June 13, 2011 Category : Science & Technology
Help me get an all-expense paid six week internship in Singapore for a social media start up called MyCube. Only 30 young people from more than 20 countires are going to be a part of this internship!
I have been shortlisted and have to compete for the final two spots. I have to sign in 250 users on the social media website beta.mycube.com! using my invitation code.
1. Go to beta.mycube.com
2. Type in this code: mcchintanz at the 'enter your activation code' box and click join.
3. Just submit the small details which it asks(Seriously, its a 30 seconds form - asking for DOB, e-mail, Country and password!
This contest ends on 14th June! Please, help me - its only a simple sign in!
And, hi! BTW you will also get 10$ upon sign up (which maybe redeemed later) :)
Please, also pass along this information in your network.
Thanks a ton!
February 14, 2011 Category : Jobs walk-in
I will be hosting an article-writing competition in my campus. This is a competition in association of 21fools.com(an online magazine) with MATRIX (a club here) with freshersworld.com!
Here are a few details if you wish to know:
The students can share their views on any of these subjects:
Be Foolish Be Happy
Life in a Metro
Cricket world cup
Roots of corruption
February 11, 2011 Category : Jobs walk-in
I know its a bit too late, but, I wish to intimate to you all that I have successfully conducted an Interaction session here in my campus on February-1 as "Igniting Minds".
The interaction session's speaker was a fourth year student of my campus - Shashank Todwal. He has an extremely impressive profile which includes a job offer from Google, California and he also owns his own company - The Freelancer's Alliance.
For viewing his full profile please visit:www.shashanktodwal.com.
The session was planned by me in November and due to exams, vacations or unavailability of the speaker it always kept on post ponding. Anyways, it was a awesome feeling to host the event and people showing keen interest in attending. Approximately, 60 people attended the event. The event started with me speaking a bit about freshersworld.com and then introducing Shashank Todwal. Shashank then carried on from there and enlightened all of the students there with his views on Entrepreneurship, Exploring oneself, why he's not doing an MBA and why he will be rather working at Google, Gurgaon rather than Google, California. He also told how he got an internship abroad at Singapore and his experience of being a Google Technology User Group Goa State In charge and Mozilla Group Founder in the campus as well! He expressed his love for computers and being workaholic. He also cleared the doubt: To what extent is academic excellence important and how it depends on your career path. And at the end he also showed some pictures of Gurgaon IT Hub and his Google, Gurgaon office there where he has already started to work part-time!
All the attendees seemed very interested and enthusiastic. They questioned the speaker wherever they had a doubt and seemed contented with his explanations and thoughts.
The talk lasted for a hour and thereafter attendees also took some career guidance from Shashank Todwal in person for about half an hour! All in all it was a huge success!
Cheers to all CA's, Southern Spartans and Freshersworld.com!!
January 25, 2011 Category : Science & Technology
Have you ever traded stocks at the real markets? Often people are scared of the stock markets because of the continuous activity it observes every second. Few people are not aware on how these markets operate but they are always looking for some greater knowledge on how to invest and stay safe at the same time.
Inspired by this I decided to share few interesting websites, where you can play with virtual cash on “real markets” in your country. For now, I have included websites which uses market data from India and the US.
A MoneyControl.com entity, the portal is designed nicely. Registration is FREE and easy after which the user receives Indian Rupees 25 Lakhs which can be used for Buying & Selling and even Short selling. You can buy & sell stocks based on real streaming data from the NSE (National Stock Exchange, India). The experience you will have will be full of learn while you play.
Not much appreciable on the design part, however the website is organized in a very simple way. You can get access to a bunch of learning resources, Stock Games and even get to take part in Contests. Khelostocks streams Live data from two big stock indices of India namely, NIFTY and SENSEX.
#3. We Seed
With a great appearance and design, I found this one to be a great choice for beginners as well experts. You get to shop for companies in the United States using an easy to search module and you can pick up companies from the well-prepared categories. You can even take up a short course on Investment in three easy to learn levels. Overall exploring through this website is a great fun.
As the name says, you get to do Virtual trading using the Live data from the Wall Street. The website offers some unique contests where it distributes real cash prizes to winners of the trading game. It also let you create your own Contests for Free for your friends and colleagues to play on your custom created market. And everyone including you get a chance to win real cash prizes. Isn’t that cool?
So next time you feel inspired about playing the stock markets, do try out these websites to test your market sense.
January 25, 2011 Category : Higher Studies
*Person above 18 years of age and over 50 Kgs. in weight can donate blood once in three months.
* A normal adult has five to six liters of blood in his/her body of which only 300 ml is used during blood donation.
* This blood is replaced by your body within 24 to 48 hours!
* No special diet, rest or medicine is required after blood donation.
* The donor should not have taken any medicine in the last 48 hours.
* The donor should not have contacted jaundice in the previous three years.
* Every donor is given a medical checkup prior to donation to see if he/she is medically fit and doesn't suffer from anemia, high blood pressure etc.,
* The donor cannot contract AIDS or any other disease by donating blood.
January 23, 2011 Category : Careers & Training
Well, I guess your attire creates the first impression when you appear for an interview. So, let's have a look at some of the points to consider while appearing for an interview:
1) Hairs should be properly cut. No Stylish cuts until applying for modeling job.
2) Black or Dark blue suits and light shade shirts give a corporate look.
3) Shocks should be dark colored with black shoes. No light colored shocks. No stylish shoes.
4) The wrist watch should be a simple one!!
5) Cut your nails and shave your beard!
6) Spectacles should be dark and professional rather than being trendy!!
7) Carry a professional folder or file with you which contains your resume, original mark sheets, A 4 size paper and one blue writing ball pen.
8) Avoid light colored ties. Go for corporate print.
9) Wear black leather belts. Avoid wearing trendy belts.
1) Hair should be properly groomed and tie them up if you have long hair!
2) Women can wear sarees, salwar suits or corporate suits. Choose normal colors no bright shades. If wearing Suits go for dark blue or black.
3) Don’t wear too many accessories and also wear a light shade nailpolish!
4) Avoid wearing high heeled sandals or shoes.
5) Avoid using too much make up. Look natural and wear natural color lip sticks. Don’t use dark eye shadow.
6) Your spectacles should look professional if you wear them.
7) Wear normal size earrings and avoid using long hanging rings. If you have more than two ear holes. Leave the rest ear holes empty.
8) Wear small sized nose pin. Avoid big rings.
9) Wear a Black coat if wearing saree or Salwar suit. It gives a professional look.
10) Avoid carrying big trendy fashionable purse for interview. Carry small professional looking ones.
11) Conservative hosiery at or near skin color.
12) Don’t carry long nails. Cut them to a proper size and also avoid too much perfume.
Dress properly and pass the interview with flying colors.
January 15, 2011 Category : Higher Studies
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January 15, 2011 Category : Higher Studies
- List your technical knowledge first, in an organized way. Your technical strengths must stand out clearly at the beginning of your resume. You should list as many directly relevant buzz words as you can which reflect your knowledge and experience. List all operating systems and UNIX flavors you know. List all programming languages and platforms with which you're experienced. List all software you are skilled with.
- List your qualifications in order of relevance, from most to least. Only list your degree and educational qualifications first if they are truly relevant to the job for which you are applying. If you've already done what you want to do in a new job, by all means, list it first, even if it wasn't your most recent job. Abandon any strict adherence to a chronological ordering of your experience.
- Quantify your experience wherever possible. Cite numerical figures, such as monetary budgets/funds saved, time periods/efficiency improved, lines of code written/debugged, numbers of machines administered/fixed, etc. which demonstrate progress or accomplishments due directly to your work.
- Begin sentences with action verbs. Portray yourself as someone who is active, uses their brain, and gets things done. Stick with the past tense, even for descriptions of currently held positions, to avoid confusion.
- Don't sell yourself short. This is by far the biggest mistake of all resumes, technical and otherwise. Your experiences are worthy for review by hiring managers. Be sure to thoroughly "sell" yourself by highlighting all of your strengths. If you've got a valuable asset which doesn't seem to fit into any existing components of your resume, list it anyway as its own resume segment.
January 14, 2011 Category : Higher Studies
1. If you’ve got connections, use them
Name-dropping works. For one, an employer feels a subconscious obligation to give you a solid chance if you have a mutual contact. In fact, they will probably have to find a good reason not to hire you if it might affect their social life or business. Also, human beings are ethnocentric creatures — which means they’re hesitant to let anyone into their world that they don’t know. This is one of the oldest cover letter tips ever used, but it still works. Establish a connection and they’re more likely to take a chance.
2. Never address “To Whom it May Concern.”
This is one of the cover letter tips you need to keep at the forefront of your mind. Even if they know you don’t know them, saying their name gets their attention, as if the letter is truly to them. It makes it more personal. Besides, if you don’t have the brains to research a name, they don’t want you. It shows you care about the position and are willing to do some homework. Otherwise you’re like that shameless spammer on Facebook who is always promoting his band that no one likes—“Be my friend! Be my friend!” No one likes that guy, so don’t act like him.
3. Keep it Conversational.
Keeping the cover letter conversational is one of the best cover letter tips out there. Show some personality and the reader is less likely to crumple it up and shoot a basket. This type of language makes people feel like you have rapport even if you’ve never met.
4. Brag about yourself.
While your dedication to telling the world how awesome you are hasn’t scored you many friends in the past, here is your chance to put it out there without everyone leaving the room talking about what a douche bag your are. Finally. Tell them why you’re the man or woman for the job. Having the confidence to state it straight up sends the signal that you really are qualified.
The more specific, tangible, and measurable the better because it tells them you’re not just winging it.
5. Always talk about your achievements.
They don’t just want another employee—they want the best, and achievements mark you as a high-value individual. Use bullet points to cover more space, creating the illusion there is more information than there actually is. Most cover letter tips will tell you not to list your accomplishments, but this is where you want to brag away.
6. Don’t just parrot your resume.
Your cover letter, though short and simple, is an asset that will pave the way for your future income, and a lot of prospective employees make the mistake of writing exactly what is on the resume. Don’t do this—it shows a lack of creativity. Your cover letter should expand and serve as a bridge to your resume. Since it’s the first thing they see, make it count. This goes back to the previous point- it’s one of the crucial cover letter tips. Brag and talk about how great you are but don’t just summarize your resume.
7. Don’t come across as a Harvard prude, even if you are one.
Professionalism is nice, but no one wants to work with a pompous ass. If that’s not how you talk on a daily basis, tone it down. If that is how you talk, you’ve got bigger problems than I can solve. Write like a kindergartner. Okay, I don’t mean write sentences like “Jane likes jobs. Jane wants money.” I mean be clear and simple, and sound out your words while you write to make sure they aren’t too sophisticated. And definitely don’t talk about how this is one of the awesome cover letter tips you found here. You don’t have to spill the beans like a kindergartener would either, just be clear, concise and readable.
8. Email letters should be short and sweet!!
Long emails waste time that could be better spent on Facebook. Once they open your resume they’ve decided to invest some time in you, so they are psychologically prepared for more information. Einstein once said, “Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.” Anything more will make you seem like a possible future headache.
9. Attack them from all angles.
If you don’t have submission guidelines, send the resume as an attachment and an email. Then point it out. “I’m such a great fella I sent this as an email AND an attachment.” The message is you are the type of person who will make their life easier.
January 13, 2011 Category : Higher Studies
Here are 15 objective statements that you can rewrite/edit and use for your resume:
1. “Obtain a position at ABC institute where I can maximize my training experience, program development skills and my teaching abilities.“
2. “Seeking a position that will benefit from my sales experience, positive interaction skills and industry contacts where my twelve years’ experience can improve the sales results.”
3. “Sales manager position where my skills and experience can be effectively utilized for increased profitability and product sales volume by developing a dynamic team.”
4. “Seeking a project management position with leadership responsibilities including problem solving, planning, organizing and managing budgets.”
5. “Seeking a position in an office environment, where there is a need for a variety of office management tasks including – computer knowledge, organizational abilities, business intelligence and database program use.”
6. “Obtain a position as a team-player in a people-oriented organization where I can maximize my customer-service experience in a challenging environment to achieve the corporate goals.”
7. “To obtain a position as a School Teacher that will utilize my strong dedication to children’s development and to their educational needs.”
8. “To obtain a position as an office Secretary in which my computer knowledge, and organizational abilities can be fully utilized.”
9. “To obtain a position as a software program designer in a challenging environment that utilizes team-work effort for researching, learning and developing new high-tech products. “
10. “Customer care representative position where my customer relations experience can be fully utilized to improve customer satisfaction and enhance the company brand name.”
11. “Create business strategies and develop existing customer sales, marketing tools and product launching.”
12. “To obtain a human resources management position where I can effectively utilize my expertise in employee relations and staff recruitment.”
13. “Product Marketing position that utilizes my marketing experience and enables me to make a positive contribution to the company.”
14. “To secure a position that will lead to a lasting working relationship in the field of accounting or bookkeeping.”
15. “To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background and ability to work well with people.”