Tahir will be our secret weapon at World Cup: Smith

first_imgThe latest addition to the South African squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir will be the country’s ‘secret weapon’ at the mega-event, starting from February 19 in the sub-continent, said Proteas skipper Graeme Smith.South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir. APSmith explained that it was a conscious decision not to expose Tahir, who only received South African citizenship midway through the just-concluded tour of India, in the one-day series matches against the visitors.”(Tahir) is someone we want to keep fresh and not allow people the opportunity to see so much of. It was also a tactical decision, with our batting being slightly light in this series (against India),” Smith told a daily SportsDay.Tahir, who came up with some superb performances in local games, is also familiar with the sub-continental pitches.”The conditions in India will be a lot more batting friendly, and we will need to adapt our mindset from a batting and bowling perspective,” Smith said.”The great thing about our squad is that it’s hard to predict what the line-up is going to be. It’s the first time we’re going to a World Cup with a lot of different options.”We need to assess the conditions going into our first game and pick the team accordingly. I don’t think we are going there with a set XI in mind. We are going to pick the best combinations for each game; players we believe can win that game,” added Smith.- With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Injured Gambhir may skip WI tour, likely to play against Mumbai

first_imgThe Indian skipper of the ODI team for the West Indies tour in June, Gautam Gambhir, has an injury in his right shoulder, sources confirmed on Wednesday. Gambhir underwent an MRI scan on his shoulder on Tuesday. Though the details of report were awaited, according to sources in his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he was fit to play the crucial eliminator against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday evening. The winners of the match would qualify for the Champions League and would also get a chance to make it to the IPL finals, while the losing side would be eliminated from the tournament. During the KKR’s last league match against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens on May 22, Gambhir looked in pain after he threw the ball to the wicketkeeper in the 19th over. He was seen holding his shoulder in pain but stayed on the field till the end of the match. To recover, Gambhir might require a surgery, rehabilitation or just rest. Sources said that the injury was similar to that of his opening partner Virender Sehwag, who played the World Cup despite pain but was out of the IPL midway. If Gambhir misses out the ODI tour, vice captain Suresh Raina might lead India in the West Indies.last_img read more

Trail Blazers hold off Cavaliers’ rally for 123-110 win

first_imgThe Blazers, coming off road wins over playoff contenders Brooklyn and Philadelphia, seemed to be on their way to a comfortable win against the Cavaliers, who have the league’s third-worst record.Portland scored the game’s first 14 points and continued to pour it on in the second quarter. Cleveland rallied in the third, and Matthew Dellavedova’s 3-pointer with a second left cut the lead to 88-84.“We were saying how it didn’t feel like a double-digit loss,” Love said. “It just got away from us a little bit there at the end.”Cleveland appeared to tie the game early in the fourth, but Larry Nance Jr.’s 3-pointer was waved off after the Blazers were charged with a common foul on a screen set by Dellavedova.Seth Curry hit all five 3-point attempts and finished with 15 points for Portland, which is in fourth place in the Western Conference.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: McCollum had his jersey retired Sunday at Lehigh, where he starred in college. … Portland is 13-15 on the road. … F Evan Turner (left knee) missed his second game in a row.Cavaliers: Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points. … Rookie guard Collin Sexton scored 11 points. He was 3 of 14 from the field and had one assist. … Love was the only starter to score in the first quarter. He was 5 of 14 from the field for the game.LESSON LEARNEDThe Blazers weren’t pleased about letting the Cavaliers back into the game US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “CJ carried us on the offensive end,” Lillard said. “We tried to just keep that rolling because it seemed like he was making every shot. When a scorer gets in that rhythm, it’s important not to cool him off.”Cleveland cut the lead to 88-84 going into the fourth and was behind 105-102 with 4:42 left, but Portland’s backcourt duo took over from there.Cleveland coach Larry Drew was asked about the pair before the game. His words turned out to be hauntingly accurate for the Cavaliers.“They can change a game,” he said. “They can make big shots. Either guy can have not a big night, but a huge night. They’re going to score. They’re just that good.”Cedi Osman scored 27 points for the Cavaliers, who were attempting to win three straight for the first time this season. Kevin Love, playing his fifth game since returning from foot surgery, had 18 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “In the first half we tried to set the tone,” Lillard said. “In the second half we took for granted all of the things we were doing to get out front.”“Obviously the first half was fun to watch,” coach Terry Stotts said. “In the second half they played harder than us. But I like the way we finished.”NOT YETDrew said forward Tristan Thompson hasn’t been cleared to go through a full-court practice with contact and won’t return until he does.“If he passes that test he’ll be deemed ready to play,” Drew said. “That has to happen.”Thompson missed his 16th straight game with a sore left foot and has been out for a total of 26 games because of the injury.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Visit Boston on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Visit New York on Thursday. MOST READ With Antetokounmpo sidelined, Bucks thump Bulls in another road win Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson, top, drives between Portland Trail Blazers’ Jake Layman, back, and Portland Trail Blazers’ Rodney Hood, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Cleveland. Portland won 123-110. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard made sure Portland didn’t turn an easy win into a crushing loss.McCollum scored 35 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and Lillard hit two crucial 3-pointers down the stretch as the Trail Blazers hung on to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-110 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT The Blazers led 71-48 at halftime, but needed a 14-0 run late in the fourth quarter to finally put away a game that looked like a rout in the first half.McCollum finished the night hitting 12 of 18 shots, including 7 of 8 3-pointers. Lillard scored eight of his 21 points in the final period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMcCollum, a native of Canton, Ohio, played in front of a large contingent of family and friends.“I had about 60-100 people here,” he said. “They spent a lot of money on tickets and drove in for the game, so I figured I had to give them something tonight.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefcenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Mitchell Starc gets away with a reprimand, Thisara Perera gets charged by ICC

first_imgSri Lanka’s Thisara Perera has been fined 15 percent of his match fee and Australian Mitchell Starc was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for their behaviour during the second one-day international in Colombo. (Dilshan to retire from international cricket after Australia series)After dismissing David Warner during Australia’s unsuccessful run chase, all-rounder Perera used foul language and displayed actions which could have provoked a reaction from the Australia opener, the ICC said in a statement on Thursday. (Also read: 2nd ODI: Aponso’s four-wicket haul powers Sri Lanka to win against Australia)Fast bowler Starc was charged for throwing the ball in the direction of batsman Dinesh Chandimal, who was inside the crease at the striker’s end and not attempting a run.Both players admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions.last_img

Rs 4 crore, govt job for Deepa Malik: Vij

first_imgChandigarh, Sept 17 (PTI) Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Anil Vij, today announced a cash award of Rs four crore for Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik, at par with medal-winners at the Olympic Games.The Minister, who was welcoming the athlete at IGI Airport in New Delhi, said it was a matter of pride for Haryana that a sportsperson from the state had bagged a medal at the Paralympic Games as well.Vij further said that Deepa Malik would also be given a government job as per her educational qualifications.Malik (45), hailing from Sonipat in Haryana, became the first Indian woman athlete to win medal at Paralympics. She won a silver medal in the womens shotput event with a throw of 4.61m at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Deepa, was confined to a wheelchair in 1999 owing to a spinal tumour which paralysed her from waist down. Under the new sports policy of Haryana, the state government would give her Rs 4 crore for winning silver medal in Paralympics. PTI CHS RCB RG RCBlast_img read more

Looking for a Sales Job? Here’s How to Get One

first_img 3.4★ 3.0★ Available Sales Jobs 4.6★ Sales Tucson Appliance Company Tucson, AZ 23 hours ago 23h Sales Jan Marini Arkansas 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Insurance Sales Producer Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company & Affiliated Companies Madison, MS 3.2★ 3.3★ Sales Lead Generation Specialist RMM Solutions Wausau, WI 23 hours ago 23h Residential Service and Sales Plumber George Brazil Plumbing & Electrical Phoenix, AZ Jeff Winters is founder and CEO of Sapper Consulting, which replaces cold calling for its clients. It’s cooler than it sounds. Sales Consultant Perma-Seal Basement Systems Burr Ridge, ILcenter_img 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ 2.8★ Retail Sales Cracker Barrel Huntsville, AL 5.0★ 5.0★ Sales jobs often stink. Maybe the service delivered isn’t exactly what you described, or your sales quota is sky high. That’s probably why it takes an average of 41 days to fill technical sales positions yet only 33 days to fill similar jobs in other fields.But some people were born to sell. If you’re that person — the right combination of confident and tenacious — you may be thinking, “What is this guy talking about? I literally just applied for four sales positions.”That’s great. The key, though, is to make sure you’re applying to a company that’s the right sales fit for your personality and skill set. Trust me: You want your job to be the right fit. Employees in stressful work situations report more serious health issues than those at positive companies.A wide range of factors determine whether a job is going to be a good match for you. Don’t just look at the salary and benefits — consider the company culture, whether you can see yourself there long-term, and whether the company’s mission aligns with your own values.Are your potential co-workers more introverted or extroverted (and it can go either way with salespeople)? Are they collaborative and honest? Will they give you the feedback you need? If you find a job that meets all of your requirements, you’ll want to ace the interview to show that you’re the right fit. Here are four ways to help your interviewer see that you and the company are a perfect match:1. Treat the interview like a sales call.Any sales book or training system will tell you that the best sales calls are when the prospect talks more than the salesperson. So why should an interview be any different? Out of hundreds of interviews I have conducted, just one candidate for a sales position started her interview by asking me a question. I hired her almost immediately.When interviewing for a sales role, you need to be able to sell your interviewer on your ability to do the job. Prepare for the interview as well as you would a sales call. Know your stuff. Be prepared to answer questions about competition, pricing, etc.2. Showcase your experience as the right experience.My company (and there are plenty like it) never hires Millennials with no sales experience. There’s a real benefit to hiring someone who has sold another product and now wants to sell mine.Even if you don’t have traditional sales experience, make sure you can package some of your other experience as relevant to sales. In addition, I love when candidates have read (or at least heard of) the same sales books that I have. Some of my favorites that are good reads for both experienced and inexperienced salespeople are “The Challenger Sale” and “Pitch Anything.”6 Jobs With No Experience Needed3. Be ready with great sales success stories, not just goals met.Employees measure success differently, but those metrics reveal a lot. Résumés that mention 360 consecutive quotas met don’t impress me. Who set the quota? What was the product? What were your incentives?I want to hear a good sales success story. So when the time is right, tell a story that shows that you get it. It’s very telling to hear what people consider successful. Do they understand that success isn’t necessarily just a sale, but rather a loyal customer? Hearing how they determine and achieve success not only shares a good sales story, but it also reveals what is important to the candidate.Prepare an anecdote that reveals a deeper level of understanding: Lots of sales this month are good in the short-term, but a good relationship is forever. Those kinds of people understand how to succeed, regardless of whether they’ve done it yet. 40 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Ask & Answer4. Show that you can find leads yourself.It’s one thing to close deals that were referred to you or were generated from SEO or web leads. It’s quite another to close deals that you prospected from scratch: deals you took all the way from stranger to customer. When I am interviewing a sales candidate, I want to hear that you can execute on this — that you are not an account manager (nothing against account managers, of course). If you’re going to be a salesperson, you need to show that you can run a process that takes a prospect from total stranger to customer. This way, even if your leads will be generated from referrals or search, you’ve shown that you can close.Sales is not for everyone. But people with the right talents and experience can thrive in the field. If you think it’s the right job for you, use these tips to nail your next interview. 4.1★ Sales Manager Networx Systems Inc. Atlanta, GA Sales Representative- Power Home Remodeling Franklin, TN 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Outside Software Sales Consultant Thryv Baton Rouge, LA See more Sales jobslast_img read more

How to Find Out If You’re Earning Less Than Your Coworker

first_img 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h Restaurant Manager The Saxton Group San Marcos, TX 23 hours ago 23h Manager Gourmet Burger Restaurant Las Vegas, NV 23 hours ago 23h Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Valley Stream, NY 2.9★ 3.9★ Restaurant Manager Chopt Creative Salad Company, LLC Richmond, VA 3.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Store Manager Thorntons (Kentucky) Henderson, KY 23 hours ago 23h Store Manager Chico’s FAS Braintree, MA Manager In Training Crew Carwash Plainfield, IN 3.5★ See more Manager jobs 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.3★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ N/A Available Manager Jobs Education Manager Community Care Network Rutland, VT Meat Manager SHOP ’n SAVE Supermarkets (PA) North Huntingdon, PA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Money isn’t exactly an easy topic to talk about with your BFF let alone your coworker. As finance expert and founder of LexION Capital Elle Kaplan commiserates, “discussing money is seen by many as a taboo subject.” And yet, she argues, “it should feel empowering. As the saying goes, knowledge is power—and if you know your coworkers’ salaries,  you can begin to understand your worth in the workplace and take steps to empower your financial life.” On the flip side, if you don’t know what your coworker earns, that lack of knowledge could keep you for asking for the raises and promotions you deserve, Kaplan points out. Career coach Hallie Crawford agrees. “While most organizations discourage talking about wage, talking about money with coworkers can ensure everyone is making a fair wage,” she says. In fact, knowing your coworker’s salary could mean finding out you’re earning a lot less.  So, now that we’ve got you convinced you need to know your coworker’s number—his or her salary, that is—how do you go about getting it? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help. 1. Don’t blurt it out. As Kaplan mentioned above, money—and especially what people make in a workplace—is a sticky subject, so this isn’t a question you want to ask casually at the watercooler. “If you’re going to talk pay with coworkers, do it in a private situation and don’t make them feel pressured,” Kaplan advises. “For instance, you can invite a colleague out for a coffee, reveal your salary first, and then gently ask them if they want to compare.”9 Things to Never Say in a Salary Negotiation2. Speak with a trusted coworker. Just like you wouldn’t ask what a coworker makes in any ol’ place, you shouldn’t ask any ol’ person, says Crawford. Make sure you approach a peer you can trust with such a sensitive topic. In other words, steer clear of office gossips and liars.3. Reach out to former colleagues. You can also approach people in your organization who once had your role and have since been promoted, says Kaplan. They’ll be able to tell you what they made when they held your position. And, “if you can find one of these sources, they’ll likely be a lot more open and upfront when talking numbers,” Kaplan points out. How to Figure Out Your Salary in Your Next Job4. Use Glassdoor. While you may not be able to find your cubemate in Glassdoor’s salary tool, you can see what people in your position—and even within your company—are earning and compare your salary to theirs, says Crawford. Using Glassdoor’s Know Your Worth you’ll be able to get a personalize salary estimate and see your value in today’s market. “You will want to compare yourself to coworkers with a similar workload and time at the company,” she cautions. Of course, if you find out that a coworker or previous employee earns (or earned) more than you, you’ll probably be ticked. (And who could blame you?)”But it’s important to keep a cool head,” encourages Kaplan. “Rather than storming into your bosses’ office, keep your feelings out of the equation and create a calculated plan to boost your net-worth.” Recognize that “there are a plethora of reasons that your co-worker could be earning more than you, and most of them have to nothing do with your value,” says Kaplan. For example, “their experience, previous salary, and other factors often cause the discrepancy. Don’t let the comparison make you think any less of your value.” Instead, focus on what you do bring to the table and what those skills and experience are worth in your workplace. (And don’t name drop to your boss.) “Let your boss or manager know you’re aware your industry salary is below average, and then back it up with facts and your capabilities,” she says. One last thought: “I know it can be intimidating, but standing up for yourself and getting your true value is one of the most empowering—and profitable—things you can do for yourself,” says Kaplan. “We’re often brighter and more talented than we give ourselves credit for.” If you take a chance, “the worst that can happen is your raise will get put on the table while you find a new employer who does recognize your enormous value,” she says.   Salon Manager Hair Cuttery Virginia Beach, VA 2.0★last_img read more

15 Words That’ll Drastically Improve Your Cover Letter

first_img Warehouse Material Handler I (3rd shift) Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies Normal, IL Occupational Therapist / OT – Outpatient Pediatrics My Left Foot Children’s Therapy Las Vegas, NV 23 hours ago 23h Registered Nurse (RN) – Nights – $7,500 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Casper, WY 23 hours ago 23h The cover letter, intended as an opportunity to demonstrate your unique qualifications as a potential employee, in reality, can be the most difficult area in the hiring process to stand out. According to Glassdoor’s guide How to Write a Cover Letter, “Your cover letter is meant to convey more personality. The cover letter is your first introduction to the person who may hire you, and its goal should be to make you as memorable as possible, in a good way.” So what’s the special sauce that will have a recruiter devouring your letter from start to finish? The following words and phrases will help take you from sitting in front of a blank Word document to sitting in front of your next employer.IntroductionBefore you start your cover letter, make sure it’s personally addressed to the reader. While your instinct may be to open with “To whom it may concern” as you crank out letters to different employers, it’s much more worthwhile to use the name of the hiring manager. “If you want to make a strong impression, then take the time to find out who you’re addressing,” the ebook says. Mentioning a mutual contact early on in your cover letter will also provide the manager with an immediate reference to speak with.How to Write an Entry Level Cover LetterIncluding numbers at the beginning of your cover letter also provides concrete evidence of your previous professional accomplishments. Metrics such as hours devoted to a project or number of people you managed on a team can impress a recruiter off the bat.Body ParagraphsExpressing your enthusiasm for the position you are applying for demonstrates your dedication to a job. Beyond explaining your skills, saying you’re excited and want to hit the ground running shows you’re truly interested in the field you are pursuing.Determining culture fit is becoming as important to companies as evaluating past experience. Use terms like collaborate, mentor, and communicate while providing examples of teamwork that emphasize your ability to productively work with colleagues. Talking about how you can contribute to a company’s success also displays your worth to an organization and expresses dedication beyond your own personal gain.Craft a Winning Cover Letter in 10 MinutesWhen looking over your cover letter, give your final draft a boost by seeing what generic terms you can upgrade. According to the ebook, “Adding a little word variation helps you stand out against other applicants.” For example, write imaginative instead of creative, substitute inventive for innovative, and choose tenacious over determined. “Show that you can think beyond what the average applicant is willing to do.”ClosingA call to action at the end of a cover letter is a must — but a closing statement that comes off too confident may turn off a recruiter. The ebook recommends to “let the call to action be polite and open ended” with phrases such as looking forward to speaking and excited to offer more information.Want to learn more about the secrets to writing a successful cover letter? Read How to Write a Cover Letter.Browse Open Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 2nd Shift Hard Surface Fabricator Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations Youngsville, NC Physical Therapist / PT – Outpatient Pediatrics My Left Foot Children’s Therapy Las Vegas, NV 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ CDL-A Regional Truck Driver Averitt Express Pasadena, TX 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img RN, Registered Nurse-Birthing Center (Part Time) CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 3.7★ 3.3★ 23 hours ago 23h Occupational Therapist Mary McDowell Friends School Brooklyn, NY Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Suitland, MD A Lineman – Transmission Pike Electric Corporation Panama City, FL 23 hours ago 23h 4.3★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Find Jobs Near You 3.3★ 3.6★ 3.7★last_img read more

How to Get a Job at Audible

first_img 3.5★ 3.5★ 3.5★ Software Developer Engineer III Audible Newark, NJ Economist Audible Newark, NJ 23 hours ago 23h Product Manager, Personalization Audible Newark, NJ 23 hours ago 23h If you’re looking for a sprawling office filled with desks, a hushed silence and feverishly typing coworkers, Audible is not the company for you. When candidates first walk into any of the Audible offices—whether in Newark, NJ, Cambridge, MA or Berlin, DE —there’s undeniable energy.  “It’s a warm, friendly and energetic atmosphere where people are working hard to build great products and having fun while doing it,” says Aviv Wecler, Director of Tech Recruiting at Audible. And it’s got nothing to do with the company perks, instead, it’s built into the fiber of the people.  “At Audible, we seek out people who embody the behaviors associated with the Audible People Principles. Our People Principles celebrate who we are and where we’ve been and guide the way we work shoulder to shoulder to enhance the lives of our millions of customers.  They reflect and apply to everyone who works at Audible—be customer obsessed, imagine and invent before they ask, draw inspiration from culture and technology, activate caring, and articulate the possible and move fast to make it real.”Audible is the leading creator and provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a rich destination for insight and inspiration to enhance their daily lives.  They are on a mission “to unleash the power of the spoken word.” To do that, they’re amassing a talented group of software development engineers, data scientists, UX pros, communications experts and more. However, applying for a role at Audible won’t be like any other hiring process. Audible promises the “white glove” treatment.“We know that there are many opportunities available for Tech professionals today, so we have made a specific effort to control that which we have control over and have received high praise from candidates because of the candidate experience we provide,” says Wecler. “We like to call it “humanizing the experience”. We spend time getting to know a candidate’s interests and what’s important to them. We provide a comprehensive walkthrough of what they are going to experience in the interviews and prepare them for each step of the way. Our interviews are not easy and we want to make sure that candidates are prepared for the process. Candidates have told us they feel the Recruiting team is a partner to them in their interview journey.”Now that we’ve piqued your interest, here we lay out how to get a coveted job at Audible. Take notes!Get to Know AudibleYou may think it’s impossible to know whether a company is perfect for you until after you’ve snagged the job. But with a bit of research—and asking some important questions—you can determine whether a company is the right fit for you before you accept an offer.When it comes to Audible, there’s so much you can learn from their Glassdoor profile and their careers hub. Do your research and see what about their culture and values ring true for you.“I strongly believe that in order to be a successful employee at Audible, we must demonstrate the behaviors associated with our People Principles,” says Wecler.  Whether you’re developing new content, working on an impressive tech stack, or introducing Audible to people around the globe, you’ll be part of a diverse group of firestarters who motivate and inspire each other through the stories we bring to life.Our People Principles guide the way Audible employees work to enhance the lives of customers. “It starts with a focus on the customer and making deliberate choices to positively impact them. And, while we are working hard to deliver on our goals we “Activate Caring” by creating an environment where people are respectful.”Prepare for the Audible InterviewKnowing that there are many opportunities for tech professionals, Audible goes the extra mile to interview thoroughly and thoughtfully. One Glassdoor review sums up the typical interview process nicely:“The interview consisted of one call with the recruiter with some background questions, then a technical phone screening with a software developer from the company with some behavioral questions in the beginning followed by two coding questions on a live codeshare site. Then I was brought onsite with 5 rounds of interviews, around 45min-1hour each.” —Software Developer Engineer Interview ReviewThe application and interview process differs from role to role, but some of the ways we get to know you include your online application, assessments, phone interviews and onsite interviews.  Onsite interview candidates can expect a 360-degree view of the company.“Candidates are paired up with a lunch buddy to take a break from the interviews and to get a feel for the environment outside of the interview rooms. They’ll get a tour of our Newark campus and may get a peek behind the scenes of the content creation process with a tour of Audible studios,” Wecler reveals.As the Director of Tech Recruiting, Wecler shared that he tends to ask behavioral interview questions “or questions that will allow the candidate to share real stories about their past.” Getting to know the candidate is important for him and his recruiters, who use the STAR technique. “I am looking for teammates who can help make us better at what we do – improve the way we work, make the candidate experience stronger, bring creative ideas to recruitment. For example, ‘tell me about a time you had an idea to fix something that was broken or improve a process and were able to execute and deliver on that idea’.”Consider a New CityHeadquartered in Newark, New Jersey, Audible has done a tremendous amount of work to both improve and give back to the city. Sure, its neighbor New York City has all the marquee flash, but Wecler says that Newark is a gem and worthy of candidates considering relocation.“I didn’t grow up in New Jersey but have grown to appreciate all that it has to offer. Newark, NJ is located in one of the most vibrant metro areas in the world. You should consider moving to this area if you want to be exposed to true diversity. We have a diversity of culture with a brilliant spectrum of ethnic and religious backgrounds.”In Newark, Audible supports students in low-income, under-resourced communities by providing high-quality literacy programs in schools, comprehensive high school and college internships, a dedicated scholarship program, and large-scale community engagement programs. Candidates looking for purpose, have found a corporate partner.“If you are looking to be a part of a comeback story – something big – and make a positive impact on society then you should join us in Newark,” says Wecler. “Audible is redefining what a modern technology company means and is making a positive impact in our community through a number of exciting efforts.  If you are mission-driven person Audible in Newark is a great place to be.”Invest in the Long-TermSince joining Audible in 2015, Wecler has been inspired by his colleagues who have made Audible a long-term career choice. After all, the company has been around since 1997 and has made technical innovation an unflinching priority. “Audible has been around for over 20 years and has proven it can stay relevant in rapidly changing times which speaks to the culture of innovation.  While Audible already has a very successful business, we all feel there is still tremendous opportunity to grow,” he says.For current Audible employees, it’s also the “real and tangible impact” that they have on their customers’ lives that keeps them motivated. Wecler says, “we get to hear directly from our listeners via phone calls, tweets, emails, home videos sharing stories about what Audible means to them and their families and these stories are very inspiring.  Some people may come to us simply to help make their commute more enjoyable while others come to us to help with solving literacy challenges. The impact is meaningful.”If you’re looking for a company where you can invest five years or more and are looking to innovate, Audible may be right for you. “We create innovative experiences and immersive stories so that people can feel the power of voice anywhere, anytime, without disruptions,” says Wecler. “As a modern company at the center of media, technology and storytelling Audible must evolve and adapt with the changing times and employees are expected to adapt and grow too.” Senior Software Development Engineer II Audible Newark, NJ 3.5★ Quality Assurance Engineer II Audible Newark, NJ Lead Global Insights and Data Science Audible Newark, NJ Business Management Manager Audible Newark, NJ 3.5★ Senior Technical Program Manager Audible Cambridge, MA 3.5★ New Audible Jobs For You 3.5★ 3.5★ 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Director, UX Design Audible Newark, NJ 23 hours ago 23h 3.5★ Sr. Software Development Engineer II Audible Newark, NJ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h View More Jobslast_img read more

Bayern Munich coach Ancelotti: Alexis a great player. We’re ready…

first_imgBayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted interest in Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez.Bayern president Uli Hoeness seemingly quashed any chances of the German giants going in for the 28-year-old after he insisted the club will not pay huge sums to sign older players.Sanchez admitted on Friday that he doesn’t know whether he’ll still be at Arsenal next season, although he did say he had a ‘clear’ idea in his mind as to what his future holds.And Ancelotti has now praised the Chile star and suggested Bayern could yet be ready to try and lure Sanchez to Germany this summer.”If an opportunity comes up, the club will be ready,” Ancelotti told a press conference on Bayern’s first day of pre-season.”There are lots of rumours. Alexis is a great player but not the only one in the world. I like Alexis.”There are possibilities in the transfer market, which can be in many directions. I believe that the market is currently somewhat crazy – and Bayern is not a crazy club.”I know the culture of this club and will not ask for any players for whom the club has to spend crazy sums, but if there are occasions, why not?”last_img read more

Senior Program Assistant Vacancy

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 2, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is seeking a Senior Program Assistant. The Senior Program Assistant will be a pivot point for the MHTF. In addition to supporting the MHTF Director as needed, the Sr. Program Assistant will support the MHTF’s efficient and effective operations and applications, to ensure that its goal and objectives are achieved. The Sr. Program Assistant will support the MHTF Director’s administrative needs, as well as provide graphic design and web support to the MHTF’s external relations and communications functions. Successful candidates will demonstrate an avid interest in maternal health or an allied field, and enthusiasm for the goals of the MHTF. All MHTF team members will operate in close coordination with EngenderHealth’s existing systems and structures.For more information and to apply, please click here.Share this:last_img read more

As “Functional Cure” Suggests Possibilities for HIV/AIDS Cure, New Findings Underscore Contribution of AIDS to Pregnancy-related Deaths

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 12, 2013March 21, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Last week’s announcement that a baby girl born HIV-positive in Mississippi had been functionally cured of the disease drew the attention of media around the world. However, the implications of this case are still unknown: does it mean that we are on the verge of a revolution in HIV/AIDS treatment? Denise Naniche of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health explores some of the scientific questions that this news raised in a blog post on Health is Global (also published in Spanish on the Huffington Post). She writes:Since HIV establishes a reservoir of persistently infected cells in the earliest stages of infection, there is growing interest in the idea of early intensive antiretroviral treatment to limit the size of this reservoir and as such lead to a functional cure. Since babies are infected most often in the final phases of pregnancy or during labor, they present an ideal situation to prevent or limit the HIV reservoir. In a sense, the case of the Mississippi infant was an unplanned experiment since the infant started treatment early and stopped at 18 months. It opens possibilities for further research in controlled clinical trials for preventing the 1000 daily HIV infections still occurring in infants throughout the world.Meanwhile, in a study published online in the journal AIDS, Clara Calvert and Carine Ronsmans underscored the critical importance of services for HIV-positive pregnant women around the world. They estimated that “approximately 5% of pregnancy related deaths worldwide and 25% in sub-Saharan Africa are attributable to HIV,” and point out that HIV/AIDS is contributing to many of the high overall maternal mortality figures around the world, and called for a comprehensive response that integrates HIV/AIDS care with reproductive and maternal health services.Share this:last_img read more

The Workplace of the Future

first_imgI’m at a business conference on the “Net Generation” , speaking tomorrow on a panel titled “The Workplace of the Future.” One of the points I plan to make is that young people don’t necessarily expect to have a workplace that is a physical space at all. Many of the other conference presenters have been telling the corporate leaders here that younger workers want to be entrepreneurial, flexible, and independent, and managers have to figure out how to offer that experience within the framework of a big company if they want to attract the best employees. I often think about the double edge of words like “independent” and “flexible.” I think what most people really want is the best of both worlds: jobs that offer security where it counts as well as control over time and duties. (High demand and low control jobs are found to be the most stressful). Meanwhile, employers it seems want the maximum performance and loyalty from employees at the minimum cost. On a related note, coworking isn’t just for bohemians and geeks anymore. Here’s an article about Stamford Coworking, a coworking club of marketing, PR people and entrepreneurs in the Stamford, CT Marriott.last_img read more

Home office deductions

first_imgThe number of workers claiming deductions for home offices more than doubled from 1991 to 2005, according to CNN.com.  The article has some familiar tips and warnings for home office deductions: the space must be used exclusively for work, save every receipt, and, if you’re self-employed, use Form 8829 to calculate your deduction and list it on Schedule C.last_img

Big idea: A new New Deal

first_imgThe New York Times Magazine this weekend ran an intriguing piece by Dalton Conley, a sociology professor at NYU. The essay focuses on the need for a “postindustrial revision to the social contract,” or what we and others have called a “new New Deal.” Conley neatly summarizes many of the principles that underlie Freelancers Union’s work, such as that benefits should no longer be tied exclusively to people’s jobs, since workers increasingly don’t have long-term relationships with one employer. Also, people need to be able to form diverse risk pools to purchase insurance as a group. (Conley name-checks Freelancers Union as an organization that’s doing this already.) This short column is highly recommended reading for anyone interested in reimagining the social safety net!last_img

Are Career Prospects Finally Brighter for Young Graduates?

first_imgWhile some stats show that job hiring for recent college grads is looking brighter, the truth is a little more complicated. Even though 19.3 percent more graduates are expected to get jobs this year than they did last year, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the truth is that many people graduating today can’t expect to work the traditional 9 to 5 for a single employer. Instead, they’ll have to turn to self-employment and/or work multiple part-time and temporary jobs to get by. “Young college graduates working multiple jobs is a natural consequence of a bad labor market and having, on average, $20,000 worth of student loans to pay off,” according to Carl E. Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. Case in point: almost 2 million college graduates last year were “mal-employed” (working as babysitters or sales clerks for which they didn’t need college degrees) and had multiple jobs, according to a recent New York Times article. Given these trends, the federal government should—and could—do a lot more to track the ways that people are working today. The last time they studied independent workers in any comprehensive way was six years ago, the last time a survey called the Contingent Work Supplement was administered. The survey has since been discontinued—and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Freelancers Union Executive Director Sara Horowitz just explained how this bad data is affecting our understanding of the recession and recovery, too, in an op-ed “Why our employment figures are wrong.” Luckily, even people who don’t think they have an entrepreneurial bone in their body (like me) can blaze their own trail. Above having parents who are entrepreneurs or having some kind of entrepreneurial gene, a study by Babson College found that just taking a few entrepreneurship classes is a greater determiner of who will start their own business. If you’re a college grad, what was it like after you got your degree? If you just graduated, how have your job prospects been?last_img read more

3 reasons why every woman should consider freelancing in her lifetime

first_img$20,000.00. It is an amount that I will never forget and it is the amount that cemented my desire to find fair and equitable ways to share my gifts with others. I was a new hire at an institution and a casual lunch conversation revealed that one of my male colleagues was making exactly $20,000 more than I was. He had fewer years of teaching experience than I did and our education levels were drastically different. It was not the first, nor the last time, that I would encounter unequal pay for equal, or more, work.If you are aware of the Horatio Alger’s Ragged Dick story then you’re probably familiar with the rags to riches motif that has captured readers’ imaginations for over a century. At the core of that story is the idea that regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic class, we all have the same opportunities to achieve our professional and personal goals. Interestingly, even when I worked at the most progressive of institutions, I never experienced that type of parity.In fact, at various points in my life, typically after I applied for a position, I could always tell when potential employers were checking me out. My email would sprout up with numerous reminders that, “Tyra, people are looking at your Linkedin profile.”Here we go again. Well if they didn’t know that I was Black and a woman before, then they knew now. Then the waiting game ensued. Would I be given a fair chance? Would being of a childbearing age affect my chances? Would my salary be based on my ability? My degrees? Or my double minority status?On the surface, this may seem to be over the top or hinged on paranoia, but the reality of not being compensated or treated fairly is real. I often hear my friends, many of whom have climbed the proverbial corporate and academic ladders, complain about being mistreated, overworked, and frustrated by some of their experiences with overt and blatant sexism.I don’t claim that my life as a freelancer is perfect, but it has given me a glimpse of what it feels like to be in a space where my productivity and my creativity are not controlled or dominated by someone else. Being a female freelancer, in many ways, is the most liberating thing that I have ever done and here’s why:Work/Life BalanceMany women, by default or by choice, are caregivers. We find ourselves being the CEOs of other people’s lives. This often requires learning how to integrate our needs with the needs of others. Whether it is shuffling children to and from co-curricular activities or supporting elderly parents, it is difficult for many women to carve out time for themselves.Setting one’s own hours, project schedules and the duration of projects allows female freelancers to have more work options that can mesh seamlessly with personal responsibilities, however defined. Freelancers often determine if a job or project is the “right fit”. If it is not, you are not obligated to do it, especially if it will lead to a work and life imbalance.Equal PayYes, it is 2016 and there are still those who question the value or quality of a woman’s work. Because many freelancers either set their own prices and fees, or a price is already established, there is very little volleying back and forth.A good article or blog, whether written by a male author or a female author, can still fetch the same rate of compensation. Competitive pricing and quality work are privileged and not someone’s gender or race. I have rarely, if ever, wondered if someone was getting paid more simply because he was born a male.MeritocracyMany of us confuse the idea of a democracy with that of a meritocracy. Meritocracy is built on the idea that we are rewarded based upon our achievement, or the merit of our work, including our intellect. Acquiring new projects, building clientele and receiving referrals is often based upon the quality of a freelancer’s work.Depending on what you do, you may never meet or even see your clients. E-commerce has made freelancing fertile ground for a meritocracy where one’s zip code, last name, or gender doesn’t translate into grounds for preferential treatment or, conversely, discrimination.Of course, freelancing is not utopic; however, it is a space where one’s creativity, intellect, skill sets, and gifts seem to be respected for their intrinsic and extrinsic value.For women in particular, freelancing may give you a taste of what the traditional workspace has not. It is for this reason that I strongly encourage women to try it—at least once this lifetime.last_img read more

Shuttler Sindhu extends support to Pro Volleyball League

first_imgMumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu has joined hands with the Pro Volleyball League to support the game in the country, it was announced on Friday.The Pro Volleyball League also signed up American volleyball legend and two-time Olympic medallist David Lee, who will be part of the inaugural edition of the league. Both the stars shot for a promotional video, along with some of India’s best playersin the build-up to the league that will be played in February 2019.”I have grown up to stories of my parents playing volleyball and representing their teams and country at various events.. It is a very high-energy and spectator-friendly sport,” Sindhu said.”The Pro Volleyball League will be a much-needed shot in the arm for the sport and with the likes of David Lee coming on board it will be a great opportunity for all the players here to learn from their experience,” she added.Lee has been a household name in the sport of volleyball. He has played the sport professionally in over seven countries, and has won multiple championships. With a height of 6ft 8 inches, the Alpine-born player is well known for his blocking abilities.” I think the league will help grow the sport in the country and improve the skill set of the players by leaps and bounds. I have played professional volleyball across the globe and I am really looking forward to a new challenge here in India,” said Lee.The Pro Volleyball league will also witness the participation of some of the top Indian players like Mohan Ukkrapandian , Ranjit Singh, Akhin Jas, Deepesh Sinha, Gurinder Singh and Prabhagarn to name a few. Mohan, current captain of the Indian Volleyball Team, is one of the best setters in Asia and has been part of the Indian team for almost a decade now.–IANSgau/bgadvertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal’s Leah Williamson: ‘I’ll put myself on the line for this club’

first_imgShare on Messenger The emotions were perhaps heightened by the manner in which Arsenal have seen out the title race. Having exploded out of the blocks, sweeping everyone aside with ease, a 5-0 win at Chelsea the pinnacle, the injuries started to mount. “We just about kept our head above the water,” says Williamson, who is going to the World Cup with England after Ian Wright announced her selection on social media. “It did get to that point where we were like one more and we’re not going to be able to cope.“You’re not just talking about bringing the kids in and filling holes, you’re talking about the strain on the rest of you that are still there, trying to stay healthy, trying to still perform at the level, trying to invest yourself completely while also panicking the whole time, it’s hard.“And it’s hard to watch your friends get injured. It was hard to watch Jordan [Nobbs’] injury, it was probably the most heartbreaking thing in the whole season. Horrible. Straight away you’re just thinking: ‘It’s a World Cup year, it’s a World Cup year.’“Yet we stood strong. And I think that’s been the story of Arsenal this year, it looks pretty from the outside but actually we’ve dug deep, we’ve stuck together and we’ve ground out results with performances that weren’t necessarily our best but that’s something you need to do when you’re a winning team.” Read more Pinterest Reuse this content Topics Women’s football Twitter Leah Williamson in action against Japan during the SheBelieves Cup, which England won. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Share on Pinterest Dutch magic and the Montemurro effect: the story of Arsenal’s WSL title When Arsenal clinched their first Women’s Super League title in seven years at Brighton’s Amex Stadium last weekend, a sobbing Leah Williamson could be seen embracing her mum in the crowd. A clip of that went viral and a few days later, when we meet at the Arsenal training ground, she pats her heart and says: “I just feel it. In here.”A lifelong Gooner who has won both domestic cups with Arsenal, Williamson does not usually cry, but as she got closer and closer to “the missing piece” she could not hold back the tears. “I said after that I’ll never ever apologise for the emotion I have because it’s what makes me the player I am,” the 22-year-old says. “I’ve never been afraid of getting stuck in, I’ll put myself on the line for this football club. Share on Facebookcenter_img Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC)This is what it means. This is what it’s all about. #WeAreTheArsenal ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7mipD6jHiBApril 28, 2019 interviews Facebook Arsenal Women Share on Twitter Share via Email It came at a price and, with the squad stretched, their cup runs suffered. And Williamson missed a penalty in the Continental Cup final shootout, which Manchester City went on to win.“I never want to be that player that lets the team down. Everybody wants to do their job. I’m a very logical thinker so straight away I knew exactly why I missed, what I did wrong and how I’m going to make it better because that’s the only way you don’t dwell.”Williamson credits the Arsenal manager, Joe Montemurro, with a system that helped cope with the crisis. “The way we play has allowed us to maintain a high level and the system allows people to slot in. We think he’s the best thing since sliced bread.“Not a single one of the girls has a bad thing to say about him. He’s a laid-back coach, very different from any other manager I’ve known in that sense, but the level of clarity in terms of how he wants us to play and what he wants from us, is so strong.“He’s very Arsenal. When he tells us something is going to work, it usually does. I just hope that we don’t get more injuries so that you can see more of what he has to give us because I think the more information he gives us, the better this team is going to get.” “I nearly cried when we scored the first goal because I just knew it was going to be our day. There’s only a couple of times I cried for goals in my life. Thierry Henry’s return at the Emirates, I was behind that goal, it was incredible. Things like that, they stick with you.”Katie McCabe’s goal ensured victory against Birmingham on 31 March in what was their final match against top-four opposition and was a sign of the waterworks to come. Two, likely routine, games followed and wins in both secured the title and rendered Saturday’s match with Manchester City irrelevant.“That was my highlight of the season when Katie scored that goal. I just wanted her to score so badly. I cried on that day. I just don’t know what’s wrong with me this year,” she says, with a slightly annoyed grin. “Hopefully, this won’t be a recurring thing. I always thought once we got through that we’d be fine. But it’s never like that, the pressure of the next game is crazy.”It is well known that Williamson comes from an Arsenal family, but it is less well known that her dad is actually a Spurs fan. He failed to prise her away from the Arsenal supporting contingent though. “I forget they’re not just supporting me. My family would come if I was playing or not. My grandma refuses to get tickets from me. Her and my cousin buy their membership every year because they’re fans of the club.” Share on WhatsApp Women’s Super League Share on LinkedInlast_img read more