tony buzan Mind Map

Buzan Mind Map

A Mind Map is a graphical method which makes use of keywords, symbols and pictures to associate and link list of ideas for free to take notes in a hierarchical or tree branch format where ideas are branched in to their subsections and helps one to think and learn very fast.

Tony Buzan Mind Map
Tips for Interview

Job Interview Tips

"Your first sub-objective is to figure out what your ideal employer is going to be looking for and showing up with it in a way that he or she can't possibly say no."

Interview Tips
Brain Storming Rules

Brain Storming Rules

using the brain to generate new ideas to a given problem/topic in group in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Brain Storming Techniques
Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats

Each thinking Hat has its own and different style

Thinking Hats
Career Planning

Career Planning

Aim high in your career. Stay Humble in your heart

Career Planning
Career Tips

career Tips

Your Career is your business. It's time for you to manage it as a CEO.

Career Tips
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21 Suggestions for Success

As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it's leaning against the right building.

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Spoken English Tips

Spoken English Quotes

Although Spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is a great disadvantage.

Spoken English Basics

Cornell Note Taking System

  • by
  • Veera Ranganath
  •  Cornell notes by Walter Pauk:

    Cornell Note Taking Method or Cornell Notes  is developed in the 1950s by Walter Pauk, an education professor at Cornell University. Walter Pauk advocated its use in his best-selling book "How to Study in College".
    The Cornell note taking method helps in providing a systematic format to organize notes and take effective Notes. Cornell Note Taking System has got several advantages over other note taking methods. Generally Cornell Notes is easy to use and remember the stuff, highly efficient, helps in improving concentration and  recommended for University Students to improve test scores.. 

    The Process starts by dividing the paper into two columns:
    1. the note taking column usually on the right side of the paper which is twice the size of  left column.  Generally  lecture notes which consists of ideas are written in this space by make use of headings,keywords, symbols and abbreviations, etc,. Follow the below figure for better understanding.

    cornell note taking method
    2. Keyword/Question column should be on the left side of the paper.

    For Summary Purpose, You should leave some lines of space at the bottom of the page appropriately seven lines or 2 inches.
    Hope one got the idea regarding what is Cornell Notes, how to take Cornell Notes and how simple and effective it is for note taking. Numerous examples are available online.

    What is Note taking?

    Note taking is a skill that plays a crucial role in student's life as it helps in increasing his concentration besides helping in preparing for exams to fetch good score. It requires Good Listening Skills where the individuals should need to be active through out the session,.

    Note Taking plays an important role in a academic context as it contains summary of "main ideas" and helps in remembering what you have heard or read apart from focussing on your subject because your mind may tend to wander off.

    You need to Take Notes while listening to your teacher in class room, or while reading a textbook, a news paper,an article, a poem or a novel, watching News in Television, etc,.

    The information present in the Notes should be  easy to remember, must be a processed one and  contain only important points or ideas by eliminating unnecessary information and quite different from what you find in Textbooks., Organise your notes using mind mapping tool.

    You need to develop your own style of writing Notes to present information in your own words for better understanding at the later stages like during exams except for definitions and formulas. . Also include Headings (should be in Capital Letters),make use of Key words which are easily stored in memory, phrases, symbols and abbreviations like Mr, Mrs, w/o,+, =, &, @, etc,. in this note making process. Review your Notes at the end.

    Don't forget to mention Date and Subject at the Top of the Page and give Numbering to all pages.

    Some of the Physical Factors that plays key role in Note making are Seating in your Room, class room, hall, Meeting,etc,. So you should be seated in a comfortable position while writing to avoid distractions.

    One can make use of Notebooks (for paper methods), Digital Recorder, PC's, Laptops, etc,.

    Note taking can be done in two methods namely linear and nonlinear.

    1. Linear Method of Note Taking:

    This method makes use of using headings and bullets to present information and it  tends to proceed down to the page.
        I. First main topic
            A. Subtopic
                1. Detail
                2. Detail
            B. Subtopic
        II. Second main topic
            A. Subtopic

    2. Non Linear Method of Note Taking: 

    Some of the Examples are  Concept mapping,Idea mapping, Knowledge maps, Pyramid principle,
    Clustering, Cornell note taking system, Instant replays, Ishikawa diagrams, Learning maps, Mind mapping, Model maps, Semantic networks, and Smart Wisdom.

    sq3r method SQ3R or SQRRR (Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review) reading method:

    Francis Pleasant Robinson introduced this SQ3R method in the year 1946.

    This SQ3R method is useful for both college and elementary school students.

    1. Survey: In this first step before you need to read the book, survey the chapter for title, headings, subheadings, charts, maps, etc,. to identify ideas, what the book is about.

    2. Question: In this step ask yourself some questions like what is this chapter about? and how it  going to be useful to you, etc,.

    3. Read: Go back to the S and Q and read the chapters normally and try to answer the questions for yourself before taking the NOtes.

    4. Recite: Summarize and Takes Notes in your own words after performing the steps 1,2 and 3. Highlight the important Points or ideas.

    5. Review: Review Your Notes for any missing text. Try to work out and complete.

    Follow above those steps involved in SQ3R to take effective Notes. Compare SQ3R with Cornell Notes.

    Also read some of the useful resources for every University student:

    1. BrainStorming Techniques and rules 

    2. How to take Notes using Mind Map Technique

    3. Exam Preparation Tips for Success and to improve Test scores.

    4. What is a Resume and steps involved in Resume Preparation?

    5. Success Tips for Job Interview

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    Career Quotes for Success

  • by
  • Veera Ranganath
  • Career quotes

    Career PlanningQuotes listed here below are some of the best Career quotes and proves to be a useful Career tips for everyone reading this in setting their Goals, Realizing and fulfilling their dreams. Some of the inspirational Career Quotes presented here will definitely  inspire you in many ways to achieve your Goals with respect to your Professional and personal life through proper planning and hard work thereby enables you to derive unlimited happiness and peace of mind.  Speaking Straight from the Heart Always try to learn new things in each and every day of your life. Learning is a never ending process. Try to Socialize and Maintain Good Contacts with respect to your Professional Life. Have a Profile in Linkedin and other sites of the same nature provides a scope to connect to the New Professionals, sharing and exchange of knowledge is possible  and in turn which may adversely helps for your Growth.  Having  a  good Profile in Social Media helps you a lot, because now a days Employers are using this one to check out. Don't  spend too much time on Social Media.  I Hope These Motivational Career Quotes  motivates and enables you to realize your true hidden potential and builds confidence to initiate and guides you towards the path of glory, also lets you concentrate and focus on your Goals, accepting the current and new challenges that come by to test your skills,  Obviously increases the Zeal and Enthusiasm towards success,  deriving unlimited personal satisfaction, and smell for new opportunities that provides a chance to improve, etc,.

    To achieve your Individual goals related to career one need to follow a sequence of activities and actions called Career Planning, which is a life long process. Your Career Goals should be  with respect to your Personality, purpose, your choice of interests that you like the most, your skills (Evaluate your skills regularly and update according to the requirements ) and the talents you possess.Your Career Plan should be a Flexible one where you can able to accomodate for change.

    Invest More time and Discover Yourself  Choose the Right Career  that you love and fits well given a number of choices available so early in your Life . Have a advice from Parents, Teachers, Friends, etc,. Be clear about your goals and identify  and build your skills. If  your career goal is to become a Software Engineer, Doctor,  Investment Banker, Chartered Accountant, Bank Probationary Officer, Lawyer, Business Development Manager, Journalist, Musician,etc,. then stick to that particular choice of  your Career goal and Be focussed on it,  identify your strengths and weakness, develop a proper plan,  put forth all your efforts, work hard,  try to improve your skills,  utilize the available resources effectively to achieve the Success and fullfill your dreams.

    Begin your Job Search a part of your Career Plan Start your career. Some of the Skills that an employer expects from you is Communication Skills, Personality Development, Technical Skills, etc,.  Develop the art of Communication. Develop Good Resume and prepare well for the Interview. Be confident of success in Job. In an Organizaton be an Active Member and effectively contribute in the Team to yield good results. Avoid criticism towards others in the Team. Team Work in an Organization Leads to Success.

    T - Tools
    E - Experience
    A - Authorisations
    M - ManPower
    W - What Else
    O - Orders and Instructions
    R - Requirements
    K - Knock it off

    Career Quotes: 

    1. Jatin Goyal : A Great Career without a Great Education is only a Dream. We are Nothing but just helping you to realize your Dream. Smart Success.
    2. Robert Frost Career Quote: "The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours."
                                                                                                                                           - .
    3. Korean Proverb : Aim high in your career but stay humble in your heart.
    4. Dorit Sher :  "Your Career is your business. It's time for you to manage it as a CEO."
    5. Micheal Hammer : "A successful career will no longer be about promotion. It will be about mastery."
    6. Barbara Olson : He decided to plunge on with pardons over the department's objections, or where he knew that there would be objections if he had let career prosecutors know what he was doing.
    7. Thomas Jefferson : "Some people dream of Success while others wake up and work hard at it."
    8. Chip Kidd : Design is a response to a specific problem. You are given a problem to solve, and then you let the problem itself tell you what your solution is.
    9. C.S.Lewis : "The Homemake has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only and that is to support the ultimate career."  

    10. Passion is the difference between having a job or having a carer.

    11. Elisabeth Sussman Career quote: Since Keith in the early part of his career worked on the streets and on construction sites and everywhere was a surface for his art, we wanted to give some of that sort of urban street flavor to the exhibition.
    12. Aristotle : First have a definite clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective.
        Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods.
        Third adjust all your means to that end.
    13. George Bernard shaw : He knows nothing and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
    14. Ann Romney : My Career Choice was to be a Mother.
    15. Larry Nixon Career Quotes: I had a great career with BASS, but they need to change some of their rules. I just can't compete in that many events. My shoulders won't take it. They are just wore out from 29 years of fishing tournaments, a billion casts, and years of guiding before that.
    16. Micheal Jordan Career Quotes : I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
    17. Paul Rogers : Obviously I have played my best career basket ball as Perth Wildcat and  I have got a proud history with this club, I really think that we have got an exciting potential this year and there is a definite hunger within the playing group.
    18. David Roberts : I am faintly disturbed that this has turned into instant uplift. You would hate to see him turn his life into a career of telling the same story that resulted from an accident.
    19. Fyodor Dostoyevsky : Inventors and Geniuses have almost always been looked on as no better than fools at the beginning of their career, and very frequently at the end of it also.
    20. Gene Tierney quote on Career : About my career I was Serious and Earnest, sometimes impatient.
    21. Jessica Savitch Career Quote : It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.
    22. Jurgen AppeloYour Career is your own responsibility. Your employer is not your  mother.    
    23. Justin Timberlake Career Quotes: My Career decisions have nothing to do with my personal life.
    24. Linda Eyre : Parenting, when it is pursued seriously and thoughtfully, is not only life's most important career, but its most joyful and fulfilling career.
    25. Lorna Luft : A career is all very well, but no one lives by work alone.
    26. Michel Patini on Career: I gave everything in my career so I have no regrets at all.
    27. Preston Sturges : The most incredible thing about my career is that I had one.
    28. Ray Romano : My career has been my craziest Adventure.
    Career Quotes
    29. Richard Green : This is my choosen career and that's the place I would just love to get to. It would be a shame to not play there at some stage in your life, that's for sure.
    30. Rod Stewart : Listen, if my career was to end tomorrow, I would have no complaints whatsover.
    31. Stendhal : Your Career will be a painful one. I divine something in you which offends the vulgar.

    32.Confucius : Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.                                                                                                                -

    33. Jack Wild : I look at what I have gone through in my career and I really shouldn't be talking to you now. I should be dead ten times over.
    34. Maria sharapova Career quotes on Tennis: "A Great tennis Career is something that a 15 year old normally doesn't have. I Hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible."
    35. Paul D.Boyer : "An unexpected benefit of my Career in BioChemistry has been Travel."
    36. Donald Kendall : The only place where Success comes before work is in the dictionary.
    37. Ray Bradbury : The answer to all writing, to any career for that matter is love.
    38. Career Quotes by Steve Jobs: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the Heart, you will know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't Settle.
    39. Conrad Hilton : "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful People keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
    40. Tiffani Amber Thiessen : "I really don't have a career plan. I like being challenged and thrown around. But it's only acting."
    41. Vanessa Lawrence : "Employees no longer come to companies for life. They join for experience with a career plan already in mind; they are taking control themselves.
    42. Ralph Fiennes : "I don't plan a career. That doesn't work for me. I just have to go with my gut.
    43. Nick Johnson : "I don't plan on going back to legal work. I wanted an international career, and finance seemed to be where some interesting career opportunities were.
    Also Read:

    1. Hard Work Quotes for Success

    2. Steve Jobs Quotes

    3. Quotes about Stress

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    Exam Preparation Tips

  • by
  • Veera Ranganath
  •  Tips to prepare for Exam:-

    An examination or exam is a test conducted to test your knowledge or skills to see how good your are at something. To crack any exam, the first and foremost thing one needs to have is appropriate guidance.

    To achieve success in any competitive exam, the most important tip one needs to follow is try to Understand the Pattern of the exam whether it is IAS, IPS, GMAT, GRE, IBPS, SSC, UPSC, CAT, TNPSC, etc, prepare accordingly for it to achieve success. Have a peace of Mind and put faith on yourself to Feel confident about success. Fruitful efforts win the situations. Be flexible and ready to accept any minor change.Here i am listing some of the tips to crack any exam of your choice that you feel hard.

    1. The first and important step in Exam preparation involved is planning. i.e. plan your schedule and study.

    2. Divide the entire syllabus according to the weightage given to each subject in the exam.

    Exam Tips
    3. For each subject decide your days and try to complete it in a given time accordingly. Understand the concepts involved.

    4. Always remember and keep it in mind, while preparing for competitive exams the key to sucess is knowing what to study and how to study.  Being Aware of those things proves to be extremely helpful.

    5. Try to prepare Notes. Note taking is a skill that plays an important role in preparation as it helps in increasing your concentration and saves your time besides helping you to fetch good score. Review your Notes. Cornell Notes is one of the popular note taking system aids in your preparation.Also make use of Mind Map Techniques which will fetch maximum benefits in short period of time and helps to remember the stuff very easily.

    John Carmack:  "Focused hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better."
    6. So Speaking straight from the heart, consistency in preparation, focussed approach on your aim, proper planning, hard work, preservance, patience, never to die attitude, determination plays a key role in achieving success in competitive exam.

    For grabbing a glittering job in today's job world, the job aspirants need to toil day and night to succeed in order to survive in this cut-throat competition.

    Career Magazines like Pratiyogita Kiran, Competition Success Review, pratiyogita Darpan, etc,. might assist in your preparation and proves to be very useful as they publish consolidated information of a whole month.

    Today every job aspirant is well aware of the existing competition all around. Evaluate your skills regularly and update to stay in this cut throat competition to achieve success in the Competitive Exam.

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    Success Tips for Job Interview

  • by
  • Veera Ranganath

  • "Interview is the measuring rod of a "person's knowledge, personality and power of expression through face to face contact".

    Some of the qualities to be judged in job interview are mental alertness, critical power of assimilation, clear and logical thinking skills possessed by the individual, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

    The nature and type of the job interview will vary according to the purpose.

    Also read Resume Preparation Tips: before reading this article job interview tips.
    Job Interview Tips

    Primary objective:

     "Selecting the right person for the right job".

    Knowledge You possess and the power of expression in Job Interview plays a crucial role in achieving Job Success.

    In order to score high marks, the candidate should speak fluently and express himself clearly. At the same time, a candidate cannot talk well, unless he has enough knowledge or ideas on various topics.

    In General Interviewing is a two way street .

    Interview is not a mere cross examination. While answering you should take the lead and provide the relevant information to support your views. Simply Providing answers such 'yes' or 'no' to a question is not recommended.

    You must present your views convincingly with valid proof to support your case and need to explain why you  agrees or disagrees to a given Topic/Question. 

    Job Search Strategy - "Your first sub-objective is to figure out what your ideal employer is going to be looking for and showing up with it in a way that he or she can't possibly say no."
                                                                             -Micheal A. Goodman.

    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
                                                                                                   -Thomas A.Edison

    Atleast for me personally, I have always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I am speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience.
                -Katie Courie

    For the perfect job interview stop believing in Luck and start Believing in Yourself.Below are some of the things the individual needs to be followed before interview, during and after the interview...

    Intellectual Attainments for job interview:

     1. The depth and extent of  knowledge - How deeply you  has studied the subject of  your choice or interest.

    2. The Practical Knowledge and skills that  you gained plays a major role in comparision to the theoretical knowledge  which helps in deriving the solution to the given problem in a more effective manner.
    3. Grasping Power you possess in understanding the given question or the subject in a quick fashion.

    4. Update yourself regulary with respect to information related to Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Political and Social issues, Sports, etc, by regularly reading  Newspapers and watching News Channels. 

    Power of Expression mandatory in job interview:

    Power of Expression
    1. Speak with Fluency Avoid stammering.

    2. Be Positive and enthusiastic. Speak in a Normal way display genuine Smile on your face. Avoid Speaking too fast.

    3. Be Practical.

    4. Speak with sincerity and faith to convince the facts that you provide.

    5. Your argument must  be a Logical one related to the topic.

    6. Be AWARE of your Body Language 

    Personal Traits for job interview:

    Always be Active and Cheerful and have a Genuine Smile on your Face, Have confidence in yourself while you walk and maintain eye to eye contact while speaking or answering the question in the session.,

    While Attending the Interview, Make an Impression by Being Punctual and dress appropriately suited to the occassion, avoid shabby clothes, maintain proper haircut, cut your nails and polish your shoes.

    Organising Ability:

    1. Be Clear about your aims, Goals, Ambitions, and objectives,. As you may expect the questions related to these one,.

    2. Prepare and Plan in advance how to answer these questions in brief.

    3. Fully Make use of Resources available in preparation for interview.


     "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
                                                                                                - John Wooden

    "A wide range of characters. An ability to take direction quickly and easily, Energy, Positive Attitude. She is a pleasure to work with."
                                     - Charlie Newman

    "You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them."
                -Malcom Forbes

    So to attain success in interview one needs to possess the following traits:
    1. Discipline.

    2. Loyalty.

    3. Integrity and moral values.

    4. Sincerity.

    5. Show your Leadership qualities by Projecting your Confidence and Competence

    Health and Physical stamina:

    Health is Wealth. So Engage yourself in Indoor and Outdoor Games, enjoy cycling, opt for Swimming, aerobics or yoga to have a good health which adversely helps you to perform well in the Job Interview.Also don't forget to follow Proper Diet that also needs to include lots of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Raw Juices, Nuts, etc,.

    Hobbies and Interests to be Questioned in job interview:

    While answering the question relating to Hobbies and Interests it  must reflect your own and offers something positive to the listeners.
    1. Try to Utilise your leisure time or spare time  by watching english new channels  and also Interview Programs telecasted in Television, by reading books written by great authors, journals, etc.

    2. Try engage yourself in Cultural activities and do Social service.

    Dynamic Qualities to be displayed in job interview:

    Life is the dynamic, creative edge of reality. -Eric Parslow

    Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
                                    -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
                                     -Dalai Lama

    Strong Lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
                                                                       -Kenneth Hidebrand

    "Vow to be valiant; Resolve to be radiant; Determine to be dynamic; Strive to be sincere; Aspire to be attuned.
                   -William Arthur Ward

    "Human Intelligence is richer and more dynamic than we have been led to believe by formal academic education
                     -Sir Ken Robinson

    Dynamic Qualities are those required and one need to possess or to be displayed for a success in job interview are as follows:
    1. Self-Confidence within himself.

    2. Needs to be very Initiative and enterprise.

    3. Drive, dash, push, motivation.

    4. Courage, pluck, guts.

    5. Promptness to take decision. one need to possess good decision making skills.,

    6. Determination towards goals, perseverance.

    7.Good Judgement Skills

    8. Industry, energy, effort, hardwork, active temperament.

    9. Power of command to get the work done.

    10. Resourcefulness.

    11. Spirit of adventure, willingness to take risks, enterprise.

    Psychological Factors:

     "Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."

    "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

    change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To be fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
                                                                                                              -King Whitney Jr.

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
            -Helen Keller

    Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
                                                                             -Will Durant.

    Be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
                   -Bruce Lee.
     Below are some of the psychological factors that are going to affect the individual adversely. So one need to be a positive believer and optimistic for success in job interview.

    positive thinking
    1. Positive Thinking, confident and determined approach, think highly of yourself , Have an inquiring mind and be curious about success in interview.

    "The positive thinker sees the invisible feels the intangible and achieve the impossible"  -Unknown

    Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
    Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
    Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
    Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
    Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
                                                                    -Mahatma Gandhi

    Positive thinking is nothing unless you take a positive action.. An action is nothing unless you face challenges and rejections.. Think positively.. Plan creatively and act differently is the way to success....

    All we are is the result of all we have thought.

    "Belive in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle"

    2. Sense of right and wrong.

    3. Optimistic, hopeful outlook.

    4. Absence of anti-social or negative qualities - e.g. unreasonable fear, persecution complex, jealousy, inclination towards crimes, tendency to tell lies, selfishness, quarrelsome attitudes, irritable nature, etc,.

    Social Qualities:

    While attending the job interview you must attain some social qualities like adaptability, flexibility to adapt to the new conditions, good manners, friendly nature, mutually cooperative, etc,and he should feel responsible over them and project them in a proper way to grab the attention of the board members for sure success while impressing them at the same time. 

    Some of the Basic Job Interview Questions to be asked:

    1. Tell me about Yourself
    2. Overview of your resume.
    3. Why do you feel this is the appropriate profession for you?
    4. What do you know about our company?
    5. What are your strengths/weaknesses?
    6. Where do you see yourself  in 5 years?
    7. What qualities do you feel you can bring to the company?, etc,.

    tips for interview to achieve success:

    1. During the Interview, you should talk either Interestingly or forcefully to Impress the Board.

    2. You must speak slowly while answering the question understood it first and then speak out which should be audible to all members of the Board. You can ask for repeat of the question in case if you didn't understand it in the first attempt.

    Interview Dress Code
    - success tips for job interview prepared by Veera. 


    Tips to improve Spoken English

  • by
  • Veera Ranganath
  • Spoken English Tips:

     For Effective Communication all you need is excellent vocabulary. Give Wings to your thought and flight of imagination to express your emotions and feelings with adequate knowledge of vocabulary in effective manner.

    Speaking straight from the Heart Don't  feel Fear and Start Speaking in English with your friends,Family Members and others by using  few sentences,pronounce words correctly and improve your Spoken English which plays a crucial part in Interview.

    Make use of Dictionary and try to learn the meaning of new words. At the same time, Try to Improve your Vocabulary.
    English Tips

    Always try to Think in English rather than in your mother tongue in order to improve your communication in english. Wake up and smell the job opportunity.

    To get a exposure to new words, Dedicate some of your precious time in daily life to read English News Papers, Books, Magazines, Journals, Watching English News channels ,(like IBN, BBC, Star World)Movies and Serials, Programs related to Interview Conversations of Famous People in Television, Listen to the audio songs of english language, etc,. Be Patient.

    Be Positive and Develop Confidence in Yourself to initiate speaking in english and improve your communication skills.

    The importance of communication skills can not be underestimated. Communication skills are essential to convey the information about the subject or topic.

    A study on communication styles suggests that 7% of the communication takes place through words; 38% through voice intonation and 55% through body language.

    The process of communication involves sender, speaker, transmitter, receiver, the symbols used in composing and transmitting the message. (words or signs)

    Effective communication is nothing but to convey your information or message to the other people very clearly..  

    Spoken English Quotes:

    1. Although Spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is a great disadvantage.
                                                     -Marilyn Vos Savant.
    2. Clearly spoken, Mr.Fogg. you explain English by Greek.
                                                                                            -Benjamin Franklin.
    3. I haven't spoken english with native speakers in several months. I have been speaking Arabic.
                                                                                                                                  -John Walker Lindh.
    4. There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of Spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
                                                                                                                        -Annie Dillard.
    5. We have now got English language as well as the German version, So we will be rolling it out in all countries where English is Spoken.
                                                        -Steve Waite.
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    SBI PO Recruitment 2014

  • by
  • Veera Ranganath
  • SBI Recruitment for Probationary Officers Notification

    Eligibility Criteria: Any Graduate

    Job Location : Anywhere in India

    Last Date to apply for SBI Probationary Officers: 25 Apr 2014

    Advertisement No. CRPD/PO/2014-15/01

    State Bank of India invites applications for the post of Probationary Officers (POs) 

    SL.No Name of the Post Qualification  No of Vacancies
    Probationary Officers 
    Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year of their Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 10.08.2014. Candidate having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 10.08.2014. Note : The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the marksheet or provisional certificate issued by the University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute then a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
    1837(SC-235, ST-439, OBC-405, GEN-758)

    Pay Scale :  Rs.16900-25700

    Age Limit : 21-30 years as on 01.04.2014

    Application Fee : 
    Sl. No. Category Total
    1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only) `
    2 General and Others Rs.500/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

    Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the 'CREAMY LAYER', are not entitled to OBCreservation and age relaxation. They should indicate their category as 'GEN' or 'GEN (OH)' or 'GEN (VH)' (as applicable). 
    Category Code
    Category Code
    Category Code
    Category Code
    SC 01 ST 04 OBC 07 GEN 10
    SC(OH) 02 ST(OH) 05 OBC(OH) 08 GEN(OH) 11
    SC(VH) 03 ST(VH) 06 OBC(VH) 09 GEN(VH) 12

    Examination Centres :
    Agartala Agra Ahmedabad  Aizwal  Akola  Allahabad
    Asansol  Aurangabad Bareilly Bhubaneshwar   Berhampur  (Ganjam)
    Bhopal  Bangalore Chandigarh  Chennai Coimbatore   Dehradun
    Dibrugarh  Ernakulam  Gangtok Gorakhpur   Gulbarga Guwahati
    Hubli  Hyderabad Imphal Indore Itanagar  Jabalpur
    Jaipur  Kanpur Kohima  Kolkata Lucknow    Madurai
    Meerut Mumbai  Mysore Nagpur   New Delhi Panaji (Goa)
    Patna  Port Blair Purnea Pune Raipur  Ranchi
    Sambalpur  Silchar  Siliguri  Shillong Srinagar   Tirupati
    Vadodara Varanasi Vishakhapatnam Vijaywada --- ---

    For futher information regarding this sbi probationary officers recruitment for how to apply, when to apply, last date to apply, etc,. please refer the notification below that was released on april 5 2014.;

    sbi po exam 2014.


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