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5 cool tips by Rina Roeun

How to get involved in social work
Getting involved in social and community work leads to great life experiences and it’s also a good resource to point to when applying for future employment opportunities. There are many ways to get involved in social work – for example, you can volunteer in a small village on your own or you can join a youth volunteer group or NGO that runs projects in rural areas. It doesn’t matter how big the impact is that you make; what matters is that you’ll make an impact. Try to motivate your friends and family to get involved with your community service work, too.

How to stay happy and find longevity
Many think the secret to a happy, long life is hidden somewhere secret and impossible to find. But the truth is that it’s achievable through a combination of every-day activities. Happiness comes though being grateful to others and staying humble, no matter how much you gain or achieve. Stay motivated and look forward to what’s coming next – stay conscientious and be dependable. Also, use common sense when it comes to making decisions. Make sure you hang out with a group of friends that are supportive and also live happily. Finally, don’t take your experiences for granted; enjoy every moment as much as you can.


How to learn from the web
Using the web the right way can lead to a successful business venture. In fact, ring tone uploaders are making bank without spending money on resources – some of them don’t even have a degree in IT. These young entrepreneurs charge anywhere from US$2 to $10 to provide instructions on ‘jailbreaking’ your iPhone. Other young adventurous businessmen and women are providing tutorials-for-charge on accounting and statistics, using Excel spreadsheets and other tech-related issues.

How to have a good interview
An interview is an opportunity for success, so make sure you’ve prepared well. Spend time researching the company you’re interviewing with so that you can answer any questions about it. Contact the company beforehand for an information packet and look at their website. Next, concentrate on your image – tailor it to what kind of job you’re interviewing for. If it’s for a job at a financial company, for example, make sure to look professional and clean-cut. Finally, make sure you’ve prepared yourself with your CV and application form, and re-read the job advertisement to refresh your memory. And with these materials, don’t forget it’s just as important to bring along your confidence!


How to manage your time in university
You might not survive the heavy workload at university unless you get organised. Much of the way we spend our time is dictated by habit, rather than conscious decisions. We tend to do things automatically, which can cut into our organisational skills. That’s why it’s important to start prioritising your time. Try and change some of your old habits – such as procrastination and taking frequent breaks – and you might get an assignment done tonnes quicker. Make sure that work is your first priority while at school. This doesn’t mean you should spend all of your time in the library or at your desk – it means that you need to get your work done first and then enjoy social time.

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