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Jumat, 01 Februari 2019

Scanned signature - allowed or not?

Scanned signature - allowed or not?

A scanned signature could be so handy, it will be put under the letter if the boss is not there. For some letters you can do that, for others it is not recommended, and for other types of writing simply not allowed.

Scanned signature: Not always allowed
For certain documents, the original signature is required by law, such as dismissals, severance agreements, employment certificates or surety bonds. For purchase and delivery contracts, offers and orders, the original signature is not required by law, but still recommended. At least when it comes to a contractual relationship for a longer period or orders with high monetary value. So you are on the safe side, if it should come to a lawsuit.

You can use a scanned signature in bulk mailings
For mass mailings, such as an advertisement, you can also use a scanned signature. In normal business correspondence, you should not do it because the recipient can easily see that the signature is printed.

No scanned signature on emails
For emails of all kinds (including applications) you should not use a scanned signature. The scan takes up unnecessary storage space and no one expects an autograph signature for an e-mail anyway. The typed name is sufficient.

Scanned signature: tip
If you use a signature scan on letters, make sure the printed signature looks good. Always scan them with high resolution. Print the signature in blue color, make sure it is an ink blue. If not, take black instead.

Jumat, 25 Januari 2019

How to break an unfavorable relationship

How to break an unfavorable relationship

If your relationships are always the same, you have a problem. But it is possible to uncover the unfavorable pattern of relationship and to change it as it were. What can you do to break the vicious circle efficiently?

You already have multiple partnerships behind you and all have failed? Maybe it's because you always choose a very specific type as a partner. But you may also conduct your relationships in a way that almost inevitably leads to failure. If you see any pattern that keeps repeating itself, it's time to make a change.

As a single to develop your own personality
If you fall from one relationship to the next, you have no opportunity to develop yourself. Therefore, after a failed relationship, a break is always recommended. In this phase, you can study the past relationship, search for errors and problems, and then compare your findings to previous partnerships.

In this way, you will quickly find your own mistakes and only these mistakes can correct them. For example, if you always choose a partner who is inferior to you, you can break this pattern by looking for a partner at eye level.

Unfavorable relationship patterns: do not underestimate relationship
Unfavorable relationship patterns do not arise consciously and therefore it is difficult to create a change. For example, you can barely influence which type of person you are attracted to. But if you realize at the very beginning that you are back in your old pattern, you are more likely to have a chance to go another way this time.

It can take years to break a drawn-in relationship pattern. But it is worthwhile not to give up the fight, because you are finally fighting for your personal happiness.

Conclusion: Unfavorable relationship patterns are usually very deeply anchored in the subconscious, so that a change is difficult. But with continuous effort it is possible to make important progress.

Minggu, 13 Januari 2019

What is advisable content for an application cancellation?

What is advisable content for an application cancellation?

Due to the globalized world, applications are often written in English today because new courses have been standardized internationally as part of the Process. That's why applications today come from different parts of the world. With this adjustment, therefore, rejections in good English should be written in order to preserve the impression of a company.

Stay polite when you cancel it
The content of the cancellation is subject to conditions similar to those for cancellations in many countries. In addition to the normal letter form with the sender and the recipient, a personal salutation and the reason for the letter should be formulated. This is standardized today and can also be retrieved in English as a standard. The reasons for the cancellation should also be formulated. This is also common practice in standard form.

Nevertheless, it is good to have several versions of reasons ready, as the cancellation can then be adapted to the actual situation. Such an explanation may be that the profile of the employee is not suitable or the position has already been awarded.

At the same time, the letter should express a thank you for the effort and time of the application and include a phrase for the further successful search for suitable job offers. Especially after a rejection, further motivation is important for the candidate in order to be successful in the search for new work later on. In addition, a rejection is possible only after a long time and therefore requires appropriate care in the formulation. The application cancellation in English can also be combined with the return of application documents.

Common phrases:

Thanks:

- We thank you for sending your application and showing interest in the advertised position

- We gratefully acknowledge the letter of application

- We would like to say thank you for submitting an application

Reasons for rejection:

- You weren't chosen for the profession

- Your profile does not match the necessary requirements

- We have decided on somebody who fares better in the job interview

Regret:

- We regret to inform you, that ...

- We're sorry, that we couldn't consider your application

Wishes for the future:

- We wish you much success with upcoming applications

- We want to contact you in case of an upcoming opening

Create templates
An application cancellation in English should contain the phrases just mentioned and always give the applicant the feeling that they are not unqualified despite the cancellation. This is important for the quality of the further job search and leads to a positive self-esteem. Externally, the rejection of the other countries version remains are very similar. The formalities do not necessarily have to be adapted to English in your country companies, but can usually take place in the usual way.

Also, using a template is especially helpful when a company does not speak English and style. In this case, it is advisable to consult a native speaker to have multiple templates made for separate content. Later, the templates can be used for a large number of application cancellations.

Selasa, 08 Januari 2019

Taking pictures in backlight: Great mood for your photos

Taking pictures in backlight: Great mood for your photos

"Never photograph in backlight!" This warning may sound familiar to you. Because often fail images that are photographed in backlight. The backlight on your photos can conjure up a very special atmosphere. You just need to know how to play with the backlight.

The fact that one should only photograph subjects with the sun in the back, is now an outdated fairy tale. When photographing, many photographers consciously use the backlight to bring an artistic aspect into their photography. Because with the light that falls frontally on the lens, you can achieve great high-contrast images that are very different from the "normal" images.

What is the effect of the backlight when taking pictures?

With the sun in your back you can not go wrong to take a nice photos. The sun optimally illuminates your subject, but the shot lacks dynamics later. If you take a picture of the same subject but with backlight, you will see that you have taken a completely different picture. More contrasts come into their own, in a portrait photo the skin color looks much softer. The problem: with the backlight also quickly unwanted shadows on your photo, which makes the picture look very dark.

If you do not want to anchor shadows created by backlighting as an artistic aspect in the photo, the shadows are usually disturbing objects. You can avoid this, for example, with a side light, a headlight or an external flash. In addition, you should try not to photograph the sun directly with the subject, as this will greatly underexpose all other subjects. So try to cover the sun directly through the subject.

Adjusting the camera: No automatic function for backlit subjects

If you shoot in backlight, you need to switch your camera to manual mode. If you take pictures in the backlight in the automatic mode, the camera automatically orientates itself at the light source, ie the sun, and arranges these as very bright, so that all other subjects are automatically underexposed. In manual mode this does not happen. Set the ISO value as low as possible, ie to about ISO 100. First set the aperture to f8 and then play with a closed or open aperture. You should also switch off the automatic white balance or set to "sunlight".

A lens hood is also recommended to avoid unwanted reflectors. With spot metering, you can better measure the individual light levels and determine which light value the camera should use. When photographing in backlight, you should then perform spot metering at a medium light level, not at the light source itself.

Subjects that you can photograph in backlight

Each motif can be photographed in backlight, but only certain subjects make your picture to a unique shots. For example, try photographing the leaves of a tree backlit to reveal the individual leaf fibers. Also blades of grass or insects and cobwebs unfold in backlight a very special effect. It will be more difficult if you want to photograph people in backlight. Be sure to use a fill flash to avoid underexposing the face. Again, make sure that you do not put the sun in the picture.

The element of water is a great subject to practice backlit shots. For example, take a picture of a creek in the back light and create many glittering drops of water on the picture. Just as mystical is an icicle or fountain in the back light. For all your shots, make sure that the light source against which you are photographing is obscured by placing the subject in front of it or not picking up the light source. Then you will quickly succeed in the photos in the backlight.

Jumat, 04 Januari 2019

Help with panic attacks

Help with panic attacks

Panic creates a sudden state of intense fear of an actual or perceived threat. This condition is accompanied by numerous physical symptoms. If the state of panic recurring periodically, it is spoken of a panic disorder. How can the affected person help himself?

The panic state comes out

Anyone who knows it and has experienced a state of panic one or more times knows that it comes out. It can last from a few minutes to half an hour. This creates a fit-like feeling of helplessness and anxiety. Accompanied by physical symptoms such as palpitations, chest tightness, sweating, just to name a few.

The mind is switched off, that feeling dominates

In this state the mind is switched off and as a rule no logical actions can be performed. Higher human capabilities are limited. The affected person is completely in the feeling of the threat of his own life. Feeling afraid of dying now.

Restriction of the quality of life

If this condition occurs more often, the quality of life is severely limited. This can go so far that the persons concerned no longer dare to certain places or avoid certain situations.

The wrong technique during the state of panic

Affected then want in this situation with the feeling of oppression and the inner "request" that the attack calms down. That is completely wrong! In this situation, the condition usually gets even stronger. This is where the paradox of the psyche comes in.

The paradox of our psyche

Take a 0.5 m wide 10 m long board and place it in a long corridor. How often do you go over the board without getting lost? Probably a hundred or a thousand times. This board can be placed only 50 meters between two houses. How often do you go about it now? Most not at all, because they would fall off. Because it happens the opposite of what should not happen!

Tip on how to get rid of the attacks:
  • When an attack comes, then get together and say, "I want to reinforce it now, make it stronger and stronger!"
  • If you can get involved and have the courage, then you will notice that the attacks flatten and disappear.
  • No patient in my presence has yet managed to make the attacks stronger.
  • Should there ever be a person who can do it, then this person can also make the attacks disappear.


Get your quality of life back and share your positive experiences with other sufferers.

What clothes you should wear in India?

What clothes you should wear in India?

India is a country with a great tradition and culture. When traveling to other countries, we want to prepare well and behave appropriately. In addition to the manners, there is also a kind of dress code that leads to mutual respect. But also the climate, the nature and the landscape give reason to deal with the dress code before a trip to India.

I recommend the following:

Women:
  • Always keep your knees covered with a longer skirt or longer pants
  • Shoulders should be covered as much as possible, protect these z. For example, with a cloth when visiting religious sites
  • No miniskirts or tight short pants
  • No sleeveless T-shirts
  • No deep cleavage
  • Tunic is recommended
  • "Salwar Kameez" - also cheap to buy in India, consists of airy pants and a long top


Men:
  • Short pants only when necessary - in India only schoolchildren wear shorts and they will only attract attention.



Against heat:
  • Light and long cotton clothes
  • Not too tight
  • A silk or cotton cloth is always useful as a head or shoulder cover
  • coneflower
  • umbrella
  • No leather shoes in temples, so socks in the bag are always good


Against vermin and mosquitoes:
  • Wear long cotton clothes from dawn


At the beach:
  • Bikinis and swimsuits are not used to Indians, here the women also go with Sari into the water
  • Therefore, avoid bathing in bikinis in less touristy areas
  • At tourist beaches in Goa or in the south of India and at the hotel beaches it is not a problem
  • Bathing naked is strictly forbidden


Of course it is up to you how you want to dress. There are many tourists who do not stick to it or are not informed. From mutual respect, however, it is highly recommended from my side to pay a little attention if you do not want to be stared at or want to appear attractive.

You do not even have to take much clothes with you. At every corner there are shops with fine fabrics and great clothes, like the Salvar Kameez or normal T-shirts and trousers made of cotton, silk etc. These are also available at very reasonable prices.

Also, the custom-made suits, dresses, shirts or pants is highly recommended, as it is just as cheap and the fabrics are really good quality and color. It is best to bring a template, as the Indian people usually have a smaller and more delicate physique.

Rabu, 26 Desember 2018

Kitchen Classics: Recipe For Risotto Alla Milanese

Kitchen Classics: Recipe For Risotto Alla Milanese

Risotto alla Milanese (rice with saffron) is the most famous dish of the Milanese cuisine. The history of its origins goes back to the 15th century. In the following article you can read about it and get the delicious risotto recipe from Milan.

Risotto alla Milanese and its history
According to the story, a gifted student of a well-known glass painting artist is said to have achieved wonderful yellows in glass production by adding saffron.

His master, together with the journeymen, had been commissioned to produce the glass windows in Milan Cathedral. During work, some saffron fell into the boiling risotto pot. The color of the dish was so unique and unusual that the recipe got around in a very short time in the whole of Milan. Here is the delicious original recipe.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  1. 1 liter cattle stock
  2. 1 onion
  3. 200 g bovine marrow bones
  4. 50 g of butter
  5. 400 g Risotto round grain rice (eg Vialone or Arborio)
  6. 1 tsp saffron threads
  7. 125 ml of dry white wine
  8. 50 g of Parmesan, in a piece
  9. Freshly ground white pepper
  10. Sea-salt


How to cook
Heat the beef stock. Peel the onion and chop finely. Trigger bovine marrow and finely dice. Melt with 25 g of butter in a saucepan. Briefly fry the onion in hot fat over a low heat. Then add rice and saffron and fry until glassy. Pour in the white wine and cook under mild heat while stirring.

Increase the heat a little, pour one-third of the hot stock and wait with frequent stirring until the rice grains have almost completely absorbed the liquid. Repeat the same procedure twice more. After about 30 minutes, the risotto is done.

One half of the Parmesan plane, the other rub. Stir the grated cheese with the remaining butter under the risotto. Season the risotto with sea salt and pepper and arrange on preheated plates. Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan.

My tip for serving Risotto alla Milanese:
Served with edible gold leaf, the saffron risotto looks very noble. Enjoy your meal!

How To Balance Family and Job

How To Balance Family and Job

It is not easy to combine a career as well as a child and a cone. Many children wish that their parents are more there for them. But this attention you can give your child even with limited time.

Bring family and job together, creating a common time.
Of course, you can not avoid creating time for yourself and your child. It pays to be flexible when approaching the topic. Maybe the whole family just gets up half an hour earlier in the morning to play or eat together. Or you can pick up your child for the duration of your lunch break. Especially when you are working, there is every gap in your time schedule that you can use with your child.

Be fully present
Creating the mentioned time alone is not enough. Especially when you are stressed out and your thoughts are not completely in the thing, then your child will notice immediately. You should be careful to fully devote your time to your child, listen to them and give them the feeling that you understand. Do not show unhappy face, give your smile and feel how much you love your family.

If this is difficult for you, you can, for example, praying even together with your child. This will focus your attention on the current moment again and you can spend more time with the child. So just be aware of the unfortunately limited time together.

This is how your child gets the attention it needs
Even children whose parents work less can feel neglected. Because children want your full attention and not your time. Working parents should thus create little time-outs with the child, in which both together experience the moment very intensively and are only busy with each other.