Yesterday one of my friends Whatsapped me for finding a suitable job for one of her friend. We had a brief chat and I suggested her that going through Recruitment Agencies would open a door for her friend. As per my personal experience, in Australia, there are only four prominent ways of landing to any job and they are –
1) Personal Network
The fastest way to land into any job in Australia is via a personal network. If you know someone in that workplace then you may get that job in no time or at least you’ll be called for an interview. The reason why this method works so flawlessly is that 80% of the jobs are not advertised anywhere and hiring through personal network builds the trust factor. You can build a personal network by going to various networking programs like by joining Meetup groups, or Toastmasters events, or your industry specific events. You can also expand your network through Linkedin.
2) Recruitment Agencies
Second best chance of landing your dream job is through a recruitment agency. They act as a mediator between employer and job seeker. Hiring a good candidate for any company is an expensive affair. Therefore many companies outsource this task to third-party recruiting agencies. You can submit your resume to these agencies and wait for their call. Also, you can even fix a meeting with them for personal meeting and look for suitable openings or guidance. Also, you can attend their Meetup group events for networking. I have provided 14 of such recruiting agencies. The list is not limited to what I have provided, you can Google for more.
Top 14 Recruitment Agencies In Australia (in no order)
I am really not sure if these websites really work or not. As per my rough estimate, if you apply for 200 jobs, you may or may not get a call for an interview for one job. But there is no harm in trying. You really need to tailor-made your resume, cover letter, and email as per job opening to increase the chance of getting interview call.
4) Cold Calls
It is nothing but visiting directly to various companies and dropping your resume. It may work for small businesses like tax firm but it may not work for bigger entities.
These days we tend to watch more videos on Facebook over Youtube. Mostly, they are shared by our friends or are related to our interest area. Many times, we come across videos that we would like to keep it for future use. One way of doing that is saving the link or sharing it in our own timeline. However, what if, we would like to share outside the Facebook universe? For that, we do have various phone apps and websites which helps to download these videos. One such website which works well for downloading Facebook video is FBDown.net.
Steps to Download Facebook Videos –
Step 1# You need the URL or link of the video. How to get that?
Right click on the date or time of the video and copy the link.
Have you ever tried to find out if someone has blocked you in WhatsApp? I hope you don’t have to be in that situation. However, there are various indicators that may tell you that, you are blocked by someone:
Firstly, you will not to see their ‘last seen’ or ‘online’ status.
Also, you will no longer see any updates to their profile photo. You will always find same old photo.
Moreover, if you try to send any message to them, you’ll always see one check mark which is a message sent indicator. You will never see the second check mark which is a message delivered confirmation.
Lastly, if you try to call them then it will not go through.
There is no direct way to know if someone has blocked you. But you see all these indicators then most likely that person has blocked you. And telling you that, he or she is really annoyed with you. However, often some people turn off all these four indicators for privacy issues. Hence, you may never know if someone has really blocked you or just avoiding answering your messages. But whatever is the reason, just try to get connected with the person through other ways to apologies, just in case, if any of your action has offended them.
This article will be very useful for people who work on excel and create a lot of reports and wants to create interactive excel graph. Often your clients or boss asks for details on a graph and then you have to go back and make changes and appear in front of them just to be asked for another change.
Story Behind Interactive Excel Graph
Very recently a client of mine was asking me to prepare few reports and every time I prepared something, she was asking for some other and it was taking a lot of time. So basically I was trying to find a solution to this and I came across this interactive excel graph which can present data on multiple levels and as you change your parameters or range, the graph will change simultaneously. The fun part is you don’t have to go back to your data and make changes there, you can make those changes right in the graph.
Select your data set,
Go to Insert tab
Click on Pivot table
You will get a pivot table like this. Now select parameters that you want to show in your graph
You should get a pivot table like this. Now select this pivot table
Go to insert tab and choose the graph you prefer. I have chosen column graph here
You should get a graph like this
But wait, the catch is here. At the left bottom side of the graph, do you see few tabs? Yes, these are your parameters of your graph which you can adjust right there. For example I have changed the parameter Category here and I have only taken Office supplies and the graph responds to that automatically
This is pretty fun. This tabs works like filters and you can filter out anything you want right there in the graph and there’s no need to come back to your data. So if you boss asks to show graph for a particular month and for a particular region and only sales number, you have a solution, your interactive excel graph.
I regularly buy Kindle books from Amazon.com. But I never bought Audio books as they are kind of over priced. However, few days back, I was simply browsing through audible site and looking for types of books they are offering. I went there while exploring panachedesai.com/book. I didn’t click anything apart from landing page of the book and definitely didn’t hit the purchase button. But next day when I checked my bank statement in my mobile. I found $19.27 deducted along with $0.58 international fee. First I thought, may be I accidentally clicked purchased button. But later when I checked my Amazon account purchase history (as Audible is part of Amazon) I didn’t find any new audio book. I thought it was either some kind of BUG or some kind of SCAM.
How I fixed it?
I went to their site and wrote them a simple request message explaining about my situation. And they agreed to refund back.
I recently browsed through audible website for Audio books. But I never purchased or subscribed anything.
But it has charged me $19.27 and $0.58 from my bank account on Wed 20 Apr 2016. My bank account is showing 888-283-5051 NJ USA as reference
Please help me to refund my money urgently.
They replied as follows –
Thank you for contacting Audible!
My sincerest apologies for this upsetting situation. I have personally checked your account and I found out that the charges you have received, has come from an active Audible membership which started from a free trial membership.
We understand that this might have been accidental or, at the very least, you did not intend to continue with the regular paid membership. I am sorry our warnings were not clear or might have been bypassed.
Nonetheless, our job here at Customer Support is to remove such concerns from you or to make amends as best we can because, even if you do not want anything to do with Audible, we don’t want to leave you with a bad impression of us and we certainly do not want to be billing you for Audible products or services you do not want.
We have canceled your Audible membership and issued a refund back to your credit card. Depending on the bank, a refund can typically take about 7-10 days to appear in your account. Please rest assured that you will not receive any further charges from us since I have already cancelled your Audible Gold Monthly Membership.
Thank you again for contacting Audible. If you would like additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
On Whatsapp if you clear chat, everything gets cleared and sometime you have to do it in order to save phone memory. But sometimes you also want to keep some special chats but clear other. Thanks to new update on Whatsapp, its possible now. If you don’t have an updated Whatsapp, go to playstore and update. The process of clearing chat but keeping special ones is mentioned below
Go to the chat you want to keep
Touch and hold on the chat
Keep touching as many as you want on that specific group or personal chat
On the top you should see a starred sign, touch on that
5. If you want to clear chat for your entire whatsapp, follow the same process for all groups and individual chats. If you want to clear chat only for this group/person you are done.
6. Now there are two ways of clearing chats depending you want to clear your entire whatsapp or just for some specific groups or individual chats.
For entire whatsapp clearance
Go to settings>Chats>Chat History>Clear all chats
Check Keep starred messages and clear
For specific groups, individual chats
Go to that specific chat
Now touch on that 3 vertical dots on the top right corner
Touch on more
Check Keep starred messages and clear
Follow the same process for other groups/individuals
Whatsapp blue tick is a heck of a problem, right? Have you ever received a message on Whatsapp which you wanted to read so much but did not want to let the person know that you had read it. Have you ever cursed the Whatsapp blue tick ? So I have been researching about it lately for some reason and the most common solution I came across was Airplane mode or Flight mode. But I checked it by myself and to my surprise it doesn’t work at all. Even if you watch the message in Airplane mode and close Whatsapp completely before turning off Airplane mode, as soon as you connect to Internet, the sender sees the Whatsapp blue tick, hence not useful. So here’s my solution
Go to Playstore and update your Whatsapp
Now come back to Whatsapp and go to settings>Account>Privacy
Uncheck the “Read receipts” option and you are all done.
Now even if you read any messages on Whatsapp , your sender won’t see any Whatsapp blue tick. The problem with this process is, its a two way process. So you will also not be allowed to see the blue tick. If that is not the solution you want, here’s one more solution for you. With this solution you will be able to see the Whatsapp message without showing the blue tick to your sender but you can see the blue tick as soon as someone reads your whatsapp message.
Just simply download another app from PlayStore, there are many apps , some of them are