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Killer tips for your new resume

Resumes could have much nicer, cleaner, more readable resumes if they would have been tweaked a bit. And none of these tweaks are hard to accomplish. So, let's start.

1. DON'T use a general resume. You cannot successfully use the same resume to apply to several different jobs. Your resume should be custom written for each job you are targeting. When you send out something generic, it shows apathy and lack of motivation. This is NOT the impression you want to send to your potential employers.

2. Start with an attractive layout. Use bold and italics to highlight key points. Not recommended downloadable templates because they are very generic and dull. Get creative but not crazy. You can use a little touch of color if you are modest.

3. Use a bulleted style to make your resume more reader-friendly. Given that employers screen resumes for between 2.5 and 20 seconds, they will find your resume a lot more readable if you use bullet points instead of paragraph style. It's just easie…

10 time saving hacks for Win XP

1. Create your Sleep button in Windows XPYou could activate Stand By or Hibernate mode from the Shut Down Windows dialog box. An alternative to this method is to create your own Sleep button by creating a shortcut on your desktop. Here's how.

1. Right-click on the desktop.
2. Select New Shortcut.
3. Type rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState in the text box.
4. Click Next.
5. Type Sleep in the text box and click Finish.

Now when you click the Sleep icon, Windows XP will put the computer into either Stand By or Hibernate mode depending on how the When I Press The Sleep Button On My Computer setting is configured on the Advanced tab of the Power Options Properties dialog box.2. Liven up your desktop with Windows XP's animated pointer schemes.
Windows XP has a variety of built-in animated pointer schemes. Here's how you can start using some of these little-known tricks. Here's how.

1. Go to Start Control Panel and double-click the Mouse tool to access the Mouse Properties dia…

Tips to kill depression

Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away.

Depression, however, could be more fatal than just plain loneliness. It could render life-long consequences that could ruin your self-esteem, health, and well-being. Here are some superb tips to conquer the melancholy mood and get the most bliss out of your daily activities.

1) Get Enough Light & Sunshine. Lack of exposure to sunlight is responsible for the secretion of the hormone melatonin, which could trigger a dispirited mood & a lethargic condition. Melatonin is only produced in the dark. It lowers the body temperature and makes you feel sluggish. If you are always cooped up in your room (with the curtains closed), it would be difficult to restrain yourself from staying in bed. This is the reason why many people are suffering from depression much more often in winter than in the other seasons.…

How did '@' originate?

ALL OF A SUDDEN, you see that little sign everywhere - on business cards, with bylines in newspapers, in TV. Those who keep up with the information age may know that it is used for e-mail addresses; the code you write when you send an electronic letter from your computer via modem and telephone.

But what is it called, and how did it originate?
In Sweden it is popularly known as "cinnamon bun", "a-hose", "elephant's ear" etc. In France it is called "arobas" (meaning unknown) or "a roulé", in Holland "apestaart" (monkey tail), in Italy "chiocciola" (snail) and in Israel "shtrudel".

In English it is formally called commercial at or at-sign and has been used for a long time in the sense "at a price of ...(each)": "3 barrels @ $200." Eventually it also took on the locative sense of the word "at".

The @-sign is definitely not a child of the computer age - its history goes far back…

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