Career counseling itself is a specialized profession seeking special skills, efforts. But with passing days and busy schedules people do not get much time to visit a career counselor and get counseling done. But, since Internet has entered human lives with a buzz, people look forward to Internet for all problem solutions. Students seek personal career counseling where they can open up, share their concerns and queries and get helped by genuine guidance. Students are benefited by this for many reasons. Here are some of them.
Best part of online counseling is that you need not unearth your identity, you can remain anonymous and keep your identity hidden. You need not convey your true identity, you may choose not to share personal details. You may take help of career counselor with different identities every time. You may find out different guidances, different views when you approach the counselor with different identities. Anonymousness may help you to get genuine help from the counselor.
If you choose a career counselor for guidance, you may end up with limited numbers of choices in your city, locality or country at the best. As a result, you may deprive yourself from the guidance of best counselor. But when you are opting for online career counselors, you have lots of options open. You may choose a counselor from anywhere in this world. You need not worry about geographical boundaries. You will have access to best quality counselor from all across the world.
f you are opting for online counseling you may have multiple options. You may interact with the online counselor via voice chat, talking on the microphone and even choosing webcam for viewing. On the other hand if you wish not to talk, you may simply choose text chat. So you have multiple options before you.
Online counseling is equipped with less distracting elements. There are no physical distracting elements around to confuse the student. In online counseling the student can remain focused and shoot all questions to the counselor while referring to the questions already listed beforehand.
Online counseling is picking up fast. Make the best use of it.
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So far in the series on twitter job search, we have covered branding and networking, now it is time to talk about etiquette. Etiquette plays a major role when it comes to getting a job, through twitter or otherwise. It would be in your best interest to mind your manners, as no one likes a person who cannot behave nicely in the perceived shadow of anonymity that twitter or any other website provides.
Do not start sending confidential or sensitive information on the twitter’s public timeline using @ symbol. This is akin to taking someone’s bedroom talk to nearest pub. No one is going to like it, and you by doing so are risking your reputation. Instead, send sensitive or personal information in a direct message. Send your résumé link, interview request, etc., in DM only.
Many a time job seekers do not pay much attention to DMs sent to them, or to the messages sent to them using @ symbol. Always, always, always respond to all direct and indirect messages sent to you. This will paint a picture of a guy who is helpful, friendly, and prompt. These are the traits of an employee that anyone will like to hire.
Twitter allows you only 140 characters that also include spaces and special characters, so be wise in the word selection. 140 characters are all you have, and it is on you to decide how you will make each character add to the value your tweet will deliver. Do not use unnecessary superlatives, adjectives, and adverts. I will rather suggest you to stay away from every word that has nothing to add to the discussion.
Go and check your tweets, and DMs to see if your tweets and DMs meet the standard set above or not. Fix them, if they don’t, and continue using twitter the way you do, if you do not find any problem.
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A feedback is important. It plays a crucial role in our personal or professional development, but it works only if we get a proper feedback. An improper feedback like, “things look good to me” does not do any good. Therefore, the real challenge is to know how to get a proper feedback from people around us.
In this article, I have tried to provide a workable “feedback seeking system” which you can use to get a proper feedback. You can also modify the system, if you feel something is missing.
Why you want a feedback and on what? The answer to this question matters a lot. A generic feedback like, “all is good” or “there is some problem here and there, but the rest is good” will not do any good. Set a target for why you want a feedback. If you have written something then the feedback you can seek could be related to your writing style, coherence, grammatical and punctuation errors, or overall understandability. You can subdivide your work in this way and ask for feedback about the particular thing you want to know.
Do not seek feedback from anyone and everyone. It will do no good. A proper feedback should come from a qualified source. Ask your senior, your client, your boss, your teacher, or anyone who is more qualified than you are on the subject for the feedback. A washerwoman’s feedback on the structure of your SQL database will serve nothing.
Do not ask your family or the closest friend who knows everything about your project for the feedback. Good or bad, it will never give you the feedback that you can use.
Ask questions relevant to the feedback goal you set in step one. Do not pose generic question, as it will not fetch desired answer. Ask a targeted question and listen patiently for the answer.
If feedback sought is for something or someone else then assure your source that his or her identity will be kept hidden if he or she wishes to do that. And if the feedback is about you then tell the feedback source that his or her honest opinion will not tarnish your relationship. This is very important.
Do not lose heart if you do not get positive feedback from all quarters. No matter how smart your source is, he or she can still be short-sighted or wrong. Show confidence in your ability.
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