How To Increase Your Chances Of Attaining Your ‘Dream Job’?

Women are pushing boundaries like never before to attain their ‘dream job’ in a competitive job market. In these current times, where every individual is well equipped with skills, how can you secure your chances of getting employed? While the decision to choose an employee ultimately lies in the hands of an employer nonetheless there are certain steps, we can surely take to secure our chances. After examining several articles and going by personal experience, I’ve shared points that could be crucial factors to help you grab that job opportunity.

  1.  Passion to grow- Employers tend to recruit employees who are go-getters. You have to exhibit passion, ambition and an eagerness to learn. Individuals who don’t show enthusiasm to make a difference to the company with their skills will weaken their chances of getting the job. No one will want to take a chance with a passionless soul, would they? I’ve personally witnessed individuals who exhibited the trait of passion were most of the time recruited.
  2. Add value- Let the employer know how and what you can contribute to the company.  Be quick to speak about your skills. Recruiters are keen to know how you can add value to the company. Oblige them and especially speak about those skills that will work well for the company.
  3. Expertise- Besides the skill the job demands from you, share your other expertise that may add value to the industry you are working in. You could have acquired the expertise from training programs, working, volunteering etc.
  4. Read, speak and write clearly- During job hunting make sure to brush up your communication skills, soft skills and interpersonal skills. You should be able to speak and state your ideas clearly. Don’t sound disoriented.
  5. Research the company- Make sure you do thorough research about the company and the role before appearing front of the interviewer. Having no knowledge about the company you want to work for can minimize your chances of getting the job to a large extent.
  6. Keep up with the latest news- There has been a drastic change in the way questions are posed during interviews these days. Many recruiters test the general knowledge of the potential employee, so keep abreast with trending topics. It’s always good to work with a smart and a well informed employee.
  7. Body language- Your body language speaks volumes about you. Take steps to look confident, smile and maintain eye contact with your interviewer. Keep your back upright and be composed. Dress smartly and present your best self to the interviewer.
  8. Humanitarian skills – If opportunity arises, speak about other interests. Talk about the ways you’ve contributed to society. Employers also seek for dynamic personalities. Speak about any volunteering projects, you’ve undertaken lately. You’ll be an asset to the company, if you are known to make changes for the better. Your humanitarian ways will make you a good person to work with.

Don’t forget to engage with the interviewer. Building a connection with the interviewer will not only put you at ease, but it will also help the interviewer build a rapport with you. Going further, the conversation will be more relaxed and comfortable for both of you. Leave no stone unturned while trying to grab your dream opportunity. Even if you don’t strike luck the first time, the experience will surely equip you with the skills to face your interviewer confidently the next time.

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Guidelines For Engineering Agricultural And Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET 2017)

A P EAMCET is a state level common entrance examination and it stands for Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test. It’s held once a year in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (T S EAMCET). The exam is of such importance in Andhra Pradesh that students begin the preparation process even before completing High school. It’s said that the EAMCET coaching industry alone is estimated at Rs.50 billion a year.

The test is conducted by Jawaharal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada. Through this entrance exam the selected candidate can get admission into various government institutions/universities or institutes that are funded privately in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Since the division of the state, the examination is held in both the states. The names of the exams are as follows.

In Telangana, it is known as TS EAMCET.

In Andhra Pradesh, it is known as AP EAMCET.

The online application form for AP EAMCET will be available in the official website from February 2017 and the last date of the online form submission is March 21 2017. If the candidate fails to submit the application form by the last date, he or she is liable for late fees.

Courses offered through EAMCET

Here’s a list of some of the important courses that are offered to aspiring engineering and medical students.

B.Tech – Agriculture Engineering and Technology, Bio-Technology, Dairy Technology, Bio-Technology and Food Science.

B.Sc – Agriculture, Horticulture, Commercial Agriculture and Business Management.

Pharma – B.Pharma, D.Pharma.

B.V.Sc and A.H – B.V.Sc and Animal Husbandry.

B.F.Sc. – Bachelor of Fisheries Science.

MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

BDS – Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

BAMS – Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery.

BHMS – Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery.

BNYS – Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Science.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Indian residents, Overseas citizens of India card holders (OCI), Persons of Indian origin (POI), candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh and of Indian nationality can apply for AP EAMCET 2017.
  • Candidates applying for Science and pharmacy courses must be at least 16 years old as of 31st December of the year of admission.  The authorities have not notified any upper age limit.
  • If the candidate is applying for B.Tech (Dairy Technology), B.Tech (Agriculture Engineering), and B.Tech FST then the candidate must be 17 years as of 31st December 2017.
  • Candidates applying for MBBS and BDS (Bachelor Of Dental Surgery) should be 17 years of age as of 31st December 2017.
  • The applicant should have passed or appearing plus two with subjects ( Maths, Physics, Chemistry) or (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) OR it’s equivalent in Science category.
  •  General candidates must receive at least 45% in the higher secondary exam and an SC/ST candidate should attain a minimum of 40%.

Important dates

  • Online Application forms for the exam will be available in February 2017.
  • Last date for the submission of the online application forms is second week of April 2017.
  • Admit cards will be available in the first week of May 2017 on the official website
  • AP EAMCET examination date starts from second week of May 2017.
  • Results would be announced in first week of June 2017.
  • Counselling date third week of June 2017.

Application fees

  • Rs.250/- for engineering.
  • Rs. 250 for Agriculture and Medical.
  • Rs.500 for Engineering and Agriculture&Medical.

Payment Procedures

Online payment can be made through Debit card/Credit card

Offline payment through DD

In favour of

“Secretary Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education” to the following address

The regional Co ordinator / Convener

Eamcet, Examination Building,

Ground Floor, JNT University, Hyderabad

Kukatpally – Hyderabad – 500085

Admit Card

Hall tickets are mandatory for the AP EAMCET. No candidate will be permitted to give the exam without the hall ticket.

Duration

The exam duration is of three hours. Each subject has 160 questions and each question carries 1 mark. There are no deduction marks for wrong answers.

Here’s all you needed to know about the AP EAMCET exam 2017. However, students are advised to keep checking the official website in case, there are changes in any aspect of the examination or for further questions. The EAMCET exam has always been a craze for all engineering and medical aspiring students of Andhra Pradesh and it looks like this trend would continue in the near future.

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This Diwali Turn To Zoutons.com To Enjoy Amazing Deals And Discounts

Online shopping has become a trend of sorts and most people turn to the internet to make life easier. People prefer to escape the encumbrance of travelling, the traffic, the crowds and the pollution, especially people who have hectic work schedules. Saving time is crucial for them.

Since shopping is an integral part of our life, we can’t do without it either and to make life simpler, plenty of online and e-commerce sites have bloomed over the years like Amazon, Jabong, Myntra and Snap deal which has made the shopping experience more gratifying.

About Zoutons.com

Shopping is not only about buying what you desire but also getting the best deal on it. Sites like Zoutons.com offers discount coupons and discount vouchers for our online purchases. By using these coupons the shopper receives huge discounts on all purchases made on e-commerce sites like Amazon, Myntra, eBay etc. I’ve seen some of the deals such as Myntra Offers and Jabong deals which are pretty amazing. A delight for all shopaholics.

The shopper receives discounts on a wide range of products like car accessories, apparels, beverages, mobile phones and much more. Shopping codes are not always required in Zoutons.com unlike other coupon sites. On visiting the site, the shopper can view various deals and offers on numerous e-commerce sites like Amazon, Myntra and Snap deal, all at one place. On clicking on the deal, you either receive a coupon code or a deal would be activated. Accordingly you would be directed to the retail store where you can directly shop and avail the discounts. It’s that easy.

I went through the Zoutons.com website personally. The layout is vibrant and spread-out. There are several popular stores that are associated with Zoutons. Here are some of the names.

  •  Myntra
  • Craftsvilla
  • Jabong
  • Baby Oye
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Swiggy
  • Oyo
  • First Cry
  • Make my trip

Various categories

You receive discounts on various categories like-

  • Food Delivery
  • Flights
  • Baby accessories
  • Women clothing and accessories
  • Mobile recharges and bills
  • Men clothing and accessories

This gives us the opportunity to receive discounts and amazing deals on a wide range of products from various retail stores.

Different types of coupons are available like popular coupons and latest coupons on the site. The whole shopping experience is easy and not complicated.  One can easily locate special offers and deal from online retail stores, by the click of a button.

All you need to do to avail these offers is to register on the website by entering your email. Once you are a registered user, you are free to access all the deals and discounts.

Myntra is offering some amazing deals on fashion apparels, shoes and accessories. Jabong too has a variety of deals and offers on fashion apparels and other lifestyle products. Zoutons.com site is blazing with discount and deals. With Diwali around the corner, sites like Zoutons.com have left no stone unturned to make the shopping experience easier but also exciting as they are plenty of deals and offers to look forward to. If you want to make the most of the festive season, hop on to the Zoutons.com bandwagon. The Loot is on.

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P V Sindhu Posing For The JFW Photoshoot: Indian Sportswomen Can Be Great Style Icons Too!

Olympic medalist P V Sindhu posing for a photo shoot for JFW (Just for Women) magazine has yielded astounding results.

She looked extremely gorgeous. You can be the judge, by having a closer look at the incredible collection of the photographs from the photo shoot. It was refreshing to see our ‘Badminton star’ in a different light. It has indeed been an amazing transformation, since we saw her win the silver medal in Badminton at the Rio Olympics 2016.

When it comes to high beauty and fashion standards, rarely do we see women from the Indian sports fraternity being highlighted in media, advertisements and photo shoots  except for a few, like ‘Tennis star’ Sania Mirza. They are not given much exposure and credibility, other than their achievements in the sports arena.

This is not the case with the Indian sportsmen. We see them in almost all varied advertisements ranging from health drinks to fashion brands, especially the Indian cricketers.

Over the years women in sports have been broadly perceived as being masculine and male-like. This notion has  been ingrained in our society too – that women who are involved in physical activities are male-like. That they are not feminine. Sportswomen are perceived as athletic and being athletic is closely associated as being masculine.

This notion has got embedded in our perceptions too. Even today we tend to perceive Indian sportswomen as being masculine and we believe that they will not be a good fit for any domain other than sports.

Continue reading here – P V Sindhu Posing For The JFW Photoshoot: Indian Sportswomen Can Be Great Style Icons Too!

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