Mar 7, 2011

Why use Android??

Here are the top10 reasons why Android is an ideal choice for every one:
(1)Native Google Support : It means you get your Emails,Google & Orkut Contacts, Gtalk, Google Maps,Google calender all in one place; Synchronized with your phone. Yes they are synchronized with your phone & everything can get updated on the web & in the phone at one go.

(2)A phone for every budget, Unlike iphone , Android phones are available from a variety of manufacturers, It doesn’t matter if your budget is Rs.6000 or Rs.30,000/-, You will get a phone that fits your budget, The only thing that varies is hardware inside the phone. ( But be rest assured, These are all better than what you get from traditional Nokia phones. …:-) )

(3)Facebook app imports all the facebook contacts to android & you get to see the pictures of your facebook contacts when they call up. Same goes for twitter. The facebook app views photos in a super cool way, It shows high definition full screen slideshow on the phone, It really feels as if the photos were lying on the phone memory. The photo descriptions appear right inside the slideshow thats good too.

(4)Whether its the remaining battery or new chat or a new email, Everything comes with SMS style notification (Yes you can customize them).

(5)Google’s voice search is in, Want to dial a number or find a contact? Speak it, Your android is smart & can listen to what you say, literally !

(6)Doesn’t require specialized data plans like blackberry, Android works on normal WAP, GPRS , Edge & 3G, No matter what internet is available from your operator , Your phone will manage everything Chat, Email , Maps. Wifi can be configured in just 2 taps.

(7)Portable Wi-fi Hotspot is now in your pockets, With Android 2.2 & newer versions you can convert your phone into a portable wi-fi hotspot. (Yes your laptop can connect to the internet & use the maximum speed supported by your mobile operator. Which means if you have 3G activated on your Sim card, You will enjoy super fast internet on your laptop at no extra cost).

(8)Do you know, Android market has an app that converts your phone in to a metal detector? well, you should check it atleast once, It works like charm….(As it was in iphone & many more applications like iphone in your budget)

(9)Android makes communication almost free with just one unlimited data plan from your service provider;
How? well the YAHOO messenger app has an option to make voice calls to others who use yahoo messenger for free. It works using Wi-fi, GPRS, Edge & 3G. So if you have a friend who has android with yahoo messenger installed, Even your international outgoing calls to him will be free.

(10)Last but not the least, Android has official adobe apps to read PDF files & to view Adobe Flash on internet. Android has full html browsers with pinch zoom like iphone.”

Interview Skills – Tell Me About Yourself

Do you know why Tell me about yourself question is asked so often in most job interviews? This question is actually an ice-breaker. Asking this question starts the conversation. So you should better be ready with an answer. This question gives the interviewer a chance to know about the interviewee. Once you start talking about yourself, interviewer starts preparing his/her next question. So there are high chances that the next question that would be fired on you will be based on the answer of this question. As the answer for this will be based on you, you think and prepare it before the interview.
While preparing for the answer consider including following points.
1. You:
Tell them your name and which place you are from. Suppose you are “Sri Charan”, then do not start with “Myself Sri Charan”; start with “I am Sri Charan”. This is a very common mistake. Not acceptable in interviews especially in call center jobs.
You may talk about your family (cover up in short); you may talk about your how you came to the city, etc.
2. Your education:
Tell them about your education i.e. graduation/post-graduation. If you are a fresher then tell them the grades you got. If you have done something different than others then tell them. It surely adds a value!
3. Your experience:
Talk about your whole experience. Start from early years and gradually come to recent years. If you have a long experience then you must not be doing same thing all years. Then exactly what you were doing? This is what your interviewer wants to listen. If you are a fresher then talk about your projects and emphasize your role you played in it.
4. Your experience regarding to the post you has applied for:
Fresh candidates who do not have any kind of experience, you should show some positive attitude and exhibit willingness to learn and do new things. Be ready to do new things. Don’t worry that you will make mistakes. Fresher candidates are expected to do mistakes and your employers are well aware of it so you don’t have any reason to be afraid. Believe me no one will give you more work than you can handle.
5. Do not describe your salary or pay scale at this point of time (unless explicitly asked).
6. Avoid giving unnecessary details. Value your interviewer’s time.
7. The idle answer should not last more than 1 minute.
Good luck.