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General Knowledge (GK) makes Integral Part of many competitive examinations in India. The GK Test examine your awareness and abilities fr...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Oliveboard: Your Pathway to Clear Government Exams in the First Attempt

One of the most lucrative and satisfying and respectful jobs that a man can get is a government job. Be it the state government or the central government. A job in the government and being an employee of the government gives you a chance to serve the nation and the people and along with a good pay and job security it gains you massive respect. With a population of over a billion in India and government job vacancies being as little as a lakh it has become increasingly difficult to get a job with the government.  This is because the competitive exams for the jobs need a good amount of preparation and loads of knowledge about the current affairs.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How to go from noob to employable Android Developer

Are you a noob?

Well, best of the software experts in the industry today were a noob sometimes back. They are experts today because they learn it the hard way. They have faced hurdles and failures but never taken a back step. Next is your turn and you can do it. You can get that dream job of Android Developer if you are ready to learn, experiment and relearn. If you are looking for a job as Android Developer but still not succeed you are not alone. According to a survey conducted by Aspiring Minds, 95% computer science graduates are not fit for software developer jobs (Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/95-engineers-in-india-unfit-for-software-development-jobs-report/articleshow/58278004.cms)
For obvious reasons you want to be listed among rest of the 5%. Here, in this article, I am going to tell you ‘how to go from a noob to employable Android Developer?’

1.    Learn English
Majority of computer programmes are written in English.  To understand how a programme works you need to understand instructions popping out on the computer screen. If your English is not good enough or below average, learn it. Without English you cannot learn software development. Programming Guru Leo Nottenboom (Askleo.com) suggests learning of English as first steps in learning computer programming.

2.    Learn Basic Programming Languages
HTML, CSS, JAVA and XML are basic requirements to learn Android Development. Of these, JAVA makes the backbone of Android Programmes. All these are basic programming languages. Knowledge in these languages will help you in learning better Android Development.

3.    Make Use of Tools
There are many tools to hellp in building Android progrmmes. For example Git, Eclipse, Android studio, Gradle etc. With help of Eclipse,you can develpop and set up a project in IDE. Git tools you can put under version control. With help of Gradle you can found the built in systems and capacities. You can find many online tutorials and videos over Youtube to learn about these tools.

4.    Learn to Design
Will you like to keep a dirty looking app on your smartphone, definitely no, and so not other smartphone users. In Android Development, UI/UX matters more than coding part. Excel in UI/UX if you want your app to go viral. Android apps works like assistant to smartphone users. Nobody will like to deal with a short tempred or untidy assistant.

5.    Gain knowledge of Android libraries
Programmers are bound to face several issues over a days of work. You should have sound knowledge of Android libraries and continuously strive for it. You can use libraries to reuse code and make development process smooth. Have a good knowledge of Android libraries makes one a better Android developer.

6. Source for android knowledge
Android world is full of events. You should keep yourself updated with latest developments, new android technologies and bugs. Google’s official Android development page is a great resource to update your knowledge on day to day basis.

7.    Programming languages for development
JAVA, XML and SQL are main programming languages for Android development. You should be well versed in these. Concepts such as variables, loops, control structures, lists should be well-known to you. Data organization holds utmost importance in Android development. You should be highly skilled in SQL. XML syntax are very useful as they perform tasks like parsing data feeds, designing user interface and doing more.

8.    Patience
Coding is fun once you are used to it but at the same time coding is most mind bugging task in a developers hands. You should be ready to see errors on your computer screen and have enough patience to correct them. Coding is very easy task but to make codes work you need loads of patience.

9. Love for new apps
Innumerable mobile apps are released on day to day basis. You cannot try and test them all. But have an eye for good android apps added in Playstore. Use them to learn new things and experience new UI. In fact, frequent use of new android apps may paves the way for a newer app that you can build.

10. Team Player
Android Development is not a one man process. You need to collaborate with designers, marketers, managers and CEOs to make your Android app better. These are friends and coworkers who will download your android app first. Collaboration invites critics, love your critics.

11.    Get a mentor:
A mentor is a like a SUV, you have to afford it. Find one and work under his or her guidance. Your mentor, who is for obvious reasons, much experienced than you will be a timely help and most dangerous critics. Ultimately, he / she is the one who will shape up you in an employable android developer.

12.    Seek Help
There are communities of Android developers over places like Facebook, LinkedIn, Quora and Twitter etc. Twitter is good to know about new App launches, however places like Quora are good to meet to mentors. Share knowledge and help upcoming developers. Chose the best fit network for you and PARTICIPATE. In turn you will get attention from experts to shape up your knowledge.

Over to you

These are some tips but not all to become an employable android developer. You can test and try these. Also you can apply your knowledge and ask from a mentor, how you could become a successful android developer. Those want to become good android developer should have patience and determination to learn new things and apply in the work process reguarly.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Work Experience Options

When I started searching for job, the first question thrown on me was, ‘do you have any work experience’, heck, how may I have prior experience when I am fresher and looking for my first job. I was na├»ve, nobody was there guide me, and I was never aware, whatever small jobs I did in the past may count towards my work experience. So you do not stuck in a similar situations I am going to tell you here some work experience options hope you will find helpful.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

List of careers in India and the world

Your career is a major decisive factor of what you will do in life, how you will raise kids, the way you will contribute to social changes. To become a Miss X or Mr. Y need determination, hard work and willingness to keep moving. Any big persona that you know, any big thing that has happened in this world always started smaller. Man have the potential to make small things bigger. Evry human is important and hence his or career.
As soon a child take birth parents start talking what he / she could become in life.
In general, we know only career areas those we hear or experience often. However, there are many career areas that most of the parents do not know or never heard of so as the students. For the benefits of youngsters looking to pursue education and seeking job I did the rounds of Internet libraries and gather this list of distinct careers.
Here we go>>>>>

Friday, October 13, 2017

6 tips to write Miller Analogies Test

The Miller Analogies Test is held for both,  graduate school admissions in the United States and entrance to high I.Q.. Miller Analogic Test is a standard and high-level test which is based on verbal and computer as other 3graduate school admissions exams such as the GRE. There are 120 questions comes in this exam and out of 120 questions, 100 of them will count towards the final score and the other 20 are experimental.  Now we are going to discuss how to prepare for Miller Analogy Test.

Preparation tips for Miller Analogy Test(MAT)
1.Make a time schedule after getting the exam date – Make sure you have time to study when you are preparing for this exam. Don’t waste your time in other things, and focus on your study. Make a time schedule and at least give enough time to the preparation. If you start the preparation very early, the result is you may very well lose interest and motivation and will not focus.

2.Select the study Material or MAT books – Select the few comprehensive MAT prep books that will help you in the preparation for MAT exam. Go online and can compare book features at any major online bookstore and also get the books from college or local library and start preparing for the exam.

3.Practice tests – Buy a MAT practice test books that include 4 or 5 such tests. If possible then finish at least one practice test paper otherwise can finish each day with practice in either vocab, Math or Science. You can select your weak subject and improve by the practice paper and make sure that at least have to give seven to eight hours in a day. You can go online and check the sample practice test paper for the MAT.

4.Improve your vocabulary – If you are good in other subject but your knowledge is weak in Vocab, you should improve. And for that, you can select suitable vocabulary-building books or software to improve your knowledge.

5. Review your knowledge - A few weeks can be enough time to review your knowledge in four academic areas covered by the MAT. A good comprehensive MAT prep book will include extensive lists of key terms from these four areas. If you are thinking that you have missed something, review and if have time then prepare for that topic otherwise leave that. Though these lists are unlikely to cover each and every term you'll encounter on exam day.

6. Now the time for relaxing - Before the last date of exam, don’t take too much burden on you and don’t get hyper for the preparation. Just take a long breath and relax and try to take it easy on your last day. Only focus on your test strategies and reviewing your incorrectly answered questions. Take a full eight hours of sleep the night before the test. Don’t try to learn any more information because it will be not beneficial. Don’t think too much about previous days before the exam, take good rest, don’t get nervous and go for the exam with joy and positive and also with the information, how much you collected in your mind.