Written by Laura Quarantiello

The four airplane hijackings, which were part ofrepparttar tragic events of September 11, 2001 were not typical. These sickos were not seeking escape from political persecution, nor were they interested in money. They intended to die and to take everyone else with them. Based on available information we have to conclude that there was nothing those poor passengers could have done to save themselves. They were doomed fromrepparttar 102087 beginning.

In a "normal" hijacking, however, passengers at least have some chance of survival. And following can increase that a few guidelines:

First, do your best to remain calm, and encourage those around you to dorepparttar 102088 same. The hijackers are probably extremely nervous and scared, so comply with whatever they tell you to do. Do nothing to draw attention to yourself. You want to be just another face inrepparttar 102089 crowd. Do not attempt to hide your passport or your valuables.

If one ofrepparttar 102090 hijackers speaks to you, reply in a calm, normal Voice. Passrepparttar 102091 time by unobtrusively taking mental notes onrepparttar 102092 characteristics and behavior ofrepparttar 102093 hijackers. Give each one a nickname. Notice their manner of dress, facial features, mannerisms and temperament (but don't be obvious aboutrepparttar 102094 interest you are taking in them.) If you or a nearby passenger is in need of assistance due to illness or other discomfort, ask a member ofrepparttar 102095 crew for assistance first. Do not attempt to approachrepparttar 102096 hijackers unless they have already rendered assistance to another passenger. If you are singled out be responsive but do not volunteer information.

Locating a Telecommuting Opportunity... As easy as shooting a watermelon out your nose!

Written by Edward B. Toupin

I can say that getting a solid telecommuting opportunity is not an easy task. They're out there, but locating them can be extremely difficult and time-consuming. Even with allrepparttar e-books, reports, and telecommuting packages you've probably purchased, it just doesn't happen overnight.

--- What can I do? ---

The best way to break into a telecommuting situation is to locate an office job that can be performed anywhere. This will help you develop a reputation as a self-motivated, reliable, professional worker. Information-based jobs with a minimum amount of required face-time are good prospects. Also, look for jobs that are physically portable---that is, whateverrepparttar 102086 telecommuter needs to dorepparttar 102087 job can be accessed over a phone line.

A few ofrepparttar 102088 job categories best suited for telecommuting include: Advertising & Marketing, Architectural and Computer Aided Design, Artists and Writers, Billing and Collections, Credit and Collections, Customer Service, Clerical and Secretarial, Data Entry and Transcription, Engineering, Photography, Programmers and Database Administrators, Sales, Telemarketers, Translators, and Web Designers and Developers.

--- How do I smell? ---

Whether you're face-to-face or overrepparttar 102089 Internet, your cover letter and resume are essential. In fact, they're your only tools when locating and applying for jobs onrepparttar 102090 Internet!

The cover letter can make or breakrepparttar 102091 possibility of getting a job. It givesrepparttar 102092 employer an idea of what you can do for them and what you're looking for in an opportunity. Remember, what you want and what they offer have to match or you're out. Your objective is to find a job you want to do, not something you feel that you have to do.

Once they get pastrepparttar 102093 cover letter, they will usually readrepparttar 102094 resume. Employers want to hire people who can dorepparttar 102095 job. Make sure that your resume is complete and reflects your abilities to handlerepparttar 102096 position. To enhancerepparttar 102097 presentation, tailorrepparttar 102098 resume torepparttar 102099 opportunity to show an employer what you know and what you can do. After all, you're going to get a job---it's just a question of which one.

--- Locating Opportunities ---

Locating a job is easy. Just go to one ofrepparttar 102100 thousands of sites that are out onrepparttar 102101 Web and start looking. It should only take you about three or four years to search them all. I'm sure you have that much time!

The best way I've found to search for a job is to follow these steps:

- Make a task list that outlines your daily job-search activities.

- Find several well-known job sites and post your resume. Searchrepparttar 102102 lists of jobs and preparerepparttar 102103 site's job agents to help you locate various jobs.

- Keep track of all employers you contact,repparttar 102104 date of your contacts, people you talk/e-mail with, and special notes aboutrepparttar 102105 contacts.

- Apply to multiple companies on a given job site to save time.

- Always have a resume and cover letter ready to upload whenever a lead comes your way.

- Follow-up leads immediately. If you find out about a job late inrepparttar 102106 day, contact them right away.

- Tell everyone you know that you are looking for job. Stay in touch with friends and contacts. Follow-up new leads immediately.

* Search Sites

Keep in mind that many job sites replicate data from other sites. Some sites even postrepparttar 102107 contents ofrepparttar 102108 USENET job groups on their sites as potential job opportunities. This leads torepparttar 102109 point that out of 1,000 jobs that you search onrepparttar 102110 Web, more than half are duplicates copied from one or more other sites. The easiest way to search for a telecommuting opportunity is to stick to a few ofrepparttar 102111 primary search resources. The primary sites that I've found beneficial are shown inrepparttar 102112 following list:

- work --- http://www.ework.com/ - eLance --- http://www.elance.com/ - FreetimeJobs --- http://www.freetimejobs.com - Workaholics4Hire --- http://www.workaholics4hire.com - Guru.com --- http://www.guru.com - IC Planet --- http://www.icplanet.com - Jobvertise --- http://www.jobvertise.com - Headhunter --- http://www.headhunter.net - Monster --- http://www.monster.com - Net-Temps --- http://www.net-temps.com - Brassring --- http://www.brassring.com - JobOptions --- http://www.joboptions.com

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