Verbling: Learn New Languages From Their Native Speakers

imageFor those you who ever tried to learn a new foreign language might probably know how difficult it is to get your hands clear on that. But  how about getting that from a native speaker, someone who is fluent in that and that too for free.

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Verbling is a a free to use web service that connects you to someone that might help you. This is how it works, you need to sign up for the service and add the languages that you speak natively and the ones that you wish to learn. After you have done this much, just sit back wait for the bell to ring, indicating that someone of your interest came up. The site now connects you with the another user trying to learn your native language, speaking the one you wish to learn. And now, you two can go ahead and chat. However it defines 5 minutes of speaking time for each of you but you can manage that on your own.

You can learn pronunciations, expressions, words and other pieces of the new language.

Try it Now, Click here.

Create a Beautiful CV From Your LinkedIn Profile

CV from LinkedInYou all might have your personal LinkedIn profiles and you probably know that is a highly useful network for professionals, But one thing it certainly lacks, a visual appeal. Here is a free to use web service that lets you do create a beautiful resume out of your LinkedIn profile.Resume from LinkedIn

The website automatically imports most of the information from your LinkedIn profile, after you authorize your account. All you need to do is authorize some permissions for the website to import your experience, name, jobs, etc. Your information is now displayed as a colourful info graphic. You can customize your resume in nearly all aspects such as color, font, background, images, details etc.LinkedIn CV

Your Top Skills are highlighted using different colors clearly indicating your area of specialization. Your public time line is created adored with beautiful icons clearly mentioning your are of work. The final result, after all the additions done by you can published on a unique URL of yours much like you could do in LinkedIn.

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Create Your Resume Online for Free with ResumeBaking

ResumeBaking_LogoMaking a Resume can be hell of a job. There are hundreds of templates available online but choosing the right one for you is a very difficult job. Here’s a solution, ResumeBaking, an online service that lets you create your Resume Online for free and that too in minutes.

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The website offers most of its features in the free mode while you may have to pay a little for some professional templates and few other features. In addition to the free templates, the website offers many fields of information that you might skip while making a resume the traditional way. From objectives to qualifications all fields are covered and all are customizable. The service also offers you to upload documents in reference to your Resume. After creating or rather baking your Resume you can either keep it private or publish it on a public URL, You can even share the same with your friends on various social networks or you can download it on your local machine as a PDF file.

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Resume viewing and downloading stats are also shown to you. Jobs notifications are emailed to you for your benefit.

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Best Places to Buy Books Online in India

Online shopping is expected to cross its business for more than 7,000 crore rupees by the year 2015. We all have seen the rise of numerous Online Mega Malls serving anything to every thing at real competitive prices. The ease of filling your shopping choosing from a variety of brands and ranges right from the comfort of your home is the best part of it. So here we are, with this small list of Online Book Stores that cater Indian buyers.


Infibeam
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Based in Ahemdabad, Gujarat, Infibeam offers a wide variety of books for the Indian readers. In addition they offer free shipping on books in India. Infibeam also has an ebook section, where you can preview and buy digital copies of many books.

Flipkart
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Launched by Ex-Amazon employees in 2007, with a sole motive of selling books, flipkart now sells various other goods like Kitchen Utilities, Electronics, Music CDs etc. Talking about books, flipkart has a wise variety of books perfectly sorted in different categories.The store has more than 11.5 million titles to choose from.

Indiaplaza

indiaplazaIndiaplaza.com earlier know as FABmall has a wide range of books. Along with books, you can buy a variety of other products including healthcare, electronics, sport goods, kitchenware, gift vouchers, gifts, flowers, sweets etc.

Landmark

landmarkonthenetLandMarkOnTheNet.com is another website where you can buy books online. The added advantage, you can choose your books online and buy them at your nearest Landmark store for additional discounts.

Book Bazaar
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Another Desi Portal to buy your favourite books. Book Bazaar offers free shipping on all their books. Additionally, this website lists a number of books in major Indian regional languages.

CoinJoos

coinjoosRecently acquired by HomeShop18, CoinJoos.com offers a wide variety of new and old books. Yes, you read it right, the website offers its users to send their used books to them and in return exchange the for a pre defined number of coins which can be used to buy other items on the website.

So, now that you have gone through the list of Best Online Book Stores in India, all the best for your shopping Smile

Share Electronic Circuits Online with Circuit Bee

CircuitBee_LogoYou might have sometime tried to share the electronic circuit that you just designed with your friend. There are many options, you can send him a JPG or PDF copy of the document but don’t you agree that they lack interactivity. That means if your friend wants to suggest you some corrections, he would have to redraw, correct and then rescan to send the correction to you. If this was a menace, try CircuitBee which is free to use web service that enables you to upload your diagram and then gives you a code that you can use anywhere on the web.

You are required to sign up for the service and start sharing.

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As of now, CircuitBee supports only KiCAD and Eagle schematics. The steps are really simple, just upload the schematic and share the code. The code views the diagram inside a frame, with options to print, zoom, fullscreen and show/hide gridlines. Also, it enables the users to get information about the circuit component when the mouse over a component. An interesting feature of the service is that you can share your circuit publically and get comments/suggestions.

Try Now, Visit CircuitBee.com

New Hiring Software Lets Job-Seekers Know Their Worth and Where They Stand

resume-tips One of the enormous undertakings of finding employment apart from the actual job-searching itself is the refining of the resume for every submitted application. Every submission can be a half-hour process of editing and composing a cover letter. In return, the average applicant these days is promised nothing in return but the assurance that their resume has been sent into a supercomputer packed with countless others. It’s plenty of effort for little reward, which can easily lead to discouragement and decreased motivation.

Online services, such as Monster, have provided a more streamlined method for job-seekers and employers to find each other, but these services work on a basic association of factors between the two and simply acts as a forwarder of information. The bottom line is the main chunks of fat are still not being removed on the part of the job-seeker with these services. In other words, job seekers still aren’t able to know how they stand against the competition and what they need to do to get to where they want.

CNN recently did a piece on an independent software service called GREX that is gaining popularity among both employers and job-hunters. GREX essentially lets users see the level of education, former pay, and other factors of those who have already applied for the position, sans personal information. This lets job-seekers know whether or not they realistically have a chance at a position being offered. It also provides the opposite more affirming possibility: letting applicants see which positions are the most worth fighting for. In essence, this reduces the amount of time those looking for jobs spend prioritizing their pursuits.

Such software can provide job-seeking professionals with an easy way to see through a cloud that they otherwise aren’t able to navigate around efficiently. However, it does create the possibility for people to become intimidated by the apparent competition. Employers might start to forget about their own customized preferences for employment in favor of those with higher educations, which doesn’t necessarily mean higher skill. With that said the majority of employers have been thumbing through resumes long before something GREX reduced their workload. They’re likely able to continue to hire on the same basis as ever, just with easier access to the facts.

GREX can help those who don’t like wasting their time. It can also be used by those who want to know what they need to do to become hirable. At the same time, it shouldn’t be a means on which to measure aptitude. That can only be decided through further employment screening


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The Best Of Online Study Groups – OpenStudy.com


OpenStudy has the clear potential to be an ideal study group for students, parents and teachers when used to the fullest. A successful online classroom must be a blend of proper material and interaction which keeps you motivated to achieve results. OpenStudy has the right mix of this all where you can learn and succeed.
It posses a collection of study groups based on topic such as those in MIT’s Open Courseware. It facilitates the communication between all students interested in the subject matter. It’s an ideal way to meet your peers from all corners of the world.

You just need to sign up (make sure you are over 13) and choose your area of interest.
Once you choose your topic, you can straight-way start learning.

These topics or study groups lets you ask questions and also browse/search through all the previously asked questions and their answers.
Get started now, Sign up here!

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Make Stats interesting, present like Hans Rosling

Stats were always boring during a presentation but have you ever heard or watched Hans Rosling, the Swedish statistician and co-founder of the Gapminder which developed the software Trendalyzer (about which we will talk later in this post).

I advice you first watch this video to have an impression on how he talks and what makes him different as a speaker.

Now let us discuss why is he so popular and how can you probably be like him.

  • The structure
    He presents shocking things and stats. Shocking stuff is what wakes people up from their deepest sleeps.
    Try to look at the surprising things of your data or of your study an collaborate that in your presentation to make it more interesting.
  • Sequence
    He starts with discussing himself and his field and discussing various experiences he had during his study of the project, like how he got into this, what people thought if the study initially, how people got wrong in the tests. This is an very effective way because this leads to the audience imagining themselves like how would have they reacted to the situation or what they thought of the topic before this presentation.
  • Discuss
    Discuss with people whatever you are talking about, or whatever you are working upon. Tell them the technical aspects of your presentation like when discussing graphs tell them whats on which axis and whats on the other and then play with the axis. Just light up people technically and win their hearts
    You might be wondering the software that he is using for his presentations, the slides that were moving in 3dimensions and those beautiful animations. This is the Gapminder software (now with Google as Motion chart ).

This software converts stats and data into movable novel effects that prevents your wok from getting unrecognized.

The Gapminder software can be downloaded from http://www.gapminder.org/desktop.

The desktop version allows you to work offline and make your own graphs and flash based presentations or you can add the Google Gadget (Motion Charts) to your spreadsheet and animate your data with flash.
The Gapminder software allows you to use and customize graphs already available at gapminder.org
Go ahead and make your presentations flowing live.

Crack GRE – The Smart Way

Quizlet for GRE Preparing for GRE was never an easy task but who said it can’t be fun.Today we will tell you about Quizlet.com, an interactive method to learn for international tests like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, LSAT and many more like them.

The concept involves creating notes(or flashcards as they call it), learning

them by reading and listening and then testing in a real simple and organized manner. There are millions of existing flashcards(thanks to the users who discovered the website before us :P) ready for learning. Just choose the topic, select one flashcard from the list displayed and start learning.

At Quizlet.com you can create your own groups, add friends, share your flashcards and compete amongst. The three step process of learning, testing and playing makes you a master of the topic in practically no time.

You can even play with your flashcards with two very addictive and interesting short games that makes learning even more fun.

The website is very well organized, you can group similar flashcards in a single folder, export data from someone else’s flashcard to your own, combine different flashcards, search or browse for different flashcards, hear words and do a hell lot other things.

You decide whether to share your flashcards or to keep them to yourselves.

The collaboration feature makes it possible for different users to work on a single flashcard.

Just sign up for the site, choose a study topic and start learning.

Try it Now!

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Learn Strategy with Strat.In

strat.in As they say,Strat.In stands for Strategy Invented, Strategy Indianized, Strategizing!. I recently came across this site and was amazed by how they carry the things. They put in a lot of effort to discuss the management and the strategy involved by companies in Indian market. So for those who are aspiring for MBA, this would be an icing on the cake. They make the things so simple and put forward in such a way that one can’t resist himself from finishing the article that one has started.

Also this site is open to everyone, anyone can share his ideas with them.  According to Strat.in , “We, some of the recent graduates of premier institutions in India wanted to contribute to this revolution. We felt that though a lot of people write about technology and even business, but the strategy behind them is rarely discussed. This is our attempt to discuss the strategic decisions and management issues faced in India.”

Today the team includes some of the finest brains of India, either graduating or recently graduated from IIT’s and IIM’s and even some world class institutes. Let me give you an example how I was attracted to this site. Many of us hate India TV and I was not an exception. But when I read the article India’s own news channel: India TV on Strat.in. I was amazed to sea the strategy of India TV and how it was able to maintain its own market.  That was only one example but this site has many.

So in my view, go for  Strat.in