Thursday, July 30, 2020

Dos and Donts of Job Hunting (Expert Advice)

Do’s and Don’ts of Job Hunting (Expert Advice) Are you looking for a job right now? Are you a fresh college graduate and looking to build a career? Or are you a an experienced professional who wants to leave his current position and go elsewhere to try something new?Whatever the reason may be, you have come to the right place. I have been around the block a few times; I know a lot about the current trends in job hunting. It has changed so much just in the past decade alone!If you want to stand a chance at landing your next job, then you need to ace the job search phase. This article contains plenty of expert advice on what you should do and what you should never do.If you are a millennial who has recently graduated, then you may already be familiar with a couple of these points. However, if you are a seasoned veteran, then it has been quite some time since you have used technology to search for jobs. As a result, many of these things may be quite new to you.Regardless of your age, you will definitely come across points here that you may never have thought of. In the year 2016, the job market has become extremely competitive, with an ever increasing pool of educated and skilled workers looking for jobs. You need to pull out all the stops while hunting for jobs.And it is a hunt, indeed. Only around two decades ago, applicants would simply apply to their job by normal means and land an interview. In the age of the internet, you need to go the extra mile to stand out amongst the crowd.You need to actively “hunt” for opportunities; nothing will come to you on a silver platter. You need to be very proactive and engaged in the job hunting phase to boost your chances of getting an interview. © Shutterstock.com | BPTUWe have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts of the job search phase from experts. Many articles only list positive tips and tricks and though that is important, it does not paint the whole picture. We also want to present the things you should definitely avoid doing. Keeping both of these things in mind, you will significantly raise your success while job hunting.DO’S OF JOB HUNTINGHave a Professional Online PresenceIn this day and age, social media and online networks have become the norm in our society. Around 20 years ago, companies would only publish ads in newspapers and only read your paper resume.Nowadays, the entire game has changed entirely. Employers search for you on Google and see how your online presence is. A paper resume fails to capture every single achievement and quality of a candidate.As a result, employers refer to Google to find out more about your professional credentials. If you do not have any online presence, it is very difficul t to trust the credibility of people these days. So taking steps to create an online presence will help you in securing a job. This is where having a LinkedIn profile comes in very handy.A Complete LinkedIn ProfileIf you do not have a LinkedIn profile as you are reading this, go create one right now! You will be shooting yourself in the foot if you apply for positions online and do not have a professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is an employer’s go-to source for acquiring inside information on a candidate.More than 90% of recruiters use this powerful tool to search for candidates. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, which are very casual in nature, LinkedIn is a professional network made for professionals â€" job seekers and jobholders.Jobholders regularly update their profile to reflect their current status in a given position at a company, and job seekers update their profile to include skills and experiences that will persuade recruiters into hiring them. Let’s go through what it means to have a complete LinkedIn profile that will impress recruiters at first glance.Professional PhotoResumes typically do not contain any photo whatsoever; it is a page full of text. However, recruiters want to know what you look like, so a quick Google search should result in your LinkedIn profile. The first thing that they will see is your professional photo. The keyword here is professional.Your Facebook and Twitter accounts are more personal, so you can have more fun with it, especially when it comes to your profile picture. However, LinkedIn is nothing like that. You need to be on your best behavior on Linkedin and a good way to convey that message is to have a clean, professional photo. We suggest a headshot, which includes your entire head and goes down to just below your neck. This is just enough to show recruiters your facial appearance and the clothing you wear.When it comes to attire, go professional. Wear a suit if you are male and a pantsuit if you are female. L ight colors look best on a computer screen, so wear a white dress shirt or button-up shirt. There is nothing particularly wrong with wearing a dark shirt but when you pair it with a jacket or blazer, it looks a bit odd.Hence, the safest option is to go with a light-colored shirt and wear a dark-colored blazer or jacket. This is the perfect business attire you should wear in your photo that propels you forward on LinkedIn. In addition to what you are wearing, bear in mind the background and foreground. Always take the photo against a very light background and with plenty of light in front of you. With a more vibrant face against a white background, the attention will be solely on your face.We recommend going to a professional photographer at a photo studio and getting a photo headshot. All photographers these days are quite familiar with the LinkedIn photo style. If you simply ask for a LinkedIn professional photo, they will have you covered.Follow this tips on shooting a great photo for your resume. SummaryThis is arguably the most important part of your LinkedIn profile. The first block of text on your profile page should succinctly capture exactly who are you and what you aspire to accomplish. Several key elements make for a killer LinkedIn profile. If you are able to make your make your personality shine through and be very engaging and authentic, you can convince almost any recruiter to pay attention.Studies have shown that recruiters do not spend a lot of time on a paper resume, and barely more so on a LinkedIn profile. The most time they do spend happens to be on the summary section.Recruiters are not looking for robots who are boring and lack personality. Far too many unknowingly present themselves in this manner. They want actual people in their organization, those who are communicative and friendly. Do not write another run-of-the-mill summary that is very forgettable. Of course, keep it professional but play around with it just a bit to get your pers onality across.Being authentic is a very strong quality trait that is admired by many recruiters, so be sure to incorporate as much about yourself as you can. Nobody likes a bland person, so make sure to state your personal mission and vision you have for your career. When you are applying to several similar positions, you will notice that there is a common thread linking all of them. Incorporate words into your summary that touch upon all of them. This shows recruiters that you have a wide range of vocabulary, and everybody loves somebody who can write.Resumes never use  the word “I” and “my”; they are always written in third person without the pronoun. On the other hand, your LinkedIn summary should have words like “I” and “my.” You want to write it in a conversational tone to make it engaging for those who are reading it.This makes it easier for somebody to connect with you when you use such personal pronouns. Don’t go crazy with it, but use it whenever you feel that it suits the sentence. Tie in all of your relevant experiences and education to the position you are hoping to land in your summary. Do not make it too general; try to tailor it to a particular position you are applying to.For instance, if you are applying to a Development Engineer position, try to write something that incorporates terms of that field. This shows the employer that you know what you are looking for and can take you seriously because you are serious about it, too.Do not forget to include your contact information at the end of your summary. This gives recruiters the opportunity to follow up and get in touch with you. A sentence as simple as “If you think I am a good fit for your company, please contact me at [insert phone number] and [insert email address] and we can discuss career opportunities” will help you big time. It shows that you are open to people contacting you and establishing professional connections.You can check out some great examples of amazin g LinkedIn summaries online to get inspired to write your own. Never forget to inject some of your personality in there, to come across as authentic as you can.Experience, Education, and Everything ElseTo round out your professional LinkedIn profile, you need to complete every single field available, especially your “Work Experience” and “Education” sections. Mention every relevant profession you ever had in your career, no matter how short or long.Now what do we mean by relevant? Only include experiences and positions that are relevant to your career. We do not advise to include that one time where you had a summer job as a bartender at the local Hard Rock Café. That does not convey professionalism in any way. There is nothing wrong with working as a bartender or as a waiter; I am sure many of you reading this have done it during college to make ends meet. Even I have done it. However, when trying to establish a career in an industry radically different from the food servi ce industry, it is best to omit it. This is applicable for your resume and your LinkedIn profile.For example, I recently applied to an electronics engineering position at a semiconductor firm. I had just recently graduated from university with very little experience under my belt. I did not do an internship as a student, so my chances were slim at getting the job. However, I worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant as a student, improving my research skills and getting exposure to machinery and tools.I detailed this in my Experiences section. I mentioned my duties and my achievements. Actually, your achievements are more important than your duties. Anybody can be assigned to do a task, but what is really important is how well you did it and resulting outcome. Give figures and numbers to describe your achievements in the position you held. This gives a sense of how much you actually accomplished.Here is a great summary on how you can become more outcome focused. When l ooking for an engineering position, I did not include my stints as a waiter at a restaurant. Yes, I earned money doing it, but it is completely irrelevant to the position I was applying to. Recruiters are only concerned about experiences that are relevant to them. They want to see experiences and skills that you can transfer from your previous position to the next position.Therefore, cater your experiences and describe them in such a manner that will be fruitful to the recruiters looking to hire the right person for the job. Always order your experiences in reverse chronological order because employers are interested more in your recent experiences rather than the ones you held 10 years ago.Now that we have cleared up how to properly include experiences, let’s move on to Education. This is more straightforward and less ambiguous, but should still be written with a lot of thought. Like experiences, always present your education in reverse chronological order. Do not forget to inclu de your grades.If you are a fresh graduate, then also describe  your coursework. This indicates to recruiters which subjects you have learned and are good at. Your recent education has a lot of weight to a recruiter. Conversely, if you are an experienced professional, then there is no need to include your coursework in the education section. Your experiences have far more weight and recruiters will spend much more time on that. Having said that, it never hurts to write everything in your education section, to give the entire picture to people looking at your profile.Besides experiences and educational background, skills are something you should definitely add. LinkedIn allows users to add up to 20 different skills. Know yourself and know your industry very well. Add skills that you know you possess and skills you know your potential employer will be impressed by.When reading job adverts online, you will notice certain skills that are required for the given position. List some of tho se skills in your profile, always ensuring that you actually possess those skills. The last thing you want to do is lie in this section, because it will come back to bite you.Trust us on that one (will be discussed in a later section). Display all of your skills you are proud of and are relevant to the position you are applying to. That will make you stand out from the large pool of candidates.Facebook and Twitter AccountsWe did mention that LinkedIn is the go-to reference for employers to find out more about you as a potential employee at their organization. However, when performing a Google search on any person, usually their Facebook and Twitter accounts appear on the first page. People have access to your public profile and can see whatever you allow them to see. The emphasis here is on allow.You can definitely post and tweet whatever you want, but you can also decide if only a select few can see it, or if everyone can view it.Furthermore, these platforms allow you to boost your online presence. You can follow certain companies or people in the industry to learn more about them. This helps you stay up-to-date on the latest news in your particular field. Only a few years ago, this resource was overlooked but nowadays, you can take full advantage of these platforms to be engaged with companies and people in any industry.Make Your Accounts PrivateYou may want to go to your Facebook timeline and hide any posts you made that you think are embarrassing or would hurt your chances of being seen as professional. This can be done very easily by going into your settings and making your timeline private. This means that only your friends can see your posts. Others will see nothing.Likewise, there is a similar feature in Twitter where users can hide tweets from the outside public. Simply go to your settings and make your account private. This means that nobody, apart from your followers, can see your tweets. Many employers want to see a candidate’s Facebook and Twitt er profiles. Although there is nothing particularly wrong with posting or tweeting personal things, it would be in your best interests to keep that stuff hidden to outside people.Some dos and donts on using your social media accounts for finding a job. Follow People and CompaniesLinkedIn is an amazing professional platform to help create your professional image, but Facebook and Twitter make it so much easier to interact with others to disseminate your image. This is applicable for you, as well as companies and big names in the industry. People like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Sheryl Sandberg (really big names in their respective industry) use both Twitter and Facebook to share their thoughts and spread news about their respective companies.In addition to industry leaders, many corporations also have accounts on Facebook and Twitter and use them to share company news. Companies such as Siemens and Intel use these platforms to post important news, informing investors and customer s alike. They are also informing you, a job seeker.You should start following the companies you are applying to. For example, if you are applying to Tesla Motors for an engineering position, start following Tesla on these platforms to get the latest news. If any recent developments are made at the company, they will immediately post it online and guess what? â€" You will be the first to know about it.Why is that? Because you follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Almost every company uses these networks to share news, especially startups since they are more in-tune with recent trends of social media marketing. If you like a position at some company, search for that company online and see if they have a Facebook page or a Twitter feed. Follow or subscribe immediately.Besides organizations, start following industry leaders in your given field. Let’s use Space X as an example in this case. If you are applying to a position at this company, then follow Elon Musk (the CEO and Founder of Space X) to show a proactive enthusiasm in his business and ideas. Oftentimes, he will post or tweet things that are not exactly like his company’s posts and tweets.You could potentially get some inside information from a CEO because they released something that you can leverage in your application, or even in your interview. If you happen to get the opportunity to interview at Space X and Elon Musk shows up for the interview, you can make a good impression on him by mentioning some of online quotes.It shows that you genuinely care about a leader’s mission and vision. When you are able to align your own values with those of your employer and the organization, then it drastically increases your odds of getting the job.Craft the Perfect ResumeIf there are only two documents that a recruiter needs to analyze and assess you as a potential candidate, then they are your resume and cover letter.A resume is a document that primarily details your work experience, education background, an d skills to help recruiters get an idea of who you are and what you are capable of. It is also known as a curriculum vitae, or CV.Another document that is just as significant is the cover letter. It is akin to a letter of motivation, describing why you are the perfect fit for the position and, more importantly, the organization. Several companies do not require a cover letter, but there many that still request it. Hence, we will dedicate most of the time discussing the resume and some time on the cover letter.Structure and Content of the ResumeAccording to many studies, recruiters spend on average 6 seconds scanning over a resume. We know that sounds extremely short and we cannot verify if this is indeed true.Assuming that it is true, we advise you to create a resume with no frills, just the key points. Keep the details as brief and direct as possible. The manner in which you structure your resume will make it so much easier for recruiters to read it and extract key information very quickly. We will guide you on the structure and content of your resume.Personal InformationAt the very top of your resume, you must provide your personal information. This includes:NameAddressLinkedIn URLPhone NumberEmail AddressSome of these are very obvious, such as your name, address, phone number, and email address. They need to be able to identify and contact you if they are impressed by your resume and want to talk to you. In most cases, they will email you to ask for a phone appointment.However, there are some instances where companies will bypass the email and just call your directly. Something that we mentioned earlier was the importance of a LinkedIn profile. Please include your LinkedIn URL in your resume to make it easier for the recruiter to find you online. By directing them straight to your professional profile, you want them to have a look and get more information they may not find on the paper resume.Some really great resume templates for your inspiration.[slidesha re id=46173277doc=awesomeresumetemplates-150323094821-conversion-gate01w=710h=400]Work ExperienceNext comes your work experience. We described this in detail under an earlier section where we discussed the Experience section in your LinkedIn profile. Very similar points apply to a paper resume. You must list your work experiences in reverse chronological order, so recruiters first see what you have done recently.Only include experiences that are pertinent to the position. If you are applying as a recent university graduate, it is wise to mention any internships or student job positions you had. On the other hand, experienced professionals do not need to list an internship they completed several years ago. Stick to the recent full-time positions you held. There is no need to write everything; only mention relevant positions and those you are proud of.“What does it mean to be proud of your job?” â€" When you have accomplished something that has benefited the company. Always briefl y describe your position not by the duties alone but by your achievements, too. Recruiters are more interested in your achievements rather than your responsibilities, and you should be too!We have all accomplished something great in our position. In order to propel yourself forward and persuade recruiters, you need to convey those accomplishments. It is best to use figures and data to express this. For example, if you were a tech consultant and brought in more clients for your company, mention how many clients you reeled in. Give percentages to show relative data information. This helps recruiters understand how successful you were in your position.The format you should use to construct your work experience is given below.Name of your organizationLocation of your companyTitle of your positionEmployment periodDescription of responsibilities and accomplishmentsEducationRecruiters want to see where you studied and what you studied. If you are a young graduate, then you should include y our university education in addition to your high school education. This will give recruiters a better picture of who you are, because they know what you studied. Do not forget to include your grades and the duration of your study.Being a young graduate, you should also include some coursework. However, if you are an experienced professional, then there is no need to include your high school education or your coursework from your university. You will only need to mention your university education, with grades of course.If you participated in any student clubs while studying, mentioning those will make you stand out. Student clubs give you the opportunity to network and work in teams, something that employers highly value. For example, if you were a member of the IEEE society at your university and organized events, mention this as an activity under your education. Studying is not alone to get good grades. It is also about being proactive and doing things aside from studying. This is what recruiters want to see and if you have indeed done them, present it to them.The format you should use to construct your education is given below.Name of educational institutionProgram studiedDuration of studiesExtra-curricular activitiesSkillsThis section is just as important as the work experience section. Here, you can qualitatively describe your strengths. Mention all the relevant skills you possess that you can offer your employer. This is where you can really convince your recruiter that you are indeed the right person for the job, the best fit for the company.In order to know your skills, you need to first know yourself very well. Look back at all your accomplishments and reflect on them; what made you succeed in those endeavors? Was it your communication skills? Was it your project management skills? Was it your ability to use particular software? You really need to look deep within to know your strengths. When you know your strengths, then you know the skills you posse ss.Here you can learn how to improve your communication skills. There are two types of skills â€" hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are tangible and quantifiable skills that you learn on the job or through education. E.g., proficiency in languages or ability to use software. On the other hand, soft skills are intangible and are more about perception. E.g., communication and teamwork skills. Recruiters are looking for candidates who possess both sets of skills.Study the job advertisement very well and tailor your resume to incorporate the skills that the company explicitly desires. Recruiters are looking for skills that are already written in the job advert. If you write the same thing in your resume, it shows them that you actually care. Apart from your experiences, this is where your resume will be very different from others â€" your competencies. Your skillset defines who you are and makes you unique, especially your soft skills.We have provided a list of soft skills you ca n include in your resume that will make you shine. Before you decide to write a skill willy-nilly, actually think about it and determine if you indeed have the skill. The last thing you want to do is make specious claims (we will talk about this in a later section).Critical reasoning and thinkingTime managementProject managementCommunicationInterpersonalAnalytical ThinkingLeadershipTeamworkWorking independentlyThis is just a short list of skills to give you an idea of what you can incorporate. There are other extensive lists describing the skills sought after by employers. Reading those will help you gauge what you should write for the position you are applying to and the experiences you have garnered.Cover LetterAnother document that is almost as important as the resume is the cover letter. Though it was quite common in the past, we mentioned earlier that not all recruiters ask for a cover letter these days. However, it is still accepted by many companies so it is best to prepare f or writing one. A cover letter describes many things, including how you came across the position, your prior working experiences, and your skillset. Most importantly, you are able to exemplify your skills in your letter, something that you do not do in your resume.A cover letter has a particular format, very similar to that of a business letter. Always state your address (sender’s address) first, followed by the company’s address (recipient’s address). Then comes the salutation. Never write “To whom it may concern.” Most likely, nobody is going to read your letter beyond that line. Take the effort to know who is going to read it. In most cases, the job advertisement online mentions to whom you should direct your application. You should write “Dear Mr.” or “Dear Ms.” followed by the person’s last name. If the name is not mentioned in the advert, then you can always go safe and write “Dear Hiring Manager” or “Dear Human Resources.” In almost all cases, a co mpany’s HR department will screen your application, so they will be reading it first.Now comes the main text of the letter. In the first paragraph, briefly introduce yourself and state how you came across the position. State in a couple of sentences why you are the best person for the position and the company. In the second paragraph, you will describe your experiences in detail and how they relate to the position you are applying to. Mention your responsibilities in brief, but go into detail about your accomplishments and how you significantly progressed in your career.Whenever you can, show your results. Quantify them. Recruiters love to see numbers. Your experiences are valuable, so always relate them to the position you are applying to. The third paragraph is all about your competencies. Leverage your skills and highlight the ones you can bring to the table. Give examples of how your skills and strengths worked in your favor. Explain how you can apply those same skills at thei r company. In the final paragraph, succinctly reiterate your interest in the position and state that you are ready to receive a response.The closing should be very respectful, so saying “Sincerely” is the best option. It conveys professionalism and that is what recruiters are looking for â€" a professional. We also suggest checking out this great resource for cover letter formats and examples to get inspired to write your own cover letter.A cover letter is all about telling a story of your life experiences and skills. When you can create a compelling story, then you have a chance at persuading a recruiter to hire you. If you want to appeal to any company, then you must know the company very well. That is where the next big point comes in.Research the Company and PositionIn the previous section, we talked about the cover letter and how it can be used to convince a recruiter to give you a shot at an interview. We discussed what to write and how to write it, but you need to get inf ormation beforehand to be able to do those two things. This is where company research is extremely important.Always research the company you are applying to. Learn about their current operations and some of the problems they are currently facing. Fortunately, many corporate websites provide enough information on such things to help candidates understand them. Besides using this information for helping you write the cover letter, this information will definitely come in handy in the job interview.In an interview, it is very typical for recruiters to ask, “What do you know about our company?” Many interviewers stump candidates in this way because far too many candidates fail to research the company. You do not want to be in that boat. We are here to rescue you and tell you that you need to conduct a thorough research on the company you plan to join. Not only the company, but also the industry as a whole, especially if you are joining as a fresh graduate or switching industries.Som e great tips from Ramit Sethi. Read the Company WebsiteThe best source to research about any company is to read their website. All companies, big and small, have their own website now and contain a ton of information. Some companies even publish annual reports and financial reports, which are very comprehensive and include almost every single information about the company. Knowing the facts and figures of a company will substantially help you in tailoring the resume and cover letter to a given position. In addition, knowing more about the company will surely help you ace the job interview.Start with the general company information, such as products and services, history of the organization, company mission and vision statements, and structure of the organization, just to name a few. This helps you get a better idea of the organization. You are able to find answers to questions such as, “What does this company produce?”, “When was this company founded?”, “How was the compan y founded?”, “What are the values and principle of this organization?” and many others.Knowing more about the company will help you decide if you actually want to work there. Information on employment plays a vital role in whether you apply or not.Speaking of employment information, that is also something you can find on company websites. Many companies detail the career path of employees as they work there, possible career advancement opportunities, benefits offered besides the salary, and many other things. These will also help you decide if you like the working conditions of the company.The more you know about such things, the easier it will be for you at the interview. For example, you will be given the chance to ask questions to the interviewer at the end of the interview session. If you ask questions like “How is the career progression for people in this position?”, it may come across negatively, especially when you could have read it online earlier.Interviewers know exactly what can be found on their company’s website, so make sure to not ask anything that you could have found on your own. The more you know about the company and the position by researching by yourself, the better the impression you can make in your tailored resume and in the interview.Read the Annual and Financial ReportsA company’s annual report describes all the general information of the company in one comprehensive report. To acquire a lot of various information from a company website can be a tedious process, jumping from one webpage to another to find very specific information.Instead, you can read the company’s annual report, which summarizes all the necessary and important information in one document, making it easier for you. This comprehensive document includes all of the information about a company that is intended for stakeholders. However, it can also come in very handy for job seekers. You will find organizational structure and history, company mission and vision, and many other relevant information to help you stay informed.On the other hand, a company’s financial report solely describes its revenue and profits. It details all the revenue streams generated from various products and services in each location. In essence, a financial report describes the sales performance of an organization. If you are applying for a sales position, it is paramount that you read this report.For example, if you are writing a cover letter for a sales executive position, mention the current sales situation of the company and highlight what can be done to improve it. Moreover, mention this in the interview if you have the chance. People working in sales easily understand financial reports.If you are a salesperson by profession, explain that you read the report and that you have ideas you want to implement. Being proactive is a highly sought after quality, so be proactive as a salesperson. Other professions may not benefit so much from reading the financi al reports. However, it is good to know the market share of the company and provide methods of applying your technical skills to raise their position.There is so much to learn from these two reports that will go a long way in tailoring your resume and acing your interview.Continue Building SkillsJust because you have graduated a few months ago does not mean that your education has ended. Far from it in fact. There are always avenues available to learn a thing or two after completing your formal education.You can enroll in online courses on EdX and Coursera in a variety of subjects, all absolutely free. For a very small fee, you can even acquire a certificate from them. Just a decade ago, you could not imagine doing that, but now you can and almost everyone is doing it.I myself graduated with an electrical engineering degree but I started to learn about marketing and sales online in my free time. I have made so much progress and it helped me land my current job as a sales engineer.St rengthen Your WeaknessesYou, too, can have the same success if you continue learning new skills. Never stop learning! Keep this motto in mind and learn new things that will help you in your career.For example, many students of technical subjects often lack communication and public speaking skills. Attending online courses on these subjects will help you overcome your fear and enhance your skills. Recruiters love to see this. Candidates who are eager to learn to strengthen their weaknesses are prepared to work at a company.The landscape of working has become much tougher in the year 2016, and candidates need to know the game before they even play it. It is expected to know at least the basics before somebody (in this case, a company) decides to invest time and money on you. So if you are young and looking for a job, never stop learning. There are always new things to learn that will eventually help you in your career.Lifelong learning is super important. So rather start early.[slides hare id=4606634doc=portsmouthkeynote2010-100624140300-phpapp01w=710h=400]Not Only for the YouthThe same can be said for experienced professionals. Yes, we understand you have years of experience under your belt and are learning things on the job, but there are also options to learn from the comfort of your own home. There is a misconception that only young people learn things online, but that is just not true.There are so many older people in their 40s who are also using these massive online open courses (MOOCs) for their benefit. You can learn things such as languages and programming that will definitely come in handy in today’s global economy. You can diversify your skillset and that is something that recruiters are looking for; they want somebody who is still interested to learn things well into their career.If you are an experienced professional looking to shift industries entirely, then further online education will significantly help you. For instance, you studied marketing and worked at an advertising agency for several years. Now, you want to hop aboard the programming bandwagon, where almost everybody is learning to code.You see that the salaries in the tech industry are much higher and the work is very rewarding. We suggest you already start learning to code on your own by attending courses online. When you do apply for a tech consultancy job, you can mention that you learned a lot about programming and have years of experience in communicating with people to market products.Companies like to see how your current set of skills can be used in their company and if you can learn quite a bit of their industry on your own, then you have a chance at landing that job. Skills are transferrable as long as you know a thing or two about the industry you want to join.New Skills to ShowYou may be wondering, “What is the point of learning all of these new skills if I have nothing to prove for it?”Well actually, you do have something to prove for it. You can show all of these newly acquired skills in your resume and LinkedIn profile, giving them more weight. If you lacked communication skills before but you recently completed a course online on it, add “communication skills” to your resume. If you did not know how to code before but recently completed a course on JavaScript or Python, add “programming language skills” to your resume.Moreover, you can even earn certificates for completing open online courses. In your resume, include the certificates you earned from EdX or Coursera. Many recruiters nowadays value them and having proof that you are certified confirms that you are constantly learning. This will score you extra points as you hunt for jobs.NetworkingWhile it may be hard to swallow, the most effective method of effectively searching for a job is not actively applying for them online. In fact, the most effective method is through networking, leveraging your contacts to land you a referral and a job interview. Studies ha ve shown that more than 60% of all jobs are secured through a connection at a company.They could be your friend or family member, or even a professional who you met at some social event. You never know who can pull a few stings for you to get your foot in the door. Word of mouth is a very powerful tool that you should take advantage of.Networking is about building bonds with people and creating professional contacts that will help you out in the long run. These contacts can lead to work related opportunities by giving a good word in for you as a recommendation. It is one thing to be good on paper; it is an entirely different thing to be good in the eyes of a professional already working at a company.When you have somebody praising you in the office, then recruiters will take notice and ask to personally meet you to have a chat. It may be easier for seasoned professionals who have years of experience and contacts by virtue of being around the block. However, young graduates can also create contacts using modern technology and attending job fairs and other events.[slideshare id=23575024doc=the5secretsofnetworking-130627085206-phpapp02w=710h=400]Friends and FamilyAssuming you made a lot of friends during your studies or during your time as a professional, you may need to rely on them to help you out. That is what friends are for after all, right? Some of your friends may know people in certain positions. You can request for an introduction with these people, with your friend acting as a liaison. One of your friends may already work at a company you are currently applying to. You can ask them for a referral.Since your friend knows you quite well, they can pass your resume to their superior or to the human resources department and put in a good word for you, too. Since your friend is working there, there is a high possibility that the company will trust your friend’s recommendation. Before you know it, you will be hearing from the company.The same can be said for depending on family members. If one of your close family members happens to be working at a company that you also want to work at, you can ask this relative to help you out. They say nobody knows you better than your own family, and that could not be any truer. Your relatives can have a look at your resume and provide instant feedback to improve it, tailoring it even further for the position and the organization. Assuming your family member is older than you are, they have more influence in bringing potential leads in and can sway the mind of colleagues to give you a chance.Whether you are asking your friends or family for help to get a job, never be too pushy about it. Remember, they are helping you out, so be respectful and give them time to work their magic. Just because you have an inside contact does not mean that it will result in anything but odds are you will be given an opportunity in due time. Always be grateful to them for helping you out.University Alumni AssociationEve ry university maintains a network of graduates to help recent graduates in finding jobs. Older graduates work at different companies and help those who just graduated. They are essentially giving back and helping people get their foot in the door. If you have recently graduated, head on over to your college’s alumni association and ask to meet some alumni members who studied what you did.In a sense, you are asking for an informational interview with an alumni member. All alumni who are part of the association are very receptive and are available to interview. They have been in your shoes before and they want to see you succeed in establishing a career.An informational interview is a two-way lane â€" you are extracting information from the alumni about the company and the alumni is getting to know exactly who you are and what you are good at. It is best to bring a complete resume for the alumni, to get a quick glance of your experiences and skills.By talking with you, the alumni wi ll be able to determine if you are indeed a great fit for the organization and give you tips on how you can improve your chances of getting selected. You can ask the alumni plenty of questions about the company and the positions available. Use this chance wisely, because getting inside information from an ex-student at your university is quite valuable.Ask questions like “What problems are your company facing?” because this is something that will not be published by any company online. By peering into the mind of an employee who studied exactly what you did, you can determine if you can do the same thing. Alumni generally give honest and straightforward feedback, and this is a very good thing for you.Social Events and Job FairsA tried and trusted method of establishing contacts is meeting professionals of a particular company or an industry at some job fair or social event. At a job fair, you will meet employees of companies representing their firm and giving visitors informatio n of their company. Their job is to convince visitors, who are usually prospective workers, to apply to their company.Job fairs get your up close and personal with employees of a company, so they have a mental image of you rather than being just another person on a piece of paper. At a professional social event, you may come across people who are very passionate and enthusiastic about an industry you want to be involved in.This is where you need to show an equal amount of interest and get to know what they do and why they do it. If successful, this professional employee will remember you and wants to keep the discussion going. Whatever the situation may be, these two occasions (job fairs and social events) are great for networking.Job FairsRegister for the next local job fair you have in your city and research the companies that will be coming. Narrow down which companies in particular you are interested in, based on their products and services, working culture, and career opportuni ties. Research as much as you can in advance, so that when you do talk to the representatives, they will be very impressed that you did your homework. Employees love it when you can make their jobs easier for them, especially at a job fair.Have plenty of resumes on hand that are tailored to each company you plan on talking with. Introduce yourself professionally and dress the part, too. We recommend everyone to dress for success. First impressions matter a lot, so act as if you are already a professional, not a novice.Go beyond your city and search nationwide, too. Some companies only attend job fairs in particular cities. Do not skimp out on attending those job fairs just because it will take place far away. Networking takes time, and you have to dedicate time and give the effort into creating connections.Always tell a story at these job fairs. It really reels in people into listening to you. If you are an experienced professional, then give your business card, too. It shows seriou s intent on your part, and employers want those are keen to work for them. Social EventsIn almost every major city, there are professional associations organizing social events that people of a particular industry attend. They discuss the latest developments and recent trends in their industry. They even share ideas as a group on how things should proceed. Many young professionals and experienced employees attend these events, making it easy to meet someone new who can help you out.Many jobseekers even go these events because they want to get the inside scoop of some company or industry by listening to the thoughts and ideas of experienced people. Just as with job fairs, we recommend carrying a folder with copies of your resume and, if possible, business cards.Introduce yourself formally, stating your status and your short-term and long-term goals. This will impress many people there, as you are taking the initiative to learn something away from the computer and directly from people . Getting inside information will help you gauge if you want to request the assistance of anybody there.These events are designed to get people to interact with each other; even those are not yet working. Many employers know that these social events are a great source for them as well, as they meet many new people looking for contacts. It is a win-win situation for everyone â€" for you as a jobseeker and for them as employers.DON’TS OF JOB HUNTINGPut All Your Eggs in One BasketPicture a scenario where you only applied to job postings only on company websites and attending only a couple of interviews and waiting to get a response from the firms. We are not saying that it will be negative, but statistics show that the chances of getting a job with so many limitations are quite slim.You were banking on one particular job and put all your eggs in one basket. Never put all your eggs in one basket! One of the biggest mistakes that some jobseekers make is relying too much on one particul ar job interview or one particular search method. They fail to realize that you must always keep your options open.Doing Nothing While WaitingRegarding job interviews, never only wait for the response from one company after an interview and do nothing in the meantime. Time is a valuable asset, so use it to always continue searching for other positions. Unless the company has already explicitly stated that they will hire you, you have not yet confirmed any job. Until you receive a phone call from the company stating that you have been hired, you have no confirmed job.Use the waiting period to continue applying to other positions you are interested in. This will keep you preoccupied but more importantly, this will keep your options open. You never know if you have been hired or not, so continue applying and hope to receive a positive response from these other companies. Do not sit around doing nothing!Only Using One Method of ApplyingIf you are only applying via company websites and n ot with job boards, then you are making a grave mistake. While many companies are posting job advertisements on their own website, there are still many companies that do not. There are still many that post them up on job boards, because it is still easier to post it on another website than maintain your own job portal as a webpage.In any case, a job board has a large pool of job advertisements that anybody can read. You have much more ads to read, exposing you to more job opportunities. Do not simply go to company websites or their job portals and look for positions. Exhaust every single job board site you can find. We recommend looking for jobs on Cleverism.Besides, do not forget to count on your network of contacts. We mentioned earlier that more than 60% of all posts were filled by references or internal contacts. Leverage your network and ask for help. Take no shame in asking for a recommendation. Do not be too proud to ask for assistance. Everybody needs a helping hand at some point. We are giving you one right now as you are reading this. If you have contacts at a company you want to work at, ask them to put in a good word for you when you apply.Apply EverywhereJust as we said to never put all your eggs in one basket, do not apply to every single position you see online. For example, you want to work for NXP Semiconductors, one of the largest semiconductor companies on the planet, and have a look at their career site. If you are an electrical engineering graduate, you have a good chance of finding something that suits your set of skills and piques your interest.Do not apply to every single engineering position you see. Actually take the time to read each and every single ad thoroughly and determine if that position suits you. More importantly, you need to determine if you fit the position and the company.Selectively ApplyCompanies can easily monitor how many times any candidate has applied. For instance, if you come across 5 engineering positions, do not apply to all 5 of them. If a recruiter sees that one applicant has applied multiple times to various positions, it can be a red signal. Employers will take this as uncertainty on your part, because you do not know exactly what you want. Employers want to hire somebody who know their strengths and interests and apply only to those positions that suit them completely.Even if you took the time to craft a unique resume to each and every single position at any company, the officers at human resources will notice that there is something not right. They will read different resumes from the same person. They will not be inclined to hire you, as you are just shooting blindly but with no target or goal in mind.Know Your StrengthsTo enhance your chances of catching the attention of recruiters, apply to only 1 or 2 positions at a company. Ensure that you have tailored your resume to the position and company. How can you do this? Before you send out applications left, right, and center, make a list of your values that you can offer employers.Do not send out generic resumes to multiple places but instead, incorporate some keywords mentioned in the job ad in your resume and cover letter. Companies use some buzzwords in their job posts. For instance, a job ad may include words like “teamwork skills” and “communication skills.” Highlight in your resume how you have these two qualities and have used them in your previous positions.Do not forget to emphasize what you can bring to a company. This is where you need to really assess your values, so that you know exactly what you can offer.Lie on Your ResumeIf you are somebody who is in desperate need of a job, you might resort to a very bad practice of lying on your resume. We are here to tell you something very important â€" DO NOT LIE ON YOUR RESUME!You may call it “embellishment” but what you are actually doing is outright lying.  It is not worth being caught and suffering the consequences, which will destroy your entire career and follow you wherever you go.There is no reason at all to falsify your educational results, namely your university GPA, or describe your professional achievements in a manner that does reflect what you actually did. In the 21stcentury, there are so many tools in the hands of recruiters. They will use them to verify all of your claims that you made in your resume.If you are found to be lying, you will be blacklisted and will never be considered for any other position at that company in the future.This guy shares an interesting story on a programmer who lied in his job application. Match Your Resume with Your Online ProfileIn the year 2016, you need to have online presence to have a shot at landing a job. We already talked about this earlier in the report. We have noticed that many people slightly tweak their paper resume when they send it, thinking that it will help them. On the contrary, it actually hurts their chances.When employers will verify your credentials onli ne, they will instantly see that your resume on paper does not correspond with what you wrote on LinkedIn. They may read two different job responsibilities and achievements or they may see two different set of skills. This will put them off and you may never hear from them ever again.Moreover, some companies will still call you to appear for an interview, knowing full well that you have altered some information on your resume. When you applied, you most likely sent a recommendation letter, too. Recruiters talk to all of your references to confirm the validity of the statements in a resume.If your referrer is unable to confirm if you are indeed who you say you are, the recruiters will take the courtesy to say it to you, straight to your face. There are several stories where something like this has occurred.A candidate was called in for an interview and was informed that the company had figured out the candidate lied on their resume. This is extremely embarrassing and word could sprea d around the industry that you should not be trusted. We are not here to scare you. We are here to state the whole truth. Incidents like this do happen and if you want to save your reputation, do not lie on your resume.What Should Always be True?Facts such as your employment history, educational background, and skills (hard and soft) should never be stretched. We understand that it can be very tempting to stretch the truth to get your foot in the door, but it is totally not worth it.For example, there was once a situation where a promising candidate had listed a bunch of technical skills on their resume. They claimed that they knew how to use some advanced engineering software. The recruiters were impressed and hired this individual. When this person started working, the company realized that this candidate was not delivering as promising.The individual actually did not know how to use certain software, making it quite evident that this person lied on their resume. Needless to say, the company fired this person immediately. You do not want to fall in this trap.I know that many young graduates want to hide their “gap year” on their resume with some sort of fake job. However, it is very easy to find out that this actually did not take place. After interviewing you for a long time, recruiters can identify when you are lying.Rather than trying to cover up your gap year with false work, be very honest about it and express how you did learn a thing or two on your own. So many people attend online courses in their breaks, learning many things they did not learn at school. Saying this will score you major points with the recruiter, but lying will get you the boot.Young people are not the only ones who try to lie. Many experienced professionals have been found lying on their resume as well. Some seasoned professionals have provided misrepresentative job titles in their resume. A quick call to a reference will clear that up.Moreover, some professionals lie in the in terview when it comes to salary negotiations. They boast about earning a very large sum of money in their previous job due to their prior achievements. This can also be verified with a simple phone call to a reference. Bottom line â€" do not lie.CONCLUSIONAs you can clearly see, you have a lot of work to do. Looking for a job is by no means a cakewalk, but it does not have to be very difficult, either. If you follow the steps that we have outlined for you, then you will be fully prepared to search for your next job. In the year 2016, the game has changed; you need to adapt and take advantage of all the technologies and methods available to stand out.We recommend creating a LinkedIn profile now (in case you don’t have one) and creating an online presence with your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles. Read the job descriptions thoroughly to craft the perfect resume tailored to the position and the company. Researching the company will help you immensely in this regard.Regardles s of your age, never stop learning and pick up a new skill or two to boost your chances of getting a job. As important as all of these steps are, perhaps the most effective method is networking. Establishing business connections at job fairs and social events will come in very handy to get your foot in the door.We recommend not applying to every single position you see. Know your own strengths and values and only apply to those positions that you fit. If you match most of the requirements, then go ahead and send your customized resume and cover letter. Do not resort to lying on your resume. It will definitely come back to haunt you.Now that you know what you should do and what you should definitely not do, go out there and start hunting for your next job. We promise you that you will get results if you follow this guide.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Essay about Is the exclusion of women from frontline...

Excluding women from frontline combat is essentially sexist. Regardless of the many substantial contributions women have made to the United States military from the American Revolutionary war to the contemporary Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it has long been a sanctuary of masculinity, which consequently, has resulted in the organization’s steadfast resistance against women’s direct martial participation. The opponents of women frontline combat argue that females are unable to execute the required responsibilities of battle based on gender and gender role stereotypes. Such opinions are comprised of the assumption that women are physically and psychologically weaker than men are, require supplementary accommodations, and are more vulnerable†¦show more content†¦According to a 2012 BBC article, women’s involvement in combat zones has increased due to indistinct battle lines during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, in which â€Å"it has become less and less p ossible to keep women out of combat conditions,† has resulted in a loosening of limitations for women serving in the US military. While women are not yet allowed to serve in frontline combat, the eased limits have increased their opportunities for both occupational advancement and proving their worth in combat positions. Additionally, once a soldier has received suitable training, and meets the requirements for frontline duty, any combatant should, ideally, do what he or she was trained for, despite his or her sex. Clearly then, whoever chooses to, or is chosen to be on frontlines has likely steeled their emotions allowing for appropriate functional performance. Opponents to women in combat contend females require supplementary accommodations based on sex distinctions, such as menstrual cycles, pregnancies, and restroom accommodations, and as such, women will disrupt the efficacy of the military unit. While pregnancy is certainly a possibility for many female soldiers, it is doubtful that a woman dedicated to obtaining a combat position would allow herself to become pregnant, thus jeopardizing her hard work toward martial occupational expansion. Interestingly, as ElizabethShow MoreRelatedOne Significant Change That Has Occurred in the World Between 1900 and 2005. Explain the Impact This Change Has Made on Our Lives and Why It Is an Important Change.163893 Words   |  656 PagesHartman Strom, Political Woman: Florence Luscomb and the Legacy of Radical Reform Michael Adas, ed., Agricultural and Pastoral Societies in Ancient and Classical History Jack Metzgar, Striking Steel: Solidarity Remembered Janis Appier, Policing Women: The Sexual Politics of Law Enforcement and the LAPD Allen Hunter, ed., Rethinking the Cold War Eric Foner, ed., The New American History. Revised and Expanded Edition E SSAYS ON _ T WENTIETH- C ENTURY H ISTORY Edited by MichaelRead MoreStephen P. Robbins Timothy A. Judge (2011) Organizational Behaviour 15th Edition New Jersey: Prentice Hall393164 Words   |  1573 Pages10.5/12 ITC New Baskerville Std Credits and acknowledgments borrowed from other sources and reproduced, with permission, in this textbook appear on the appropriate page within text. Copyright  © 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 by Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Prentice Hall. All rights reserved. Manufactured in the United States of America. This publication is protected by Copyright, and permission should be obtained from the publisher prior to any prohibited reproduction, storage in a retrieval

Sunday, May 10, 2020

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Seven Environmental Principles Free Essays

string(58) " constitution must have the following characteristics: 1\." I. Definition and Importance of Political Science These are the varied definitions of Political Science as it originally emphasized by the Greek term â€Å"polis† for city-state and â€Å"scire† means to â€Å"know†: 1) It is the science that studies the political power and authority of the state and government. 2) It is the systematic study of the institution, organization, processes and laws of the government. We will write a custom essay sample on Seven Environmental Principles or any similar topic only for you Order Now 3) It is the study of politics that may influence the government structures and processes in a given society. ) It is how the branches of government perform the various political task such as the delivery of basic services. 5) It is the exercise of sovereign political right of the state and government to carry its task for the improvement of quality of life in the society Generally, the importance of political science is the application of political powers and authority in the realm of government structures. The ordinary citizens may know and learn about their political rights and privileges from a given form of government including the political structure and processes of the state. 1. The knowledge of human rights and privileges will educate the citizens about their role in the political affairs of the state particularly in political rights : a) The right to vote (suffrage);b) The constitutional rights and privileges ( due process of law); c) the right in providing the basic services such as education, health and sanitation, employment and other public support. 2. The study of political science motivates the citizens to participate in the political activities of the state as to achievement the development thrust of the government in relation to the improvement of quality of life. . The political science concepts on democracy, dictatorship and power structures give the citizen full understanding as to the consequences on the individual political action as defined by the political power and authority of the state. 4. The concept of politics may well be studied in the political science not simply in the art of persuasion and influence that the citizens learn about al so how these political concept area applied in the society. 5. The comprehensive study on the branches, forms and systems of government provide the individual better understanding in the concept of separation of powers, parliamentary system, diplomatic immunity, human rights, general welfare, social services From the understandings of these basic concepts of government, state, laws and institutions those who would study political science must know its importance and function, relationship with other discipline and broader understanding to its specific roles of individual in a civilized society. The students and professionals should not only know the political theories but also deeper insights as to its application in their own field of expertise. Thus the study of political science will also include the empirical investigation of political facts through social research and the application of critical thinking. The key words in the comprehensive analysis on the principles of political science are state, government, law, institution, power relationships, legal process, constitutions and politics. These are the important dimensions to study political science that need to be constantly in touch to mold the citizens in achieving quality of life to our society. Definition: Political science is the academic subject centering on the relations between governments and other governments, and between governments and peoples. II. state   (stt) n. 1. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances: a state of confusion. 2. A condition of being in a stage or form, as of structure, growth, or development: the fetal state. 3. A mental or emotional condition: in a manic state. 4. Informal A condition of excitement or distress. 5. Physics The condition of a physical system with regard to phase, form, composition, or structure: Ice is the solid state of water. 6. Social position or rank. 7. Ceremony; pomp: foreign leaders dining in state at the White House. 8. a. The supreme public power within a sovereign political entity. b. The sphere of supreme civil power within a given polity: matters of state. 9. A specific mode of government: the socialist state. 10. A body politic, especially one constituting a nation: the states of Eastern Europe. 11. One of the more or less internally autonomous territorial and political units composing a federation under a sovereign government: the 48 contiguous states of the Union. adj. 1. Of or relating to a body politic or to an internally autonomous territorial or political unit constituting a federation under one government: a monarch dealing with state matters; the department that handles state security. 2. Owned and operated by a state: state universities. r. v. stat ·ed, stat ·ing, states To set forth in words; declare. III. gov ·ern ·ment ? ? [guhv-ern-muhnt, ? er-muhnt] Show IPA noun 1. the political direction and control  exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc. ; political administration: Government is necessary to the existence of civilized society. 2. the form or syste m of rule by which  a state, community, etc. , is governed: monarchical government; episcopal government. . the governing body of persons in a state, community, etc. ; administration. 4. a branch or service of the supreme authority of a state or nation, taken as representing the whole: a dam built by the government. 5. (in some parliamentary systems, as that of the United Kingdom) a. the particular group of persons forming the cabinet at any given time: The Prime Minister has formed a new government. b. the parliament along with the cabinet: The government has fallen. IV. con ·sti ·tu ·tion ? ? [kon-sti-too-shuhn, -tyoo-] Show IPA noun 1. he way in which  a thing is composed or made up; makeup; composition: the chemical constitution of the cleanser. 2. the physical character of the body as to strength, health, etc. : He has a strong constitution. 3. Medicine/Medical, Psychology . the aggregate of a person’s physical and psychological characteristics. 4. the act or p rocess of constituting;   establishment. 5. the state of being constituted;   formation. V. A good written constitution must have the following characteristics: 1. You read "Seven Environmental Principles" in category "Essay examples" ) Broad A constitution must be broad in its scope because it utlines the organization of the government for the whole state. A statement of provisions and functions of the government, and of the relations between the governing body and the governed, requires a comprehensive document. 2. ) Brief A constitution must be brief because it is not the place in which the details of organization should be set forth. Some constitutions have been marred by the inclusion of pure regulation. 3. ) Definite The constitution must be definite. In a statement of principles of underlying the essential nature of a state any vagueness hich may lead to opposing interpretations of essential features may cause incalculable harm. Civil war and the disruption of the state m ay conceivably follow from ambiguous expressions in a constitution. VI. Different types of constitutions Introduction There is no doubt that each society has political activity that connects with its social, economic, geographic and political conditions, as well as constitutional studies come at the top of the legal studies due to the subject of the constitutional law connects directly with life and cares of all citizens in the state, rulers or subjects. If the constitutional law cares with the rulers from one corner, but it determines the general aspect of authorities and regime of the governing in the state and draws the limits for specification to each authority and its relations with others. Whatever point of view, there is no dispute on importance of the constitutional law because it cares with the rulers and subjects and upgrades to the top place. The constitution is a set of the legal rules organize entity of the state and human society that exists among definite geographic space regarding with constitution and legal rules are in permanent and continues movement. Customary Constitutions And Written Constitutions It’s known that the rules regarding with any political system of any state, it will be two ways, either resulting from customary without writing out any formal texts, in this case it’s said there is customary constitution. The second case it may be wrote down in formal document that is made to be known at the all (Dr. Sabri, Said). So that there two types that are customary constitutions and written constitutions. Customary Constitution The customary is considered the oldest formal resources of the legal rule. It remained the sole source of the constitutional rules in the world till 18th century. It is theoretic and needed source, whereas gives binding force to the legal rule in the performance. (Dr. Abu Steet, A). English constitution is the clearest example for such type of the constitutional laws because the constitutional laws were formed by the customary in Britain that often represents still constitutional rules. Customary ruels include other written constitutional rules embody in the â€Å"the Greatest Era† of year 1215 A. D. â€Å"Magna Carta and Bill Rights† of year 1689, and Parliament Act in 1911. Although such constitutional documents vary in Britain, it is not sufficient for political regime in the state that determined by customary rules in general. (Bashir, M. Ibid, page 42). The cause may be that England takes the customary constitution, this is referred to nature of the English people itself who intends to develop its rules and laws quietly without violent, as well as constitutional history began in England early. Moreover, the causes that called most of the countries to take with written constituions that were not available in English regime. (Al Sha’r, R. ). The importance of customary rules in the English constitution appears in survey the field that prevailed by it. Because of the English constitution is a set of the systems are often emerged in permanent customaries as long as new necessities made. If the customary rules took great importance in establishing of the constitutional laws in non written constitutions of the countries. Such rules and laws are emerged as a result of following up a public authority in the definite country relating with habit of the any target of the constitutional law without any contrary of the other authorities till it remains in the minds of the people had to respect such rules, consequently it adds binding feature. Written Constitutions The first written constitutions were English colonies constitutions in the North America after its freedom in 1776, USA Constitution in 1787 that still remains. Since written constitutions appeared, the idea of constitution liberty prevailed to be a tool for freedom whereas it remains with specific right for the citizen. The idea of written constitution transferred from America to France till it made the first written constitution on 3 September 1791, then coveyed into the remaining European countries. After that range of the written constitution expanded in First World War as well as expanded into the Arabian countries. Consequently, the written constitution acquired political sense because it connects closely with definite matter of the government. According to that written constitutions add on the constitutions rules emphasizing and determining. (Dr. Bashir, M). Flexible And Rigid Constitutions Explainers indicated that flexible constitution that is can be amended by the authorities and with procedures may need for the ordinary laws. When there is flexible constitution such England Constitution, this means that there is no any constitution from the form aspect because there is no any conditions vary between the constitution amendments and ordinary legislation amendment, so that establishing authority mixes with legislative authority. As per the rigid constitution, it can’t be amended but by authorities and different procedures than such methods that amend the ordinary laws. Whereas as amendment of the rigid constitution vary here than method of the flexible constitution amendment. On the second hand, the rigid constitution has firmness feature as a result of the special procedures that are shall be regarded at amendment of its items. As per the flexible constitution doesn’t stipulate definite procedure that should be regarded to amend. Bashir, Al Shafei Mohammed). This doesn’t mean that the constitution can’t be touched totally and it can’t ever amended, but it means making and amendment it. In short, I can sum that the Standard can be taken for the difference between the flexible and rigid constitutions in as difficulty and complexity in amendment of the rigid constitution, if this difficulty increases, it will be rigid constitution, while this difficulty decreases, it will be half rigid or half flexible. Constitutional Convention It may appear along with written constitution practical needs in which written constitutional rules doesn’t complicate; in this case constitutional convention appears along with constitutional flexible rules officially. This convention may interpret or complete deficit in the constitution, but some says that the constitutional convention may be amended as constitutional item. The constitutional convention emerges along with written constitution and it consists with physical and spiritual article, i. e. with following up definite custom then is followed till to be binding matter. Such customs are emerged by political life in the country to exist to the written constitution as complementary or amended rules to some its items. Accordingly, the constitutional convention is either interpretation or complementary, or amended to some items of the constitution. In the interpretation custom, the customs performs with interpreter for ambiguity of the constitutional text. To raise this role, it’s supposed there is ambiguity constitutional text, as well as it shows way of application of the texts and conditions. Among examples of the interpreter custom what is made in accordance with French Constitution 1875. As per complementary custom, it overcomes interpreter custom role to play affected role along with written text, it represents in establishing new decision. As shown from its name, complementary custom may emerge to handle deficit problem of the written constitutional text because it supposes that the constitution neglects specific matter. In short that complementary constitution is unlike interpreter custom because it doesn’t relay on constitution item, and also it establish new constitutional rule. Among examples is French constitution 1875 provided that election shall be the ballot, and the custom completed this item whereas the election was directly and one degree. (Abu Al Magd, Ahmed Kamal). As per amended custom, that works to amend the constitutional text, it doesn’t limited to its ambiguity as interpreter custom or complete what is required of deficit as complete custom, but it aims at amendment of constitutional text and abrogate it provision and add new provision or cancel the standing text. Legal Value Of The Constitutional Convention The jurists vary in determine of the legal value of the constitutional convention. Some of them say that its value may be over the constitutional texts, equals to be established in accordance flexible or rigid constitution. But others say that interpreter constitution convention takes degree of the written constitutional text that is emerged beside it. As types of the other constitutional custom takes degree of ordinary law. Reference of this difference is that interpreter constitutional convention doesn’t establish new constitutional rule other than types. (Hashish, A. H. Dar-al-Nahda Al-‘Arabia). Conclusion In conclusion, I can confirm that there is no any state can live without law and there is not law without sovereignty. So that sovereignty of the law represents in our belief distinctive standard of the state then others of human communities. Sovereignty of the law is not slogans but it is fact shall be committed and obligated till the people find it before them in their daily life. There is no doubt that constitutional law is the first laws. Emphasizing that protection of the constitution from frivolity is to protect of entity of the state. 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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Removalist Speech free essay sample

Today I will be talking about how is the concept of experience through language explored in David Williamsons play The Removalist through the key issues and ideas in the Removalist. The Removalists is a play written by Australian play writer David Williamson in 1971. The main issues the play addresses are violence and the abuse of power and authority. The story is supposed to be a microcosm of 1970s Australian society. I will be talking about how the issues of abuse of authority and power are experienced through language and the idea that Australian society were letting this go by taking a passive approach with the law enforcement in Australia The Issue of abuse of authority and power in the Removalist is established in the opening scene of the play where the new recruit (Ross) sent to Sergeant Simmonds station after finishing police training. he is depicted as naive and inexperienced despite being from an educated background. We will write a custom essay sample on Removalist Speech or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page While Sergeant Simmons is depicted through hes comments in the play as sexist and chauvinistic. Simmons establishes his authority by continually patronising Ross. Simmonds repeatedly questions Ross at the beginning of the play to find a weakness. He finds a weak spot in Ross By Asking Whats your old man do for a crust and when he sees Ross hesitate to answer Simmonds sees his opportunity to make Ross uncomfortable and patronise him. This Scene is very good at showing how experience through language is explored in the way that Simmonds Abuses hes Authority and power to make Ross feel inferior and give him a Superior position over Ross. He idea that the actually upholder of the law would abuse hes power and authority to take advantage of people was the issue that Williamson explores in the play and Through Simmons Williamson show us that the authority conferred upon society can be exploitive and violent. A key idea explored in The Removalists is that of the Australian Society not wanting to get involved in something that would put them in danger or in trouble this is represented in the play through a character called the Removalist who is in a sense the everyday man not wanting to get involved in something thats not there or hes business. In one scene you see a man who has been beaten by the Ross and Simmonds and he ask the removalist for help to call the police the Removalist Responds with I mind me own business if other people mind theirs, and thats the way I play the game. get me? this is symbolic to how this was a norm of society in how no one wanted to get involved with something that would put them at a disadvantage in their life or get them in trouble. The concept of experience through change is explored in the removalist by David Williamson through how he deals and shows the issues and key ideas presented in the play.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Use of Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Use of Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Transitive and intransitive verbs often cause confusion. Heres a guide to help you understand the differences.   Transitive Verbs Transitive Verbs take direct objects. The vast majority of verbs in English are transitive. Examples: I took my books to class.We played chess last night. Notice that transitive verbs always take objects. You will always be able to ask a question beginning with What or Whom. Examples: I paid the bill last week. - What did you pay?She studies Russian. - What does she study? Intransitive Verbs Intransitive verbs do not take direct objects. Examples: Peters situation improved.They slept peacefully. You can recognize that a verb is intransitive because it does not have a passive form. Examples: Jack sits in the corner when he reads. NOT The corner is sat when Jack reads.Peter arrived early. NOT Early was arrived Peter. Transitive AND Intransitive Some verbs with multiple meanings are transitive or intransitive depending on their usage. The verb run is a good example. When used in the sense of physical exercise, run is intransitive. Helen ran every weekend when she was at college. BUT Run used in the sense of managing a company is transitive. Jennifer runs TMX Inc.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

What It Is The Best Way To Do Marketing Solo

What It Is The Best Way To Do Marketing Solo If team blogging advice is confusing you as a solo blogger, stop. is a powerful blogging tool with definite team-tendencies, and we often blog with an eye toward teams of content marketers. But that may actually be unhelpful for a solo blogger. Though we write with an eye towards solo bloggers once in a while, too often we focus on the power of teams and create complex workflows and percentage-based approaches that can make even the best solo blogger’s eyes glaze over in despair. What Is The Best Way To Do Marketing Solo When You Cant Find Time? via @JulieNeidlingerWhat Troubles The Solo Blogger? Here are the characteristics of a solo blogger, from my own experience and from what we’ve heard from readers: Busy Busy Busy I emailed one of those busy solo bloggers recently. I asked her what she thought the biggest challenges were for her, and the frustrations she felt when reading advice that seemed geared for a team. She had some great (and blunt) points: No team to bounce ideas off No team to draft a long list of headlines to "test" for the best one No team to "review" the articles prior to publishing No "editor" No "graphics" person No team to handle social media, either in the posting (I use Buffer Co-Schedule, of course), or in responding No team to do extensive research, either for "hot, trending" topics or background research The solo blogger pointed out that she wasn’t just responsible for everything related to content marketing, but also all aspects of running a business, too, including client work, billing, etc. The advice she was getting was impossible, and the advice to â€Å"hire it out† wasn’t particularly helpful. That would put a dent in the budget and add yet another level of management to siphon attention away from her business. Marketing is just one thing on your to-do list. Here's how to do it well as a solo artist.After reading her list, I decided to approach the answer by rebooting the idea of what successful content marketing might look like, and how it isn’t defined in just one way (a definition, I might add, that too often fits teams best). Reduce Content Marketing To Its Bare Bones In the great swell of content marketing, with all of the graphics, stats, charts, tools, and theories, one thing has probably been lost: At its bare bones, content marketing is simply about writing stuff people want to read. At its bare bones, #contentmarketing is simply about writing stuff people want to read.1. The first word of content marketing is â€Å"content.† Be content with content. Yes, there is social media. Yes, there are email lists. Yes, there are analytics and A/B testing and landing pages and all kinds of other things under the sun that promise and deliver great returns. But, at its base, it is simply about writing something good. If you were to do that, search engines will find you. People will find you. It might be at a much slower rate, but they will. There is this huge fear- likely based on the heavy importance of big numbers as proof of successful content marketing- of how to exist when no one is reading your blog. This is horribly stifling when you’re getting started and trying to build good habits. Learn to write content well, quickly, and as second nature. 2. Just talk to people. All kinds. Here’s a shocker: I get lots of tweets and retweets and shares and followers on Twitter for the things I write, but the most viable return I receive is when I go to a blog and just leave a useful comment or establish a person-to-person communication with someone else online. And no, these are not always content marketing blogs. They are cartooning blogs, art blogs, fountain pen blogs, philosophy blogs- interesting people, great conversation, and I’ve made business connections and networks through this. These are the true word-of-mouth social shares and links that translate into dedicated readers and customers. Talking to people, especially those outside your niche, can inspire a lot of creative marketing.3. Build connections laterally. Content marketers sometimes get so wrapped up in content marketing and all of its peripherals that the engagement I get from them are questions on how they can do it better or almost mechanized retweets because they are trying to meet a curation quota. There is a strong focus that to get traction you must latch onto the influencers, the big or established names, but the response there is often an echo chamber. Find some other â€Å"little fish† and get real responses and build connections laterally instead of always looking vertically. Go where everyone else isn’t. You would be better off remembering to simply write great content and find interesting people and strike up long-term conversations on their blogs or social media accounts. The returns aren’t as sexy at first, but this approach helps you build the habit and get in practice. And, surprisingly, you make some worthwhile connections that can ultimately help your business in the long run. Building Good, Small Habits First The real question behind all the questions is probably this one: how do you get things done when you are busy and there is no one else to help? The answer is not surprising: We can get more done when we do one thing at a time and are operating mostly out of habit (good ones). And you can’t form the big habit until you form the small one. So let’s break it down into levels, with each level looking to form the habits you need in place before the next one. You might be at the beginning, or you might be further along. The key is that you can’t leave a level until all of the habits in the level are firmly in place. Solo Blogging Level 1: Just get started. Set up your blog and learn basics of maintaining and running it. Blog weekly. Share each blog post when you publish it. Learn to fine tune your words and write without lots of errors. Solo Blogging Level 2: Develop a system so the blank page has no power. Blog two times a week. Every post must have a graphic. Share each post when you publish it. Figure out how you blog, and systemize it. Solo Blogging Level 3: There is no such thing as a comfort zone. Plan your content on an editorial calendar. Blog two times a week Share at least once on social media. Be able to write a blog post on any topic, even if you have no prior understanding or idea of how to approach it. Solo Blogging Level 4: Writing is second nature. Your focus is promotion. Blog three times a week. Set up your social promotion plan. Delve into your analytics and learn to understand and use them. These levels are really the basics, but they should help you build good habits that can build more good habits. Using A Triage Mentality With a content marketing team, you can take in all of the great advice out there and implement it by delegating it out. From graphics to constant engagement and response on Twitter, it’s all doable. If you’re solo, you probably can’t. Remember, most solo bloggers are doing more than just content marketing. They are running other aspects of their business. My advice is to approach all of the helpful tips with a triage mentality, learning to pick what is the most important for what it is you want to accomplish, and leave the others alone. When you see a post about the â€Å"15 Most Important Things You Must Do For Your Content Marketing†, read it and decide which one or two you can actually do well and that will fit your ultimate goal. To do #contentmarketing solo, pick only the  few things that you want to accomplish.The ability to do this starts with understanding what you want your content marketing to achieve. You might want: More traffic More readers More social media fans High social media shares Establish a reputation as an expert You might want all of them, but you should pick one or two to start with. If you can do the â€Å"elevator speech† of what you want to achieve and sum it up in one sentence, you’ll be able to do triage on the deluge of advice coming your way and know which advice helps or gets in the way of your goal. Good advice that doesn’t apply to your goal is bad advice. Good advice that doesn’t apply to your goal is bad advice. #contentmarketingFor example, my goal is to improve my writing and create great content. While I would love more social fans and traffic, I am unable to handle johnny-on-the-spot responses to every interaction I receive on Google+ or Twitter. As a solo blogger, I could spend my time constantly monitoring my social feeds and having conversations, or I could blog and expose myself to experiences and reading that begets more blog posts. Perhaps you think you’re better at multitasking than I, but I don’t believe you. Multitasking is a big lie and that it puts a serious dent in productivity. So instead of divvying up my day to accommodate writing and social interaction, I look at it as a weekly thing. Once a week, I’ll hope into social media and respond. It’s low on my triage list. If you’re running a business and need to respond to customers sooner than once a week, I’d encourage you to at least set aside a chunk of time once a day to do it instead of hopping back and forth between social media conversation and content creation because I can guarantee you that that’s what’s creating a level of frustration and low productivity in you. A triage mentality tells you to compartmentalize, do only the important things according to what is important to you, and tells you to do them one at a time. No multitasking nonsense. Real Life Example: What I Do As both a solo blogger and a busy freelance blogger, my approach is one of limited resources and time. 1. Prepare for the upcoming week. On Sunday night, I sit down with my weekly planner and review and schedule the upcoming week’s work. All of the writing, blogging, etc. is planned out. lets you do this as well; I’m just a pen-and-paper fanatic. To make this work, you must be a realist. I know two long blog posts a day (or about 4,000 words total) is about all I can handle, so I certainly don’t set myself up for failure and schedule more than that. Set up a schedule you can handle. 2. Triage upcoming tasks. Using a highlighter, I decide which of these tasks for the coming week are absolute musts, and which are less important. I use color to make it easier to see. The low-hanging fruit, if not completed, gets moved to the next week or dropped altogether. If there are tasks continually not getting done after several weeks, it’s a sign I can’t handle it, the habit isn’t there, or it isn’t important. I have to rethink why I put them there, why I think I need to do them, or why I don’t seem motivated to complete them. 3. Do the work. There is a lot of fretting and productivity porn on the Internet where people are all trying to find the magic system for getting work done and being more productive. The truth is that such a solution doesn’t exist and fussing to find the perfect answer just keeps you from getting things done. No system is better than another, and they all hinge on one thing: you doing the work. If you’re struggling to write a blog post at your desk, write someplace else. Once a week I write at a coffee shop just to change things up a bit. If you’re struggling to write a blog post because you don’t want to, rethink why you are doing content marketing, or develop a kick-in-the-pants system that helps you get past this form of writer’s block. What tasks are you not getting done? Figure out why and work on finding a way to change that. You have to find the solution; I can’t tell you what to do. 4. Periodically review what you’re doing. Every month, I like to review: My weekly planner and see what tasks I consistently didn’t finish. Traffic and stats for my blog and social media. How many words I write every week. The habits I’ve fallen into (both good and bad). If I’m practicing the habit of brainstorming and idea generation. How many books/magazines/newspapers I’m reading for non-online source material. During this time, I try to figure out what it all means. Why didn’t I finish something? What do my analytics tell me? Am I able to be more productive (as far as word count is concerned) or have I hit a wall? Have I let my reading slip and reduced possible idea sources? Am I giving myself enough time to be creative and enough time to run my business? No, I don’t do this every week. I can’t handle that. But I can handle it every month. You can only do what you can do even if others tell you that’s not good enough. What Is The Answer? Let’s take a look at that original list from our over-worked solo blogger, and see what concrete solutions might be. 1. No team to bounce ideas off. Trust your gut, read your analytics. Your analytics and social proof will tell you what idea they liked. Take the leap and write it and find out. 2. No team to draft a list of headlines to test for the best one. Dive in, write headlines, try again, and learn from both what gets shared the most as well as what you start to learn from all the practice. If you want more assurance than that, get a plugin like KingSumo Headlines that helps you pick the best headline automatically. Use our Headline Analyzer. I don’t bounce headline ideas off of a team for my own blogging. I don’t write 25 headlines (though I usually write more than one). Some headlines are better than others. I move on. 3. No team to review articles prior to publishing. Practice writing and publishing, spell check, and reading a finished post out loud will help you write a good post. Believe me, if you have a typo or something amiss, online people will let you know. You will get better the more you do it. Don’t let a fear of no one there to reassure you the post is OK keep you from writing. 4. No editor, or graphic designer. Having an editor isn’t always the answer. Sometimes they over-edit. But if you’re concerned about the quality of your writing, there are options and apps to help you proofread. The blunt truth is, if you aren’t a good writer and you can’t afford to hire a writer, then content marketing is just going to be tough. Most people, though, can write to improve. It takes practice, and practice is the act of actually doing it. I don’t have an editor for my own blog. When I read my old blog posts I shudder. They got better the more I did it. No one is great right out of the gate. As far as graphics are concerned, Canva is a godsend. Social graphics, blog graphics, infographics- it does it all for free or low cost. Stock images are possible, but they can ding your budget. If you’re not a designer and want to avoid copyright issues, use Canva. 5. No social media team for posting or responding. Using and tools like Buffer make posting, re-posting, and curating very simple as long as you set aside the time and develop the habit. As far as responding, consider what I said about triage. Set aside time to respond, too, based on how important engagement is for your goal. 6. No team to do research for topics or background. There are all kinds of ways to get ideas for your blog. Hardcore research and diligent attention to trends is just one approach. As to writing your posts, not all of the blog post types are research intensive. If you can’t do research, focus on content types that don’t require it. While blog posts with headlines using the phrases â€Å"backed by science† or â€Å"backed by research† are very popular, you don’t have to write them. What are you good at? What can you write? Write what you can, not what everyone else is writing. You have stories to tell from client experiences. You have life experiences to share. You get ideas from books and articles you’ve read. You have reactions and comments on other blog posts. You have other things you can write without delving into scientific journals to find brain scans that prove the color blue is better for blogs than yellow. Write in the way that fits your content creator type and your time, not in accordance with what every other content marketer is telling you to write. And don’t worry about trending topics. Those kinds of blog posts aren’t going to be evergreen, anyway. Don’t Drown In Advice The nature of content marketing is that there is lots of content, and even though so much of it is helpful, if you are drowning in good advice, you are still drowning. Solo bloggers, especially, must learn to pick and choose according to a simple goal, learning to build both habits and the foundation for the next goal. They have to write how and with what they have at hand. It’s very much a creative process, finding ideas to write about with the tools and time available. A team can handle a multi-pronged attack. But if there is only one of you, you are really only capable of a single-pronged attack.