Friday, March 27, 2009

On his high horse

We all know the power, speed and beauty of the horse made him a creature of legend. We are told that once there were seven men who competed for the throne of Persia. They agreed that the man whose horse neighed first should become king. The horse of Darius was the first to do so. The crown was given to him. He became one of the most famous of Persia’s ancient kings.

For a long time only upper classes had horses. Some of high rank rode on big, heavy horses in the king’s parade. This gave birth to the expression “to ride the high horse”, meaning trying to show that one is above others, too good for them. And to tell one “to get off his high horse” means that he is no better than others and should stop acting as if he were. The expression “to look a gift horse in the mouth” is used to describe a man who has the poor taste to examine a gift to see if anything is wrong with it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hi all.. I'm back

Thanks all for your response. This is just to say that I get tired of blogging doesn't mean I won't continue with the work. I am going to post more and more. So keep coming and I'd love to visit you. Well, here is one of my favorite heroes, not just in movies, in real life too. Just wanted to share this legends thoughts with you. Cheers.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Blogging Boring

It's been some time since I started blogging and the whole stuff is beginning to have a dull effect on me. I like the business, but its all too tiresome. Sometimes, to take care of your job and at the same time managing your blog could be taxing. I imagine how my blogging friends are managing several ones at the same time. Each day passes by and I get into different moods that directly affect my blogging activity. Now you find that I haven't updated my blog in days eh? So what I will be doing next is only left to the chance of time. Right now I am going to spend a wonderful Friday and look forward to having a beautiful weekend. Happy blogging friends!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tips to handle Interviews

Before the interview
• Get to the interview location at least 30 minutes prior to the given time.

• Carry extra copies of your updated resumé.

• Be polite to the receptionist. His/Her feedback about you may be considered during your evaluation.

• Acquaint yourself with the names of the interviewers and be prepared to use them while interacting with them or greeting them.

• Review your notes while waiting.

• Breathe deeply and relax.

• Enter the room courteously with a smile, but without being obsequious.

• Greet the interviewer with a firm handshake.

• Accept that you will be nervous but work out ways of not letting it interfere with your performance.

During the interview

• Be calm, confident, professional and determined.

• Slow down your speech, lower your voice and maintain eye contact with the interviewer during the interview.

• Direct your answers to the entire panel of interviewers.

• Avoid speaking your own views.

• Pitch answers at a level that would be technically appropriate to your interviewing panel.

• Demonstrate integrity by not giving away confidential information about your previous employer.

• Be a good listener and show patience during any pauses between questions.

• Always be honest.

• If you get the time or opportunity, ask questions about the employer in the order of their priority.

• Thank the panel as you leave.