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Do Not Use Internet Explorer for Banking

Users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed. The flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people’s computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.

 

Read “news item” by BBC
Microsoft released an emergency update to Internet Explorer today
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January 20, 2009 Posted by | Career Guidence | | Leave a comment

Help Teenagers Survive the Difficult Years

The teen years are some of the most difficult years in growth process. We’ve all been there, but as society changes, so do the hurdles faced in the quest to become an adult. So, how does a parent deal with an obstinate teenager and still keep his or her sanity?

Teenagers are in the difficult phase between childhood and adulthood. They are striving to live as adults, but they often lack the maturity necessary to make substantive decisions on their own. It is a well-known fact that teenagers think they know it all. This isn’t true for all teenagers, but the vast majority won’t listen to the advice of their parents or family. They rely on the advice of friends and others in their peer group who also lack experience and maturity. As a result, teenagers learn the most vital and often the most difficult lessons by trial and error. In other words, they must learn the hard way.

Although a teenager is old enough to take care of their most basic needs, they still require guidance. They need rules to follow in order to stay in control, safe, and sometimes out of trouble.

It’s important to know where your teenager is going, even if he or she appears to be responsible. As a parent you have a right to know where your teen is spending his or her time. Convey to your teen that everyone, even adults, should let someone know where they are going and when they plan on returning. This is important for safety reasons, and it’s common courtesy.

Even if your teenager is 18 years of age, set a curfew. Making an acceptable deadline for returning home shows you care where your teen is as well as what they are doing. Make it clear what the consequences will be if he or she is late, and what is most important, stick to your guns. If you set a curfew and don’t follow through, your teen will realize he or she can get away with breaking the rules.

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Career Guidence | Leave a comment

Websites for Jobs

Websites for Internships
and Jobs

http://www.byu.edu/intern

http://byu.erecruiting.com

http://www.careerbuilder.com personal agent checks database for applicant job matches

http://www.flipdog.com the flipdog website

http://www.monster.com Monster Board for job openings

http://www.hotjobs.com

http://www.nationjob.com

September 13, 2007 Posted by | Career Guidence, Self-Assesment | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

A cover letter is an excellent way to provide

Cover Letters

A cover letter is an excellent way to provide pertinent information that is not available on your resume. However, if the letter only announces your resume and does not add new information, don’t send a cover letter.

Outline for Cover Letter

We recommends that you attach a well written cover letter to your resume, even though an on-campus recruiter may not request it. This is a good way to draw attention to the main story — you

Date

Name
Title
COMPANY (all caps adds nice contrast)
Address
City, ST ZIP

Salutation:

Explain why you are writing the letter. Capture the employer’s attention by focusing on the company rather than yourself. Explain why you are interested in the company. Mention a personal interest you have in the company, a common acquaintance, or contacts you have who are employees of the company. Another approach is to research the company and mention something you read about the company or industry that is exciting to you.

In this paragraph explain why the company would be interested in you — what you have to offer/what you can bring to the company. The information should expand on your resume and bring it to life. Bullet your strengths and accomplishments, quantifying as much as possible. Point out any experience or background you have that relates to the particular industry of the company.

Be aggressive in you closing, mentioning a plan for further action (call, contact, letter, visit), and then follow-through.

Sincerely,

Your Name

Your name
Address
City, ST ZIP
Phone number

Enclosure

 
 
 

Thank-You Letters

A thank-you letter is essential to keeping your options open. Write thank you notes to each person who has interviewed you within 48 hours of the interview. This small detail may make the difference between you and other applicants. A handwritten personal letter is also appropriate.

Thank You Letter Outline

Date

Name
Title
COMPANY
Address
City ST ZIP

Salutation:

Express thanks for the opportunity of meeting with the recruiter and for the courtesy extended. Mention the specifics of the interview — position, date, and place. Mention something positive about the interviewer.

Next, emphasize your interest in the company and the job. Reiterate what you learned in the interview about the skills and experience the company values most and how your background fits. Bring out any qualifications or accomplishments not covered in the interview.

Refer to issues discussed in the interview.

This last paragraph should be positive and suggest further action, such as your availability for follow-up interviews.

Sincerely,

Sign

Your name
Address
City ST ZIP
Phone number

Enclosure

Suggestions

When writing cover or thank you letters, refer to the examples on the following pages and keep the following tips in mind:

  • Be concise — limit the body of your letter to approximately three paragraphs.
  • Left justification is recommended over full justification (margins lined up on both sides) because it is easier to read.
  • Quantify and qualify whenever feasible.
  • Always address your letter to a specific person. If no person is available, address letter as Dear Department + Position. (i.e. Dear Human Resources Director:)
  • Center the letter vertically on the page.
  • Provide ample margins and white space.
  • Avoid starting the letter and every paragraph with the word “I.”
  • Use perfect grammar and spelling.
  • Have a friend proofread for you.
  • Convey a personal warmth that is missing from the resume.
  • Use action verbs instead of flowery phrases to describe yourself.
  • Emphasize your functional skills.
  • Be bold, convincing, and assertive.
  • Use bond paper and a laser printer for a professional look.
  • Don’t forget to sign the letter!

September 13, 2007 Posted by | Career Guidence, Self-Assesment | Leave a comment

Resume Format

NAME

Street address, City, State ZIP Code ,Phone No

 

OBJECTIVE Type of wok, type of company, skills, long-term expectations

EDUCATION Degree, University, College, City, State (2 SPACES) Year

Emphasis:
Honors:

Degree, University, College, City, State (2 SPACES) Year

EXPERIENCEJob Title, Company, Location (2 SPACES) Years (Group together multiple jobs at one company)

Bullet accomplishments, beginning each with an action verb

Job Title, Company, Location (2 SPACES) Years (Group together multiple jobs at one company)

Bullet accomplishments, beginning each with an action verb

(MISSION)

Voluntary Representative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
country or state, Years

Bullet activities showing transferable business or leadership skills

SKILLS

(Languages) Speak, read and write conversational German (list mode, fluency and languages)

  (Computers)

List programs, languages and/or types of systems

ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS

Put in order of importance with the most important first

INTERESTS

(Not so many that it looks like you don’t have time to work)

PERSONAL

Willing to relocate (add this one only if you really are willing to move)

Action Verbs

abolished
accomplished
acquainted
acted
adapted
addressed
administered
advanced
allocated
analyzed
anticipated
applied
arranged
assembled
assisted
audited
authorized
automated
bargained
broadened
built
centralized
coached
collaborated
collected
communicated
compiled
completed
conceived
conducted
configured
consolidated
constructed
consulted
controlled
coordinated
corrected
counseled
created
decentralized
defined
designed
determined
developed
devised
directed
discovered
disseminated
distributed
documented
doubled
eliminated
employed
engineered
established
evaluated
examined
exceeded
executed
exercised
expanded
expedited
extended
facilitated
forecasted
formulated
fostered
generated
hired
implemented
improved
increased
influenced
initiated
installed
instituted
instructed
integrated
interacted
interviewed
introduced
investigated
justified
launched
led
liquidated
located
maintained
managed
minimized
mobilized
modified
monitored
motivated
negotiated
organized
originated
overcame
overhauled
performed
persisted
persuaded
pinpointed
prepared
presented
presided
processed
produced
programmed
projected
promoted
proposed
provided
quantified
raised
received
recommended
reconciled
rectified
redesigned
reestablished
regulated
reorganized
represented
researched
resolved
restructured
revised
revived
selected
shaped
simplified
solved
specialized
sponsored
standardized
stimulated
streamlined
strengthened
structured
supervised
supported
surpassed
systematized
tailored
taught
tested
trained
transacted
transferred
transformed
translated
trimmed
tripled
uncovered
updated
utilized
verified
vitalized
widened

 

 

 

September 13, 2007 Posted by | Career Guidence, Self-Assesment | Leave a comment