Saturday, January 4, 2020
Top 10 Tips On How Not To Get Fat At Work Top 10 Tips On How Not To Get Fat At WorkPosted October 13, 2011, by Josie Chun For most of us who work in office jobs, staying fit and healthy when youre sitting at your desk all day can be a bit of a challenge, and the extra kilos can departure to creep on. You know you have to start worrying when your backside starts resembling the shape of your chair seat. Research has shown that the longer we spend sitting, the greater our chances of dying prematurely from heart disease and other causes and thats even if we exercise regularly. Its bad enough that many of us spend most of our days sitting at our computers, talking on the phone or sitting around in meetings but many of us then go home and sit in front of the TV for hours at a time. We all know what were supposed to do eat plenty of fruit and vegies, exercise, dont eat sugary and fatty foods. But as you sit at your desk feeling bored and peckish, the bickie tin and muffin tray can act lik e a siren call, and going to the gym after work can be the last thing you feel like after a long, tiring day. But this is your health were talking about, and its worth making the effort. Its all about developing healthy habits and you might find yourself looking and feeling so much better that you dont even miss your donut-munching, couch potato ways. Here are a few tips to get you started 1. Eat a good breakfast Kickstart your day with a nutritious, filling breakfast that will carry you through to lunch. Many popular cereals are loaded with sugar so try unsweetened muesli with yoghurt and honey, oatmeal, or wholemeal toast with eggs or beans the extra protein will keep hunger at bay and keep your energy levels steady. Whatever you do, avoid the coffee-and-danish after the initial hit your sugar levels will plummet and youll be gnawing on your obere extremitt by mid-morning. 2. Get off your chair You dont have to be an avid gym junkie to get exercise any incidental movement thro ughout the day helps. Its all about muscle contraction anything goes as long as youre not just sitting in your chair. That means you should get up and walk around regularly, even if its just for a stretch and a jaunt down the hallway. Walk over to your colleagues desk rather than sending an email, and take the stairs rather than the lift, even if its just for a floor or two. Some workplaces are even introducing height-adjustable desks so people can stand while theyre working, which could become a common workplace practice in the future. 3. Make healthy lunch choices There are many healthy lunch choices available at most delis and cafes, from sushi to salad and wholegrain sandwiches. Be sure to include some protein in your lunch, as this will fill you up more. Even better, make your own lunchat work or bring it in. Leftovers from the
Monday, December 30, 2019
IMECE 2015 to Feature Three Conference-Wide Plenary Sessions IMECE 2015 to Feature Three Conference-Wide Plenary Sessions IMECE 2015 to Feature Three Conference-Wide Plenary Sessions Subhendu Ghosh The ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) this November will encompass a variety of special events, including three Conference-Wide Plenary Sessions that are sure to be of interest to all IMECE attendees. This years IMECE will take distributions-mix from Nov. 13 to 19 at the Hilton Americas Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The first Conference-Wide Plenary, to be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 830 a.m. to 1000 a.m., will feature Subhendu Ghosh, executive vice president of global engineering and design for TATA Technologies Ltd. Ghosh has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and engineering service delivery industry. He joined TATA Motors Ltd. (then TELCO ) as a graduate engineer trainee in 1981. Sixteen years later, he moved to TATA Technologies Ltd., where he has been involved in delivering engineering and design services to customers worldwide and has helped develop the companys innovative Global Engagement Model (GEM) delivery methodology. Hai Wang The following day, Hai Wang, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University, will present the second plenary session. Dr. Wangs research interests are in renewable energy conversion, catalysis and combustion. His current research focuses on theories and applications of nanoparticles and nanostructures for rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, combustion simulations, and nanocatalysis. Wang is the author and coauthor of numerous papers for such publications as Combustion and Flame, Physical Review Letters, and Science magazine, and is the co-editor of Combustion Generated Fine Carbonaceous Particles. He is currently a member of the Frontiers in Energy and Proce edings of the Combustion Institute editorial boards and a former member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion and Flame. Wangs presentation will take place from 830 a.m. to 1000 a.m. John Elbon The third Congress-Wide Plenary, to be held Thursday, Nov. 19 from 1130 a.m. to 1230 p.m., will be presented by John Elbon, vice president and general manager for Boeing Space Exploration. Elbon oversees the strategic direction of Boeings civil space programs and the support of NASA programs, such as the International Space Station (ISS), Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program, and the Space Launch System. Elbon had previously served as vice president and program manager for Boeings Commercial Programs, where he managed the companys efforts on NASAs Commercial Crew Space Act. He has also served as Boeings vice president of systems integration for the U.S. Armys Future Combat Systems, and the Boeing program manager for such NASA programs as Constellation, ISS, and the Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) contract at Kennedy Space Center. For more information on the Conference-Wide Plenary Sessions and the other activities taking place at ASMEs 2015 IMECE International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, visit www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2015.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
This Cover Letter Trick Can Double Your bewerberinterview RequestsThis Cover Letter Trick Can Double Your Interview RequestsThis Cover Letter Trick Can Double Your Interview RequestsSometimes a compelling titelblatt letter is all you need to double your interviews.As a volunteer job counselor for Jobindex.dk, the Danish equivalent to Monster, I try to help people who are finding it difficult to get into the Danish job market find work. Recently I worked with a client, lets call zu sich Alicia, who had tried everything to find a job but welches still coming up empty.Alicia was not a native Dane and hardly spoke the language, so it certainly complicated matters further and limited the jobs she could apply for. Alicia had a profile that would be attractive to quite a few employers and she had received some interview requests however, after more than 100 job applications and she was starting to wear down.A cover letter made the differenceAlicia had quite a good resume that followed the H arvard style with the following elements A short summary showcasing her main skills and experiences, which changed with every job to closely match the job ad albeit still within reason of what she could actually do for the company.A list of her relevant jobs describing responsibilities in a text string and achievements in bullets.A list of her education highlighting main courses, thesis and any honors she received.A skills and language section.The problem was her cover letter. Even though Alicia edited it so the experience and results would match the job ad, the cover still seemed quite generic. Alicia included a small section stating why she wanted to work for the specific company however, it was not linked to an overall theme and just appeared to be saying nice things about the company. In short, the cover letter was not getting it done.Cover letter tips Start with the painTo try and make a bigger impact on recruiters and hiring managers, we agreed to make a change to the cover le tter similar to what Liz Ryan would ask you to do in a pain letter.For each job application, we started out by describing the challenges (i.e. the pains) of the industry and of the company Alicia was applying for. We then added some company-specific challenges and how Alicia, as a finance professional, could help solve those pains. We then got specific and used 3-5 of the responsibilities from the job ad and linked them with Alicias past results at previous companies.We used statements like I will take charge of your annual reporting or I will drive your budget process and backed each statement up with how Alicia had done this at previous companies to give them credibility.This section made up the bulk of Alicias the cover letter, but it wouldnt have worked as well without the first part. This first part put Alicia in the hiring managers head by demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of his or her problems. We rounded off the cover letter with why Alicia wanted to work for the specific company, again linking it to the pains highlighted at the beginning.The final section simply asked for the interview. Instead of saying Im really looking forward to hearing from you, we said I would very much like to discuss this position further and can be reached at phone number.Immediate resultsUp until we changed Alicias cover letter she applied for 115 jobs, was invited for a respectable 10 interviews (8.7% response rate) and made it to three final interviews. Since we switched cover letter strategies, Alicia has applied for 29 jobs, been invited for six interviews (20.7% response rate) and made it to four final interview rounds. Its very important to note here that we didnt change a thing in her resume, so the results are truly due to a change in the cover letter.I am happy to say that Alicia received two job offers shortly after we tried this new approach and has now been happily working in her dream job for the past five monthsThere are certainly more methods to getting a job than job applications, and some would even argue that online job applications can be a waste of time. However, it really depends on the job market, your schauplatz and your specific job goals. Following these cover letter tips, leveraging your network, attending networking events and contacting hiring managers and recruiters will only make your job search more effective.Need help with your resume and cover letter? Our TopResume writers can helpRelated Articles
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Magnets Make the Motor Magnets Make the Motor Magnets Make the MotorManufacturers need light, extremely strong magnets to power electric-vehicle maschines, and they have long relied on the rare-earth metals neodymium and dysprosium to create them. But those metals are expensive and subject to wild price jumps and shaky supply chainsproblems that have become more acute as demand for electric cars grows.Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory say theyve found a solution. They recently built a powerful EV maschine that uses common ferrite magnets rather than those made from the rare earth metals, which can cost up to 30 times more per pound.The new motor achieves 75 percent higher power than comparably sized commercial EV motors, the researchers said, and it could be ready for mass production in a year.Our main target was to reach the same or higher power density, keep within the same volume, and use cheaper magnets, said Tim Burress, project leader at ORNL.Most electric motors inc lude two main components the stator, which is stationary, and the rotor, which moves. Like fruchtwein stators, ORNLs was made from thin, laminated sheets of steel that form a hollow cylinder. A series of copper coils line the cylinder and produce a magnetic field when charged. The rotor sits inside the cylinder, surrounded by a series of magnets and attached to an axle. The stator and rotor repel each other magnetically, causing the rotor and axle to spin.ORNL researcher Tim Burress works on a prototype EV motor that uses magnets made from iron. Image ORNLTo reduce costs, the researchers used ferrite magnets that are readily available from most suppliers. Their finished magnets cost $3 a pound, compared with $90 per pound for those made from neodymium and dysprosium. Back in 2010, the prices of both metals skyrocketed after China, the main supplier of the metals, limited the export of rare-earth minerals.While prices have since dropped, they are still high and subject to sudden chan ges. But the researchers still had a problem. Ferrite-based magnets are up to 10 times weaker than rare earth magnets. It can take up to 10 times more ferrite than neodymium to make a magnet of equal strengthand that can make a magnet so heavy it flies out of the rotor, said Jason Pries, an ORNL research associate who worked closely with Burress.ORNLs rotor, for example, includes 16 magnets. Each of them weighs 175 gramsalmost four times the weight of the neodymium-dysprosium magnets in the rotor of a 2015 Toyota Prius motor, which the researchers used for performance comparisons.To secure the heavy magnets, the researchers machined bevels into the magnets and slipped them into S-shaped slots in the rotor. An epoxy prevented the magnets from bouncing around.The team offset the extra weight of the magnets by reducing the mass of steel and copper in the rotor. The motor weighed only about one pound more than the Prius motor, a difference manufacturers can live with, Burress said. The total cost of the magnets in the ORNL motor was $20, compared with $150 for the Prius motor.ORNLs motor was also more powerful. It generated 103 kW (138 hp) at 9,000 rpm, compared with the Prius 60 kW (80 hp) at the same speed. The researchers attribute the performance gains to powerful modeling, simulation and design tools, and the new class of optimized ferrite compounds. Optimization was the key to making this work, Pries said.Read the latest issue of Mechanical Engineering Magazine.Our main target was to reach the same or higher power density, keep within the same volume, and use cheaper magnets.Tim Burress, ORNL
Monday, December 16, 2019
7 Things Job Seekers Do That Seem Weird to Employers7 Things Job Seekers Do That Seem Weird to EmployersWhile its certain that every job seeker has his own unique job search style, there are some things you should never, ever do when youre on the hunt for a new gig. In fact, doing some things that might seem perfectly normal to you just might prevent you from landing a job, much less an bewerbungsinterview.Here are seven things job seekers do that seem weird to employers1. You show up unannounced.You found a job listing that you know in your heart of hearts was made just for you. This was confirmed during the job interview in which you knew for sure that this job wasyours. Thing is, after your job interview, theemployer didnt respond. So you take it upon yourself to show up at the companys headquarters anyway to land an impromptu second job interview. After all, dont prospective bosses like people who show tenacity and a passion for the position?Um, no. If you decide to forge ahead a nd go to the companys offices, not only is it unlikely that the hiring manager will be free at that moment to meet with you, but it will look like you dont know proper protocol, which is to wait until youre sent a request for another interview. Plus, you might scare off the hiring manager (hello, restraining order).2. You set your terms and conditions too soon.Sure, every job seeker wants to know how much a position pays before going through the lengthy process of interviewing, just to find out that the salary is subpar. Thats why some job seekers might include a line or two in their cover letter that states something like I am not interested in a position that pays under X amount of money or doesnt offer a full range of benefits, including flexible work.While its good to know what you want (and be vocal about it), theres a time and a place to negotiate salary, benefits, and perks, which is typically after youve been offered a job. Stating your terms before a hiring manager has even interviewed you can come across as rude and arrogant, and definitely wont be looked upon favorably.3. You send gifts.Lets face it youre tired of job searching. So when you finally land an interview for a job you really want, you figure you can sweeten the deal- and expedite the interviewing process- by sending in a small token of your esteem to your potential employer.You figure it will show how much you want the position and thank him for his time, too. But sending in gifts can look like youre kissing up to your boss-to-be, which is never a good thing. In lieu of flowers, candy, or a swanky cigar, asimple thank-you emailpost-interview will suffice.4. Youre willing to work for free.Of all the oops that you can commit during yourjob search, this one might be the most innocent- and most common. After all, many potential employers will often give qualified candidates a test or some type of work to perform to gauge how good of a worker they might be and how they manage deadlines (and i f it is a work-from-home position, how they self-manage). So offering to work for free so a potential employer can see the caliber of your work and that you truly want the position seems to make sense.But taking a test given to you by a hiring manager and flat-out offering to work for free are two different things entirely. Its actually illegal for people who are not employees of an organization to do free work, so your employer cant even accept your offer even if he wants to. Save your excellent work ethic for when you are in the middle of a job interview and are asked to perform a work-related task instead.5. You send in a picture of yourself.While it might be the Age of the Selfie, sending in a snapshot of yourself to accompany your resume is never a good idea. Although it is common for employers outside of the U.S. to require a picture with a job application, its frowned upon stateside.Why? Well, for starters, what you look like has no bearing on how well you can perform the dut ies of the position. And on top of that, it opens up a can of worms (and potential lawsuits) for employers if a job candidate sends in their application with a picture and then claim that they werent hired due to discrimination based on how they look. Let your resume and cover letter speak for you and your potential as an employee, and leave your looks out of it.6. You get too personal.Even if you hit it off with your interviewer, and you feel a casual, friendly vibe between the two of you, keep it professional. Your interviewer might ask about what you do for fun, but dont take it too far. For example, showing photos of kids, pet, or partner can come off wrong. Mentioning your political opinions or even your feelings about a local establishment should be avoided. behauptung things are too personal and unrelated to your job interview.7. You display inappropriate or out-of-place behavior.Putting your feet up. Eating. Hugging the interviewer. Checking or answering your phone. Dont do these things. Even if they makeyou feel more comfortable, your interviewer is sure to be unimpressed. These sorts of behavior are out of place in an interview environment. Keep your wits about you, and dont let an effort to seem relaxed make you seem unsuited for the job.In an effort to land a job, some job seekers might goof and make some of these mistakes. But if you follow the protocols as dictated by the job description (and common sense), youll land a job thats right for you.Know someone looking for a job? Refer a friend to with this link- youll get a month free service and theyll get 30% offRachel Jay contributed to this post.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
If you want to be brilliant, you need to be boredIf you want to be brilliant, you need to be boredIn a world wherbeibeie entertainment is just a smartphone away, youre constantly connected and you never have to be bored. There will always be some new app to tap through, a social media post to like, or a notification to read. But a new book is arguing that we lose key moments for creativity, reflection, and growth when we dont let our minds space out and wander away from technology.Manoush Zomorodi, the host and managing editor of WNYCsNote to Self podcast, is arguing in her new book Bored and Brilliant, that we need monotony to be great. She uses her own life as an example, noting that the last great idea she had to host a podcast came when she was bored and pushing that damn stroller in the early months of motherhood.Talking to neuroscientists, Zomorodi learned that theres a scientific reason why her brain was most creative when she was bored. When were bored and doing humdrum admin istrative tasks, our body goes into autopilot mode and thats where our brains synapses start firing in new ways.I learned that in the default mode is when we connect disparate ideas,we solve some of our most nagging problems, and we do something called autobiographical planning.This is when we look back at our lives, we take note of the big moments, we create a personal narrative, and then we platzdeckchen goals and we figure out what steps we need to take to reach them, she said in her TED talk on the topic.But in a modern, connected workplace, idle time is seen as counterintuitive and multitasking hustling is prized. You can always be writing mora emails, clicking open more tabs, and attending more meetings. But that line of thinking goes against science.In her book, Zomorodi cites neuroscientists who have found that the more we switch our attention, the higher our stress levels go. Worse, the game of attention is rigged against us as our brains compete with engineers, whose succe ss is measured by how much attention we spend on their devices.On one side is a human being whos just trying to get on with her prefrontal cortex, which is a million years old and in charge of regulating attention. Thats up against a thousand engineers on the other side of the screen, whose daily job is to break that and keep you scrolling on the infinite feed, ex-Google designer Tristan Harris told Zomorodi in her book.Boredom is where the best ideas are bornZomorodis findings are backed by other studies on the value of daydreaming and boredom. When University of Central Lancashire psychologists forced a group of participants to complete the mind-numbing task of copying numbers out of the phone book, those 15 minutes of monotony paid off in a later creative experiment. It was the bored group that figured out the most uses for a polystyrene cup, not the group that got to do the creative task right away.Boredom at work has always been seen as something to be eliminated, but perhaps w e should be embracing it in order to enhance our creativity, the researchers concluded.So if you want to get more creative, you need to embrace the mind-wandering opportunities boring tasks give you.Get creative while you sleepIf you want to carry this practice into your sleep, try keeping a dream diary. One study found that people who kept dream diaries got more creative in the daytime, because remembering your weird, abstract subconscious helps you expand your definition of whats possible.Proverbs warn against the dangers of idle minds, but what these new case studies show is that boredom is not always the sign of a lazy mind.At their best, those moments of idle solitude can be the foundation for building new connections in your brain - and one of these connections could even be the start of a great new idea.
Friday, December 6, 2019
The Leaked Secret to Summary Resume Examples Uncovered Meanwhile, here are our very best practices to follow when it has to do with formatting your resume. If youre uncertain how to phrase your skills, or in case you desire examples of objective statements, take a look at some job websites for ideas. So if you would like resume help, youre going to want some good resume examples. When youve reviewed resumes in your field, peruse resumes across fields to know how to vary using action verbs and receive a feel for what makes a highly effective accomplishment statement. Be certain to include quantifiable info to actually drive home how valuable you can be to a possible employer. Again, despite the fact that the info might appear repetitive, go right ahead and attach the resume. You will need to have some simple info and a couple dates. You dont need to present any personal or private info on your resume. Summary Resume Examples - Dead or Alive? You must spend time into each a pplication and be certain that your resume is tailored to every employer and the job that youre applying to. Resumes give potential employers a means to learn about applicants quickly and readily, and theyre your very first step toward new job opportunities. LinkedIn is among the fruchtwein effective career tools for your job search besides your resume. Employers understand that youre young and looking to enhance your experience, so give them as much as you can that shows you are going to be an important employee. Summary Resume Examples - What Is It? For instance, the summary section ought to be written in the very first person. Youre in a position to choose the documents that you need and when they made, put the number format to the one that is most suitable for your affliction. You must keep your resume short and sweet, but still consist of enough high quality information to produce an impression. Have a peek at these examples to select which format is ideal for you. Hirin g managers typically glance for an admin assistant resume for as few as six seconds, or so the summary statement at the beginning functions as a way to draw the readers attention to the most significant information. Understanding how to tailor your resume will obviously provide you an advantage. However much or what type of work experience youve got, theres a resume format that is likely to make your qualifications shine. Employers like to realize that you have work experience of some type, at least. Taking the opportunity to work on your resume is essential. With a little preparation and a deep comprehension of the local job market, you are able to easily simplify your work search. The challenge of being a true student searching for a job tends to be a deficiency of earlier job experience. What You Should Do to Find Out About Summary Resume Examples Before Youre Left Behind What follows is a wide selection of professional resume samples for jobs in numerous industries. Vol unteer experience is also a wonderful add-on to healthcare resumes since it shows the hiring manager you have compassion off the work too. Various kinds of work in the food tafelgeschirr industry require resumes with lots of the exact skills. Writing a resume for employment in the art industry can be difficult. You must also chat about past experience. An excellent resume ought to be standard. Unless you happen to be a graphic designer looking for employment, theres no need to over think the plan of your one-pager. The Debate Over Summary Resume Examples Each one needs a different strategy and what works for one wont do the job for a different. You may have a foundational resume that compellingly articulates the most significant info, states Heifetz, but you need to alter it for each opportunity. If you submit your application online, its also wise to have a chance to attach your resume. When it is considered by you, two templates could possibly be enough if your business i snt large. Perhaps while looking for examples you noticed poor samples throughout the internet. If you want to bring a number to it, dont use your birth year. Every section needs a slightly different strategy. Ladders best resume templates are sure to provide you an advantage in your job search. Notice how the example resumes are extremely specific when it has to do with technical skills. Resume objectives can be a little controversial. Resume objectives are from time to time regarded as the old schooltype of resume. If you would like to showcase your organization skills, obtaining a tightly structured resume certainly helps. Try to remember, the majority of the distinctive skills that you set on your resume ought to be job-related skills taken from the work description and your best transferable skills. In the event the job requires you to assist in the preparation of presentations, include any wisdom and experience youve got with presentation program. Your jobs could be varied, your experience and techniques vast, and it can be challenging getting it all on paper.