BTCL Reduces bandwidth cost by 41% – Effective from 1st April 2014

Good news for Bangladeshi Internet users!! BTCL has further reduced the price of Submarine cable (SEA-ME-WE4) IP Bandwidth. Effective from April 1st – users will be able to get 1 Mbps (MegaBits/second) dedicated bandwidth at only Taka 2800 per month. It was Taka 4800 per month per 1 Mbps previously.

This will be applicable to all BTCL customers (Home, corporate and Resellers).

This surely will have a very good impact on the ICT sector of Bangladesh. But a lot will depend upon how the ISPs react to this new pricing. Surely they won’t cut the pricing by 41% and reduce their revenue as they have other operational costs. Rather they’ll probably increase per user bandwidth or give more GBs of data transfer to volume based Internet clients.

This indeed is an appreciable initiative by the Government. I believe our new young ICT State Minister Mr. Palak has some influence in this.

Bangladeshi mobile operators hold a major share of Internet distribution channel. It will be interesting how these mobile companies rearrange their Internet service offers after this price reduction. Most of the companies are selling 1GB volume at around 300 Taka which is sky high compared to BTCL Bandwidth cost. The real benefit of this price reduction will be ensured if the mobile phone operators reduce their Internet prices. Because – Internet through mobile operators are still the easiest way for general people to be connected to the Internet.

জাতীয় সংগীতের রেকর্ড এবং আমার ভাবনা…

সব চেয়ে বড় মানব পতাকার রেকর্ড কোন দেশের – বলতে পারেন? বাংলাদেশ? জি না। পাকিস্তানের। এই কয়েকদিন আগে রবির কর্পোরেট ভাউতা বাজির সাথে তাল মিলিয়ে আমাদের দেশের সরকার এই রেকর্ড টি করে গিনিজ বুক অফ ওয়ার্ল্ড রেকর্ড এ নাম উঠায়। দুঃক্ষ জনক বেপার হলো মাত্র কয়েকদিনের মাথায় ই পাকিস্তান (গত ১৪ ই ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৪) এই রেকর্ড টি ভেঙ্গে ফেলে। এই ধরনের রেকর্ড এর পিছনে কি স্বার্থ থাকতে পারে আমি জানি না। কিন্তু জাতি হিসাবে দেশ প্রেম বা দেশ এর প্রতি শ্রদ্ধাবোধ প্রমান এর যে এটা কোনো ভালো পন্থা নয় তা বোধ করি আমাদের মোটা মাথার নেতানেত্রীরা বুঝে ও না বুঝার চেষ্টা করে যাচ্ছেন। এটা খুব ই স্বাভাবিক, কারণ – নিজেদের কে জাহির করতে এবং মানুষ এর চেতনা নিয়ে খেলা করতে এরা ভালো ভাবে ই জানেন। এই চেতনা ব্যবসা ই তো এই মুহুর্তে তাদের একমাত্র অবলম্বন।

৯০ কোটি টাকা ব্যায় করে সব চেয়ে বেশি সংখ্যক মানুষের একত্রে জাতীয় সংগীত গাওয়ার এই যে মহাযজ্ঞ – এটা কত টুকু যৌক্তিক তা আমার মাথায় আসে না। এটা থেকে আমাদের প্রাপ্তি ই বা কি তা ও পরিষ্কার নয়। এটা যদি আজকে আমাদের জাতির জন্য খুব গর্বের কিছু হয় তাহলে কালকে যদি আবার পাকিস্তান এর চাইতে ও বড় জমায়েত নিয়ে আমাদের রেকর্ড ভেঙ্গে দেয় তাহলে কি আমরা আবার চেতনার দিক দিয়ে পিছিয়ে যাব? সত্য কথা হলো দেশ প্রেম বা জাতিগত উদ্ত্কর্ষ প্রমান এর এটা কোনো পন্থা ই নয়। এই ৯০ কোটি টাকা দিয়ে অনেক জনকল্যাণময় কাজ করা সম্ভব। বিশেষত, এখনো যখন দেশ এর একটা বৃহদ অংশ অতি দরিদ্র – বিশাল ওই অর্থ সেই সব মানুষের দারিদ্র নির্মূল এ ব্যায় করলে সত্যিকার জয় হত। আল্লাহ এইসব মোটা মাথার চিকন বুদ্ধি ওয়ালা মানুষ গুলোকে হেদায়েত দান করুক – আমিন।

The Sky is too low for Qubee

I was very happy to start my journey with Qubee. I remember they started their journey with some hilarious packages. But the competition finally brought qubee to the right path and they were providing some good offerings to the Bangladeshi Internet users. But, buttt… but… as a Qubee user, and specially subscribing the package called “Sky” (which means limit and possibilities as high as the sky) – I can’t really be a satisfied customer of qubee. Why? let me give you some idea why I feel so:

The limits (download & upload combined) for the sky package users are as follows:

512 kbps – 30 GB

1 mbps – 35 GB

2 mbps – 40 GB

Okay, lets now find out the total time a user will need to finish the data limit at full speed download/upload and what is qubee’s turnover from its costing:

512 kbps

  • 130.5 hours download @512kbps will finish up your quota for the whole month.
  • If you plan to download/upload everyday @full speed – you can only do it 4.34 hours/day, which is almost 1/6 of the whole day. It means qubee sells their 24 hour 512 kbps to 6 users.
  • A typical 512 kbps sky users pay 1250 taka (without VAT). Qubee buys bandwidth from submarine cable IP bandwidth providers @ 12,000/mb. In that case qubee’s 512kbps costing is BDT 6,000.  As calculated from the previous point, qubee sells this 512 kbps bandwidth to atleast 6 people. Their turnover from 512 kbps is atleast 1250×6= 7500 Taka.
  • Qubee’s bandwidth cost 6,000 taka, turnover 7500 taka. Cost turnover ratio (1:1.25)

1 mbps

  • 76 hours download @1mbps will finish up your quota for the whole month.
  • If you plan to download/upload everyday – you can only do it 2.5 hours/day, which is almost 1/10 of the whole day. It means qubee sells their 24 hour 1 mbps to 10 users.
  • A typical 1 mbps sky users pay 2250 taka (without VAT) per month. Qubee buys bandwidth from submarine cable IP bandwidth providers @ 12,000/mb.  As calculated from the previous point, qubee sells this 1 mbps bandwidth to atleast 10 people. Their turnover from 1 mbps is atleast 2250×10= 22500 Taka.
  • Qubee’s bandwidth cost 12,000 taka, turnover 22,500 taka. Cost turnover ratio (1 : 1.875)

2 mbps

  • 43 hours download @2mbps will finish up your quota for the whole month.
  • If you plan to download/upload everyday – you can only do it 1.45 hours/day, which is almost 1/16 of the whole day. It means qubee sells their 24 hour 2 mbps to 16 users.
  • A typical 2 mbps sky users pay 5250 taka (without VAT) per month. Qubee buys bandwidth from submarine cable IP bandwidth providers @ 12,000/mb.  In that case qubee’s 2 mbps costing is BDT 24,000. As calculated from the previous point, qubee sells this 1 mbps bandwidth to atleast 10 people. Their turnover from 1 mbps is atleast 5250×10= 84,000 Taka.
  • Qubee’s bandwidth cost 24,000 taka, turnover 84,000 taka. Cost turnover ratio (1 : 3.5).

Moreover, the calculation above will be in favor of qubee – because when there is a big number of internet users in the pool, the bandwidth calculation will be much complex – and not all the 6 users for 512kbps – 10 users for 1 mbps – 16 users for 2 mbps will be active. Therefore their turnover from each mbps will be much much higher.

The above calculation is for post paid users whereas prepaid users pay a lot more than that of postpaid users.  Yields from the prepaid users will be a significant difference.

Qubee’s cost per 1 GB is 36 Taka (@12,000/mbps/month) for volume based users:

  • 1 mbps: Qubee is selling 1GB @ 400 taka (turnover rate 1 : 11.11), 2 GB @ 700 Taka (turnover rate 1 : 9.72)
  • 512 kbps: Qubee selling 1.5GB @ 400 Taka (turnover rate 1: 7.4), 3 GB @ 700 Taka (turnover rate 1 : 6.48)
  • 256 kbps: Qubee selling 2GB @ 400 Taka (turnover rate 1: 5.55), 4 GB @ 700 Taka (turnover rate 1 : 4.86)

There are many more things that needs to be calculated to decide if a business is fair or not fair. Ofcourse, Qubee has its operational costs, expansion costs, legislative costs etc. It is usual that qubee will try meet all the expenses and do profit from the turnover but if we carefully look at the bandwidth cost and turnover ratio – there are some uneven equations for different packages and plan types.

ISPs that provides Internet through optical fiber or other means charges less for higher bandwidth. The per mbps/kbps cost goes down as the bandwidth increases – but in case of Qubee – it is the opposite. The bandwidth cost goes up as the chunk of the bandwidth goes up. Moreover, if we take a look at the postpaid 2mbps package – a user is allowed to download in average 1.45 hours (1 hour 26 minutes) at its full speed. Still qubee calls these packages  “Sky” (unlimited) . Just try to imagine – if a user downloads more than 1 hour and 26 minutes at 2mbps he will start finishing his quota for other days!! A Sky package allows the users to use the capacity connectivity only 1/16 of the whole day!! After the usage of the allowance there will be a bandwidth cap and all the connection will switch to 128 kbps. This is again an uneven equation for higher bandwidth users. 512 kbps users will get the same as 1mbps or 2mbps users – which is 128 kbps. I don’t know but it seems to me Qubee authority’s SKY is to low.

I called BanglaLion yesterday to know about their Fair Usage Policy.  The guy at the support said – I may download 3/4 hours at a stretch (@full speed) and then may continue browsing the rest of the day but shouldn’t download again. I am not sure but their policy is rather vague, but it seems a little liberal than qubee.

How ISPs like Qubee affects the ISP users freedom:

When WiMAX came to the reach of the general people – it meant a lot. It was like freedom to them. Previously, most of the urban dwellers were dependent on the complete monopoly of localized small internet service providers or the third class high latency Internet (GPRS, EDGE) from the Mobile phone operators. WiMAX as a connectivity medium is a superb carrier. It can provide high bandwidth with comparatively low latency than other wireless mediums. As far as I learnt, operational cost is less as it can cover a huge area through its BTSs. It was perfectly reflecting at the 2nd quarter of the year – when both the WiMAX operators (Qubee and BanglaLion) doubled the bandwidth allowance for the subscribers. But all of a sudden both of them became active with their Fair Usage Policy. And the outcome is what I described in the first part of this post. In the mean time – these two operators were successful in ruining the business of most of the local Internet service providers. All of a sudden we realized that – we have run out of options other than Qubee and BanglaLion. The monopoly is now in between these two operators. Now since the customers can’t flee they can introduce caps/limits like this. The problem of high price for WiMAX license is now infront of us. If more WiMAX operators were given the license with low fee for the License – there would be much competition and the ultimate winner would be the general Internet users.


Our expectations:

Government should provide the license for the 3G operator as soon as possible. 3G, although is not technologically as advanced as WiMAX, – can still generate a competition with the WiMAX operators. Besides, completion of the underground optical network will allow many other ISPs to operate through out Dhaka city which will re-introduce the complete freedom for the Internet users of Dhaka and similarly in other cities.

Specifications of first ever Bangladeshi Notebook brand – DOEL

Long awaited Bangladeshi notebook brand DOEL will come up with 4 different models and is expected to be launched in Bangladeshi market by October 15th. Bangladesh government re-instated the telephone manufacturing Bangladeshi unit TESHIS (টেশিস) to produce notebooks to meet growing Bangladeshi market demand. Initially the notebooks will be supplied at the government offices. TESHIS will produce 10,000 units of notebooks every month.

These notebooks will be loaded with all required softwares along with free OS google android (Basic model) and Linux. Besides it will contain videos on Bangladesh history & heritages, an application to access Bangladesh E-info cell and Agro-news cell and the digital version of all the text books from primary and higher education level. Initially there will be 4 different models:

  • Primary Model-2102
  • Basic Model-0703
  • Standard Model-2603
  • Advanced Model-1612


SPECIFICATION and PRICING:

Primary Model-2102
Display -Panel 10.0″ LCD Panel (1024*600)
Processor VIA 8650 800MHz
Main Chipset –
Memory RAM 512 MB
Graphics –
Storage HDD 16GB NAND Flash
CD/DVD-ROM/Writer NO
Audio Yes (In focus Audio .Built in stereo speaker
Speaker Yes (External Microphone for record)
Multimedia
Web Camera Integrated 0.3 mega pixels
Wired Ethernet LAN Yes
Communication WIFI WiFi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth (option) N/A
USB Min 2X USB 2.0
Multi Card Slot SD with 32 GB Card
VGA No
Mic In, Internal Mic
Headphone Out Yes
RJ11(Modem)RJ45
LAN LAN RJ45
HDMI N/A
Input-Out Ports
DC-In(Power Port) Yes
Keyboard 82pcs standard English and Phonetic Bangla keyboard,
Input support external keyboard
Touch pad Built in touch pad, support USB mouse
Standard Battery Li Polymer- 2100mAH
Power Backup time Minimum 2 hrs.
Adaptor AC/DC Adapter
Color 4 colors; Black(30%), White (30%), Pink(30%), & multicolor
cartoon print (10%)
Other Dimension 258x 180 x 27.5 mm
Weight 1.0 kg (approx.)
Operating System Google Android Integrated
Warranty
Price: BDT 10,000 (Approx)

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Basic Model-0703
Display -Panel 10.1″ (1024*600) WXGA LED Backlight
Processor Intel® ATOMTM Processor N455 1.66GHz
Main Chipset Intel NM10
Memory RAM 1GB DDR3
Graphics Intel® GMA 3150 (Integrated)
Storage HDD SATA 250 GB (Samsung)
CD/DVD-ROM/Writer NO
Audio HD Audio with SRS 3D Sound Effect
Speaker 3W Stereo Speaker(1.5W×2)
Multimedia
Web Camera Integrated 1.3 mega pixels
Wired Ethernet LAN 10/100M Ethernet Access
Communication WIFI 802.11 bg/n
Bluetooth (option) V 3.0 High Speed
USB 3×USB 2.0 with chargeable USB
Multi Card Slot SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC,MS,MS Pro
VGA Yes
Mic In,Internal Mic
Headphone Out Yes
RJ11(Modem)RJ45
LAN Yes
HDMI N/A
Input-Out Ports
DC-In(Power Port) Yes
Keyboard Standard English(84 Key)& phonetic (OEM) keyboard;
Input printed in two languages (Bangla & English)
Touch pad High Sensitive Scroll Scope
Standard Battery 6-cell Li-ion, 4400 mAH
Power Backup time Minimum 4 hrs
Adaptor Input_100_240V, 50_60Hz, Output_19V; 40 Watt
Color 4 colours; Black (30%), White (30%), Pink (20%),
Silver (20%)
Other Dimension 250*190*32.8mm
Weight 1.2 Kg
Operating System Windows/ Linux compatible
Warranty
Price: BDT 12,000 (Approx)

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Standard Model-2603
Display -Panel 13.3″ (1360*768) WXGA LED Backlight
Processor Intel® ATOM Processor D525 1.8GHz
Main Chipset Intel NM10
Memory RAM 2GB DDR3
Graphics Intel® GMA 3150 (Integrated)
Storage HDD SATA 320GB (Samsung)
CD/DVD-ROM/Writer NO
Audio HD Audio with SRS 3D Sound Effect
Speaker 3W Stereo Speaker(1.5W×2)
Multimedia
Web Camera Integrated 1.3 mega pixels
Wired Ethernet LAN 10/100M Ethernet Access
Communication WIFI 802.11 bg/n
Bluetooth (option) V 3.0 High Speed
USB 3×USB 2.0 with chargeable USB
Multi Card Slot SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC,MS,MS Pro
VGA Yes
Mic In, Internal Mic
Headphone Out Yes
RJ11(Modem)RJ45
LAN Yes
HDMI N/A
Input-Out Ports
DC-In(Power Port) Yes
Keyboard Standard English(84 Key)& phonetic (OEM) keyboard;
Input printed in two languages (Bangla & English)
Touch pad High Sensitive Scroll Scope
Power Standard Battery 6-cell Li-ion; 4400 mAH
Backup time Minimum 4 hrs
Adaptor Input_100_240V, 50_60Hz, Output_19V; 40 Watt
Other Color 4 colours; Black (30%), White(30%), Pink(20%), Silver
(20%)
Dimension 326*217*28mm
Weight 1.7kg
Operating System Windows/ Linux compatible
Warranty
Price: BDT 21,000 (Approx)

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Advanced Model-1612

Display Panel 14.0″ (1920*1020) LED Backlight
Processor Intel® Celeron Dual Core T3500 2.1 GHz
Main Chipset Intel HM55
Memory RAM 2GB DDR3
Graphics Intel® GMA 3150 (Integrated)
Storage HDD SATA 320GB (Samsung)
CD/DVD-ROM/Writer DVD Writer (Samsung)
Audio HD Audio with SRS 3D Sound Effect
Speaker 3W Stereo Speaker(1.5W×2)
Multimedia
Web Camera Integrated 1.3 mega pixels
Wired Ethernet LAN 10/100M Ethernet Access
Communication WIFI 802.11 bg/n
Bluetooth (option) V 3.0 High Speed
USB 4×USB 2.0 with chargeable USB
Multi Card Slot SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC,MS,MS Pro
VGA Yes
Mic In,Internal Mic
Headphone Out Yes
RJ11(Modem)RJ45 LAN Yes
HDMI Yes
Input-Out Ports
DC-In(Power Port) Yes
Keyboard Standard English(84 Key)& phonetic (OEM) keyboard;
Input printed in two languages (Bangla & English)
Touch pad High Sensitive Scroll Scope
Power Standard Battery 6-cell Li-ion; 4700 mAH
Backup time Minimum 4 hrs
Adaptor Input_100_240V, 50_60Hz, Output_20V_3.25A_65Watt
Other Color 4 colours; Black (30%), White(30%), Pink(20%), Silver
(20%)
Dimension 342* 229 * 39.5 mm
Weight 2.19 kg
Operating System Windows/ Linux compatible
Warranty
Price: BDT 25,000 (Approx)

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Don’t expect to get it in your hand very soon, because govt officials are saying that there is a demand of 50,000 units in government offices and only after fulfilling that DOEL will be available for general people. With current production capacity of 10,000 units per month we can expect it to be available to us in the first quarter of the next year. Experts are saying that introduction of local brand in lower price will initiate competition in the market and other International brands will be forced to reduce their price – ultimately benefiting the people of Bangladesh. A very good initiative by the government indeed.

Bangladesh Labour Act 2006

I was looking for Bangladesh Labour Law for a long time. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any trace of it in the web. I was even looking for any event or training which will let me know about Bangladesh Labour Law. At last I found it in Business Laws and Licenses Website of BOI

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If you are thinking of getting it from the above mentioned website – you better not do it and rather download the file from here.

All the subordinate legislation files are also included in this file.

Here is the direct download link:
http://hasibul.info/Bangladesh-Labour-Law-2006.zip

শুরু হলো বাংলায় ব্লগিং

অনেক দিন জাবদ ই ইচ্ছা ছিল বাংলায় লেখা লেখি করব… ওয়ার্ডপ্রেস এর ব্লগ টাকে একটু নারাচারা দেয়া দরকার ছিল… যাই হোক শেষ পর্যন্ত আজকে কিছুটা সময় নিয়ে শুরু করে দিলাম…

Beware of Unlimited Space / unlimited bandwidth Web Hosting.

“UNLIMITED” – a well known term in web hosting industry now a days. Unlimited emails, unlimited databases, unlimited aliases etc were some of the features heard for a long time. Now competition has driven the companies to offer Unlimited web space and Unlimited Bandwidth.

I have spoken to many hosting provider support team and asked how could they provide “Unlimited” web space when this web space is actually Hard disk drives installed in the server and which has its capacity limit. The answers are always tricky. Most of the times the answers are: “we do not provide any limit on the web space as long as it complies with our Terms & Condition”. The tricky part is “Terms & Conditions” or “Terms of Service” or “Acceptable usage policy” etc. We need to understand a little technically in this issue.

When we host a website in a web server, it occupies a certain web space. When the website is running or are being browsed by the web site visitors – it consumes web server processor and RAM capacity. Besides many other restrictions (irc server, running bots) the web hosting service providers restricts the resource usage per website in shared servers. Okay – now since I stepped into the term “Shared Server” – let me tell a few things about it. Shared server means a server which is being shared by many users or websites perhaps. The websites share the total hard drive, Ram usage, Bandwidth port etc. Normally there are a lot of websites hosted in a shared server. Assume there is a one Terra Byte Hard Disk, 4 GB Ram installed in the web server and there is a 100 mbits/s port connected to the server. Again assume there are 200 websites hosted in that server. Those 200 websites will share the total capacity of the server.

Now as days progresses, the server components are getting cheaper and the bandwidth cost is also going down. But it hasn’t gone so down for which any one may offer unlimited webspace and bandwidth when there is nothing called unlimited. Now a days companies offer unlimited webspace even at a cost of $2 per month.

A Xeon server (average) in some big data centers costs atleast $200 per month. It may consists of 2 TB hard disk, 16 GB Ram and a 100 mbits/s uplink port. Now if some web hosting companies sell around 100 such unlimited hosting accounts they will be in the break even point. And to make profit they will require to sell even more accounts in that very server. Due to server virtual environment web hosting service providers can create web hosting accounts allotting unlimited space and bandwidth. This is actually called “Overselling”. The lower the price of hosting account is – the more the server will be oversold. But ultimately all such unlimited space accounts will be using that 2 TB Hard disk.  How can 100 or more unlimited space accounts be fitted in 2 TB?? Well, when some one buy a web hosting account he/she is allotted unlimited space (although it is impossible), but some one may only upload a 100 MB or 1 GB website in the server. The server usage will depend upon the actual usage by all the websites, not what is allotted. Now if someone’s website starts using more space and more server resources – the real face of the webhosts are revealed. They will start matching the Acceptable usage policy and will start telling you your website is using more resources than it should and that it is no longer suitable for a Shared Server. You need to buy a dedicated server. Therefore this purchase turns out to be something like you purchased some services which you are not allowed to use with its full potential.

The situation is getting alarming as almost all the major webhosting service providers are also getting into such business. My suggestion will be to read the Terms & Conditions properly before you buy hosting and better if you can avoid unlimited space/bandwidth – because there is nothing called unlimited space/bandwidth and you’ll never be able to use it.

If you ever need a high volume/heavy duty website to run from a web server – think of your own Dedicated server or virtual dedicated server.

Why and How to write an attractive Resume.

A resume (or CV or BioData whatever you say) is a tool which is prepared with the intention to earn an interview session and ultimately to earn a job. A resume is infact an advertisement of self through which job seekers try to get the attention of employers against potential vacancies. Employers will always try to invite the best candidates for the interview before deciding someone eligible for a certain post. If you feel you are eligible for such a post but fail to depict your potentiality to the employer – it will bring no luck to you – not even a call for the interview. A nicely designed Resume therefore, is an essential document for everyone who plans to lead the life doing  jobs.

It is not that the resume is required only at the beginning of someone’s career. No employee can be said hundred percent settled with any particular employer. Someone may be fired, someone may get better opportunity elsewhere, someone may wish to change career path – but whatever it is – the necessity of Resume will always be there. The style and pattern of resume thus differ from situation to situation. No one can apply hard and fast rules on how to write a perfect resume or what should be there to make a resume a masterpiece. It will depend upon the nature of the job, type of the organization and the psychology of the employers. A great resume should be able to present you in the best light.

Before you start preparing or fine tuning your resume – you should know your career path. It is the domain in which you – your qualifications fit in. You should know where your are applying and your resume should focus on employers need – not yours. You should only apply to relevant positions. Otherwise it will be a time waster for the employers and even more time wasting for you. There will be hundreds and even thousands of applications from the candidates. The person who’ll be screening the resumes will hardly spend more than 15 seconds unless something special catches his/her eyes. Therefore it is important to make your resume a well-structured one which can express – what it needs to be selected – at a glance. The relevant specialties should be highlighted intelligently and your resume’s first few portions (or few lines) are vital. These lines can make it a successful resume which may lead you to the interview.

Your resume should be focused on the employers need and how you qualify for this. You should know the answer for this question “What would make someone a perfect candidate for the position”. Then, you should start preparing your resume which will ultimately try to answer this question. Your resume should contain two sections. The first section will make assertion about your abilities, qualities and achievements. Here you’ll need to mention what you are capable of doing, what skills you have and the achievements you earned. The second section should provide the evidence of the assertions you made in the first section. This is where you list and describe the jobs you have held, your education, etc.

Some of the points are essential parts of resume writing. An objective at the beginning should be there. Here you’ll describe how you visualize yourself contributing to the organization. The objective should be to the point and will depend upon the job title and the nature of the organization. Another essential part-  The “Summary” or “Summary of Qualifications” consists of several concise statements that focus the reader’s attention on the most important qualities, achievements and abilities you have to offer. Those qualities should be the most compelling demonstrations of why they should hire you instead of the other candidates. This may be the only section fully read by the employer, so it should be very strong and convincing. You can add a further extension of the accomplishment description in the summary that are directly related to the list of skills you presented earlier in the assertion section.


A great resume should also strongly present the evidence section against the assertion section. This helps the resume screener to persuade that the description are true for the candidates. The evidence section should contain the following:

  • Experience
  • Education
  • Awards
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Leadership quality
  • Publications / research works
  • Testimonials
  • Personal Interests
  • References

As mentioned in beginning – the resume should be a well structured one to be able to catch the attention of the primary screener. The resume should be presented nicely and for this the following should be taken care of:

  • Visually enticing: clean and clear, enough space among the different sections, symmetrical and uncrowded.
  • There is uniformity and consistency in the use of italics, capital letters, bullets, boldface, and underlining
  • Absolutely error free : Spelling, grammatical and sentence making
  • All the required information are included
  • Appropriate past job description
  • Strengths are highlighted and weaknesses are de-emphasized
  • Try to show you are result oriented
  • Try to avoid controversial points
  • Use bold caps for your name on page one
  • Put section headings, titles etc with boldface
  • Avoid long sentences, break them into smaller.
  • Make it look better: use graphic details
  • Try to make it short: avoid unnecessary portions
  • Provide your contact details carefully

Remember – you should be able to back you up with what you have written in the resume. Do not provide inappropriate information as it may create problems even long after you get selected. A single resume will not fit in different positions for different employers and different job types. You should maintain multiple version of your resumes focusing various fields. If required – fine tune your resume for individual employer/organizations.  I have tried to touch as many factors as possible – some might not came into my mind. Please use search engines and find some examples of resumes. Don’t just make it – pay a careful attention to it. It really is worthy spending some time for preparing a nice and precise resume. Good luck.

Hasibul Islam

https://hasibul.info/blog

08-03-2011

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Why is VOiP illegal?

Source:  The Financial Express

By:  Engr. Nurul Basher
Ex-Director (Microwave) BT&T

The government has been taking hard actions against some telecom operators who are purportedly using their internet facilitates for making international telephone calls. The operators are being fined millions of takas, their most valuable equipments are being confiscated and some are being banned from continuing such operations.

As a former Bangladesh Telegraph & Telephone Board (BT&T) official, I still do not understand as to why VOIP should be declared illegal in the first place. To put it simply, I understand VOIP is transmitting speech signal through the internet bandwidth. The operator is paying his rent for the internet band width. Also he is paying for the telephone line rent and call charges. Capability to transmit voice over internet band width is made possible through the advancement of signal processing technology. Why should someone be punished for using higher technology?

I recall when in the early 1980’s fax machine was introduced, BT&T used to charge an additional amount of Tk 10,000/- per fax machine. By then I left BT & T and used to have heated argument with my friends in the BT & T top management about the matter. They introduced this charging system only because they found an extra income source without contributing anything.

Today, VOIP is declared illegal as BT & T is being unable to provide cheap service which the IP service providers are contributing. If BT & T is loosing revenue because of VOIP use by the internet operators, then it is BT&T’s fault. It is like punishing a motor bike rider by a bullock cart driver as the latter cannot catch up with the former. It is single stupidity and wrongdoing by someone who is short of in knowledge. I like to ask the authorities concerned to come clean and prove that VOIP is illegal because it is harmful to the people in the way toxic drug import is illegal because it harmful to national health. Following a bad law, even if it is a law, is harmful to the nation in the long run.

I call for a national debate and let the authorities concerned defend themselves to prove what they are doing by declaring VOIP “illegal” is right.

BTRC is going to shutdown audio/video download websites in Bangladesh!!

As soon as any audio album is released in Bangladesh – it is available for download in many Bangladeshi audio/video download sites. Drama and movies are also available for download in these sites within a very short time. This is causing a real time irreversible damage to the Bangladeshi Audio/Video industry. BTRC, understanding the fact, has taken an initiative to shutdown/block numbers of websites to protect the industry. I know this will annoy us a bit as we download our favourite music, drama or movies from these sites for free. But I personally believe that this will help our audio/video industry to flourish more – related people will be benefitted and will be encouraged more to create better things in future. Many of the audio/video production companies have complained to BTRC (from Confidential Sources) and have reported against numbers of websites that are allowing to download those companies’ materials illegally without their consent.

I am not sure how far BTRC can move, but publishers of these websites will definitely look for alternatives. May be some new beneficial groups will emerge in different forms.