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Career
The 3 biggest mistakes at job interviews

Ever wonder why you never got called back for a second interview despite the fact you felt in your heart of hearts that the interview went well? While every interview scenario is difficult to summarize, there is a chance you may have made one or more of the three biggest mistakes job seekers make in an interview. These no-no’s may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how often job seekers fail in these areas. 1. Failing to exude a positive body language More than your words and your tone of voice, your body language is the No. 1 aspect you are being judged on, not just in the interview, but the moment you enter the company’s headquarters. Your great resume and/or a referral has likely gotten you the interview. Now, your potential fellow coworkers are sizing you up from head to toe to see if you’d be a good “fit”…

Body and Mind
Useful eye care tips from HMC

In recognition of World Sight Day, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has urged residents to practise proper eye care, learn about different eye diseases, and undergo regular eye check-up in order to avoid visual impairment. Improper eye care and negligence can lead to partial vision loss, which may in turn cause gradual blindness. According to the World Health Organisation, about 80% of blindness is avoidable through prevention and treatment. Eye care for Children Dr Dalal al-Mass, consultant ophthalmologist at HMC, said that the first step in prevention is to be aware of the kinds of eye diseases that may lead to vision deterioration and loss of eyesight. She explained that it was highly advisable that children undergo regular screening to detect symptoms early and also to commence treatment promptly. “Children, particularly pre-schoolers, can experience conditions such as amblyopia or lazy eye (a condition that develops in infancy or early childhood resulting…

Body and Mind
The top 9 ways to reduce cancer risk

Looking for ways to cut your risk of developing cancer? Here’s a list of 9 diet and activity recommendations that can considerably reduce your chances of cancer. 1Avoid cigarette and all tobacco  products. 2Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight. 3Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. 4Avoid sugary drinks, and limit consumption of high-calorie foods, especially those rich in fat. 5Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes (such as beans). 6Limit consumption of red meats (including beef, pork, and lamb) and avoid processed meats. 7Limit consumption of alcohol. Avoid completely if possible. L8imit consumption of salty foods and food processed with salt (sodium). 9Get 15 minutes of sunlight a day. But avoid over exposure and UV radiation. Bonus Tip :  Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and…

Personal Finance
How to deal with delay in housing projects

Our reader Desiree Pinsent-Hiwale had posted this query on our facebook page: How to handle a builder in Bangalore that has still not completed a project and the amenities despite having collected the payments ? After consulting with experts and referring to similar cases, here is our advice : Delays in construction of residential projects are common in India. Developers include a grace period, generally six months, in their agreement with buyers. Most homebuyers take a delay of 6-12 months as granted. Sometimes, possession is delayed even beyond the expected tenure. Buyers need to be alert to avoid risk of getting locked in a delayed project. The builder is likely to offer possession on time if a project has necessary approvals along with funding from a bank. Several projects boast of 100% funding from foreign private equities and other investors, which means delays are less likely for lack of funds. Usually…

Body and Mind
Heart disease second largest killer in Qatar

Heart-related diseases and blood clotting are the second largest cause of deaths in Qatar, claiming 24 percent of total deaths in Qatar, a senior medical professional has said. Amal Faqiha, a nutritionist and public health specialist, said the new revelations of heart related deaths were supported by the latest figures from World Health Organization (WHO) and the supreme Council of Health (SCH) in Doha. Amal Faqiha said that heart diseases and blood clotting were major causes of death in the world, claiming about 17.3 million lives every year. The disease was claiming lives of both sexes and of all ages among citizens and residents in the country. She was giving health tips to help heart patients as part of the celebrations of the World Heart Day organized by Sidra Medical and research center in Doha. She said awareness on heart related diseases were important in Qatar because of the environment and life…

Career
10 ultimate rules for your dream career

Today, and more than ever, most people are responsible for building their own careers. Whether you are just starting, or you have several years of experience, these paragraphs might help you advance your career. The 10 most important rules for a successful career are listed below: 1. Never Stop Learning Life-long learning is your keyword. The world is constantly changing, and everybody is looking for new ways of doing business. If you have decided that your current skills are good enough, you have also decided that your current job is good enough. But if you want a career in the future, you should add regular updates to your skills and knowledge. 2. Ask, Listen And Learn A good listener can learn a lot. Listen to your co-workers, your boss, and your superiors. You can learn a lot from their experience. Ask about issues that interest you, and listen to what they say. Let them tell you about…

Body and Mind
Top 9 eye care tips for computer users

With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers. These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes. Here are 10 easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS): 1Optimise the angle, height and distance of your screen. Being the wrong distance away from your screen can increase muscle strain and visual discomfort. 2Take a short break from your computer screen at least once every hour; ensure that you move and look away from your computer. 3Be conscious of blinking regularly. 4Keep your computer screen clean. Ensure there is no glare from windows…

Career
Your 5-point checklist for a job offer

Emotions run high when a job offer is on the table, particularly if you’re desperate to leave a hostile work environment or if you’ve been unemployed for some time. Even level-headed job seekers may get to this stage of the process and stop thinking rationally. You have the power to determine your destiny. And, it may all come down to determining which job opportunity is the right one for you. Here are some suggestions to help you make your decision: 1. What Motivates You? Everyone is motivated by something. Are you motivated by money, power, passion, etc? Does the job opportunity fulfill these motivational desires? If not, chances are, you might end up unhappy. 2. A timely opportunity Is it the right time for you to begin working with the company? How are they doing as a company? Make sure the opportunity happens at the right time. 3. Personal qualifications…