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The Digital Age: How the Internet Changed the Employment Landscape

I think it’s safe to say that the internet has had a huge influence on our everyday lives, the reliance that society as a whole has on the internet really is staggering with almost every aspect of day to day life involving the internet in some way no matter how small. Within the digital age, we currently live in employment and have undergone a real change from the process of applying for a job to how job opportunities are advertised to potential candidates.

 

Applying for a job

Gone are the days of walking into an establishment to enquire about applying for a job, candidates no longer need to apply with a printed copy of their resume as the process of application has moved into a completely online format. Job advertising web pages like Indeed and Reed have become the new normal places to find employment opportunities, simply set up your profile and create a virtual resume that can be sent off to potential employers at the push of a button. The convenience of being able to apply for multiple positions in as little as minutes has allowed the stressful process of looking for work to become a much easier process. Although the fact that everything is done online and without physical interaction limits your first impression of what you have put on your resume, the stress-free approach that has come with jobs being advertised online has made a lot of people’s lives much easier.

 

Resume advice

A huge part of the job application process is the creation of a resume or CV, this allows employers to gain an insight into what you are like as a person as well as your educational and employment history. With the new reliance on the internet that the employment world now has, your resume is the first impression your potential employers will see of you so you have to take the time to ensure this is done effectively.

 

Particularly with those who are new to job hunting, it can be very difficult to know how to write a resume effectively, my advice would be to take advantage of the wide range of online tools that are out there to help with building your resume, such as Grammarly and CV builder. Using these tools ensures things like your grammar and punctuation are in order and that you don’t forget any of the crucial details you need to remember.

 

As well as offering help to potential candidates, thanks to the involvement of the internet businesses can now find advice and even conduct background checks on potential candidates to make an informed decision about whether or not the candidate would be suitable for the role. Services like http://www.kyshrm.org/employment-background-check/ offer help and advice surrounding how to ethically conduct a background check on an individual, with advice like this being freely offered I’m sure we can all agree that the internet’s involvement with the employment process is a good thing.

How The Digital Revolution Changed the Educational World

Education is arguably the greatest advancement we made as a species. Our ability to understand and process information is what set us aside as a species in our early years, and the ability to communicate and pass on the information we learn allowed us to form civilizations and thrive. As we developed throughout the years we have improved and refined our educational systems, and it has become a right that most people have access to.

But it is far from perfect. There are many people in less developed and struggling countries that have no access to the educational systems we are so lucky to be a part of. But humans are, at their core, generous and caring and many people dedicate their lives to bringing education around the globe. And in our modern-day where technology is growing daily, the educational world has changed in ways we could never have imagined.

But how has the digital revolution changed the educational world? Below we are going to take a look at exactly what has changed and how it affects those studying.

Paper Vs Digital

Time was everything was done on paper. There are those that still prefer the old way of doing things with pen and paper, but for the most part, a lot of work and note-taking have moved to the digital landscape. And this has advantages in spades. Firstly, taking notes during lessons has become much easier. People can type a lot faster than they can write allowing people to take down more notes and improve their learning quality.

Secondly, it allows people to store their notes in one convenient place without taking up any physical space. Digital storage and sorting have made things easier for everyone involved. Students can simply organize their notes by class or topic and can even search their documents for keywords, as opposed to rifling through pages and pages of notes to find one specific part.

Online Student Life

The advent of the internet has brought about a lot of advantages to students. Student life can be daunting and difficult to keep on top of. Whether it be tracking finances or finding the best deals or even finding sites that make studying easier, the internet has allowed companies to produce lots of resources for students.

Some great examples of this include this list of textsheet alternatives or sites like Unidays. Both sites are designed to give students the most out of their time in education. Back in the day, students were forced to manually keep track of their finances or hunt around for deals themselves. But now the internet has made all of that easier and also allows students to save a lot more money than they ever could before.

Information Availability

Information is a commodity as well as a right. Time was you needed either someone who knew about a topic or books around it. This meant there was a separation of information within the educational world. If a school didn’t have any teachers educated in a certain topic or the funding to provide the texts on it, students would not be able to learn about it. And this led to a culture of educational pedigree where certain topics were considered worth more than others and some students were gatekept from learning certain things.

But the advent of the internet changed this in the biggest way possible. Suddenly anyone could have their voice heard across the globe. As we know, the internet is a repository for all the known information we possess as a species and it can be mostly accessed by anyone. There is, of course, still a massive divide between countries with internet access and those without, but for the most part the educational world has changed forever.

Now students can take their own probative and find information on any topic they desire. Teachers can improve their research and online versions of expansive texts can be acquired allowing access to everyone. This has also allowed whole classes to be held online, which leads to our next point.

Online Education

Schools and Universities used to be accessible only by the most able-bodied individuals. And even today there are still issues around access. But the digital revolution has created online courses and open universities that allow people to take courses online and in their own time. This is a massive help for those who are unable to find the time to attend normally scheduled classes or are physically unable to traverse the campuses or even from their own home. Education should be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from, and the digital revolution has opened up avenues for so many people. But there is still a long way to go.

The 5 Most Technologically Advanced Chainsaws Today

Husqvarna 455 Rancher 2-Stroke Gas-ChainSaw

The Husqvarna is the chainsaw everyone dreams about. This guy is definitely heavy duty. The Husqvarna offers a massive 2-stroke engine meaning it is perfect for any medium to large tree. Do not be fooled by the size of its engine though, it is still said to be extremely user friendly. The saw has become renowned for its use in cutting firewood and any dead tree. This makes the saw perfect for any rural homeowner and is an absolute must for any day to day chain saw duty. Its only downfall is its lack of versatility as its best use is on larger trees. The Husqvarna still manages to come in at a price of under one hundred dollars; I would highly recommend for any rural resident.

WORX WG303.1 16-Inch 14.5 Amp Electric Chainsaw

The WORX is a freak in the chainsaw business offering both the simplicity of a more technologically advanced chainsaw and the power and performance of a high tech chainsaw. This means the WORX can do every job from smaller exercises to medium and large trees. As I said in the introduction of this entry the WORX it is a freak, as despite the high engine power it is still immensely easy to use. The 16 inch bar comes with the best chainsaw lubrication currently on the market. The price is also under one hundred dollars, with the second hand option around the fifty dollar mark. the WORX is perfect for any level of chainsaw user.

BLACK+DECKER LCS1240 Chainsaw

The Black+Decker is known for its tree based efficiency. This is due to its extremely portable nature. The tree is perfect for whizzing through ingrown or dead trees in your garden. Due to this portable nature it is the perfect chainsaw for any beginner. The only stumbling block to be found is with the price coming in at one hundred and fifty dollars.

Remington RM1425 Electric Chainsaw

When compared to the other chainsaws on this list the Remington is far from heavy duty. Though this is made up by its extremely portable style. The Remington is simply convenient, also known as the `limb and trim` it is perfect for any residential property. Its 6.25 pound frame makes it easy to pack. Coming in at fifty dollars the Remington is a no brainer for any urban inhabitant.

DEWALT DCCS690M1 XR Brushless Chainsaw

I have decided to leave the biggest for last. With the Dewalt you can expect a massive non-bladed chainsaw. The Dewalt holds a 40-volt lithium battery making it perfect for longer lasting jobs. The Dewalt is perfect for any professional tree surgeon. Used by the professional tree surgeons at corpuschristitree this chainsaw is certainly a favorite for the professionals. The only downside to the Dewalt is the price coming in at a nasty two hundred and fifty dollars, but I suppose you pay for what you get.

The Most Advanced Radar Detector Technology in 2020

Radar technology has made leaps since its first introduction in the 1900’s. What used to be technology only used in military practice has now become part of our everyday lives. Here is some of the most advanced radar technology of 2020.

 

Mapping

We live on a vast planet with lots of places to explore and discover and radar technology has allowed us to do this. Large companies such as Google invest a lot of time and money into mapping out the planet and with the use of Radar technology, we have the clearest idea of what certain areas may contain without ever actually visiting them. This is much more efficient than older techniques which involved getting actual people to go and check out the a area and it’s also much more cost effective.

 

Radar Sensors

Google have also been working on radar sensors that allow users to control their household gadgets through their finger tips.  Not only do these sensors allow you to control your household technology, but you can use it to automatically take inventory of what you have in your home and even alert you of intruders. This technology makes your life a little easier while also providing some additional security.

 

Car radar detectors

With how advanced car radar technology has become in the last few years, I recommend getting a radar detector for your car. Radar detectors are very affordable and easily accessible and will come in handy for a range of things. One of the most important qualities is keeping yourself safe. Radar detectors will tell you if your speed is being monitored by speed cameras or police devices. It’s easy to accidentally surpass speed limits and so these detectors will serve as a nice reminder to slow down, which will ensure you don’t have any accidents. This will also prevent any legal issues and will stop you from getting a fine.

The Evolution of the iPhone and the Modern Smartphone

Whether you’ve had the iPhone since the 3G or jumping on the bandwagon at the iPhone XR, phones are almost mandatory in today society, they sit in our pockets like an extra hand, but as you can imagine it hasn’t always been like this.

The first ever smart phone was built in 1992 by IBM named the SPC. Clocking in at a $1,100 it was a luxury that only few could afford. The SPC came with a touch screen, it could receive emails and faxes (what a 1990s phrase!). Also built in was an address book and a calendar, inclusions so basic to us now, but were revolutionary at the time.

Almost 10 years later came the internet-fuelled 3G phones that could connect to the internet! Wirelessly as well! This was the was the beginning of video calling and larger attachments for texts and emails.

With the decade leap the prices also came down to a $300 minimum with the most expensive at $700, which is much similar to phones today.

Then enters the iPhone, we all love iPhones. You may, like me, want a refurbished iPhone that is networked unlocked for all of its modern features, but back in the early 2000s they were far more basic. There was more focus on the sleekness of the touch screen, something we now would think goes without saying, as well as it’s mega storage at 8GB! When looking at storage now it’s easy to see how far phones have come offering up to 256 GB.

Now in 2020 with many choices for phones, with one to four cameras! internet faster than lightning and so many apps, that go from keeping a diary to playing console games! Who knows where we’ll go next!

Tidal power 101 – How does it Work

Tidal power is a great example of a clean and renewable energy source, energy is created through the rise and fall of the natural tide and this is converted into electricity that we all use in our everyday lives. These tides are created by the gravitational pull of the moon as it rotates around the Earth. Tidal power plants can only be situated next to large bodies of water for instance places like on the coast and as there are both low and high tides, energy production isn’t as reliable because five metre water levels are required in order to produce energy. There are three main technologies that can be used in order to produce tidal power.

Tidal Barrages

Tidal Barrages are considered to be the most efficient form of producing tidal power, a tidal barrage is made up of a dam that utilises the change in tide to turn the turbine and in turn generate electricity. It overall takes advantage of the potential energy formed by the difference in height caused by the fall of water. – Tidal Fences  A Tidal fence is basically a huge turbine that operates in a similar way to a turnstile and energy is generated through the movement caused by the current of the water. -​Tidal Turbines Energy is generated in a similar fashion to the tidal fences in that electricity is generated through the movement of the turbine.

Although the reliability of tidal power isn’t as solid, tidal power generates significantly more energy than wind as water is a lot more dense making for speedier rotations and therefore in turn more energy can be generated. Tidal power is also considered to be one of the most renewable energy sources as it has no greenhouse gas emissions and it has a very low environmental impact. A benefit of tidal energy would be that it is reliable in terms of how long it lasts, it would be presumed that oceans and the tide are going to be around for a long time and so it would be stupid not to utilise this green source of energy for as long as possible.

Essentially the hydro power (created by the tidal turbine) is converted into electrical power using a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) which turns the mechanical power output into electrical power for the grid. The variable AC output of the PMSG is then needed to be converted into variable DC voltage by the use of a diode bridge. This is then changed into a constant DC voltage via the use of a DC-DC boost converter, however this is again needed to be converted into three-phane AC at 60 Hz so it can then be used as electricity and transported to homes. It is done so by the use of transmission lines held up by large towers, they reach huge distances in order to take the power generated at the coast to other places requiring energy. Three-phase electricity is by its very nature a much smoother form of electricity than other forms as it is more consistent.