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August 6th, 2009 5 comments

Tuesday (30-7-2009) I had gone to palany. It was a very quick or impulsive decision to reach palany where the God “Murukan”  was Murugan swamy situated. One of my uncle accompanied me. We are very new to the whole impulsive thing. We woke up at 4.45 AM and got ready for the journey. First we visited the Ganapathy temple nearby Madapally Palace. It was a very good scene. We whispered the mathra “Viknawsara Ganesha..”. Then we started from there, reached Ernakulam K.S.R.T.C Stop by 6.30 and reserved tickets for us. The bus started at 7 o clock. We reached thrissur at 10 o clock and had break fast. Then bus passed through palakkad. Palakkad is a nice place. I narated the “Road trip to Ponmudi” to my uncle. We reached palany by 3.30. We took a horse cart near to the bottom of the mountain and bathed. Then we began to climb up the 1008 steps where the Kovil was located. That was a good devotional trip to me.I has never experienced such satisfaction and peace. Meanwhile my mind was flooded with happiness and my face started to show that with my ear to ear smile. My uncle frequently asked me “why are you SMILING”. Sometimes he thought I was making fun of him. But I know my mind was filled with joy. And im high and my heartbeats going to the peak level. We were very near to the main kovil. We entered the Kovil. It was made of stones and I felt very cold. Finally, I found what I was searching for. I was wondering to myself, “is it true?” and i couldnt belive that moment. I was at my emotional peak. I was beyond satisfied at that moment. My legs were becoming numb and gradually moved upwards and finally my head became numb. I thought if I was to stay there any longer I would fall down and wouldnt wake up from there .Then I slowly moved outside without my mind. We will get an entire view of the city from the there. We bought “Panchamrudam” (Prasadam with that contain dates fruit and Sharkara) and started to climb down to the bottom of the hill and reached the bus stop and boarded the bus. We reached back AT ernakulam early in the morning by 1.30 . It was a such a good trip. The BEST TRIPS AND THE BEST MOMENTS ARE ALWAYS THE IMPULSIVE ONES.

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Job Interview Common mistake:-

August 5th, 2009 8 comments

I got an Email with following content. When i did read the content then I thought it will be good to share with friends.!!!

1. Not taking the interview seriously: Don’t make the mistake of thinking the interview is just a formality. Even if all the job-interview1[1]preliminaries have gone well, don’t be cavalier and start imagining how you’ll start spending your new salary. The biggest error you can make is to assume that, because you’ve gotten this far, the job is in the bag.

2. Dressing down: How you present yourself during your initial meeting with a potential employer is very important, and your physical appearance can speak volumes to someone who is meeting you for the first time. Even if you know that the firm allows employees to wear jeans, don’t sabotage yourself by showing up to the interview in casual clothing. Err on the side of conservative and show up in neat, professional clothing, preferably a business suit.

3. Not showing why you’re the best choice: Be familiar with the job description of the position you’re interviewing for so you can illustrate how your experience, abilities, and strengths are in line with the company’s needs. Many potential employers want to know why they should hire you specifically. Make it clear to them.

job-interview[1]4. Being too modest: Failing to talk yourself up during an interview is one of the most self-defeating mistakes you can make. This is not the time for humility, so sing your praises! Don’t be afraid to talk up everything you’ve accomplished, whether in school or in previous companies. This is your time to shine.

5. Talking too much: Be careful not to talk over the interviewer. This meeting should be a two-way conversation, and many interviewees cover up their nervousness by blathering on. Sit calmly and listen carefully, answering questions thoughtfully.

6. Focusing on the funds: Don’t start talking about money too soon into the interview. Focusing on your salary requirements and previous salary history right off the bat may cause you to reveal too much. While the topic of salary will certainly come up, follow the interviewer’ s lead. He or she may be saving that topic for a later conversation.

7. Trash talking: Even if you hated your former boss or felt you were treated unfairly by your previous employer, a job interview is not the place to launch into a litany of complaints. Don’t go there. If you were laid off or fired from a previous position, be prepared with an explanation that puts a positive spin on the circumstances.

8. Failing to ask questions: Your résumé may be impressive on paper, but employers also appreciate a candidate who can ask several intelligent questions during an interview. Prepare at least 3 or 4 questions in advance to ask the interviewer. Interviews are an exchange of information, and not having questions to ask can reveal a lack of preparation.

9. Lack of enthusiasm: This is your first and sometimes only chance to showcase your personality. Don’t walk in announcing how you’re having a bad day. Be polite and upbeat. Show your enthusiasm for both the job and the opportunity to interview for it. And don’t forget to thank the person at the end of the interview!

10. Forgetting the follow-up: Make sure to send a handwritten thank-you note or polite email to the interviewer expressing gratitude for his or her time and consideration. And while you don’t want to start calling the company on a daily basis, a phone call checking in a week after the interview is perfectly acceptable

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