Rotterdam, New York, Buenos Aires and St. Petersburg mark the tennis agenda

first_imgThe good tennis figures steadily return to the competitors after the Australian Open. A number of excellent rackets of the Prime-10 ATP meet this week in Rotterdam, whereas different rackets on the circuit play in New York or Argentina. In the ladies’s circuit, the St. Petersburg event brings collectively nice rackets like Bencic or Kvitova, whereas Elina Svitolina will search for the title in Thailand.ABN AMRO World Tennis Match (Rotterdam, February 10-16): Daniil Medvedev begins as the first favourite to the title in the Dutch event, the place he may have as rivals Stefanos Tsitsipas, Gael Monfils (champion in 2019), David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, Andrey Rublev or Denis Shapovalov. Roberto Bautista, sixth favourite, and Pablo Carreño, can be the solely Spanish representatives on this ATP 500 event.New York Open (New York, February 10-16): John Isner is the massive favourite to the title in the New York event towards rivals akin to Milos Raonic (three-time event champion), Reilly Opelka (champion in 2019), Tennys Sandgren, Ugo Humbert, Miomir Kecmanovic, Cameron Norrie or Kyle Edmund, Argentina Open (Buenos Aires, February 10-16): Diego Schwartzman will search the title earlier than the Argentine public in a event the place Guido Pella, Dusan Lajovic, Borna Coric, Laslo Djere and Casper Ruud may even compete, the place the presence of as much as six Spanish tennis gamers stands out: Albert Ramos, Pablo Andújar, Roberto Carballés, Jaume Munar , Fernando Verdasco, Pedro Martínez,GSB Thailand Open (Hua Hin, February 10-16): Elina Svitolina begins as a favourite to the title in the Thai event towards rivals akin to Shuai Zheng or Petra Martic.St. Petersburg Girls Trophy (St. Petersburg, February 10-16): Belinda Bencic leads participated in the Russian event, which additionally highlights the presence of gamers akin to Kiki Bertens, Petra Kvitova, Maria Sakkari, Johanna Konta or Elena Rybakina.last_img read more

5 Things to Do Before Applying for A Job

first_imgImagine you’ve just found a job posting and it appears to be the perfect fit. The position is with a company you’d love to work for and you meet each one of the employer’s qualifications. How perfect can this job posting possibly get?Instead of applying for the job right away, it’s important stop for a few minutes to carefully read the job posting and think of it as a lead. This process will help you form a better strategy for your job application that will get you noticed by the employer.As you think of the job posting as a lead, here are five things you need to do before you send your application:1. Update your social media profiles.When you apply for a job, the first thing an employer will look at after your application is your social media profiles.Before you apply for the position, make sure your social media profiles display what you want employers to see. This means your LinkedIn profile should be updated with your most recent experience and you’ve removed anything from Twitter or Facebook you wouldn’t want an employer to see.2. Research the company.Once you’ve read through the job posting, do some research on the company. Check out the employer’s website and read through their career page. You should also take a look at their blog, read about the people who work there, and read out their company news. This will give you a better idea of what the company does and how you can market yourself to the employer.3. Locate the name and email of the hiring manager.After you’ve done some research about the company, it’s time to find the hiring manager. By locating the hiring manager, you’ll be able to customize your cover letter and make sure your application lands in the right hands.Sending your job application to the hiring manager is more effective than applying through the job posting because it enables you to have direct contact with the employer. This way, you don’t have to feel like your application went into a black hole after you applied for the job.4. Reach out to current employees.If you don’t have any connections with the employer, reach out to employees who work in the department where the company is hiring. This is a great way to network and sneak your way into a company through the back door.Once you’re ready to contact some employees, add them on LinkedIn or send an email. Introduce yourself and explain you’re interested in learning more about their company. These employees might be able to offer some tips on how to apply for the job and some insight about what it’s like to work for their employer.5. Tailor your resume and cover letter to the position.After gathering information from your research and networking, you should be able to write a resume and cover letter that’s tailored to the position. Use the knowledge you gained to create an application that shows your interest in working for the company.If you follow these steps before applying for a job, you’ll be guaranteed to stand out against other job seekers. Although this strategy take a little bit more time, you’ll be thankful you went above and beyond to apply for the job.What are some things you’ve done before applying for a job that helped you impress employers?last_img read more

14 Job Search Tips Everyone Should Know

first_imgGetting a new job is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, with as many as 14 percent of people saying they’d like to change employers when they change their calendars.Sound like you? If you’re ready for 2019 to be the year you finally find the right job, keep reading! We’ve curated 14 of the best job search tips from the past year to help you start your New Year’s job hunt off on the right foot, featuring advice from CEOs, celebrities and job coaches who know exactly what it takes to succeed.1. Don’t wait until you have all of the qualifications to apply“If you have all the qualifications you may actually be overqualified! Go ahead and apply if you have the core requirements.” —Jenn Lofgren, Incito Executive & Leadership Development2. Explore your network — or make new connections — to get an internal referral  “Companies always give preferential treatment to employee referrals. If you don’t know someone there, then volunteering at a company’s local charity event can also be a great way to meet people.” —Carolyn Thompson, executive recruiter and managing principal at Merito GroupHow to Ask for a Referral Without Embarrassing Yourself3. Make LinkedIn work for you“Make your online network reflect your offline connections. Once you set up your profile, start connecting with everybody you know: current and former colleagues, past employers, people in your industry, neighbors, family, friends, former classmates. —Donna Serdula, LinkedIn expert and author4. Pursue a job that means something to you“Do the work that comes from the soul of you… The key to fulfillment, success and contentment in life is aligning your personality with what your soul came to do.” —Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Winfrey Network5. Tout your soft skills“Instead of calling them soft skills, I would actually call them essential skills… Some of the most crucial of these skills include communication, teamwork, leadership, relationship-building, balance, reliability and dependability.” —Greg Muccio, Director of People at Southwest6. Prepare, prepare, prepare — and then prepare some more“The best way to calm the nerves is by adequately preparing for your interview. Control the controllables. Do your research, hone your stories and schedule a practice interview.” —Sarah Johnston, The Briefcase CoachAre You Prepared for Your Job Interview? Don’t Say Yes Before Reading This7. But make sure to remain authentically you“There is no replacement for 100% authenticity in interactions with people, and the same is true of interviews, as they are simply an interaction with someone you don’t know [yet]… Remember that this is about assessing fit for you too, and the only way to truly assess fit for yourself is to be fearlessly and authentically you.” —Amanda Gulino, Founder of A Better Monday8. When it comes to salary, don’t ask for what you’d be willing to take — ask for what you’re worth“Decide what you think you’re worth and then ask for what you think you’re worth. Nobody’s just going to give it to you.” —Shonda Rhimes, Award-winning producer and scriptwriter9. Step into an interview with as much self-awareness as possible“Know what you’re good at, and know what you’re not good at. Don’t pretend you’re something that you’re not. Always ask for help. The smartest people ask questions; the people who are the most ignorant think they know it all.”  —Jessica Alba, actress and Co-Founder of The Honest Company10. If you work with a recruiter, look beyond the one job listing “[Our] intent is always to form lasting personal relationships, whether that be to help you find a permanent job or if you want to deploy from assignment to assignment. [Most good firms are searching for] people who want to have a mutually beneficial relationship to help them achieve their career goals while solving problems for our clients.” —Ryan Lynch, Client Relationship Executive at Kforce10 Career Experts Share Their #1 Piece of Job Search Advice11.  Don’t let rejections derail your job search“Don’t be afraid of the word no. It doesn’t mean it’s a bad result. It just means try again. You can’t be afraid to ask, because if you don’t, no one else is… If you just go out there and not be afraid of the negative result, you’ll be surprised. You may get a positive result.” —Serena Williams, Professional tennis player12. And don’t let fear derail it, either“Stop being so afraid! That’s really what strikes me when I look back — the sheer amount of time I spent tangled up in fears and doubts that were entirely of my own creation… Instead, what matters are the true friends you make, the activities you throw yourself into, the books you read, the skills and knowledge you acquire. Those experiences — the ones that make you stronger, smarter and braver — are what really matter.” —Michelle Obama, author, activist & former First Lady13. Don’t just read blogs — find a mentor“Find mentors in the people around you who you respect… There are mentors in the workspace all around you — peers, the seasoned professional, your supervisor, the supervisor one desk over… [The best] person to be your mentor in the organization is someone who sees you every day, someone who knows you at your best and someone who can give you opportunities to improve.” —Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors14. Keep learning – your resume is never done“Learning is the true currency in today’s economy… Employees need to constantly refresh their skills to stay relevant.” —Michael Fraccaro, Mastercard’s Chief Human Resources OfficerIf you’re going to finally find the right job for you in 2019, you’ll need to lead your job search with the best advice you can find. Use these pro tips to make sure your 2019 job search is as effective as possible! 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Deploying Adaptation Finance for Maximum Impact

first_imgHarvest season in Nyando climate-smart villages in Kenya, where technologies are tailored to boost resilience to climate change. Photo by CCAFS/Flickr,The Maeslantkering storm surge barrier, controlled by a supercomputer, closes for the yearly test before the storm season starts in the Netherlands. Photo by M.Moers/Flickr,Flooded meadowlands beside the Hackensack River, with New York City skyline in the background. Photo by Doc Searls/Flickr,Entrance to Kuala Lumpur SMART Tunnel, which is designed to manage storm flooding. Photo by Yat Fai Ooi/Flickr,Children play with old rafts over flooded fields in Bangladesh. Photo by Amir Jina/Flickrlast_img read more