Muscat: An Omani author, Khalfan bin Seif Al Touqi, has written a book in Arabic especially aimed at the youth in the Gulf region, urging them to learn life skills that they did not encounter in college.
“What You Don’t Learn in University,” written by Khalfan bin Seif Al Touqi, an Omani, was released yesterday under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Omar Al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.
“The book is meant to guide the youth in learning important professional skills specific to the region and required to advance their career,” the author said.
“It dwells on my own experience in career development and includes experiential advice from professionals, company managers, academics, and human resources personnel,” he added.
Pointing out that industries today seek exceptional qualities in the human resources they hire, Al Touqisaid the region’s youth will struggle if they remained content with ‘routine’ qualities.
With his book, which is divided into 18 chapters, he hopes to reach his target audience with a conversational writing style which connects with the readers and makes reading enjoyable for them.
Al Touqi previously worked with the Student Activity and Career Guidance department at the Sultan Qaboos University. In his book, he also explores many modern academic theories, taught by career development professionals globally. He believes that along with university level students, diploma and school certificate holders will also benefit if they learn some important life skills.