In a job market that is so competitive as it is today, simply finishing school with good grades is far from everything that it takes to start a career. Quite often, graduates find themselves needing to take on college courses to get further training and qualifications for particular career paths.
But even with additional training and qualifications, getting into particular career fields such as IT can be challenging. It is as simple as that the number of job seekers in some fields outweigh the number of open positions significantly.
If we’re looking at the IT, computers and telecoms industry in the United Kingdom, IT apprenticeships are probably amongst the best option for those who just finished school. Apprenticeships provide numerous benefits.
There is hardly a better way to get hands-on training and skills for a particular career than apprenticeships. It is the one and only way to learn from professionals right on the job. Know that for many employers hands-on experience is often far more important than grades!
IT apprenticeships can moreover provide you with the opportunity to get special IT certifications and qualifications during the time of your apprenticeship. Certifications such as the CompTIA or Microsoft certification today are pretty much mandatory in the field. The additional bonus here is that you won’t have to pay for your certifications out of your own pocket since your employer will cover those often very high costs.
But the best thing about IT apprenticeships is that they can almost guarantee you a full-time job. According to statistics, more than 90% of apprentices in certain fields including IT and computers are ultimately getting hired on.
If you’re just school and are considering your future options, look into IT apprenticeships. If you ask me, it is the best thing you can do to get a great career in IT started!
If you are the owner of a company and are thinking about having your employees educated about proper first aid techniques you fortunately have several options today.
In the United Kingdom you can find several companies and organisations that can provide first aid courses for your staff. Those training courses in first aid are not only affordable but can make for a welcomed and even entertaining change of routine in your company. Don’t assume that first aid training courses must be boring!
There are plenty of companies out there that can provide this type of training with a touch of humour. If you look around and get informed about first aid training courses that are available today you would be surprised how your employees are able to learn first aid in a relaxed and often very enjoyable way.
First Aid Training Courses
What does first aid training normally cover?
Not each type of first-aid training is the same. The courses offered, those which are suitable for your particular company may depend on your individual circumstances.
There are courses available which would cover first aid essentials, first aid techniques that can come in very helpful in various situations in life.
Examples for this would be how to perform CPR or how to properly position a injured person until professional medical help will arrive.
Other first aid training courses can be more specific, such as courses that may deal with specific injuries such as from fires and chemicals or training courses that can teach about the proper evacuation procedures in case of natural disasters. If you happen to own a transportation business you may perhaps be interested in courses that deal with fast medical help in case of car accidents.
To learn more about what first aid training courses are available and which ones can be recommended for you you should contact the individual provider and have them advise you about what training courses would be available.
For me as the owner of a small business, I am always looking for ways to improve things where I can save some time and money. You wouldn’t believe how often simple changes can make a really big difference.
One good example for this would be our fax machine. We had to pay for an extra phone line and fax number, in addition to the regular maintenance that was necessary to keep the fax machine running. Problem only, the machine was hardly ever used.
What we did is switch out the fax machine for a online fax service. This fax service means you can as before send and receive faxes, without the requirement for a second phone line and without the requirement for a fax machine. While the cost savings here may not be massive it’s often a number of such small things that can ultimately end up saving you a good chunk on unnecessary expenses.
The biggest positive change for my business I have seen from switching to electronic invoicing. The invoicing process was always rather time-consuming and definitely everything but effective. It always took several days to ship out the invoices by mail, not to mention the additional work in the mail-room and of course the cost for stamps.
Electronic invoicing helps us to improve the entire invoice process. We don’t mail out invoices any longer but instead email them to an electronic invoice service called CloudTrade. Since most of our partners now also switched to electronic invoicing this means that they will get the invoices right away without the time-consuming mailing process involved.
The good thing about E-Invoice is that it didn’t require any financial investment or new equipment to make the switch. Since the process is pretty much the same as we had before we didn’t need to train our staff either. The only difference here is that we are now emailing the invoices and this is something everyone can do.
In the United Kingdom, this was yet another summer where we had numerous reports about the false widow spider’s appearance in the tabloid newspapers. Some of those reports went so far as to claim that the false widow spider poses a significant threat due to its venomous bite.
On the other hand, there is no reason to panic. We can safely assume that most of those tabloid reports are over-exaggerated. As of to date, no fatalities as a result of the spider’s bite have been reported. So, how dangerous is the false widow spider really?
Most experts will agree that the bite of the false widow spider is not more dangerous as compared to the sting of a bee or wasp. In those few cases where people in the United Kingdom had been bitten, symptoms such as pain, redness or swelling had been reported. In some cases, people consulted a doctor due to infections as a result of the bite and had subsequently been treated with antibiotics.
If you come across a sensationalist article in the paper about the alleged dangerous false widow spider byte you should be cautious. Chances are that people who experienced more severe symptoms as a result from the byte already had some kind of pre-existing health condition. This is not any different as that some people may be allergic or overly sensitive to bee stings. If you are still concerned about the false widow spider, today you can obtain various means to deter the spider from your home and garden.
If you want to learn more about the false widow spider, where it came from and how it spreads into the United Kingdom I can recommend the NHM article at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/insects-spiders/false-widow. There you can find all you need to know including information on false widow spider sightings in the UK.
Some years ago, people did not have too many choices when they were planning a wedding reception or a big party. At least not in regards to what to do for some good musical entertainment. There were usually a couple of choices available. Those were to hire a DJ that would play throughout the day or evening or to get a live band to perform.
I am not saying those things are necessarily bad things to do but then a DJ or a band is also not exactly very creative.
In recent times, a new trend has emerged and it quickly got extremely popular amongst many party and wedding reception planners, it’s hiring The Singing Waiters for the perfect entertainment.
The singing waiters are entirely different as compared to a band or wedding DJ because the guests do usually not know they’re even at the event since they’re disguised as waiters or other party staff. On queue, at a particular time however they will start their amazing singing and dancing show where they will reveal themselves.
It’s always a big blast for all the guests when the alleged waiters all of a sudden drop their disguise and start singing and dancing. And make no mistake, those guys are absolute pros!! They don’t put up with some pathetic show like your second-rate local band and you can’t compare them to some average DJ. The singing waiters UK are fantastic and you will certainly agree with me once you saw them in action.
I can only recommend to you that you check out the singing waiters London right now if you’re planning a reception or party any time soon.
For all fans of American Idol, Billboard has a great list of The Top 100 ‘American Idol’ Hits of All Time. If features the best hits of 500 episodes of American Idol along with lots of cool background information about many artists from the show as well as the hosts.
Can you believe that ‘American Idol’ is already over 12 years old? Yes you bet! The show started out in 2002 and back then it was not even sure whether the show would be a success or not. Maybe you remember season 1 and how Kelly Clarkson won, against all odds? One thing is for sure, for all fans of the show the above site is a true gem! You can even listen to many of the songs there!
Those who are into horse racing like I am probably already heard of Bob Rothman. Bob is maybe better known as the “Horse Racing Pro” from his popular website at www.horseracingpro.co.uk.
What’s so special about Bob, you may wonder?
Bob is the UK’s ‘Horse Racing Pro’
Well, Bob is a legend among the British horse racing professionals since he holds a rather impressive record although you won’t probably find no mention of this in the Guinness Book or similar places.
Bob Robman has developed a horse racing system that does one thing pretty good: Winning. Ever since he first appeared on the British horse racing scene about two decades ago his system kept winning constantly with the result that today he’s banned at pretty much any major track in the UK.
Let’s have Bob himself speak about his experiences
The bookies played dirty. They soon wised up to the fact that I was onto a winner with my system, and did everything they could to shut me down. They don’t want pro punters betting with them, they just want mugs.
They even put spies in my network, so when we had, say, a juicy 33/1 shot, they would smash up the price before the shows were sent to the betting shops.
In spite of their dirty tricks, I kept on being successful. So much so that one by one, the bookmakers started closing my accounts. Among Professional Gamblers, getting banned is a sign of success. Most pros get closed down once or twice. In one year I was closed by 25 different betting shops.
Now you see the reason why Bob has really advanced to legendary status, but that’s not all. Sort of as a revenge on all the bookies who barred him the way onto the tracks he soon opened his own website http://www.horseracingpro.co.uk/ where he now is sharing his horse racing tips and betting advice for anyone else’s pleasure. Well, revenge is certainly served sweet in this case, that’s for sure!
If you want to get solid horse racing tips that actually work I can highly recommend you see Bob’s site. I think this is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed especially since there are so many bogus horse racing systems out there today.
Look what I found over at Yahoo Movies: The article talks about how Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Prods. has partnered with Brazilian producer Rodrigo Teixeira.
They mention that his company RT Features wants to do a joint venture for producing first and second films from emerging filmmakers worldwide.
Pact includes a film fund that will finance up to five projects with budgets under $5 million each over the next three years.
The slate will be focused on auteur-driven films by emerging filmmakers that have crossover appeal and can reach commercial auds.
This is certainly great news for all those filmmakers who are having great ideas but luck the funding to realize them.
via Martin Scorsese, RT Features Launch Film Fund (EXCLUSIVE) – Yahoo Movies UK.