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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The light.


On my walk through Forgnerparken only an hour ago!
Have a great evening everyone.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Through a bus window..


Hi everyone!
Have a great Monday all, and this week will be interesting for me as well.
I have been following a "course" online in: "How to write for web"..
Thought some tips might be interesting for you all as well...
It will be small tips that we all can work on...and that hopefully will help our individual blogs grow more...MORE over time...
Just have to find out were to start first...
Hope this is of interest!

Most read post: Blogging tips.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

PART 1 - The ups, and downs of temping in Norway!

A hot coffee with a resume that needed a ton of work!


Hi everyone!
First and foremost...hope you all like the new direction this blog is taking?
I am really enjoying writing more:)

So I have said in an earlier post that my time the last couple of days have been spent working on my resume...or CV as we say in Norway (it is short for the latin word Curriclum Vitae)
As you go through the life you once had revisiting old employers, and places were you have left something behind...A piece of yourself..
I got to thinking that changing location, places, people sometimes can be really good.
It builds character! Not only do you learn something new about yourself in each place, but you also learn what NOT to do...and the type of jobs you will never have again...
On the other hand the best thing is that you learn what YOU really want!


I have been working as a temp for  a few years now..ever since the financial crises hit Norway, and compared to other countries Norway never had a real problem. The "business" that is called Norway is a filthy rich little oil nation...
People... compared to other nations we have NOTHING to scream about:)

Here is the real topic:)
However the use of temp´s are growing here everyday, and for potential employers it is a NO risk game. They don´t pay you, they don´t have to be responsible when you get the a soar throat...If something were to happen they can replace you in a heart beat.
For the temp it means more competition not only within the agency that you are assigned to.
No ...it also means that there is a  big fight going on between  different agencies in Oslo.
They fight for the best people, money, cooperations, and you are basically left to think...are they considering me...or someone else...

On the other hand..there are so many really bad, lazy people out there...
Yes I said it...so many people are lazy, and wake up in the morning ...thinking were can I hurt today?
Also working for the agency that I do the good temps really have to keep reminding their "helper" that HEY I have gotten every job that I truly wanted...Why are you sending out him/her when you can send me - QUALITY...
Sometimes reminding people of your worth is not a bad thing...
And in the world of temping you have to fight for the best jobs, the best money, and the longest periods you are employed...(if anyone has a better word for periods let me know)
It is not a game for the scared..
This is the part of the "game" that I LOVE...I  have never been a scared a little girl...and love beating other people for jobs...simply by doing a kick ass interview...
Giving a good interview is a real art.
1. Be prepared
2. Check the company online before you go
3. Ask the agency you work for to find out everything, and anything about the company for you. Although they might be badly prepared...make sure YOU are NOT:)
Because it is not about THEM being nice,and giving you work.
It is about YOU...how much do you really want the job?
I have been lazy at times...
But this time...You are looking at a really well prepared girl...:)
I have just gotten a call, and we will see how things evolve from the start of next week!

Have a great day everyone!
Image taken from: thesnailandtheteacup.
Hope you will not kill me for sharing it again?:)
Most read post today: blogging-tips.
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Friday, February 04, 2011

PART 9 - BLOGGING - Blogging 911.




Are you new to blogging?
Do you have problems setting up a blog that both looks good, and is user friendly?
If you need help with.

  • Better understand what a blog is, and how it functions.
  • Layout 
  • Colors 
  • Widgets 
  • Writing 
  • Formulate a blogging plan thats unique for you
  • Upload photos
  • Understanding New Social Media
  • Twitter 
  • Facebook
  • And why being good at these things can really help your business be a success online.
If you want more help understanding these things?
E-mail me @ : modesty1972@hotmail.com
Keep in mind I am not perfect, and I work every day on getting that much better:)

Have a great day.
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Thursday, February 03, 2011

The boat.


One evening after work not so long ago.

Location: Port of Aker Brygge
I think it is a restaurant during the summer months...
Have a great day everyone...

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

PART 8 - BLOGGING - Comment challenge for January.

First posted Dec 30  - 2010











































 Here comes the monthly roundup of the comment challenge!

Result:
At least 300 posts have been commented on.
Followers of me
People that follow me
People that have just stopped by to say hi, and random readers...

I have through this whole month tried to leave good relevant comments, and not just stupid once to make my own voice heard.
You tell me if I have succeeded ...

The result of this months work.
MANY more comments...
New followers..
And more hits/readers...
Maybe others will join me for February?
Have a great day everyone.
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