Avoid saying these things to always guarantee a yes. MY CURRENT COMPANY IS AWFUL You might have the boss from hell and your office might be on a random industrial estate but moaning about these things in a job interview will only harm your chances of getting away from those things. No one wants to hear negativity or moaning so instead, turn your challenges into a positive thing, explain how you have overcome differences to your advantage. CAN WE PLEASE RE-SCHEDULE TODAY'S APPOINTMENT? Everyone's time is valuable, not just yours so unless there is an actual emergency, avoid changing interview times at all costs. Not only do last minute changes show your lack of dedication, they also give off the impression of being disinterested in the role or company. Being late is in the same bracket so if you find yourself running behind time, a quick email to explain and apologise should paper over the cracks. IF I DON'T HEAR BACK BY FRIDAY, I'M TAKING ANOTHER JOB While everyone knows that waiting … [Read more...] about 5 things never to say in a job interview
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Central banks are expected to continue cutting benchmark rates to kick start their countries’ economies, further putting downward pressure on interest rates and bond yields in coming months. Keeping your money in the bank is therefore not ideal since low interest rates will erode the value of your savings over time. Investing in financial markets has, however, become a lot trickier. On one hand, yields from top-rated government and corporate bonds have fallen to near-record lows, making them less effective as a hedge against inflation. On the other hand, equity markets have become riskier due to relatively high valuations and a slowing global economy. To achieve a reasonable return without taking on too much risk, you may want to consider a wider range of assets for income and capital growth. More to yields than bonds You can, for example, invest in preferred securities, which generally offer yields that are higher than investment grade bonds yields, as seen from the chart above. … [Read more...] about Beating inflation in a period of low interest rates
Antonio and Nicanor: Characters in a country like no otherJeffrey Epstein, a wealthy American investor with powerful friends, knew it was the end of his gilded life. He faced federal sex trafficking charges with no prospects of a way out, unlike the previous ones in Florida that were easily settled through his power and wealth, with Trump’s former Labor secretary as the legal fixer. He was out of his $56-million New York City mansion and his private islands in the Caribbean. He was locked up in a cramped, dirty, dangerous jail in Manhattan with an ex-cop as cellmate. He fully realized that his new identity, Inmate Number 76318-045, would just be the first step in what was to be a lifetime of hell. So, he hanged himself inside his cell to end his miserable life. Goodbye to a charmed universe where he was on first-name basis with the likes of Mr. Trump himself, Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew. At about the same time the news of Mr. … [Read more...] about Antonio and Nicanor: Characters in a country like no other
Genuine faith is rooted in reason. (The Philippine Star) - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am Genuine faith is rooted in reason. … [Read more...] about Genuine faith is rooted in reason.
GALLE, Sri Lanka: New Zealand have a chance of securing the top spot in Test cricket when they take on Sri Lanka in a two-match series from Wednesday (Aug 14), exactly a month after their cruel World Cup defeat to England.New Zealand, with 109 points in Test cricket, are ranked behind India on 113 points, but a 2-0 series win in Sri Lanka will see the Kiwis leapfrog the Asian heavyweights.Test rankings have added relevance with the new, two-year ICC World Test Championship now under way, culminating in a 2021 final at Lord's between the top two teams.Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka will be wary of providing a rank turning wicket in the first Test in Galle after being outsmarted by England in the most recent encounter at the venue.England overcame the battle with a variety of off-, leg- and left-arm spin as the trio of Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Jack Leach played a key role in a 3-0 series sweep.The Kiwis too are carrying plenty of spin options and are likely to play two of them. Bombay-born … [Read more...] about Cricket: New Zealand eye top Test ranking in Sri Lanka series