Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2012 - Present


Assist internationally educated/trained professionals to achieve their goal of obtaining a job, career or further education in CanadaOffering services in:~ Canadian Employment Readiness Assessment~ Canadian Educational Program Assessment and Preparation ~ Employment Searching Preparation and~ Canadian Career and Employer Culture Awareness

Sep 2008 - Aug 2012

Employment Counselor

The Working Centre

  • Worked within a team to develop job preparation and marketing tools for internationally educated professionals and a reference guide on english language resources
  • Designed and facilitated workshops on resume writing, job search techniques, as well as networking and interviewing skills and have consistently received over 98% on satisfaction ratings
  • Motivated and coached clients in the use of social media, branding and self-marketing, which results in increased flow of job leads and networking opportunities
  • Liaised with employers, recommended candidates and negotiated paid and volunteer work placements
  • Coached clients individually for interviewing and networking strategies, providing clear and constructive feedback to ensure optimum success 
  • Successfully contributed to internal conferences, including the Job Development Group which formulated methods of establishing relationships with employers throughout the Waterloo Region
  • Conducted regular follow-up activities with clients and consistently received positive feedback including numerous recommendations and reviews for high-quality services
  • Worked within the Employment Ontario framework to provide client-centred support in English, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi
  • Achieved 85% success rate in closing clients files once they reach their work or training goals 
  • Collaborated with teams on a variety of projects and sought and provided support and advice with colleagues in assistance to clients
Jan 2003 - Aug 2008

Automition Operator

  • Utilized, improved and incorporated my interpersonal relations, communication and management skills, conceptual and manual dexterity skills in a manufacturing environment, as well as maintaining high level of motivation to create value for the organization and learn skills for my personal development. 
2000 - 2002

Program Coordinator - Community Mental Health

Aga Khan Health Services, Pakistan
  • Planned, developed and coordinated training program for primary health care providers.
  • Facilitated and delivered training workshops on depression, anxiety, stress and counseling skills.
  • Facilitated community oriented health education sessions for health workers in the community.
  • Conceptualized and developed Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material i.e. poster, flyers and booklets. 
  • Preceptor to BScN Year II student of Aga Khan University School of Nursing
  • Overlooked publication of Newsletter on mental health on the occasion of World Mental Health Day
  • Developed budget and strategic goals for Mental Health Program of AKHS, P
  • Conducted various research studies on mental health issues
  • Network with community based organizations for highlighting the importance of mental health at community level.
1996 - 1999

Addiction Counselor

Sadaqat Clinic

Performed individual, group and family counseling, social skill training, vocational guidance and spiritual education (12 Step program). Delivered in-house training programs / workshops for doctors and staff on addiction, personal development and management issues.


2009 - Present


Conestoga College

Student, Human Resource Development program, Conestoga College.

2004 - 2008


Conestoga College
1992 - 1994


Karachi University



Personal Branding Strategies

Career Guidance and Counseling

Strategic Job Search


Feb 2004 - Present

Personality Dimensions

Career / LifeSkills Resources Inc.
Dec 2010 - Present

MBTI Step I & II