Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Using a Job Search Tracking spreadsheet in Google Sheets (a nice free Spreadsheet editor), thanks to Flexjobs!

How to use your Google Sheets Job Tracker





How to use your Google Sheets Job Tracker

Quick guide to Google Sheets
Google Sheets is a great free tool that allows you to create and store spreadsheets, then access them from anywhere.
It's basically a great alternative to Microsoft Excel.
We have created the job tracker spreadsheet in Google Sheets, so all you need to do is download it and save your own copy online.
Here's how it's done.
  1. Firstly you will need to open a free One Google Account - it's free and simple to do.
  2. Once you've downloaded our spreadsheet, click on File > Make copy - to save a copy of the spreadsheet in your One Google Account like below.

    Google save image

Saving and accessing your Google Sheets Tracker

  1. Google sheets will automatically save your job tracker every time you make a change to it.
  2. To access your Job Tracker, log in to your One Google Account          
  3. Click the apps icon in the top right corner, which will produce the drop down menu below where you need to click More.
    Apps menu and more
  4. Once you've clicked More to reveal more options, click on Docs
    Docs
  5. You will then be taken to your Google Docs page, where you need to click on the Docs menu button at the top left of your screen and then click Sheetsfrom the drop down menu.
    Sheets
  6. This will then bring you to your Google Sheets page where your job tracker will be stored.
    Sheets Tracker
  7. Now you can start tracking your job application progress from anywhere with internet access.
Download Job Tracker

Why You Should Use Google Drive for Your Job Search: 6 Ideas, thanks to FlexJobs

Laptop on a desk. Job seeker learning to use Google Drive.
18 Nov, 2015
Why You Should Use Google Drive for Your Job Search: 6 Ideas


Brie Weiler Reynolds
Senior Career Specialist
Google Drive is a useful, free tool that job seekers can use to create resumes, keep job search records, and more. But do you ever use Google Drive as part of your job search tool belt? You might be surprised at some of the ways using Google Drive for your job search will be beneficial.

What is Google Drive?

Do you have a Google, YouTube, or Gmail account? If so, you already have access to a powerful and free tool for your job search—Google Drive. Google Drive defines itself as a “file storage and synchronization service,” but what that means for us regular people is that you can create, edit, and store numerous documents, spreadsheets, presentations, slideshows, and much more in the cloud, through Google, and be able to access those things from wherever you happen to be at the moment.

When I first started using Google Drive, I found it helpful to think of it as the Microsoft Office of the Internet. Microsoft Office has programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and it’s what most people use to create documents like resumes, cover letters, job search task tracking sheets, and interview presentations.

But because Drive is inherently interactive and shareable, it becomes a much more powerful tool for your job search tool belt.

Here are six ideas to use Google Drive for your job search:

1. Build your resume on Google Docs, and save it as a PDF.

Google Docs is the Word-equivalent of Google Drive and can be used to create your resume. Once you’ve got the perfect resume created, you can download it as a Word document or PDF, and you can share it with anyone, either with or without editing privileges.

2. Share your resume with friends to get feedback.

The ease of sharing a Google Doc means you can get real-time feedback about your resume from friends and networking contacts. They can leave comments and markups on the document, or you can both view the same document at the same time while you chat on the phone, which makes incorporating their edits and suggestions incredibly easy.

3. Use Google Sheets to track your job search progress.

I’m a big fan of tracking the progress you make throughout your job search. Which companies you’re researching, which jobs you’re applying to, and which people you’ve networked or interviewed with—those are all key data points to track. And Google Sheets, the equivalent of Microsoft Excel, makes it easy to update your progress wherever you have access to the Internet. Whether you’re job searching from your smartphone, the library, your home office, or the coffee shop, you won’t have to wait to update your Excel spreadsheet when you get back to your computer.

4. Create slideshow presentations to showcase your work.

If you’re in a field where job search portfolios or work samples are an important part of the job search, Google Slides is a helpful tool. Much like PowerPoint, Google Slides lets you create visually appealing slideshows that highlight your skills, experience, and work samples. And like everything on Google Drive, it’s easily downloadable as a PowerPoint or PDF. You can also publish your slideshow to the web, so if you have your own website or blog, embedding your portfolio slideshow is easy. And every time you update your slides, the embedded slideshow automatically updates, so everything stays current.

5. Use folders to keep track of each job application and interview.

In addition to the Google Sheet you use to compile all your job search activities, creating a folder for each and every company you interact with is a great way to keep things straight. Google’s folder options allow you to group things like your cover letter, resume, work samples, and references into one place, so you can easily access whatever you’ve submitted to that company. And because every resume and cover letter you send is unique to the particular job and company (right??), folders help you keep everything straight so you’re not submitting the wrong documents to the wrong company.

6. Learn how Google Drive works to add a skill to your resume!

Google Drive isn’t just a personal document collaboration tool—a lot of businesses are using it, too. Learning how to use Google Drive gives you a great skill to add to your resume. And if you’re interested in remote companies with distributed teams, it’s likely they use document collaboration tools like Google Drive, so you better know your way around it.

The thing I like most about Google Drive for job searching is that it gives you access to all your job search documents and info wherever you are. As long as you’ve got a smartphone, tablet, or laptop with you, you’re connected. On a work trip? Visiting family over the holidays? On the bus commuting home? It’s frustrating to wait until you get home to follow up, especially if you’re not the most patient person (like me).

If you need to send a resume quickly, or remember exactly what you said in a cover letter because you’ve just been offered an interview, Google Drive is right there. And in a job search, the ability to act quickly can increase your chances at scoring an interview or landing a job.

Why You Should Use Google Drive for Your Job Search: 6 Ideas - FlexJobs

MotionX-GPS Track: Shadow canyon/big bluestem, Boulder CO

Hello,

Connie O'Dell uses MotionX-GPS on the iPhone and is sharing with you the following track:

Name:Shadow canyon/big bluestem, Boulder CO
Date:Nov 14, 2016 3:06 pm
Map:
(valid until May 14, 2017)
View on Map
Distance:3.88 miles
Elapsed Time:1:10:20
Avg Speed:3.3 mph
Max Speed:4.7 mph
Avg Pace:18' 06" per mile
Min Altitude:5,674 ft
Max Altitude:6,622 ft
Start Time:2016-11-14T22:06:01Z
Start Location: 
 Latitude:39º 56' 45" N
 Longitude:105º 17' 12" W
End Location: 
 Latitude:39º 58' 16" N
 Longitude:105º 15' 55" W

 

MotionX-GPS Commonly Asked Questions

  1. What is MotionX-GPS?
    MotionX-GPS is the essential GPS application for outdoor enthusiasts. It puts an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art handheld GPS on your iPhone.

  2. Can I use MotionX-GPS?
    Sure! MotionX-GPS can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

  3. How can I display tracks in Google Earth?
    Follow the directions on the Google Earth web site to download and install the Google Earth program. Save the attached "Shadow canyonbig bluestem Boulder CO.kmz" file to your computer. Launch Google Earth, select File, Open, and open the saved "Shadow canyonbig bluestem Boulder CO.kmz" file.

  4. This email was forwarded to me. Where are the attachments?
    Some e-mail programs do not include the original attachments by default when forwarding an e-mail. In this case, the sender must reattach the original files for them to be included.

 

Please contact MotionX customer support with any comments or questions.

All the best,

The MotionX Team

US and Foreign Patents Granted and Pending. Fullpower® is a registered trademark of Fullpower Technologies, Inc. MotionX™ is a trademark of Fullpower Technologies, Inc. © Copyright 2003 - 2012 Fullpower Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Trying out Ubuntu supported under Windows 10 for kicks and giggles... (I miss 'find' so much!) Good times...

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

MotionX-GPS Track: Bear Canyon, West of Boulder, Beautiful Fall Day!

Hello,

Connie O'Dell uses MotionX-GPS on the iPhone and is sharing with you the following track:

Name:Bear Canyon, West of Boulder, Beautiful Fall Day!
Date:Oct 30, 2016 4:07 pm
Map:
(valid until Apr 28, 2017)
View on Map
Distance:2.23 miles
Elapsed Time:57:28.4
Avg Speed:2.3 mph
Max Speed:6.9 mph
Avg Pace:25' 46" per mile
Min Altitude:5,646 ft
Max Altitude:6,576 ft
Start Time:2016-10-30T22:07:26Z
Start Location: 
 Latitude:39º 58' 19" N
 Longitude:105º 17' 29" W
End Location: 
 Latitude:39º 58' 16" N
 Longitude:105º 15' 55" W

 

MotionX-GPS Commonly Asked Questions

  1. What is MotionX-GPS?
    MotionX-GPS is the essential GPS application for outdoor enthusiasts. It puts an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art handheld GPS on your iPhone.

  2. Can I use MotionX-GPS?
    Sure! MotionX-GPS can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

  3. How can I display tracks in Google Earth?
    Follow the directions on the Google Earth web site to download and install the Google Earth program. Save the attached "Bear Canyon West of Boulder Beautiful Fall Day.kmz" file to your computer. Launch Google Earth, select File, Open, and open the saved "Bear Canyon West of Boulder Beautiful Fall Day.kmz" file.

  4. This email was forwarded to me. Where are the attachments?
    Some e-mail programs do not include the original attachments by default when forwarding an e-mail. In this case, the sender must reattach the original files for them to be included.

 

Please contact MotionX customer support with any comments or questions.

All the best,

The MotionX Team

US and Foreign Patents Granted and Pending. Fullpower® is a registered trademark of Fullpower Technologies, Inc. MotionX™ is a trademark of Fullpower Technologies, Inc. © Copyright 2003 - 2012 Fullpower Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Average Person Becomes Unhinged Psychotic When Alone In Own House, thanks to The Onion !

Study: Average Person Becomes Unhinged Psychotic When Alone In Own House - The Onion - America's Finest News Source



Study: Average Person Becomes Unhinged Psychotic When Alone In Own House

ITHACA, NY—Citing a range of behavior that experts could only describe as “profoundly disturbed,” a new study released by Cornell University’s psychology department Thursday revealed that most otherwise normal people transform into complete psychotics when alone in the confines of their own homes.
The study, conducted in the households of millions of Americans over an 11-month period, states that from the moment the average person sets foot inside their front door, they begin exhibiting wildly unhinged mannerisms, including loudly talking to themselves; suddenly snapping their fingers for brief, three-to-five-second bursts for no reason whatsoever; and walking into their bathrooms, staring into the mirror, inflating their cheeks while making a grotesque face, and then leaving as if what they did was completely normal.
“Before we began, none of us could have guessed at the depths of psychosis the general public sinks into every day behind closed doors,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Peter Gibbon, told reporters. “Yet, as our research points out, even the most seemingly mentally healthy person devolves into fits of hysteria once in private, performing activities such as dancing in an entirely silent room and singing snippets of nonsensical songs that they’ve made up on the spot.”
“If they did any of these activities in public, a coworker would more than likely be compelled to report the individual to human resources, who would in turn contact a local psychiatric hospital or mental health center,” Gibbon added. “And a pedestrian would just assume the individual was a raving lunatic.”
Of those subjects who were observed, the report noted that 45 percent tend to break up periods of prolonged silence with quick, random sounds like “Hup!” “Tketetata,” and “Hello!” 63 percent would enter their kitchen, look into the refrigerator, close it, and go back to their living rooms without accomplishing anything—sometimes five times in a one-hour span—and 23 percent would create bizarre physical projects for themselves such as attempting to pick up a pen near their couch using only their toes.
In what could only in most cases be described as symptoms of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and mania, nearly 95 percent of individuals, when alone in their houses, would spend three consecutive hours mindlessly scrolling through their smartphones, then looking at the same three websites on their computers, then bouncing back and forth between the same television channels, and then picking up their smartphones, thus setting the process into motion once again.
More than 500,000 individuals engaged in imaginary arguments in which they supplied lines of dialogue for their bosses or parents, and then proceeded to win the seemingly hallucinated verbal dispute point-by-point.
“We discovered that the private mannerisms of most people, if seen in public, would be considered nearly identical to the those of a person with a severe case of schizophrenia,” Gibbon stated. “For example, if you were to witness someone on a subway car obsessively pulling their elbow skin to check its elasticity or see an individual randomly say to themselves, ‘Okay, okay, I’ll call her’ to no one in particular, your immediate reaction would be to think, ‘This person is insane and needs professional help.’”
Yet the researchers were quick to point out that by far the most mentally unstable individuals they encountered were pet owners, who, when alone, would reportedly walk amongst their animals entirely in the nude, talk to them as if they were humans by saying such things as “I don’t want to go to the gym today, Corker,” and would cover them in blankets for no discernible reason other than to indulge in their own sick curiosity.
“Many pet owners would lie naked in bed and let their cats walk on their bare bodies, an act that, if done in public, would merit that person’s admission to a psychiatric treatment ward,” the study’s co-author Dr. Erica Crain said. “And though these people seemed to love their pets, they would also purposely frustrate them by poking their stomachs, squeezing their paws slightly harder than what would be deemed acceptable, or cornering them just to see what the pets’ reaction would be.”
“These are the actions of people with deep psychological problems,” Crain added. “And based on all of our findings, from the tens of millions who, out of nowhere, made cluck sounds with their tongues, or, completely unprompted, tried out a Barack Obama impression, we have been forced to conclude that all human beings are utterly out of their minds.”