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Training For A Career In Your Own Time

The idea of a career. It’s something so many people go in for during their youth, studying as hard as they can to make sure they get the degree of their dreams. And then you add another line to your resume and get turned away from jobs you’re told you’re not experienced enough for. It certainly doesn’t feel fair, and truth be told it isn’t!

So when it comes to carving out the career of your dreams, a lot of people like to turn towards freelancing; it’s liberating, you work your own hours and jobs. And you only pick up what you know you’re capable of. However, there’s many ways to boost up your skills (and your confidence) when you take your time training in what you want to do! And here’s a couple of great ways to do so.

 

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Use an Apprenticeship

If freelancing is not quite the thing for you, and you still want to give it a go in a traditional place of work with the dreams you’ve always wanted to accomplish, see if there are any apprenticeship or traineeship programs available. This way you earn and study whilst on the job. There are always nationally recognised programs to apply to, so you don’t have to worry about the legitimacy.

Apprenticeships are also easier to get a hold of considering the amount of placements offered both on large and small scales, and even an internship won’t go amiss here. Just make sure you’re never doing any payment requiring work during one! You’ll get some much-needed experience, a great friend in the shape of an established employer. You will also get plenty of references to take you higher and higher.

 

Head Online

On the other hand, if the online world is your oyster, make sure you’re putting it to good use. It’s there for everyone to use after all, and when you’ve a wi-fi signal at your disposal, there’s so much you could do. For example, you can easily find an Online BBA Program to invest your time and effort in, and you’re going to come out of the other side with a degree that’s nationally recognised.

And you can usually complete these programs in your own time. So don’t underestimate the power an online learning system can give you. Or you could simply go online to find people just like you, to share advice and concerns. And to find the people who are searching for someone like you to fill a position they have open. It could be a simple commission or a full-time job, and it’s just waiting for you to apply to it! Look for sites that collect these openings together and apply to every ad you see; it could turn out well.

Training for a career is never something done lightly, but it’s something you can absolutely do. If you’re striving to get what you want at the end of the day, you’re doing a good job with the baby steps you feel like you’re taking.

Are you training for a new career? How are you finding it?

 

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How to keep your home safe while on holiday

The holiday season would soon be here, so it makes sense to start thinking how to keep your hope while on holiday. A good number of break-ins happen when the property is empty. Which is why we have to take our home security very seriously.

 

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I am currently working on a campaign with www.dpp-law.com on tips on burglary and keeping our home safe while on vacation. Here are my 5 top home safety tips.

 

Check your home insurance

It is shocking to find that many people still do not have a home insurance. Before going on holiday, you need to make sure you have a valid home insurance to cover your needs. Also check to make sure the home insurance cover stays valid even when you are away on holiday.

 

Leave your house looking occupied

You should mow the lawn before you go away on holiday if you need to. Leave your curtains and blinds half-opened. Having a car in the driveway is a great idea if possible. Also, ensure you cancel any regular deliveries like the milk or newspapers.

 

Keep your valuables safe

If you have to keep anything of value in the house, like money or expensive jewellery, you need to keep them in a place no one would think of checking. Don’t leave valuables lying around and make sure anything you do leave cannot be seen from outside the house.

 

Don’t tell the world you are going on holiday

I tell only few selected people about my holidays before I go. Sharing actual dates of holidays and how long you will be away for is a no-no. This is the easiest way to invite burglars into your home while you are on holiday.

 

Try not to post pictures on social media from your holiday destination

Now I know this is a tough one for bloggers, especially travel bloggers. But it is important we don’t advertise the fact that our home is vacant and that is what posting holiday pictures while on holiday does. Social media platforms are like windows into our lives, so we have to be smart. If you must share holiday snaps on social media while on vacation, ensure your security game is tight and only a selected group of people can view your photos.

 

How do you keep your home safe while on holiday? Please share your tips in the comments section.

Have a great day.

 

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How to Make Your Home Presentable for Unexpected Guests

Let’s be honest. Our homes don’t always look presentable which can be very embarrassing when you get unexpected guests. A survey by londoncleaningsystem.co.uk reveals that 77% of Brits are ashamed of messy home when people come over unannounced. To make things worse, people who most often come to visit giving a short notice (or no notice at all) tend to be the “super clean” ones whose homes always look freshly cleaned and perfectly organised. But you don’t have to give them the satisfaction to catch you “off guard”.

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Here are the top 5 steps on how to make your home presentable for unexpected guests in less than an hour:

Clean the entryway. Put away the shoes and make sure there is some room on the coat stand for your guests’ coats. Sweep or vacuum the floor and clean the mirror. Your entryway is the first thing your guests will see and if you want to make a good first impression, it’s very important for it to look clean and tidy.

Clean the kitchen. Start with dirty dishes and things on the countertop. Hide everything away in the dishwasher or/and cabinets and deal with it later. Move on to sweeping or vacuuming the floor and take out the trash.

Clean the bathroom/toilet. There is a great chance that your guests will use your bathroom/toilet before leaving and for most people, there is nothing more repulsive than a dirty bathroom/toilet. Also, don’t forget to change the towels and make sure there is toilet paper.

Clean the living room. This is where most of the visit will take place, so it’s crucial for your living room to look neat and inviting. Hide away all the clutter and things that don’t belong there, dust the TV, arrange your sofa pillows and vacuum the carpet.

Close the rest. Don’t bother to clean the entire house if you know you will be receiving guests in an hour or less because there simply isn’t enough time. Focus on the rooms your guests will see and simply close the door of other rooms.

What if the Guests are Already at Your Door?

There isn’t much you can do if unexpected guests show up at your door without any beforehand notice, or is there? Actually, there is. Just say that you have somewhere to be and to come over some other time. They probably won’t buy it but they won’t have other option than to leave. And don’t worry, they won’t resent you; even more, the next time they won’t show up without calling first.

 

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