Teams confirmed for Motu Koita 9s finals

first_imgChairman, Pipi Dai Boe confirmed late this afternoon that in the Bowl division, Mirigini Sharks (1) will play Muniogo All Tribes.For the Plate division play off, Poreporena Brothers (White) will face off against Vabukori Gold.While in the Cup grand final, the Poreporena Marlins go up against the Ranugure Broncos.However, Boe said the venue and the date for the grand final is yet to be confirmed as the tournament was supposed to come to end this afternoon.Since it started on Thursday this week, games for the 9s tournament were played at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.A venue is yet to be confirmed for the finals.A total of K18, 500 in prize money is up for grabs for the Cup, Plate and Bowl division.last_img

4 Signs Your Interview Skills Are Better Than The Competition

first_img 3.5★ Deli Associate F&M Deli & Restaurant Mount Laurel, NJ 2.8★ 3.4★ Service Advisor Prime Motor Group Saco, ME 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 3.1★ Pest Control Technician United Pest Solutions Seattle, WA Administartive Assistant Sentry Mechanical Pittsburgh, PA RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX 23 hours ago 23h N/A Recruiters Reveal 17 Keys to Scoring an Interview Interior Designer – St. Louis & Dallas Oculus Saint Louis, MO LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, ILcenter_img 23 hours ago 23h 4.5★ Registered Nurse (RN) – Charge Nurse – $7,000 Sign On Bonus EmpRes Healthcare Management Gardnerville, NV Experience and work history aren’t the only things that can set you apart from the competition on your job hunt. Impeccable interview skills can be the winning attribute that you have that others don’t. And like the saying goes, “It ain’t over ’till it’s over.” That means you have many opportunities to show a recruiter or hiring manager that you’re the perfect candidate for the job.Here are four signs that your interview skills are better than the rest:1. You are proactive during each portion of the interview process.Much like dating, the job search is now a mutual selection process, with both employers and candidates opting in when it comes time to sign an offer. You’ve got to be proactive every step of the way to ascertain whether this company and job is the right fit for your life. To do that, every interaction has to be useful and beneficial for you to make that ultimate decision.Informed candidates are curious, so you’re asking any and all questions to get the best picture of the company, the team and the role. From inquiring about next steps, to team work styles, to transportation options, to asking for email addresses for thank you notes, these interactions show how engaged you are as a candidate and leave a lasting impression on employers.Here are some unique ways to be proactive during each portion of the interview process:Initial phone screen: Ask about next steps & the overall process; Inquire about benefits; Discuss the recruiter’s career and pros/cons of the company; Send over additional materials and examples of work.First in-person interview: Bring copies of your resume and any samples of your work; Ask specific questions about compensation, company mission, and current goals; Be clear and honest about what you’re looking for in your next role; Ask about specific reviews on Glassdoor.Panel interview: Suggest ways you would improve/impact company culture and team productivity; Share specifics about projects you’d like to work on; Ask direct, specific questions to individual panelists; Follow up with thank you notes.Project/Skills assessment: Find ways to over-deliver in the project; Incorporate your research into the assessment; Ask pointed questions about the exercise to get clarity; Return the project under time.Offer: Negotiate by using salary information from Glassdoor; Explore the flexibility of vacation policies, health coverage, and travel; Ask questions about employee stock options; Consider circling back with one of your interviewers for any last curiosities. 23 hours ago 23h Browse Open Jobs 4.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 2.5★ 23 hours ago 23h Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT 5.0★ 23 hours ago 23h N/A 2. You are equipped with anecdotes that “show instead of simply tell.”One of the first things I learned in journalism school was “show don’t tell.” That means that it’s better to provide an anecdote or scenario to describe what I’m writing rather than just simply write about the action. Show your skills and experience through concise, clear and compelling anecdotes.Instead of telling a hiring manager that you led a team of 4 in your last job, lend an anecdote or story about what you learned from leading that team or how you empowered them to contribute to the business’ bottom-line. Rehearse 3 or 4 good anecdotes about your past work or educational experience that “show not just tell” why you’re a uniquely informed candidate.Anecdotes are the perfect way to answer prompts like:What is your greatest weakness?Describe your resume and work history.Tell me about a time that you put one of our company values to practice in your own life? How do you handle pressure?3. Little, if anything, catches you off guard.There’s a big difference between being a know-it-all and being prepared. Your goal in an interview is to appear confident in your skills and interest in the company, not to be cocky. Therefore, you should rarely be caught off guard by an interviewer and, thus, stand out from the crowd.One employer said, “An informed candidate is someone that knows about the company — that’s done research and that has read the job description, [who] understands the opening so that when you’re contacting them, they’re essentially meeting you half way. It also shows me that that person is motivated because they are doing the work they need to do.”Because you’ve browsed dozens of interview questions that are asked of candidates applying to the specific role that you are, you have prepared in advance and over time will prevent last-minute cramming. The result? A confident candidate.4. The interviewer comments on how well-informed you are.A recruiter or hiring manager paying you a compliment by noticing how well-researched and responsive you are is the ultimate sign that your interview skills are better than the rest. They’re impressed by your questions, amazed you caught that corporate announcement last month, wowed by what they’ve heard about you from your references and mentions that they want to introduce you to others that are not on the interview loop. All great signs.Remember, it’s not only about what’s on the resume or cover letter that will land you a new gig. It’s about being proactive and engaged at every step of the job search process. Sure it’s time-consuming and it feels like a full-time job, but anything worth having is worth the energy. 23 hours ago 23hlast_img read more

How Much Should Your Monthly Grocery Budget Be?

first_imgYour grocery bill can add up fast. From dinner entrées to snack items, the amount you spend makes a difference in your budget. Luckily, there are some guidelines to ensure you’re not overspending. The USDA publishes a monthly food plan suggesting how much your groceries should be. The average cost of food per month for one person ranges from $165 to $345, depending on your age and gender. These national averages also vary based on where you live and the quality of your food purchases. Different geographic locations and types of stores play a role in the price of your food.Getting your food budget on point takes practice. With the right spending habits, you’ll have enough for your living expenses and exciting financial goals like paying off loans or buying a house.Monthly Grocery BudgetBased on your family size, here’s an outline of how much you should plan to spend on groceries each month. These numbers are a national average. Adjust the amount depending on your location and the store you shop at. For instance, shopping in New York City or Los Angeles is more expensive than in other parts of the country. Organic grocery stores like Whole Foods are pricier than places like Walmart or Aldi.As you consider these numbers, factor in any dietary restrictions. For instance, if you eat gluten-free or nut-free, you may have to pay more for certain products—increasing your overall monthly grocery budget. 1 person$251 Post navigation 2 people$553 6 people$1,230 4 people$892center_img FAMILY SIZESUGGESTEDMONTHLY BUDGET Finding a reasonable monthly grocery budget ensures you and your family have what you need, while not overspending. Look back at previous months using a budgeting app or credit card statements to see what you’ve spent at the grocery store. Decide if you want to maintain your current budget or cut back. Purchasing Groceries vs. Dining OutWhen you think about the total amount you spend on food, don’t forget what you spend at restaurants. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans spend on average, 11% of their take-home income on food. It doesn’t all goes toward groceries, though. Approximately 6% is spent on groceries, while 5% is spent on dining out—including dates, lunches with coworkers, and Sunday brunch.With this framework in mind, you can calculate your total food budget based on your take-home income. For example, Rita makes $3,500 per month after taxes. To budget 6% for groceries, she’d spend $210. For dining out at 5%, she should set aside $175. In total, she’ll need $385 for food each month. If she finds herself not having enough for meals with this amount, it’s likely she’s spending too much on food. She can either reduce her grocery bills or scale back on eating out.Tips for Reducing Your BudgetThere are several ways to cut back on what you spend without sacrificing the quality and taste of your food. Trimming your food budget can help you stow away more for your goals, such as building an emergency fund or saving for a dream vacation.Use CouponsGrocery stores and food companies offer coupons with a discount on a product that are often distributed via mail, newspapers and magazines. You can also find coupons online or through your email. If you buy your groceries online, like through Amazon Prime Pantry, there may be discount codes to input at checkout. While a single coupon might not give you a large discount, you can save a lot with multiple coupons. Before using coupons, though, make sure you actually need the item. If you don’t need maple syrup or cashews, don’t buy them just because you have a coupon.Plan a Weekly Menu Ahead of TimeBy deciding on meals ahead of time, you can determine the food items and quantities you need. Before heading to the grocery store, your list will be specific. You can buy the items you need—knowing you’ll have delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try recipes that use some of the same ingredients so there’s less to purchase. You can also make larger meals so you have leftovers—which limits the number of meals and ingredients to buy.Here’s an example of menu items for your week:Breakfasts: Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, oatmeal with raisins and nuts, toast with peanut butterLunches: Salad greens with chicken and vegetables, wrap with lettuce and lunch meat, soup and garlic breadDinners: Ground turkey tacos, grilled chicken breast with vegetables and rice, lasagna and saladBring Lunches to Work A $13 lunch out might not seem like a lot, but if you spend that much a few times a week, it can blow your food budget fast. Make your monthly food budget go farther by making lunches and bringing them to work. Inexpensive but healthy options include salads, sandwiches and dinner leftovers. Buy Store Brands You can buy the same product, such as pasta or oatmeal, for a variety of prices depending on the brand. In general, store brands, like Safeway, are cheaper than name brands. A box of store-brand cereal might save you $1 over a name brand cereal. While the savings on a single item may not be much, when you multiply it across several products, there will be a difference on your bill. Shop at a More Affordable StoreThe differences in prices among grocery stores can be considerable. Check out the different stores in your area to find the best prices. Some stores might even offer bulk items—great for products you consume in large quantities. Choosing cheaper staple items like milk and yogurt can also make a huge difference over time. When you have a food budget that works for you, you’ll feel more confident and in control of our finances. With a set amount for groceries (and dining out), you’ll have a solid vision for your month. You’ll feel more in control of your finances, and be on your way to bigger goals like a new vehicle or a downpayment on a house. Sources: USA Today | USDAShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) RelatedLiving Expenses: What Are They and How Do I Budget for Them?March 27, 2019In “Budgeting”Budgeting 101: How to Create a BudgetAugust 19, 2019In “Budgeting”How to Create a Comprehensive Budget for Your Dream WeddingNovember 10, 2018In “Budgeting” 3 people$722 5 people$1,060last_img read more