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General Seeking chemistry carrer in Tanzania Tanzania
Fear in Meeting Gets nervous before attending a meeting India
General Best paying jobs in science in South Africa South Africa
Fear in Job Interview Gets nervous when talking to strangers India
General Masters degree in International Business USA
Fear in Job Interview What if you forget what you want to say. RSA
General I wish to become auto-wiring technician Kenya
Resource Job listing USA
Fear in Job Interview Afraid to speak in a job interview South Africa
General Studied math and computer science but got bored Nigeria

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Seeking chemistry carrer in Tanzania

Topic: General


October 23, 2014


Roda - Tanzania



While you are studying Chemistry, it is worthwhile to investigate companies doing chemistry work and chemistry jobs available in Tanzania.

Some companies will hire students as interns during the summer months. That is a good way to gain possible employment when you finish school.

The chemistry department in your school should have a listing of such companies. Also, your can check the want ads to see what companies in your area are looking for.

The website Chemist Jobs in Tanzania has only a few listings, but it can give you ideas. Also see Chemist Grade II Jobs in Tanzania for government openings.

Also see MyWage - Tanzania for some information.

I hope this helps you get a start on your career. Best wishes for good grades in school.

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Gets nervous before attending a meeting

Topic: Fear in Meeting


March 12, 2014

I want feed-back from you, that how to face the meeting. If a call to attend a meeting i am very nerves and i plan to avoid the meeting. How can I come out of that situation and what practice and home work I have to do.




Every meeting has a purpose. Be sure to find out why the meeting is being held and what purposes the leader has. Also, know what your role is for the meeting and what is expected from you.

Knowing these facts will help you prepare for the meeting. It is good to write down information about your work that may be asked in the meeting. You can even bring some relevant documents.

The reason many people are nervous or even fearful before going to a meeting is that they have not prepared for the meeting.

If you are asked a question, you can then refer to your notes or material you had prepared. If you do not know the answer, simply say something like, "I'm not sure about that. Can I get back to you with the answer?"

I hope these ideas help you in avoiding nervousness before meeting. I am sure you will be very successful.

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Best paying jobs in science in South Africa

Topic: General


February 3, 2014

what career pays more money in science stream in SA? What are the requerments?

sylvester - South Africa



See Best Paying Jobs in South Africa for a listing of jobs and wages.

I hope that helps. Best wishes in your career.

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Gets nervous when talking to strangers

Topic: Fear in Job Interview


September 17, 2013

not only in interview but i also scared of talking with unknown people, i became nervous and frightened and also my voice became quaky.

sushma - India



For a job interview, you need to be prepared to tell about your background. But you also need to prepare to ask good questions about the company.

However, when simply speaking to strangers, do not try to impress them or worry about what to say. Instead, be curious about the person and ask them questions of interest to the person. Once the person starts to talk about himself, it makes your conversation with the person much easier.

I hope these ideas help.

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Masters degree in International Business

Topic: General


November 14, 2012

I work for, and Im writing to let
you know about an article we have published showcasing the 100 Best
Sites for International Business People. You can view it here:
I was hoping you would take a quick look at our article. We highlighted
a great collection of sites for anyone looking to work internationally or
simply has a passion for business globally. Our primary audience is
students looking for an international business education, but anyone
working abroad, or going to be working abroad should benefit from this
We're trying to spread the word about this article, so if you like the
list, I'd be thrilled if you would share it with your readers and
anyone else you think would be interested.
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or
feedback about the article or site in general!

Anna - USA



Thank you for the information. I provided a link to your site at Career Resources.

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What if you forget what you want to say.

Topic: Fear in Job Interview


August 25, 2012

You have mentioned that one must have his or her material at hand in the interview bit but how can one be able t do that and is it allowed to go and refer to your material if one maybe forgets what she or he wants to say?

phindi - RSA



Usually, the person interviewing will look at your resume and application form during the interview. It is a good idea to also bring a copy of your resume with you on a job interview so that you can refer to it in answering a question.

But the most important thing is to practice a job interview beforehand. Have a friend interview you and ask tough questions about your experience, skills, weaknesses and such. In this way, you will be ready and probably will not forget things.

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I wish to become auto-wiring technician

Topic: General


August 10, 2012

Am from poor background, and i wish to become auto-wiring technician, but i have no finances so i wish to benefit from free online lessons in physics please help. Thank you

stephen - Kenya



It is good that you have a goal of the type of job you would like. Although our lessons will help you learn the concepts of physics, you really need to learn about the skills needed for being an auto-wiring technician.

Try to find businesses that hire auto-wiring technicians to see what requirements they have. Perhaps you could learn the trade through on-the-job-training or an apprenticeship. Also try to talk to some auto-wiring technicians to get advice about the job.

Best wishes for success in your career. I am sure you will achieve your goals.

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Job listing

Topic: Resource


August 7, 2012

Good Day,

I am Jessica from the Locanto Jobboard and I noticed that the link Hotjobs doesn´t seem to work anymore.

Also, if you are open to suggestions, I would like to suggest Locanto Jobs for the page with almost 500.000 jobs in the U.S. (locanto dot com).

Please let me know if the website can be added as an additional resource.

Thank you for your time. I am looking forward to your response.

Best regards,

Jessica Myers
Project Manager Locanto

About Locanto - Jobs:
Locanto is a free classifieds site which offers jobs, internships and the opportunity to upload ones CV in United States and 39 other countries worldwide. All ads get reviewed and updated on a daily basis. Jobs vary from part-time to full-time offers, and from small businesses to Multinationals like Oracle and Google.

jessica - USA



Thanks for letting me know. Hotjobs was purchased from Yahoo by Monster and then went away.

I replaced the Hotjobs link with one to Locanto Jobs.

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Afraid to speak in a job interview

Topic: Fear in Job Interview


July 18, 2012

hi, my name is rejoyce ngobeni, i am 21 years old.i have completed a degree in administration at university of limpopo. now im busy doing hours of public administration. i have a problem, i am a very intelligent, talented young woman, but i have little confidence with my self. im very shy in front of new people. i am afraid that i will ruin my career before it even start. i know that to be successful in life i need to communicate with people, but im failing to do that. the reason im saying this is because from next year i will be going to lots of interviews an im afraid that i will mess up because of this fear that i have in me.

rejoyce - South Africa



It is a good idea to practice a job interview with friends, so that you know how to respond to various questions about your background and goals.

However, if you are shy or nervous in presenting yourself to others, you might try Toastmasters. They have a good, inexpensive program to improve speaking skills and to get over the fear of speaking. Check Find a Club to find a TM club in your city in South Africa. You can attend a meeting to see how you like it , with no obligations.

Best wishes in getting a good job and having a great career. I am sure you will succeed.

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Studied math and computer science but got bored

Topic: General


July 3, 2012

Hi Ron,
I stumbled across your site and decide to share my story incase you have some advice:

I won a Maths competition when I was in High School in Nigeria and was awarded a scholarship to study Mathematics Education which I accepted despite my ambition of becoming a Computer Scientist. I left Nigeria to study Maths in Semptember 2011, but returned back to the country in January 2012 because I grew tired of the studying Maths and was left with no other option than going back to my country.

I started reading some Computer Science books and teach myself some Computer Programming languages and also wrote the Joint Nigerian Universities Entrance exam, but didn't score quite well and have a small chance of obtaining admission to a University. The University cut-off mark depends on how well your fair in the Joint Universities exam and your choice University exam.

I grew tired of reading Computer Science books and Learning Programming Language just after learning little, I Just Feel Stuck. I don't know what to do next with my life.

Olabomi Mujahid - Nigeria



Realize that you have skills both in mathematics and computer science. Also note that the same type of thinking and logic is required in both subjects. Usually, if you are good in something, you enjoy studying it for its own sake.

However, since you grew tired or bored with both subjects, it looks like you can't see the future in studying them. Look in the want ads and online employment websites to see what jobs are available for people with degrees or background in math and computer science. There are many jobs available, and the pay is good. This should be a motivation for you to continue your studies.

Look at the job requirements and see if they fit your knowledge. Note that many colleges have job boards with listings for graduates. You can see what is available, even if you do not have a degree.

Aim for a job where your skills apply. Check into these various companies. Even small web development companies are looking for beginning programmers, provided they know the right language. Find out what is in demand.

I hope these idea will help you get going in your career and in your life. I am sure you will excel.

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