5 Step Path to Preparing for an Interview

job interview preparationPreparing in the right way for an important interview means covering a few key areas – what are some of the main things that you should be focusing on, from researching a post, through to preparing a portfolio, and ensuring that you are psychologically ready on the day of the interview? It’s also important to be able to anticipate questions before an interview, and to be able to prepare for rejection, while still being able to learn from problems and build on them for your next interview.

1. Researching the Post

You’ve received an invitation for an interview, and now have to wait for the date – during this time, you should go back over a job application pack to check all the specifications for the post that you’ve been given; read through your CV and covering letter to check that you’re able to elaborate on points, and read up on a job online. You can gain a broader understanding of what a business or institution does, and can be prepared to discuss topics and issues around a job or industry. Continue reading

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10 Lessons of Life from Bill Gates

bill gates lessonsBill Gates, speaking to high school students, named the 11 rules that teenagers, according to him, would never learn in school:

1. The world does not really care about your self-esteem and self-awareness. The world expects achievements from you without taking into account your self-esteem.

2. Frying burgers at McDonald’s is not a work below your dignity. Be sure that your great-grandparents would consider any work like this a “good opportunity”.

3. It is not very likely that you will be paid 50,000$ a year right after high school. Moreover, you are not going to become a vice president with your own limousine and personal driver, until you deserve it.

4. Your parents were not as uninteresting and boring people as they seem to you now, before Continue reading

Working on a Dream: Five Questions to Ask Yourself everyday if you’re serious about achieving your goals

dreams“More than rich, More than famous, More than happy, I just wanted to be great”

– Bruce Springsteen

Having a dream is important. Everybody needs an ambition, something to strive for, to give their life a purpose.

Everyone’s dream is different; they are as individual as fingerprints, but the same basic rules apply if you want to achieve them.

The hard fact is that dreams just don’t come true for most people. They require preparation and hard work. Whether your dream is to become a pop star or scale Mount Everest, asking yourself these questions everyday will help you to keep your focus. Answering with a ‘no’ is a sign that you are no longer serious about your dream – perhaps you may need to re-evaluate. Continue reading

How You Can Become Wealthy Just by Thinking like a Wealthy?

Wealthy ThinkingIt is fact that to be successful in life, there should be some vision, mission, and defined goals to achieve your targets. In this post, we will discuss visions, views, activities, philosophies, living styles, and other relevant content about the people, who are successful today. Moreover, you will get to know about the tricks you can adopt in order to become like them.

Middle class emphasize on money saving, but world class on earning:

Most of rich men try their level best to earn a lot and they earn while focusing long-term goals. Their main objective is to prosper in future. However, contrary to them, middle class people always try to save their earned money by keeping a constant eye on their expenses. This is what you have to avoid in order to become a wealthy person. Continue reading

Make Goals, instead of Resolutions, If You Really Want to Achieve Things

todo listMaking promises is easy, but fulfilling them or achieving them with success is always a hard task to perform. We usually think of achieving unlimited goals, but due to different reasons, we may not achieve them perfectly. Such cases mainly arise due to lack of plans, passion, and hard work required to reach our destination. We always intend to act smart enough to achieve our goals, but in reality, our constant procrastination makes us fail to do so. Continue reading

How to develop a verbal presence fit for public speaking

public speakingAccording to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.

Like all great jokes, this celebrated stand up routine from Jerry Seinfeld reveals a fascinating truth about the human condition. If, in some bizarre scenario, I was forced to make a choice right now between being knocked down by a bus or performing a five minute speech in front of a thousand people, I’d probably have to take a moment or two before I offered up a response. Public speaking, after all seems to encapsulate every nail-biting fear we ever had about how we look and sound and brings to light our deepest anxieties about being judged by others. Continue reading

6 Qualities of Smart People

smart peopleSmart people stand out from the crowd. What makes them different? Here are their main qualities:

1. Ability to make decisions

They are determined and confident, they believe in themselves, listen to intuition and therefore have the ability to take the right decisions. We all have to make choices all the time, from everyday concerns to life-important decisions. Making choice is an integral and permanent part of our lives. But smart people know how to take a sober look at any situation, see all the prospects and take the best decision. That is the secret of their success. Continue reading

Self-analysis: simple technique for problem solving

problem solvingSometimes it is very difficult to objectively analyze a personal problem. This is where various useful techniques can help you sort through the painful issue. In this article we will take a look at an effective way of analyzing a painful problem by Lise Bourbeau. Continue reading

7 tips on how to develop the habit of action

habit of actionPersonal growth is a movement forward, a habit to act and get results. Why is it so difficult to move yourself up and start taking real actions? The fact is that we have the habits of thinking twice, of analyzing, of weighing all the “pros” and “cons”. At the same time, our habit of action is very weak and often depends on external stimuli and incentives.

Here are 7 tips that will help you develop the habit of action: Continue reading

10 habits for financial stability

/polyglottutor.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/financial-stability.jpg” alt=”financial stability” width=”350″ height=”263″ />To achieve any goal, you need to cultivate habits that will help you with this. Also for financial stability and the opportunity to become financially successful it is necessary to develop good financial habits. Continue reading