September 29, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth



"By far, the most terrifying film you will ever see.", proclaims this movie's trailer. Certainly it does a terrific job.

We went to see the movie on the opening week. But, it was all booked out. First time (in Adelaide in these 17 months!) ever I have seen that a movie is all booked out. We had to come back disappointed.

Then came the free tickets right behind us. Carbon Planet, in conjunction with the Solar Shop and Desert EcoSystems offered free tickets to me and four of my friends to a very special
(FREE) screening of the movie. Thanks guys for the movie, snacks and drinks!

Al Gore just wakes you up and asks you to take some action NOW. I think that is the most useful job he can do right now. He chose the Cinema as the right medium.

In a typical hollywood narration, Al Gore blends his personal setbacks with his lifelong commitment to advocate the effects of global warming across the planet. With scientific facts and stunning , glorius animations he narrrates the climate crisis from end-to-end.

Well, Google rates the movie at 4.1 out of 5 based on 23 external reviews, why dont you see it for yourself.

And what more, you can watch the movie for FREE. Visit http://www.sharethetruth.us/free// to know more.

Here's the Gem. You can download the actual presentation of Al Gore's (230 MB). [Right-click and choose Save as..]

Go. Watch. Get enlightened. Then, ACT!

An update from Vivienne says you can also purchase fully certified carbon credits from CarbonPlanet (as well as climatecrisis.net) to remove their impact on Global Warming.

September 18, 2006

Top Strategies for Successful Job hunting

Image courtesy: www.bigtimer.com

Read this story on rediff Job hunting? Top strategies. This article highlights the common pitfalls that almost every job hunter undergoes and elucidates best strategies for job hunting to end up in a well paying job.

So, what are the effective tips..

1. Joining a professional association - In my opinion, this is a big habit everyone must get used to. Attend business meets / conferences / networking dinners etc.

2. Yes for (sensible) Orkut - Find people who share similar interests with you. Network and ask tips from people whom you would like to work with.

3. Attend college alumni meets - Or find your old friend and just e-mail saying "Hello", get to know what they are working on.

4. Register with a recruiter/job consultant - just in case to check if your application, CV etc are up to the standard, required industry format.

5. Do your own research - try by all means. Devise your own strategies. If something doesn't work, quickly change or adapt.

6. Target prospective employers - send open applications.

7. Start giving interviews - Never mind if you dont suceed. At least fix up 2 or 3 interviews per week, you will learn the strategies by yourself.

8. Have mentors; Seek guidance.

9. I will advise you to read the book, "What color is your Parachute 2006" edition and visit the official Jobhunters bible site

10. Never give up - It is not that you are a faulty apple. Just you have not found the right customer to buy you.

Also look at Texas Work Force Job Hunter's Guide

Two excellent guides - one for students and one for experienced jobseekers