Showing posts with label Human Resources. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Human Resources. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2015

These Tunes Will Kill Your Workday Blues

These Tunes Will Kill Your Workday Blues
                                                                   by Dylan Chadwick

Some days are longer than others. At times, you’re in and out of the office in quick bursts, a living, breathing embodiment of “productivity” that spins those clock hands from 9 to 5 lickety split. Then there’s those other days, the ones that trundle along with a veritable eternity standing between you and your homeward commute. Once your afternoon coffee kick has worn off and your best office buds have retreated to their cubicles, you need that extra special kick to help power through your workday...but how?  

Good music is a natural energizer that can get your blood flowing as you tap your toes and dance at your desk. The best work songs have high energy, upbeat lyrics and all-encompassing sounds. They charge forward at a tempo above 80 beats per minute with lyrics that are catchy and easy to sing along to and though I don’t always recommend in office singalongs, they can certainly boost workplace morale on those extra slow days. Believe it, the right song will crank your day to 11 and have you back on your way back to homebound relaxation in no time flat.

Here’s a few that’ll get you cruising through your workday with ease. Party on, 9-5 style!

Kanye West - “Blood on the Leaves”
Kanye West’s Yeezus sent ripples through the music industry with an unorthodox method of distribution, his decision to forego cover art and promotional tour more akin to an opera than a hip-hop stadium event. Beyond the subversive marketing tactics, West’s minimalistic approach to sampling and percussion added another innovative piece to his award-winning catalog of music. “Blood on the Leaves” is a stand out track that features an eerie vocal sample of the Billie Holiday’s standard  “Strange Fruit” deftly layered atop powerful kicks, snares and bass. It’s a cut that will definitely rejuvenate your spirits, a feeling you’ll love almost as much as Mr. West loves himself.

N.E.R.D - “Killjoy”
Your parents may know Pharrell Williams as the “Happy” guy with that gigantic hat, but his career of hit began decades ago via with critically heralded, chart-topping hip hop production as one half of the Neptunes. In the new millenium, Pharrell and a few of his friends in the industry released a number of albums as the band N.E.R.D (a memorable acronym for ‘No-one Ever Really Dies). Their 2008 album, Seeing Sounds, sold 80,000 copies in its first week, and was widely acclaimed for its high energy and kaleidoscopic scope. Videos of fans crowdsurfing and forming mosh pits to the album cut, “Killjoy”, flooded Youtube, and the song became a certifiable cult classic. While your boss may not approve your in-office crowdsurfing routine, you can likely get away with some hearty air guitar at your desk while the song breaks down.

Justice - “D.A.N.C.E”
Electronic music has engulfed the music industry with a spate of Electro producers like Daft Punk and David Guetta selling millions of records and packing arenas. American fans now appreciate the composition and arrangements of this popular music more than in recent years allowing groups like Justice, some much-deserved stateside acclaim. It helps that they exist in an unorthodox realm, one that combines disco, hip hop, funk and shades of rock and their effectively titled hit song “D.A.N.C.E” will have you doing just that. An irresistible beat, infectious lyrics and an effervescent medley of beats and melody ensure you can’t stop at just one play. Desk dance party, population: you.

Music soothes more than the savage beast. When done right, it’ll banish those workday blues as well!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to search for a job at Facebook

Facebook has offices all over the world, be it in Dubai, Paris, India, Singapore or Australia to name a few. They are also very with keeping their careers page updated. Old jobs re removed and new ones are added. There is always some hiring happening at Facebook. Visiting their 'Careers at Facebook' page you can browse through all the openings around the globe and apple for one that best suits your skill-sets. So if you want to explore the opportunity at landing a job at Facebook and working in one of their cool offices around the globe this is how to do it.

How to apply for a job at FacebookHow to find a job and apply for a job at Facebook. Facebook careers are great
1. you would first need to go to their Careers Page
2. Beside their job search descriptions box - choose the drop-down beside the globe icon
3. Now choose the location nearest you and click on the 'magnifying glass icon'
4. You should now see all the openings at that particular location or spot.

If a particular jobs suits your job role and experience - give it a shot and see if you do land yourself a job at Facebook.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How to find a good job after being fired

Jobs are hard to come by and loosing a job can be pretty heartbreaking. There is however no point in sitting and feeling discouraged - there are things you can do about it. There have been many people who have lost their job but found a totally different career path in a different field. You can think of changing industries, redoing your résumé and a whole lot of other activities. One of the best suggestions I have come across and I have personally been helped by is this. Start developing your other latent talents that might have been lying around. Employers are always on the look out for multi-talented people. We are aware that you need to find a job that is your passion and something that you have been dreaming of. Things might not always work out like that. Sometimes your other talents and skills might actually land you the job of a lifetime, and if not at least a job to carry on with.

what to do after you loose you jobWhere to start looking?

You might want to start with your hobbies and talents. There may be something you have a great deal of interest in, but never dedicated any time to follow-up with it. ow is the time to start developing your other varied talents. The inspiration needs to come from you and no matter what it is, it just might be the answer. Tough times call for improvisations and your interest just might land you, your next job. Let's just say that you know an awful lot about cars, you could try your hand at being a car salesman.

Why would companies hire people with multiple people

If you have more than one skill than you can put on your résumé -- it would mean you can do the job of more than one person and pitch in. It would mean that in discussions you opinion would matter as you know a lot more than just your own job. It would mean the company has someone with firsthand knowledge and experience.

Anything else to be done while waiting for a job?

Yes, grown your network, work on your résumé and wait patiently. Don't give up on your skills and keep working at it. This will also help you answer the question about time. So what have you been doing since you got laid off?. Will also make your résumé look better and prove to prospective employers that the person being hired is someone who knows how to make good use of time.