Monday, September 26, 2016

In a Style Rut? Get Back On Track and Look Your Best Again

Are you in a style rut? Maybe you’ve been wearing your hair the same way for as long as you can remember, or always reach for the same style of clothing when you get dressed. When life is fast paced and chaotic, it can feel like a struggle maintaining your style and identity. Particularly if you work long hours, or have children and just don’t get much time. But it’s so important to make the time for yourself. When you know you look good, you have more confidence and can go out and achieve your best potential with nothing holding you back. If you’ve found yourself in a bit of a rut when it comes to your style, here are a few ways to get out of it.


Change Your Hair
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If you’ve had your hair the same way for many years, it might not be doing you any favours. For example, very dark or light hair might have looked striking when you were younger. However fast forward a few years and the same shade could look harsh, accentuate facial shadows and be ageing on you now. The same applies to very long or short hair. If you’ve always dyed your hair another colour, going back to your roots could be a good option. This is always going to be the shade that’s the most flattering, you could always add some interest with highlights or lowlights. Consider speaking to a professional hairdresser you will be able to give you advice based on your face shape and colourings. Or you could find out more on a site like www.prevention.com.


Lose Excess Weight or Tone Up
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Has your style rut come about because you’re not happy with your body? When you don’t feel at your best, you’re less likely to want to try new things. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of wearing clothing items just because you feel comfortable and covered up in them. Shedding some excess weight or toning up may give you the confidence to try new things again. For example, if you only wear certain styles because they cover your arms/legs/stomach (delete as appropriate!) once you’ve slimmed down or toned those areas you might find you’re happy to try something new. If you’re already at a healthy weight but just have areas of fat you can’t get rid of, then liposuction from places such as belredcosmeticsurgery.com could help. There are also non- invasive body sculpting procedures you can have done these days. So if your shape is an issue for you, then they could be worth considering. Once you’re at a shape you’re happy with, finding clothes and dressing in a style you love will be so much easier.


Switch Up Your Makeup Routine
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With literally hundreds of thousands of makeup tutorials on Youtube to follow along to, there’s no shortage of inspiration when it comes to makeup. Treat yourself to some new products and give it a go, if you get it wrong or aren’t sure it can always be washed off so just have fun with it!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Careers You Can Consider With A Few Years Experience Under Your Belt



You’ve been working in your chosen career for a few years now. Are things turning out the way you’d hoped or planned? If the answer is no, then it might be time to think about a change. Ideally, as your career progresses, you want your income and your responsibilities to grow. If that’s not happening then, you might have hit a roadblock in your career path. You may want to consider looking at other industries that you can pursue a career in. Managing skills and experience that you have picked up over the years will make you a prime candidate for these career choices.


Professor




If you’ve gained a few years experience in your chosen industry, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t pursue a career as a professor. Forget that idea of ‘those who can’t do teach’ and start thinking about how beneficial this job could be. You’ll be earning a great salary, imparting wisdom that you have learned in your job. It’s not difficult to become a professor. Usually, you’ll need to take a one year course, training to become an educator. You can do this part time while continuing with your current job. If you want to work at a university level, you may also need an advanced degree.


Paralegal




What is a paralegal? A paralegal is essentially a legal assistant or a researcher. You’ll be looking for faxes and precedence to help a lawyer win a case. As such, you could be a crucial part of the trial process. You may not get to argue in court, but you will be able to research and understand the facts behind a case. it’s a career that’s worth pursuing if you have some experience in the legal world. Or, if you have experience as a researcher. This job doesn’t always require you to have a law degree. Many people start off as assistants and work their way up to this position. The pay might even be higher than what you’re getting now. Top paralegals can earn up to sixty thousand per year. You can find more info on paralegal job description by researching this career online. Another similar possibility that you could consider is working in HR.


Actuary




You probably have never thought about becoming an actuary. If you know what one is, I’ll be rather surprised. It’s often seen as a mundane job. However, it does have the advantage of a paycheck that often exceeds seventy thousand annually. That’s not too bad, and you can pursue this job if you have any experience managing a business. An actuary will look at the dangers and issues, aiming to build up an insurance plan for different companies. If you have some experience with financial problems, this could be the perfect new career path for you.


Investment Banker



Do you have some experience investing money? Perhaps you managed the funds of business in your old job. It may be time to start thinking about becoming an investment banker. Infamously, investment bankers were partially to blame for the financial crisis in 2008. They get to handle and take risks with massive amounts of money. It’s an incredibly stressful job to take on, but the payoffs can be enormous. With moderate financial experience, you could earn over one hundred thousand annually. That’s not even including bonuses!
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The Secret Sauce Of Getting Headhunted


When a headhunter finds you, it’s a sure sign that you are doing well in your career. But what happens if you never get spotted? Does that mean you are doing poorly? Absolutely not. But one thing we can say with conviction is that you aren’t trying hard enough to get spotted. We’re going to spend today going through everything you need to start doing to make sure your talents are shining through. Let’s get things started with some of the basics.

Go out more
OK, so we don’t mean for you to up your personal social engagements here. But we are talking shmoozing, conferencing, and lunching with as many business contacts as you can fit into your schedule. Just talk to people. Conversations naturally progress to what you do, and word soon gets around. ‘I know a guy that might be able to help’ is a string of words heard many times over in lots of bars in every city. Want to be that guy? Then get out there and network like your life depended on it.


Stock up on business cards
Business cards might be as old as the hills, but they are still a useful tool for getting your name out there. Swap them with everyone you meet, and you never know whose hands they will end up in. Make sure you are keeping other people’s cards, too. This way, if a headhunter gives you a call for an unsuitable role, you’ll be able to recommend someone else. It’s these sort of actions that get you remembered, and you can be sure that headhunter will keep you in mind for the future.

Make sure you are working
Executive search specialists will always prefer a candidate who is already working. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in; they just feel safer looking for people in work rather than out. Let’s say you recently lost a finance job. You might have a window of no more than a month before you’ll need to explore more finance jobs and accept one. You are much more likely to get into their network with a job for several reasons. There’s a psychological issue, of course. But when you are out of work, it’s more likely you will just settle for anything. Recruiters at any level don’t want to feel they are simply a backup choice.  


Perfect your social media
Social media can be a great way to attract attention. Your job is to make sure that attention is positive, however. You don’t need us to tell you to keep your LinkedIn profile clean and professional. But you should also ensure all your other social channels are equally squeaky clean. Google your name and search deep into the rankings to ensure nothing unsuitable about you is online. Headhunters do it - so should you.

While we can’t guarantee these simple ideas will get you headhunted, they will help. Executive search specialists can find your name in a whole bunch of weird and wonderful ways - not just the traditional routes. Make sure that whenever your name crops up anywhere, it is in a positive sense. And, with a little luck, maybe the next time the phone rings you might get a nice surprise. Good luck!  

Friday, September 16, 2016

Couponing For Beginners: How To Save Yourself a Fortune

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With Christmas fast approaching, you need to start thinking ahead. Presents, food, decorations: it all mounts up. For many people, this is the most expensive time of year. So how do you go about creating the perfect holiday without declaring bankruptcy at the end of it? Couponing is a great way to save money when it comes to every aspect of the season. You’ve probably seen programmes on extreme couponing. People keeping files and files of cut out coupons and spending them all in one fell swoop. Causing queues at the tills and leaving a new cashier slightly traumatised. It’s important to remember that this is extreme couponing. Not all couponing is like this. Here are a few tips and tricks for beginners to the coupon game.


Put the scissors down
Yes, coupons are available in newspapers, magazines and various other places. But not all coupons have to be physical. You can get plenty of coupons online. This saves the hassle of cutting out coupons and trying to store them somewhere that they won’t get lost. Check out the web for sites which offer coupons for all sorts of things. It’s always worth a look, as you can get some great discounts. For example, this Lord and Taylor Promo Code from Stylini.


Space it out
You don’t have to conduct one massive shop to end all shops. It’s not necessary to leave cashiers and store managers trembling in your wake, as you load up your yearly grocery shop onto the belt at the tills. Be organised. Split your tasks and carry them out on different days. Use one day for decorations. One for festive food shopping. Another for family presents. If you work by this kind of schedule, everything will be completed in due course. It also means you can organise your coupons for each day, which will mean less fuss and more time to check out the goods in store.


Have a gameplan
When you enter a store, know what it is that you’re looking for. Don’t wander aimlessly, as you’ll end up picking up useless bits and bobs. This will waste time and money. Have a shopping list with all the necessary items. You can check out most stores itineraries online, so you can get a good idea of what you can get and where. Ask an assistant in store for the items’ exact locations, or to show you to them. This way nothing is missed out and you go home with everything you had coupons for.


Shop online
Online shopping is perhaps the easiest way to organise your couponing. If items are out of stock, you can order them to be delivered at a later date or into store. You won’t get to store and have a wasted journey. You can also search for coupons as you shop. See an item you like? Browse coupon sites to check if there are any offers and deals on it. A lot of stores will also offer price match, so if you have a coupon that makes something cheaper somewhere else, most stores will offer you the same price.