These are the points that one must know, rehearse and check before appearing for an interview.10 interview points to check.

1. Review the original ad and job description. Refamiliarize yourself with your CV, application form, covering letter and notes.


2. Find out what the company’s interview process is. Get in touch with personal contacts in the organization and ask about interview procedures. Get a brief from the recruitment consultant- interview style, selection process, type of candidates they are seeking.


3. Be ready to talk about your knowledge, experience, abilities and skills, in the context of this vacancy. Prepare responses for common interview questions that illustrate your suitability.


4. Review examples of the questions you may be asked during a behavioral job interview and how you would answer them. Be ready for the scenario questions with at least three strong points about yourself that you can relate to the job on offer, and anecdotes to back them up.

5. Research the company. Search the organization’s website - look at the company’s vision and objectives, news, policies. Look at websites, the press, annual reports. Look at social media links of the company.


6. Be aware of new and existing products. Visit the premises if applicable.

7. Consider the 5 key points you and the company need to establish about each other. Prepare your own questions to ask and be ready to give them the information you need them to know

8. Research the salary you should ask for.


9. Compile a list of all the points you want to make, and your questions, to take with you.

10. Carry out mock interviews with a friend-and rehearse your answers. Get them to ask you tough questions and give you feedback.


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Here is a list that one must kept in mind while drafting a CV to apply for a job.

1. Is the CV neat and legible? Have you checked font, formatting, grammar and spelling?

2. Have you customized the CV to the job specification?

3. Have you outlined specific skills you have to offer the employer, and experience you have in the specific field?

4. Does the CV specifically demonstrate that you have an understanding of the job requirements and meet the job description?

5. Does it make a good impression in a clear and positive way?


6. Does the personal profile sell yourself and your qualities?

7. Have you used power words to make your CV powerful among other’s?

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Consider a strategy and then make a start with parts you are comfortable with.

1. Look at the hidden job market. Identify companies that match your target, make contact and introduce yourself. Join or visit formal Business Networking groups.



2. Stop focusing on e-mail as your main communication technique. Step it up a level and use in-person or phone conversations. Find contacts on LinkedIn and call them.

3. Find people inside the company to talk to. Develop a professional relationship with gatekeepers.

4. Develop your contact list –ask your relatives, friends and business contacts who might have an opportunity for you. Find internal champions.


5. Follow up, but don’t annoy.

6. Review your personal information-ensure it doesn’t sabotage your job search.

7. Look at small and medium sized companies as well as huge conglomerates.


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There are many things that need to be noted when one talks about the pros and cons of nuclear weapons. Whatever the reason(s) for acquiring arms, every country needs to defend its soil. In the race to do so, some countries have gone way ahead of others, and thus find a place in the list of top 10 nuclear weapons countries in the entire world.

The race for arms among the top 10 military powers of the world has been hot since the past 60 - 70 years. There are other countries too that are believed to possess nuclear arms and warheads, but that remains a secret or unconfirmed.

For now, let us have a look at the top 10 nuclear power countries around the world. This list is arranged according to the years in which each country kick-started their respective nuclear programs.


First Test: 1945
Code Name: Trinity
Active Warheads: 2,100
Total Warheads: 4,800
Status: NPT

During World War II, it was feared that the Nazi regime would strive to develop nuclear weapons. As such, the United States started the Manhattan Project along with Canada and the United Kingdom. Trinity was first developed in 1945. The US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 2 Japanese cities, and is the only nation till date to have used nuclear weapons against any other country.


First Test: 1949
Code Name: RDS-1
Active Warheads: 1,600
Total Warheads: 4,500
Status: NPT

After the World War, Russia needed to restore some balance of power during the Cold War era. They were desperate and scrambled to develop their own nuclear weapons program, to be on level terms with the US. It is also believed that Russia made use of many spies to help develop their projects. Russia has the distinction of detonating the most powerful device by humans, the Tsar Bomba (50 megatons).


First Test: 1952
Code Name: Hurricane
Active Warheads: 160
Total Warheads: 225
Status: NPT

Hurricane was first tested by the UK in 1952. A lot of its resources and data were taken from the Manhattan Project that was done in collaboration with the United States. The UK's main aim was that its project acts as a deterrent to Russia. It did not want to rely completely on the US for help, and wanted to be an independent nuclear power itself.


First Test: 1960
Code Name: 
Gerboise Bleue 
Active Warheads: 290
Total Warheads: 300
Status: NPT

Now the French did not want to be lagging behind either. It wanted to be a power to reckon with, at least in Europe, if not around the world. A commendable fact is that most of the project was carried out on indigenous data. Gerboise Bleue was tested in 1960.


First Test: 1964
Code Name: 
596
Active Warheads: 180
Total Warheads: 250
Status: NPT

China was wary of both the US and Russia. 596 was first tested in 1964. But once the Chinese got started, they worked hard and fast, and were striving to be at par with the two superpowers of the world, Russia and the US. It also serves as a deterrent for the Indian aggression in the region.


First Test: 1974
Code Name: 
Smiling Buddha
Active Warheads: NA
Total Warheads: 110
Status: Non-NPT

India tested Smiling Buddha in 1974. India maintained that it was a peaceful nuclear program, but it was alleged that dual-use technology was apparent, where civilian nuclear technology could be secretly channeled to weapons technology. India's aim was to be at par with China, and also make sure that its neighbor Pakistan was aware of its capabilities.


First Test: 1979
Code Name: Vela Incident
Active Warheads: NA
Total Warheads: 110
Status: Undeclared

Israel has never officially declared that it is a nuclear weapons state, and has always maintained that whatever it does is related to its civilian nuclear program. Though, images of bunkers for weapons, mobile missile launchers, and launch sites have been captured through satellite photography on numerous occasions.


First Test: 1998
Code Name: Chagai-I
Active Warheads: NA
Total Warheads: 120
Status: Non-NPT

Not wanting to be left behind by India, Pakistan started its own nuclear program. But it was only in 1998 that Pakistan tested Chagai, and is believed to be a nation in hot pursuit of increasing its stockpile because of Indian hegemonic emotions in the region.

First Test: 2006
Code Name: 2006 Test
Active Warheads: NA
Total Warheads: 20
Status: Non-NPT

The first test by North Korea was as recently as 2006. North Korea was a member of the NPT until 2003. Not much is known about the tests and subsequent projects, as North Korea is one of the most secretive countries in the world.

10. Others

Germany/Belgium/Canada/Greece/Italy/Netherlands/Turkey: These are NATO countries, and as a result of the NATO nuclear weapons sharing program, these nations have deployed and stored nuclear weapons that have been provided by the United States. This program is believed to be compliant with the NPT, as the US possesses absolute custody and control of these nuclear weapons.


Besides these top 10 nuclear weapons countries, there were a few countries that were considered nuclear powers earlier. Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine became nuclear powers when they inherited weapons due to the fall of the USSR, but they have given these weapons of mass destruction back to Russia and have joined the NPT. Lastly, countries such as South Africa, Argentina, South Korea, Libya, Brazil and Taiwan have all had nuclear weapon programs earlier, but have shelved them eventually due to varied reasons.
Humans are social animals. They are brazen adventurers willing to go to any length to seek out the resources necessary to not just survive, but thrive. On the other hand, they can also be lazy and unimaginative, contented with little effort and the creature comforts of civilization. These opposing facts, taken together, can't sufficiently explain why the following metropolises exist.

These are cities in areas of the Earth where humankind clearly was not meant to be. Some are quite successful - heralded as exemplar world cities both as destinations and as places to live. In others, residents and visitors still constantly face the threat of death by dehydration, isolation, or exposure.

Cities aren't always located in the most comfortable locations. These are the wettest, driest, coldest, hottest, highest, most isolated, least accessible & windiest.

These are the cities in the world’s most inhospitable locales:

1. Yakutsk, Russia – World’s Coldest City


Yakutsk, located in Russia’s SakhaRepublic, has a yearly mean temperature of -8.8o C. That number is deceiving as summer in Yakutsk brings several relatively warm months during which life thaws (though the ground doesn’t – Yakutsk is also the largest city built on permafrost) and temperatures can exceed 30o C. This means that during Yakutsk’s long winter the thermometer often dips below -40o C (the mean lows in December and January are -40.4o C, and -41.5o C respectively), with the coldest temperature ever recorded being -64.4o C.

In the winter months, the 269,000 people in Yakutsk (understandably) spend as little time outside as possible. When they do venture into the cold, they are bundled in insulated clothing and/or animal furs, and possibly sipping vodka from a thermos. When they need to use a vehicle in the extreme cold, they will keep it running all day to prevent the battery from dying, making steering wheel locks a must. Vehicle exhaust, in addition to factory smog, and the breath of residents creates an ethereal haze that cloaks the city throughout the season.

2. Kuwait City, Kuwait – World’s Hottest City


Kuwait City has a metropolitan population of 2.4 million who can somehow stand the blistering heat and sandstorms that plague this middle-eastern capital city each year. The city has an annual mean high temperature of 34.3o C, with the months of June, July and August averaging highs between 45-47o C. In 2012, nearby Sulaibya set the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Asia at 53.8o C (128.8o F).

Kuwaitis beat the heat during the summertime by going to the beach; visiting ‘Aqua Park’, the largest water park in the Persian Gulf region; or hanging out at ‘The Avenues,’ the largest shopping mall in Kuwait, where you’ll find western chains such as Dolce & Gabbana, FatBurger, Footlocker, and Texas Roadhouse.

Unrelenting heat to this degree can be deadly. The government imposes an outdoor work ban June through August from 11am to 4pm. However, the ban is rarely enforced for foreign workers who make up nearly a third of Kuwait’s population. Kuwait has also been criticized for systemic abuse of foreign domestic workers, who have reportedly been forced into slavery. Because of this, countries like IndonesiaNepal, and Sierra Leone have banned its citizens from conducting domestic work in the Middle Eastern nation.

3. Aswan, Egypt – World’s Driest City


Aswan is the world’s driest city with less than a millimeter of rainfall annually. Despite a dearth of precipitation, there is access to water. Aswan is located on the Nile and just south of the city lies the world’s largest rock-filled dam (High Dam, or commonly referred to as the Aswan Dam) which creates one of the world’s largest man-made bodies of water, Lake Nasser.

The city's name reeks of irony, as "Aswan" is an old Nubian word which roughly translates "too much water". This isn't intentionally funny; it was named due to the flood cycle of the Nile River.

4. Buenaventura, Colombia – World’s Wettest City


More than twenty feet of rain (6,275.6 mm) falls annually on Colombia’s largest port city; Buenaventura. Many neighborhoods on the waterfront of Golfo Tortugas (Turtle Gulf) are primarily comprised of shacks built on stilts. Buildings located away from the bay, around the city’s undulating hills, are an array of weather worn concrete, corrugated steel roofs and awnings, and the occasional crumbling wooden fa├žade, rotted through due to non-stop rain and consistent moisture in the air. Rain has become a way of life in Buenaventura. As Colombia’s largest port city it is one of South America’s largest hubs for drug trafficking.

5. Wellington, New Zealand – World’s Windiest City


At 29 km/h, ‘Windy Wellington’ has average wind-speeds 11 km/h higher than America’s better known ‘Windy City’, Chicago. Wellington is located in the ‘Roaring Forties’ or the ‘River of Wind’, a meteorological phenomenon which occurs between 40 and 50 latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, hot air from the Equator meets the polar vortex with the only land masses present to break the gusts being the southern tip of South America, and, Wellington (as well as the rest of New Zealand’s South Island).

6. El Alto, Bolivia – World’s Highest City (Altitude)


Located 4,150 meters (more than 2 ½ miles) above sea level, the city of El Alto is located in the Altiplano plains region of Bolivia. It started out in the early 20th century as an inconveniently located slum of Bolivia’s administrative capital La Paz, located in the valley below. It has since surpassed La Paz in size and population, and is now the second largest and fastest growing city in Bolivia with 1.18 million residents.

7. Perth, Australia – World’s Most Isolated City


To drive from Perth to the next (relatively) large city in Australia, you would need to make a two day trek through desert climate, along one of the most desolate stretches of road in the world across the Nullarbor (no tree) Plains to Adelaide, South Australia. It is such a feat that there are bumper stickers which commemorate the accomplishment.

It is home to the headquarters of the world’s largest diamond mine, boasts a 4.3% unemployment rate, and is routinely named one the best cities in the world to live in.

8. Iquitos, Peru – World’s Least Accessible City


The only way to get to the Peruvian ‘Capital of the Amazon’ Iquitos is by boat or plane. Small ships can reach the city from the Atlantic Ocean, some 3,600 km of travel up the Amazon River, or short flights from Lima, Peru, or Panama City, Panama service the city most days of the week. The city is so remote, very few cars have been transported here, so the city relies on buses, and smaller, motorized rickshaws for transportation.

Have you ever visited any of them, then add your experience by commenting.

Does your hair seem to look lifeless and unattractive? Learn easy ways to make your hair look gorgeous!


1. Visit your hairstylist
Your hairstylist is a professional who can always share a piece of wisdom. Visit your favorite NYC Hair Salonfrom time to time to inspect your locks and assess the condition of your hair.

2. Eliminate signs of damage
Hopefully, you will never hear things like split ends, hair breakage, or thermal damage. If you do, you should make every possible effort to eliminate damage and restore a healthy beauty of your locks.

3. Maintain hydration level
According to experts from NYC Hair Salon, rich hydration is the key to attractive and gorgeous hair. Moisturized locks look extremely alluring and attract everyone’s attention. The conditioner is the best way to maintain proper hydration level, so don’t forget to use it!

4. Prevent bad hair days
There is nothing to be ashamed of because it happens to everyone. The only difference is what you do to prevent and fix bad hair. You can combat greasiness, for example, by avoiding heavy products, lack of volume, over-washing, and too much touching. Everything is in your hands!

5. Play with heated tools
Heated appliances can become your friends if you use them wisely. Try changing your hair texture with the help of curling iron or straightener. Warning: you should never style with heat without thorough thermal protection.

6. Experiment with hairstyles
If you want your hair to look more attractive, you should try out different hairstyles. Nowadays, it’s very easy – you just go online and pick a hair tutorial you like the most. Arm yourself with patience because the first attempt isn’t always successful.



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Your ability to acquire skills will determine your value in the market and the level of impact you can have in the world.
While learning any skill can be useful, some skills are more valuable than others. When it comes to deciding which skill to learn, you should focus on skills that are transferable. For example, you could learn how to knit, but there’s not too many ways you can transfer that skill into more areas of your life. However, if you were to learn how to speak Spanish, this skill can help you improve your communication skills, career opportunities, and the ability to speak with people you never could have before. Here are 5 skills you should learn before you turn 30.

1. Negotiating

Negotiating is one of the most important skills you can learn, and a skill you can apply in every aspect of your life. Whether you want to grow your business, make more money, or have more control over your life, learning to negotiate effectively can help you get there.

Developing your negotiation skills can also help you develop empathy, listening, and sales skills. The question is, how do you start developing negotiation skills?
The best way to start negotiating is to start small. While reading books can help you, you don’t want to get stuck in “learning mode.” Instead, embrace the “learn as you go” mode. You could literally practice negotiating anywhere, from your local flea market to a street vendor, where negotiating is more acceptable.

2. Public speaking
Public speaking related to first in our list, according to Warren Buffett, is one of the most important skills you can learn to advance your career.


Being able to communicate effectively can positively impact nearly everything you do in your life, from your career, relationships, business — the list goes on. Not everyone is born a great communicator, and it’s a skill that can be learned and developed by anyone who’s committed.


3. Personal finance
Being able to manage your own finances is the first step to achieving freedom. Instead of ignoring the issue, we have to confront our fears or ignorance and take control of our budget. Although, this one is quite underestimated by most people, especially recent college graduates. No, it’s not a hot trendy topic to learn, but you cannot get your financial dreams to come true or get financial independence if you don’t master this skill.


This is one topic where being educated is a great place to start. You can read books on personal finance, check out personal finance bloggers, and even go see your personal accountant.

4. Networking
If you want more success, then you must surround yourself with people that have achieved what you want to achieve. This could be a mentor, coach, or advisor that can guide you to where you want to go and even see blind spots that you may miss.


In order to become a better networker, especially with high-profiled individuals, then you need to learn how to bring value first. The rule of thumb is the bigger the person you’re targeting, the more value you need to deliver upfront before asking for anything.
The best way to learn how to network is to watch how other successful people network. In order to do this, you need to attend industry conferences, networking events, and get in front of these people in-person.

5. A new language
As the world becomes more globalized, we’re quickly entering a multilingual era. Twenty years ago, you could get away with knowing just one language. But today, with businesses going global, traveling becoming more affordable, and countries becoming more multicultural, it’s not enough to know just English.


Learning a new language can help improve your career, grow your business (especially if you’re targeting non-English speakers), and even build your confidence. If you’ve lived your entire life speaking only one language, then learning a popular language like French, Mandarin, or Spanish can open you up to a world of over 500 million or even a billion people.
You can take advantage of online language websites or language courses, which are built for beginners and then you can advance your skills by taking a look in their literature or what is your field topic in that particular language

Which of these skills have you yet to learn? How will you learn these skills? We’d love to hear from you.