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Comoto Funny Friday: Have you ever lied in a CV ….. CV privacy matters!

Have you ever lied so much in a resume that you are shocked they give you the job………. take care of your CV privacy!

Cool sketch about “Have you ever lied so much in your CV that you was shocked that they gave you the job……” – remember to take care of your CV privacy!

A stand-up comedian named Christela Alonzo has lied about her work at NASA. Hope you never lie in your CV.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7-Sf_hHJYc

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV or Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV or Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s or multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a CV or Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.


Comoto CV Funny Friday: Top funny “Quotes” about work

Top CV funny “Quotes” about work

Not everything needs to be so structured and planned and measured, sometimes you just need a good laugh or just want to share a good laugh with some colleagues. This is why we introduced “Comoto Funny Friday” last week with the post “Top 25 most weird interview questions“. This weeks post is our picks of the best quotes about work. Feel free to comment below or if you have some other hilarious quotes please add them.

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esar

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.
Donald Norman

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
Al Capp

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Robert Frost

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?
J. Paul Getty

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison

Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.
George Halas

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vince Lombardi

Common writing errors: AM / PM

Common writing errors: AM / PM

Usage of AM/PM notation has largely been replaced by the 24-hour notation around the world, but especially in written communication, the 12-hour notation with AM and PM suffixes is common in some parts of the world – be aware to avoid writing errors.

In latin AM stands “Ante Meridiem” which means “before noon or midday” and PM means “Post Meridiem” or “after noon”.

You should although avoid the expression “12:00 PM” not only  because it is incorrect, but because many people will imagine you are talking about midnight. The same goes for “12:00 AM” instead you should – to avoid confusion – correctly say 12 noon or 12 midnight to make a corrdct designation.

In the US, in formal writing it is still preferable to capitalize AM or PM, though the lower-case “am” and “pm” are now so popular they are not likely to get you into trouble. The lower-case forms are standard usage in the UK.


The above is part of the Tips and Tricks section for CV writing on Comoto.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Sexual Euphemisms Video…..

Comoto CV Funny Friday: Sexual Euphemisms video and what can go wrong…..

Comoto CV Funny Friday: What happens when you’ve got an, what you would describe as a hot collegue who can’t understand any of the sexual euphemisms you’re throwing her way? Well, this video should make any man frustrated, watch the video to find out why…..

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmNeuKuLvTo

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV or Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV or Resume and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV or Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s or multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a CV or Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.


7 +1 Reasons – could Google beat Facebook

Could Google beat Facebook: The newest social networking endeavor get people fascinated and make them switch from Facebook to Google+? YES we think it could be the case.

There are many good reasons to plan and make the switch when Google+ is publicly available, ranging from our own CV feature on Google+ over ease-of-use to respect for data privacy.

The discussion has often been when Google would start their own adventure within social networking; they have tried before with less than great success. But maybe these tries have not been wholeheartedly. Now it seems that with the new Google Plus they want go beyond Social Networking and actually offer the user something new and different.

I think Google+ should be seen as a new way of Google to tie together all their different services to one central hub – your Google+ profile. Google Plus should not only be seen as a stand-alone competitor to Facebook as it is more or less a complete repackaging of the Google Experience on the Internet. They have been pioneers before and might do it again.

If you only look on the basic Social Network features, Facebook have had a huge head start, and Facebook have a huge number of daily users that are used to use Facebook’s features. Google need to offer the Facebook users some serious new reasons to seriously consider dumping Facebook for Google+.

There will always be early adaptors, geeks and nerds, and Google also have their loyal following, sitting hours/days in a row to get the first glimpse of a new service or product from Google. After these people have tried it, it is up to the masses to decide whether Google+ will become the Social Network success that Google wants.

When looking at Google+ in its current version there are some things that meets the eye and that looks promising.

Below you can find a list of features which from our perspective could be that positive element that could be able to make people consider a switch – or using both…..

1. Integration with Google Services

The easiest thing for Google to do better than Facebook is of course the integration to all of Google’s other services.  That is, Google will probably build Google+ social networking features into if not all then all the service where Google+ makes sense. Google+ is already integrated into the navigation bar at the top right of almost all Google products, Gmail, Photos (Picasa), Reader, Web and others. This feature gives you the ability to monitor all Google+ events and at the same time easily to share content without ever leaving the Google service you might be using right now. A lot of internet users use Google’s other free services (Gmail, Maps, Search, Translate etc.), and after Google have integrated Google+ so closely to all their services it may feel a bit stupid to exit this universe to share something with online friends. If Google+ succeeds in taking the “special social experience” and make it part of the overall Google experience, they have a brilliant leverage to get people to use Google+.

2. Better Friend Management

Google are spot-on with the “Circles” concept, it is more in line with the normal way we build and handle friendships in real life. You probably have several different kinds of friends, and you probably also want to share specific things with somebody or groups in numerous different ways. Facebook has there “Groups” feature which lets you form groups of friends, but frankly compared to the easy way Google’s Circles the Facebook method is more tedious . Google has taken the pain out of your online friendship “management” with the introduction of circles.

3. Sparks – Find interesting stuff to share

The Sparks feature of Google+ is another important factor that Facebook does not have. Sparks is a way for Google to use their search engine to generate interesting stuff to share for users of Google+. Using the advantages of the Google search engine is an important factor to renew the content that is shared on Google+. On Facebook it often seems as the same information is send around again and again. And remember on Facebook you need to leave your present site to find interesting information to share, unless it is already shared by others and you just re-share the information.

 

4. Super Android Application, although not available on IPhone “yet”

With the launch of Google+ the Google+ Android application was also made available. It is a very nice piece of software and getting data from your mobile phone has suddenly become a lot easier. The app is already great, but my best guess is that the integration with Google and the Android version will be one of the major accomplishments of Google to make Google+ a success. People are online 24-7 and are always on reachable on their mobile phone, and they want to have their social network with them all the time. The Facebook’s solution is although nice looking but a bit troublesome to use from our experience.

5. Privacy and the right to your data.

Facebook has been pounded numerous times for their behavior in safeguarding your personal data. You are forced to publicize parts of your personal data to use Facebook and it is still hard to permanently delete your Facebook profile. This is done differently in Google+ as they have a different approach , you can take all the data you have in Google+ and walk away. This is easily done on a Google+ site called www.dataliberation.org.  With just a few clicks you can download data from your Picasa Web Albums, Google profile, Google+ stream, and other Google products and delete your profile. Also notice the Google Takeout feature on www.google.com/takeout.

6. Very strong Chat even with groups of people

Google has their Hangouts feature which is a very strong system for video chatting. Creating ad hoc group to make video chats can be done easily with this feature in Google+. The Android version calls them huddles and not hangouts, which makes it easy for Android users to start up a text chat with other Google+ users.

7. Content Sharing with focus on your privacy

It has been discussed many times but Privacy issues are here to stay, people advocating for stronger privacy on Social Networking sites wants us to able to have the user assigning the sharing level to each item they share. This has been heard by Google and they have built this capability into Google+. When you share an article or upload an image on Google+ you have to select which circles you want to share this with, this is somewhat different then the Facebook setup with preset lists of sharing practices.

8. (or +1) Our own Google+ “hack” using it as an interactive CV

It is easy and can be very useful to share your CV on Google+, even this feature has Google done better with the help of Comoto off course. You are able to control the images in the Photostrip and to create an interactive CV with no hassle at all. This is also possible in Facebook, but due to Facebook’s zooming algorithm it is not that good looking. Google centralizing function makes is easier to have a decent CV on your profile to be shared with other users of Google+. To see more about this feature please have a look at our post here.

Comoto review in wwwhat’s new

Comoto reviewOur first Spanish/Portuguese review has been made on wwwhatsnew.com in both Spanish and Portuguese, we welcome our Spanish and Portuguese speaking users and and wish you the best in working with your CV on Comoto. Every day over 50,000 people read the contents of wwwhatsnew.com through various means, they have over 1 million visitors per month and more than 40,000 subscribers daily, so this is a remarkable website reviewing us.

Comoto reviewWe value these types of reviews very much and hope that we will be able to serve a large group of Spanish/Portuguese speaking users, although our expertise in your language are yet not adequate enough to support you in you native language we hope we can be of assistance if you should have any questions or feedback’s.

Here we would like to ask for you help in translating our CV Templates into the Portuguese language, we have already 80% finished but the last 20% and the proofreading we would like you to help us with. For more info please take a look here.

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private).

Não podemos Português, mas gostaria de

Não podemos Português, mas gostaria de

Comoto review It is difficult for us to understand Portuguese let alone translate it, but when Comoto is reviewed in a major news contributor to the Portuguese and Spanish talking areas we are delighted.

We discovered a Comoto review in br.wwwhatsnew.com (or in Spanish here) yesterday (27-06-2011) and would like to support and help our Portuguese speaking users to use Comoto 100%, today we have a 80% translation of our CV Templates, that gives you the ability to export a CV into the Portuguese language. You can find the list of availabale languages here, and download the text as a direct download to be translated here. (if you want to help us)

Off course we would like to have this 100% translated into Portuguese, so we ask for your help with this, we already had our Spanish version translated by one of our loyal users Agueda Pedregal, we just need to upload it to Comoto for all of you to have benefit from this translation.

But having the Portuguese version would be super and make Comoto more complete and usable for our portuguese talking users. So we would look forward having one of you portuguese understanding users to help us out here.

If you have other questions or feedback please get in contact with us via our contact page here or write and email to theteam(at)comoto.com, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Job interview preparation – Good questions you could ask at the job interview

Job interview preparation – Good questions you could ask at the job interview

Any decent headhunter/recruiter would in a job interview situation at some time ask you if you have any questions. Probably it would be at the end of the interview.

If it has been a bad interview and you don’t like the position/don’t want the job, just say no and get out of there. But if you still like the position you should have prepared some questions beforehand if they has not been answered. Out of courtesy to the headhunter/recruiter’s time you should ask how much time they have for these questions. In this way you can ask the most important questions if the time is limited.

To prepare for this you should have done some thinking before you enter the interview but also throughout the meeting you should make some mental notes to prepare for this. If you have anything you would like to elaborate on or you want to have something clarified, now is the time to ask.

By asking you also show the company that you care and that you are interested in this job. You have the opportunity to interview the employer to assess whether this company and this specific position is a good fit for you.

Possible Interview Questions to Ask

  • What are the responsibilities of the position?
  • How would you typical week/day be in this position?
  • Is this a newly created position? If not, what did the previous employee go on to do?
  • Whom will I report to? and will I be offered a change to meet this person?
  • How many employees will there be in this department/office?
  • Do you have a relocation scheme in the company?
  • What about travel, how much will be expected? Is there a travel policy in the company?
  • What style of management is the company using?
  • What are the prospects for advancement in the company?
  • Is overtime expected, and is there a policy for that?
  • What is the “one” special thing that you like about working in this company?
  • Would you like to have a list of references?
  • If I am offered this position , when will I have to start (date)?
  • Do you have any question to my qualifications / CV ?
  • Will there be a interview number 2, or do you have a special procedure for hiring people? (2 job interview and a personal test) or?
  • Do you have any outstanding question you would like to have answered?
  • When can I expect to hear from you again?

Off course this is not a final list, depending on the situation and the chemistry at the job interview, you should be able to read the person you’re talking with and know which question to ask and which not to ask.

Comoto Funny Friday: Mind the Xerox machine

Comoto Funny Friday: Mind the Xerox machine

Watch out for accident in the workplace. Office equipment can be dangerous. And some people can be a bit naive and plain st….. This is hilarious, but if this accident should have been prevented I think the producers of photocopying machines should start label the glass plate with a “weight limit” perhaps.

Have a look for yourself:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddzyEYBcUNQ

I don’t hope it was his CV that he was copying, in that case we know he is not using the Comoto CV / Resume services. So in retrospect you could say use Comoto to take full control of your CV and avoid mishaps and accident like this.

Have a Funny Friday and nice weekend, and until next week we hope for the best.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.


Best compilation of the 10 frequently used job interview questions

Best compilation of the 10 frequently used job interview questions

Job interview questions can be stressful – even for applicants who have had many interviews. The best way to reduce the stress is to be well prepared.

The same creativity that HR people and recruiters ask from you is typically not shown at your first interview as the same questions are being used again and again.

Below you can find a compilation of the 10 frequently used question:

Why do you want to work for us?

Be sincere, show your engagement and drive, and show them that you know a lot about the company from your research of the company

What do you know about our organization?

Be prepared and have products / services, some facts and figures in your head for you to show them that you know the organization and is well prepared.

How are you as a person?

Be personal but not private. Don’t make a recitation of your CV, they have read it.

What are you strong points?

Pick out 3 examples of your strong sides and prepare these, if you are in doubt ask the people closest to you, family, friends or your best colleagues.

What are your weak points?

Pick out some examples beforehand and show them that you are aware of these facts and working on them.

What has been you most significant accomplishment in your life so far?

Don’t use the cliché of the birth of your child, have some highlight in your career ready and explain why.

How much do you expect in salary?

Be careful to come up with you demands before the job description, working hours and other issues have been clarified and then also justify your expectations.

Where do you see yourself in 3, 5 or 10 years?

If the job requires it – It is important to show them that you want to evolve and grow with the job, so that they can see an idea in investing in you.

Why should we hire you?

Show them that you have will and passion and be direct in what you can add to the company.

Why are you leaving you current position?

Be honest but don’t talk negative about you your current employer. You want to develop – could be a good direction for an answer.

Take the time to review the “standard” interview questions you will most likely be asked. Make your own research about the company and prepare your answers to these typical interview questions. Then your job interview should be less stressful and you are more certain to get a good result.

Is it ok to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

Is it OK to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

In the media and within the HR sector, there has been some resistance and fears about how to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo properly while employed the questions are many and different.

  • Is it OK to use LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo when i am employed?

  • What will my boss say if he finds out?

  • I have contact in Linkedin/Xing/Viadeo with a previous colleague that is know a competitor, is that a problem?

There have been a lot of questions about this issue and certain people have had a resistance in using LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, but if you take it for what it is, a “relationship database”, I don’t see any problems in using them. It is all about networking today, even if you have a contact to a former colleague who is now hired at your competitor.

I think that these fears and the resistance arises from a misconception that LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is a job hunting site and not a relationship database or networking tool. Certainly LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is emerging as a very good resource for connecting candidates and headhunter, but that is not its primary role. You cant say that it is your CV you have at LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, it is merely a profile so that people know what you can do and have done, but if you where to go job hunting you would have to make a dedicated and targeted CV instead.

With career management being an activity throughout your life, resources such as LinkedIn, Xing, Viadeo and others are becoming a more important part of the strategy than ever. But how can you use these networks (either for professional networking or for job search) without it being seen as something negative from you current employer?

Most important is to develop the right mindset and be aware that building connections in these networking tools is the same thing as building up credibility in your profession and industry. If you are really networking it should be seen as a positive thing from your employers point of view. Today I think everybody is talking about networking and it is okay to do this, one way to network is to do it in these networking tools like Linkedin, Xing and Viadeo.

It should be a real professionel network and not only be friends and family, that is what Facebook is all about. And you should not have 50% recruiters/ headhunters in there, it should mainly be people who you can say are profesionells from the same proffesion or industry as you are in, or where you have previously been employed. In this case it is easy to say to an employer that this is part of your network and has a high value for the company as a contact manager and developer that is providing substantial added value.

So used in the riught way and used with the right mindset, these network like LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo and others are valuable for you and your career


Does privacy really matters with your CV

Does privacy really matters – it does for Microsoft and Europol – and for Comoto ?

At CES in 2010 Microsoft put new emphasis on your browser privacy – especially how misuser’s can be tracking your information (identity-theft) and how you can control your web privacy better (more here).

Europol have also made 3 new reports public that emphasize that the Internet threat is not only very evident – it is also increasing (more here). In other words privacy matters – take control of your information.

You have probably also heard the problems Facebook have had with privacy matters some time ago, even Google have had their issues with privacy (Street View in Google Maps). Users on the Internet are demanding more privacy or you could say that they want the freedom to choose their own privacy level.

That is exactly what we are trying to do at Comoto – let you, the owner of the data, choose your own privacy level. We have always been keen of ensuring that you have full control of your CV after all it is data about you and it is your data. You can control who can see what and when. You are in full control with a line by line setting of the privacy surrounding your CV. You can even make a CV / Web / Online profile password protected, so that only people having that specific password will be able to see your Web Profile. An remember you have the opportunity to have multiple CV’s, each with their own privacy seetings.

We are trying to safeguard your privacy, for your sake. So take full control over your CV and sign-up for your own CV manager here.


CV Tips – Create many versions of your CV – multiple CVs

CV Tips – Create many versions of your CV – multiple CV

Many people have or can have more than one role, this is often the case if you have one type of education, and have used this education in a specific area of work. For instance being a software developer within the area of Accounting for many years. Here you have several skills / expertise that could meet the criteria for different types of jobs. You could be a very good developer, project manager which specializes in accounting or even have experience to work with accounting then you and need multiple CV.

Having more than one CV (multiple CV) is extremely easy in Comoto, you can have as many as you like, and the information can even be inherited from one CV to another, then you only have to maintain the differences in the CV.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Get the job of your dreams

get the jobHR specialists and researchers says that a professional looking CV with the right information about you, has a great impact on your chances to get the job of your dreams. The application is important, but it is the place where you catch the companies attention and make them interesting in reading what you have actually accomplished and what you have the education to do. These specific things should be available in your CV. And nobody has ever lost a job opportunity by having a nice looking CV.

The best thing you can do is to use Comoto CV Manager to Create, Optimize, Manage and Share your CVs because then you have better changes in getting the job of your dreams.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Manage and share your online profile on the web and in your printed CVs

Manage and share your online profile on the web and in your printed CVs

online profile

“A Comoto Web Profile – online profile – is easy to update and can be shared directly with  employers, colleagues or friends. With your privacy settings you always keep full control of who can see what.”

online profileFree CV Templates versus Online Profile

You need a CV in Word or PDF format but don’t know how to start? Choose from one of our professionally designed CV templates and export your CV with just a click. If necessary you can quickly change templates depending on the occasion and your audience.

Keep your Information Safe and Secure

By adjusting the privacy level of each information entered into your ComoProfile, you can easily choose which information is being displayed and to whom. By hiding your name you can also look for a new job without your current employer knowing it.

Comoto Web Profile: Your online CV

Comoto Web Profile: Your online CV.

Get your personal online CV with a unique customized URL. Simply send this URL to a recruiter to share your Comoto Web Profile and automatically update them with CV changes and most up-to-date information!

You can use this URL on any website, blog, online application form, job portal, business card.

Add this link to your printed CV and make sure that people always have access to your complete and updated CV.

The Comoto Team

 

You can follow Comoto’s Facebook page for the latest news about us…at comotocom

You can follow Comoto’s Facebook page for the latest news about us…at comotocom

comoto's facebook pageComoto and Facebook is integrated at comotocom and we will populate our Comoto on Facebook site with posts your are familiar with from comoto.com.

You can see the latest news without leaving Facebook.

We are also working on more intelligent features to our CV platform.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

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