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Stress Free Shopping with Grandparents

Shopping is one of my favourite things to do. I enjoy shopping in the malls when I get the time. There is something amazing about going from shop to shop, looking at the pieces and accessories in flesh. I do most of my shopping online these days, but when I have the opportunity to pop into a mall, I go for it. I recently came across the Fenetic Wellbeing website and I was on the website for some time.

I shop with my mum a lot. We both enjoy it and the kids love any activity with her around.  Plus having an extra pair of hands with the twins whilst shopping is essential. It means I get to grab every item I planned to buy in peace, and not have to deal with the kiddies alone. It also means they get to spend time with their Nan, which is a win-win for us all.

 

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Shopping with grandparents can sometimes be a bit of hassle for everyone involved. Especially when mobility is an issue. Which is why I am super excited to take part in this Fenetic Wellbeing Campaign. For those who have never heard of Fenetic Wellbeing, it is a mobility company who exist to provide customers with the right mobility products for their individual needs.

Spring time is here, which means it is finally time to spend my time outdoors. Which is why I am promoting ways elderly parents, grandparents and anyone with mobility needs can enjoy some stress free shopping.

Here are a few ways you can enjoy some stress free shopping with the grandparents this season –

 

Get a Mobility Scooter

If mobility is an issue, the best way to solve it is to get a good mobility scooter that would suit your needs. With a good mobility scooter, and buggies if needed, you are guaranteed to have a stress-free shopping session with the whole family happy.

 

Plan your day

I always like having a plan, so planning my shopping trip is important. I usually have a list of what I need to get so I don’t miss out any items. Also, I prefer large indoor shopping malls. Having all the shops under 1 roof makes it easier to move around and I don’t have to deal with the unpredictable British weather.

 

Go when it is quiet

I prefer shopping on weekdays in the morning when it is quiet. It is easier and quicker to move around when there are fewer people in the shops, so I target the quite times.

 

Make sure there are lifts available

Having lifts in the shopping malls are essential, especially with mobility scooters and buggies. I won’t bother shopping with the family in a mall with no lift.

 

Accessible friendly restaurants/cafes

We usually need a break midway into our shopping. Having accessible friendly restaurants/cafes available means it is easy to get in and out of a restaurant/cafe. So I make sure these are available before deciding on a shopping mall.

 

How do you achieve stress-free shopping?

 

*In collaboration with Fenetic Wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

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Psst, These Are The Things Employers Really Look For on Job Applications

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When a job gets posted online, employers generally have to sift through hundreds sometimes even thousands of applications to whittle down to the perfect employee. If you want to stand a chance and make sure that you’re in the running (when there are so many others in the same boat) there are a few things you can do. Here’s what employers will be looking for when searching through job applications.

 

A Good Cover Letter

A good cover letter will sum up why you’re right for the position. Be sure to highlight your skills and explain why you’re suited to the role, but don’t ramble. In many cases, a good cover letter could make the employer taking a closer look at your CV. Tailor each cover letter you send for each job. Look through the application to find out what skills they’re looking for, and be sure to mention these with your relevant experience.

 

Good Education

Education really is is one of the best ways you can improve your career prospects. Between you and a similar candidate, an employer will almost always choose the one with the better education. Even if you didn’t do the best in school, these days there are online college courses you can do which will show you’re dedicated to getting the job you want. Achieving a qualification this way can also show that you’re focused, motivated and able to see something through to the end. You could choose a course specifically for the job you want. For example an online master of public safety for a public safety role. Or you could do a broader course. Take psychology, the skills learned here would be useful for many kinds of jobs.

 

Voluntary Work

Volunteering is another way to show that you’re serious about getting experience in the job you want. And that you’re prepared to work hard without money being a motivator. It shows that you take your career seriously and this can be very appealing to employers. There are lots of ways you can get experience through volunteering. For example if you wanted to work in mental health you could volunteer with a hospital or a mental health charity. Volunteering abroad always looks impressive too, and shows you have taken time out of your own life to go and help others. It’s not always the stuff directly relating to the career that will help you to stand out.

 

Interesting Hobbies

With that being said, another thing that will help you to stand out which isn’t career related is your hobbies. Most people put down things like ‘going to the gym’ and ‘socialising’ which is fair enough, but certainly won’t help you stand out from the crowd. Don’t lie here, instead use it as an excuse to go and find some interesting and exciting hobbies. This can help to show employers a bit about your personality and whether you would be a good fit for the company. For example, social hobbies show you work well with other people. Technical hobbies like crafts show that you’re creative and good with manual tasks.

 

When last did you submit a job application? How do you find the whole job application process?

 

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