Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Cover letters can be a pain.
You've essentially got to write a new one for every position you apply to. They're less succinct than résumés. And they can turn out fairly badly, if you don't know what you're doing.
Still, if you want a shot at the job, you've got to get yours right.
Some common errors will raise red flags, but won't immediately land you in the rejection pile.
Other mistakes, however, will prompt any hiring manager to rip your cover letter to shreds, set the scraps on fire, and throw the ashes out the nearest window.
Well, maybe not. But it will probably get your cover letter tossed with a second thought.
With that being said, here are nine mistakes to avoid at all costs:
All of us tend to think we are the master of out bodies and so we are familiar with them. But is it really the case? Take on the challenge and see how many of the following fun facts from Fact Slides you have known before:
- An average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
- Ears and Nose never stop growing.
- Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print.
- All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds.
- Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
- Scars continue to look the same year after year because, while skin cells are replaced periodically, the underlying collagen is not.
- Your nose can remember 50,000 different scenes.
- Human shed about 600,000 partciles of skin every hour.
- A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
- We all have tiny mites living in our eyelashes.
- People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.
- Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
- The chemical elements that make up your body are worth around US$160.
- There’re more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
- Our lungs and nasal passages have exquisitely tiny hairs called cilia that can “taste” bitter flavors.
- Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.
- Your lungs can hold up to 5 minutes worth of oxygen.
- Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
- Your body has enough iron in it to make a metal nail 3 inches long.
- Muscle comes from the Latin musculus, which means “little mouse,” because a flexed muscle was thought to resemble a mouse.
A non-govermental organisation , Phosguard Fumigant Ltd, in partnership with the Lagos State Government has introduced a bounty, “Kill rats, make money” as a means to try and prevent the rate of Lassa fever and other vector borne diseases in Lagos state.
Mr Oluwasegun Benson, the Chief Executive Officer of the company told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that this bounty and exercise would help “de-rat” the state.
Rodents around the state are to be exterminated from residential areas as well as markets by the use of high tech chemicals and equipment that would make their decomposing bodies harmless and non-infectious.
Vector borne diseases are infections transmited by the bite of infected species such as rats, mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, blackflies and triatomine bugs.
“As part of efforts to de-rat the state and prevent epidemic from Lassa fever and other diseases, a bounty has been placed on rats in the state. We will buy off at least 20 rats for a yet to be announced amount; in Lagos now it is Operation kill rats and make money.”
“It is war against rodents and pests in Lagos state. We are already approaching an epidemic level which can lead to a pandemic level with Lassa fever and we must be proactive and launch a more coordinated approach to control them,” said Mr Benson.
According to him, the company will be partnering with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to either incinerate or bury the rats. Mr Oluwasegun Benson said the project, which would be launched in October would be the first of its kind in the country. He also commended the Governor,Akinwunmi Ambode for approving the Vector Control programme which would start with the markets and supporting with a Toyota Hilux van.- See more at: http://www.naijaloaded.com.ng/2016/08/31/true-kill-rats-make-money-lagos/#sthash.5lhHH5vm.dpuf
>> Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire as a result of Facebook's success by 2007 at the young age of 23.
>> Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise guest appearance on the January 29, 2011 episode of the hit sketch-comedy show 'Saturday Night Live', which was being hosted by Jesse Eisenberg, the actor, who played Zuckerberg in the biopic, 'The Social Network'. Although Zuckerberg was critical of the film for his inaccurate portrayal he nonetheless had a cordial and friendly meeting with Eisenberg calling his portrayal in the film as 'interesting'.
>> Mark Zuckerberg's co-creationg Facebook was preceeded by another website named 'Facesmash', written by Zuckerberg and his classmates. The website was set up as a type of “hot or not” game for Harvard students and allowed visitors to compare two student pictures side-by-side and let them choose who was “hot” and who was “not”.
>> Facebook was originally named 'theFacebook' during the time of its initial release on February 4, 2004.
>> Mark Zuckerberg launched a peer-to-peer file sharing service named 'Wirehog' on August 2004 with Andrew McCollum, Adam D'Angelo, and Sean Parker in an effort to compete against i2hub a campus-only peer-to-peer file sharing service by Wayne Chang. Wirehog was a precursor to Facebook Platform applications, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook.
>> Apart from his own social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg also has accounts on Google + and Twiter. Zuckerberg had become the most followed user on Google+, outranking Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin for some time. He has maintained a private account on Twitter under the username 'zuck', although as of November 2014, the account's status is suspended. Another account 'finkd' also belonged to him.
>> In August 2013 Mark Zuckerberg launched the Internet.org project to provide Internet access to the 5 billion people who are not connected as of the launch date. In a public Facebook post, Zuckerberg mentioned that by using a three-tier strategy, Internet.org will also create new jobs and open up new markets.
>> Mark Zuckerberg as also made several philantrophic contributions. He donated an undisclosed amount to Diaspora, an open-source personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $25 million to combat the ebola virus disease, specifically the ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. He reportedly donated $100million to Newark Public Schools, the public school system of Newark, New Jersey.