Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Can Birth Order Determine Your Career?

Ah, sibling rivalry. Relentless competition, name-calling, hair-pulling and blame-shifting plague households with two or more children everywhere. Can't we all just get along?

Well, sure, sometimes. But the reality is that all siblings aren't created equal and they don't get treated as such. Firstborns, for example, often get shafted because parents are stricter with them, while later-born kids might have fewer rules. And everyone knows that the youngest seems to get away with murder because parents have seen it all before. And where's the middle child in all of this? Forgotten or overlooked.

Depending on birth position, there are special roles within families, leading to different adaptation patterns and different personalities, says Ben Dattner, a New York City-based organizational psychologist. As a result of a stricter upbringing, for example, firstborn children tend to be more extroverted and confident, while second-born kids are more rebellious and open to new experiences, he says. The youngest child is usually the most creative and can be manipulative to get his or her way.

Clearly, birth order affects personality, but what about career advancement and success? Several studies show that firstborns and only children usually reach higher educational goals, obtain greater prestige and acquire more net worth, while the middle child is likely to struggle a bit more.

"A child's position in the family impacts his personality, his behavior, his learning and ultimately, his earning power," says Michael Grose, author of "Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It." "Most people have an intuitive knowledge that birth order somehow has an impact on development, but they underestimate how far-reaching and just how significant that impact is. "

Here's a look at the effect birth order may have on you:


Personality: Firstborns are ambitious, assertive, dominant and disciplined compared with their younger siblings. They're determined to succeed yet fearful of losing position and rank, and are defensive about errors and mistakes, Dattner says.

Compensation: A recent survey by CareerBuilder.com found that workers who were the firstborn child in their families were more likely to earn $100,000 or more annually compared with their siblings.
Professions: The oldest tend to pursue vocations that require higher education, like
medicine, engineering or law. Firstborns from the CareerBuilder.com survey reported working in jobs in government, engineering, pharmacy and science. Ohio State University researchers found firstborn children were more likely to pursue "intellectual" jobs.

Job level: Workers who are firstborn are more likely to report holding a vice president or senior management position, according to the survey.
Famous firstborns: Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Winston Churchill, Sylvester Stallone and Bill Clinton. Read More...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Avoid These 7 Work Taboos

Whether it's dancing on top of the bar at the company holiday party, chewing with one's mouth open or falling asleep in a meeting, everyone is guilty of committing some kind of faux pas -- social, professional or otherwise.
To avoid putting your
career on the line, try to avoid committing the following taboos while on the clock.

Taboo No. 1: Kissing a co-worker

The likely scenario: You've had a crush on your co-worker since you started working a few months ago. Now it's the holiday party and you've taken full advantage of the open bar and the liquid courage it's provided you to flirt with your fling. Before you know it, you're locking lips for all to see -- and talk about come Monday morning. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone; 35 percent of workers in a 2007
CareerBuilder.com survey admitted to kissing a co-worker.

Our advice: If you can't restrain your desires to smooch your colleague, at least do yourself the favor of waiting until you're behind closed doors.

Taboo No. 2: Lying about your credentials
You've read the stories in the newspapers -- CEOs, celebrities and ordinary workers alike are fired every day for one common crime: lying. In a recent
CareerBuilder.com survey, one candidate invented a school that didn't exist, while another went as far as submitting samples of work -- that actually belonged to the interviewer. Thirty-eight percent of workers surveyed indicated they had embellished their job responsibilities, 18 percent lied about their skill sets and 10 percent lied about their academic degrees.

Our advice: Whether it's about your education, experience or previous employers, fudging anything on your résumé is never a good idea.

Taboo No. 3: Wearing inappropriate clothing
How many times have you heard, "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have?" Yet how many times do we see this mantra avoided in our offices? Something tells me that the
marketing assistant from the 15th floor doesn't strive for a career in prostitution, so why is she dressing that way? Not only does dressing inappropriately at work send the message that you don't care about your professional image, it also hinders your chances of moving up the corporate ladder. In a recent CareerBuilder.com survey, 41 percent of employers said that people who dress professionally tend to be promoted more often than others in their organization.

Our advice: Follow the mantra -- and mean it. Read More...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Blogging for Dollars: How do bloggers make money?

By Michael Agger

Last week, the blog search engine Technorati released its 2008 State of the Blogosphere report with the slightly menacing promise to "deliver even deeper insights into the blogging mind." Bloggers create 900,000 blog posts a day worldwide, and some of them are actually making money. Blogs with 100,000 or more unique visitors a month earn an average of $75,000 annually—though that figure is skewed by the small percentage of blogs that make more than $200,000 a year. The estimates from a 2007 Business Week article are older but juicier: The LOLcat empire rakes in $5,600 per month; Overheard in New York gets $8,100 per month; and Perez Hilton, gossip king, scoops up $111,000 per month.

With this kind of cash sloshing around, one wonders: What does it take to live the dream—to write what I know, and then watch the money flow? Read More

Friday, August 8, 2008

Jobs for Us....Bloggers!

Definitely like me you are wondering what more can we do inside this techy world of World Wide Web. As a blogger, all I’m doing for the meantime is copying interesting write-ups from one site, mostly yahoo, and publish it here for my blog and that's a bit odd knowing that I am powered by Google. Well more to that, I have just realized it's one big mistake considering the fact that they are copyrighted so I’ve decided to change my style of copying not all of the article and will bring it to where it must be read legally. In this connection I would like to ask an apology publicly through this blog to the sites I have invaded their rights. I'm an amateur and I can't help it as I’m still trying to figure things out in here.

Moving on, a blogger has something big task to do for advertisers as I had my reading lately. More on getting the attention of your prospect viewers to your post to build high traffic that would lead to get noticed by the advertisers, there's one thing to really consider first and foremost. It's with the idea of being YOU inside your public little world. The interest comes in through the real thoughts you as blogger putting them into words. If they find it interesting then there'll be more visitors that would turn into subscribers. Or the contrary, they will hate your blog and will be commentors that will still surely increase your status quo. And this is what I am doing for my improvement. I'm a newbie and I am learning.

So what are the other thing blogging can give to you. A job with such high pay. I may have not yet experienced it but I’ll make sure I will. Along the process of changing my style, there might get interested with my thoughts and will hire me.
And talking about jobs check out for this Jobs for Bloggers.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

tHeSe aRe hOt aNd iN!!!

Gotta Have Travel Gadgets

A list of must have travel gadgets for the technologically inclined road warrior, as compiled by Time.com's Philip Elmer-Dewitt.
Airport Express
If you spend a lot of time in hotel rooms tethered to a 3" blue Ethernet leash or racking up $9.95-a-day wireless charges, this little white box could be the handiest 7.58 ounces in your computer bag. Originally marketed as a device for extending the range of an existing Wi-Fi network or for beaming music from a computer to a home stereo system, Apple's Airport Express also functions as a wireless base station in its own right. Just plug that Ethernet cable into the box and the box into an unoccupied outlet. When you fire up your computer, the transmitter shows up, ready to be configured into your own private Wi-Fi domain. Share it with whoever is in the room with you or, if you don't enter a password, your neighbors down the hall. List price: $299
Canon Powershot SD1100 IS Digital Elph
Picking a camera to take on the road isn't easy: Kodak, Konica, Nikon and the rest compete furiously with multiple product lines and trot out new features every few months. But for travel snapshots, we're partial to the Canon series of point-and-shoots — particularly the Powershot SD1100IS, an 8-megapixel ultra-light with image stabilization, face recognition and a vestigial viewfinder for quick snaps. The camera is smaller than a pack of cards and shuts down tighter than the Batmobile — perfect for slipping unobtrusively into a jeans pocket. Yet it's capable of taking sharp, high-pixel density photos even from a bouncy rickshaw. More serious photographers may favor Panasonic's $300 Lumix for its manual controls and wide angle Leica lens (for a fraction of Leica's price). But the Lumix's lens protrudes from its body and is exposed to the elements; so when a photo op occurs, it's more likely to be in your bag and not in your hand. List price:
Franklin 12-language (Speaking) Global Translator
The most useful sentence to learn in any language is: "My friend will pick up the tab." Unfortunately, that's not one of the 12,000 pre-programmed phrases on Franklin Electronics' 12-language Speaking Global Translator, although you could certainly piece it together from the 450,000 words stored in its memory. With its dim screen and clunky interface, it may take you some time to get the device to shout, "That man just stole my wallet!" in Russian or Italian, but what are you going to do if you get pick pocketed one of those quaint corners of the world where nobody speaks English? If the tiny keyboard defeats you, Ectaco makes a high-end, $759.95 speech-recognition model with a hand-held scanner for inputing text. List price:
MacBook Air
This machine is Steve Jobs' idea of the perfect companion for the traveling executive, and it's pretty much what you would expect out of Cupertino: a razor thin masterpiece of industrial design that, in ways large and small, favors elegance over practicality. To minimize unsightly ports it eliminates the Ethernet and Firewire slots. To maintain a profile slim enough to fit into an interoffice envelope, it does without a CD/DVD drive and sports a battery that can't quite make it from SFO to JFK on a single charge (yet can't be replaced by a fresh one). Still, this is the computer we would pack in our briefcase if we had our druthers. The screen is gorgeous. The keyboard is full-size and backlit for when the cabin lights dim. And with a built-in camera and mike, it doubles as a videophone for conducting face-to-face meetings without the jetlag. List price:
$1,799 ($799 extra for a solid-state drive)
Kensington ComboSaver Portable Notebook Lock
A notebook computer is stolen every 53 seconds in the U.S. It says so right on the box this lock comes in, citing 2005 FBI statistics. So imagine how fast your laptop — and the precious data it contains — might fly out the door if you left it unattended in a Starbucks in London or Paris? Kensington has been making notebook security systems for years now, and theirs is the brand you see most often in college dorm rooms and other areas where laptops are easily swiped. This lightweight model, with its 3-inch-to-6-feet self-coiling cable, slips easily into a computer bag. But don't leave your latte for long. The cable is no match for a pair of wire cutters. List price:

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

He's Here...Harry is Back!

Hear Yeah! Harry is back....

I have checked it out and it's killing me to excitement... It will really chill your bone which definitely due to our every anticipation after the slipped of supposed schedule...Great effects of course that no one, other movies, can ever defeat...i'm a fan so be it...This trailer really thrills...More than Batman does...Will this win the box-office record against the Dark Night??.I'll have my bet counted in...

And this little young boy is having his debut on screen as the little Lord Voldemort......

Here it is "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"