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How to make the most of your train commute

More and more workers are commuting to work everyday with even more set to choose to commute to work on the train rather than driving thanks to rising petrol costs. So how can you make the most of this commute as well as surviving the journey? We’ve compiled some tips to help you to use your commute to your advantage.

Let me entertain you!
Got a smart phone? Then you’re pretty much set for your commute – a smart phone will provide hours of endless entertainment in the form of apps, games, music and videos. Train your brain with Sudoku and puzzle games to wake yourself up in the morning. If you fancy something a little easier, why not download your favourite TV programmmes onto your phone to watch during your commute, or a film for longer journeys.
Set your work emails up on your phone to check correspondence before you even get to the office, then you won’t have to waste your first hour at work with the menial task of reading all of your emails.
Tablet devices will allow you to do all …

Key Tips for a Successful Telephone Interview

A common misconception with the job application and recruitment process is that the procedure is (1) advert, (2) application and CV, (3) interview, (4) when can you start. While in the majority of cases this is in fact the process down to a tee, some employers may look to have a telephone conversation or even an interview with the applicant before inviting them in for an interview.

The reason for this is that sometimes there simply isn’t the time to interview every single person who applies, or even is put onto the interview pile, so the employer will narrow down the options by speaking to some, if not all, over the phone to begin with. The jobs market is a busy one, with far more people applying for one individual position than ever before.

For many, the sound of the phone ringing is not a good thing, particularly when you hear “I’m calling about your application” as this usually means a rejection. However, there are a number of ways that you can get through your phone interview stag…

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Malaysia

THE Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) programme to enhance English instruction in secondary schools is expected to expand when 75 participants arrive in the country, early next year.

United States ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Paul W. Jones said currently the US government is in the selection process after having received hundreds of applications from among university graduates to join the voluntary programme.

“We have the ETA in Terengganu, Johor and Pahang, and we will be working with the Malaysian government to see if it would like to extend it to additional states or have more in those states,” he told reporters after visiting the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre in Port Dickson on Tuesday.

Under the programme, young American graduates from various universities in the US, majoring in diverse fields, are placed in schools in different districts to assist English teachers.

Early this year, a group of 50 Fulbright ETAs arrived and began a 10-month assignment to enri…

Foreign students 'should learn German'

International students at German universities should be made to learn at least some German - even if their courses are largely taught in English - the new representative of higher education leaders has said.

In an interview to mark the start of his role as head of the German Rector’s Conference (HRK) – the body representing hundreds of higher education institutions – Hippler spoke to Die Welt daily newspaper about the importance of maintaining the German language in education.

Hippler, who is president of Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, said universities should be dissuaded from teaching courses entirely in English, and that the risk of this contributing to the decline of German was something institutions “should be aware of.”

He admitted that there were many international students who come to Germany and want to stay, but many take courses taught entirely in English, thus learning little German......

Elsewhere in the interview, Hippler touched on his intention to reopen the deb…

Careers in Biology You May Not Know About

Biology is the study of living things, which includes plants as well as animals. If you are currently enrolled in a biology degree program or thinking of pursuing a degree in this area of study, you will need to have some idea of what kind of work you want to do after graduation.

The jobs listed here are just a few of the jobs in the field of biology. Not all who are interested in studying biology attend classes on campus and online learning has become an increasingly attractive choice for students. This type of program allows students to continue their education without having to take time away from work or caring for young children to do so. For more information about this type of degree program, visit Online Biology Degree.com.

There are a number of careers in biology which you may not know about, and all of them are worth considering.
Medical Illustrator – Medical illustrators are specialized artists who work on images which may be used in advertising or in trade journals. Th…

The Career Advantages of Earning a BSN Degree

Nursing was formally established in 1633 by the Sisters of Charity. During those days, nurses were trained in the classroom and did their clinical training in a hospital setting. The students graduated with a diploma in nursing. In 1952, the first Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program was started by Fairleigh Dickinson University. By 1990, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) became the coveted degree by most registered nurses.

Although a nurse holding a diploma, or an Associate Degree in Nursing, may be just as knowledgeable as a nurse who possesses a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the latter degree holds more prominence in the medical field. It takes from two to three years to obtain a diploma or an ADN, but it takes four or more years to obtain a BSN. When applying for a management position, a BSN degree can make a nurse appear to be more qualified to administrators of medical facilities, due to the extra years of training.

When employed by a small medical facility, such…

Starting a New Job After Retirement - 3Gs

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There is a job waiting for you - Get ready, Go and Get it!

Get ready
Similar to a fresher's job search, it is very important to prepare yourself for a job after your retirement. You need to recast your resume and get ready for your next job that should really the one that you like very much, that requires your skills and expertise.... Think on it, certainly you will find out your favorite job.

Go
A kind inertia may be there with anyone or any matter. This would increase with age as well. Hence after getting ready, you must go and find your job - physically move or virtually through internet to search for your next position.

Get it
If you are in the right track with enough preparation, certainly you will get your new job that will be a time pass, fun, source of income and more...

For example, Jack Hansen works as an interpretive guide and law enforcement worker for the National Park Service. The National Park Service has a partnership with Western Dakota Technical Institute training p…

Whats to follow up after a career fair

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A job fair is also referred commonly as a career fair or career expo. It is a fair or exposition for employers, recruiters and schools to meet with prospective job seekers. Expos usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can be exchanged. In the college setting, job fairs are commonly used for entry level job recruiting.

But, it's important to follow up after a career fair if you're particularly interested in a company. Watch this how-to video from About.com to see tips for following up to show your interest.

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Facebook, career prospects and consequences

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There is no doubt that Facebook offers excellent social networking opportunities. But if you are searching for a career and the tricky employers might 'Google' your name, then you may be in trouble. Your open statements, opinions, casual sayings, etc might block you from a possible career opportunity for which you are otherwise the most qualified.

Many companies--including Cisco ( CSCO - news - people ), IBM ( IBM - news - people ), GM, Wal-Mart ( WMT - news - people ) and Intel ( INTC - news - people )--have formal social-networking policies. Of U.S. companies with at least 1,000 employees, 10% have disciplined their ranks for running afoul of the rules during the last 12 months, according to Proofpoint, an e-mail security and data-loss-prevention firm in Sunnyvale, Calif. Eight percent of those firms fired at least one employee for egregious violations.

Here are some possible mistakes that you may want to avoid:


Do not post inappropriate pictures to your profileIf you are alr…

Top High-Demand Careers in Business

Today, it’s hard to determine which business to get into or what college degree program to take so that you will have a good chance at a good career.

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that the following business fields provide high paying jobs, the perfect choice for someone looking to get a business administration degree in one of them:

Chief Executive Officers 
If you are looking for one of the highest paying business jobs, then Chief Executive Officer fits that bill. It’s estimated that the average earnings for a CEO are more than $160,000, depending on the type of business they are in charge of.

A CEO’s duties include handling many of the decisions in a company after getting recommendations from their board of directors. They are also responsible for managing many of the operations of a business such as marketing, hiring of employees, public relations, dealings with the internal and external company contacts, etc.

Personal Financial Adviser
A personal financial advis…

New human rights condition for UK visa

Britain today introduced a new clause in its immigration rules which says that non-European Union citizens accused of serious human rights violations may be banned from entering the country.

As per existing rules, such foreign nationals can only be prevented from entering the UK if they are viewed as a threat to national security.

Visitors can not be excluded from entering the country on the basis of human rights abuses, but the new proviso will change the conditions.

The change was included in a report on human rights released by Foreign Secretary William Hague today.

It said: "Britain welcomes visitors from around the world – this year even more than ever. But not those who have perpetrated human rights abuses. Foreign nationals from outside the European Economic Area may only come to the United Kingdom if they satisfy the requirements of the Immigration Rules".

The report added: "Where there is independent, reliable and credible evidence that an individual has commit…

US announces changes to troubled visa programme

The US State Department announced major changes to its premier student-exchange programme following an investigation that found widespread abuses.

The agency issued new rules for the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Programme, which brings more than 100,000 foreign college students to the United States each year.

It was meant to foster cultural understanding, but it has become a multimillion-dollar international business.

The changes are the latest in a series of steps the State Department has taken to fix the programme since an AP investigation in 2010 revealed widespread abuses.

The investigation found some participants working in strip clubs, and not always willingly, while others were put in living and working conditions they compared to indentured servitude.

In one of the worst cases of abuse, a woman told the AP she was beaten, raped and forced to work as a stripper in Detroit after being promised a job as a waitress in Virginia.

More common than sex trade problems were shabby housing…

Biotechnology career advancement for women scientists

How should the government advance the cause of women scientists when programs that target a particular group are out of favor?

There are many initiatives all over the world. For example, in an attempt to enhance the participation of Women Scientists in Biotechnology Research, the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India announces the Call for Proposals under the Bio-CARe scheme for women scientists. The programme is targeted towards Career Development of employed/unemployed women scientists. The scheme is open for all areas of Life Science / biology (including agriculture, veterinary science and medicine). Age limit for application has been kept as 55 to ensure maximum impact.

An article appears in the 21 July issue of Science magazine says, the National Science Foundation (NSF), armed with a mandate to ensure the health of academic science, is grappling with that prickly problem, but its latest moves have divided agency ranks and raised concern among activists.

The agency …