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Learn about Stop Loss and Other Risk Management Tools at Vestle

Today, we’re going talk about everyone’s least favourite topic: Risk. There’s nothing appealing about risk, right? It sounds unpleasant and has a dangerous ring to it. However, the truth is that when you invest in global financial markets, risk – or, more accurately, managing risk – is your best friend.

Anyone who is telling you that investing is all about profits without mentioning losses is selling you something. Every experienced investor loses – some more than others. How do investors handle risk? Not by ignoring it, but by managing it.

So, how do you manage risk? Well, if you’ve attended one of the Vestle video courses, you already know that leading brokers provide traders with useful risk management tools, designed to assist them in making smart, balanced trading decisions. Here are just 3 popular examples of risk management trading tools.

1. Stop Loss

Automatic market orders allow traders to manage their open trades around the clock. By setting Stop Loss orders, you dictate a specific rate at which a losing deal will close – essentially saving you from excessive losses. Stop Loss has many advantages. It allows you to better manage multiple deals, have more extensive control of your investment funds and take action even when you’re not online. This is especially important to traders who diversify their portfolio and hence could end up investing in markets that are active in very different hours.

Does this trading tool have disadvantages? Of course it does. For starters, it doesn’t protect you from slippage – a dramatic change in price that is either too quick to monitor or takes place when the market is closed. Another disadvantage is that Stop Loss can work against you. If you set it at the “wrong” rate – too high or too low – you will either end up with substantial losses or your deal will close before it has a chance to recover and develop.

It’s not enough to know this trading tool. You should also take the time to learn how to use it correctly.

2. Negative Balance Protection

Negative Balance Protection is not really a tool, but rather a policy, and nowadays it’s also a regulatory requirement. What is this policy about? It simply states that traders’ accounts cannot go into minus – ever. It doesn’t matter how volatile the market is or if you remembered to set a Stop Loss order. You will never lose more than the money that you have in your balance and you will never owe your broker money. 

This is a very valuable risk management tool because it means the investors can decide how much they are willing to risk in advance, and protect themselves from extreme volatility and changing market conditions. Needless to say, this is especially important for CFD traders, who usually use leverage. True, leverage increases your trading power, but it also increases risk, making even slight market movements crucial for the development of your open deals. 

Luckily for traders, today, all regulated brokers must offer Negative Balance Protection, so all you need to do is ensure that you choose an FCA regulated broker. 

3. Information

What?! Is information a risk management tool? Of course it is. The world today is not driven by oil, but by information, and for traders, knowledge can be just as valuable as charts of features. Traders have to get to know the instruments they invest in, take the time to learn about factors that affect the market and follow financial news on a regular basis. Even technical analysts who are more focused on charts need to take the time to boost their knowledge about different strategies and indicators. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are or how much knowledge you have, the technology keeps advancing, the markets keep changing and you should always take the time to widen your perspective and gain additional insight.

Where can you obtain information? It’s freely accessible in just about any format you can imagine. We already mentioned financial news sites, but there are also online articles, investment-focused portals, blogs, audio books and – if you prefer – video tutorials. You can take advantage of video tutorials such as the Vestle video courses, watch short trading-related clips or use a Demo Account to gain practical knowledge. Through information, you’ll be able to learn how to use available trading tools, develop your risk management strategy and make better informed, smarter trading decisions.

The materials contained on this document have been created in cooperation with Vestle and should not in any way be construed, either explicitly or implicitly, directly or indirectly, as investment advice, recommendation or suggestion of an investment strategy with respect to a financial instrument, in any manner whatsoever. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 86.9 per cent of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with Vestle. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Any indication of past performance or simulated past performance included in this document is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Full disclaimer: https://www.vestle.com/legal/analysis-disclaimer.html

A Congolese collector’s crusade to return African art home

Those visiting IncarNations at the Bozar museum in Brussels may have noticed an unusual addition at the heart of the exhibition: two walls covered with photos of African art smuggled out of the continent. 

Writing in La Libre Afrique, Karin Tshidimba describes the scene: “From floor to ceiling, photographs of works of art follow one another, accompanied by small identity cards: description, size, material, origin, region, tribe, locality, name of the artist, period … Some cards are very detailed, others a little less.”

The aim of this space is clear: to remind visitors that the quest to return African art to its homeland is still ongoing.

Co-curated by South African artist Kendell Geers and Congolese collector Sindika Dokolo, IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy seeks to showcase the diversity of African art through an Afrocentric point of view.

All the works in the exhibition are taken from Dokolo’s private collection – the largest of its kind in the world. His foundation, the Sindika Dokolo Foundation, was set up in 2006 to help develop African culture and promote contemporary African artists and their art to the world.

Dokolo is a man with a mission, and that mission is to return what was wrongfully taken. Last October, he announced the repatriation of six major pieces of art to Angola, with four more to follow soon.

Speaking with Tshidimba, Dokolo said the purpose of the installation at the heart of Bozar was to create a call to action and show “show that things are progressing so that the restitution becomes something normal. Mindsets evolve.”

Dokolo continued: “We know who owns the works and we know who they are. These are people who have done a lot for African classical art and who have phenomenal collections. Today, we tell them: all we want is to be able to negotiate a moral charter. If they want to sell they give a right of first refusal (right of first refusal) to African collections, including mine… These works are the ghost memory of Africa: this amputated limb that we continue to feel and that continues to make us suffer.”

IncarNations opened on 28 June and will run until 6 October 2019.

Jürg Widmer Probst talks 5 top tips on storing wine correctly

Unless you’re sitting reading this from an armchair in your purpose-built, temperature controlled wine cellar, the chances are you store wine like the rest of us do. White in the fridge. Red in a cupboard or a wine rack on the sideboard. 

But the way we store and keep wine is very important and can really affect the final drinking experience. This is particularly the case if you’re planning on laying down a few bottles for a long time as a future investment. Poorly stored wine is not good for your potential returns.

So, with that in mind, here are just a few of our top tips on how to store those precious bottles.

1. If you’re serious about wine collection, get a serious set up

Most of us will buy wines that need to be enjoyed relatively soon. The longest we’ll store wines for is a few years, if we can resist the temptation to open them. But for those of you who are looking to spend more on classic vintages that will age over longer periods, then you need to invest in your storage too. 

This will most likely involve building a cellar of some sort. It’s the best way to control the three key factors – humidity, light and temperature – that will make or break your wine. 

The system should store your wine in an environment that manages all of these variables, as well as holding the bottles in a tilted position that means the cork won’t dry out. The average cost of a walk in cellar is around $40,000 dollars – so make sure the wine you’re buying is worth it!

2. Understand the importance of heat, light and humidity

Even with the most basic set up, you need to take those three factors we’ve mentioned into account. Too much warmth (over 21ºC) speeds up the ageing process. Too cool, and it’s likely the cork will dry out. Once that happens, the air gets in and your wine is in serious trouble. 

Humidity is also important, again because it stops the cork from drying out. And wine should always be stored somewhere dim. The key with all of these variables is not to worry too much, but instead to aim for maintaining them all at steady level. Wine loves consistent conditions, and can put up with a lot as long as things remain relatively stable.

3. Try not create too much vibration

This factor is a lot less important than keeping your wine in a cool, dry and dim place. But it does have an impact on the sediment and the way that the wine ages, so try not to keep your wine somewhere where it is likely to get shaken. 

4. Lay the bottles on their side

Two really simple reasons for this. One, it keeps the cork moist. And secondly it is just a lot more efficient way to store bottles in terms of space.

5. And if you haven’t got a cellar, don’t panic!

We don’t all have a cool, dark cellar to store our wine in. So, you’ll need to improvise. Pick a room where there aren’t dramatic changes in temperature, and find yourself a good rack that has plenty of room for your growing collection to expand into. Garages are good, but watch out for frosts. 

And if you’re keeping your wine indoors, then you might need to invest in a wine cooler to combat the effects of any central heating.

Jürg Widmer Probst

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan is seeking a partner for a joint venture – an electronic procurement system

The State Unitary Enterprise Information technology centre of the Ministry of finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter referred to as the SUE ITC) announces the opening of applications for participation in the competitive selection for the joint establishment of the enterprise — the operator of a specialised information portal. The venture will provide services to the subjects of public procurement related to the organisation and conduct of procurement procedures, and making announcements, applications and other information on public procurement and their outcomes available on a special information portal.

This project involves the implementation in the format of long-term cooperation of the SUE ITC and the business to solve socially significant tasks on mutually beneficial terms. The joint venture involves the consolidation, pooling of resources and investments of the parties for realisation of the project to convert public procurement to electronic format.

In accordance with the Rules, applications for the competition are accepted from companies that have experience in the field of electronic procurement and the introduction of a classifier of goods (works, services), as well as in the development of complex information systems, in the design, creation and successful operation of electronic system modules for competitive tenders, auctions and other procurement procedures.

Mandatory criteria for evaluating applications for participation in the competition:

  • Evaluation of the experience and reliability of the company
  • Evaluation of the technology platform
  • Evaluation of the commercial proposal.

Competitive documentation is available on request. To obtain documentation in electronic format, you must send a request to the email address: oinoyatov@mf.uz.

Proposals must be submitted no later than June 28, 2019 (Tashkent time GMT+5) by email, postal courier or fax to: Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent city, 29, Istiklol St.

Submission of proposals in electronic format to the email: oinoyatov@mf.uz.

Tel: +998 97 740-00-42.

Proposals sent to another email address will be rejected.

Please indicate on a sealed envelope or in an email header: “Proposal for the establishment of a joint venture for the implementation of an electronic system of public and corporate procurement.”

Your Proposal must be drafted in Russian and be valid for a minimum period of 90 business days.

In preparing the Proposal, you are responsible for ensuring that it reaches the addressee within the specified time frame. Proposals received by the ITC of the Ministry of Finance after the above period for any reason will not be considered.

If you send the Proposal by email, you must ensure that it is signed and saved in pdf format, free of viruses or damaged files.

Please note that regardless of the results or procedure for the selection process, the ITC of the Ministry of Finance is not obliged to accept any Proposal, to issue a contract or purchase order, and is not responsible for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of the Proposal.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to your proposals.

A beginner’s guide to white wine by Jürg Widmer Probst

We’re huge fans of white wine here. What could be better than a fresh, zesty glass of top notch Pinot Grigio on a hot summer’s day? White wine can be complex and subtle, or as rich, complex and fruity as their red counterparts.

But it can also be hard to know where to start – the choice of grapes and variety of producers is almost endless.

So, here is our quick guide to white wine for beginners.

The basics

There are a huge amount of white wine grape varieties, but Chardonnay is by far the most common. Originally from France, this variety delivers a real range of tastes. From dry, un-oaked Chablis to the fuller flavoured Californian and Australian wines, this is a truly versatile grape variety.

In our view, one of the best recent whites based on this grape is the Mi Sueño ‘Los Carneros’ Chardonnay (2015), out of the Napa Valley, California. With hints of pear and vanilla, it is just perfect for a long, warm summer evening on the terrace.

Pinot Grigio grapes meanwhile produce a crisp wine with a citrusy flavour that is beautifully refreshing. There are countless producers, many of whom are high quality, but one of our favourites has to be the Bellarine Bay Pinot Grigio (2018) from South Eastern Australia. It’s crisp and refreshing and exactly everything that a good Pinot should be.

Finally, Sauvignon Blanc grapes are very popular with New World white wine producers, and can produce a wonderfully fruity flavour profile. Our top pick? It has to be the Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc (2016) from South Africa. This is a white wine that’s full of life – a perfect blend of apple and sweet fruit flavours. Just gorgeous.

Choose your white wine taste experience

What are you looking for in a white wine? Something bold, or something light? Something with a citrusy feel, or a dryer taste?

As a rough guide, the most common white wines can be divided up in a few different ways:

  • For a light and zesty experience, try a chablis, a chenin blanc, a pinot grigio or a pinot blanc.
  • For something a little bolder, we recommend a white rioja, or a chardonnay. Marsanne is also beautiful.
  • And if you want a white wine to go with your sweet dessert, then try a madeira, or even an ice wine. This wine is produced when the grapes are actually frozen on the vine and then pressed.

This last one is an acquired taste, but as with all white wines, it’s well worth experimenting with!

Jürg Widmer Probst

How technology can help you to manage your health in 2019

Recent developments in technology have made it much easier for us to track our health and improve our wellbeing. Now, with a simple app, we can track our fitness and use this downloadable data to help make improvements where necessary. How else can technology help us to enrich the way we live and improve our health in 2019?

Online prescriptions save time

Heading into the pharmacy no longer needs to be that painstaking task that it always has been. Many pharmacies now offer online pharmacy services that enable patients and customers to sign up online, make appointments and order repeat prescriptions. Once the order is made, the order can either be picked up from the pharmacy or delivered to a destination of choice.

A similar function is available over phone lines, too, making it easier for people who aren’t that computer-savvy to get their medicine. This gives people who could be too sick to leave the house an opportunity for independence, as they can arrange their own prescription and have it delivered to them with this hassle-free service.

Meditation and fitness apps

Nowadays, it seems like every single one of us has access to a smartphone. While many of us use our phones to keep in contact with friends or check up on social media, our smartphones are a great place to use meditation and fitness apps.

As the increased awareness surrounding mental health firmly grips 2019, meditation apps grant access to a whole new demographic of user, allowing them access to this type of treatment.

Furthermore, there’s an essential range of fitness apps used by runners looking to monitor their heart rate and the number of steps they have run. This is great for people looking to perfectly map out their fitness journey and improve the way they live through lifestyle and fitness.

Calorie counting apps

Staying on the theme of smartphone apps, we’re moving swiftly onto that of the calorie-counting app. Apps of this type are perfect for people who might be on a diet and looking to monitor their intake and the types of foods they are eating.

It’s often the case that these apps show detailed information on the exact areas of consumption where the individual is lacking, maybe signalling them to eat more carbohydrates or cut down on their saturated fat. These easy-to-use apps are perfect educational tools that help people to improve their diet and health in a way that is effective and simple to understand.

More efficient gym equipment

In the last ten years or so, the number of people attending gyms really seems to have skyrocketed. Whether this is down to increased awareness surrounding the importance of health and fitness or the increased pressures to look and feel good is unknown; however, what is for certain is the quality of equipment on offer.

No longer are gyms filled with rusty free weights that can easily cause injury; equipment is targeted to certain muscles and designed to outline to the user the best methods of use and how to get the most out of the equipment. It’s this sort of in-depth technology and research into the human physique that has spurred many gymgoers to wholeheartedly improve their health. There are many significant methods that technology can use to improve our health, and who knows what technological changes will come our way in the coming decades and centuries? Maybe health scares will be a thing of the past?

Potential consequences of a hard Brexit

The last time investors – and the world – focused on Prime Minister Theresa May, she had to ask for a Brexit deadline extension, as Parliament hadn’t approved the plan she had negotiated with her European partners.

While she then secured an extension until October 31st, her battle to stay on as leader of the UK is over, as, apparently, is her campaign to convince Britain’s elected representatives to approve her plan to leave the European Union, seen by Brexiteers as nothing short of full surrender to Brussels.

Her resignation, due to take effect in under two weeks’ time, and the sudden, rapid rise of Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party, have changed everything and a “hard” no-deal Brexit now seems to be firmly back on the agenda.

What is a hard Brexit?

While negotiations about the divorce between the UK and the EU seem quite unstable, if the UK leaves the block without any deal, there will be no additional transition period and both entities will be forced into unknown territory.

With the UK no longer a part of the EU, the European single market and its customs union, the ripple effect on Britain, its neighbors and the wider world will be felt for many years to come.

A hard Brexit would almost certainly lead to tighter border controls, reduced immigration and far-reaching legal changes, while some experts maintain that Britain’s trade with the continent would be severely impacted. Others insist that the UK trading with the EU on WTO (World Trade Organization) terms would be a simple affair.     

How will the pound react?

A no-deal Brexit situation could negatively impact the global financial markets, as market participants generally dislike uncertainty. A hard Brexit would also influence the Forex market. First, the GBP/EUR, then all other Forex pairs linked to the GBP and the EUR would be affected.  

Will the pound rise or fall?

Since May 6th, sterling hasn’t stopped falling and no one can say with any degree of certainty what’s going to happen to the British pound. What is clear, however, is that as long as doubt about the divorce between the European Union and the United Kingdom remains, sterling will be under pressure.

When investing in the Forex market, always remember to monitor the political, economic, and financial news that can impact the value of a specific currency by checking the economic calendar of your chosen trading platform.

“Fascinating China” has perfect ending to 72nd Cannes Film Festival

The “Fascinating China” Events of 72nd Cannes Film Festival is successfully concluded on May 15 and 16 by local time at Cannes, a beautiful town in South France. During the two days, distinguished guests and film and television practitioners from all over the world are attracted to various kinds of activities feeling for the uniqueness of “Fascinating China” during the period of the festival.

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival “Fascinating China” is jointly sponsored by Cannes International Film Festival Film Market, French National Film Commission, French National Film Center, China Xinhua Net and China Film Foundation, and undertaken by Huayi Brothers and Wu Tianming Youth Film Special Foundation, including a series of events such as “Young Film Makers Training Plan”, “Overseas Presentation of Chinese Film Industry”, “China’s Most Beautiful Shooting Location Presenting and Recommending” and “China VR Film Immersive Interaction Experiencing Exhibition”.

Wang Zhonglei (first from left), Co-founder, Vice Chairman and CEO of Huayi Brothers, and Kun Ling (first from right), Chinese actress, are presenting the prizes for the Meritorious Winners.

As one of the highlights of “Fascinating China” Events, the promotion and the award ceremony of “Young Film Makers Training Plan” are held on May 15, which is divided into two competition units, “Short Film Works” and ”Film Script”. Since its startup, more than 800 pieces of works are collected, including feature films, action films, documentaries and other types, with eventually 32 works standing out. Among them, Inheritor, narrating the heritage of traditional Chinese operas, has won the Best Award for Short Films by Young Film Makers; and the screenwriter Lin Weiran of the feature film Great Ideal People has won the Best Award for Young Screen Writers. The Round Table Forum on “Gathering and Promoting Growth of Young Film Makers” is also held on the same day. Film makers from China and France fully exchange by sharing their film ideas, educational experience and the general situation of young film makers in both countries.

The representative from the Tourism Administration Bureau of Cannes, France (first from the left), Michel Chevillon, (Fourth from the left), Vice Chairman of the Bureau of Industry and Commerce in Cote d’Azur and Chairman of Hotel Federation, Adeline CHAUVEAU (third from the right), officer in charge of movie and television projects from French Embassy to China, and the representatives from the cities awarded for “China’s most beautiful shooting location” are taking the group picture.

On May 16 (local time), an event is held at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival to recommend China’s most beautiful shooting locations on the theme of “Fascinating China”. In this event, on the list of China’s most beautiful locations are Huanghai National Forest Park in Dongtai of Jiangsu, Long Stretch of Azaleas in Bijie of Guilin, Siming District in Xiamen of Fujian, and Li Autonomous County in Lingshui of Hainan. After the wonderful live presentation, film makers from all over the world sing high praises for the scenery and vigor of China’s most beautiful shooting locations and express great interest in going to China for shooting and producing film and television works.

Audiences from all over the world are experiencing VR films.

It is worth mentioning that, as an essential part of “Fascinating China” Events, the booths for “Overseas Presentation of Chinese Film Industry”, “ China’s Most Beautiful Shooting Location Presenting and Recommending” and “China VR Film Immersive Interaction Experiencing Exhibition”, jointly launched by XinhuaNet and Cannes Film Market, are displayed during the festival. the booth for “Overseas Presentation of Chinese Film Industry” is designed to unfold the vigorous development and comprehensive strength of Chinese film industry to the whole world. More than 20 representative Chinese film works, such as The Eight Hundred and Skyfire, are introduced on the scene. As the representatives of Damei China (Chinese version of Wild China), the four places of Huanghai National Forest Park in Dongtai of Jiangsu, Long Stretch of Azaleas in Bijie of Guilin, Siming District in Xiamen of Fujian, and Li Autonomous County in Lingshui of Hainan have their own publicity films screened repeatedly at the booth for “China’s Most Beautiful Shooting Location Presenting and Recommending”, attracting many foreign film makers to stop for a look. “China VR Film Immersive Interaction Experiencing Exhibition” brings the audience two VR films with Chinese characteristics, namely Flying over RiversideSceneatQingmingFestival and Hui-style Architecture. By combining traditional culture and technology , both films intensify the understanding of overseas audience about Chinese culture, add the appeal of Chinese traditional culture to the public and make Chinese traditional culture “move up and go out”.

Contact Info:

Contact Person: Liu Qian
Email: liuqian@news.cn
Phone: +86 10 88050604
Website: http://www.xinhuanet.com/ent/charmingchina/index.htm
Country: China

Chinese brand “Joeone” becomes the only designated menswear brand at the offical dinner of the Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Opening Ceremony 'La Tete Haute' Premiere. 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2015 in Cannes, France.; Shutterstock ID 277881389; Usage: web; Issue Date: n/a

In recent days, the Cannes Film Festival has gradually drew to a close. During the entire event, Chinese films and Chinese filmmakers became an integral part of the Cannes Film Festival. In the main competition units, the Chinese film “Wild Goose Lake” has received a lot of good comments and evaluations, and the Chinese stars on the Cannes red carpet have also been widely concerned by the world fashion Circle. As a most popular Chinese entertainer in the international market, Li Guangjie’s appearance on the red carpet has triggered a new “Chinese tough man fever”. As the most favorable role in China’s science fiction work “the wandering earth”, Li’s handsome appearance and good body shape, and the gentleman image of “tetsuo” will become a totally new trend in the field of international fashion.

According to the report, one of Li Guangjie’s fashionable dresses is “little black pants” specially designed by the Chinese brand Joeone. Different from other clothing products with single function, little black pants is featured by fashion variety, which can match all scenes, and become a fashion leader and technical representative of international charm.

At the just-concluded “Chinese and French cultural Night” dinner, Joeone also won the title of “the only designated menswear brand” for Cannes official dinner, which was the first time that China’s domestic brand accessed to the world’s important fashion hall–the Cannes Film Festival authorized. Mr. OLYMPIA AWARDS GELLINI, President of the Global Film and Television Union, mentioned in an interview that the choice of Joeone men’s clothing was a fancy as it is a famous garment enterprises in China, with good quality and craftsmanship. This is probably the highest praise for the Chinese brand Joeone, because there was a strong chemical reaction between the French the most picky one about fashion and Chinese brands.

As a factory in the world, while people from all over the world are used to made in China, we seem to ignore the fashion charm that Chinese itself upholds and creates.The combination of Joeone’s little black pants and Cannes fills the imagination gap of this part, but also allows the whole world to witness the extraordinary performance after the collision of Chinese fashion and world fashion.

Contact Info:

Company: Key Solution Sports Consulting Limited Company
Contact Person: YULIANG ZHANG
Email: zoezhang@key-solution.com.cn
Phone: +86 10 67081386
Website: http://www.key-solution.com.cn/

Country: China

How to Nail a Dream Job

Want to step up a level and nail your dream job? Get started with the below tips.

The decision has been made! You want to start applying for your dream job. After completing your studies, the first job enticed you with its practice, responsibility, and the right salary. However, after a few years on the job, you realized that this wasn’t the ‘dream’ you had in mind after graduation. Whether or not this scenario explains your situation, for many other graduates out there, when it’s time to level up, the realisation is all too familiar. But as most of us know, a dream doesn’t become a reality through magic and there are bound to be many bumps on the path of career success. So, exactly what is the best answer to ‘how to get the job of your dreams?

Of course, there are no set rules to nail a dream job; however, there are various best practices for finding a dream job that can help. These include having an attractive resume, being specific about the company you want to work for, and even opting for a further education course such as an MBA in Business Administration. Time and again, it turns out that an MBA degree obtained from a world-renowned university, such as the Hult International Business School , also leads to the best return on investment. In the meantime, take note of the below best ways to find a dream job.

1. Know What You’re All About

Whilst on the ‘dream job’ journey, the last thing you want is to land yourself a new job in which eight hours a day is spent looking at the clock, wishing the time goes faster and that Friday arrives for an escape from that hell. To prevent yourself crawling from one hell to another, it is, therefore, vital to be aware of exactly ‘who’ you are and ‘what’ you want. You can start with the help of a ‘best career quiz’ such as the dream job mapper, a unique and fun tool that uses big data to help you figure out your next career move.

With a tool like this, you will not only get to know yourself better but will also have more clarity on what makes you special. But you have to be honest about what kind of knowledge and experience you possess that makes you attractive to a potential employer. The tool also offers the opportunity to thoroughly answer questions such as;

  • What am I really good at?
  • Where are my priorities?
  • Where can I show experience?
  • What things do I hate doing?

2. Be Specific About the Dream Company

There is no debate about it – you want a job that will earn you good money. However, it’s even more crucial to find the right company. What good is the best job if the employer does not fit? Whether your current job is no fun and you are after a company that is more social, or you prefer to work for a larger firm where career progression seems more possible; regardless of the purpose, you must ensure that your preferences are thoroughly highlighted. After using the free career quiz, you will then be able to accurately answer the following questions;

  • Which company do I want to work for?
  • Where do I have a good chance of entry?
  • What is the company culture like?
  • Do I want to bring out my expertise more?
  • How much money do I need/want to earn?

When making a critical analysis of your desired company, also be specific about your preference for a large or a medium-sized corporation and if there is a parent company abroad. If traveling is one of the top things on your ‘to-do list’, the opportunity might come along faster with a large international firm – although not guaranteed. However, what is certain is that all these questions will eventually lead you down the heavenly path of work.

3. Study for a Master’s degree

A master’s degree is highly valued in the world of work, most especially an MBA. Business administration has long been considered one of the most important success factors of companies. Such a degree offers up on good leadership skills which is an indispensable prerequisite for a sustainable increase in the company value. However, both the professional orientation of the MBA program and the chosen business school plays an essential role hence why it’s vital to take time and choose the best MBA business school.

4. Your Resume is the Golden Ticket

Unlike beauty, your resume is not in the eye of the beholder. What many recruiters are after is an applicant with solid, professional experience. To put it bluntly, your experience is not a matter of opinion, but rather, appertains to ‘what can be proven’. So, as the ticket to the job interview,

it’s vital to have a clear, well-structured resume to make it easier for the HR manager to find important information about you. This ultimately increases your chances of being invited to a job interview. Any related experience to the dream job you are applying for must also be clearly detailed for the recruiter to see at first glance.

5. Attend Networking Events

Despite the above crucial steps, it’s not all hard work when finding a dream job. You can also have fun meeting new people through networking. As Dennis Witley once said, ‘If you’re not networking, you’re not working’. So don’t take that statement lightly – networking is essential for your career and being social is also part of work. With it, you can acquire valuable industry knowledge whilst meeting inspiring personalities that bring momentum into your desired field of work. By attending events, you also get to network with interesting people – maybe someone whose company is looking for a new senior manager? Such events also offer a relaxed atmosphere to go out and make new contacts – but do not forget to take your business card with you!

To conclude, the search for your dream job should always place more focus on personal development, acquiring new skills and expanding your network, rather than being a painful duty or ‘get rich quick’ scheme. With the help of the dream job mapper tool, you will be more certain about which job and career path best suits you.

So why not get a head start by adding your profile on LinkedIn? Get in touch with lots of interesting people around the world – both educators as well as company CEOs. Remember, it’s all about enjoying the journey!

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