microsoft excel – Did I screw up my chances at landing a job during the interview process?

I recently applied and got called for an interview as a Program Coordinator, Advisory Services/Consulting department for a top healthcare facility/clinic in Toronto. The role is a combination of administration, project management but also what stood out to them was my work that I did as a health promotions specialist at another consulting firm.

The screening call went really well, I got invited to a second interview right away and I had my second interview that same week with one of the people I would reporting to/managing administration for. It was a 30 min interview but she was interested in speaking to me for longer and we went over and she sounded so interested some of the work samples I did at my current consulting firm and telling me all about the role. Once the interview was done I immediately sent my work samples and within a few hours the HR manager invited me to a third interview with the department Chief (Phase 3) asking me for my availability early next week and asked me to provide references. She was the other person I would reporting to in the department with administration tasks. I immediately replied back with 3 references and I asked the manager how long the interview would be since it didn’t give a specific end time but she replied back saying it I’m scheduling for 30 mins but keep in mind it can go 15 mins or so over. However, here’s the mistake:

I forgot to cc the Chief and she was cc’ed in the string when giving my references and availability. Her assistant did schedule me in for Monday at 2pm so I’m sure she saw it in her calendar, but I realized after a whole business day later that I should’ve pressed Reply All and out of complete anxiety and pressures, I ended up emailing the Chief personally apologizing early morning on Friday for this oversight and expressed my strong interest in speaking to her on Monday. I didn’t include the original email content either.

I am now worried that I don’t have a chance of impressing her and she thinks I’m not great at administration but Im trying my best to prepare in order to impress her (practicing and writing out interview questions, I’m also going to prepare a work portfolio in advance because during my second interview I didn’t know I would be sharing my work so I just quickly did it on the spot), and I will dress up super professional with a dark blazer, white top and simple basic necklace).

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I HAVE A GOOD CHANCE AT THIS. I FEEL LIKE IM COMPETING WITH SOMEONE ELSE BUT THIS PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A TOLL AT MY MENTAL HEALTH AND IVE HAD REJECTIONS FOR A WHOLE YEAR AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A COMPANY ASKED ME FOR REFERENCES (IN THE LAST MONTH FOR ANOTHER JOB, I GOT TO THE FINAL STAGE AND LOST TO ANOTHER CANDIDATE) BUT THEY DIDN’T ASK FOR REFERENCES. MY EXCITEMENT GOT THE BEST OF ME AND I EMAILED BACK REALLY FAST.

Please let me know!
Alina

sql injection – Is it possible to enumerate Microsoft Access database using sqlmap?

I’m trying to enumerate a Microsoft Access database using sqlmap, in particular I run this command:

sqlmap -r http.txt --risk 2 --dump-all

Anyway it seems is not retrieving a single information. Am I missing some switch? I already tried --dbms="Microsoft Access" and the result was the same. sqlmap output is reported below.

[17:15:37] [INFO] sqlmap will dump entries of all tables from all databases now
[17:15:37] [INFO] fetching tables for database: 'Microsoft_Access_masterdb'
[17:15:37] [WARNING] the SQL query provided does not return any output
[17:15:37] [WARNING] in case of continuous data retrieval problems you are advised to try a switch '--no-cast' 
[17:15:37] [INFO] fetching number of tables for database 'Microsoft_Access_masterdb'
[17:15:37] [WARNING] running in a single-thread mode. Please consider usage of option '--threads' for faster data retrieval
[17:15:37] [INFO] retrieved: 
[17:15:37] [WARNING] unable to retrieve the number of tables for database 'Microsoft_Access_masterdb'
[17:15:37] [WARNING] cannot retrieve table names, back-end DBMS is Microsoft Access
[17:15:37] [WARNING] cannot retrieve column names, back-end DBMS is Microsoft Access
[17:15:37] [INFO] fetching entries for table 'users' in database 'Microsoft_Access_masterdb'

gui design – Looking for independent usability study of the Microsoft Fluent UI

I don’t have quantitative studies, but consider the following:

The Ribbon UI was created based on a huge quantitative research which came back with the result – if I remember correctly – that everyone uses a small amount of features, but everyone uses a different small set of those, with a pretty flat curve (if I remember well, all features were used by at least 10% of the participants)

Mind you, probably I am mistaken, if I am not, evidence should be in the Harris blogposts already linked.

So, this is one research we have.

The other research comes from Cooper, in About Face 3, where he states what a menu is used for (eg. it has educational purposes). I do hope he based it on research.

Also, we have this 3rd research, qualitatively good enough or not, it is you to decide.

The big question is, does your userbase demographics match the userbase of Office?

It has two parts:

  • Are most of your users frequent Microsoft Office for Windows users?
  • Do they have the same demographical distribution in terms of usage?

Demographical distribution is that “everyone uses a small amount of features, but they use a different set of it, and together, all features are used pretty often.” If this is true for your application, well, after billions of sessions, MS should be correct.

However, if you have a very different demographics – eg. there are a top 5 things an average user uses, and the next 95 buttons are only pressed by the sysadmins if they are asked to help – then I guess you should stick to a traditional toolbar + menu.

Or, if you have a lot of mac and/or adobe users, perhaps toolbar + menu + inspector.

I believe, that H3 came up positively in the research because “expert users” use a large amount of features, they are likely more into other apps daily than Office and therefore they can’t rely on their spatial memory to find those – this is the typical sysadmin: does not use Office on their own, but is asked on various hard topics.

For them, the educational purpose of the menu – where you can scan a list of items, decide which one or two fits your goals, check into those and repeat the process recursively – fits better, as a text-only menu is easy to scan.

For those, who don’t exploit such educational stuff – because they only have to press 20 buttons repeatedly which they learn spatially where they are – this “more frequent equals bigger” fits the purpose.

I hope this helps.

iphone – Microsoft Teams – Microphone too sensitive after update

I have an iPhone with Microsoft Teams running. I use the phone’s built-in microphone and speaker. It has been working fine since my colleagues and I started working from home over the past year.

For the past week, however, my colleagues have complained that I am too loud and that they can hear me gulping coffee. This seems to coincide with an update for Teams.

Did this update increase the microphone sensitivity? If so, is there a way I can turn it down?

microsoft excel – Macro to merge cells in all adjacent rows after searching cell value

enter image description hereI need help to design a macro that can merge all respective rows as per the merged cell after searching text value for that merged cell. I tried a lot vba code but nothing seems to work for my scenario. I am blocked due to this issue and seeking help asap.

Scenario – I need to search value – TestData, If this cell is a merged cell then all rows corresponding to this cell also merged without data loss.

Thanks

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Actual
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How to see Word Track Changes in Google Docs/without Microsoft Word?

I don’t have a local install of Microsoft Word, but I’m getting writing feedback in the form of .docx files with track changes on. Ideally, I would like to see the tracked changes in Google Docs, but I haven’t been able to find a way to do that. I would prefer not to have to dive into the XML, but I’ll do it if necessary.

microsoft – Pesquisa sobre Azure DevOps no Desenvolvimento de Software

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