How not to spam someone who is seriously looking for a job?

When you send an email about a potential role or job, then three key things you keep in the email precisely.

  1. What is a job role ( making sure you have read the profile of candidate and aware that is relevant to the post, VERY IMPORTANT). If you don’t have Job Description then do not bother to spend company time to copy paste from someone else. Doah. (Recently I have received 5 emails same description, but different company…. Are you insane?) I wonder why company is paying to do such spam. Seriously. Grow up.
  2. Where is it exactly (You should not be generic but specific, Assume that you have read the profile and know where he/she lives, let us say 30 Miles from your location and its commutable daily within reasonable time i.e. 45min to 1hour, it would be nice and save time for both you).
  3. How much it offers ? There should not be many positions to fill in. (It should be ONLY ONE – No one is working on 10 roles at a time and only fools will fall for it.) And it is given that reason to get right opportunity.

Here is an example I have received today, Kindly accept my apologies for being straight.

Hi Ravi,

Hope you’re well.

I wanted to make you aware of a number of exciting contract opportunities I am currently engaged on.

Our client is a large, dynamic and fast growth business and they’re looking for a number of Software Development roles to be a key part of their ecommerce strategy.

If you are interested in discussing this or alternatively want to update me with your current availability, then please get in touch.

We also offer referral fees for any successful placements where you will receive up to £50 per month for the life of the contract*. If you can recommend anyone who may be interested in new opportunities, then please let me know.

I look forward to supporting you now or in the future with your next move.

Best regards,

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Rest of the part is discreet. I hope someone will read this and grab the attention. If you are looking for quality candidate and seriously wants to help your client to fulfil the position then you know what you need to do. And those who think this way they will get anywhere, then they need training (and SERIOUSLY stop wasting precious time and money of others). If you ask me where to find right candidate then I will ask what’s a role, location and how much they are will to pay. Simple.

Side Note:

Also when you send email you must follow up to the candidate with correct contact details and ask whether they have received email and discuss their thoughts. I know it is expensive but at least it will give you right people to the target.

My thoughts on Agile

Recently I read an article on Agile with title – Agile Methods don’t exist. What does, then? by Jan Ambrozlewlcz

I think its fair to say – Agile is all about Mindset. It is not a discipline but a practice which allow to adopt changes quickly and efficiently whenever changes are essential to the end goal.   Although it is not so easy for any organization or team or division to come with one voice over end games, each individual has their own perception and understanding of what actually need to achieve and not everyone can pursue it correctly. I think that’s where the problem underlies. Agile can be easily apply on games where we do not regret over the mistakes done, it’s already done, move on. Make a strategy is a key to win the game, and agility is a key to adopt the strategy quickly.

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But quick does not mean accurate or perfect or 100% done. It means when direction has changed it has adopt it and change it course (whether it is a team, project or company). And swift focus on the sort term changes (which I see as challenges). It’s risky to say it but I think if decision taken as a team and each member has visualize the strategy thoroughly and involved themself in it then nothing is impossible to achieve in ever changing environment (i.e. agile).  All we need is a courage and voice to phrase.

Being Successful……

To *want* and to be ambitious and to want to be successful is not enough. That’s just desire. To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body, to achieve . . . If you feel that you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing, is worth caring for, then there’s nothing you can’t achieve." Kevin Spacey

So you stuck with a problem – Never give up early

YOU FIGHT YOU SURVIVE!!!!

Recently I have come across a common problem with the product/theme your client has purchased and they stumble upon the non-responsive support from the vendor. Well it is very important in the life cycle of any web project. Working product is great and if something is not working it is worst ever.

Because as a user if I cannot able to see the action of a button I click then I lose my faith and trust, and it panelised to the ecommerce. I think at this stage it seems like a riddle to you all. Let me give full background and explain it correctly.

My client recently decided to purchase a nopCommerce theme and they saw it perfect fit for the given budget as it is a start-up company. Well I said it is fair enough for the price (if it is working as it says). But after purchase they realized after few weeks that the bounce rate on the page is still high, daily average visitors are growing but no further call to action happening. They all were surprised. When I looked at the report and asked myself it cannot be true. So, we had quick meeting and director asked me can you tell me what is the problem? I was not sure at that point and asked give me time to understand the actual underlying problem and what is actually happening. He agreed to that.

I started analysing the situation, first thing I did was check all the functionality works in all across the browsers, and bingo!!!! I hit with first problem, quick view button does not work in the mozzilla Firefox, IE but it is perfectly working in the Chrome browser. Doah…!!!! I asked why ???But it was too early to conclude.

Series of questionnaires fired back and forth for who had made purchase decision and why? Did they have trial before buying? And what about support? who is going to help. So, on…. endless…

Meantime my entire focus was on fixing the problem, each day was important because user was not able to see the result of their actions (i.e. Quick View – See http://jewellery.nopextensions.com/ in Firefox or IE, and then compare with Chrome), I digger it more and I gave an estimate to fix around 3 hours. (it was big mistake, I should have asked more time, but on other hand it was just an estimate not a commitment. At least I was honest about the situation).

Now When I go through the debugging process (jQuery debugging in Visual studio and Firebug tools) it was not throwing any errors and I was also puzzled. I thought it seems me impossible. But then after 5 hours of exhaustive exercise of debugging, I thought I am stuck with a problem, let me more Google it, search forums and try to find out – why? but I was wrong, immediately I found out I should not go for why? but I should go for How do I fix it. But later on, I rest my case for that night, although sometimes I felt too much attached to a problem, mind constantly in search of answers.

Saturday early morning around 4:55 am all of sudden realized what actually can be done so I jump out of bed, and flash thought and grab my hot seat, quickly fire up with my IDE, modify some changes, (failed… Doah… no results, no lights… no sign of hope) … aaahhh… so I stepped back from original. Rethink about it. I swift my focus on what possible way I can fix it? Step through on the paper (before and after situations) and I see light at the end of the tunnel. Taaa daaa…

Yes, it was issue with dynamically added DOM elements on the page and Firefox, IE was not able to bind the event correctly due to page ready was firing late and even though the bubbling up the static member was not correctly handle the event. So now actual problem was identified (But Chrome was handling it easily – why FF and IE not??? still puzzle. Well it was too much for me.) So, what was the solution, I tried few techniques and one was using correct “. on()" delegate it when you are appending in the DOM elements dynamically. Which I think fair to say and although it is not the best solution ever but at least it gave me the opportunity to rectified the situation and continue to progress. I fixed it and now the results can be seen on my client’s page, they were happy and so do I.

So far

I have learned

1.     Never give up early

2.     Never rely on free or open source.

3.     Trust your own instinct

4.     Keep trying

5.     Keep learning and exploring but not too much goggling, it is time waster

6.     Focus on solution not problem.

7.     You may not know everything but that is absolutely acceptable.

So, now what?

Well after few failed attempt to the mail delivery notification. I gave up but it is till buzzing me in my head. It’s quite a learning curve naturally I wasn’t expecting that.

So,now what? Wait and watch.

Be #fearless–Motivation

Become fearless

How to become Fearless?

We are living in negative world, Fear is everywhere. Fear to loose.  So get up and fight and to become fearless you have to go out and fight for that. You have to get dream, ideas and make it happen. So go get it but don’t be spectator, be just part of it face it. you have to fear of only fear nothing more than that.

It was my 38th Birthday Yesterday.

It was my 38th birthday yesterday and I have received lots of birthday wishes, which I am so thankful for that. In our lifespan we touch so many lives, and so many peoples touches our lives. It is meant for that. However I believe that I am bit reserved for expressing myself to them even saying big thank you is like need to give all them personally.

Overall I would like to share how did I spend my birthday. It was an ordinary day nothing special but in the morning I have received first wish from my lovely wife and later my 6 year old princess gave me kisses and sung a birthday song. Later it was plan for movie – We went to watch movie ‘Sultan’ – I must say it was not about the movie review but I like the fact the philosophical drama express with life events.

It was heart warming feeling when you are going through a tough time and you are looking for an answer for everything, motivation, inspiration and courage to embrace yourself, fight for life and with life.

After watching ‘Sultan’ I felt refresh and it was a message hidden for me, not to give up and stand up and fight again.

I would like to thank all of you who have send me birthday wishes, you don’t know how much it means to me and How badly I needed those. I am a human and I am surrounding with life’s challenges, I am not afraid of any of those. Because I have your blessing and well wishes, I have strength for  fighting. I am so grateful for everything in my life. And I am so much grateful for those who has send me birthday wishes and those who hasn’t. I hearty thankful to you all. Love you always.

‘I wish you all very happiness for life, may all my blessing granted you to fulfil your wishes’.

Peace.

Topic – You’ve Got an Idea–Now what to do next???

This is continue series of the successful mantra for your ideas to identity.

In my last post I have talked about ideas and how it was shaping. I meet lots of people with their own businesses and they are very good at business but terrible at technologies and reserved for adopting new ideas and innovation in their businesses.

I can not blame them they are, what they are. I can not say they are orthodox or paranoid but simply in their mind they have deep belief that website and online does not work for them, they are happy with their little world. Which I think is fine opportunity like me.

At Ram Infosystems we make their profile and try to understand them first before even making any conversation with them directly. We know inside out about their business and their passion for the business. It is crucial for every step of any business.

So now  we were at “You have got an idea – Now what to do next?”

It is a mind blowing idea and it gives you a buzz and thrill. but first of all how you are going to represent to the outside world. For that You need a website. 

And we are going to discuss today why?

Do you need your own website?

Yes! The answer is most obviously yes.

You will at the very least need to get your own domain name to use for your website since your idea will not represent without a platform. If you want to sell anything now a days you need to reach far and far by mean in whole universe. THE WORLD WIDE WEB (www).

So if you have an idea and what a website quick visit www.raminfosystems.co.uk

but WHY?

Because there are hundreds and hundreds of sites out there and every one of them has not exact same site or idea like yours. That means if you don’t have a way of differentiating your idea from the others, you will be buried in your own well.

I’ve Got An Idea–Now What????!!!

Idea, concept, business.

It’s always happens with me all the time. When I have got an idea and then later you are not act on it, It just vanished in thin air. Now big question here is –“NOW WHAT???”

Answer to that is simple – just write down on a piece of paper with a simple explanation about it. 

First of all Visualize it thoroughly – what exactly you want and 5 wives (who, what, when, where,whom) and a Husband (HOW). 

What is all about? How can it help others? How can you implement? Who can help me to achieve that ?Where can I get start from? How long will it going to take? Where should I look for the help and guidance?

All this always happen in new business ideas – So I’ve decided to write a series of articles which no brainers and how-to guide.

At least this a good idea and it has to be working. I am implementing that. So Let’s get started.

First of all. It was started when I was so desperate about the work and stressed. But all of sudden I have got an Idea which I visualized it through.

Before I start I have few question

1. If you need website what do you need?

the obvious answer is ‘google it. So I did. Now – I was looking for ‘I need a website now’ And what I got was shocking. Lots of results, adverts and bombarding for luring me to sign up now.

But  what I was actually looking for who can deliver it without hassle and who is near to me so I ended up with Ram Infosystems

Now rest is history.