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Jobs in Pakistan – Guide


Finding a Job is no less than an Art. You must equip yourself with the requirements that fulfill the criteria of any job. There are many online websites where you can find an announcement for vacancies or jobs by Government institutes, subsidiaries, private sector enterprises, etc. Some doing a part-time job also can find links to websites where freelance projects are advertised. (Freelancing is a part-time job and you get paid for each task you complete), it is best suited for part-time earners and students.

Candlelight has compiled a database for Job-related updates, which includes links to websites advertising government jobs, private jobs, testing agencies and freelancing websites.

Some notable websites for applying to Government & Private sector Jobs and also find Freelancing job platforms.

Government Jobs Links                              
Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) and Central Superior Services (CSS)
Punjab Public Service Commission
Balochistan Public Service Commission
Sindh Public Service Commission
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission
Azad Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission
Testing Agencies In Pakistan: (Conduct Tests for Institutions)  
National Testing Service
Open Testing Service
Pakistan Testing Service
Career testing service Pakistan
Candidate testing service
Universal testing service
Interior Testing service
Allied testing service
Global Testing Service
Private Sector Job Portals   
Career Okay
Bright Spyre
Apni Jobs
Placing jobs
Rozi Roti
Career Jet
Talent Hunters
Daily Paper PK  
Freelance Job Portals  
Freelance Writing Gigs
College Recruiter

You may also find lots of job Ads on Facebook and Linkedin. Maintain a professional profile, because on Linkedin You have better chances of landing on a job if you have kept an updated personal profile.

State Institutions Owe Merit to Job Applicants in Pakistan

Unemployment is on the rise and due to the imposition of tax; businesses are not offering jobs in the market. Loans and grants demand strict austerity measures; as a result, tax revenue is the only safe resort to meet public expenditure and repayment of loans and their interest.

Pakistan has the highest population of youth but it falls short of catering to this unfilled gap, as most remain illiterate, while others after completing education here move abroad for better opportunities.

Lack of meritocracy and nepotism are the form of rampant malpractices observed at all levels of Government and private sector organizations.

Referral meant to be a reference that meets the eligibility criteria and has the aptitude to function in the given environment but in Pakistan, it means intercession on unlawful grounds or favoring an illegible candidate due to political affiliations, wealthy background, bribery or nepotism.

Hundreds and thousands of ghost posts can be traced out in Balochistan, Sindh, KP, and Punjab. Employees are getting salaries but hardly go to a job and many have started businesses as institute holds them accountable for such illegitimacies.  

Testing services like NTS were highlighted on many occasions for adopting unfair means of minting money and undermining merit. Even on one occasion Central Superior Services (CSS) the most prestigious institute for inducting candidates on notable positions of (BS-17) after undergoing tough examination and interview come into limelight for paper leaks and undue influences by prominent political figures.

Also Read: Japan Offered Skilled Labor Jobs to Pakistan

Public service commissions on provincial levels are the most notorious examination bodies due to their unfair practices. Bribery, political influences are common. You will find least inductions on merit whereas, almost all MNA’s and MPA’s with the illegal use of their authority exert pressure on state departments to induct their selected candidates.

Private sector Jobs are no less misery. They are also associated with the culture of undue influence and bribery are accustomed to those practices. If you want to secure a job you must have strong reference but to some extent, the merit is hailed in private sector organizations at least on the entry and mid-career levels. Beyond that, you may have to find strong political affiliations or some other influential people in your circle to recommend you for senior positions.

In Pakistan, a model resembling that of Japan is in place i.e. Industrial grouping. A few dozen powerful elites have stakes in all sectors of the economy and they highly influence the public as well as the private sector. So you might come to know one day, which is happening already that political representatives or elites from the institute of defense are also the owners and stakeholders of mega private enterprises.

Also Read: Business Ideas and Job Opportunities in Pakistan

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