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How to Work with Recruitment Agencies Adelaide

Finding work right now may be difficult with the pandemic, but there is one industry that’s definitely booming right now – recruitment agencies. While some are struggling to find manual labor for people because of COVID-19, there are many that can help you. But how do you work with them? Well fortunately since we have so much experience in this, we can help you learn how to work with recruitment agencies!

First Step, the Application Process

There’s one thing that you need to do in order to have a job anywhere, and that’s to fill out an application to the actual agency that you’re thinking about working with. A recruiter needs to have the right info for you, whether it’s for temporary work, full-time work, or even direct hiring from the companies. If they don’t have this, then you’re going to have trouble.

On a word of caution, you don’t want to file online for just any recruitment agency – always make sure they’re a reputable company, like humanologyrecruit.com.au, that has been around for an extremely long time. With all of the increasing data collectors and scammers out there, either apply in person, or don’t put any information into their system. If they EVER say anything like “What’s the last four of your social? It can be any number.” Hang up immediately because you’re not talking to a legitimate company, and you’re talking to a scamming data collector.

The Job Search

When you do end up using the recruitment agency of choice, browse through the jobs on their website that are available, or look into their job board even locally. That’s when you’ll do a lot of work. You’ll more than likely have to fill out an application to the company you’re going through, or they’re going to get some additional info for you so they can do the heavy paperwork. Once this is done, then the recruitment firm will contact the employer, put in a good word (sometimes with a referral letter), and then try to push for you to get the job.

What if I Don’t Get the Job?

There is a chance you don’t get the job. Find more jobs on the list, and don’t hesitate to keep applying to them. A good recruitment agency will help you find the jobs that match criteria or experience you have, and will ensure that you can do the work so they can get yours (and their) money.

Speaking of Pay…

Don’t hesitate to make sure that you’re going to get paid appropriately. Always ask about how the agency handles payments. There are some recruitment agencies that put you on at jobs as a direct hire where the company will pay you, and then there are those who actually hire you as a contracted individual. If the latter is the case, then the recruitment agency themselves will be providing your paycheck, and probably a W-9.

Conclusion

The best thing you can do when dealing with a recruiting agency is not to lie. If you lie on anything in regards to your application, this can actually turn around to bite you in the rear in the end. If there’s some certain place you want to work, or a career you really want to pursue and may be qualified for (and even some that you may not be yet), then the best recruitment agencies will help you get the training or that job – but only if you speak up!

Crafts to Do with the Kids

If your kids are crafty you can try and develop their creative nature with fun and easy craft ideas. You don’t have to be a crafting specialist to help your kids create cute DIY crafts.

You can even convert your kid’s creative ideas into custom stickers. Did you know that children can communicate what they feel through crafting? Here are three craft ideas you and the kids can try at home using cheap and readily available materials.

Shine in the Dark Jellyfish 

Materials  

  • White yarn
  • Shine in the dark acrylic paint
  • Heavy-duty paper bowls
  • Painting supplies and brushes
  • Ziploc bags
  • A pair of scissors
  • A sharp pencil or skewer

 How to do it 

Paint the bowl both on the inner and outer sides. Use multiple coats of paint to achieve an intense glow.

To make the fingers (tentacles) cut around 12 pieces of yarn and ensure they all measure 36 inches long. Put them in your Ziploc bag with a few splashes of glow paint before sealing the bag.

Press until the yarn is covered with paint. You can add more paint until you achieve your desired tone color. Add some water in the bag if the paint turns out to be too thick and hang the yarn to dry.

Use a sharp pencil or skewer to poke two holes at the center of the bowl. They should be approximately 0.5 inches apart

Cut around 40 inches of length of yarn and pass it through the two holes until both ends are suspended at the bottom of your bowl.

From the internal part of your bowl, drag the yarn to create a small loop. Once your fingers are dry thread them roughly through the center just under the loop.

Twist the bowl, drag the yarn taut, and connect a double knot.

Hold the fingers as a single bunch and fasten a single knot. Your shine in the night jellyfish is now ready. Hang it under a bright light for around thirty minutes before turning off the lights to enjoy the glitter.

Paper Bag Monster Puppets

Materials you’ll need 

  • Paper lunch bag
  • Colored cardstock paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Scrapbook scissors
  • A pair of scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Circle punches

How to go About it

Paint the front and bottom part of the paper lunch bag with your kid’s favorite color and give it time to dry well.

Let kids use the colored cardstock paper, circle punches, scissors, and markers to draft any monster you can think about.

Allow them to exercise creativity with their designs. Rather than guiding your child, you can practice together to make the whole exercise more fun.

Some of the features kids can include on their monsters include: pointed horns and ears, long eyelashes, huge teeth, and eyeballs, as well as fun patterns to demonstrate a real monster.

Once the activity is completed you can sit back and enjoy watching your kids as they have fun with their crafts

Custom Stickers

When it comes to custom stickers, your child may design crafts and you can have them professionally printed. Custom stickers can range from their favorite cartoon characters, fruits, vegetables, or letters of the alphabet. The kids can use these stickers to decorate their rooms or create themes for their birthday celebrations.

Finally

Crafts are a good way of keeping your children occupied. They are also a great learning opportunity that they can use to enhance their creativity skills.

How to Distinguish the Magnetic Force of a Magnet

When you take a moment to think about it, a magnet really is quite a wonderful thing! This invisible force that attracts metal and can repel or attract other magnets seemingly defies the laws of physics, and many a young child has been steered towards a life in science thanks to early experiments in their schooldays involving magnetic force. There are many different types of magnets, and they are not just playthings but important items in a wide array of appliances and other uses. Let’s have a look at magnets in more detail and consider how to understand the force of a magnet.

More About Magnets

The history of magnets is one of interest, as magnets were not in fact invented, but ‘discovered’. Magnetite is a naturally occurring mineral that – as the Ancient Greeks noticed many centuries ago – had properties that attracted metal objects. It wasn’t until a scientist by the name of William Gilbert, an Englishman, began researching the subject of magnetism in the late 1500’s that the phenomenon became more widely known.

Today, magnets are used in many different areas: they are found in industry in some heavy machinery, notably in the mining industry and others where metal needs to be separated from other minerals. Magnets are also used in various medical equipment, notably the likes of MRI scanners, and also form an important part of most electric motors. As we shall see, the latter use is one reason why custom magnets bulk manufacturing is a strong and growing industry.

Back to the title, and distinguishing the force of an individual magnet involves a good understanding of the science involved, and the ability to interpret complex mathematical formulas. Without getting too deep into that, we will look at the difference between two types of common magnetic – the ceramic magnet, and the rare-earth magnet.

Ceramic vs. Rare-Earth

Until relatively recently, indeed as late as the 1950’s, magnets for all uses were made from naturally magnetised ore, such as Lodestone. These magnets did the job but were never very powerful. In the 1950’s it was discovered how to create ceramic magnets – made from barium or strontium ferrite – which could be made in various strengths. This gave magnets greater versatility.

Further developments in magnets came about with the discovery that ‘rare-earth’ elements could be made into magnets. The first, the samarium cobalt magnet or SmCo, were born in the 1970’s and represented a great stride forward in magnetic production. The breakthrough came in the mid-1980’s with the development of the neodymium magnet, or NdFeB, with its mix of neodymium, boron and iron constituents.

These days the latter are the most powerful type of magnets available to buy. The strength of magnetic field a magnet produces is measured in a scale called BHmax, arrived at by the complex calculations we mentioned earlier. To give you an idea of the different magnetic strength, look at this: the BHmax rating of a ceramic magnet is 3.5. The equivalent neodymium magnet has a rating of 40!

There’s your answer – the neodymium magnet is the one you need!

Easy Travel Outfits – Stylish and Comfortable Dressing

Getting ready to hop on a plane or to settle in for a particularly long bus, train or even car ride can be super tedious and tricky. You’re sure that you want to feel as comfortable as possible, but you always want to look presentable and, dare you say it, even well put together. Well, you’ve found your way to just the corner of the internet that’s going to make that more than achievable! Here are a few easy travel outfits and clothing ideas to get you inspired and ready to hit the road looking better than ever…

Beautifully Bohemian

Boho style outfits are ideal for travelling in as they are relaxed and loose fitting by nature, but they still have that gorgeous air of effortless chic about them. Choose a flowing maxi dress with a plunging neckline and statement sleeves, this is basically going to do all the work for you! Pair with chunky sneakers or your favourite pair of slides, layer on a couple of pendant necklaces and call it a day! You can add a floppy sun hat for an extra touch of romance.

Jump for Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are so comfortable it’s crazy, and they just so happen to be incredibly on trend – the best of both worlds, hey! Embrace one of the biggest trends this season and channel the utilitarian look, choose a boiler suit style jumpsuit and roll up the sleeves. Pair with some pointed toe mules or boots and add a silky ribbon in your hair. This outfit is creative, cool and perfectly suited to comfortably chilling out on your travels.

Silky, Casual and Stylish

The satin midi skirt has been all the rage as of late and thankfully it just so happens to be as comfortable as it is stylish. Tone down the formality of the piece by pairing it with a tee shirt or simple, luxurious top. Great materials for your shirt include organic cotton, bamboo and cashmere. It doesn’t get any more cosy than breathable cashmere tops, so get searching for the ultimate travel companion. Throw an oversized denim jacket over your ensemble and carry a basket bag for a beautifully elegant yet relaxed travel get-up. Some woven sandals or a pair of good old fashioned thongs will go amazingly here.

Perfectly Polished

Ready to look like a professionally polished goddess whilst still feeling like you’re in your pyjamas? Enter the silk slip dress, also known as your day to day lifesaver. A silky slip dress in a refined nude such as a mauve or dusty rose makes you look so glam with an amazing lack of effort which, really, is what we’re all looking for. Wear with a chunky cashmere jumper over the top, knee high socks and some platform brogues for a chilly day of travelling or opt for a loose fitting blazer and wedge sandals for warmer days. A leather backpack and a choker chain necklace will match perfectly with your outfit.

Retro Vibe

Get a little vintage with your next travelling ensemble by stepping into a pair of high waisted flare pants. You can easily find these in lovely stretch jersey or in a knitted material for the comfiest travelling experience possible. Wear with a tight fitting tee, tucked in or a knitted turtleneck. Add a swipe of red lipstick if you’re feeling up to it and rock some chunky platform sandals or boots.

And there you have it! A couple of killer outfit ideas that are going to make you look flawless whilst you snuggle up on your journey.

Tips When Organizing and Ordering Graduation Invites and Announcements

There is not many days more important than graduation day. Whether it’s your graduation from high school, college or university, these are occasions you will want to celebrate with as many of those close to you and who have had a part in your progress. It can feel like a mammoth task, whether you are organizing the invites and announcements for your child or yourself. However, it doesn’t need to feel intimidating or even stressful.

In the following post we want to show just how easy it is to get organized and arrange for invites and announcements to be sent out related to your big day.

When Is Best to Order Graduation Announcements?

This is question that many people have, and it is bit of a judgement call really. In our opinion, you are best ordering graduation announcements and invites around 3 to 4 weeks before you plan on sending them out. This gives you enough time to fill out the envelopes appropriately. It also ensures you have something of a grace period so that if your order is incorrect in anyway, you can still correct it before you need to start sending those announcements and invites out.

Who Should Get Announcements and Who Should Get Invites?

When you are sending invites to your graduation or that of your child, you need to think carefully about who you are going to send them out to. It is always best to invite as many people as you would like to come as possible. Don’t be put off inviting those who live a little further away, as they will appreciate the fact they were remembered, even if they were unable to attend.

If there are any problems with inviting quite as many people as you would like, that is when you should opt for announcements, like no photo graduation announcements, so they are aware it is happening and at least feel part of it all in some small way.

Keep Aside Some As Keepsakes

Given how exquisite graduation announcements and invites are, like the beautiful full color 2 sided graduation invitations are, they are perfect keepsakes. You can keep some for yourself and give some to your parents and even grandparents as mementos. If you plan things out properly, you can even invest in portfolios to hold everything, so it is nicely presented.

Always Round Up the Amount You Need To Avoid Reprinting Costs

Printing companies always receive calls from panicked parents and students who request extra prints beyond the order they have already put through or even received. The cost of reprinting especially when it is a relatively small quantity, is more expensive than the cost of ordering potentially more than you need all at once. Therefore, it is far more economical to round up the amount of invites and announcements you need, so that you have enough to cover the full list of recipients, as there always seems to be new additions that arise further down the line as you remember them.

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Prevent Porch Pirates from Targeting Your Home

Have you been a victim of porch pirates? Do you know what porch pirates are and what they do? Check out the infographic below to know everything about them, including the ways on how to prevent them from targeting your home.

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Finding the Right ADHD Doctors

We are fortunate to live in an age where conditions that once went unrecognised and diagnosed are now fully understood and catered for in the world of medicine. ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is one such condition, and it is surprisingly commonplace. Furthermore, ADHD is not solely confined to children. Many adults also suffer, including those who may not have been diagnosed during their childhood. Before we go on to talk about finding the right doctor to help with ADHD, let’s talk in a bit more detail about what it is, what causes it, and what the effects can be.

ADHD Explained

ADHD is a neurobehavioral issue that is commonly diagnosed in childhood. To simplify that statement, for kids with ADHD, the way their brain controls their behaviour is different to a non-sufferer. It is a chronic condition that is very common in children of school age, and needs careful handling.

There are many symptoms that an ADHD child will display; they may be subject to a lack of attention, they may be impulsive, and it’s often the case that they are hyperactive. They may display all three or just one or two of these symptoms. Children diagnosed as ADHD can find life very difficult. Some problems they experience include difficulty interacting with others, poor academic performance – indeed they can lead to great disruption in a classroom – and problems with relationships, even with family members closest to them. They can also suffer from low self-esteem, and it is not unusual for these problems to continue through teenage years into adulthood.

Thus, ADHD is a real problem that can affect not just the child, but all members of the family, and this is why good, reputable ADHD doctors for children are very much sought after. Finding one who is able to help may not be the easiest thing in the world, but there are many with excellent reputations such as Connecticut and Gulf Coast ADHD Associates, headed by Mitchel G Katz M.D. They specialise in ADHD and autism, as well as other behavioural issues. How can they help?

How an ADHD Doctor Can Help

The first step is to get your child a proper diagnosis, and a fully qualified, experienced ADHD doctor will be able to do this for you. It may give you peace of mind, should you have a child who you have problems controlling, that they can be diagnosed, and that they can be helped. The doctor will help by talking with both the child and the parents – and anyone else who may be closely involved – and advising on the best course of action.

They don’t only diagnose, but also offer therapy that can help the patient – either child or adult – lead a more stable life, as they fully understand what it is to be an ADHD sufferer. If you think your child may be suffering from ADHD, or perhaps is on the autism spectrum, get in touch and arrange a consultation, and you’ll get all the advice you need.

Expert Family Lawyer in Connecticut

Legal issues involving family matters need expert help, and they can be among the most difficult of all to deal with. It’s never a pleasant time when you are looking at, for example, a divorce as it involves a lot of personal issues. Likewise, family lawyers will also be expected to deal with troublesome and emotional child custody cases, as well as those involving domestic violence and more. This is why finding a good, reliable and professional family law service is always essential, but it is not always easy to do.

What do you look for when you need a family lawyer? Ideally, you want an attorney who is experienced in the specific area of the law you are dealing with, and one who understands the stress and emotional turmoil that these cases involve. You need a sympathetic attorney who is going to listen to your story, and one who will fight every corner for you. Where do you find such an attorney? There are some excellent choices of family lawyer in Connecticut, and Jeffrey D Brownstein is a good example of what to look for in these circumstances.

What to Look For

There is more to an attorney than just knowing the law, especially when dealing with sensitive areas of family law. A good attorney will be able to assess the situation correctly and come to a sensible proposal as to how to handle things to get the best outcome for their client. Whether you are going through divorce proceedings, are taking someone to a domestic violence case, or need help with child custody – or any other family issues – you need one that can show you evidence of their past experience and, most preferably, success in your sort of case.

Connecticut law has some specific rules regarding, for example, divorce. If a couple has been separated for 18 months continually, the state allows for a ‘no fault’ divorce. There are also other instances in which this may apply. However, that is not the end of the story, as the problems start when the couple begin to try and divide up the property they jointly own. Inevitably, this will lead to disagreements, and in these cases such problems are best dealt with by someone with the legal knowledge to help both sides come to the right result.

Full Range of Services

There is a lot to be said for engaging the services of a family lawyer where any issue arises that needs resolving via legal routes. This is because it will avoid the problems of arguments and stalemates between family members. An attorney with experience in family law will reduce the time taken to get to a decision, and will help keep stress levels low at what is always a trying time.

If you need help with family law, no matter the gravity of the problem, it’s worth getting in touch with an attorney such as Jeffrey D Brownstein, one with experience and knowledge of how the law works.

Top Tips to Reduce and Hide Your Cellulite (How to Find the Best Solution)

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Before I discuss the most effective tips to reduce and hide your cellulite, let me share something very important with you. Around 93% of women across the globe have cellulite. The thing about cellulite is that it’s completely natural and also common. So if you have cellulite, there’s nothing shameful or embarrassing about it. Please get that straight.

The commercial or mainstream side of the beauty industry thrives on your insecurities. So don’t give such brands the opportunity to bank on naturally-occurring skin and body conditions like cellulite, acne scars, and even a dark complexion.

As for completely erasing cellulite, there’s no product or treatment method out there that helps with that. It’s because cellulite formation is the result of your fat cells pushing against the connective tissue. Thus, causing the skin to pucker or dimple. And these fat cells everybody has. Irrespective of how healthy or fit you are!

But you can get to know tips to reduce and hide your cellulite. There’s nothing wrong with that either. So let’s get to the point right away!

How to Hide Cellulite Effectively?

#1 Increase water consumption

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You can always boost your water intake to welcome a whole list of health, skin, and hair benefits. When your body feels dehydrated, the skin’s collagen production comes down. And with that, the various layers of your skin become less flexible. That means they lose the ability to prevent fat cells from pushing through the connective tissue.

Dry or dehydrated skin simply cannot bounce back, unlike generously hydrated skin. So when you fold or pinch the skin, it doesn’t smooth back into its original form. And this allows spaces to form, which are nothing but gaps for the fat to get through and cause cellulite.

#2 Go for a body massage

Needless to say, a massage boosts blood circulation. And, once again, it goes without saying that blood circulation makes your skin look firmer and plumper.

So getting a body massage is another very effective way to hide your cellulite temporarily. The effects last for a day or two.

#3 Apply skin-firming creams or self-tanners

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Banishing cellulite means toning the skin, correct? And skin-firming creams do that best. They boost the condition of your connective tissues. And also improve the state of your various skin layers. So fat cells are prevented from pushing through.

But using a skin-firming cream is only a temporary solution. These formulas contain silicone, which fills in the gaps fats tend to form. This means smooth-looking skin.

Then there’s the process of tanning to hide cellulite. Getting a tan is one of the most useful tips to reduce and hide cellulite among fair-skinned women. Be it natural tan or fake tan, your cellulite and even marks and blemishes get covered in the process.

Just make sure whatever firming cream or self-tanner you choose doesn’t have any toxic chemicals.

#4 Wear anti-cellulite clothing

When you type how to reduce the appearance of cellulite, here’s what comes up the most. And that is the best anti-cellulite leggings! These rank as the most common when it comes to hiding the stubborn visibility of your cellulite.

In terms of technology, cellulite-reducing leggings are made of an advanced combination of fabrics. That not only smooth your natural bumps, lumps, and dimples. But they also promote quicker burning of calories and fats during your workout sessions. So you can wear them when you head to the gym, grocery store, or even for just a stroll in the park.

 

How to Get Rid of Cellulite

#1 Healthy Diet

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The goal is to allow your body to burn more calories than you eat. And not the other way around. That means saying no to unhealthy, fatty foods like pizza, fried items, soda, white bread, and processed meat. Along with spicy food, sugary treats, cheese, and the like.

So these are the things you should be avoiding. What about foods that help at such times? The list includes cilantro, nuts, grapefruit, whole grains, broccoli, oranges, asparagus, berries, fish, watermelon, tomatoes, apricot, spinach, and lots more.

No need to starve yourself. Just eliminate the unhealthy stuff. And make room for healthy.

#2 Exercise Daily

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If you’re eating clean, then why not workout too! The combination of eating healthy and exercising does more than just banish cellulite. It offers benefits like keeping your weight in check, improving mental health, managing blood sugar, etc.

And if you wish to target cellulite on your butt and thighs, then focus more on lower body workout. Such as squats, lunges, glute bridges, fire hydrants, etc.

Conclusion

So these are the most effective tips to reduce and hide your cellulite. Some are temporary fixes while the last two are more permanent solutions. And the thing about the latter is that you have to be patient for a favorable outcome.

If you want to put on a bathing suit in public. And you’re not too confident about your cellulite. Then remind yourself that most women have cellulite on the butt and thighs. So you’re not the only one. And you’re not supposed to feel embarrassed or ashamed to show it.

Irrespective of that, you can reduce the appearance. So feel free to do that too!

 

Author Bio:

Angela Douglas talks about the most common worries of women all across the world on her blog, What Wear Fit. Her articles address the most common concerns most practically. The solutions are not some extraordinary, eye-opening kind of epiphanies. Instead, she focuses more on providing real, easy-to-implement solutions most women are likely to find relevant.

Essential Checks to Make for Family Cars

When you have a family of any size, a car is very important. It is the thing that gets your kids to school and you and your partner/spouse to work. Therefore, when it breaks down it can not only cause a dent in your budget, it can disrupt your day-to-day routine and schedule. The best way to deal with issues your car could potentially have in the future is by preventing them from happening in the first place. Fortunately, this is very easy.

In the following post, we are going to outline some of the important checks you should carry out regularly to make sure you are never stuck by the side of the road or in your drive.

Tire Pressure

Tires are the one and only part of your car that should ever touch the ground, so they must be in good condition. They need to have enough air in them for your car to run smoothly and safely. Rather than relying on your eyes, you should invest in a good quality tire gauge, or go to a gas station to check.

Look Out for Leaks

A quick glance around your car will tell you if there are any leaks. Although it is often the case that it’s just condensation if you have been firing up the air conditioning, it’s not always so innocuous as that. Sometimes the leaks could be a lot worse and mean that the transmission fluid, antifreeze or even the brake fluid is leaking. If you have any doubts about how serious the leak may be, you should take it to your local service shop as soon as possible. It’s better to be safe rather than sorry.

Check the Wipers

Are your wipers working properly? If it’s not raining and you are in the middle of the summer, it is still a good idea to run checks on the wipers. Squirt some of the washer fluid onto the window and then make them move. If they are not clearing the glass properly and just leaving a smeared kind of a mess, it may be time to have them replaced or cleaned at the very least.

Never Avoid Warning Lights

Look out for warning lights on the dashboard when you turn the engine on as these are indicators that something’s not quite right. Are you in the habit of ignoring these or pushing them to one side until you have time to deal with them? Don’t. If it’s the brake assist, lane-keeping, tire pressure, antilock brakes or airbags or the check engine light, you should always stop and try and figure out what’s wrong. If you are not sure, take it to your local car shop.

The Fluids

One of the most important checks is one that you probably forget about often. We all know when our car needs a top-up of petrol or diesel because it would simply stop running if it didn’t have enough. Likewise, we know when the washer fluid needs to be topped up because the wipers aren’t cleaning the windows well enough.

However, do you know how to check the oil levels? This is easier than you think and can be done by anyone, even if you are the least familiar with the workings of a car. If you discover that there is not enough oil in your car, you must top it up as soon as possible. Speak to a motor oil dealer for more help, if necessary.