Mock interviews Session – January 28th 2022

Under the supervision of Ms. Tehseen Azhar – Director of Alumni Relations and Senior Lecturer (MS), a second Mock Interviews session was organized on Friday, January 28th, 2022, this time exclusively for the students of the Professional Development course (BBA VIII). The panelists for the session were Mr. Naveed Akhtar (CHRP) – Head of HR at Green Crescent Trust, Mr. Nabeel Shaikh – Senior Director & Head of FS at Riyad Capital and Mr. Talha Nisar Khan – Head of HR at IFCONDITION (SMC Private) Limited.

The first panelist Mr. Naveed Akhtar is a Certified Human Resource Professional CHRP with 10+ years of working experience in the HR field. Currently, he is associated with Green Crescent Trust as the Head of HR. Throughout his career, he’s been participating in designing HR Strategies for the Social Development Sector. The second panelist Mr. Nabeel Shaikh is a veteran investment banker, serial entrepreneur, corporate trainer and career coach. He has more than 15 years of global consulting experience, including Big 4 accounting firms, Fintech architecture design and process optimization initiatives. The third panelist Mr. Talha Nisar Khan is a seasoned HR Professional with 11+ years of working experience in the manufacturing and service sectors. Currently, he is associated with IFCONDITION (SMC Private) Limited as the Head of HR.

The objective of these mock interviews was to offer graduating students a simulation of actual job interviews and provide them immediate constructive feedback. The panelists put them in real-life scenarios and ask how they would tackle/resolve those particular issues. Provided a glimpse of what the recruiters look for in a particular candidate of their chosen field, how they can improve their profile to stand out from the crowd and how they can ace the interviews to get their preferred jobs. The session was attended by 23 final year students of the MS Department.