Net Terms & Interview Tips

Bookmark : A browser feature that places selected URLs in a file for quick access, allowing you to automatically return to the website by clicking on the site's name.

Domain Name : The portion of an Internet address that identifies the host and indicates the type of organization.

Extranet : Similar to an internet, but extending the network to select people outside the organization.

Homepage : The primary website for an organization or individual; the first hypertext
document displayed on a website.

Internet : A world wide collection of interconnected networks that enables users to share information electronically and provides digital access to a wide variety of services.

Internet Service Provider (lSP) : A company that provides access to the Internet, usually for a monthly fee, via telephone lines or cable; ISPs can be local companies or specialists such as America Online.

Internet Telephony : Using the Internet to converse vocally.

Intranet : A private network, set up within a corporation or organization, that operates over the internet and may be used to link geographically remote sites.

Multimedia : The combination of two or more of the following elements : graphics, text, sound, video, or computer programs.
Pagers : Small radio receivers that signal users to call someone

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) : Handheld computer that store and organize contract information, calendars, task lists, and other organizational and travel information.

Telecommute : To work from home and communicate with company's main office via computer and communication devices.

Telnet : A way to access someone else's computer (the host computer) and to use it as if it were right at your desk.

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) : Web address that gives the exact location of an Internet resource.

Upload : To send a file from your computer to a server or host system.

Usenet Newsgroups : One or more discussion groups on the Internet where people with similar interests can post articles and reply to messages.

Viruses : From the computer sabotage embedded in software or passed from one computer to the next that change or delete computer files or programs.

Voice Mail : A computerized telephone message recording system; an e-mail system that supports audio.

Webpages : Related files containing multimedia data that are made available on a website.

Website : A related collection of files on the World Wide Web and accessing Internet resources such as text, graphics, sound, and other multimedia resources.


Interviews can be nerve-wracking, but knowledge of certain basic interview-handling techniques would enable you to get the most from the experience.

Here are some tips to assist you in handling any interview successfully:

Before The Interview

Be prepared:
Do the necessary background research on the company (i.e. its mission, values, organizational culture, products/services, etc)
Ensure that you have the pertinent interview details (i.e. the date, time and venue for the interview, the interviewer’s full name, the correct pronunciation and his or her title)
Prepare the necessary documents to bring along for the interview. These documents would include extra copies of your resume, educational certificates, your identity card/passport, photographs, etc.

Know yourself :
Assess your strengths and weaknesses, vis-à-vis the requirements of the position that you are applying for, so that you can market your job fit effectively during the interview.
Be prepared to share on your career aspirations, motivation and other interests to demonstrate that you are a well-balanced individual

Be proactive :

Prepare some questions to pose at the end of the interview to show your interest in the company.

At The Interview

Don’t be late :

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the interview

Dress appropriately :
> Always wear neat and clean clothing
> Check your breath, teeth and appearance before entering the interview
> Avoid any dressing that would distract the interviewer, such as loud colours, heavy make-up, gaudy accessories/nail polish, tight /see-through clothing, etc

Be professional :
> Offer a firm handshake
> Sit only when offered a seat
> Sit upright
> Maintain eye contact with your interviewer (s), as this conveys your sincerity and commitment.
> Speak with a well-modulated voice that conveys an appropriate level of enthusiasm
> Avoid unnecessary derogatory comments about your present or previous employers/colleagues.

Be sincere and confident, not overbearing :
> Avoid appearing desperate or overly confident for the position.
> Smile, and show your enthusiasm and interest in the position.
> Listen attentively to the interviewer.
> Answer questions truthfully and sincerely.

Think before you speak :
> Only ask the questions that will steer the conversation in your favor (e.g. if you wish to highlight certain experience/skills that are relevant to the position you have applied for)
> Give clear and concise answers to the questions posed to you
> Watch for non-verbal cues from the interviewers.
> Know the intent behind the interviewers’ questions. Ultimately the interviewers need to assess your suitability for the job and your fit with the organization.
> Do not be too aggressive in enquiring on the salaries, benefits, etc, on the first interview. If the interviewer asks for your financial expectations, you may indicate your last-drawn salary but you should stress that you value career opportunities over a specific salary. Alternatively, you can enquire what salary range the job falls in, to give you a better sense of how to position your financial expectations.

After The Interview
> Thank the interviewer for his time and consideration.
> Enquire about the next step in the process.
> If you are interested in the position, indicate your interest to the interviewer. Do not be discouraged if no immediate commitment is made, as the interviewer may need to interview more candidates before making a decision, or may be testing your reaction.
> Send a Thank You letter immediately after every job interview, to indicate your interest and commitment to the position.

Worms : Form of computer sabotage sent by e-mail that reproduce, taking up network space and snarling connections.

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