They said that a black man would be President “ when pigs fly”.
Indeed 100 days into Obama’s Presidency …..
…. Swine flu(ew) !!!
There are many popular job portals that are committed to safe and secure job search, and have undertaken strong measures to discourage emails with fraud job offers from reaching the job seekers’ inbox. Still many fraudulent elements are able to break these firewalls and cheat the job seekers. A few tips are appended to make one aware of how to detect such fraud/scam mails and make the job search safer.
A job portal is a platform that brings together Jobseekers and Employers. Normally, they neither recruit nor do act as a labor consultant or employment partner of any employer. The portals are used by numerous corporate, placement companies, and recruitment firms for genuine business purposes. However, sometimes, false job postings are listed online, and non-existing job offers are sent via email to illegally collect personal information and/or money from unsuspecting job seekers.
Indicators to check if an email from an employer/recruiter is a fraud/scam mail:
1. If the name of the company is not heard before, search on Yahoo, Google or MSN to see if the company has a genuine website. Also check if other people have reported that the employer has been involved in job scams previously.
2. If the mail asks for personal, non-work related information such as Credit Card numbers or Bank information over phone or email
3. If the mailer has used free email IDs to contact you or as ‘reply to’ email IDs. For example, if you get a job offer from XYZ Petroleum Company, and their email ID is
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org then it is most probably a fake company. Real companies use their own domain name on their email, and do not use free email providers.
4. If the ‘reply to’ email ID is different from the ‘from’ email ID
5. If the contact telephone numbers are mobile phone numbers
6. If the mailer asks for money-transfers, or payment for any employment/recruitment related purpose, such as immigration and visa processing, travel etc
7. If it offers jobs without a face to face interview
8. If the mail offers jobs you have not applied for
9. If it offers unrealistic amounts of remunerations/benefits
Before responding to such emails, it is strongly recommended that a discreet enquiry to verify the legitimacy of the employer is done. Remember, if you receive any suspicious email communication from a client of the job portal where you have registered, immediately report it to the portal so as to enable them to take corrective action against such abuses.
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‘It’s a natural isotonic beverage, with the
same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood.
It’s the fluid of life, so to speak.’
During the Pacific War of 1941-45, both sides in the
conflict regularly used coconut water – siphoned directly
from the nut – to give emergency plasma transfusions to
Most coconut water is still consumed fresh in tropical
coastal areas – once exposed to air, the liquid rapidly
loses most of its organoleptic and nutritional
characteristics, and begins to ferment.
Coconut Water is More Nutritious than whole milk – Less
fat and NO cholesterol!
Coconut Water is More Healthy than Orange Juice – Much
Coconut Water is Better than processed baby milk- It
contains lauric acid, which is present in human
Coconut water is naturally sterile — Water permeates
though the filtering husk!
Coconut water is a universal donor– Its identical to
human blood plasma
Coconut Water is a Natural Isotonic Beverage – The same
level we have in our blood.
Coconut water has saved lives in 3rd world countries
thru Coconut IV.
Coconut water is the very stuff of Nature,
biologically Pure, full of Natural Sugars, Salts, and
Vitamins to ward off fatigue… and is the next wave of
energy drinks BUT natural!’, according to Mortin
Satin, Chief of the United Nation’s Food &
Coconut water contains more potassium (at about 294 mg)
than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks..
Coconut water has less sodium (25mg) where sports
drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200mg!
Coconut water has 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports
and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars.
Coconut water is very high in Chloride at 118mg;
compared to sports drinks at about 39mg.
Data is based on a 100ml drink*
It seems no occupation is truly safe these days. With major corporations from almost every financial sector reducing their workforce to survive the recession, it’s best to keep your ear to the ground to avoid getting caught off guard. Official budget cuts, business mergers and sharp drops in stocks are all obvious precursors of corporate downsizing, but there are more subtle indications that your job may be in danger. The following clues can send a variety of signals, but in the current economic climate they constitute warning signs that you’re about to be laid off.
≥There are rumors of impending layoffs
Managers typically try to hide the decision to cull their workforce for as long as possible so as not to affect employee morale and risk having their better staff members jump ship prematurely. However, secrets can be hard to keep in an office. That’s why it’s important to heed any talk of company downsizing and consider the rumor one of the signs you’re about to be laid off. This is not to say you should believe every piece of gossip you hear, but people rarely joke about losing their careers.
≠Your workload decreases
Suddenly finding yourself with little to do at the office may seem like a welcome respite at first, but it’s also one of the signs you’re about to be laid off. After all, if no work is coming in, what reason does your employer have to keep you and your colleagues around? You should be particularly mindful of the type of assignments you’re given. If you notice your current position shifting from ambitious projects to tedious administrative tasks, there’s a good chance your boss is in the process of fazing you out.
µNew projects are outsourced
The reason why company outsourcing is one of the signs you’re about to be laid off is that it renders your job obsolete. Your employer may be trying to streamline production by replacing you and your department with a cheaper alternative. Similarly, you might want to dust off your resume if your direct supervisor and more prominent colleagues suddenly get transferred to another office. Mass relocation usually indicates your branch is about to close down, and if the powers that be haven’t made you an offer, it’s possible you didn’t make their cut
¥New projects are canceled
Calling off new ventures is generally not a measure of choice for businesses, but one of last resort. After all, such undertakings are an essential part of corporate growth, and companies rarely abandon promising enterprises unless they’re experiencing financial difficulties. That’s why you should consider the cancellation of multiple projects one of the major signs you’re about to be laid off. This includes hiring freezes and aborted training sessions, both of which indicate unexpected budgetary restrictions. Furthermore, without new contracts, your workload is likely to decrease, which often leads to downsizing.
±You’re asked to share your files
Some of the most obvious signs you’re about to be laid off occur when employers try to ensure they can fill the void after you’re gone. For example, your manager may suddenly ask you to share your client list with another salesperson or to train a colleague in your various tasks. It might be a good idea to send out a few job applications if the technical support team starts tinkering with your computer to remove all your passwords and copy your data.
©Your boss can’t look you in the eye
The decision to take away a worker’s livelihood can weigh heavily on some employers, and the burden often affects their demeanor. That’s why it’s important that you check your direct supervisor’s body language for signs you’re about to be laid off. If your boss suddenly avoids you, turns quiet whenever you’re around or takes longer to answer your e-mail, he or she may know something you don’t. This is especially true of the more casual managers who tend to develop particularly friendly relationships with their employees.
Recognize the signs
These six warning signs you’re about to be laid off will help you get a head start should the worst happen, but it’s important you be cautious and pragmatic when assessing the situation. Obviously, you don’t want to jump the gun and quit your job on an unsubstantiated hunch — especially not during a recession. At the same time, you should keep in mind that it’s considerably easier to find a new position before you’re faced with unemployment. That’s why you need to stay alert and levelheaded at all times. Your livelihood depends on it.
A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a grave.
The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity and kept repeating, “Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die?”
The first man approached him and said, “Sir, I don’t wish to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I’ve ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child? A parent?”
The mourner took a moment to collect himself,
….. “My wife’s first husband”
The recession and it’s repercussions on IT market globally and more so on India had it’s say on the Matrimonial market also. It is evident from the picture appended.
This snapshot is from BharatMatrimony.com one of the world leaders in web based matrimony services where the parents of this mallu girl who is just a B Pharm graduate is saying …’Software Engineers please excuse’…
This is quite a paradigm shift in the Matrimony market where doctors and other professionally qualified brides were queuing up for IT professionals who were just like hot cakes in the market.
God save IT and IT professionals !!!