Here are 8 Things You Shouldn’t Wear to a Job Interview
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Here are 8 Things You Shouldn’t Wear to a Job Interview

A big part of getting a job is making a good first impression, and a big part of making a good first impression is how you dress for the interview. While you don't have to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe, putting in a little extra effort will pay off in the long run. Before your next interview, make sure you aren't making any interview attire mistakes. Here's what not to wear to an interview. Everyone knows that short hemlines and plunging necklines aren't acceptable for a job interview, wearing an inappropriate dress that's also a bright, flashy color - like red -simply makes this situation worse. So, be mindful when choosing your clothes. If you're going to wear a daring color, like red, do it tactfully, making sure the overall design of your outfit is especially conservative. There are other colors that are less dramatic that work well for business interviews. And, it's a good idea to avoid short hemlines and skin-tight fits altogether.

1. What Not to Wear to an Interview

While a blazer is a good go-to choice for almost any interview, be mindful of what you wear underneath. Inevitably, the deep-v formed by the blazer's lapel creates a plunging neckline. If you're going to wear a camisole or a shell underneath, make sure it covers you appropriately. Of course, layering with a button-down is a no-fail option, too. This tip applies to men, too. Unless you're interviewing in a casual environment, like at a startup company, wearing a blazer on top doesn't give you the excuse to wear a tired t-shirt underneath. Take the extra effort and put on a button-down or, at the very least, a v-neck sweater.

2. Go Light on Perfume and Cologne

Take it easy on the perfume and cologne, as you never know if your interviewer might have an allergy or aversion to strong scents. Either way, you don't want your overwhelming spray of perfume or dab of cologne to be the first, or last, thing your interviewer notices about you.

3. Leave Your Headphones at Home

What's wrong with this picture? At first glance, it seems like not much, as the young man is dressed in a dapper suit and tie. But, take a closer look: the headphones have got to go. While it's fine to listen to music on your commute to the interview, take them off before you enter the office, and stow them away before you're called in for the appointment. Otherwise, you risk seeming distracted and unfocused, and you certainly don't want to be fumbling with tangled cords as you meet and shake hands with your interviewer. There are some other things that shouldn't make it to the interview room, as well. Review what - and what not - to bring to a job interview before you head out the door.

 4. Be Careful About Casual

It can be hard to figure out what to wear for a summer job interview. When the weather is warming up, no one wants to suffer in a heavy suit. At the same time, that doesn't give you an excuse to throw professionalism out the window and wear super-casual shorts, a tank top, or a skimpy sundress. Fortunately, because many summer jobs tend to be more "business casual" than especially dressy, most likely you won't have to dress in a dark wool suit or heavy blazer. Both men and women can consider wearing tailored khakis, a nice polo shirt or button-down, and a pair of sensible shoes - but no flip-flops!

 5. Avoid Looking Too Dated

In a competitive job market, everything matters - including your overall appearance. If your wardrobe is outdated, or if you have been out of the workforce for awhile and your closet reflects it, invest in some modern, fashion-forward clothes to wear to your interview. Don't forget about shoes, either. Throwing on a pair of sneakers, an old pair of pumps, or beat up dress shoes certainly won't make you look polished or professional. You don't have to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe, because you can easily find great pieces at discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls, or even at stores like Target and Old Navy. You might be surprised by how much your shopping trip will pay-off.

6. Don't Overdo Your Makeup

While it's important to look your best, loading on makeup is not the best way to go about it. Keep your look natural, avoiding dark eye shadow, bright lipstick, or heavy foundation. Your best bet is to stick with a light coat of mascara, a touch of powder, and some tinted lip balm. Aim to look refreshed and awake, without looking too done up. These interview makeup do's and don'ts will help you get the perfect look.

7. Traditional Ties Make the Best Impression

Now is not the time to pull out that novelty tie you got last Christmas. Even if you think your tie will make a statement, err on the side of caution and stick with something that's more traditional. A pattern with conservative colors is perfectly fine - like subdued stripes, or tasteful paisley - but don't try to be a funny guy who wears the tacky tie.

8. Keep Accessories to a Minimum

Both women and men should keep accessories to a minimum. Ladies should avoid excess jewelry - instead of big hoops or chandelier earrings, opt for classic studs. It's also a good idea to avoid wearing flashy necklaces, large sunglasses, or anything "bedazzled." While accessories aren't so much of an issue for men, it's important to be mindful of your cufflinks, your tie clip, and your belt - don't wear anything you might wear out to a club, for example. Regardless of what you choose to wear, just remember that you want to look polished and professional. Don't let your outfit detract from the focus on the interview: you, your work experience, and how you would be the best fit for the job you want.

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Here are The 10 Rules of Interview Etiquette
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Here are The 10 Rules of Interview Etiquette

Job interview scheduled? Whether you’re looking for your first job or you’re a seasoned professional, it never hurts to brush up on these etiquette basics. Follow these rules for making all the right moves before, during, and after the interview, and you’re sure to shine.

1. Rehearse

There are several questions that you’re pretty much guaranteed to be asked during an interview: “Why do you want to work for this company?” “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?”—to name a few. So, be prepared with insightful answers for these classics, plus be familiar with other interview questions typically asked in your field, too. Practice looking in the mirror and answering the questions out loud. This prep work will help you clarify your thoughts and make you much more comfortable during the interview.

2. Do Your Research

At minimum, review the company’s website and Google its key players. Find out who you’ll be interviewing with and learn something about them, such as when they were last quoted in a publication or if they’ve recently received an award. Casually reference the information during the interview and quote specifics, such as “I see the company has expanded into several new markets over the past year.” You’ll project the image of someone who is interested, does their homework, and pays attention to details.

3. Brush up on Body Language

Be aware of what you’re communicating through your posture and stance—and make sure it’s good. For example, sitting with your arms and legs crossed sends a message that you are closed-off or feel defensive. If you keep your hands in your lap the entire interview, you could signal that you lack self-confidence. And, twirling your hair can make you look nervous or juvenile. Next, always stand up when someone else comes into the room. Professionally, you lose respect and credibility by staying seated—it sends a weak and powerless message. Think your movements through ahead of time so you’re not distracted (or distracting) during the interview.

4. Dress the Part

An interview may be the only shot you have to impress the decision-maker in person, so make sure you’re dressed impeccably. It’s always better to overdress than underdress, but do some sleuthing and find out what the corporate dress culture is before you walk through the door. A dark suit (jacket and pants or skirt) and a crisp white shirt, manicured nails, simple make-up, and clean, professional shoes will be perfect in most cases. And, definitely avoid dangling earrings, too much perfume, and multiple, clanking bracelets.

5. Shake it Like You Mean It

No “fingers-only” handshakes, ladies! The proper, professional way to shake is using the entire hand, extending your arm (first if possible) for a firm, but not overbearing grip, while rolling the index finger around the bottom of the other person’s hand. The “fold” between your index finger and thumb should touch the other person’s. If this doesn’t come naturally, practice with a friend before your interview.

6. Smile

Yes, a job interview is a high-pressure situation, but freezing up and looking nervous will lose you points in the few critical moments you have to shine. Smiling naturally (without pursing your lips tightly together) will make you appear confident, friendly, and approachable. Even if you’re not feeling it, fake it. A smile conveys that you’re someone who can get along with fellow employees, wow the boss, and impress the clients.

7. Take the Water

If your interviewer offers you a glass of water, take it, even if you’re not thirsty. This little prop can help buy you time to formulate an answer to a difficult question or just give you a moment to center yourself.

8. Know Your Faux Pas From Foie Gras

Hint: One is a mistake, and the other is a delicacy made from the fattened liver of a duck or goose! Some interviews (usually second or third) are conducted over a meal, so being familiar with proper table manners is imperative to your interview success. Here’s why: The recruiter will be watching to see how you’ll conduct yourself at a meal with clients, how you handle accidents, and how you treat the wait staff.

9. Ask Questions

Keep in mind that the job interview is a two-way street. It’s an opportunity for you to sell yourself to the company, but also to learn more about the workplace to see if the position and environment are a good fit for you. Go in with a few questions, such as details about the type of work that the position entails, the corporate culture, and the typical career path of someone who holds the position. And, don’t be scared to speak up: not asking questions can signal that you’re uninformed or uninterested.

10. Send a Proper Thank You

Yes, even today, a handwritten note is mandatory. Sending a thank you letter via email is fine when the decision must be made quickly, but always follow up with written correspondence. (A voicemail message doesn’t take the place of a written note, either.) Express your thanks for the interviewer's time and for the chance to learn more about the company. No need to go overboard and—please—don’t send a gift or flowers after the interview (yes, it’s been done).
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Government : Job loss due to automation won’t affect India
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Government : Job loss due to automation won’t affect India

The government on Tuesday said that job loss through automation in India should not be a matter of concern as the "growth momentum" of the economy will result in new job opportunities. A 2016 World Bank report titled "Digital Dividends" speculates that automation threatens 69 per cent jobs in India. However, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said that the report "inter alia also states that 'even if technologically feasible, large-scale net job destruction due to automation should not be a concern for most developing countries in the short term' ". "The government is also of a similar view," Meghwal said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. "Even in medium to long term growth of Indian economy of over seven per cent and steps being taken to enhance the growth momentum will result in further creation of new job opportunities and absorption of replaced labour, if any," he said.
He said that employment generation has been one of the most important priorities of the Narendra Modi government.
"Employment generation is both a cause and consequence of economic growth and is impacted by demographic shifts and technological transformations. In order to improve the employability of youth, around 20 ministries run skill development scheme across 70 sectors." Meghwal said the government has taken various steps for generating employment like encouraging the private sector, fast tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like PM's Employment Generation Programme, MGNREGS, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana and National Urban Livelihoods Mission.
0 0 9 09 August, 2017 Business Top, career, india more
The Journey Of An Entrepreneur
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The Journey Of An Entrepreneur

Will you be a small business entrepreneur and sell e-books on an online blog? Open an eatery that serves some of your fondest childhood recipes? Or gather a team of programmers and develop best selling Android games? The possibilities for creating value and delivering it to people are endless - as long as you can identify problems that the common man faces, and have unique ideas on how to address them. Entrepreneurship opportunities are present everywhere you look in this day and age, although admittedly hidden from plain sight sometimes. But establishing a successful business is not just about carrying an idea through to the point of it being a startup.Below is a list of all the phases you will witness your business evolve through as an entrepreneur, and what you can expect from the process.
 The Drawing Board – Envisioning Your Venture
So you have an idea for an awesome venture that will touch people’s lives and fill your pockets. Now you need to have a solid plan before you launch your venture. This means figuring out all the nooks and crannies of your business idea. The first step involves figuring out your target market, where the cash flow is going to come from. You might have to do surveys, online or in person, and talk to industry experts and those experienced in a similar trade, to figure out what the present state of the market is, and what your clients want. Many times, a business idea that seems great on paper, might not be received well by the public, based on the receptivity of the market at that point in time. Consider all the fine details that’ll be involved in the first few months of running the business, and seek out all the resources and contacts you want to have so that you’re prepared when anything goes awry. Once you’ve got the financial backing for your venture, you can move on to the next phase Blast Off! – Start Up And Never Stop “A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about – what its product is, who its customers are, and how to make money.” – Dave McClure, 500 Startups Hopefully, your startup will prove Mr McClure wrong. But in general, it is rare that as a new company you will be providing the best product you can to your customers right off the bat. Through customer feedback, you can identify ways you can improve your service, or come up with new products that generate more interest from the public. It is widely accepted that the startup is one of the most crucial phases of a business that’s trying to create its own niche. During this period, the goals of the business and the relationship it builds with its customer base through the service it provides, often determines what it turns out to be five years later. At this stage, the primary focus is meeting the customer’s needs and what other offerings you can make. Where Are My Profits?! – As Your Business Reaches Maturity Your business has established its place in the market. Your business has a blueprint, and cash flow is steadily increasing. Having sorted out and fitted all the basic parts together, the opportunities for growth now are greater than ever before. The biggest mistake you could make at this point is to let your company stagnate. You want to free yourself up so you can take on problems that come with running a full-fledged business, and also start cutting out a little free time from those 100-hour workweeks so you can start living. To do this, you need some strong additions to your team who you can delegate areas of the business to, and whose skills complement yours. If you have a financial surplus and are confident in your ability to put more on your plate, you can also go ahead and expand with new branches and new product and service offerings. Cashing In – Selling Your Business And New Ventures Part of being an entrepreneur is in always keeping your eye out for new opportunities. Sometimes, this can mean freeing yourself of past ties and starting fresh. Once your business has grown substantially and you’ve decided you want to explore new avenues, you find buyers to execute a partial or complete sale. With revenues from such a transaction, you can then move on to ventures in new sectors that you find more meaningful to you, or which have greater potential for growth with an evolved economic climate. Why Consider Launching Your Own Startup? The past couple decades has been likened to a golden age of entrepreneurship. With devices that keep us constantly connected to a never-ending stream of information, it's easier than ever to network and formulate a strategy towards the creation of a novel business, and consider quitting your day job and becoming your own boss. Some of the most useful services available to us today, such as mobile cab booking, food delivery and even online transactions and ATMs, demonstrate the role of entrepreneurship in shaping our world. However, with any job comes risks and rewards. Here are some of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and benefits of entrepreneurship: · So Many Ventures, Only So Much Money: No matter how innovative your business idea is, without funds, it is dead in its cradle. With more people in every niche launching startups every day around the world, finding investors can be very tricky. Even with alternative options such as crowdfunding, when there’s as much competition as there is today, it's hard for any individual voice to be loud or convincing enough. · You Define Your Workweek: Being the employer and the most important employee of your organization, you get to decide what to work on and when to do it. That suggests that you have complete autonomy over your actions – however, this freedom usually comes along in the later stages of your business. When setting up startups, you as an entrepreneur should not shy away from 100-hour workweeks, and form an intimate relationship with your work desk. · Financial And Creative Freedom: With your own venture, you have the possibility of generating much more income than you ever could from your day job. And in a scenario where you’re creating your line of work rather than choosing from the available options, you can go about the execution however you want, as long as it gets the job done. There’s a common saying though that the entrepreneur gets paid last. You can’t predict the period of your business’ infancy, or how long you’ll have to work on it with cash flowing out and none flowing in. · The Stress: The life of an entrepreneur is no rosy path to walk. You always have the chance of insolvency looming about. There’s always things going wrong that you have to fix. Throughout your days, you will have to constantly make decisions that may make or break your company. Being the leader and innovator of your organization, there will always be a tremendous pressure bearing upon you, and dealing with that day in day out, mostly by yourself, can get lonely.
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Secure your admission through help desk
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Secure your admission through help desk

It is often seen that the students have to face difficulties  and  combined with insufficient information while selecting their courses, colleges and universities.  It is very common we see Students who have secured higher ranks and got admission in merit seat has been complaining about the wrong choices they made. Statistics from last year shows that students who has secured marks between 70% to 80 % has been compelled to study in below average colleges. Where the fee is less, which entrance exams to be appeared,  where the student will be getting admission in accordance with the rank… to alleviate these anxieties and doubts of the students and parents about their career, higher education and admission,  both in India and abroad major online news portal Bignewslive along with famous educational consultancy service provider Eduworld has formed an educational help desk. Why Bignews and Eduworld Within a short period of time Bignewslive is a leading news portal with many readers across the globe. Many ventures has been successfully done by Bignewslive. We value the future of next generation that’s why Bignewslive has joined hands with Eduworld to form this helpdesk which will ensure anytime helps to parents and students. Edu-world is one of the major education consultancies with 20 branches spread all over Kerala, Karnataka and other part of South India and also in the Middle east. Besides, this combination of education promoters is tied up with 200+ professional colleges across the world and placed more than 1500 students. Edu-world have been an active part of this program with more than 200 students studying through this  each year. Along with facilitating admission to all the medical colleges in India, Bignews and Eduworld help the candidate get admission to world class medical colleges and universities in China, UK, Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakistan, Philippines and many more. Edu-world not only helps candidate to get admission in courses like MBBS/MD, but also helps to get admission in courses like Engineering, Nursing, MBA, and many other in India & abroad. The combination helps the candidate in choosing the college/university and course according to his financial capacity. The formalities like admission, visa processing, visa documentation, visa submission and preparing for interview are coordinated by Bignewslive and Eduworld, whose track record for the last fifteen years in the field is remarkable. The combination helps the candidate in choosing the college/university and course according to his financial capacity. The formalities like admission, visa processing, visa documentation, visa submission and preparing for interview are coordinated by Bignewslive and Eduworld, whose track record for the last fifteen years in the field is remarkable. Eduworld is the only institute in South India who has recognition by the main universities in China, UK, Canada and Russia and many more. The career experts at Eduworld give free guidance to candidates as and when required. Besides, it is registered as per rules and regulations of India government and has offices in all the districts of Kerala. The experts from Eduworld visit and conduct the quality check at these universities and only after they are satisfied they  send candidates there. They are sending students only to places recognized as the safest to live by the United Nations. You can mail your queries regarding admission to Bignewslive through bignewskerala@gmail .com. For more details contact help desk : 9986371075,9986904242 E-mail: www.bigeduhelp@gmail.com , Contact Bignewslive : 0091 999590 5090 E-mail: www.bignewskerala@gmail.com      
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Hurry up and  get direct admission
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Hurry up and  get direct admission

Selecting a course and getting admission is the main headache of all parents and students. To solve all these anxieties and doubts of higher education and admission, major online news portal Bignewslive along with famous educational consultancy service provider Eduworld has formed an educational help desk. In one dial this will provide guidance about entrance examinations or other admission procedures at various colleges and universities in India and abroad and also your anxiety on educational loans from various banks and will get back to you with proper information at the earliest. The desk will conduct educational expos  and seminars all over the state which will enlighten the worried parents about the opportunities and assure availability of seats in India and abroad.  In the interactive sections experts will give answers to all questions of students. You can mail your queries regarding admission to Bignewslive through bignewskerala@gmail .com. For details on admission abroad, contact Sharath: 09986371075 For details on admission in India, contact Vaishak : 09986904242 To contact Bignewslive : 0091-9995905090 Email: bignewskerala@gmail.com  
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How to ensure your medical admission?
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How to ensure your medical admission?

To alleviate the anxieties and doubts of the students and parents about medical admission, major online news portal Bignewslive along with famous educational consultancy service provider Eduworld has formed an educational help desk. The desk will enlighten the worried parents about the opportunities and assure availability of Medical seats in India and abroad. You can mail your queries regarding admission to Bignewslive through bignewskerala@gmail .com. For details on admission abroad, contact Sharath: 09986371075 For details on admission in India, contact Vaishak : 09986904242 To contact Bignewslive : 0091-9995905090 Email: bignewskerala@gmail.com    
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You need admission for any course in any college? Here is the way
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You need admission for any course in any college? Here is the way

Thrissur: Now-a-days the parents are seemed to be  worried about the future plans for their children after +2 education even from the beginning of +2. To alleviate the anxieties and doubts of the concerned parents, Bignewslive along with Eduworld are conducting career guidance programs, which will enlighten the worried parents about the opportunities and variety of courses available in India and also abroad. Along with creating a digital platform for the above mentioned purpose, Bignewslive is planning to visit maximum educational institutions to create awareness about higher education. Eduworld, which is associated with around 200+ professional colleges, is one of the leading education provider in India with 20 branches spread across India and abroad. All one has to do is to inform us about your doubts about entrance examinations or other admission procedures at various colleges and universities in India and abroad and also your anxiety on educational loans from various banks. We will get back to you with proper information at the earliest. For more details about admission abroad, contact Sharath: 09986371075 For more details about admission in India, contact Vaishak: 09986904242 To contact Bignewslive: 0091 999590 5090 Email: bignewskerala@gmail.com    
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