5 Things You Don’t Learn in College

22 Oct

Hello Readers!

Hope you all are having a great Sunday so far. These days I am working on a few projects that involve researching about available career prospects and professional advice for fresh grads and young employees. And, I thought I should share some career-oriented posts with you all as well. So, be prepared for a series of such posts. Here comes the first one. I hope you’ll like it. 🙂

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When we are in college, nothing really matters more than securing extra marks in a subject or passing an exam we dread the most. However, once we graduate and enter into our professional life, at some point, we realize that what we learnt in college is no longer completely applicable. In fact, we are expected to learn on the job. We have to be more open to developing new abilities that are imperative to succeed in the competitive environment of the corporate world.

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Here’s a list of some skills we often have to learn once we graduate, which remain with us throughout our career life and beyond.

1. Learn to set boundaries and be responsible

As soon as we land into our first job, the first thing we are expected to do is be responsible. We are considered responsible for all our actions and decisions. In this regard, we have to set boundaries and then stick to them. Then only we are viewed as a responsible and reliable person in the workplace. We soon come to realize that we can’t be good at everything. Hence, it is important to recognize our strengths and weaknesses and prioritize what matters the most.

2. Engage a mentor

Always remember; you are never too old to learn. There is absolutely no harm in looking up to someone you can trust. Engage a reliable, more experienced person to help you recognize opportunities and discover ways to prosper.

3. It is okay to fail

Yes, you read it right. As long as you are learning something out of your failure, it is alright to fail. You emerge as a true winner if every wrong decision teaches you a valuable lesson. All you have to do is work on developing the courage to rise whenever you fall. Expertise in this area will get you a little closer to victory.

4. Put your own ideas on the table

Once in a while, surprise your manager (in a good way!) by putting forward your own ideas. This will not only convey your dedication to the boss but also portray you as an independent go-to person. Always focus on delivering first-class work, which simplifies the boss’ job and begins prepping you for the subsequent level.

5. Be comfortable in your own skin

Easier said than done! This is one of the toughest things to do once you enter into your professional life; especially when there is so much competition around. While it is good to challenge yourself, there is no need to go out of your comfort zone at every prospect and end up feeling depressed. Identify your fortes and cultivate an area of proficiency that stimulates you.

If you’re still in college then these tips will help you predict what to expect once you graduate. And, if you have already started your career then it is never too late to learn and prosper. What did you skip in college that you wish you had learned? Share with me!

 

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Beat the Summer Heat with Cool Shirts

11 Oct

Hey guys!

I was recently looking for some funky shirts to stay cool during summer and I stumbled upon some really cool stuff online. You’ll find plenty of vendors and retailers online but it’s risky to trust any new one. Right? Amazon is one website I trust. So, if you’re looking for cool shirts to beat the summer heat, you’ll find an impressive variety at Amazon.

There is a wide range of funky t shirts for boys and girls with 3D digital prints and creative graphics while casual button down shirts with long and short sleeves are best suited for those who want to stay cool while looking classy. They carry a diverse selection of cool t shirts for men as well as women from fashionable and reasonably priced brands such as L-Asher, Uideazone, Blittzen and Hanes.

What to look for in a summer shirt?

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It is extremely important to wear the right kind of shirts during summers. When choosing a shirt, special attention should be given to the fabric. The shirt material should be such that it wicks sweat and keeps you cool. The design and stitching are equally important. Opt for a shirt that is stylish yet comfortable to wear. A properly tailored shirt is the one that does not wear out easily. Go for cool colors that look pleasant to the eyes in the scorching heat.

Whether you are heading over to the beach or have to run daily errands, Amazon has a huge selection of exclusive, cool t shirts for men and women that are stylish yet budget-friendly. With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to discover that one-of-a-kind shirt that expresses your persona. There are cool, funky t shirts for boys and girls in diverse styles, color, and sizes. Cotton, polyester, or Spandex, there are a large number of high-quality cool shirts listed in their Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry section.

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Before making any purchase, discover what the customers like about their clothing section through Amazon’s customer reviews. This will help you get an idea of different styles before placing an order. Check out their extensive selection of funky and cool shirts to find the perfect one for you. If you happen to be a college student, you can avail 50% discount on most of these shirts just by signing up for Prime Student Campaign. Now you can upgrade your style this summer while staying within your budget. Happy shopping!

P.S: This is NOT a sponsored post but my personal opinion

Want to Work from Home? Now you can with WriterBay!

13 Mar

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Are you a good writer? Do you know how to produce well-researched articles with absolutely no plagiarism? Here’s a chance for you to make bucks while sitting at home. All you need is your sheer talent and internet. That’s it! With zero investment (in terms of money), you can easily earn up to thousands of dollars each month with WriterBay. It doesn’t matter if you are an academic writer or a blogger, there’s something for everyone! Sounds too good to be true, eh? I can totally understand. In fact, I had a similar opinion a few months back. I mean, due to some scams we somehow have trust issues regarding working online but this one platform that I have been working for has restored my faith in freelancing and working online.

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What is WriterBay?

Before I share my personal experience with WriterBay, let me introduce it you. WriterBay is an online writing platform that offers a huge selection of paid writing jobs. Whether you are an engineer or hold a degree in medicine, you will find plenty of work directly related to your field. Their pay rates are competitive and payments are released monthly. They offer a number of payment modes so it doesn’t matter in which part of the world you are; your hard earned money will always reach you! Not convinced yet? Here’s more to win you over! Unlike most of the other online writing websites, they offer promotions to writers who produce top-notch papers free from plagiarism. And, promotion means upgraded status to satisfy your self-esteem and BONUS!! Even if you are a new writer but your clients are satisfied with your work, you may be promoted. Cool, right?

If, by now, you are convinced to give it a shot then all you have to do is head over to their website and sign in. Registration process is absolutely free and they offer lifetime membership. It’s a great source to generate a steady income each month. Through their registration process you are assessed for your expertise in English language grammar and writing skills as well as familiarity with different referencing styles. Hence, only the ones with merit can succeed. They provide ample opportunities to learn as you work and their support staff is available 24×7 to guide you further. In return, they only expect you to produce good quality work and comply with the deadlines.

Speaking of the deadlines, if you are already working somewhere or find it difficult to manage time then they also have tasks with longer deadlines. You can always apply for those and work at your own pace. While for the ones like me who get adrenaline rush with short deadlines or who work better when under pressure then there are tasks with super tight deadlines but big money. Fair enough, right?

How’s it to work with WriterBay? My personal experience….

I joined WriterBay in October 2016 on a friend’s recommendation. Initially, I was really not sure how to go about it as the registration process looked tough and had a series of assessment tests. Anyhow, I managed to complete all the steps and my application was successful. I applied for a few interesting tasks and was soon awarded with one that matched my expertise. I got done with it well before the deadline and submitted it. Voila! To my surprise, it was approved within a few days and I could see my first payment glistening on the portal. Needless to say, I was over the moon. This experience actually boosted my morale and strengthened my belief in the authenticity of this website. Up till now I have done a few tasks with WriterBay and the experience has been wonderful. I am free to apply for as many writing jobs as I want and even enjoy the liberty to decline a few if they are beyond my expertise. The support staff is available 24×7 and is extremely cooperative. Recently, I had some issues regarding my selected payment mode so I contacted them for support. They were very accommodating with all my requests and solved the issue within no time. Even as I write this blog, I have a few of their tasks at hand that I am working on at my convenience. The only issue I have so far is that once you apply for a task, the quality assurance department checks if it matches with your qualification before assigning it to you. While it is a good approach but, at times, there are tasks that I am genuinely interested in or have relevant experience while working somewhere previously but just because I do not have a degree in that particular subject, I may not get it. One possibility in this regard could be to allow the writer to upload a related previous work sample so as to judge his or her ability to work on it. All in all, I am enjoying working with WriterBay and really hope to continue working as long as I can.

My Two Cents….

Pros:

  • Competitive rates
  • Flexibility to choose work
  • Timely payments
  • Super helpful support system
  • Zero investment but steady income

Cons:

  • Allotment of work on the basis of your qualification which means that you can often lose tasks with subjects that you do not have a degree in but can easily write on

After this post if you are even a teeny-weeny bit convinced and want to give it a try then all you have to do is visit their website and register. Oh and one more thing! You can also grow your income with their excellent referral program. So, once your application is successful, don’t forget to take your friends on-board. Good luck!

To detox or not to detox…

13 Mar

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Do you know your body is exposed to numerous poisonous substances called contaminants, artificial food constituents, and insecticides that harm our body? We are in continuous interaction with damaging viruses and contaminants. They are present in the water we drink, the food we consume, the air we inhale and so on. It is very tough to escape from them. These toxins are actually a source of numerous health problems that have been introduced in our systems over the years. Worry not! It is easy to get rid of these harmful toxins by a process called ‘Detox’.

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What exactly is a detox?

In simple words, detox is a procedure in which an individual incorporates changes in his or her lifestyle to clear the body of contaminants. These routine changes normally involve refraining from certain injurious things and improving body processes. Some modifications are transitory, for example; following a cleansing regimen while others are long-lasting.

Want to get rid of these toxins in an effective way? Here are a few tips:

1. Opt for Organic Foods

The best way to eliminate toxins from your body is to support the body’s natural cleansing process by reducing its burden and lessening the contaminants you put in the body. Opt for organic food products over junk and other treated foodstuffs.

2. Workout and Meditation

Workout and meditation aid in maintaining a fit body. Working out makes you perspire, and perspiration benefits by releasing contaminants through skin. Also, meditation frees your mind and decreases tension that can be as deadly to your well-being as chemicals.

3. Nutrition

Cleansing your body is not just restricted to what you elude, but is also concerned with what you ingest. Hence, it is important to consume a healthy nutrition. There are numerous foods that help in detoxification such as garlic, lemon, broccoli shoots, beans, and raw vegetables.

4. Enema Kits

The idea of using an enema kit may make you wince at first but it is actually an effective way to get rid of body toxins. It is a technique to flush waste products out of your colon. While there are multiple enema kits available in the market, coffee enemas are a popular choice to be used for the therapeutic treatment for multiple illnesses such as constipation, weariness and liver cleansing.

5. Cleanse the Air You Inhale

Another way to naturally detoxify the body is to breathe in clean air. While it is not possible to control the entire atmosphere, apparently you can control the environment in your house and work spaces. The most reliable way is to invest in an air purifier. However, if a good quality air purifier is a bit too heavy on your pocket then it is best to get a few house plants that act as natural air purifiers.

6. Cleanse Your System With Water

Want to know another cheap yet effective way to detox the body? Just watch out what you drink! Water is perhaps the most valued tool for cleansing your system. The body’s most elementary roles need water. Be it to produce saliva, aid with sweating, and eliminate waste. Drink plenty of water. Replace coffee, tea and sports drinks with a glass of clean water. If you find the taste too bland then add in a few drops of lemon juice or slices of cucumber to your water.

Have you performed a detox of any sort?  Share with me your experience!

Clean your Kitchen Appliances like a pro!

11 Mar

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What’s the toughest part to clean in your home? Especially after a big fat party is over? The kitchen, right? Well, it appears to be the most challenging area to clean from the whole household. Ladies would rather prefer dusting the furniture for hours over cleaning the kitchen appliances. For working women, a convenient option is to hire professional cleaners.

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Nevertheless, here are few tips for cleaning your kitchen appliances within no time, without substantial exertion and even without spending cash on costly scrubbing products.

1. Blender:

Nearly every house has a blender now. Especially if your family loves to consume healthy and fresh juices and foods. While it makes your life easier with some quick blending and mixing, it is a quite tough task to clean it thoroughly. Although it is appealing to put the jug away after pouring out the contents, just add some water and a few drops of liquid detergent. Put it back on the mixer and turn on the appliance for nearly 30 seconds. Everything remaining on the insides of the jug will be effortlessly removed and a simple wash with water will complete the task.

2. Microwave oven:

Talking about cleaning kitchen appliances, nearly all housewives dislike the microwave oven. Why? Simply because they don’t know how to clean it easily and effortlessly. Put some damp paper towels in it, switch it on for some minutes and watch the magic! The vapours these towels produce will aid in removing the tints and the filth easily. Once the towels cool down, take them out of the oven and utilize them for dabbing the inner walls of the oven for getting rid of all grime. Have a foul smelling oven? Put a mug of water with half a cup of lime juice in it and turn on the oven for some minutes. Keep the mixture in there for additional ten minutes. Voila! Your oven will become odourless.

3. Coffee/Tea pot:

Remember the white exquisite tea/coffee pot you got as a present on last Christmas? As beautiful as it looks while placed on your coffee table, it will soon turn into brownish one unless you regularly clean this pot. Worry not! You only need three things to clean it: ice, salt and lemon. Fill the quarter of the pot with ice, then add some lemon juice and around two tablespoons of salt. Spin the pot enclosing this mixture for a few minutes and then wash it with plain water. That’s it!

4. Trash Can:

This is not essentially the most problematic, but certainly the most spiteful area of kitchen cleaning. The unpleasant smell with tough stains make the cleaning task a herculean one. Not anymore! Just use some ice cubes composed of water with equal parts of vinegar, rub these cubes in the trash can and you are done within a minute!

So, how do you clean your kitchen? Share with me your cleaning stories. I’d love to hear from you.