which accurately become the most
needed to offer easy
accessibility to disabled persons.
At Telenor Pakistan, even practicing the following:
important? though it is easy to apply for a
largest telecommunication teach you this thing but at TP I , reflects the needs and aspirations
of our employees, our customers
disabled-friendly company in
Pakistan in terms of
As a start, two of our sales &
Those Internships are consid- groups in the world. We are learnt it practically !” service centers have been made
number of positions at the same 1 Conduct a self SWOT analysis always in search for high and the community we serve. We employment, service, and accessible to PWDs. Telenor
ered of value that have a definite
outcome, i.e. are project based
time, this does not reflect well on (Strengths, Weaknesses, potential talent, which can help Rabia Ali are also committed to the community support. To do this Pakistan has so far established 3
an applicant and shows that Opportunities, Threats) of Intern: Sales & Distribution creation of effective workplace we will integrate persons with fully equipped assistive
and lead to achievements which us achieve our vision ‘Here to
they are not clear about what yourself, before the interview. disability management practices disabilities fully into the technology training labs at
interns can highlight on their Help’. Telenor Pakistan offers
they want. It is best to be to enable disabled employees to organization, create awareness National Institute of Special
CVs. Telenor Pakistan exciting and challenging careers make a significant contribution in about their abilities, and include
selective. 2 Do your homework on the with competitive pay, excellent Education, National Training
Internships are project based their place of employment, in jobs them wholly into everyday life
company you are being benefits and exceptional Center for Special Persons
where interns are given the matched to their skills and with the help of assistive
same job tools as any other Focus on interviewed at. advancement opportunities. abilities. technologies.
(NTCSP), and Special Talent
employee (Laptop, SIM & Delivering 3 Stay focused and do not
mobile and company transport
deviate from the
How to apply for jobs Background on In order to create awareness in
the society, Telenor Pakistan has
for female interns). All career oriented people work
conversation. at Telenor? Persons with What has Telenor initiated the first
hard to both develop their skills Please visit the Careers section
Internships play a big part in and lead the way to set bench on our website
Disabilities Pakistan done so far? corporate-sponsored disability
4 Keep your answers short. “Telenor is proud to be Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) awareness program on Radio.
getting a good job later on, so marks before their interview. www.telenor.com.pk/careers Telenor Pakistan is working in close
Pakistan’s Most Preferred make up a large part of Pakistan's We have also launched
plan it right. Apply for a field that However it is very important that association with STEP (Special
population approximately 16 Pakistan’s first comprehensive
is relevant to your studies, and you are able to communicate Employer - 2009” Talent Exchange Program, a
go for the right exposure. Get your achievements, your
How do I make sure What positions (Rozee.pk) million. Even though they have a
service manual for PWDs.
the most out of your experience. capabilities, talent and skills that my non verbal are available in lot to offer as a qualified
workforce, disabled persons have working with disabled persons on In the field of sports we are
Be serious and professional, most effectively. You must communication is Telenor? “My project not only gave me a
not been integrated into society. disability issues). currently working with Pakistan
offer help for extra tasks, and do Blind Cricket Council on blind
your best in the assigned duty.
always aim at achieving your effective? The Careers section is chance to learn about Telenor There are a number of reasons for We have had initial brainstorming
cricket talent hunt programs.
objectives and for students and Non-verbal communication constantly updated with new but also the issue of disability, this: sessions with STEP to identify
Do not restrict yourself to just graduates the objective is to get job positions. Please visit areas in which we (Telenor
the project that is assigned, a job you love to do and that
includes body language, eye
which in itself is a very vast
1 A general lack of awareness, Pakistan and STEP) believe and
movement, gestures, the way a chapter. My association with the
learn about other functions as rewards you for your efforts. You person sits, stands etc. regularly. issue will remain even after my
education or training can make a difference. To help coming up?
well. need to nail your interview! create awareness among Our employees will be visiting
Non-verbal communication can internship. My internship helped 2 Lack of a structured program
have a big impact on employers What is the average me to grow professionally while to mainstream PWDs
employees about issues related learning centers for PWDs to see
How do I find How can I create a as a number of subtle messages response time for encouraging me to become an including inaccessibility to
to disabilities and to help sensitize
them to these issues, we are
how various organizations are
working with disabled persons in
internships and positive self can be conveyed unintention- applications? intrinsically motivated person public transport, buildings, currently conducting Disability areas such as education,
decide where to concept? ally. Try to be as confident and Our average response time is who is now a more responsible schools, offices and Awareness Training workshops in accessibility, mainstreaming and
composed as possible, maintain shopping areas collaboration with STEP.
intern? Know your strengths, abilities
eye contact with interviewers,
two weeks after the deadline for citizen of Pakistan socially.’’
Furthermore we are conducting
to see how employees can
Ask around, visit company and skills. Be confident about the application given on the volunteer for different projects.
and speak clearly after listening 3 Lack of awareness among Basic Sign Language Training We are now pro-actively
websites, write to company yourself and what you can do.
carefully to the question. Be
careers page. Sometimes this Alishan Samdani sessions for employees so that
Build on your talent and may take longer. the public about their issues, encouraging qualified disabled
representatives, get information courteous and polite at all times. Intern: Corporate they are able to communicate
from job fairs. Your decision on interests and highlight what individuals to apply for positions
4 Lack of employment with people with multiple
where to intern should be based you’re good at. Feel good about at Telenor Pakistan.
opportunities, etc. disabilities.
on your career path. Prioritize yourself.