LOOKING FOR A JOB.

Looking for a job
How do you find the job you want?

When you know what you’re good at and what kind of job you would like to do, how do you find the job you want? Where do you look?

Look at this list of ways you can search for jobs.

• look in the newspaper
• use social media
• ask friends and family
• sign up to an online job portal
• read about different companies
• search on the internet
• register with an employment agency
Which job search ideas do you think are the most useful?
Which ones have you already used?
If you have a job now, how did you find it?

Share your ideas.

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What The Tourism Shold Be Doing.

IMG_2250.JPGTourism plays a very significant role in poverty alleviation through income generation, employment and infrastructural development for the local communities where tourist attractions are located and generate revenue for the government. Globally, there is now a demand for better quality product when it comes to tourism. Ghana as a country has many breathtaking tourist attractions as a result of it natural resource endowments and also rich cultural heritages. Examples of which are the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, Kakum National Park and Canopy Walkway, Mole National Park, Paga Crocodile Ponds, Buabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, just to mention but a few. However, like many other African countries, Ghana has not realized the full benefit that can accrue or be derived from these attractions. It is important to note that tourism is deemed as one of the promising sectors of the national economy.

In Ghana, there has been little effort to holistically coordinate the activities of the industries that form part of the tourism product, which is the totality of tourist attractions, facilities and services. These include basically transport, accommodation, restaurants/food providers and producers/sellers of souvenirs. Each of these industries are treated as separate entities and marketed as such.

Small Scale Industries and Tourism Promotion

A tourist visiting any tourist site in a country or community spends money on accommodation, transport, food, entrance fees and souvenirs among others. The rest of the stay of tourists after visiting tourist sites is left to the care of small scale industries. Alongside the tourism sector, many industries have been established by people, especially at tourist sites, to ensure the provision of certain complementary services as mentioned above. Usually, these industries are small in nature. The services provided by these small scale industries add up to the growth and attractiveness of the tourism industry hence their inclusion in the scope of promoting tourism is vital in developing the tourism sector. Most literature available on tourism is demand side focused. They deal with the tourist. What they like to do, how much they spend and what they think of places are common topics one finds in almost all professional tourism journals. What is not so common is the supply side which focuses on firms engaged in providing touristic goods and services. Yet it is these very firms that often provide the basis for an individual’s trip satisfaction evaluation.

Modern Technology and Tourism Promotion

Globalization has seen the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) increasingly become an issue of much importance. Its use is encouraged in all spheres of operation. ICT brings a sense of association and oneness into the world economy via the internet. This is to ensure ease of circulation and acquisition of information necessary for the development of the world economy at large. As a result, many an issue of economic, social, cultural, environmental, scientific and political significance is being published on the internet. People can now sit in the comfort of their offices and places of abode and buy, sell, interact with others and transact businesses across the globe.

The use of computerized systems and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in the operations of tourist facilities in Ghana is an area yet to be fully developed. Many tourist sites in developed countries have gained their recognition as a result of modern technological know-how in their operations. These sites have gained their worldwide recognition through the employment of Information and Communication Technology and Tourism Technology in their development, advertisement and marketing. According to the Korea Tourism Organisation, Tourism Technology is a term that encompasses all social, cultural, managerial and value-adding activities of the tourism industry. Tourism Technology incorporates and encourages technological advancements and economic development in the tourism industry.

The messages to be portrayed or imparted to tourists about sites are sometimes not properly relayed. This is because sometimes these sites receive tourists from non-Anglophone speaking countries making it almost impossible for tour guides to communicate with them since these guides are trained to communicate with tourists in either English or the local dialects. The tourism industry in Ghana is yet to approach a time when information would be translated to diverse international languages via electronic medium at tourist sites to be accessed and fully understood by tourists from all walks of life.

Policy Implications

A holistic approach to coordinate the activities of all involved in tourism implies an improvement in quality, extent and means of marketing of services offered by the sector, bringing about further development of the economy. It follows that; the disjointed nature of activities in the tourism industry would bring about less quality and a slow rate of development in the tourism industry leading to decreasing rate in income realization. The tourism industry when properly developed could further employ significant portion of the nation’s population. However, the activities of the small scale industries are done in such a way that it leaves less room for expansion and increase in the intake of employees as this would lead to an encroachment on existing inputs of production, especially with respect to physical structures. The result of this is the deployment of the additional revenue that the government could have obtained from taxes and loyalties to finance development.

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainability in the tourism industry can better be explained in the light of sustainable development. Sustainable development, defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development, is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. In light of the above, the World Tourism Organisation also puts it right when it envisions Sustainable Tourism as leading to management of all tourism resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems. The benefits of tourism are not confined only to the present generation. It is therefore prudent to ensure that the tourism needs of the present are provided leading to an improvement in living standards without compromising its ability to contribute towards future development.

The development of small scale industries and the application of appropriate modern technology leading to a sustained development and promotion of tourism imply the generation of employment and general improvement in living standards through revenue and income generation. A sustained development and promotion of tourism puts the sector in a better position to receive potential investments. In order to better address the development issues of tourism in the light of small scale industrial operations and proper advertisement and marketing towards sustainable tourism, Ghana needs to;

? Bring under one umbrella all small scale industries which contribute towards tourism and encourage them to share ideas as to how their activities can be developed to better contribute to tourism promotion. The capacities of these operators should also be improved and further developed through practical training workshops and provision of incentives. ? Better adopt the E-Tourism Initiative by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to present to the world economy the tourism product of Ghana holistically and competitively. By this, tourism in Ghana would be developed such that everything pertaining to tourism would be taken care of as one package and marketed as such using the electronic media and IT as the driving force, ensuring the availability of periodically updated tourism information on the internet.

Conclusion

Efforts have been made time and again to improve upon the quality of services provided by the tourism industry. Various concerns have been raised as well as many an article written and studies undertaken on the development and promotion of tourism to realize its full potential. The question however is, how much effort has been made to consider and implement these concerns and recommendations made in articles and researches?

There are and will always be lots of people wanting a place to visit. How many of these people are willing to visit our beloved country with all its rich reserves? How are potential tourists seeing Ghana and its tourist attractions? It behooves every Ghanaian to view it as a responsibility to contribute one way or the other towards the proper array of tourism in order to better contribute towards development.

Ghana Tourism Is Not Dead. Conviction Over Convenience. 

Interview Unfaithfulness

Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7I lied in my first job interview.

And was rejected.

Everyone else spent the summer doing internships with Fortune 500 companies while I hung out with my girlfriend.

“They’re all better than me,” I thought.

So I misled the interviewer. When asked if I ever went against what my employer told me, I invented a story.

When the job went to someone else I was angry. “I’ll make my own damn fortune,” I thought. So I became an professional online poker player.

And earned twice as much as my friends.

But felt miserable sitting in my room all alone in front of the computer all day.

Eight months later, when a new opportunity came along, I chose to be honest in the interview. To tell the truth. To be myself.

And got the job.

Two years later, I applied for a position at Google.

“Don’t mention that you were a professional poker player,” a professional proofreader told me.

But I was done with the dishonesty.

“We love unique candidates,” Google told me after I was hired.

Two years later I left Google to co-found my own agency, Raccoon Digital Marketing.

But I didn’t stop being honest.

And I can’t count the number of doors it’s opened.

And the number of deals it’s helped close.

The lesson is clear—

Just be you.

That’s the one thing you’re the best at.

Live Longer

Tips for a longer life
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With this Special Health Report, Living Better, Living Longer, you will learn the protective steps doctors recommend for keeping your mind and body fit for an active and rewarding life. You’ll get tips for diet and exercise, preventive screenings, reducing the risk of coronary disease, strengthening bones, lessening joint aches, and assuring that your sight, hearing, and memory all stay sharp. Plus, you’ll get authoritative guidance to help you stretch your health care dollar, select a health plan that meets your needs, prepare a health care proxy, and more.

 

No matter what your age, you have the power to change many of the variables that influence how long you live, and how active and vital you feel in your later years. Actions you can take to increase your odds of a longer and more satisfying life span are really quite simple:

Don’t smoke.
Enjoy physical and mental activities every day.
Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and substitute healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats.
Take a daily multivitamin, and be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
Maintain a healthy weight and body shape.
Challenge your mind. Keep learning and trying new activities.
Build a strong social network.
Follow preventive care and screening guidelines.
Floss, brush, and see a dentist regularly.
Ask your doctor if medication can help you control the potential long-term side effects of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, or high cholesterol.
Smoking: An enemy of longevity

If you want to live a long, healthy life, make sure you’re among the nonsmokers. Smoking contributes to heart disease, osteoporosis, emphysema and other chronic lung problems, and stroke. It makes breathing during exercise much harder and thus can make activity less enticing. It appears to compromise memory, too.

The news does get better. People who quit smoking can repair some, if not all, of the damage done. After a smoker quits, the risk of heart disease begins to drop within a few months, and in five years, it matches that of someone who never smoked. Stroke risk drops to equal that of a nonsmoker within two to four years after a smoker quits, according to one study. The death rate from colorectal cancer also decreases each year after quitting. At any age, quitting progressively cuts your risk of dying from cancer related to smoking, although this drop is most marked in those who quit before age 50.

Diet and aging: Gaining a nutritional edge

Plenty of research suggests that eating healthy foods can help extend your life and improve your health. Studies reveal that a healthy diet can help you sidestep ailments that plague people more as they age, including heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and cataracts.

There is no shortage of new and conflicting advice on diet and nutrition. Stick to the basics with more broad-based changes, such as cutting back on meat; eating more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; and striking a healthy balance between calories in and calories out.

Choose fruits and vegetables wisely

Get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. When filling your plate with fruits and vegetables, choose from a full color palette. For even more health benefits, aim for nine servings a day. To get there, choose vegetable soups and vegetable or fruit salads. Sprinkle fruit on breakfast cereal, and select it for snacks or as a sweet end note after meals.

Choose fats wisely

Whenever possible, use monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils. Avoid trans fats entirely. Limit saturated fats to less than 7% of daily calories and total fat to 20% to 30% of daily calories.

If you don’t have coronary artery disease, the American Heart Association recommends eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, trout, or mackerel, twice weekly. If you have documented coronary artery disease, consume roughly 1 gram a day of EPA or DHA from oily fish and supplements if your doctor advises this.

Choose carbohydrates wisely

Choose whole-grain foods over those made with refined grains, such as white bread. Look beyond popular choices like whole oats and brown rice to lesser-known whole grains like barley, bulgur, kasha, and quinoa. Limit your intake of white potatoes.

Choosing protein wisely

Emphasize plant sources of protein, such as beans, nuts, and grains, to help you bypass unhealthy fats predominant in animal sources. Enjoying a wide variety of vegetables and eating beans and grains helps you get a full complement of amino acids over the course of a week. Shy away from protein sources high in saturated fat. Favor fish and well-trimmed poultry. If you do eat beef, pick lean cuts.

Don’t char or overcook meat, poultry, or fish — it causes a buildup of carcinogens. Cutting off fat, which causes flames to flare on the grill, can help avoid charring; try gently sautéing, steaming, or braising these foods in liquid instead. Grilling vegetables is safe, however.

Turning the tide on weight gain

Turning the tide to lose weight — or just holding the line at your current weight — can be difficult. The following tips may help:

Line up support. Work with your doctor and, possibly, a nutritionist or personal trainer. Ask for help in setting a reasonable goal and taking small steps that make success more likely. Tell friends and family about your goal, too.

Shut down the kitchen. Make your kitchen off-limits after dinner — even if you need to run a strip of crime tape across the door to do so.

Aim for a small change. Trimming 5% to 10% of your starting weight is a realistic goal with excellent health benefits, including reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels and lowering the risk for diabetes.

Eat well. Focus on vegetables and whole grains, which are digested slowly. Limit refined carbohydrates. Enjoy moderate amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in your diet. Cut down on saturated fats and avoid trans fats.

Watch the balance. Taking in more calories than you burn off adds extra pounds. Burning off more calories than you take in shaves pounds. A moderately active person who gets about 30 minutes of exercise a day needs 15 calories of food for each pound of body weight. To lose a pound a week, you need to lop off about 500 calories a day by becoming more active and eating less.

Step up activity. If you are struggling to maintain a healthy weight or need to lose weight, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 60 to 90 minutes a day of moderate activity. You can work out in one daily session or shorter bouts at least 10 minutes long. Walking is safe for practically everyone. Talk to your doctor if you’d like to include more vigorous activities, which give you twice the bang for your exercise buck — that is, one minute of vigorous activity equals roughly two minutes of moderate activity.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/tips-for-a-longer-life

SMILE — Ricardo Sexton

As surely as… “the Light of Dawn” Yes! ‘your dream is a possible one’ As the day anticipates, (it creates) Wait! As the grey cloud dissipates To everything! – As for the sequel: “Nada” Nothing will ever be equal Here’s your turn! twisted & turned (Finally!) “Rejoice the wait earned” © Ricardo Sexton

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