Why I Recommend Apprenticeships

Posted by: | Posted on: October 7, 2014

I don’t need to tell anyone that finding a good job today can be very difficult despite the gradual bettering of our economy. Still, thousands of graduates who are finishing school every year find themselves out on the job market with very little success to get into a desired field.

ApprenticeshipsMany of those graduates spend many months looking for full-time positions and a staggering number of those do this without success.

Here is my tip:

Rather than shooting for a full-time job, try to get an apprenticeship. Don’t waste valuable months of time when you can constructively and creatively use this same time with an apprenticeship.

It is normally much easier to get hired as an apprentice. In many cases, even those firms who are “officially” not even hiring might take you if you look for an apprenticeship position. The best thing about apprenticeships, besides that you will gain experience during this time is a very big chance that the firm will hire you full-time once your apprenticeship is over.

It is as simple as that once a company sees your value after 12 months apprenticeship they will unlikely just let you go.

Take this my tip as a wonderful, creative way to get into those companies who may tell you they’re not even hiring. Most folks I know got into their dream companies by starting out as apprentices! Don’t waste many months looking for a full-time position. It may well come about that you will find yourself back at square one, without any experience gained in case you cannot find an opening in this time. If you need to find apprenticeships in the United Kingdom I recommend Career Map. There you can find all sorts of apprenticeships in the UK, including IT apprenticeships and those in other fields.


About Golf Holidays In France

Posted by: | Posted on: October 7, 2014

Almost no European country today can provide so much for the golf enthusiast like France does. There are several reason for this and I want to tell you about them here in this article. Why is France a top-notch golfing holiday location?

Biarritz Hotel du Palais

The Hotel du Palais in Biarritz

You may not know it, but France today boasts over 550 top golf courses. That is more than the number of courses in all other European countries combines. What’s more, many of them are in the world’s top 100 list. It can for that reason without hesitance be said that France today is the golfing location in Europe if not the entire world.

France’s top courses are too many to list but I can at least try to give you sample of some of the most known ones. Among the top courses in France are Morfontaine, Les Bordes or Chantilly.

A very popular destination for golfers from all over Europe is the city of Biarritz. This French town has recently become the mecca for golf with its eight stellar golf courses that are all close-by.

What speaks for golf breaks in France as an ideal golfing vacation are not only the 1st class courses and venues but two other very appealing factors:

The short travel time from countries further north such as the UK or Scandinavia along with the moderate, virtually perfect golfing climate and weather. With golf courses in the cooler north to greens in the sunny South of France golfers can choose what climate fits them best for their favourite sports.

Most of the popular golfing venues in France will have modern hotels that can accommodate any spending budget. One may choose a golfing vacation with luxury pretty much like the holidays of a king or alternatively choose a charming hotel that is more budget friendly.

Today, France has it all for whether it be for the golfing beginner or even the most passionate golfer. You cannot go wrong booking your next golf holidays in France.


Stylish Furniture From Reclaimed Wood

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2014

Reclaimed-Wood-Table Reclaimed-Wood-Coffee-Table

Reclaimed wood has some amazing properties which make this material the perfect choice for very classy yet incredibly rugged furniture pieces. One prime example how class and functionality can be combined into modern furniture comes from U.K.’s furniture designers Mac+Wood.

Mac+Wood specialises in very unique, almost minimalistic designs for reclaimed dining desks and benches.  The makers are combining the natural beauty and ruggedness of reclaimed timber wood with the timeless elegance of brushed steel. This combination makes some of the most eye-catching furniture designs I have ever come across.

Each piece of reclaimed wood is hand selected. The natural patterns, colour and feel of the aged wood gives every single piece a warm and lively touch. The effect in combination with the brushed steel gives those pieces there there very unique appearance.

Due to the popularity of their bespoke dining tables and benches, the furniture designers from London UK are planning to expand. They will add reclaimed wood desks to their collection of reclaimed furniture in the near future, I was told.


Getting the Cheapest Flights

Posted by: | Posted on: March 20, 2014

You will know that I like to travel a lot. One of my passions is to always find the best prices and deals on airfares no matter where I want to go.

travel-picsHowever there is a trick to it and not all people know about it. Here I want to let you in on my secret, courtesy of my friend who is working for a major airline in the United Kingdom.

The sooner you look for and book your flight, the better your chances you will get a good deal on your tickets. This applies whether you fly with a small airline order with any major ones, it does not matter.

In other words, when you know that you will go on vacation at a certain time you should reserve and book your flight as early as you even can, such as several months in advance.

Don’t forget that there are also countless websites where you can search for the cheapest flights no matter where you plan to go. Don’t just use one of those websites to get your price but try at least three or four of them.

If you do that plenty in advance for your planned travel you will have the best chance to get the lowest possible price on your airfare.


Do You Know The Singing Waiters?

Posted by: | Posted on: March 14, 2014

I have never heard of them before, but this was really an unforgettable experience. Okay a getting ahead here, let me explain what happened.

I was attending a wedding ceremony last month. There were about 100 guests and we had lot of fun the usual stuff going on. But little did we know that they had something really special planned which admittedly talk everyone at the party by surprise.

Singing Waiters In Action

Singing Waiters In Action

I’m talking about what is also known as the singing waiters. What happened was that we were trust done with one of the numbers toasts of the evening when all of a sudden some of the cooks and waiters stormed out of the kitchen and started screaming and yelling at each other. You can imagine the face of everyone at the wedding. And let me tell you they were really getting at each other!

But before this really strange event turned into something really embarrassing for all the guests music came on and those “waiters” and “cooks” all of a sudden started to sing and to dance. Everyone’s jaw dropped to the floor! If you have never seen the singing waiters in action it’s really hard to describe. It was an awesome experience because it felt like you were right in the middle of a play. The singing waiters first started out with some more popular tunes that are known from Broadway including “Cats”. Later on they did some improvisation of current pop songs with some pretty good hip-hop and as a final conclusion of the performance they did a Gang-Nam style dance where everyone jumped up the tables and gave them applause and a standing ovation that lasted about 10 minutes.

I can without doubt say that was one of the coolest weddings I have ever attended. You can bet that if someone asks me for the best entertainment for the next party or wedding I will tell them to go with the singing waiters, yes they were that good!


Horse Racing Tips – A Good Way To Get Some Extra Cash?

Posted by: | Posted on: March 13, 2014

I am one of those who really enjoys the occasional afternoons at the races. There is simply something about horse racing which keeps me excited so I keep going back all the time. But what always bugged me is that I didn’t have a good system in place for betting, to be honest for me it is mostly entertainment and not so much a steady way to have some extra money in the wallet.

Horse-Racing-UKBut I started thinking now that I can do much better at the horses so I started looking up some effective horse racing tips rather than having my winnings a random thing.

So I asked Jeff, a buddy of mine who I know for over twenty years already and where I know that he is very into horse racing and who made already a lot of money with it.

In fact, last year he remodeled his entire house and told me all the money was from what he won at the races! I asked him for some good horse racing tips and this is what he told me:

He said that I should stay away from most systems out there and he also told me that the majority of the tips for horse racing are not worth anything. There is only TWO ways to win at the horses:

1) You win by pure chance and luck.
or
2) You do some research and start betting on those horses and jockeys where you know that they have better odds.

And every system that works at the races  is one where you did your homework which means you’re increasing your odds for winning rather than relying on luck only.

He told me the best thing is to go to the races often and keep a journal to write down all the horses and teams all the time to make a statistic about their winnings. He also said that he is studying papers and websites where he finds all the data about wins and losses. The key here, he told me, is to know which horse will have the best chance at a particular race. If you know that one horse with a certain jockey has a very good track record you obviously have better odds with that horse as supposed to one that rarely ever won in the past.

Also, he let me me know that he always checks on the horses and jockeys before each race. He said in time you get a feeling for which horse may have better chances if you do that.

 


What is your favourite past time?

Posted by: | Posted on: March 5, 2014

I am working part-time as an accountant for a big corporate. But when I am not working I enjoy a lot of things in my free time like salsa dancing, traveling, volleyball and tennis.

My favourite travel locations so far: Mexico (Cancun, Cuernavaca), the United Kingdom and Spain. I have to admit it can sometimes be quite challenging to travel if you have to look at your budget, but if you know where to look and where to find the bargains then it can definitely be done. Then it can be rather easy today to find cheap flights online or to get a good deal on hotels.

Cuarnavaca

In Cuernavaca

When I am not traveling I spend a lot of time in my local dance school where I just started with salsa lessons. There’s just something about Latin music, it’s so much more fun and in my opinion it’s the best way to exercise there is.

Ok, I can give you some tips if you got interested now: