Author: Gavin Hall

Creating Your Virtual Portfolio

When you apply to most companies, they probably request that you send them your resume. While this is something that you definitely want to do if they request it, you can also better your chances of getting noticed by linking your potential employer to your virtual portfolio. A virtual portfolio is a great way to tell employers about who you are, and what you’re capable of. It gives employers the ability to get to know you by more than just words on a page. If you do this successfully, it can be what tips the scale in your favor between you and other candidates. More Than Just a Resume Your virtual portfolio should still include your resume. If you sent you typical resume to the company for review, you can supplement your virtual portfolio with different types of resumes. Show creativity and depth. Make supplemental resume interactive. Show your potential employer how crafty you are […]

The Dangers of Being Overstaffed and How It Hurts Your Company

Running a successful company or business is not always easy, and one of the things you have to worry about is how many employees you have. Sometime you might wind up with too few employees, which is never good thing because you are going to find it very difficult to get anything done. On the other hand, you could also wind up with too many employees are workers and wind up being overstaffed. This may not seem like that big of a deal to you, but the truth is that being overstaffed can really hurt your company in the long run. Being overstaffed is something you need to worry about, because it can really hurt your company and its performance without you even realizing it. Since this is probably something you have never considered in-depth, you need to understand exactly why this is an issue. If you are worried that your company might be overstaffed, […]

What Does Organic Really Mean?

Organic is a word that has been tossed around by everyone who is anyone in the world of health and nutrition for the past decades. People swear by the health benefits of eating organic. Restaurants are claiming how much better their food tastes because it is made with organic ingredients. So what does it really mean? According to the USDA, organic means: “Food produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.” The Case for Organic So what does all that mean? Basically it means that for food to be certified as organic it has to be grown without the use […]

How Steam Can Save You Money On Gaming

Anybody who enjoys their video games can tell you that things can get really expensive really fast. Depending on what they play and how they play it, the average price of a single video game ranges from $20 to $70. It’s a bitter pill for gamers to swallow, but many do it for the sake of becoming a hero in their fictional, digital realms. Fortunately for PC gamers, those high price tags can be less of an issue if they use Steam, a video game distributing platform that not only streamlines the purchasing process, but helps gamers keep their wallets fat. Sales and Deals Everywhere The easiest thing to notice when browsing through the Steam store are the deals that are being offered. There are always sales going on, especially over holidays, and Steam is quick to show you just how much you’re saving by listing the old price, the new price, and the percentage […]

Where to Go to Buy Your Gadgets

Sometimes it seems like the pace of technological change and development is just so fast that you can’t keep up. With the Internet, smartphones, and laptops everywhere, sometimes it can be pretty overwhelming trying to keep up with what’s going on and what’s new. At the same time, you might also maintain a real interest in what technology is available for consumers. After all, everyone wants to have cool things. You do, too! So while you keep on what the latest cool gadgets are, you might not have any of them in your possession yet. Why is that? It could be because you just don’t know where to buy them! Figuring out where to get the best deals and prices on items of technology is not the easiest task. After all, you’re no expert on those items! There are always merchants trying to rip you off, too. However, we have created this helpful guide to […]

How to Handle Your First Open Relationship

Open relationships can be liberating if you’re the type of person who feels like it’s too difficult to be with one person. They allow two (or more) people to have sexual and/or romantic relationships with other people while still being together. While this may sound ideal to you, open relationships also require that the people involved in them communicate with each other things that some people may find strange or awkward. For the right people, open relationships can be something that helps to ensure that their relationship stays fresh. However, open relationships can also cause a lot of damage if the people in them aren’t willing to communicate and work together to ensure that all parties are both comfortable and happy. Make Sure that Your Partner is OK with an Open Relationship The very first thing you need to do when you want to have an open relationship is to make sure that both you […]