Themed Crafts for 30th Anniversary Jewelry Presents

Whether you go by the traditional or modern route for your 30th anniversary gifts, you can still do crafts that help represent that special time in your life. After all, every decade that you stay together as a couple is a further testament to the love and comfort that you have with each other. Giving an appropriate and well crafted gift will show just how much you love your spouse or significant other.

The traditional 30th anniversary gift is the pearl, so you should do a craft that coordinates with that idea. If you plan to give your wife a pearl necklace or pearl drop earrings, then you can make a craft for when you present it to her. For example, you could get a clam shell from a local gift shop and put the present in that. You could also make your own clam shell out of various materials. Stiff paper works well. Be sure to paint it and make it look special. Then, when you give her the pearl earrings, the packaging will match the nature of the gift.

Nowadays, the modern idea for the 30th anniversary gift is the diamond, so you can make similar crafts for this as well. Pearls and diamonds have an important trait in common. They are both most often used for jewelry. If you intend to get your spouse something with diamonds on it, you should use a themed craft in order to give it to them. Since diamonds are so classy, try to choose a craft that looks and seems rich and tasteful.

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How To Negotiate Your Salary As A New Graduate

So you’re a recent college graduate seeking your first full time job. As such, are you willing to accept any salary that a company offers you? You’re probably excited just to be offered a job and don’t want to rock the boat, right? I bet you’re thinking to yourself that you’re in no position to negotiate a salary. Well, you’re wrong.

Most people are too afraid to negotiate their salaries and while you may feel that it won’t affect you right now (you’re just happy to have a job offer, especially in the current state of the economy), not negotiating your salary can impact your salaries in future years. Having worked alongside hundreds of graduate job seekers the most common response I get as to why a new graduate did not negotiate their salary is because they were afraid the employer might take their job offer away. I can tell you that this cannot be further from the truth. The hiring process is a long and time consuming process (also a costly process – think about how many hours go into the selection process), and a company is not going to take back their job offer because you want to negotiate your job salary. In fact, employers actually expect to negotiate salaries and as such often offer lower salaries than what they can pay for the role.

My advice is simple. Don’t wait until you have been in the job for 1 to 2 years before you ask for a pay rise. Negotiate your job offer. You have nothing to lose!

Researching is the key to negotiating:

We all want to be paid as much money as possible. This goes without saying. However, the key to negotiating is to present a valid case as to why you deserve a higher salary. Before you begin your negotiation you need to know your market value. What is the market rate for your type of position? Using online salary tools is a great way to find out what other graduates in similar roles and similar geographic areas are getting paid. This is important as comparing your salary as someone who may live in a large city to a person living in a remote area will be different. In addition to using salary tools, use your own networks, speak with people within the industry, contact your career services office at your university and search forums and blogs.

When the time comes to begin the negotiations, be confident and be prepared to justify your worth. Back up your negotiation with examples. Most importantly, just be yourself. Remember that the interview process is not just about the hiring manager finding out if you’re a good fit for their organization, but it is also about finding out if the company is a good fit for you.

Negotiating can be an uncomfortable and frightening experience, but once it’s over and you have secured a higher salary you will be smiling all the way to the bank!

How are professional chefs coping with the changes brought about by Covid-19?

More than anything it impacted the work force in a huge way, especially those industries such as hospitality and food service.

While the pandemic and country-wide lockdowns closed down restaurants and hotels, and locked out chefs and other staff, it was a time where people reflected and wondered about what would come next. These people who were used to a busy life, with their chef whites and cook shirts on, working almost twelve to fifteen hours a day during busy times, suddenly found themselves with nothing to do.

Many people, left with nothing to keep them occupied, even went into severe depression, while others tried their best to make most of the situation, like spending more time with their families at home (which they did not get while working), or even starting their own ventures such as food delivery. Many offered their services to provide meals and service to frontline workers who were working tirelessly during the pandemic. Some restauranteurs even kept their businesses open, preparing food for delivery orders as well as helping out those in need, so that they ensured their staff would not be out of a job.

Some chefs, especially those who operated their own restaurants, took off their fancy Toques and put on their thinking caps, coming up with revolutionary ideas to implement when the country opened up again and they would be able to serve customers in their restaurants. There certainly was a general understanding that things would never be the same as they were before, hence they knew that the business of operating a restaurant or other eatery would take a 180-degree turnaround to accommodate new rules and regulations in terms of safety, cleanliness and hygiene.

Some chefs even went as far as creating inspirational videos and session for those who needed it, and worked for many other social causes as well.

However almost everyone has survived this unexpected situation in their own way, and we are sure are looking forward to days when things will go back to the days when they will have guests to greet and serve and cook for in their restaurants.