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5 Ways to Help You Succeed in your Interview

Getting an interview for that job which you are after is just half the battle and if you are able to get your foot in the door like this, you need to do all that you can to land the position. An interview is your opportunity to show off who you are and what you can do, this face time is a great chance to show that you have what it takes to get the job. In order to impress during your interview, there are some things that you should be saying and doing that will boost your chances.

Clothes

Clothing choice for an interview is so important and if you get it right then you can greatly boost your chances of getting the job. You only have one chance to make a first impression and so you must ensure that your clothes make the impression that you want. There is a well known saying that you should dress for the job which you are going for, and not the one which you currently have and if you can do this then you will pass the first test of the interview.

Entrance

As we have just mentioned, first impressions are highly important and this first instance when you meet your interviewer, is your chance to let them know that you are a worthy candidate for the position. Be confident with your greeting, a firm handshake, a big smile and an introduction. This will not only give you the confidence to be strong throughout your meeting but it will also ensure that you let  them know that you are looking forward to the interview.

Calmness

Throughout the interview it is vital that you stay calm and so you should make sure that you are breathing slowly, speaking with clarity and in a way that can be understood. When you are asked a question, don’t jump straight in, take your time and think about your answer before replying.

Passion

Your interview is your opportunity to show who you are and what you can bring to the company and you should be delivering you answers with real passion and energy. Interviewers are looking for people who stand out and if you can show them the level of passion that you will bring to the job though the way that you speak, you could significantly increase your chances of getting a job.

Information

One piece of homework which you simply must do if you before you go into your interview is to do some research on the company itself. Arm yourself with information about the history of the firm, its challenges and successes and think about how you will fit into it all. If you do this then will show the interviewer that you are a candidate who cares enough to do their research and who understands the shape and the way in which the business operates.

Stay calm and sell yourself, you will be just fine.

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How Yoga Can Help you Concentrate

Yoga has really gained in popularity in recent years and this form of exercise can now be found in almost every city in the world. Yoga possesses so many benefits and one of which is its ability to improve your concentration. Concentration is something which helps in so many aspects of your life, it can help you in your work, in your personal life and in general it can help you to become a more effective and more organized person.

So how can this form of exercise aid you when it comes to concentration? Let’s take a look at the ways in which yoga can help you out when it comes to your ability to concentrate.

Salutation Seal

This is a simple breathing exercise which can help you to clear the airways, get oxygen flowing to the brain, clear your mind and ultimately help you to better concentrate. Sit cross-legged on the floor and place your hands as if you were praying. In this position you simply need to take deep breaths and try your best to clear your mind with each breath.

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Another breathing exercise which can help to flush the cobwebs out of your mind. Sit in the same position as the salutation seal, legs crossed, use your thumb to close off one nostril at a time and take deep breaths before switching nostrils. After 5 minutes of this, you need to close your right nostril and inhale, then switch to the left nostril and exhale, repeat this for at least 10 minutes.

Crane Pose

For this pose you must get into a squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart and place your palms in front of you on the floor. Gradually tilt your body weight forward and hold the position as you take deep breaths. Eventually you should be aiming to bring your feet off the floor as you inhale and exhale.

Tree Stand

Another balancing position is the tree stand, these balance positions are great for concentration practice. Stand up straight, legs shoulder-width apart, bend your right knee and take it with both hands. Gain your balance and then hold this position for 30 seconds before alternating legs. The key to this is form and you should aim to hold your balance with excellent form, feet facing forward and head straight.

Seated Forward Bend

This is a simple pose which will greatly help you in terms of your breathing exercises and your concentration. Sit on the floor, feet out in front, and back straight. As you inhale, you should place your arms above you head to open up your chest cavity and stretch your spine, as you exhale you should reach towards your feet and bend you hips. This pose will help you to really fill your lungs up with air and help you focus on breathing right through your body.

You may not think that breathing exercises can greatly help with concentration but they really can, give it a try!

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Online courses vrs ‘real’ study – which is better?

Along with many other areas of life, the internet has drastically changed the face of education and it has made actually going to school, college or university, something that is not necessarily required. Distance learning is nothing new but the internet has made it more effective, more accessible and faster than it has ever been and this has helped it to see a huge rise in the amount of people choosing this form of education. The question remains however, which is the best route to take if you are looking to boost your education or to replace it entirely.

Reputation

As far as stigmas go, distance learning has always been less respected by employers than someone who has been to a brick learning institute and this is largely because of how distance learning was in the past. Opinions are changing on this front but as it stands, those who have studied at a physical learning institute, are more likely to have their degrees or qualifications valued than those who have studied online.

The Qualification

Despite the stigma that distance learning has, the qualifications which you receive are exactly the same as those which you could gain in a ‘real study’ environment. Degrees, diplomas and certificates are ratified by the board of education and if you are studying for the same course, it is irrelevant whether you have studied online, in a school or in a university.

Quality

The internet has enabled people to connect from all over the world and this has lead to far better and higher quality educational material existing online. Take something like the Khan Academy for instance, a free online learning tool which uses information and study materials from the world’s finest universities. In terms of the quality of the education that you will receive, there is very little difference between studying online, and actually going to an educational institute.

Personal

There are actually ore challenges for people who wish to study online as opposed to those who do not and this is because of the discipline which is required. Without the need to attend lectures and have someone constantly managing and checking your work, one must be incredibly self-disciplined to earn an education online. When you study online you will still receive a tutor and someone who is on hand to help , but it is far less hands-on than at a brick educational facility and for many, the prospect of doing it all themselves is not something which they’d like to do.

Conclusion

In terms of how the education is viewed by prospective employers, a brick education is still the best way to go and those who have studied online will be considered second best until opinions change. In terms of the actual education that you can receive, online methods seem to be winning in those stakes given that they use information from a wider range of sources. The answer to the question therefore is that there is not much different at all in the two methods of education.