Wednesday, 12 December 2012

How to write a Resume

A resume is one of the most vital tools for a job aspirant. The ideal resume is something which concisely puts forth an overview of the overall capabilities, potential and experience of an individual.
While it may seem that writing an effective resume requires some magical formula, it only warrants a logical approach. Read on to know how you can write a powerful resume.

1. Read Sample Resumes
If you have no idea about how to write a resume, then probably the best thing you can do is pick up a sample resume or the resume of your friend. Do note that the sample resume should only be used to understand the overall structure of a resume.

2. Ch
oose a Layout
A resume can be laid out in a variety of formats namely chronological, functional or a combination. A chronological resume focuses on your professional experience and is ideal for people who have progressed in a single career stream. A functional resume focuses on skills rather than experience and is ideal for people who have worked in a variety of jobs. A combination resume is a hybrid between the two styles and is ideal for dynamic professionals.

3. Make it Crisp
Economy of words is of prime importance while writing a resume. A resume is meant to give a quick overview of a job seeker to the employer and wordiness would beat the entire purpose of the resume. Lay out your resume in bulleted format with short points.

4. Customize It
An ideal resume is tailored as per the requirements of the employer. Your resume should very well emphasize your attributes which are required by the potential employer. The order of your qualifications and skills should also be set as per the job requirements.

5. Put the Recent First
While stating your professional experience and educational qualifications, you should always put down the most recent one first and the older ones should follow in a reverse chronological order.

6. Spell Check
One of the things that are most scorned upon and can instantly put you out of consideration for a job is misspelled words. Impeccable grammar and correct spellings are a prerequisite, irrespective of what job profile you may be applying for.

7. Fonts
Resume should ideally be in typed format. One of the biggest blunders one can do with a resume is with the choice of fonts. A resume should be written in only one font which looks to be professional and minimalistic. Calibri, Times New Roman, Helvetica and Tahoma are some good fonts for resume writing.

A resume is mostly the first point of contact between you and your potential employer. This piece of document can make all the difference between getting an interview and not even being considered for a job.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Create a desktop shortcut to a website

You can use Firefox to create a shortcut on your computer's desktop to a page you've visited:
  1. Resize the Firefox window so you can see both your computer's desktop and the Firefox window on the same screen.
  2. Click on the site icon next to the Location bar, i.e. where the web address (URL) is shown.
  3. While still holding the mouse button down, move the pointer to the desktop, then release the mouse button. The shortcut will be created. 
You can also drag and drop items to the desktop from the Bookmarks menu and the Bookmarks and History sidebar to create shortcuts.
If you open the shortcut you made, your default browser will open, and display the page for which you made the shortcut. If you want to make Firefox your default browser, see How to make web links open in Firefox by default.
In addition, there may be third-party Firefox extensions that can help you. For more information on searching for and installing extensions, see Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox.

Mobile keyboard shortcuts - Perform common tasks using the keyboard

This is a list of keyboard shortcuts in Mozilla Firefox for Android.
Command Shortcut
Moving around a page
Move down
Move up
Page down Spacebar
Reload Menu + + Enter
Forward Menu + + Enter

Use mouse shortcuts to perform common tasks in Firefox

This is a list of the most common mouse shortcuts in Mozilla Firefox.
Command Shortcut
Back Shift+Scroll Down
Forward Shift+Scroll up
Zoom In Ctrl+Scroll up
Zoom Out Ctrl+Scroll down
Close Tab Middle-click on Tab
Open link in new Tab Middle-click on Link
New Tab Double-Click on Tab Bar
Open in Background Tab* Ctrl+Left-click link
Middle-click link
Open in Foreground Tab* Ctrl+Shift+Left-click
Open in New Window Shift+Left-click link
Copy Tab or Bookmark Ctrl+Drag tab
Reload (override cache) Shift+Reload button
Save Page As Alt+Left-click
Scroll line by line Alt+Scroll

* The Open Foreground and Background Tab shortcuts will be switched if the When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately setting is enabled in the Tabs settings panel.

Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly


Command Shortcut
Back Alt +
Forward Alt +
Shift + Backspace
Home Alt + Home
Open File Ctrl + O
Reload F5
Ctrl + R
Reload (override cache) Ctrl + F5
Ctrl + Shift + R
Stop Esc

Current Page

Command Shortcut
Go to Bottom of Page End
Go to Top of Page Home
Move to Next Frame F6
Move to Previous Frame Shift + F6
Print Ctrl + P
Save Page As Ctrl + S
Zoom In Ctrl + +
Zoom Out Ctrl + -
Zoom Reset Ctrl + 0


Command       Shortcut
Copy         Ctrl + C
Cut         Ctrl + X
Delete          Del
Paste         Ctrl + V
Redo         Ctrl + Y
Select All         Ctrl + A
Undo         Ctrl + Z


Command Shortcut
Find Ctrl + F
Find Again F3
Ctrl + G
Find Previous Shift + F3
Ctrl + Shift + G
Quick Find within link-text only '
Quick Find /
Close the Find or Quick Find bar Esc - when the Find or Quick Find bar is focused
Search bar Ctrl + K
Ctrl + E
Select or Manage Search Engines Alt +
Alt +
- when Search Bar is focused

Windows & Tabs

Some of these shortcuts require the currently selected tab to be "in focus." Currently, the only way to do this is to select an adjacent object and "tab into" the current tab, for instance, by hitting Alt + D to select the address bar, and then Shift + Tab twice.
Command Shortcut
Close Tab Ctrl + W
Ctrl + F4
- except for App Tabs
Close Window Ctrl + Shift + W
Alt + F4
Move Tab in focus Left Ctrl +
Ctrl +
Move Tab in focus Right Ctrl +
Ctrl +
Move Tab in focus to start Ctrl + Home
Move Tab in focus to end Ctrl + End
New Tab Ctrl + T
New Window Ctrl + N
Next Tab Ctrl + Tab
Ctrl + Page Down
Open Address in New Tab Alt + Enter - from Location Bar or Search Bar
Previous Tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Ctrl + Page Up
Undo Close Tab Ctrl + Shift + T
Undo Close Window Ctrl + Shift + N
Select Tab 1 to 8 Ctrl + 1to8
Select Last Tab Ctrl + 9
Tab Groups View Ctrl + Shift + E
Close Tab Groups View Esc
Next Tab Group Ctrl + ` - only for some keyboard layouts
Previous Tab Group Ctrl + Shift + ` - only for some keyboard layouts


Command Shortcut
History sidebar Ctrl + H
Library window (History) Ctrl + Shift + H


Command Shortcut
Bookmark All Tabs Ctrl + Shift + D
Bookmark This Page Ctrl + D
Bookmarks sidebar Ctrl + B
Ctrl + I
Library window (Bookmarks) Ctrl + Shift + B


Command Shortcut
Downloads Ctrl + J
Add-ons Ctrl + Shift + A
Developer Toolbar Shift + F2
Web Console Ctrl + Shift + K
Inspect Ctrl + Shift + I
Responsive Design View Ctrl + Shift + M
Debugger Ctrl + Shift + S
Scratchpad Shift + F4
Style Editor Shift + F7
Page Source Ctrl + U
Error Console Ctrl + Shift + J

Toggle Private Browsing Ctrl + Shift + P
Clear Recent History Ctrl + Shift + Del


Command Shortcut
Complete .com Address Ctrl + Enter
Complete .net Address Shift + Enter
Complete .org Address Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Delete Selected Autocomplete Entry Del
Toggle Full Screen F11
Toggle Menu Bar (when hidden) Alt
Show/Hide Add-on Bar Ctrl + /
Caret Browsing F7
Select Location Bar F6
Alt + D
Ctrl + L
Stop GIF Animation Esc - after the page has been completely loaded

Media shortcuts (Ogg and WebM Videos Only)

Command Shortcut
Toggle Play / Pause Space bar
Decrease volume
Increase volume
Mute audio Ctrl +
Unmute audio Ctrl +
Seek back 15 seconds
Seek back 10 % Ctrl +
Seek forward 15 seconds
Seek forward 10 % Ctrl +
Seek to the beginning Home
Seek to the end End

Use Facebook And Twitter Without Internet Connection

If you want to use facebook and twitter without internet connection, then follow these steps:-

You can use text messages.

For Twitter

To tweet, first you need to enable your mobile phone on, so do it now.
Go to your Twitter homepage, then Head to “Settings” and then “Mobile.” Insert your Mobile number under “Activate Twitter text messaging,” and then you’ll have to text “GO” to the number 40404.
Once you’ve done that, you should receive a text message telling you that your phone is now activated. You should also see new settings on the webpage that allow you to enable or disable text notifications.

Now, to tweet, just write a text and send it to 40404.

To find out more about how to use other Twitter functionalities without an Internet connection, check Twitter’s official guide.

For Facebook 

If you’re more of a Facebook fan,. You can update your status via SMS as well and the social network also gives you the ability to subscribe to your friends’ updates and even use Facebook chat. Again, to access these functionalities, you first need to link your mobile phone to your Facebook account.
Log into and go to your “Account Settings,” which you can find under the arrow next to your name on the top bar. Then go to “Mobile,” introduce your number and click on “Activate Text Messaging.” You’ll have to select your country and your carrier. Once you’ve done that, follow the instructions on the screen and text the letter “F” to the number 32665.
Finally, you will receive a confirmation number on your phone. Insert that number on the page. You should then receive a text message that will confirm that your phone is activated.

Now, to update your status, you simply have to write it in a text and send it to 32665.

That's It. 

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