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first_imgFrustrated after rain interruptions forced a tie in the fourth ODI against England, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the “ugly side of cricket” came to fore in the match as the side which had the upperhand “didn’t want to play.”Sunday’s tie gave England the five-match series after the first game was washed out and the hosts won the next two.India had set England a formidable target of 281 in Sunday’s match before rain interruptions forced a tie with the hosts at the Duckworth-Lewis par score of 270 for eight.”We just saw the ugly side of cricket. Whichever team has the upper hand, doesn’t want to play. Whichever team is not on winning side, will stick around and even play football. That’s what people do and that’s what both sides did,” Dhoni said after the match.There were as many as three interruptions – first when England were up and second when the Indians were ahead on the Duckworth-Lewis rule. The intervening showers did cease 10 minutes after the proceedings were ended but the rules didn’t permit the game to be played under lights.”If you have a day game, you need different guidelines and principles to follow. If you put it under lights, it doesn’t look nice,” he said.Dhoni said some of the Indian players were confused about the result. “Some of the guys were confused. Some thought we had won it. Most of us thought it was a passing shower and we would be able to get back on the field,” said Dhoni.advertisement”Once inside the dressing room, we saw the final sheet of paper. After looking at it, it was apparent it was a tie and none of the side had won the game,” he added.Expressing his frustration with the interruptions, which robbed his side of a win in the series, Dhoni said, “This is not the first time. We were close to winning the first game also. But as I said, you can’t control the weather.”Dhoni’s batting was quite refreshing as was the knock of Suresh Raina who top-scored with 84 runs.”We got off to a good start. Openers did well. When I came in, we wanted to make sure we play a number of overs. We didn’t have a target in mind. We wanted to try and rotate the strike. Not to play shots which were risky and get closer to the 40-over mark. In the last 10 overs, we were able to get 110 runs which really made a difference.”For the second game running, India did well in batting powerplay. In the last game at the Oval, they made 51 runs from five overs and here at the Lord’s, they plundered 58.”It has been good in the last two games. It’s important not to look for 60 runs in five overs. You look at 40 runs as a benchmark. If you have explosive power, the last three overs can really make a difference. You can even get 50 runs. But it’s important not to aim too high,” Dhoni said. .There was a feeling that with so much on his plate, Dhoni was better off in giving the keeping responsibility to Parthiv Patel.”I am not a very good fielder. I love fielding on the boundary. But you can’t lead the side from there. So that option (of letting Patel keep) is not there right now.”Dhoni said it would be India’s aim to win the final game at Cardiff on Friday.”Every game is important. Every game is an international game. It’s important to get the most out of it. It wouldn’t be bad to get a victory finally in the whole of series.”England will be visiting India in October and after the encouraging show by a few youngsters, speculation is rife about the seniors retaining their spots.”Quite a few players would be fit by then. We then may not have a very good fielding side. But then grounds in India are small and there is not much opportunity for batters to take singles or twos. You have to see which all players are available. It becomes difficult when senior players are available. It’s tough for the youngsters but (this tour) has been a good grooming period for them. When the time comes, they could be around for 5-10 years.”last_img

first_imgDuring your job search, you’re going to receive a lot advice. Some of this advice is going to help you land jobs, while some of it might set you back.Whether it’s advice you receive from your mother or even a tip you get from a recruiter, some of it won’t guarantee job search success. When searching for jobs, it’s important to know which tips work for you and how to use them to their best potential. Once you’re able to weed out the bad advice from the good, you’ll be on your way to more interviews and landing a job.To help you decide which job search advice to ditch this year, here five job search tips to avoid in 2014:1. Only focus on your resume and cover letter.A common piece of advice you’ve probably heard over the last year is to focus on customizing your cover letter and resume to every position for which you apply. This is a very important piece of advice to follow (and you should always do this); however, there some other important pieces of the job search puzzle you’re missing.During your job search, you must also focus on marketing yourself as a professional and the value of your personal brand. Your resume and cover letter definitely serve as tools for landing an interview, but what’s going to seal the deal is your credibility as a professional. In addition to crafting the perfect resume and cover letter, make sure you also have a stellar online presence. This means making sure your LinkedIn is current and you’re utilizing the best social media platforms for your career. This not only will help you build credibility as a job seeker, but also help you become discovered by employers who want to hire you.2. Make sure your Facebook profile is unsearchable.If you’re worried about employers finding you on Facebook, chances are you’ve probably gone out of your way to make it private. If you’ve changed the spelling of your name on Facebook and applied every privacy setting to make it impossible to discover you, this could send a red flag to employers.As a job seeker, you need to be as transparent as possible on social media. Why? Because employers want to feel confident that you have nothing to hide from them. Do your best to be your true self online and you won’t have to worry about blocking employers from your Facebook.3. Keep your personal and professional online presence separate.You may have been told the safest way to utilize social media for your job search is to create separate accounts (such as two Twitter accounts). While this seems like sound advice, it could have a negative impact on your online presence. Employers want to see that you’re able to blend your personal and professional lives as one on social media. By blending the two, you’re able to show employers your experience as well as your personality online.As mentioned earlier, it’s important to be transparent as a job seeker because you want employers to see your genuine personality. If you’re worried about employers finding dirt on you, make sure you are only posting appropriate content online. This will save you a headache from having to manage two separate social media personalities for yourself as a job seeker.4. Apply to as many jobs as you can.No matter how desperate you are to find a job, don’t apply to every job posting you think you are even remotely qualified for. People land jobs because they show employers they are qualified for the position through their experience, not because of a single qualification or skill.If you want to land a job, you need to carefully research positions that would be a good fit for your skills and experience. Once you find some jobs you feel are the right fit, begin networking with those companies. When you’re ready to apply and you’ve made some connections, customize your cover letter and resume to each position. This will show employers you are serious about working for their company and will give employers a reason to want to interview you for the position.5. Use as many buzzwords as possible in your resume.You’ve probably been told to use as many buzzwords as possible such as “driven” and “innovative” to spruce up your resume and help you win over resume screeners. However, this is actually a job search tip you need to avoid. In 2013, LinkedIn revealed their top 10 list of resume buzzwords you should avoid using in your resume. Regardless of how “responsible” or “analytical” you may believe yourself to be, no employer is going to believe you unless you can support your qualification with an accomplishment story. When writing your resume, make sure you are using relevant keywords that are tailored to the position. This will help you stand out to employers and make your resume appear more credible.If you can avoid some of these tips during your job search, you’ll be on your way to landing more interviews and jobs. Your job search is more than sending a resume or hiding your personal life from employers online. It’s about being persistent and thoughtful when applying for jobs and making the right connections. Hopefully you’ll be able to use some of these tips to tweak your job search this year and lead yourself in the direction of landing a job.What are some bad job search tips you’ve received? Share in the comments below!last_img

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Director of Test Engineering Life360 San Francisco, CA 3.9★ Corporate Controller Life360 San Francisco, CA Senior Security Engineer Life360 San Francisco, CA General Counsel Life360 San Francisco, CA Product Manager, Revenue Growth Life360 San Francisco, CA Site Reliability Engineer Life360 San Francisco, CA Director of Product Design Life360 San Francisco, CA 3.9★ Available Jobs at Life360 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h I’ve always thought of a company board of directors as a group of wrinkly, old men sitting on piles of money in a dark room conniving to make yet more moolah. After all, often times when boards of directors are mentioned in the news, it is in the context of corporate wrongdoings. But as I thought about it more, I realized it was high time that I learned a little more about boards as they are, or, as we hope they are in 2018.I called Brit Morin, Founder and CEO of Brit + Co, a media company for women who are looking to jump-start their creativity, keep up with the latest in pop culture and take online classes from calligraphy to coding. Launched in 2011, Brit + Co has been growing 50 to 100 % every year, with revenues in the 10s of millions of dollars and over 75 employees.She’s just joined the board of Life360, a family networking app, that allows family members (or other self-designated groups) to share their location with each other. Morin has been an enthusiastic user of the app for years. Unlike many users, who want to keep track of their teenage drivers, Morin finds it convenient to keep up with the activities of the family. “I can look at the app and see that my sister-in-law has gone for a trail run in Montana. I’ll text her and start a conversation around that. It keeps us communicating.”Glassdoor: Why did you decide to join the board of Life360?Brit Morin: I met the co-founder Chris Hulls a couple of years ago and we’ve kept in touch. Life360 had had a light bulb moment and wanted a woman on the board.  About a year ago Chris started talking to me about joining. We had many conversations, often about his primary users, who are women and moms, and I mirror both.I bring not only the female users’ point of view on the product, I have experience starting and running my own female branded online business. The two companies are similar in size, in terms of revenues and number of employees. It makes for a perfect fit. I saw that I could serve a purpose by offering my informed opinion as a user, as well as making suggestions for more uses of the app. I consider this giving back to a larger community.Glassdoor: Does Brit + Co have a board of directors? Can you speak about how the board is chosen?Brit Morin: Yes, we started with a three-person board and now have five people serving, including investors. Venture capitalists often want a seat on the board of a company they’ve put money into. Our board is 80% woman. Four women and one man. The board reflects our end user, which is really important. Everyone – on staff or on the board – should be thinking about the customer and since 94% of our users are women, it’s obvious that a woman-focused board makes sense.Just as I’m an independent member of Life360, Tina Sharkey is an independent board member for Brit + Co. She has started and run e-commerce sites that bring consumers and businesses together. Tina’s work has been around serving communities of women, starting with iVillage, which she co-founded and BabyCenter, where she was CEO. Recently she co-founded Brandless, an e-commerce site. She serves much the same purpose for Brit + Co., as I do for Life360. She knows the product well, and she brings invaluable experience having brought women-centered businesses to scale.4 Steps To Creating Your Personal Board Of AdvisorsGlassdoor: What responsibility does a board have in responding to crises?Brit Morin: I think the board’s and executive teams’ responsibilities lie more importantly in day-to-day business. Diversity and safety within their companies should always be on their minds. Alarms are going off, at least in Silicon Valley, about inclusion. Diversity across all aspects – from gender and race to education and skills – is now being talked about. Companies are trying to figure it out. We have a diversity committee who meets monthly to look at things from our photography (Are we showing all kinds of women?) to hiring practices.Glassdoor: Do you really think things will change or is all the talk of diversity simply lip service?Brit Morin: Things will change. I don’t have any hard data, but I know In the Fortune 1000 companies only 18% of board members have been women. Recently,  I’m hearing about more and more women being asked to serve on important boards. That’s the beginning. Boards have to be reflective of their customers and sensitive to their concerns.7 Top Trends for Women in the Workplace in 2018Glassdoor: What is your background? For example, did you major in engineering or business or both in college?Brit Morin: Actually, I graduated from the University of Texas, Austin two years early. I was excited to get into the work world. I had taken a lot of computer science courses in college and AP computer science in high school. I knew I was headed for the tech world.After college, I moved to Silicon Valley and worked at Apple, where I was involved with iTunes, and then I was at Google for four years. My assignments were on the product side, on teams for Google Maps and other projects.  I was given a lot of responsibility when I was in my twenties. The years when I was employed at large, fast-moving corporations gave me my MBA.I got my second MBA as an entrepreneur which no one can teach you. You have to get in there and do it. I learned about venture capital, boards, hiring and managing on my own. I took what I had learned earlier about how to talk to engineers and marketers into my own business. It’s all been a learning experience.Glassdoor: When job seekers look at a company for potential employment, should they take a glance at the board?Brit Morin: I think you should look at both the makeup of the board and the executive teams. Are they diverse? Are they reflective of the company’s target user? What have they accomplished to those ends? That will give you another way to look at a company which is always useful.Learn More About Brit + Co Now! 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ DevOps Engineer Life360 San Francisco, CA 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h Product Designer Life360 San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ Software Engineer II, iOS Life360 San Francisco, CA See more jobs at Life360 3.9★ 3.9★last_img

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