Thursday, February 27, 2014

Google Search Tips and Tricks - Presentation

Do you know what all Google Search can do for you? It can become your currency converter, calculator, weather forecaster and can even show you the flight status in just a matter of seconds. Yes, indeed but that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Google Search gives us umpteen ways to lookout what we want. All we need to know is how to uncover those features. These are not hidden features which have been deliberately obscured by Google. It is just that most people don't realize that there is so much power behind a humble white web page.

I have been using Google Search since more than 13 years and realized that many people see me as a person who is quite good at searching things on the web. It had though become my second nature to be able to dig the Internet using the tricks I had learnt over the time.

My friend +Channdeep Singh suggested me to take out some time to organize and present some of the tips, that I use most often, to benefit others to search effectively. The slide show below is a result of the constant nagging by him. Thanks Channdeep! This deck was also used as a part of career sessions organized by the team at (a job listing blog run by a volunteer group I am part of).

Did you find it helpful or was it something you already knew? Do drop a comment below.

Note: This is definitely not an exhaustive list of the nice features of Google Search. Let me know if you want me to add any of the rest with a nice example. I would be glad to update the presentation.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Put yourself up for AUCTION and get HIRED in the US

I came across this breakthrough concept when I saw an ad on Facebook.

You must have heard of auction of all sorts of things but developers?
Haha! Sounds funny but it's true!

Hired has come up with an awesome platform which has a magnetic appeal for all those aspirants wishing to work and settle in the US. They say, "Get your dream job in America. Full visa sponsorship included!"

You get a chance to present your profile to the top-notch US employers and if you have a LinkedIn profile, you just need to click-click and your profile will be 80% complete in just a matter of seconds.

The rest of the task will be getting recommendations from your professional network and adding some finishing touch to your profile which is essentially linking StackOverflow and GitHub accounts with your profile to add to its credibility.

The best part is that you don't need to spend a penny for the selection process. All you need to do is prove your mettle and let the companies fight for you.

So, does this get you tingled and sends a wave of excitement down your spine? If yes, don't wait and click here to get started now before there is stampede at the auction site!

Currently hiring: Software Engineers (esp. Python, Ruby, iOS and Android), Product Managers, UX/UI Designers, Data Scientists. Sign up to see if your profile is on a lookout too!