The job interview is probably the scariest and most difficult part of the entire application process. As hard as it can be to create a carefully worded and effective application letter, that’s nothing compared to being put on the spot in the room with a group of strangers asking your questions. It’s no surprise then that this is the point where a lot of people trip up and ruin their chances at a job that they really want. There are dozens of reasons why someone might feel as though the job was within their grasp only to fall...

The City of London is home to corporate offices of many of the world’s flourishing businesses. If you conduct business with a multinational company or a company with a global outlook, then more often than not, the first few places you will travel from the United States for business will be the city of London. Once in London, you will primarily need two things – one – a good accommodation and the other – a few spare days, where you can experience and relish the life in the cosmopolitan city of London. What to see? From...

Image Source Hindsight can be horrendous, that very thing that says we should have followed our gut instead of panicking and pulling out. However, there are two sides to every coin, and hindsight can also be a beautiful thing. Looking back at last year, we can safely say it was an eventful year for those in the business of investing. It is a turbulent industry at the best of times, but 2016 saw several massive events take place, all of which didn’t help what was already a slowing economy. In China the stock market bubble finally burst,...

When businesses start out, they imagine that they way that they’ll make money is to constantly sell their products to new customers. But it turns out that finding new customers is expensive, a lot of effort and, often, not very profitable. It’s actually much easier to sell a product or service to somebody who is already a customer than it is to find a new one, mainly because they already trust your brand and you don’t need to spend a fortune on marketing. Image Source – Flickr But what should you do to generate repeat business? Be...

Advertising is a huge part of operations for the majority of businesses out there. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small business or a large business that you run, it’s important to get the word out, create a brand, and start forming loyalty among clients/customers. All too often businesses will attempt to put together marketing campaigns in-house and then wonder why they aren’t getting the results they had hoped for. So how do you know if you should seek professional help with your marketing campaign, in particular an email campaign?...

It’s official: bathrooms are getting smarter. The increasing popularity of connected devices in our homes is a result of the Internet of Things (IoT), a concept where not only our computers and communications devices are hooked up to the internet, but all sorts of gadgets and home appliances are now being developed to take advantage of WiFi connectivity. Even in the bathroom. The bathroom of the future is indeed here today. Technology has taken bathrooms to a new level, with customisable and programmable features becoming increasingly...

Let’s face it, everyone fears a boiler breakdown. It’s always a (nasty) surprise when it happens and there’s no such thing as a convenient time for a central heating boiler to fail. Most boilers seem to go wrong in wintertime when you need it most, because that is when demand for heating is high and any problems that may have been building up over the summer finally come to the fore. Then there’s the waiting around for an engineer to turn up, the expense of parts and labour for any repairs…. Enough said. If you want to look...

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Online dating is a tricky business and is especially tricky if you are over 50. A lot of singles over 50 find that it is quite hard to get back into the dating world, whether they are seeking a second relationship after their divorce, if their partner has passed away or they have finally reached that stage in their lives where they finally want to settle down and be with someone. The world of relationships has changed quite a lot in the past few years and a lot of singles over 50 are looking to find someone they could spend the rest of...

Posted on Mar 17 2017 - 9:57pm by Editorial Staff
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Most people are likely to hit a point in their career where they feel they’re stuck in a rut. You may have taken a job thinking of it as a stepping stone, and found yourself still working it five years later. Perhaps you accepted an offer thinking you’d be doing one thing, and were given responsibilities that throw you out of your depth. Here are a few common reasons why people find themselves in career ruts… Taking a Job for the Money A job posting with a high salary attached to it can often be a siren’s song. It will lure you...