Google Search Tips : Part 1

* Phrase your question in the form of an answer. So instead of typing,
“What is the average rainfall in the Amazon basin?”, you might get
better results by typing “The average rainfall in the Amazon basin is.”

* This is an old one, but very important: Put quotes around
phrases that must be searched together. If you put quotes around
“electric curtains,” Google won’t waste your time finding one set of Web
pages containing the word “electric” and another set containing the word
“curtains.”

* Similarly, put a hyphen right before any word you want
screened out. If you’re looking up dolphins, for example, you’ll have to
wade through a million Miami Dolphins pages unless you search for
“dolphins -Miami.”

* Google is a global White Pages and Yellow Pages. Search for
“phonebook:home depot norwalk, ct,” Google instantly produces the
address and phone number of the Norwalk Home Depot. This works with
names (“phonebook:Robert jones las vegas, NV”) as well as businesses.

* Don’t put any space after “phonebook.” And in all of the
following examples, don’t type the quotes I’m showing you here.

* Google is a package tracker. Type a FedEx or UPS package
number (just the digits); when you click Search, Google offers a link to
its tracking information.

* Google is a calculator. Type in an equation (“32+2345*3-234=”).

* Google is a units-of-measurement converter. Type “teaspoons in
a gallon,” for example, or “centimeters in a foot.”

* Google is a stock ticker. Type in AAPL or MSFT, for example,
to see a link to the current Apple or Microsoft stock price, graphs,
financial news and so on.

* Google is an atlas. Type in an area code, like 212, to see a
Mapquest map of the area.

* Google is Wal-Mart’s computer. Type in a UPC bar code number,
such as “036000250015,” to see the description of the product you’ve
just “scanned in.” (Thanks to the Google Blog,
http://google.blogspace.com, for this tip and the next couple.)

* Google is an aviation buff. Type in a flight number like
“United 22” for a link to a map of that flight’s progress in the air. Or
type in the tail number you see on an airplane for the full registration
form for that plane.

* Google is the Department of Motor Vehicles. Type in a VIN
(vehicle identification number, which is etched onto a plate, usually on
the door frame, of every car), like “JH4NA1157MT001832,” to find out the
car’s year, make and model.

Happy Searching….

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Some Secrets of Monster !

Today I came across some useful tips regarding with Monster. I think it will be helpful to you to get an advantage in the job searches.

As you know, in Monster they allow you to set up 5 different resumes or profiles. Let’s just set one up for now. There are only 5 major areas that we will be concerned with here:

1. Target job Title

2. Objective

3. Resume Title

4. Job Title

5. Work Experience

Tip: every one of these fields has keyword capability, so you must use each of these areas to the fullest extent by including as many keywords as are relevant, for example:

Target Job Title: 2,880 character limit. That’s almost 4/5’s of a page, if you were to fill it up! List as many different job titles as you can imagine for this role. List other closely allied titles that the searcher may be searching on. For instance, “Java Programmer” might also be titled as “Software Engineer”, “Application Developer”, or “Software Developer” within even the same corporation, not to mention other companies. How many different but similar titles can you come up with? Put them all here.

Objective: This is your stated job goal and has a 2,000 character limit. Just as we talked about in yesterday’s lesson, transfer that keyword-rich objective from your revised resume to here. You should have a decent short paragraph that showcases and combines your current skills and your future goals. Remember, you want to stay away from standard cliches such as “Challenging opportunity as a (title) where I can effectively use my (managing and sales, etc.) skills in my ongoing effort to help grow an organization, blah, blah” This is not only boring, its also highly ineffective. Instead try something like:

“Solid Java Developer with strong (skill#1), (skill#2), and (skill#3) to make major programming contributions to remote server projects while growing to project lead role. The difference is each of the above underlined terms is now searchable. Use each section in your resume to answer one question only. By putting several keyword phrases under each section, you tighten up your focus and make your profile work for you by getting search engine hits when employers run database searches.

Resume Title: Not much to work with here as only 70 characters are allowed. Make it a key term that is most relevant and searchable.

Job Title: This (these) is (are) your current and past job titles and has a 5,831 character limit. That’s 1&1/2 pages!! Put as many relevant titles as you can think of here that you have held in your past work progression. There is a huge amount of space here, so you may want to include specific job skill-sets that each of those titles required.

Work Experience: 3,000 character limit. Here is where you make sure to include every relevant skill-set that you possess. Keep to the bare facts. Almost every word you put here should be a searchable term. You want them to find you and here is your catchall chance to do it. Also, since many employers are looking for people who have, or are working for certain companies or organizationsBusiness Management Articles, make sure that you list every corporation that you have not only worked for but also have done business with as a client.

Summary Dont rush this process. The online resume-builder will act as both a resume and as a screening tool. This will gain you the edge as a screen-in tool rather that a screen-out tool.

Your objective is the same in all these online resume posting sites.Make it keyword-rich and you will definitely get more hits. More hits will generate more calls.

Reference: http://www.articlesfactory.com/articles/careers/getting-the-biggest-bang-from-monster.html

TOP TIPS for a Successful career

1. Find ways to learn continuously.
2. Find ways to improve whatever you do. Be willing to incorporate the new ideas that you learn in #1.
3. Do your work completely and with pride.
4. Be true to your own values.
5. Clear up those irritations (energy drains) so that you can devote your energy to your work.
6. Practice self-care so that you feel good about yourself.
7. Keep work in perspective so that you hav! e time for other parts of your life (family, friends, hobbies, volunteer work).
8. Listen carefully to everyone. Managers need to walk around and talk to employees and customers.
9. Network within your company and outside.
10. Delegate tasks when appropriate and empower those doing the work to do it their own way.

TEN Programming Languages/ Concepts You Should Learn Right Now – An eWEEk article

By picking the brains of Web developers and IT recruiters, eWEEK selected 10 programming languages that are a bonus for developers to add to their resumes. Even better, they’re great jumping-off points, with loads of job opportunities for younger recruits.

1. PHP
# What it is: An open-source, interpretive, server-side, cross-platform, HTML scripting language, especially well-suited for Web development as it can be embedded into HTML pages.
# Why you should learn it: It’s particularly widely used. “High-speed scripting with caching, augmented with compiled code plug-ins (such as can be done with Perl and PHP) is where the future is. Building Web apps from scratch using C or COBOL is going the way of the dinosaur,” said Duquaine.
# Job availabilities: 1,152*

2. C#
# What it is: A general-purpose, compiled, object-oriented programming language developed by Microsoft as part of its .NET initiative, it evolved from C and C++
# Why you should learn it: It’s an essential part of the .Net framework. “Learning C#, which is just Java with a different name plate, is critical if you heavily use Microsoft,” said Duquaine.
# Job availabilities: 5,111

3. AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)
# What it is: Though technically not a programming language, AJAX uses XHTML or HTML, JavaScript and XML to create interactive Web applications.
# Why you should learn it: Ever since Google Maps put AJAX, well, on the map, the requests for AJAX-knowledgeable pros went through the roof. “The demand for AJAX knowledge is huge because it’s so damned hard to learn,” said Huckaby. Of note, Microsoft announced recently plans to release a tool named Atlas that will make AJAX easier to implement. “If Microsoft’s Atlas tool is successful, it would bring the extreme complexity and annoyance of AJAX to the average worker,” said Huckaby.
# Job availabilities : 1,106

4. JavaScript
# What it is: Not to be confused with Java, JavaScript is a an object-oriented, scripting programming language that runs in the Web browser on the client side. It’s smaller than Java, with a simplified set of commands, easier to code and doesn’t have to be compiled.
# Why you should learn it: Embedded into HTML, it’s used in millions of Web pages to validate forms, create cookies, detect browsers and improve the design. With its simplicity to learn as well as wide use, it’s considered a great bang for your educational buck.
# Job availabilities: 4,406

5. Perl
# What it is: Perl is an open-source, cross-platform, server-side interpretive programming language used extensively to process text through CGI programs.
# Why you should learn it: Perl’s power in processing of piles of text has made it very popular and widely used to write Web server programs for a range of tasks. “Learning some form of scripting language, such as Perl or PHP is critical if you are doing Web apps,” said Duquaine.
# Job availabilities: 4,810

6. C
# What it is: A standardized, general-purpose programming language, it’s one of the most pervasive languages and the basis for several others (such as C++).
# Why you should learn it: “Learning C is crucial. Once you learn C, making the jump to Java or C# is fairly easy, because a lot of the syntax is common. Also, a lot of C syntax is used in scripting languages,” said Duquaine.
# Job availabilities: 6,164, including all derivatives

7. Ruby and Ruby on Rails
# What they are: Ruby is a dynamic, object-oriented, open-source programming language; Ruby on Rails is an open-source Web application framework written in Ruby that closely follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture.
# Why you should learn it: With a focus on simplicity, productivity and letting the computers do the work, in a few years, its usage has spread quickly. As a bonus, many find it easy to learn.
# Job availabilities : 210 and 54, respectively

8. Java
# What it is: An object-oriented programming language developed by James Gosling and colleagues at Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s.
# Why you should learn it: Hailed by many developers as a “beautiful” language, it is central to the non-.Net programming experience. “Learning Java is critical if you are non-Microsoft,” said Duquaine.
# Job availabilities: 14,408

9. Python
# What it is: An interpreted, dynamically object-oriented, open-source programming language that utilizes automatic memory management.
# Why you should learn it: Designed to be a highly readable, minimalist language, many say it has a sense of humor (spam and eggs, rather than foo and bar), Python is used extensively by Google as well as in academia because of its syntactic simplicity.
# Job availabilities: 811

10. VB.Net (Visual Basic .Net)
# What it is: An object-oriented language implemented on Microsoft’s .Net framework.
# Why you should learn it: Most argue that VB.Net is currently more popular than ever and one of the only “must-learns.” “It is currently dominating in adoption and that is where all the work is,” said Huckaby.
# Job availabilities: 2,090

* All numbers on job availability were pulled from nationwide queries on Dice.com, a job site for technology professionals.

Reference : http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2016415,00.asp

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