Saturday, June 6, 2009

LIVE POSITION: Transmission Engineer

Dear Consultant,

LIVE POSITION: Transmission Engineer

Experienced Transmission Engineer is urgently required for Global Solution Provider based in Belgium. You will have extensive working experience with vendor equipment such as Ericsson-Marconi (E-MOS system), and Alcatel (RM system). You will perform daily provisioning, configuration and reporting activities. A strong SDH background in telecommunications should be demonstrated in your CV together with voice switching platforms, and be familiar with ITU/ESI. You must have fluent language skills in English, Dutch and/or French. The role incorporates the full project life cycle and is extremely varied technically and responsibility wise. Suitable for those whom relish a busy environment and like to be challenged at work! This is an excellent opportunity to secure a position within one of the country’s most innovative and successful Solution Providers apply now at to find out more.

You are registered on our database and I would like the opportunity to discuss available positions with you in more detail at a suitable time. Please would you be so kind to update me on your current employment situation and if possible I would like to request an up to date CV.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to read through this email and if you would prefer not to be contacted via email in the future, then please advise us and we will update our database accordingly.

I look forward to speaking with you in the very near future.

Kind Regards

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Senior Sales Consultant

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Penta wins ‘Best International Recruitment Firm’ at the Recruiter Awards 2009

Specialist ICT recruiter Penta Consulting has won the coveted title of ‘Best International Recruitment Firm’ at this year’s Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2009. . This award, which was presented by top comedian Michael McIntyre, is the highest international accolade in the recruitment industry and was awarded to Penta for the second time in five years reflecting the company’s ongoing drive and commitment to building its global business.

According to the judging panel Penta came out on top in this award because of its ability to deliver a competitive edge and significant business efficiencies to help clients compete in the global market and for its excellent candidate care and overall strategic management. The judges also commented that Penta clearly had in-depth knowledge and understanding of legislation and compliancy and were impressed that the company had flexed its brand to fit in with local culture and business practices particularly in emerging CIS countries.

Over the past two years Penta has increased its footprint across the world as a key partner to many global telecommunications organisations providing a new level of recruitment service. In many cases this not only provides highly skilled technical staff but also focuses on cost reduction, compliancy, improving communication processes and cultural geographical adaptability which enables assimilation with other applications to manage very complex projects.

"Our strength is in our ability to intelligently support all levels of supply, along with the appropriate logistical support, wherever it may be required. Penta aligns and manages its operations to mirror the way customers need to procure skills, ensuring that the right people are recruited at all levels. We have offices all over the world and everyone combines together. This is great recognition for the people in the business," explained Jamie Sobrany, Managing Director Telecommunications.

Penta’s Group Managing Director Paul Clark commented: "Winning this award is testament to the exceptional international team here at Penta and I would like to thank them for their unstinting hard work and dedication. Jamie Sobrany who heads up the division combines remarkable ability with absolute dedication and is an inspiration to the whole company. His knowledge and expertise of providing complex staffing solutions in over 85 countries around the world is second to none and he and his team more than deserve this fantastic success."

Penta was also one of only three companies to receive nominations in three categories - Best International Recruitment Firm, Best IT Recruitment Firm and Best Back Office Support Team.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Freelance Proof Reading Jobs

Finding freelance proofreading jobs takes a little know-how and legwork. If you have an eye for detail, a great working vocabulary, and some thick skin, freelance proofreading jobs may be just the right thing for you. Knowing what skills you need along with where to find work can get you started on a fun and interesting work at home career.

If you read the paper on a regular basis and cringe when you read all the mistakes, then you may want to look into freelance proofreading jobs. To be a proofreader you will need to have a strong eye for detail. After all, you will be reading over material, often completely boring material, and looking for the most minute errors. Also, in order to qualify for freelance proofreading jobs, you will need to learn the lingo and symbols associated with proofreading. There are a number of books and manuals available to teach you the language involved in freelance proofreading jobs.

Once you know what you are doing, then you need to gain experience. It does not work to just tell people you are looking for freelance proofreading jobs. You need to tell them you have experience and show them that you have the know-how. You can try various employment agencies or even volunteer to proofread for local charities to gain some experience. You can get these volunteer freelance proofreading jobs to even offer you an acknowledgement on their print media or website.

Another way to get freelance proofreading jobs is to advertise. You can get business cards, mailers, and flyers with a small investment. Then go through your local directory and start sending out your information to industry professionals that may be interested in offering your freelance proofreading jobs. You can look at publishers, graphic designers, schools, and more. Put your flyers up on any bulletin board. You can even offer student rates at your local university, where freelance proofreading jobs come in from students working on theses and dissertations.

Finally, you should get a website. Freelance proofreading jobs come in from a variety of areas, but many people use the internet to look for potential proofreaders. You can get your own domain name for just a few dollars a month. Many hosing companies have templates you can use to design your websiteFeature Articles, giving it the professional flair that people are looking for when they are considering you for freelance proofreading jobs.

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Steps for Successfully Using a Freelance Jobs Site

This article attempts to give buyers and service providers tips for successfully using freelance job sites for posting and finding freelance jobs. The steps are valid ways to conduct business online to have a positive buying and service providing experience

Using a freelance jobs site can be somewhat overwhelming and daunting at first, but it becomes easier as time presses on. I will attempt to provide you with the steps for being successful when buying or providing services at freelance job sites.

First, let’s define freelance job sites. These are websites which provide freelancers (i.e. web designers, system admins, programmers, artist, authors, etc.) a marketplace to buy and provide their services which can be completed from a remote location by a company or an individual. Live examples of these type of sites are,, and The way it works is buyers post a project (or job) and providers bid on the project (or jobs). The buyer will communicate with the providers and award a bidder the project. The bidder will either accept or deny the project. The buyer and the provider are joined for further communication. The thing to know about freelance job sites is that it can be a very positive experience or it can be a very negative experience. What you will learn in this article is the best practices as a buyer or seller to get the most rewarding experience. Now that we know the definition of freelance job sites, let’s begin.


  • Never bite at the first bid. You should allow at least 24 hours to past before awarding a bid. Before awarding a bid you should communicate with the potential winning bidder. You should make sure you and the bidder have a clear understanding of the project.

  • Make Payment Terms Clear. You should make your payment terms clear to the potential winning bidder. I suggest only doing Escrow Payments. Escrow Payments are payments made via the freelance jobs site, but the payment is put on hold in what is a called an escrow account. Once the payment is in escrow the buyer only has the ability to transfer money to the provider and the provider only has the ability to cancel the payment. This gives both parties 50% control over the payment process without cheating one another. As a buyer you should only release payment to the provider when the project is completed in full. Never pay up front for any level of service. If a provider cannot provide you services without wanting money upfront then most likely they are not serious about doing business. Any true company, business, or provider knows that to be a service provider you must take chances. The way I see it any true service provider who can stand behind their work can afford to take chances because it is a bigger lost for the buyer to lose a great service provider. Escrow payments are the best option.

  • Know When and How to Renegotiate. Things are not always going to be cookie-cutter perfect, many times you will need to budge on your terms to meet the service provider terms. Legitimate service providers are commonly concerned with illegitimate buyers who will leave them holding the bill. Therefore, service providers sometimes have terms of their own, such terms sometimes include an upfront portion of money, just to be certain the buyer is serious about retaining their services. In cases such as this, I suggest not transferring any amount of money, I suggest sticking with a escrow payment, but in rare occasions when it is absolutely necessary you retain the service provider services and transferring money upfront is an absolute requirement, then I suggest not transferring any money until the service provider can satisfy you with a live demo (example) of the service which they will provide you (i.e. website demo) as well you should ask for any referrals who can verify their work and make sure you check their reviews/ratings on the freelance job site, if applicable. Whenever you renegotiate your terms make sure you get it in writing (email) and the terms benefits you as well as the service provider.

  • Be Professional and Courteous. You should reply and respond to every bid. A simple “thank you” would suffice. This let providers know you are serious about retaining service and that you have noticed their gesture. In communications always end with a warm departure.

  • Pay Providers Timely When Project is Completed. Being honest and trustworthy will get you far on the web. You should always pay providers the agreed upon amount if they complete the project in full.

  • Provide Feedback for Provider. Always leave feedback for providers who have completed projects for you. Give your honest opinion and make recommendations for other members who plan to use the provider services.


  • Understand the client needs. Understanding the client needs is extremely important and essential to potentially becoming a winning bidder. When bidding on a project you should express your interest while also explaining how you will complete the project. Have a project plan for any project you bid on. If you are unclear about anything concerning the project then you should contact the buyer via the freelance job site (private message board) and ask the buyer for further clarification.

  • Never Bid on a Project Which You Don’t Plan to Complete. If you do not have the plan on completing a project, you don’t have the skills to complete the project, or you have a booked schedule then you should never bid. Make sure you have the skills, experience, and time to complete any project you bid on.

  • Go the Extra Mile and Build a Professional Relationship. Your clients are the most important aspects to your business. If you go the extra mile to assist the client then you are doing something different than others. Be an honest and trustworthy service provider, make sure every transaction ends positive. Do the above and beyond for the client. Do not ever do so much that you feel uncomfortable or you are losing lots of money, but do enough that the service you provided is considered high quality and the client is happy with your service. If you are a master at what you do then you should not want any project to be tagged completed (hands off) until you are certain the project is completed perfectly.

  • Be Personal and Professional. You should always personalize your message when bidding on a project. Address the buyer by their name or username. Talk about the project details and provide details of your background and experience. You should never send a generic templated message to bid on projects. I suggest always bidding on projects with “Please check the private message board”, then in the PMB you should be personal and professional. Always conduct business with a professional attitude, even when buyers act irate or non-courteous.

  • Accept the Buyer Payment Terms But Know Your Worth. You should never have payment terms which are outside of the scope of the freelance job site or the buyer terms. You should always be willing to do escrow payments or on-site transfers. The fact is this is a buyers market and you as a service provider are just trying to retain clients. The best way to show clients you are confident in your work and serious about doing business is to accept the payment terms which the buyer suggests. You can even ask the buyer to add the full amount or partial of the money into escrow until the job is completed. Additionally, you should know your worth and bid an amount which you feel is reasonable, fair, and comfortable. Most of the time you must not only evaluate your skill level, but you need to evaluate your feedback and rating, to know your worth online. Your feedback and rating plays an important role in the amount you bid. Sometimes you must low ball your rate to get the job. If you have no feedback or low feedback, then you should be working for feedback and ratings, not concerned with the money (yet), the money will come in time, but you need to build yourself up first. I am definitely not suggesting you cheat yourself or bid an extremely low amount which you are not comfortable with. Only bid what you are comfortable with (or the absolute minimum you are willing to accept), otherwise it may lead to you doing a poor job or having less interest in the project. Take into account the number of hours you will spend on the project as well as the number of hours you are willing to provide for debugging or troubleshooting after the project is completed.

  • Leave a Buyers Rating and Request a Providers Rating. Ratings are commonly important for being rewarded a project. Buyers typically turn to the feedback of others who have used your services in the past. This is an effective way for buyers to evaluate you and aid in making a final decision. You should always leave honest feedback of buyers and request that the buyer leave a feedback rating for you as well. If you completed a project then I would suggest giving the buyer at least 72 hours after successfully completing the project to leave any feedback rating. After the 72 hours have passed I would follow up with the buyer and make sure all is well. If all is well, then you should request the buyer to leave you a feedback rating on the freelance job site. If you have successfully completed the project and followed the steps above then most likely the buyer will leave you positive feedback with an excellent rating.

The steps above will surely make your experience with finding talented professionals and finding freelance jobs a much more rewarding experience. In time you will have a keen sense of who can be trusted and who is not serious about doing business. Also, you will have a new network of contacts that can expand your business by providing you services or providing you referrals.

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Ant Onaf is the owner and founder of, which is a site for posting and finding freelance jobs. Ant Onaf is an online internet marketer, content writer, webmaster, IT consultant, and tech enthusiast. He has years of tech-related experience. His ingenuity, dedication, and passion for technology & internet marketing have made him a monumental icon on the World Wide Web.

PC connection on Serial Interface

If wanting to use an external power supply for the Laptop, first connect the serial cable and then the power supply cable.

Connecting the other way round could be dangerous, because the power supply unit for the laptop normally contains an autotransformer, and the difference of ground potential could damage the serial port of the PC and (or) the serial interface of the


Connect the serial cable between the Serial/Alarm interface (positioned on the Controller
unit) and the Serial port of Computer.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

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Freelancing and Schedule Flexibility

Being a freelancer means that you are in charge of your own schedule. That may sound like an easy task, but it can quickly get complicated if you don’t have a plan and the discipline to follow it.

What does the professional freelancer do when his dream contract lands upon his desk, but with all the other projects he’s currently working on, he just doesn’t have the time? Most grumble about the way the world works and so on and so forth, reject it and go on. Quite a few go ahead and accept it anyway. They’ll figure out how to do the time-juggle, no problem. And yet others drop a steady, if somewhat low-paying, project to make time for the bigger, more lucrative one. So who is right in the above scenario?

For a freelancer, having work is really good. Having too much work isn’t. Deadlines are good. Too many at once: Not. How does a good freelancer maintain a flexible schedule while controlling the amount of work he takes on? Most freelancers have one mentality: To take on as much work as they can finish within the deadlines. However: This method has distinct disadvantages: It doesn’t allow for creativity and emergencies.

Schedule flexibility is one of the factors that separate good freelancers from great freelancers. Good freelancers always have plenty of work, and are very well-known in their individual fields, since they take on many jobs and do them well. Great freelancers aren’t that well-known, since they don’t take on many jobs. The jobs that they do take on are always exceptionally done, with a more creative bend of mind, and have the feel of a top-notch polish.

Basically, freelancers ought to do some calculations before taking on work, especially those whose work requires creativity and passion, such as freelance writing or freelance photography. They ought to work out how much work they can get done per week within the comfort zone. If you’re working by the hour, you obviously want to work more hours that you can bill your client for. However, this tactic leads to breakdowns a lot more than does staying within your limits.

Having a flexible schedule also helps when you have emergencies. Your mom’s sick and you need to visit her, but you’ve got three deadlines the next day. Now what? Always have a fall-back option. And fall-backs are only available to those that guard their time wisely and complete their projects within comfortable reach of deadlines.

Although it may look like rejecting work will affect the money that you earn, this isn’t true. Doing a more thorough and top notch job means that you can ask for higher ratesArticle Search, and get them too. So keep that schedule uncluttered. It could be worth your while.

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