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Cornell Note Taking System by Walter Pauk for better understanding

 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 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 the  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 Notes
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 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 your SQ3R with Cornell Notes.

Also read some of the useful resources:

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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23:30 - By Veera Ranganath

Hard Work Quotes for Success

100 Quotes about Hard Work for Success in life:

Hard work pays off. Below are some of the funny, motivational, inspirational quotes on Hard work and quotes about hard work and success.

Hard work Quotes
1. Work Hard Be Patient and the rest will follow.

2. Mario Cuomo : I wanted a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all  I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."
           
3. Work Hard and become a leader, be Lazy and become a Slave.

4. Nadia Comaneci: "Hard Work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win."
                                                                                       

5. Newt Gingrich: Preseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.                                                                                                                                       

6. Ann Landers: Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.                                                                                                                          

7. Scott Adams: Hard Work is Rewarding. Taking Credit for other people's hard work is rewarding and faster.                                                                                                                                   

8. Charles Gwynn Senior: If You Work Hard Good things will Happen.
                                                            

9. Colin Powell: There is no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.                                                                                                                                        

10. Albert Einstein: Genius is 1% Talent and 99% Hard Work.
                                                               

11. Babe Ruth: It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.                                                                

12. Margaret Thatcher: I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
                                                              

13. Sindre Wiik: To achieve, is to work hard. Work hard and Priorities right. Do things in right order, And you will achieve. You must give something to get something.                                                                 

14. Thomas Edison: There is no substitute for hard work.                                                    

15. Work hard that one day your signature will be called an autograph.

16. Harry Golden: The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
                                                                             
17. Guy Kawasaki: A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent.                                                                                                                               

18. How badly you want something dictates how hard you will work at it.

19. Bianca Vivaqua Martin : People say i am lucky but I define it as Hard Work.
                                                                   

20. Dolzinski : Hard Work. Determination. Sacrifice. Success.
                                                                   

21. Sam Ewing : Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
                           

22. Conan O'Brien : If  you work really hard and you are nice; Amazing things will happen.
                                                                                               
23. Apoorve Dubey : It is not our abilities but persistence that ultimately leads us to our greatest achievements.
                                                                                                                    
24. The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work.

25. Ray Bradbury : I know you have heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - Hard Work Pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice.
                                                      

26. Stop waiting for things to happen. Go out and make them happen.

27. Steve Justa: There is no secret routine, there is no magical number of reps and sets. What there is, confidence, belief, hard work and a consistent basis, and a desire to succeed.
                                                                                 
28. Allison Feaster : Despite your circumstances in life, you can truly achieve anything in life through hard work and faith.
                                                                                                                                  

29. Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is noise, trouble or hard work; it means to be in the midst of  those things and still be calm in your heart.

30. Gary Player: The Harder you work, the luckier you get.
                                                              

31. David Bly: Striving for Success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.
                                                                                              

32. Demetrious Johnson : I am just a man who works hard and that's it.
                                              

33. Thomas Jefferson : I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
                                                                                                             
34. Sheridyn Fisher : There are no tricks there is only hard work. Eating healthy foods and never giving up. I reward my body with training hard and eating clean because I am worth it.
                                                                  

37. Sasha Cohen: Follow your drems, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a health life style.
                                                   
38. Success in Business requires training, discipline and Hard Work...

39. Nothing is more beautiful than a real smile that has struggled through tears.

40. The harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing.

41. Nothing worth having comes easy.

42. Perseverence is the hard work you do, after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

43. Dr.T.P.Chia Quotes on Hard Work: Hard Work doesn't not necessarily guarantee Success, but no success is possible without hard work.
                                                                                                                                          

44. Hard Work is Wisdom;Laziness is foolishness.
      Hard work is a Winner; Laziness is a Looser.
                                                              

45. Hard Work is what we have to pay for a meaningful happy life.
                                                                                         

46. Hard Work is the best talent that I know, strangely, it works in all the fields of human endeavor.
                                                                                                                            

47. Rev Rum Quotes on Hard work: Striving for success without hard work is like looking for fruit in places that you didn't plant seeds, useless.

48. Hard Work Pays off.

49. Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Hard Work: 
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
                                                                                                                                 
Albert Einstein. Quotes on Hard Work:
50. Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
                                                                                    
George Bernard Shaw hard work Quotes:
51. When I was a young man, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did 10 times more work.
                                    

52. Robert Half  on Hard Work : Hard Work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
                                                                                                         

53. George Carlin : Most People work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
                                                                                                                                     

54. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

55. Three Things in Life that make you a Great Person.
    1. Hard Work.
    2. sincerity.
    3. Success.

56. Jack Warner quotes on hard work: It's funny how the harder I work, the more successful I become.
                                                                                          

57. I work as hard as I can, For as Long as I can and the best that I can Everytime.

58. Bauvard: Just relax, everyone around you is working too hard.
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59. Manjunath Harlapur: Nothing can substract hard work from success, only add to it.
                                                                                     

60. Micheal Chandler on Hard work: Laziness is contagious just like hard work is. I didn't give myself an opportunity to be lazy and I didn't surround myself with people who were lazy.
                                                         

61. Being able to understand foreign people deserves an award in itself. Thank you for all of your hard work.

62. Chinese Proverb: Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.
                                                                       

63. Darren L. Johnson Quote on Hard work: Don't get too caught up in making money or having a job, get excited about the fact that you can design your life.
          

64. Gustavaus F. Swift quote on hard work : The secret of all great undertakings is hard work and self-reliance.
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65. Steve Pavlina Quotes on Hard work: When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn't an option. It's a necessity.
                                                                                                                     

66. Crystal Gayle : Staying focused is hard work and staying married is even harder.
                                                                                         
67. Dallin H.Oaks : I am unpersuaded that relative poverty and hard work are greater adversities than relative affluence and free time.
        

68. Debbie Reynolds : This is a sad ending to a lot of hard work and special dreams.
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69. Jennie Jerome Churchill : You seem to have no real purpose in life and won't realize at the age of twenty two that for a man life means work, and hard work if you mean to succeed.
                                                                        

70. Jessica Savitch:  For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.
                                                                                                

71. Karina Bliss : Everyone knows marriage is hard work. So if You have chosen the shackles, quit whining and get on with it.
       

72. Sara Gruen : Keeping up the appearance of having all your marbles is hard work, but important.
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73. H.L.Mencken : Anyone can be accurate and even profound, but it is damned hard work to make criticism charming.
                                                                                                                                      

74. Every accomplishment starts with try.

75. 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.
                 
76. Gordon B.Hinckley : Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
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77. Ronnie Coleman : Hard Work and Training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best.
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78. Bill Gold Hard Work Quote: I have met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time.
                                                                                    
79. Pola Negri : My Hard work and excellent Training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors.
                                                                                                                                          

80.Michelengelo Buonarroti :  If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.
                                                                                                   

81. A beautiful life does not just happen it is built daily by prayer, humility, sacrifice and hard work.

82. Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard.

83. Shani Davis Hard Work Quotes: It showed that all the hard work and all the sacrifice paid off. Kids in general, if you put your mind to it and you believe it, you can achieve it.
                                                        

84. Anna Pavlova : Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
                                            

85. Conrad Hilton on hard work and success: Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
                    
86. Vince Lombardi : The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
                                                                                                   
87. Stephen King : Talent is cheaper than table salt. What seperates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
          

88. Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.

89. Vince Lombardi : Football is like Life. It requires perseverance, self denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.
                
90. Frank LLoyd Wright : I know the price of success: Dedication, Hard Work and unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
                
91. Ralph Marston : What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
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92. Theodore Roosevelt : Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the change to work hard at work worth doing.
                                                                                                               

93. Work Hard. Have fun. Make a difference.

94. Don't give up. The beginning  is always the hardest. Life Rewards those who work hard at it.

95. James E. Faust hard work quote : In my opinion, the teaching, rearing, and training of children requires more intelligence, intuitive understanding, humility, strength, wisdom, spirituality, perseverance, and hard work than any other challenge we might have in life.
                       
96. Greg Kinnear : I find fear is a great motivator to work hard.
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Working Hard Quotes: 

1. Chris Weidman : You start to worry about money, this and that you are going to go out there feeling like crap. All I focus on is working hard.
                     
2. Harry Potter hard work quotes: Working Hard is important. But there is something that matters even more:Believing in yourself.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
3. Jon Jones: When you work hard to the point where you truly believe that no one's working harder than you, there's no need to fear.
                       
4. I learned the value of hard work by working hard.  

5. Someone out there today is working harder and smarter. What are you doing now?

6. Work hard and achieve anything. Aim Higher. Dream Bigger. Fear Less. Love More. Look after Yourself. Be grateful. Stay blessed. trust your struggle. It's now or never. Keep it Bright.

7. Margaret Mead : Women Want Mediocre men. And men are working hard to become as medicore as possible.
                                                                                     

8. Maria Bartiromo : I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.


9. I am working hard and I still Pray for God to give me Power and show me the way.

Hard Work Pays off Quotes:

 Hard Work has a future pays off; Laziness pays off now.


21:39 - By Veera Ranganath

Tips for Resume Preparation to Market Yourself

Resume Definition:


Resume DefinitionBasic Job Search Principle = Market Yourself! A Good Resume which is also Employer screening tool is essential for a serious job search.
Your Resume is a Marketing Tool that sells YOU. So market your qualifications with a good resume,a initial marketing brochure that reflects you as a professional potential product to the company.

The Purpose of the resume is to get you an interview.
Most of the employers want to see your resume before meeting you in person.

A good Resume is a snapshot of your qualifications,interests and skills relevant to a position that capture the reader's interest and attention to convince them. 

So Invest your time to develop and update your resume  that Summarizes how your skills and abilities will be useful to the company.

Don't Forget The four “ C’s  of Resume ”: Complete Concise Consistent Correct

Resume Formats:


1. Chronological  2. Functional  3. Combination  4. Targeted.
5. Federal Resumes  6.Curriculum Vitae

Note: For further information regarding this one search in Google, yahoo, Bing, etc,.

Resume Types:

Resume Formatting is key for preparing Good Resume – Generally  the average employer spends just 10-20 Seconds in reviewing each resume that is submitted.
Check for spelling errors and  typing errors. 
Keep it in mind that Spelling, Grammar, Formatting and Structure can MAKE or BREAK your chances of being selected.
Resume Format
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1.Paper (Traditional) Resume:Guidelines for preparing:

Page Length  – 1 to 2 pages

Font – Arial, Tahoma, Times New Roman or Verdana

Font Size – 10 to 12 points

Font Styles – to highlight key areas bold, italics, & capitalization

Paper Color – white, light gray or ivory (color of the paper).

Proofread and Spell Check.

Writing Style: Always Write in First Person – No “I”.

2. Scannable:

In this form You have to send your Resume either by electronically or in paper format  to the potential employers for quick scan.

3. Electronic:

In this form, you need to sent your Resume as an E-Mail Attachment.
Microsoft Word is most commonly used  – save as Rich Text Format (RTF) unless posting suggests otherwise.
Generally in this form Resumes are Pasted in the Body of An Email, so one need to Copy and paste resume into your email.
Before sending one need to Review your Resume and check for formatting!

Standard Resume Sections:

Header 
Objective
Education
Honors/Activities
Work Experience
Relevant Courses
Skills
Projects

 In Header Section:


sample Resume
sample resume 1
Name – you name and Put it in bold.
Full address – Your address
Phone  – Include your contact number
Email – Include your email address

Objective in Resume: 

-Should be Concise, short and straight to the point and Focus on skills and what you are seeking and what skills you will contribute, not what you expect to gain from the position.

-Can include specific title of the position, type of organization/industry, special interest, and skills you offer.

Tips for Good Resume Preparation:

1. Use action words in your descriptions;
Example: achieved, activiated, adapted, adminisered, advertised, advised, advocated, analyzed, etc,.
2. Act like a professional and avoid images, formats, inapropriate graphics, etc,.
3. One page only or maximum two pages  if  You are a fresh graduate. 
4. Always Stick to the truth and avoid buzzwords that you really don't understand.
5. Always Focus on achievements and results.
6. Use easy-to-read language
7. No Spelling errors. The same rule applies for Grammar.
8. Follow the instructions of the company provide the specific information.
10. Try to Maintain a consistent writing style in while preparing your Resume.
11. Avoid the use of “I” or “my” in your Resume.
12. Make sure to Avoid white space and Use white space (not borders) to break sections apart.
13. Try to Include a picture of yourself.
14. Be professional and Print your resume on “day glow” paper. 

Some Common Questions asked during interview:

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,.

Questions you have to ask for employers during interviews...


-Always prepare questions of your own to ask, if not means it sends the message that you have no independent thought process.
-Prepare for interview well and Do not ask any questions that are clearly answered on the employer's website provided to you in advance by the employer .
-Unless until raised by the employer, Never ask about issues related to salary and other benefits.
-Ask for The organizational structure?
-Ask for the day-to-day responsibilities of job you applied if not aware of that?
-Ask for company's management style and the type of employee who fits well in it?
-Ask for the necessary skills and abilities required to succeed in that job?
-The  kind of work You are going to expect to do in  the first year?, etc,.

sample resume 2
Also Refer:  
Success Tips for Job Interview

Note: For more detailed information on Good Resume preparation and Job Interview Tips search in google.com by using the terms "resume templates" related to different formats and are easy to download and available at free of cost  which proves to be very useful.,











Observe the below figure to know the Reasons why your resume is rejected.
Resume Tips
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Best websites for Job Search are listed below:

1. www.monster.com
2. www.Oodle.com
3. www.naukri.com
4. www.simplyhired.com
5. www.snagajob.com
6. www.TheLadders.com
7. www.trovix.com
8. www.careerbuilder.com
9. www.ExecSearch.com, etc,
21:15 - By Veera Ranganath

Tips for Job Interview Success Strategies

"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


Job Interview 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 -          

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 have studied the topic of your choice or pursuit.

2. The Practical Knowledge and skills that  you gained plays a major role in comparison 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.

Character:

 John Wooden: "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."
                                                                                           
Charlie Newman: "A wide range of characters. An ability to take direction quickly and easily, Energy, Positive Attitude. She is a pleasure to work with."
                               
Malcom Forbes: "You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them."
           
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:      

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:

  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.
                                            
"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.

Tips for Interview
- success tips for job interview prepared by Veera. 

21:37 - By Veera Ranganath

how to make a free mind map by tony buzan

Mind Map is a graphical method that makes use of keywords, symbols and pictures to associate and link list of free ideas 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.

Generally it  is created around a single word placed in the center to which associated list of ideas are added.
Mind Map
These are very helpful as it is provides an efficient way in storing new information or skills and helps in retrieving those very fast.

Taking Notes using Mind Map Technique:

 Generally the Question raised in the Minds of the Students. One need to develop the skills in taking Notes which proves to be very useful in preparing exams that also avoids or eliminates the process of reviewing the concepts right from the scratch. Also Taking Notes using Traditional methods is very boring, time consuming and hard to remember. But taking notes using this method benefits you a lot and  saves your precious time because it is easy to read and review the entire syllabus or concepts, also at the same provides you a scope to concentrate only on relevant key words.Also make use of very popular note taking method by name Cornell Notes.

Mind Maps are used in Brainstorming approach, planning, Group Thinking, Etc,.

Mind Mapping Software:
iMindMap, MindManager, MindMapper, MindView,  XMind Pro, etc,.

iMindMap is software that uses Tony Buzan’s brand of Mind Mapping methods to create maps for creative thinking, brainstorming, organising, planning and delivering presentations,project management.

MindMapper is a Microsoft Windows-based visual mapping program developed by SimTech Systems, which allows users to create mind maps, flowcharts and Gantt Charts,concept maps,organizational charts, process maps and Ishikawa diagrams.

XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping software tool developed by XMind Ltd. of Hong Kong, which assists users in capturing ideas and in organizing charts and helps them to share. 

It supports mind maps,tree diagrams,spreadsheetsIshikawa diagrams (also called fishbone diagrams or cause-and-effect diagrams) and organization charts. Xmind is also used for knowledge management, task management, meeting minutes and GTD(Getting Things Done is a time-management method).

MindView is a computer program, developed and distributed by MatchWare.,used by profesionals.

Mind map guidelines:

Anthony "Tony" Peter Buzan was on born 2 June 1942 is an English author and educational consultant. He is a proponent of the techniques of Mind Mapping and mental literacy.
Mind Map Guidelines
Guidelines for creating mind maps by Tony Buzan:
One can create a free mind map related to the situation for easy understanding. Below are some of the steps one need to follow for creating free mind map.
    1. Start in the center with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colors.
    2. Make Use of images, symbols, codes, and dimensions in mind map.
    3. Select right key words and print them using Upper or Lower case letters.
    4. Each word/image is should sit on its own line.
    5. From the central image only the lines should be connected. The central lines are thicker, organic and thinner.
    6. The lines should be of same length as the word/image they are supporting.
    7. Make Use of multiple colors throughout the mind map.
    8. Always try to Develop your mind map which reflects your own personal style.
    9. Show associations in your mind map.
   10. Make use of  radial hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches to Keep the mind map very clear.

Tony Buzan Quotes:

1. Learning how to learn is life's most important Skills.

2. My Goal and the goal of the Buzan Group is the creation of a mentally Literate planet; one in which every human being is fully aware of the physical and behavioural alphabets of our human brain.

3. If you are looking for a short-cut to improving your performance at work, try a Mind Map.

4. A common Pitfall on the path of excellence is an overemphasis on comparing our Progress with others. While competition can be a tremendous tool for stretching ourselves to new heights, too often it causes a lack of perspective. This loss of perspective can often be traced to the following cycle: losing becomes associated with failure, and failure with the loss of self-esteem.
-This article on free mind map written  to improve your skills by Veera
  
 Image Courtesy:
1.  http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/_images/_Images/ADVICE-AND-INFORMATION/How-to-MindMap-imindmap.jpg
2. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/MindMapGuidlines.svg/640px-MindMapGuidlines.svg.png

22:03 - By Veera Ranganath

Quotes by Steve Jobs Biography Amazing Secrets for success in life

34 Inspirational Amazing Quotes by Steve Jobs:

Below are some of the inspirational steve jobs quotes about  life, quotes about work, steve jobs quotes on success, inspiration and leadership, steve jobs quotes on dogma, etc,.
Steve Jobs Quotes
1. Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

2. My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

3. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

4. "Remembering that I will be dead soon is the most important tool I have ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important... Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not follow your heart.

5. If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?

6. Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.

7. If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you have done and whoever you were and throw them away.

8. People think focus means saying yes to the thing you have got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.

9. That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

10. You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they will want something new.

11. You need to find what you love. And that is true both for your work and relationships.
what you love

12. I am convinced that about half of what seperates the successful enterpreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

13. I didn't see it then but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.

14. It's really hard to design products by focus groups a lot of times people don't know what they want until you show it to them.

15. Death is very likely the single best invention of life it is life's change agent.

16. The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.

17. It is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size.

18. I Make 50 cents for showing up and the other 50 cents is based on my performance.

19. It's not about money it's about the people you have how you are lead and how much you get it.

20. My job is not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.

21. When you are a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you are not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though its faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You will know it's there, so you are going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

22. Let's go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.

23. Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.

24. Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we have done something wonderful. That's what matters to me.

25. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

26. 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.

27. You have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing; because it is so hard if you don't, any rational person would give up.

28. Apple is leading the digital music revolution, but at its core, it's all about the music.

29. You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it's humorous, all the attention to it, because it's hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that's happened to me in the past ten years.

30. My girl friend always laughs during sex. No matter what she's reading.

31. We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we have all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.

32. Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?

33. Remember, the sixties happened in the early seventies, and that's when I came of age; and to me, the spark of that was that there was something beyond what you see every day. It's the same thing that causes people to be poets instead of bankers. And I think that's a wonderful thing. I think that same spirit can be put in to products, and those products can be manufactured, and given to people, and they can sense that spirit.

34. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Also Read Career Quotes for Success 

Steve Jobs Biography:

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011) was an Inventor, Entrepreneur, CEO of Apple Inc..

In the Year 1985 Steve Jobs left Apple and founded NEXT, a computer platform development company. The NeXT Computer was the basis for today's Macintosh OS X and iPhone operating system

In 2003, Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreas neuroendocrine tumor.

Often described as the "Father of the Digital Revolution, a "master of Innovation", "the master evangelist of the digital age" and a "design perfectionist". He received number of honours.

He received National Medal of Technology in 1985 by president Ronald Reagan with Steve Woznaik.

On November 27, 2007, Steve Jobs was named as the most powerful person in business by Fortune magazine.

On December 5, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Jobs into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.

In August 2009, Jobs was selected as the most admired entrepreneur among teenagers in a survey by Junior Achievement,having previously been named Entrepreneur of the Decade 20 years earlier in 1989, by Inc. magazine.

On November 5, 2009, Jobs was named the CEO of the decade by Fortune magazine.

On December 21, 2011, Graphisoft company in Budapest presented the world's first bronze statue of Steve Jobs.

On February 12, 2012, Steve Jobs was posthumously awarded the Grammy Trustees Award.

In March 2012, global business magazine Fortune named Steve Jobs the "greatest entrepreneur of our time", describing him as "brilliant, visionary, inspiring", and "the quintessential entrepreneur of our generation".

Two films by name, Disney's John Carter and Pixar's Brave, are dedicated to Steve Jobs.

Books:
1. The Little Kingdom (1984) by Michael Moritz, documenting the founding of (then) Apple Computer.
2. The Second Coming of Steve Jobs (2001), by Alan Deutschman.
3. iCon: Steve Jobs (2005), by Jeffrey S. Young & William L. Simon.
4. iWoz (2006), by Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple. It is an autobiography of Steve Wozniak, but it covers much of Jobs's life and work at Apple.
5. The Man Who Thought Different (2009) by Karen Blumenthal
6. Steve Jobs (2011), an authorized biography written by Walter Isaacson.
7. The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation (2011), by Jay Elliot, a former Sr. Vice-President at Apple. It reveals Jobs' work at Apple - from the inception of game-changing products like the Apple II and the Macintosh, to his stunning fall from grace, and on to his rebirth at the helm of Apple.
8. Inside Apple (2012), a book by Adam Lashinsky that reveals the secret systems, tactics, and leadership strategies that allowed Steve Jobs and his company to work.
9. The Zen of Steve Jobs (2012) written by Caleb Melby with artwork by Jess3, a graphic novel about the relationship of Jobs and Kobun Chino Otogawa and how the monk's mentorship influenced Jobs's business philosophy.
10. The Bite in the Apple (2013) by Chrisann Brennan.

Documentary films: 1. iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World
2. The Machine That Changed the World
3. Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
4. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
5. Mobilize: A Film About Cell Phone Radiation

Short Film:
Golden dreams, a 2001 short film about the history of California show at Disney California Adventure Park. Steve Jobs is portrayed by Mark Neveldine.

Featured Films:
1. Untitled future film on Jobs
2. Jobs  – a 2013 independent film by Joshua Michael Stern.
3. Pirates of Silicon Valley

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