Sunday, January 13, 2013

Things to Know About CV and Resume

A Curriculum Vitae bears all the information of an individual. Every detail of education, employment, achievements and skills are listed with the addition of the organizations or affiliations, licenses and commendations. All previous work experiences must be properly listed with elaborated job descriptions. It allows the individuals to elaborate the oldest achievement or the earliest award they received in the past. All trainings and seminars attended are likewise listed in the Curriculum Vitae. It depicts substantial details on the personal life of an individual. It is used when applying in academic, medical, scientific and overseas jobs because employers in these industries prefer to know each applicant thoroughly.
A Resume is precise and only relevant information are included. It is used mainly in the U.S., Canada, and the Latin countries. A resume (from French meaning “summary”) is a document containing a summary of your job experience and education, usually for the purpose of obtaining an interview for a job. It is usually short – no more than one or two pages.

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Life's Secret

Life ends when you stop dreaming,
Hope ends when you stop believing,
Love ends when you stop caring,
Friendship ends when you stop sharing. 

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Modern Communication

Today we have more ways of communicating with one another. In addition to the traditional face-to-face communication, telephones, written letters, notes, and memos, we have computer emails, cell phones, and many more. But just because we have all these great ways to stay in touch with one another doesn’t mean freelance writing jobs would not be practiced.

Freelance writing jobs give way to many people who have talents for writing but could not penetrate the industry because of the absence of proper connections. Thanks to the new trend. Penetrating the industry is not anymore a problem to freelance writers. Today, writers already found ways to get paid for their talents after being provided with writing jobs. They are professional or freelance writers, retirees and students who consider writing as their passion.

Writing is a versatile profession. Most students and retirees earn great money doing what they enjoy. Having freelance writing jobs students can decide whether to work at home or in office while retirees work in the comfort of their homes. They both earn competitive salaries because of their writing skills and abilities, and join a team of professionals whose interests are common to theirs. What is important is they still learn many things about writing, yet they already enjoy the salary they receive.

Producing quality documents is the key to becoming a freelance writer. Many companies offer freelance writing jobs to writers who enjoy doing their jobs. Working with others especially in teams gives way to an easier prospect. Team members constantly seek new and better ways of writing abilities and responding to customer needs and desires. Most people today cannot afford to sit back and wait for good Samaritans to come to them with writing jobs to offer.
Freelance writing jobs gave a positive and lasting impact not just to my career but also to my friends who became freelance writers like me.

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Importance of Proofreading

As a retired college professor, I'd like to share my thoughts about the importance of proofreading. I know I am not in a classroom to impart any knowledge that I feel worth sharing but dreaming is not forbidden. So, here are my thoughts.
Proofreading is detecting and correcting errors on text by comparing the master copy with the text on the computer monitor or with the printed text. It is a requirement for writers to include proofreading job as part of their writing skills. Though it is twice as hard to detect mistakes in your own work than when proofreading somebody else’s work, a proofreading skill would make the whole task easier and faster.

A proof reader is expected to detect mistakes easier and faster and be consistently accurate because the proofreading job is considered to be the last stage in any article production before publication. A proof reader cannot take things for granted. His job is the spark that keeps publishing houses moving upward and onward.

Proofreading skills contribute to one’s career as it moves upward and onward. Most proofreading jobs are created to help with some pressing need of the organization: better or faster services, lower costs, and fewer problems. A secretarial job, for example, involves a lot of proofreading. Any document which is submitted for signature of the employer requires careful proofreading or review. That means the article is free from spelling errors as well as typographical mistakes.

A document or article may appeal to the readers if it is free of typographical errors or mistakes. The author may not be a professional writer but if the document was prepared carefully and without unconscious mistakes, doing business would emerge. With the advent of computers, cellular phones, fax machines and other technological advances in the workplace, there is no reason why proofreading jobs could not be performed for each document.

Taking time to assess what qualities and abilities one could offer as an employee is a starting point for improving his worth to himself and his employer. Since most employees’ job involves paper works, and most development occurs within their current job responsibilities, mastering a new work procedure, such as a proofreading job, could be initiated and executed willingly. It takes no effort to get somewhere in life or in business.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

A New Discovery

I received a gift - a beauty soap. It was a "Dove" beauty cream bar in a new package. I used to buy the white box of Dove but this one is a blue box. However, the scent was good and I opened it to wash my face during bath. But I ran out of shampoo and use my Dove beauty cream bar to wash also my hair. To my surprise, it worked for me like a shampoo. My hair became soft and bouncy. Even without a conditioner, Dove beauty cream bar works the same. From then on I used Dove for my body and hair.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Living, Loving and Learning

I love to read Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia's collection of amusing lectures. For him, the study of love, brought him to the study of life. To live in love is to live in life, and to live in life is to live in love. In performing this, he wrote a list of words that guide us to what is essential.

1. Right knowledge - to supply you with the tools necessary for your voyage.

2. Wisdom - to assure you that you are using the accumulated knowledge of the past in a manner that will best serve the discovery of your presence, your "now".

3. Compassion - to help you accept others whose ways may be different from yours, with gentleness and understanding, as you move with them or through them or around them on your own way.

4. Harmony - to be able to accept the natural flow of life.

5. Creativity - to help you realize and recognize new alternatives and unchartered paths along the way.

6. Love - to be your continual guide towards the highest level of consciousness of which man is capable.

Let us accept, life is God's gift to us. The way we live our life is our gift to God. So let is make it a fantastic one.

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How to Start Writing

I am not a writer. I finished Business Education in one of the universities in Manila, took up the Masters Degree and later started the Doctoral, but writing like a journalist was never achieved. I love writing and that is my only strength to hold on to what I want. I use to call all my angels and saints to help me finish my piece. That's how I work.

I have a few minutes of focused quieting at the beginning. I call it entrance meditation. The purpose is to quiet down my head chatter or rants and give way to the internal pump. To start my session depends on my internal preference for assimilating information. If I cannot recognize any topic, or do not know my own preference, I close my eyes and focus my attention on the memory of a pleasant event. I recall this event and open my eyes.

If I saw the faces of my loved one or anything visual related to that pleasant event, I process information through my visual sense. If I heard their voices, I am likely to prefer an auditory way of assimilating information. If I felt their presence, then I might be a kinesthetic person.

I use this exercise to help me determine the type of meditation that will best fit my purpose. You can use it, too. However, your entrance meditation will change according to your mood. Whatever else you do, and if you don't do anything else, breathe. Deep breathing changes your whole metabolism and is the most relaxing thing you can do for yourself. Five good, deep, slow inhales and exhales will do wonders for your concentration and focus. If you don't believe it, try it!

There are a number of online writing jobs today which we can do to exercise our writing skills while earning some extra dollars. Let's have fun and involvement in fighting poverty.

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