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Weekly Roundup – How to go About Finding a Job Abroad

May be your dream is to work in a big company outside your country. With todays technology, i believe it is easy to land a job oversees. Today i want to share with you few tips on how to go about finding a job abroad.

Identify your objectives

What job do you want to do? Which company you want to work with? What do you need in return? This helps in identifying that career you want, companies you want to work with and probably the salary. Identifying the above will definitely simplify your job search.

Examine the employment market

Now you have your objectives, its time to research your dream career. Analyzing the employment market helps in getting general idea of international jobs. Find out those jobs that are of your choice and of high demand.

Make good use of your network

While still examining the market, take the advantage of network sources. They can help in alerting you to job leads, pass contacts or give information that might be helpful in your job searching.

Application

You are through with your research and you’ve chosen those companies and vacancies you feel you’re qualified to work. The next thing is to apply. Application must be formal and simple describing your skills and experience. A complete application should have;

  • Full contact including address, zip code and a phone number.
  • Educational Information including date of graduation.
  • References
  • Resume

Send your application to all the vacancies you feel you have the skills. I believe you will get responses from few companies and that might be a chance to landing your dream job abroad.

Always be positive

Your friends might discourage you if they hear your plans to work abroad. You might not even get any response from the companies you happened to apply their jobs but do not let that decrease your ebullience. Always have that positive attitude.

Note: Moving to a foreign country needs a lot of planning. Consider having a valid passport and a visa, at least learn language of the hosting country and learn their culture.

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Weekly Roundup – How to Make Money While Traveling

How to Make Money While Traveling

Is it possible to make money while traveling? Don’t answer me yet. I will need your answer after you’ve gone through this post. Traveling the world can cost pretty but you can lower that cost by doing side jobs such as teaching, bartending and many more. Be creative, make money and at the same time explore the world. I share with you few tips to make money while traveling.

Teaching

The most common and easy way to make money while abroad is teaching English. English is becoming a cosmopolitan thus a rise in demand for English Teachers globally. You just need to be a native speaker to grab teaching opportunity.

Photography

Travelers always carry with them a decent Camera. Sell tour travel photos you take while on the road. You can sell your photos on stock photography sites like SmugMug or iStock. Also you can sell them to travel magazines and companies.

House Sitting

You might not be paid for house sitting, but who wouldn’t want a free place to stay. You can house sit on week days and travel on weekends thus avoiding accommodation expenses.

Freelance Work

It is pretty easier to make money in freelancing from the comfort of your computer. You can do like computer programming, web designing, Virtual Assistant or any other online job. Che ck out Elance, Odesk or Fiverr to grab an online job opportunity.

Tour Guide

There are couple of tour agencies abroad hiring those who can speak different languages in order to the needs of their customers. You can take advantage of this opportunity if you know the place well.

Selling Goods Online

May be you have cool stuffs, homemade product you can sell online. You can set up your own website, sell then on eBay or any other online sales sites.

How else do you make money while traveling? Share with us in the comments below.

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Weekly Roundup – 5 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying

5 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying

Still wondering if it is possible to earn miles without setting foot in a plane? Yes! you can earn as many miles as possible by taking advantage of the following miles offered to you by the airlines from various programs.

Buy miles

Some airlines will let you purchase miles and award you bonuses of up to 100 percent on purchased miles. Though it is always cheaper to earn miles with flying, sometimes it is much cheaper to buy miles especially when promotions abound than a ticket, so check the bonuses before booking.

Shop through Online Portals

Almost all airlines have an online shopping portal that allows you to earn miles on every purchase. Airlines have deals with stores like Crate and Barrel, Dell Computer, target, Best Buy, Walmart, Drugstore.com, and Barnes and Noble among others. These stores offer at least one mile per dollar spent, though sometimes they award more.

Signing bonuses

The fastest and most lucrative way to accumulate frequent miles is with credit cards. Various travel credit cards offer huge sign up bonuses worth as much as $500 in airfare in order to entice people. All you have to do is to spend a certain amount of money in a certain amount of time to qualify for the bonus.

Debit Cards

Though miles and points earning debit card are scarce, you can use them to earn points especially if you don’t want to spend money you don’t have. Delta and SunTrust banks still offer a debit card. You earn 1 mile per dollar spent on Delta purchases, 2 miles per dollar spent on direct delta purchases and 5,000 miles sign up bonus on your first purchase.

Hotels

Some hotels allow you to transfer points to airlines they have partnered with. Some even allow you to choose airline miles instead of hotel points. However, if you would prefer to earn miles every night you book a hotel, you should book hotel stays using Rocketmiles. This is because by booking hotels through their site, you earn airline miles for hotel stays

You might have others ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles. Please share with us in the comments.

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Weekly Roundup – Five Family Beaches To Visit In US.

Five Family Beaches To Visit In US

When it comes to vacations, people tend to choose beaches as the first priority to spend their time. Apart from enjoying the summers’ cool breeze, beaches host a number of activities that you and your family could have a pretty good time together.

Family campfire nights, nature walks, surfing and swimming are just a mention of great activities you could be enjoying on your next travel to the beach. However when it comes to family outings, not all beaches could be favorable enough for each family to feel comfortable together.

To beat the challenge of finding the best beach to fit your family, I have complied the best places for your family to enjoy the waves and the beach hotels.

 Outer Banks

The Outer Banks (also known as OBX) is a 200-mile (320-km) long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion of Virginia

The Outer Banks is a major tourist destination and is known for its temperate climate and wide expanse of open beachfront. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds where visitors may camp.Enjoy the great summer weather on OBX. The beach also provides rental condo ideal for your family time and beach access.

Coligny Beach Park

The beach is located at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

The beach offers the best swimming facilities suiting every family member. There are small tidal pools that form during low tides. Also they will love hunting for sea shells and other beach treasures.

There are plenty of activities like sand biking and entertainment such as magic shows. Just a few steps from Coligny Beach Park, you will find Holiday Inn Oceanfront which organizes free poll and beach side games.

Kama’ole Beach Park III.

The beach is located on the sunny south side of Maui.
The is one of the best beaches which is ideal for your family, especially for young kids. It has the largest park, with a beautiful grassy area for relaxing, picnicking and people-watching.  There are picnic tables, restrooms and outdoor showers in the parks beside each beach.  Each of the three parks has a free parking lot or adjacent free street parking.

Kids might spot sea turtles or even puffer fish! This could turn to be the best retreat for your family.

The beach offers a budget friendly rental condo.This is more favorable if you had a plan of spending the night there.

Coronado Central Beach

The beach is located just from the 5 freeway just south of downtown San Diego, through the Coronado Bridge  over the bay to Coronado Island.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic island getaway with your partner, or a fun-filled family beach vacation for your family, you’ll find the idyllic beach paradise in the “crown city” and its neighboring regions.Enjoy cool breeze and tide pools filled with sea creatures form in front of the famous Hotel del Coronado.

The beach provides a parking space and a designated lot for those staying in the hotels.

Safety is guaranteed in the beach by availability of lifeguards and the beach patrons.

The only resort along this stretch of sand, the Victorian-style Hotel del Coronado offers family s’mores nights, a drop-off kids’ program for 4- to 12-year-olds, and babysitting.

 Coquina Beach Park, Bradenton, Florida

Coquina Beach, located on the south end, is the longest stretch of beach on Anna Maria, with plenty of free parking, lifeguards, concessions, picnic tables, a playground, restrooms and showers.

Remnants of old piers jutting out into the water (dividing sections of the beach) make it awkward for running, but a choice spot for surfers.  It’s also the place where you’ll mostly find younger groups of people gathering around a boom box, sunbathing, or playing Frisbee on the sand.
The Tradewinds Resort, just a 1-mile trolley ride from the beach, gives families a seashell guide and loans out buckets, sand tools, and floaties. A great money saver: Each room has a full kitchen.

Which beach can you recommend for a family vocation? Please leave your reply in your comment below.

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Weekly Roundup – 4 Main Factors to Consider When Choosing a Flight

After determining your next destination you will definitely need to fly. Choosing the right flight can be enjoyable but There are several factors to consider while choosing a flight. I hereby share with you a few.

Price

Once you define your destination, your next thing is to choose your flight. Different airlines differ from each other in terms of prices. I myself prefer a cheap deal and so do many. Before choosing your flight, compare airfare from different airlines then choose that works for you.

Comfort

This another factor to consider especially if you are planning for a long and nonstop journey. Uncomfortable, squeezed seats and lack of enough room in the coach can be very sour, frustrating and tiring. Research widely airlines that offers comfortable seats and wide rooms for you to relax and enjoy the rest of your journey.

Entertainment

I like watching movies, Tv programs, or listening to music while in flight as it helps in relaxing. Airlines offers different amusements more so people enjoy being entertained differently. Research to find the airline that offers your preferred amusement.

Preference

People have different preferences. I like to eat while traveling, my chosen flight has to provide best foods and splendid amenities. I always go that extra mile in researching airlines with the cheap and best meals.

Which factors do you consider while choosing a flight? Feel free to add more in the comments below

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Weekly Roundup – 4 Main Challenges Facing Airline Industry

Airline industry faces many challenges that handcuff its daily operations. Insecurity, fuel cost, staff shortage are among the main challenges facing this industry. I hereby share with just a few main challenges.

Escalating Oil Prices

High oil prices is reflecting in airline tickets thus passengers tend to balk at high airfares affecting the profit of airlines. This can lower level of operation, merging different airline companies to one or leading to closure of some airlines.

Stiff Competition

Airlines compete in airfares, frequency and efficiency, customer service, passengers amenities, frequent flyer miles and cargo services. Airfare reduction due to competition affects revenue generating and level of operation thus a huge challenge to airline industry.

Security

Security is one of the main challenges facing airline industry. It has been a challenge to keep passengers safe in airports and while flying. September 11 attacks hijackers managed to pass through all checkpoints, boarded airplanes unnoticed. Such incidences shows air security is still a challenge to this industry.

Availability of Best Cabin Crew

It has been difficult to find and train up pilots by many airlines. Those already in industry are old and retiring causing real headache to management.

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