Archive for: March 2013

Six Tips To Improve Your Resume

There probably isn’t a person who ever applied for a job who didn’t heed the maxim, “Dress for the job you want.” But when it comes to the resumes that the carry with them to an interview or that precede them in response to an ad, many personnel managers have to wonder what exactly they are aspiring to. This article will serve as a primer to help you make your resume fit the job you want to have.

1. Don’t be too far out.

We’ve heard it all before, to make a resume stand out you need to put it on a kite, include cookies, send it via carrier pigeon, or something else unusual. The truth is, resumes like this usually end up on a list of “don’ts” concerning how to submit them.

job-search2. Be neat.

It might seem obvious but this is one rule that is great in theory, but often doesn’t get carried out in practice. For whatever reason resumes collect coffee rings, smudges, and other unsightly marks that show carelessness. When resumes like this make their way to an employer’s desk it makes them wonder what your work will be like.

3. Be honest and accurate.

It’s a good idea to show yourself in the best possible light, but don’t add information that is blatantly false. Eventually, you’re going to get caught, and probably fired for it. You should also make sure that your resume is accurate in terms of spelling, dates, and other information.

4. It takes a set.

It might seem obvious, but when you send your resume make sure that the paper and envelope match, and that the ink you use is black. Neatness is what most often gets attention, not showmanship. Smearing your resume with feces will certainly get attention too, but not the kind you want.

5. Keep it to one page.

There is a lot of debate over this one, especially from those folks who argue that a one page resume isn’t practical, and that just their education or experience wouldn’t fit on a single page, but resumes are often read while an executive is on the phone or other activities. Keep it as short as possible at this stage. Use the interview for details.

6. Keep it on business.

A lot of resumes spend time presenting information of a personal nature, but unless this information has to do with the work applied for in some way, don’t include it. If your hobby is bookbinding and the job includes bookbinding or something similar in the field, include it, but otherwise, leave it out.

Many people approach the job of putting together a resume like it is intended to get them a job. It’s not. The job of the resume is to get you an interview. That’s all. Much of the detail that many people are tempted to put in a resume should be saved for the interview. Regardless of the information you present and where you present it, your mission is to put yourself, your work history, and your education in the brightest possible light. Done this way your chances at scoring a job will outshine everyone else.

New Study Shows Universe is Older Than Previously Thought

According to brand new scientific research, the universe is 100 million years older than prior estimates have gauged. Emerging statistical analysis from the European Space Agency has revealed that the universe is 13.8 billions years old. The evidence stems from data gathered by the Planck spacecraft in a project that began in 2009. The accumulation of information was focused on measuring the trace residuum of microwave radiation that has lingered throughout the universe since originating as a byproduct of the Big Bang.

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The new study is unique from its predecessors, because it compiled the most comprehensive collection of data on the existence of microwave remnants. Previous studies have attempted to map out the radiation, but none have amassed such concrete substance. This is because the Planck vessel is equipped with significantly higher degrees of sensitivity for measuring the finite fluctuations in temperature that are indicative of compacted space. These dense sections represent unexpanded galaxies and star systems near the origin point of the Big Bang. Following the wavelength shifts of the microwaves has allowed for the most accurate measurement of the universe’s age that has ever been made. There are a bevy of inherent implications that generate alongside this advancement in knowledge.

A primary shift in human understanding of the universe is the accompanying protraction in the universe’s growth rate. Inevitably, expansion would have had to occur at a slower rate to reach its current size, since more time has to be allotted into the formula for calculating the speed of universal increase. This slower expansion confounds the currently accepted definitions of time by altering the dimensional dynamic to facilitate an imperceptible reduction in the pace of light travel. Gravitational pulls have also been proven to have a much more prominent influence on galactic arrangements than earlier studies have estimated; their delicate presences were detectable in nearly every aspect of the universe’s procurement.

Furthermore, the Planck’s research was able to track cosmic activity to almost the exact moment of the universe’s beginning. This is the closest view of the Big Bang that mankind has ever glimpsed. It pinpoints motion within an infinitesimally small percentage of a nanosecond after the moment the universe outwardly expanded its size by exponents of a trillion.

The full scientific insinuations of the research have yet to be completely released. The project has been conducted over the course of four years, and the research that has been publicly analyzed only comprises the first fifteen months of the mission. The recorded information will continue to be dissected and disseminated to the masses; however, the data from the earliest stage of existence has yet to be released.

Solid definitions of the universe’s compositional make-up are now more precisely determined than any point in all of human history. The statistics released demonstrate that all quantifiable matter represents less than one-twentieth of the entire cosmos. This statistic encompasses every star, planet and galaxy. Dark matter accounts for 26.8 percent of space. The presence of dark matter can only be measured by the bends in gravitational pull it can cause, because it does not respond to light in any known way. The majority of the universe consists of dark energy, which amounts to 69 percent of its composition. This element promotes faster universal expansion and is unaffected by gravity.