Month: August 2016

5 Ways to Identify Your Next Career

Want a change but don’t know where to begin? Start here. If a new career is on your list of new year’s resolutions, then a key first step is knowing exactly what career that is: what industry, what role, what type of company. Employers hire people who are decisive about what they want. Even for entry-level roles, an employer expects candidates to demonstrate a genuine interest in the field. But what if you’re interested in many things? What if you have a passion and you’re not sure how to turn it into a career? What if you’re so burned out by your former career that you aren’t excited about anything? Here are five ways to identify new possibilities. ReadRead general news and business publications to see what’s happening in the economy. Pay attention to the stories that engage you— what industries are featured, what companies play a role, what problems are being solved. Read biographies or nonfiction accounts of companies and industries to vicariously experience different fields. Check out industry publications or niche blogs to go deeper into subjects that catch your interest. Find a role modelThink of people whose jobs or lives sound interesting. Even if you’re not sure what they do or why exactly you gravitate toward them, study them. If you know them personally, take them out for coffee. Don’t talk about your job search (that’s...

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7 Things You Should NEVER Include On Your CV

Job seekers tend to focus on what to include on their resume, but it is equally important to know what NOT to include on your resume. What information to include is in your hands, but remember that even small mistakes can backfire and reflect badly on you and in turn hurt your chances of getting shortlisted.Here are a list of things that you should NOT include on your CV. 1) Personal Information; What to include and what to exclude:The basics of personal information that you have to include are Name, Address, Email, and Mobile. This information is necessary for a person to contact you. Make sure that all contact details are current and in working condition. – AddressYour address has to be a place where you can be reached.#Avoid giving an address of some remote location even if it is your permanent address. If you have no permanent address or you are changing locations frequently, do not list it. You can give an email ID instead. – Email IDsYour email ID must be in working condition and you should frequently check it. You can include up to 2 email id’s on your CV. Just ensure you do not include your current company ID on your CV. # Do not include email IDs that are descriptive – like sexysanjoo, chooserekha , Manjeetforsuccess – Please choose a mature email ID for...

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Recruiters Revealed How to Answer 20 Most Common Interview Questions

Job interviews are dreadful things. Most job seekers refer to it as the worst part of the job search, but unfortunately, it is the most important part. Awesome resume and cover letter might get you an interview, but once you have to look the recruiters in the eye and convince them to hire you, it’s easy to lose your nerve. There are two types of questions you might get. There’s the usual, “cliché” kind of questions that are common interview questions asked by most recruiters and much anticipated by job seekers. Some companies take a different approach instead. When probing their potential employees, they rather ask questions the job candidate wouldn’t expect in order to get honest, unrehearsed answers. You can never know what kind of interview questions you will be asked on your job interview, you can only guess based on your research. However, even if you get one of these common interview questions, you can surprise them and answer in a way they wouldn’t expect. Imagine that the recruiter poses the same question all over again hundred times and 99% of the times they get the same or a very similar answer. No wonder such candidate wouldn’t stick in their mind as much as the one who gives them a creative, unique answer. And you want to shine, don’t you? Although we’re not saying you shouldn’t rehearse...

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What to expect from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report The unconventional evolution of Windows 10 continues with the upcoming release of the Anniversary Update, version 1607. It’s not just a service pack. Here’s what’s new.   Microsoft wants you to think of Windows 10 as a service, where new features arrive as they’re ready, and where regular updates are themselves a feature. That’s true in a sense, but Windows 10 is still Windows, a big and sprawling tangle of code that carries an implicit promise of backward compatibility. The “as a feature” part just means more frequent upgrades, which are now called “feature updates” to distinguish themselves from the cumulative monthly “quality updates.” On July 29, Windows 10 celebrates the first anniversary of its release. Four days later, on August 2, a new upgrade — sorry, I mean feature update — will begin rolling out to the 350 million or so devices already running Windows 10. The Anniversary Update is, technically, version 1607, and it is far more than a service pack. In this post and the accompanying gallery, I offer a preview of what you can expect from this major update, based on near-final preview releases. Upgrading Part of the unpleasant reality of Windows as a Service is the necessity for frequent installations of these large feature updates. Over the past few weeks, I’ve installed near-final Windows Insider preview...

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