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Ways To Impress Your Interviewer

Ways-To-Impress-Your-InterviewerFor many types of jobs, job interviews are one of the most important aspects of the recruiting process and it is essential to make a good first impression. Landing a job is about more than just your experience and your achievements. A job interview is a process in which a potential employee is evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in the company. Interviews can be very tense and get nervous, almost everyone does.

So to help you get the most out of your interviewer/s, here are some tips to impress your interviewer.

Eye Contact

Make an eye contact with the interviewers. Eye contact during a job interview is very important, have you ever heard the saying? “A picture speaks a thousands words”? This is the same as your eyes, it speaks thousands about your confidence, can make or break your chances of getting the job. Our eyes are powerful tools that can either help you during a job interview and stay calm during the job interview.

Job Title

Make sure that you know the title of the job or the job description that you have applied for and be prepared for possible questions and be prepared to explain and answer that questions. You need to be ready for anything.

Company Profile

Company research is a vital step in preparing for a job interview. Be knowledgeable about the company’s profile, research and gather enough information about the company. It will help you during the recruiting process if you know everything about the company and their industry.

Willingness To Learn

If you show willingness to learn it help you to advance in your career and the interviewer. This will show the recruitment officer that you are up for the challenge and willing to work harder than others to deliver the objective.


Asking questions is highly recommended, it shows that you are interested in the company. Focus on asking questions about the company.


Be sure to bring in your smile to add the final. They say your smile is your best accessory for a reason.


UK Immigration for Students

Students who want to study in the United Kingdom are categorised into European and and non-European. Here are some guidelines for the latter. This classification is further divided six categories. There are requirements and procedures you should follow if you want to apply for a visa or permission to remain in the country as a student. These take into account your age and your intended course’s length and level.

(1) Tier 4 General and (2) Tier 4 Child

The Tier 4 General category is for adults who want to go to the UK to pursue their post-16 education. Tier 4 Child category is for children ages 4 to 17 who want to study in a long course. Those who are aged up to 15 years old must study in independent fee-paying schools.

(3) Student Visitor

The Student Visitor category is for adults who want to study in short courses and will not work while doing so. If you are 18 years old and over who wants to study in courses not longer than six (6) months and do not intend to work while staying in the country to study, you fall under this category. The period given can be longer for those who intend to study an English Language course. Students in the UK under this category who want to continue their studies further and be categorised under the Tier 4 General will need to go back to their countries and apply for such classification from there.

(4) Child Visitor

There is also a Child Visitor classification where children who want to study a short course in the UK and will not work in the country falls under. Child visitors are those who are under 18 years old who intend to go to the UK and study in the country for up to only six (6) months. Children under this category who want to continue their studies cannot extend their stay. They must go back to their countries of residence from where they will apply for the Tier 4 Child student category.

(5) Prospective Student and (6) Students Under the Old Immigration Rules

Prospective Students are also welcome and they are classified and defined as people who need to finalise their arrangements for their Tier 4 (please see above category) course of study in the UK. Another group is for Students who still fall Under the Old Immigration Rules. They are those who are currently in the UK and started their stay and studies before 31 March 2009.

Author Bio

I love writing poems, stories and shout outs since before at university. After working in commerce and industry for seven years, I entered the writing field. Now I have been in this career for five years. I write anything from commercial websites and printed brochures to the academic but artistic personal statement.

How To Format a USB Flash Drive

To format a USB flash drive, please follow all the instructions below:

Step 1

Click the Dash icon at the left upper corner.

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Step 2

In the search tab, type Disks and the application will appear.

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Step 3

Click the Disks application and the image below will appear.

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Step 4

Select the USB disk drive.

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Step 5

Click stop button to unmount the filesystem.

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Step 6

Click the “gear” button, more actions will appear and click format.

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Step 7

Create a new folder (name for your USB flash drive).

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Step 8

Click format and you are done.

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Ready, Get Set, Go Write an Assignment!

writingA whole pile of papers are waiting to be printed. All that is required are words, substantial words that should provide a good hint of your judgement. What are you waiting for? Why not write that MBA assignment and end the agony?

Ah, yes the agony of worrying about how difficult that homework is going to be. Apparently, it won’t stop tormenting its students, unless, they start working at it. To begin, refer to the following start-up tips:

Try to understand what the question or prompt is requiring you to do.

To accomplish this, you will have to read through the question properly. If the first read doesn’t help, read it again, and again. If none of this re-reading works, attempt to simplify the question.
Simplify it by substituting jargons or technical terms with another. Or, rephrase the question into a much smaller and assumingly, less complex question-construction. Make this possible by underlining key variables in the question.

Plot the tasks in accord to the requirements of the question.

For instance, if the question requires research, then you’d be doing research. To ensure that you’re in the right track for working that assignment, arrange the tasks accordingly. This becomes more important when every task is dependent of the output of each.

After these arrangements, students are ready to actually perform the tasks. In the duration of this execution, make sure that you avoid from having to encounter distractions. Work at a place not frequented or hang that ‘Do not disturb’ sign.

Eliminate any possible lure to procrastination, say Facebook or social media. When people try to budge in, tell them that this assignment is a matter of life and death. Okay, maybe exaggerations are not required, particularly, if you’re reasoning with a pragmatic being like yourself.

After the brief (or not-so brief) periods of working, take a breather and spend it well. Take a short nap, or take a refreshing jog. Do any in-between chore only as far as rejuvenation is concern. You cannot imbibe too much of the tedious activities as you need that energy for writing, research and so forth.

Finally, if you were done, don’t just immediately abandon it. Take another breather to have with you a refreshed set of eyes and mind – you’ll need them in proofreading your piece.

Memoirs 2012: My Most Memorable Assignment in the Summer Job

assignmentIt’s been a year since the last summer. As part of my blogging, I write a memoir of the last edition of the current season. So, as summer is here, I am writing about what I did last summer. It is nice to look back at the recent past, especially the immediately preceeding year. I can make better plans for the present by referring to what I did last year.

Even though I am positive that I will be having the best time for this year, putting to posterity the past is good especially for those topics which I have not made entries about. Last summer, I was not able to put to writing the experiences which I had. For this topic, I choose the memorable assignment I had when I worked in a summer job at a beach resort last year.

The creative director at the resort assigned me to prepare a list of things which we can choose from to paint and connect to form the letters of the phrase “TROPICAL PARADISE.” This assignment is one of most challenging and enjoyable for me and, thus, one of the most unforgettable. Here are the things which I submitted that the team explored.

T – palm tree, beach umbrella

R – kite, lifeguard outpost, wind surfer

O – shell, sun, moon over sea horizon, pineapple

P – beach flag (flag pole with flag which corners were rounded and with tropical design)

I – standing surfboard; banana or glass of ice tea, cocktail or punch

C – half moon over sea horizon, sail of wind surf being ridden by a surfer

A – cottage or hut, lifeguard outpost

L – water falls (falling water as letter L’s vertical line and the water below as the letter’s horizontal line)

P – beach flag (flag pole with flag which corners were rounded and with tropical design)

A – cottage or hut, lifeguard outpost

R – kite, lifeguard outpost, wind surfer

A – cottage or hut, lifeguard outpost

D – beer mug with small cylinder and big handle

I – standing surfboard; banana or glass of ice tea, cocktail or punch

S – smoke from barbecue

E – sparrow bird

Emotion Management Tips for Education Career Growth and Development

techers-career-growthTeachers, educators, counselors and other school staff go through many different seminars and the like to help them in the many different aspects of their campus-based career. An important facet of their career is the emotional angle. The emotion is an essential element in any career for that matter. Basically, it is preparedness which is important in this aspect of the career. Being emotionally prepared and having the emotion management skills are very helpful in education career growth and development.

Education professionals have different levels of emotional maturity and emotion management skills. Emotionally experienced and matured educators need to maintain their emotional adeptness and newcomers must start building their own. The former can use some tips as reminders to retool themselves and the latter will find the pointers as helpful.

Be Committed, Not Attached

A career in education is a calling. It is a noble vocation. Even though how emotionally attaching the profession is, you should avoid being excessively emotionally attached to your career. Yes, you love your job and it is everything to you. However, it is not everything in life. You still have your family, friends and yourself to apportion a piece of your life to. If you give everything of yourself to your profession, your life may be lost in it. Most of the time, it will lead to wrong decisions in the work and the career itself.

If you are too attached to your vocation, you may lose sight of the lives your students live with their families, friends and personal lives. Your students may see the wrong example of living life for education, knowledge or career alone without enjoying the simple joys in life which are free. I know a school administration staff who was not happy with her career because she focused too much on the ills that some of her colleagues do. She did not know that happiness is a decision. She let others affect her and ruin her life. Being committed is different from being attached. The former has healthy limitations while the latter eats your whole being. You should have a life outside your career but be committed to your career so that you will be successful in it.

Focus on Issues, Not the Person

Another important emotional aspect of working in education is dealing with conflicts, problems, issues and cases. You can be any party involved directly or indirectly with issues. Teachers, educators and school staff can be the complainant, respondent, arbitrator, mediator, judge or a party-in-interest in issues. Be emotionally prepared for such. To do so, you should stick to the issues and not on the people involved. If we look at the persons involved, we will not be able to give a fair decision or opinion for whatever our part is in the issue. Being unprepared emotionally, we will not be able to think properly on what to say or do in the case. We can make the problem worse through our unmanageable emotions.

An example of being fair by focusing on issues and not on persons is when giving decisions and punishment on the misbehaviour of students, especially the younger ones. As much as possible, do not drag into the new case old violations committed by the student in the past. If you are not prepared emotionally, you will have the tendency to recall the old mistakes committed by the students and, worse, you will do so in a manner which will adversely affect the student. Most of the time, you will only need to mention past misbehaviour if they are of the same nature of the one at present.

For example, you will only need to bring up an old loitering violation if the case at hand is about loitering. You can avoid mentioning a cheating committed in the past in the loitering incursion being heard. If you believe that doing otherwise will help the student change, then do so in the best possible way so that the student will not be adversely affected further. If you are able to deal with these students misconduct well, you will be able to add to your career advancement.

How to Become an Optometrist in London and UK

optometrist in londonOverview

To become an optometrist, one should complete a three to four-year undergraduate school or pre-optometry course and another four years of optometry school. In other words, it will take from four to eight years after high school.


One can start aiming to become an optometrist as early as high school. You can enter optics studies as early as age 16 or after A-Levels or university study. The profession can also be explored in later stages by means of access courses and other study arrangements.

Early Start

You can start taking steps in high school by taking many subjects in science and biology. Also, as early as Year 9 or the Third form, you can consult your guidance counselor on which colleges and courses you can apply to at university and what more high school subjects you need or can take up. You can also ask your counselor and universities about any optics career workshops they are running for secondary school students.

High School to Pre-Optometry

After high school, take up at least a three-year pre-optometry course. In your last year in high school, you can start searching for universities and optometry courses. Take note of their admission application requirements.

University Level and Key Skills

At university, you need to study for at least three years. Then, you can qualify as an optometrist by participating in the pre-registration year which is one full year of training and supervision. In your university studies, you will need knowledge and skills in basic sciences, optometric studies and clinical practice. You need to have the ability to understand and apply scientific principles and methods, a high degree of accuracy, good organisational and administrative skills, ability to keep up to date with scientific and technological developments, attention to detail, manual dexterity, the ability to do repetitive tasks and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Qualifying for the Profession

After being qualified, you can develop your interests in specialist aspects of the practice like eye treatment, contact lenses, sports vision, low vision and children’s vision. To practice the optometry profession, you should register with the General Optical Council which is the regulatory body of the profession. You should be listed in the Opticians Register.

About Myself

I am a working student who loves to travel. As a student, employee and hobbyist, I do lots of writing, photography and how to make a powerpoint presentation.