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100 Useful Social Sites for Every Kind of Job Seeker March 1st, 2010 Whether you’re out of a job, a college student just starting out in the real world, or an old pro looking to make the switch to a new field, finding a great job opening in an economy where unemployment is skyrocketing is a tough task indeed. While finding a job may not always be easy, you can help pave the way to success by using some of the great tools and forums the web offers for those on the hunt for employment. Here you’ll find a list of 100 sites that let you connect with employers, others in your field and potential clients to help get your job search off the ground and your career back on track. General These sites cover a lot of ground when it comes to networking and finding a job, so they’re a great place to start. Jobster: Sign up through this site to create a free career profile, allowing you to search for jobs and for employers to find you.JobFox: JobFox is a bit like a dating site, but for jobs, not singles. College Grads Resume Help Job Prep and Research

20 essential PC shortcuts I've always liked that Windows gives me multiple ways to perform popular tasks. Say you want to print something. You could go to the File menu and select the Print command, or you can press the Ctrl button and the letter P. Ctrl+P is just one example of a keyboard shortcut. I prefer to use shortcuts whenever possible. Get to know the basics There are certain shortcuts I use all day, every day. Copy a selected item: Ctrl+CCut a selected item: Ctrl+XPaste a selected item: Ctrl+VUndo an action: Ctrl+ZRedo that thing I just undid: Ctrl+YSelect everything: Ctrl+APrint: Ctrl+P Manage open windows Chances are, you use your PC to do a lot of things at once. Switch between open windows Alt+Tab If you have lots of open windows and you're not sure exactly which one you need, press Alt+Tab, and get a quick thumbnail view of all open windows. Minimize the window Windows logo key +Down ArrowMinimizing a window is a surefire way to see what's underneath it. Get even funkier with window management

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Readers’ Contributions Dance! Contribute your own tip! There are many, many ways to keep our brains sharp. 10 Sages With 10 Inspiring Messages Throughout the ages there have been a few notable luminaries of humanity that have experienced a transformational harmonization initiated by the vectors of human becoming: love, beauty, and truth. We can look up to these sages for inspiration that cultivates courage, will, and determination to experience an inner transformation as well. Although there are quite a few individuals that we can look to for sage-like guidance, 10 will be focused on here, each with a message they streamed into the global mind in their own unique way. Thich Nhat Hanh When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. Huang Po Those who seek the truth by means of the intellect and learning only get further and further away from it.

The 25 most difficult questions If you are one of those executive types unhappy at your present post and embarking on a New Year's resolution to find a new one, here's a helping hand. The job interview is considered to be the most critical aspect of every expedition that brings you face-to- face with the future boss. One must prepare for it with the same tenacity and quickness as one does for a fencing tournament or a chess match. This article has been excerpted from "PARTING COMPANY: How to Survive the Loss of a Job and Find Another Successfully" by William J. Morin is chairman and Cabrera is president of New York-based Drake Beam Morin, nation's major outplacement firm, which has opened offices in Philadelphia. 1. Since this is often the opening question in an interview, be extracareful that you don't run off at the mouth. 2. You should be able to discuss products or services, revenues, reputation, image, goals, problems, management style, people, history and philosophy. Give your answer a positive tone. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Investment banking interview brainteasers | IBankingFAQ Significantly harder than the last question! Weigh 4 vs 4 (1st Weighing). If they are identical then you know that all of 8 of these are “normal” balls. If, on the 2nd weighing, the scales are unequal then you now know if the “different” ball is heavier (if the 3 non-normal balls were heavier) or lighter (if the 3 non-normal balls were lighter). If, on the 1st Weighing, the balls were not equal then at least you know that the 4 balls not weighed are “normal.” If, on the 2nd weighing from the preceding paragraph, the original heavier group (containing 3 “normal” balls) is still heavier, then either one of the two balls that were NOT replaced are ”different.” If you get this right and can answer within the 30 minutes alloted for the interview, then you probably do deserve the job.

5 Steps to Learning How to Speed Read in 20 minutes Imagine how much time you would save if you could double, even triple, your reading speed. The average American reads between 200-300 words per minute (wpm), and has been reading at that same rate since their mid-teenage years. If you fall within this category, a 300 page novel takes you approximately 7-8 hours to read. If you doubled your reading rate, you would read that same novel in 3.5-4 hours. If you tripled your reading rate, you would breeze through it in about 2.5 hours. In an interview, Bill Gates was once asked, “If you could have a superpower, what would it be?” Successful people read a lot. I had always considered myself a slow reader, and use to think there was nothing I could do about it. I learned that anyone can learn how to speed read. It’s not just for geniuses, and it’s not a myth. If you’re up for the challenge, here is a step-by-step guide to increasing your reading speed and becoming a boss: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Reading does not have a set pace. Happy reading!

Wakacje 2013 @ Espace Français – kurs i nauka francuskiego Warszawa Cours à grande vitesse Wakacje to doskonały moment na rozpoczęcie nauki języka lub na kontynuację oraz doskonalenie już zdobytej wiedzy. Oferta w Espace Français to: intensywne kursy trzytygodniowe, cztery razy w tygodniu (od poniedziałku do czwartku) po 4 godziny lekcyjne, 48 godzin lekcyjnych odpowiadających pełnemu semestrowi nauki, kursy na wszystkich poziomach w dogodnych godzinach, kursy w lipcu, sierpniu i wrześniu. Cel: Opanowanie umiejętności i kompetencji językowych odpowiadających jednemu semestrowi kursów ekstensywnych. Czas trwania: Trzy tygodnie, od poniedziałku do czwartku, 4 godziny lekcyjne dziennie. Cena: 750 PLN Dla studentów i doktorantów oferujemy 50zł zniżki. Jeżeli kontynuujesz naukę w Espace, zobacz jaka zniżka Ci przysługuje. Liczba osób w grupie: od 3 do 8. I data: 08 – 25 lipca II data: 05 – 22 sierpnia III data: 02 – 19 września

How to Write a Book In Your Spare Time Many people say they would like to write a book. That statement is usually in the form of “I have this great book idea”, “I’ve always wanted to write a novel” or “I will write it when I have more time.” I used to say things like that. There are seven days in a week, but someday isn’t one of them. Do It Now I’ve had several friends who have told me they want to write a novel. The best advice I ever got from another writer was this: put your butt in the chair. Stephen King said, “The scariest moment is just before you start.” Making yourself sit down and start typing is something I fight with daily, even after having written two full-length novels. Just put your butt in the chair and start working. Finding Time The most common excuse I hear is “I don’t have time.” I wrote my first two novels by finding fifteen minutes, three times each day. Jeff Goins said, “Spending five hours on a Saturday writing isn’t nearly as valuable as writing thirty minutes every day of the week.” Getting Started Go img

Give your résumé a face lift After avoiding the 7 deadly sins of résumé design, you may be asking, “If I can’t use crazy colors, clip art, and other types of decoration, how do I make my résumé stand out from the crowd?” Like many things, the answer lies in the details. Even if you can’t hire a fancy designer and are stuck with Microsoft Word, a few tweaks can turn your blasé résumé into an elegant and functional showpiece. Update (Oct 25): As promised, here’s a template of the final résumé. Please credit this site, LifeClever, if you post it elsewhere. Before starting your résumé makeover, first take a look at a typical one: Like most résumés, it was created in Microsoft Word. Pick a better typefaceRemove extra indentationsMake it easy to skimApply typographic detailing If you’re using Times New Roman, Word’s default typeface, change it now. At the same point size, Georgia appears larger than Times New Roman, so you’ll want to set the font size a point or two smaller. To do this in Word: Here’s the full page: In Word:

The Best Answers to Tough Interview Questions The Best Answers to Tough Interview Questions Tell me about yourself. This is really more of a request than a question. "I was born in and attended . This response sets a nice tone for starting the interview. Repeat Key Accomplishment Statements Throughout the interview you will be asked numerous questions about your attitude and ability to do the job. Where do you see yourself five years from now? This open-ended question is one of the most difficult and stressful ones job seekers face. "In five years I hope to be working with an employer in an increasingly responsible position, that enables me to utilize my talents and work closely with my colleagues in solving important problems. Do not indicate that you hope to start your own business, change careers, or go back to school. Describe a major goal you've set for yourself recently. Give an example of a goal you both set and achieved. Now that you've had a chance to learn more about us, what would you change about our company? "Not at all.