College admissions essay secrets: Top 10 essay writing tips

Sponsored Content  1. Don’t Thesaurusize Your Essay. Do Use Your Own Voice. Admissions officers can tell Roget from an 18-year-old high school senior. Big words, especially when misused, detract from the essay, inappropriately drawing the reader’s attention and making the essay sound contrived. Before: Although I did a plethora of activities in high school, my assiduous efforts enabled me to succeed. After: Although I juggled many activities in high school, I succeeded through persistent work. 2. Don’t …

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8 reasons to learn transcription in this digital environment

Join GoTranscript and be part of a global team of professional transcriptionists. According to Speechpad, transcription is “[a] text document that contains a transcript of everything that is spoken in an audio or video file.” Or simply put, transcription is the task of turning spoken words into a written document (Breaking into General Transcription by Kate Winston). Transcription is divided into two broad categories: Medical Transcription:  The audio file is the voice of a physician dictating about …

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Skills helpful and trending in accounting

Preparing invoices, payroll reports, cash flow reports, balance sheets, forecasting future incomes are some of the common duties of an accountant while filing taxes for a company. The first skill required for an accountant is that he or she should feel comfortable crunching numbers, irrespective of the tools in possession from a basic calculator to advanced ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software. Presenting financial reports in an easy-to-understand manner while following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) / International Financial …

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Professional courses to look for while making a successful career in accounting in India

Unlike other fields like software development where your work speaks, it is not possible to enter into the domain of certain types of accounting without a professional degree. The three most popular professional degrees in India are CA or Chartered Accountancy (by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), ICMA or The Cost and Management Accountancy (by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India), and CS or Company Secretaryship (by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India). As per the prevailing law, …

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Accounting and career prospects

For an individual or family, it is pertinent to know how much is spent on overheads like food, home rent, and traveling (taught as part of the home science curriculum, popular among girls to-be-future housewives). For a business house, similar overheads can be catering, office rent, and business travel. The big difference between accounting records kept by an individual or family and a business house is that business house and proprietor of the business house …

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A career in language translation

Translation is yet another growing field where you find a lot of jobs translating from your mother tongue to English and vice versa. Proliferation of websites, online shops and drive towards cashless economy in India means in the coming days there will be a growing demand for translators who can translate a final copy in local language. Just like transcription using speech recognition software, in translation, there are wonderful aids including Google Translate with which you get a …

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Career strategy for apprentice SEO

In India, business process outsourcing (BPO) is a flourishing business. There are many call centers providing SEO services to offshore clients, mainly from US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In these BPOs as part of internet marketing, there are many freshers who are employed as SEO doing activities like article submission, listing of local business on search engines and directories. These SEO professionals work in association with content writers who provide them with articles, …

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Aspiring call center agents after not selected in interviews

The purpose of hiring callers in BPO (call center) is to communicate with someone on the other side for a purpose like replying to queries (inbound) or making a sales pitch (outbound). Hiring of candidates at times is based too much on accent. You are more often asked to speak something about yourself. Similar questions could be narrate what you did before coming to the interview today. This is perhaps not just to check your …

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Then and now: Think Python and learning computer programming free

During the early 1990s, there was a spurt of private educational houses in cities in India providing computer training. Computer use was increasing and its future (IT History) rightly looked promising. Access to the computer was mainly limited to offices. Trainees used to pay a premium for learning something which they learn by themselves in home/school these days. When it comes to computer programming, object-oriented programming with C++ was the place to start with. With limited study …

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Community college in US: An overview

In the United States of America, community college refers to public institutions imparting education at a plane beyond that delivered by schools. Associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas are granted by such community colleges. After graduating, some candidates enroll to a four-year liberal arts college or two to three years in university to secure a bachelor’s degree. Community colleges have open door admission policy which is appealing to students seeking associate’s degree or who have plans to enroll …

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