How To Search For Job Vacancies

Job hunting is a serious process that one may face in their lives because it is essential for every graduate or qualified person to get hired with a job as per their educational qualifications. This is because every people want a good source of income for ensuring good standards of living for themselves and for supporting their whole family members. Hence people aspires for a job after the completion of their education processes or some may involve in the process of job searching whether it be driver jobs in Mumbai or any other high level jobs on the grounds such they may not be satisfied with their current roles and responsibilities in the work in which they are employed currently. But only a few succeed in these processes within a short span while most of the people are engaged in the searching activity for a long time because they are not aware of the appropriate strategies that must be incorporated so as to be successful in the process and some of the techniques are stated below.

searchwwwMethods Of Identifying The Employers

1)    Professional Sites

There exist many sites in the internet which facilitate the people involved in this process in many ways. One such is the existence of the professional sites such as LinkedIn which is ultimately dedicated for the job seekers to succeed in their endeavors. In these sites, a person is expected to create their own profiles specifying their educational qualifications and the various other skill sets. Creating these types of profiles will be very beneficial because the employers while recruiting persons for their organizations will definitely look at the profiles which are posted on these types of sites and always priorities to these people and hence the chances for getting shortlisted for the interview process are more. Also uploading the resumes in the various portals will also render the purpose of effective job hunting.

2)    Attend Job Fairs

The camps for recruiting people for the organization will be held in the appropriate places during the various time intervals. Hence in one such place, more number of employers gets accumulated at the same place and separate interview processes are conducted by each and every employer so as to recruit the people who meet the various demands and expectations of their companies. Hence attending these types of fairs, camps and various exhibitions will help the individual in finding the schedule of the interview process of these employers so that they can get progress towards their job searching activities. One can also seek the help of a consultancy or the agencies which has a direct contact with some organizations for recruiting people to serve their needs.

3)    Establish Good Relationships

Making contacts with the people who were employed with some organizations will also render great helps in finding the better jobs because they might be familiar with the employment opportunities in their companies. Hence they will always serve as a good source of reliable information to the job seekers. In some cases, they would also add references to those people and obviously they will be given priority among the other candidates attending the interview processes at their concern.

4)    Don’t Forget To Sign Up For Updates

Most of the web pages are offering this option to provide the information regarding the job vacancies according to the expectations and qualifications of the persons. Hence providing emails in the appropriate sites will provide the alerts about the various jobs hiring process and will intimate the people when the employers are looking for the people with similar skill sets. People do not have to render any costs for getting this information and once can definitely sign up to the various newsletters that are available in many leading official sites.

Be confident

Hence one should apply for the jobs through the various modes till they are accomplished with the appropriate job opportunity. It is also essential for the persons who were involved in the process to stay updated on the various skill sets that are mandatory for getting placed. One should be ready to face the interview process and the various challenges in the job searching process. Hiring an appropriate job is sometimes time consuming and it is very essential that the job seeker to stay motivated towards this aspect and a sincere effort will definitely take the aspirants to the desired jobs.

 

 

 

Android Factory Resets Are Flawed, Allow User Data to Be Recovered

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Thinking of selling your old Android smartphone? Watch out, as its data may be retrievable even after wiping it, finds a Cambridge study.User data is routinely retrievable from second-hand Android devices that have been wiped through a factory reset, the Cambridge study warned.

Most Android handsets offer no easily accessible way of deleting user data including access tokens, messages, images and other content, researchers said.

The factory-reset shortcomings uncovered by researchers at the Cambridge University affect an estimated 500 million Android handsets, and pose a problem for organisations that routinely resell such devices. These 500 million handsets may not properly sanitise the data partition where credentials and other user data is stores, while up to 630 million handsets may not properly sanitise the internal SD card where multimedia files are generally saved.

They examined 21 second-hand devices running Android versions 2.3 to 4.3 from five manufacturers that had been wiped using the operating system’s built-in factory reset feature.

Researchers said the problems also exist with third-party data deletion applications, and pointed to a separate study on the same. Similar problems are likely to persist in newer versions of Android, the team said.

The team was able to recover data including multimedia files and login credentials from wiped phones, and many of the handsets yielded the master token used to access Google account data, such as Gmail. Both phone contact data and

Such data can be recovered even from handsets protected by full-disk encryption, researchers said, as the ‘crypto footer’ file that stores the decryption key isn’t erased after a factory reset.

The problem results from multiple issues, including the inherent difficulty of fully deleting data from the flash memory used in smartphones, something due to the physical nature of such memory chips, according to the research. Other issues include vendors’ failure to include necessary drivers to fully wipe flash memory used for non-volatile storage.

The researchers were able to recover the master token in a device and found that after reboot, it successfully re-synchronised contacts, emails and other data.

The master token, used to access Google accounts, was found to be retrievable in 80 percent of the devices that had a flawed factory reset mechanism.

Actual solutions for users are currently scarce. The team discussed a few ways to mitigate flawed factory resets, including filling up the partition of interest with random-byte files, in the hope of overwriting all unallocated space. This could be done third-party non-privileged apps after the built-in Factory Reset. This would require the app to be installed manually by users after a Factory Reset is performed. The drawback of this method is that it requires privileged (i.e. root) access to devices, and will therefore not be suitable for ordinary users. While the method does not provide thorough digital sanitisation, an attacker cannot recover data using public APIs exposed by the Linux kernel.

Another solution is enabling Full Disk Encryption (FDE) on first use of the device. Enabling FDE only before performing a Factory Reset may only provide logical sanitisation, not thorough digital sanitisation (plain-text data could still be present on the flash drive). The use of a complex user PIN longer than 6 digits is also recommended to prevent brute force attacks.

For vendors, the team recommended use of a recent eMMC with support for digital sanitisation, and to properly expose it in the Bootloader, Recovery and Android kernels.

Nasa Partners Darpa on ‘Deep Web’ Search Tech to Decode Space Data

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When you do a simple internet search on a topic, the results that appear are not the whole story. Most of the information is buried in the “Deep Web” in the mysterious online world.Now, Nasa researchers have joined the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) initiative to harness the benefits of “Deep Web” searching for science.

The project, called Memex, could help catalogue the vast amounts of data Nasaspacecraft deliver on a daily basis.

“We are developing next-generation search technologies that understand people, places, things and the connections between them,” said Chris Mattmann, principal investigator on Memex at the Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

“Memex” checks not just standard text-based content online but also images, videos, pop-up ads, forms, scripts and other ways information is stored to look at how they are interrelated.

“We are augmenting web crawlers to behave like browsers in other words, executing scripts and reading ads in ways that you would when you usually go online. This information is normally not catalogued by search engines,” Mattmann explained.

Additionally, a standard web search does not get much information from images and videos but Memex can recognise what is in this content and pair it with searches on the same subjects.

The search tool could identify the same object across many frames of a video or even different videos.

nasa_darpa_official.jpgThe video and image search capabilities of Memex could one day benefit space missions that take photos, videos and other kinds of imaging data with instruments such as spectrometers.

“Searching visual information about a particular planetary body could greatly facilitate the work of scientists in analysing geological features,” the authors noted.

Scientists analysing imaging data from the Earth-based missions that monitor phenomena such as snowfall and soil moisture could similarly benefit.

“We are developing open source, free, mature products and then enhancing them using Darpa investment and easily transitioning them via our roles to the scientific community,” Mattmann pointed out.

Memex would also enhance the search for published scientific data, so that scientists can be better aware of what has been released and analysed on their topics, the US space agency said in a statement.

Android Wear’s big 5.1.1 update is arriving now on older watches

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The biggest update to Android Wear since last year’s launch no longer requires a brand-new smartwatch.

Android Wear 5.1.1 started rolling out to Asus ZenWatch owners a few days ago, and is now arriving on LG’s G Watch and G Watch R, according to Android Police. A post by Google in the Android Wear product forums says the update will roll out to all devices in “the coming days and weeks.” Previously, the update was only available on LG’s new Watch Urbane.

Android Wear 5.1.1 is a substantial reworking of Google’s smartwatch software. It makes apps and contacts much easier to access without voice commands, and it lets apps use the same “always-on” mode as watch faces, so users can glance at things like to-do lists and maps in a low-power mode. For messaging, users can draw emoji instead of using voice or picking from canned responses. The update also includes adjustable font sizes, an optional lock screen for when the watch loses its phone connection, and wrist gestures for flicking through the notification list.

For some smartwatches, the update will activate previously-dormant Wi-Fi chips, letting the watch sync with a smartphone over the Internet even when the devices aren’t connected by Bluetooth. Google says this feature will work on the LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3, and Samsung Gear Live. While LG’s G Watch R also has a Wi-Fi chip, it’s not being enabled in this update for some reason.

To get Android Wear 5.1.1, users should make sure the Android Wear companion app is up to date in the Google Play Store.

Why this matters: Although Google announced the update last month, at the time it wasn’t clear when existing Android Wear users would get it. The wait appears to be over for the most part—and just in time to make Wear a more formidable competitor to theApple Watch and Pebble Time.

ReVault smartwatch promises wireless, wearable storage on your wrist

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Instead of storing your files in the cloud, an upcoming smartwatch wants to put them on your wrist.

The ReVault watch packs 32GB of storage, and connects with phones, tablets, and computers over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Users will be able to sync data to the watch from one device, and then have retrieve the data wirelessly from any other iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, or Linux device.

Of course, online storage services such as Dropbox and Google Drive operate on a similar principle. The idea with ReVault is that you don’t need an Internet connection to grab your files, and don’t have to worry about the security of storing data in the cloud. (ReVault notes that only trusted devices will gain access through single- or two-factor authentication, and data is encrypted on the watch with AES-256.)

Going with a wrist-based solution does have some inherent drawbacks. You must remember to take the device with you and charge it every few days, though ReVault will support Qi Wireless charging to make that a bit simpler. And if you’re already inclined to wear another smartwatch, you’ll probably want to stuff ReVault in your pocket or wear it like a pendant with an optional neck strap.

For tech specs, ReVault is promising 32GB of storage for $199, or 128GB for $299. It has a 1.54-inch color display, Gorilla Glass 3, an accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11b/g/n W-Fi. The watch case is stainless steel, and comes with a choice of tapered steel, steel mesh, or black leather bands. This is an Indiegogo project, and while estimated delivery is January 2016, these kinds of projects aren’t immune to delays ordisasters.

Why this matters: This is the kind of thing that could eventually become a smartwatch feature rather than a full-blown product. But most smartwatches these days max out at 4GB or 8GB of storage and are focused on other things besides serving up data to other devices. That makes ReVault an interesting idea for the present day—provided it becomes a real product after the crowdfunding campaign is over.

Rockstar Games Sues BBC Over GTA Movie

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Maker of the ever popular Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series, Rockstar Games, has filed a lawsuit against the BBC. This is due to the British broadcaster’s upcoming drama on the GTA games, ‘Game Changer’.

It features Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar President Sam Houser and Bill Paxton as US lawyer and critic of the series, Jack Thompson, and focuses on the conflict between the two that escalated during the franchise’s early days.

The script is based on David Kusher’s book Jacked: The Outlaw Story Of Grand Theft Auto. It will be directed by Black Mirror’s Owen Harris. The drama is yet to have a final name with ‘Game Changer’ being a working title.

The lawsuit, filed via Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive in London, is for trademark infringement.

“Take-Two Interactive has filed suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled ‘Game Changer’ as it relates to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto video game series… While holders of the trademarks referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project. Our goal is to ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC’s pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games. We have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution. It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary,” Rockstar’s statement to IGNreads.

When contacted by IGN, a BBC spokesperson said: “We do not comment on legal matters.”

New Need for Speed Game Teaser Showcases Gorgeous Graphics

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It’s had a full year’s hiatus, but it seems to be worth it. Need for Speed, along with FIFA, was a mainstay of video game publisher, Electronic Arts’ (EA) yearly portfolio. 2014 saw no new game in the series, with the last game being 2013’s Need For Speed Rivals.

Developed by Sweden-based EA subsidiary, Ghost Games, this year’s Need for Speed is for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It looks fantastic too, showcasing quick scenes of underground racers evading the police in a game of cat and mouse. The footage seemed extremely detailed and to a point, borderline computer generated. However at the end of the short 34-second teaser, EA claims that all footage was captured in-game.

With a full gameplay reveal on June 15 we won’t have to wait long to discover what EA and Ghost Games have planned. The prospect of a slick, open-world racing game with the atmosphere of previous classics like Need for Speed: Underground and Most Wanted combined with deep customisation options would be a welcome addition to the series.

“Need for Speed, ten years ago, sold a lot more copies than it sells now,” Nilsson said. “Which means we have a lot of room to move up. We have a global, known brand; it’s strong. But I think we have a lot of upside for this franchise based upon getting our details and information and features in order. I don’t feel pressure by it. I feel humbled to be associated with it.”

What do you think of the Need for Speed teaser? Are you looking forward to it or are Driveclub, Forza Horizon 2, and Project CARS enough to keep you from bothering? Let us know in the comments.

Nonetheless, Ghost Games has its work cut out for it. General manager Marcus Nilsson, speaking to Gamespot, said he was aware that the racing genre is a lot more crowded and competitive than it was a decade ago.

Twitter Co-Founder Invests in Indian Shopping App ‘Lookup’

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Lookup, a local shopping app, on Thursday said it is looking to raise $3 million in funding, and has already roped in Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to invest in the startup.Set up last October, the company has already raised $382,000 in its seed round from multiple investors including Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, Teru Sato, DeNA and MKS Group (Switzerland).

“We are looking at closing our Series A round of about $3 million by the end of this month and our existing investors have evinced interest in investing. We have Twitter co-founder Biz Stone on board now… We are looking for a strategic venture capitalist firm to act as an anchor investor,” Lookup founder and CEO Deepak Ravindran told PTI.

The Series A funding will be invested in expanding Lookup’s merchant base in order to enhance convenience for its users and to branch out in newer geographies, he added.

Within about five months of launch, Lookup has already registered over 200,000 downloads and has answered over three million queries.

“We plan to integrate all the offline businesses into the online world and connect them to their customers. The final goal is to make Lookup a global phenomenon and hope to ease the busy lives of the people,” he said.

The Twitter co-founder has joined Lookup’s team as an investor and advisor. However, details of his investment were not shared.

Speaking on his investment, Stone said: “I am truly impressed by what he has already accomplished in his life. I’m very excited about working with such an inspiring entrepreneur, whom I share common ideologies with.”

Besides co-founding Twitter, Stone also helped create and launch Xanga, Odeo, The Obvious Corporation and Medium.

In 2012, Stone co-founded a startup called Jelly Industries, where he serves as CEO.

Women Form a Third of India’s Internet Population

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Only one-third of the total Indian population with access to the Internet are women, says a survey conducted by Google.The survey revealed that 49 percent of women do not see any reason to access the Internet.

“While there is low awareness about the benefits of Internet amongst women in India, there are many who want to get online to succeed in life,” said Sandeep Menon, country head marketing for Google India.

The study titled “Women & Technology” that involved 828 Indian women aged from 8 to 55 identified that connection issues, affordability and time as the key constraints to accessing the Internet.

Many of the respondents said managing their households left little time for what is perceived to be a leisure activity. Some women also said they feared angering their in-laws for spending too much time online.

Smartphones and Internet cafes could be a cheaper, more private way for Indian women to access the Internet, the report pointed out.

The respondents said, they would use the Internet more, if they had more privacy. The survey also looked at income and demographic differences between Internet users and non-users. Women who are online tend to have slightly higher incomes.

Most are younger, single and students. The non-users tend to be slightly older and more likely to be married with children. The survey revealed that younger women are keen to get online, and 32 percent of all non-Internet users plan to use the Internet soon, and 46 percent of non-users in the age group from 18 to 29 are likely to use the Internet soon.

Releasing the report, the Internet giant also launched a new film to inspire young digital natives to bring their mothers online.

“We are working with various partners to help spread awareness about the benefits of being online amongst women. We have launched a new film to inspire young digital natives to bring their mothers online,” Menon said.

“There are large number of educated women in India with Internet access in their households, but they still do not use the Internet. We are making an appeal to their children to hold their mother’s hand as she discovers a new world online,” Menon concluded.