How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.
How do I open an attachment like rental application that the owner emailed me, open it, fill it out, and send it back to the person’s email. How do I do all that?
This really depends what sort of file it is, but generally:Save a local copy of the file from the email, using the ‘save as’ command.Open the local copy in an editor. For PDF files most PDF readers have a limited ability to add text, such as using the ‘form fill’ commands. For other document types, you can normally just click on them and edit it. If it’s an image, I’d suggest Paint.net as it’s free and you can add txt to images.One done, save the document and close it.Reply to the email, click add attachment and attach the saved document, then hit send.
What was your biggest culture shock visiting New York City?
I came to NYC 6 year ago and never left. But I moved here from the south, which is a very different part of the United States—so, believe me, I was shocked 100x over. Here are some of the basics that threw me for a loop.1. You don't ever hang out in Times Square. You see it in movies, pictures, and read about this iconic neighborhood in books. But in reality, unless you work there or or frequent Broadway once a week, you will not spend anytime in this (very crowded) area. I don't know why, but I just assumed Times Square was the social hub of NYC. Wrong. When you're visiting, go downtown!2. There's a reason no one smiles on the subway. I used to think, "These people look miserable. Why don't they ever smile?" It took me about 2 months to get the vibe. In the South, we greet everyone. You wave at neighbors when you drive by, or make conversation at the grocery store. But here? There's just too much. Too many signs, messages, noises—if you interact with every person you come across, you become overwhelmed. Mentally exhausted. This isn't an excuse to be rude, but it explains the blank stares and headphones on the subway. Everyone just needs a minute to themselves.3. Bodega is not a word in Virginia. I never heard it until I moved here. Now, it is a life source.4. Mom and pop shops/restaurants still reign supreme. This may be true for many cities, but if you're a child of the suburbs? This is news to you! When I go home now, I get panicky when we roll into Applebee's. That said, occasionally your errands can take forever in the city. To the Polish bakery, to the laundromat, to the organic juice guy, to Urban Outfitters, to the hardware store. There just are not very many malls or "one stop shops."5. Some buildings need a revamp. The grittiness of the city has never bothered me. I suppose I just expected it. But I'm always shocked at how outdated Port Authority and Penn Station are—WTF? 1970s NYC is alive and well!6. There are many homeless and mentally ill people sleeping on the streets. Old men, families, and a slew of teens. It's totally heartbreaking and becomes such a common sight that you forget it's actually a huge problem.7. This city moves fast. Everyone is going somewhere, everyone is fighting to be here, and everyone is walking 100 miles an hour, especially during the commute. I also walk an average of 5 miles a day—so if you're visiting, be prepared.8. You still need green space. This one surprised me, but my love for nature has actually increased while living in the city. Take an afternoon to go to Central Park or Prospect Park. Enjoy a booze cruise on the water. And, most importantly, you need to leave the city at least once a month. You'll come back refreshed, and in better shape to take over the world. Promise.
Would filling out one rental application and used multiple times make renting easier?
The company I work for, RentSpree.com, has a universal online application. This saves the renter from having to fill out multiple applications with the same information. Not only is this time-consuming, but it is extremely tedious as well.However, one issue with a universal application is that it takes away from the importance of submitting an application. Applying for a rental property should not be taken lightly, and you should only apply to a property if you are serious about it. In order to combat this, we charge an initial fee of $30 for the first application (which is less than the $42 recommended by CAR), and $20 for each subsequent application.Also included in our application is a full tenant screen, complete with a credit report, background check, and eviction history.
Are you ever concerned with filling out a rental application with sensitive personal data?
That is a healthy concern to have. There's no problem asking the landlord what happens to this application after you're done filling it out. Ask him what happened to the application if you get the apartment, and if you do not.Keep in mind if you get the apartment, the applications going to crucial information for the landlord to contact you your next of kin or to find you if you run out without paying rent.Also, due to housing laws, discriminatory housing lawsuits can be filed by prospective tenants if they do not receive the apartment. So it would be appropriate for the landlord to hold onto your application even if you did not get the apartment for a bit of time, but make sure that they have some plan for that.
I'm filling out a rental application for my friend & I, but she's supported by her father. Can we put her father on the rental application?
I'm filling out a rental application for my friend & I, but she's supported by her father. Can we put her father on the rental application?Fill out the application with the information required. When you are unsure of what to put on the form, ask the landlord before you fill it out. You did not say whether both you and your friend will be signing the rental agreement or lease. Normally if two parties are leasing a unit from me, and both of them are responsible for paying the rent, I require both of them to fill out separate applications. If that is what you are doing, and if the landlord requires two separate applications, your friend should be filling out her application separately from you.
How did you learn to fill out a job application?
First you must be truthful. Look at your assets, what do you do best, then look at what the future employer’s needs and fit the two together as best you can. On any job application or any correspondence try to master the King’s English to your very best ability. This is especially important if the new job requires communication interfacing with other people outside your company.