Do’s and Don’ts of an impressive Resume

The Do’s:

Six things to Include in Your Resume

While scanning through thousands of resumes, recruiters look for some basic information about your profile. Here are seven things, which will make your profile stand out:

Technical skills – You may have gained several skills and mastered different technologies and platforms in past or current roles. Highlighting your key skills at the right time and in the right context on your resume will help you get noticed. Your technical expertise must be logically divided into the following sections on your resume.

Job title – Include your current designation within the professional summary. This will inform the recruiter about your present role and will guide him to evaluate you for the right role in their organization. Also include sections describing previous companies, roles and responsibilities, and the location of your last employer.

Awards and accomplishments – Won “The Best Project Manager for 2016-17” certificate at your company? Managed to lower paid campaign costs by 15 percent within six months? Remember to include your career highlights while drafting your resume. Include statistics or measurable results to back up your achievements. This will help employers understand how you can contribute to their organization.

Certifications – Include a dedicated section that describes advanced certifications and training that you have gained. For example, as a delivery manager, if you are also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), mentioning it in your resum

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e will give you additional brownie points. If you are a project manager who’s pursuing a Project Management Professional certification, include that under your list of certifications as “Pursuing PMP®”.

Soft skills – According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, strong work ethics, dependability, positive attitude, ability to work in a team, and being proactive as well as self-motivated are some of the most valued soft skills that employers look for. A few other in-demand soft skills which you should consider adding into your resume are your communication skills, critical thinking abilities, organizational skills, and adaptability quotient.

Contact information – Include your email addre

ss and phone number at the top of your resume after your name. Also, be sure to follow these tips before sharing your contact details: Create a formal email address such as if your current address is too playful, such as johnthejuggler Share your personal number – Phone numbers on the resume are for the recruiter to call you directly. Refrain from offering multiple contact numbers.

The Don’ts:

Five things to take off your resume

Personal information – Avoid including personal details such as your height, weight, date of birth, marital status, general hobbies, and religion.

Irrelevant work experiences – Avoid including details about work experiences which are not related to your current role or the role you’re seeking. For example, you may have started your career as a cook, but have now stepped into the IT industry. Mentioning your cooking experience in your resume while applying for a senior consultant role does not add any value and is best left out.

Outdated skills – While emphasizing your strengths is key, talking about skills or technologies which are obsolete is a strict “no.” For example, saying that you are proficient in Visual FoxPro will not impress the recruiter; neither will it better your chances of clearing the interview. Instead, enroll for courses on latest technologies from renowned training institutes and show it off on your resume.

Career objective – Crafting an objective filled with flowery language and some buzzwords might not impress hiring managers. Describe your career objective with a one-line summary of your work experience.

Grammatical slips and spelling mistakes – Your resume is your first impression to the recruiter, so it must be error-free. After you have written your resume, take time to go through each sentence and correct any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. Asking a friend with a good eye for grammar to give your resume a second look is greatly recommended. According to a study done by CareerBuilder, more than 60 percent of recruiters disqualify a profile if it contains a typo. In fact, a research by Adecco indicates that 43 percent of recruiters do not consider candidates whose resume has a single spelling mistake.






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10 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong.

  1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves

mental strengthMentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.

  1. They Don’t Give Away Their Power

They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.

  1. They Don’t Shy Away from Change

Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt.

  1. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control

You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude.

  1. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone

Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

  1. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks

They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.

  1. They Don’t Dwell on the Past

Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it. However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future.

  1. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success

Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success.

  1. They Don’t Fear Alone Time

Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

  1. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results

Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.




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why scared to be entrepreneur? उद्यमी होने का डर क्यों?

So these are our three biggest fears as an entrepreneur and how you can (and continue to) conquer them.

  1. The fear of new ideas and creativity drying up

In entrepreneurship, you constantly have to innovate. That’s an easy thing to do when new ideas are flowing. But what about the days when you’re banging your head against a wall because you can’t think of anything new? On those days I’m convinced that I’ll never have another good idea again. I’m convinced that I used up all my creativity and my company will never move forward again. The only way I’ve figured out how to conquer this fear is to walk away for an hour (or a day, or a week) from the problem I’m trying to solve. And then when I come back to it, brainstorm ’til I have a good idea and the fear is gone. So take a walk and brainstorm everywhere you go, but most of all, never stop trying to come up with new ideas. I’ve found the only way out of a creativity rut is to brainstorm through it.

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  1. The fear of running out of money

This fear runs strong through all aspects of my life and it influences every decision I make. Since entrepreneurship is all about taking (smart) risks, you often have to take risks with money.  Sometimes you have to invest money into a project or a technology or new idea that you’re not 100% sure about yet. And that’s terrifying. The best way I’ve found to mitigate the fear of running out of money is by keeping a good budget and expense sheet. My team is really good about both staying under budget and leaving room in that budget to take risks. Budgeting also helps prevent us from forgetting about expenses that might be far in the future but are unavoidable (like taxes). That way I go into each company purchase knowing we can afford it and knowing that we’re being smart about how we spend our money. So make a budget, stay on top of your expenses (we do it with just Excel sheets, but QuickBooks is also always a solid option for small businesses) and take on outside jobs if you’re really low on money.

  1. The fear of failure

This one is the big one. It’s the one that’s at the root of all other entrepreneurial fears. It’s in every decision you make and the pressure can build to seriously problematic levels if you let it. This is one fear that I really rely on my team to help me manage. Generally if I’m in freak-out mode one of my teammates is in a more rational frame of mind and can remind me that the decisions we make are always based in data and research so even though we may be risking failure, we’re taking the smartest risks we possibly can. If you don’t have a team, you can still have that conversation with yourself as long as you really are making smart decisions. The best way to avoid failure is to take educated risks that are based in facts not emotions. So always keep your finger on the pulse of your audience/consumers (and what they need and want from you). The best way to do that is use analytics. For an online media company like mine the analytics that matter to us are things like page views and time on page. But for you that could be anything from product reviews to investor feedback. Take a look at that data and use it to take your next steps. That way, even if you’re stepping into a abyss, you’ve still got a nice data parachute to keep you from face planting at the bottom.

It’s also important to remember that fear in the face of risk is entirely normal. Being an entrepreneur can be scary. But, if you do it right, the fear is like one you get right as you strap into a rollercoaster. You’re terrified. You’re not sure what’s next. There are going to be massive low moments. But you’ll walk away breathless and laughing and having learned more about yourself and your business than you ever imagined.

Courtesy: Amantha Harrington  of Driven Media forbes dot com

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How to Measure Your Degree of Persistence

Getting started is overrated.  We argue that too many people get started without commitment.  As a result, they waste valuable time and energy on pursuits that they will give up after a few months of haphazard effort.  Action without persistence is a waste of time.sisyphus

Continuing from Cal’s idea, I think it’s useful to ask yourself what your level of commitment is to a project or goal before starting.  Measuring persistence isn’t easy.  The only true way to know your persistence level is to work on a project and see when you give up.  If you quit a goal after two years, your degree of persistence is two years.

Unfortunately, most of us don’t have years of our lives to waste just to measure the level of commitment to a new project.  Although it won’t measure the real thing, I think there is a thought experiment that comes pretty close to pinpointing the actual value.


Are You Willing to Work Forever?

Pick any goal you want to measure your persistence for.  Now, ask yourself how long you would be willing to work on the goal, without any positive feedback.  How long would you be willing to work on a project, without being able to see any results from your efforts?

That length of time, I believe, is a rough estimate of your commitment to a project.  Notice I didn’t ask how long you would be willing to work on a project.  Instead, I asked, how long you would be able to work in a vacuum, devoid of any knowledge that you were making progress.

If you want to get in shape, ask yourself how long you would be willing to go to the gym every day, if you didn’t lose a single pound, didn’t increase at all in strength, or didn’t look any different.  How long would you be willing to last?

If you want to start a business, ask yourself how long you would be willing to keep experimenting and producing without earning a single dollar of revenue.  Or receiving any indication that your business would continue.


Persisting forever is Stupid

Obviously, working forever without any results means you’re doing something wrong.  Either you’ve picked an impossible pursuit (try flying by flapping your arms) or your approach is completely broken.

However, as a thought experiment, this question is still valuable.  There are going to be periods in the pursuit of any goal, where you will completely lack positive feedback.  You won’t have any motivational fuel to encourage you forward.  The question is based on how long you feel you can continue in spite of this total absence of results.


 Avoiding Projects with Short Persistence Values

To go back to Cal’s original article, about the dangers of starting without commitment, I’d argue that you should avoiding starting projects that have low persistence values.  If you can’t honestly give a high persistence value for a project, don’t bother starting it.

What’s a high persistence value?  It depends on the pursuit, but I’d say the safest value is, “forever”.  “Forever” in the literal sense means an infinite amount of years, your entire lifespan or some other unimaginably long period of time.  But in this context, it simply means that you aren’t relying on positive feedback to motivate you forward.  If you were able to continue towards a goal forever, without seeing results, you’re in the safest position to pursue a goal.

Once again, this is a thought experiment, not reality.  Even if my persistence value for a goal is “forever”, that doesn’t mean I don’t expect to see results somewhere along the way.  It just means I won’t give up, even if they don’t appear.

Few of your projects will have such high persistence values.  But, I still think a high value is important, even if you wouldn’t devote your entire life to a project.  Steve Pavlina suggested that most online small businesses take 3-5 years to become successful.  This means that if you’re planning to start a website, but your persistence threshold is six months, don’t even bother starting.

Similarly, I believe the minimum persistence value needed for getting in shape would be a year.  Although it is possible to make significant progress in just a few weeks, that isn’t always the case.  You might spend months at the same level as new habits are forming or you reach a plateau in your conditioning.


Persistence Isn’t Motivation

I have a “forever” level of persistence (at least hypothetically) towards my the most important areas of my life.  There isn’t a time-limit where I would decide to give up on being healthy, having fulfilling relationships or working for something I’m passionate about.  More specific dreams have somewhat shorter values, but I try to make them as long as possible.

Having values of “forever” for some goals isn’t a matter of motivation.  Motivation is the urge to seek positive feedback.  Persistence is the ability to continue forward in the complete absence of any.  Motivation can’t push you forward in a pursuit you would continue even if you never received any positive feedback.

Instead, I believe persistence is a combination of patience and an intrinsic desire to do the activity.  Running a business for me is a near “forever” in terms of persistence.  I’m patient in that I don’t expect any immediate feedback for any business effort I take on.  In addition, I love writing, creating new products, selling and being my own boss.  Even if I was forced to run these as a no-income hobby, the value would be enough that I would be able to continue.

Video games are popular because they supply near-constant feedback for actions.  Kill the enemy monster, get experience points.  Life isn’t a video game.  There are often huge gaps where there is little reward for hard work.  The longer and more difficult a project, the larger these vacuums can be.  Motivation is important, but it’s also important to be able to persist through those seemingly infinite valleys.

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5 Motivational Tips for Students

Students who are thrilled to do their homework every single day are rare… if there are any. Everyone needs a motivational push now and then, and you will be surprised what inspiration can do with your opinion about “pointless” homework assignments.

Even if you don’t see the point in doing homework, you still see a point in getting good grades, so read these tips and learn how to become a more motivated student.

  1. Change your perspective

You cannot form a foundation for your future knowledge and skills without doing homework, no matter how pointless it seems. Even topics that don’t awaken a single spark of interest are important for your general knowledge and development as a person.

If you don’t like algebra, you may understand its importance when you realize that it’s the foundation for economics, business, science, and many other fields of study. When it comes to English homework, you need to understand that paper writing is an essential skill to gain if you want to be a successful student at college and university.

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STOP Doing yellow page Journalism

I do not understand where we are going. Ancient India was only center for Education politics democracy and list won’t end here, we were the one who actually thought about the Democracy in modern world “Of the people by the people and for the


people”. But now no media no common people and no that run this world’s biggest democracy thought of where we are going.

Indulging in all bullshit, which is of no use, is our priority these days.

I request people of India to stop taking subscribing those who do not do journalism for people and boycott those media houses that do not work as watchdog and publish all bullshit. We got entertainment channel for daily dose of entertainment stop giving TRP to those who apart from news having all short of entertainment.

In media we studied a chapter which was called Yellow page journalism I appreciate few who took advantage of this type of journalism and moved on just because of funding issue but now media do not have this type of problem and this industry is thriving on an annual turnover of Rs. 291188150000. I don’t think you might have even able to read this stat in first time.


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How to be happy – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

How to be happy – introduction

Is your life passing you by? Are you so focused on your dreams that you are forgetting to enjoy every day to the fullest and be happy with where you are and what you have now?

How to be happy – the dilemmahappy copy

So it goes that we often focus so much on our dreams and that ideal life we want to live next year or five years from now that we forget about today. Today is part of the process of getting there and today should be enjoyed as much as when ‘that time’ comes. After all, the pleasure of taking a journey is not in arriving at the final destination, but in enjoying everything along the way.

How to be happy – the good news and the bad news

I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that that huge house you desire, the car that costs as much as the house, the huge flat screen television and all those wonderful things you are planning to get once you are successful will never make you happy. In fact, I know quite a few rich people that are more miserable than you could imagine. They have worked hard all their lives and have every material thing they could ever want, but there is still a lack and dissatisfaction within them that echoes with emptiness.

How to be happy – it’s all in your head

Happiness is a state of mind that has little to do with material or social success. “Anyone who desires it, who wills it, and who learns and applies the right formula may become a happy person.” That is the advice from the “father of positive thinking”, Norman Vincent Peale.

How to be happy – wealth and success won’t do it

No amount of material wealth and success can help an individual that has unhappiness-producing habits to be happy. The result is always frustration and disappointment as the realization sinks into such an individual, after years of seeking happiness through material gain, that it cannot be achieved that way. Some have paid a heavy price in broken family relationships whilst pursuing this mirage. They have had the ability to be happy all along. They just didn’t know it. It is important to have a dream and to pursue it with everything you have, but you need to know why you are pursuing it.

How to be happy – develop a happiness habit

How to be happy – the conclusion

Frederick Keonig said: “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

You are all you can be. Go on and be it.


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