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I Found a Job in Writing Services

April 30, 2018
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The cutthroat competition in this city will drive you to look for other jobs and side gigs because having a day job is not enough. You have bills to pay, and everything is expensive. Luckily, if you have the skills and an internet access, you will eventually find one that works for you.

That is when it struck me. I can put my writing skills to further use. When I got home, I immediately searched for online writing services online that are also looking to hire writers for their company. I applied and got the job. I thought it is a good opportunity to earn some cash on the side. If you are looking for a perfect part-time gig, here are some tips.

Re-evaluate what you are good at

When you are aware of your strengths and weaknesses, you can use it to your advantage. Start with what you already know and love to do. For me, writing for a living does not feel like work. Landing a part-time job that also involves writing is just a bonus. Knowing what you are good at will make it easier for you to narrow down your options.

Network with people

You are highly likely to increase your odds of landing any job, whether full-time or part-time, if you network with the right people. Do not be shy to let your friends and acquaintances that you are out looking for a part-time job. Who knows, you might get news of company vacancy that is perfect for you.

Work on your resume

Write a clean resume that highlights your skills, strengths, and achievements. Make sure to double check your resume for spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, and other inaccuracies. If you are looking for online part-time jobs that can give you the flexibility to work on your own phase and place, you can create a creative video to attract potential employers that you can submit or post on your online profile.

Conduct a massive online search

The internet is a goldmine. Like me, there are a lot of job opportunities available online, if you just spend a little time to do some research. Have you ever heard of websites for freelancers where you can find job postings from employers who are also looking to hire freelancers? Yes, they exist. All you have to do is set up a profile with your qualifications and skills.

Show up and do your best

If you happen to get a chance for an interview, show up on time and do your best to ace that interview. If you are lucky to land a part-time job, show up to work. Showing up makes you appear reliable. Doing your best can open more doors for you.

Job hunting is never easy. You may have the right set of skills but lack opportunities or you may have the opportunities but lack skills and abilities. But to tell you the truth, perseverance, and determination trump skills and opportunities. You just have to prove to people you are worthy of a chance. If you are lucky to be given one, do not mess it up.

5 Difficulties I have Faced After Moving Netherlands to New York

March 19, 2018
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I love the Netherlands. It is peaceful yet colorful and vibrant. The canals and architecture make the city a little dreamy. Tourists flock the country to experience the rich culture and how people live their lives. In my heart, it will always be home. But, for now, I long for an adventure outside my comfort zone.

I decided to move to a crowded city that never sleeps. It was one of the biggest decisions I have ever made in my life. Although it is what I expect it to be, adjusting was not as easy as I hoped it would be. Here are some of the difficulties I faced after moving from the Netherlands to New York City to help you manage your expectations, in case you are thinking of doing the same.

Culture shock

New Yorkers are nice and friendly, but they can also come across as rude especially if you are not used to the culture. It is understandable because people are busy. They are always on the go and they seem like they are always rushing to go somewhere. They have places to be and you cannot expect them to just stop and make small talk, all the time. Everyone has a hectic schedule.

Juggling multiple jobs

Rent and cost of living in New York are expensive. You must be willing to work multiple jobs if you want to survive. It is hard and it is not for the faint heart. You must really want to come to this city to be willing to juggle multiple jobs. Make sure that you do not stress yourself out too much and you enjoy what you do. If you feel burned out, you might view the city differently and regret your decision to move.

Tough competition

Like that popular song, New York is a concrete jungle where dreams are made of. People from around the world want to come here and live as a successful New Yorker. But it is not that easy. The competition is tough. Not everyone gets to land their dream job. For those who were able to make it, they have to fight hard to stay where they are or if they want to achieve more.

Everyone seems replaceable. You cannot afford to be lazy because there is always someone waiting on the wings and ready to take your job. But, if you make it New York, you can make it anywhere.

Making new friends

Well, making new friends everywhere in the world is not easy. But I find making friends in New York City a little bit harder. Like what I mentioned, people always got somewhere to be. They work multiple jobs. They are always busy. If you happen to make friends, you cannot expect them to always be there if you need someone to have dinner with.

Fighting loneliness

I guess this is the most difficult part. No matter how alive and crowded the city is, it could be really lonely at times. Like I said, people are always busy. You spend most of your time working different jobs, and you come home to a small apartment. I miss home sometimes, but I don’t regret moving to New York City.

New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world. If you want to live in this city, you must be willing to do everything you can to survive. Although it is not easy, you will get some sort of accomplishment for simply able to survive. The difficulties will only make you stronger and more resilient. It will change you for the better.

My Top 10 Places in New York

February 15, 2018
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New York is one of the best and most populated cities in the world. There are so many things to do and see, especially if you are on tour or you just moved in. Here are my top 10 picks of places to see in New York.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is branded as America’s favorite architecture and one of the many iconic places in New York City. On a good day, visitors can see a panoramic view of different cities including New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts over the observation decks of the tower. There are two decks – one on the 86th floor and the other on 102nd floor.

Statue of Liberty

If you didn’t know, the Statue of Liberty is a gracious gift given by France to the United States. The statue stands at a magnificent 305 feet or 93 meters high. Visitors can climb up to the crown to see impressive views of Brooklyn. There are guided tours that are offered by Park Rangers to help you make the most of your visit and if you need some language assistance.

Times Square

Times Square is one of the most visited tourist attractions in New York and in the world. The whole feel of the city with its bright lights, commercial establishments, and a flock of visitors make it the world’s entertainment center.

Central Park

You can find Central Park in the center of Manhattan. Its 840 acres of land is home to the Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, and other tourist attractions. If you want to relax or soak your feet on the grass, you can take a walk or just sit in the park. Everywhere you look you can see people on bicycles, visitors on rented rowboats, joggers, skaters, and visitors fishing.

Fifth Avenue

To satisfy your expensive taste for luxury items, Fifth Avenue is the place to be. It is a prime shopping destination located in Midtown Manhattan. You can find designer brands, high-end shops, and reputable department stores between the 49th Street and 60th Street. While museums can be found in 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side including the popular Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world that was built in 1883. The bridge is situated over the East River and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. You can walk, bike, and drive across this iconic landmark or simply admire the bridge and the New York skyline from the distance.

Grand Central Terminal

The Grand Central Terminal is another must-see tourist attraction in New York City. It is branded as the “loveliest station in the world” and home to the equally famous clock that is made of pearly opal glass. It also hosts special events, exhibitions, and the annual Christmas market.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is built by the Rockefeller family and composed of 19 total buildings. The complex offers a peek of some of New York City’s best treasures. It has an observation deck on the top that offers visitors a 360 degrees unobstructed view of New York City. The best time to enjoy a stroll around the center is during Christmas time with an enormous Christmas tree overlooking the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the skating rink.

September 11 Memorial

In honor of those who lost their lives on the September 11, 2001, attack, the city constructed the National September 11 Memorial. Two bronze panels with engraved names of those who died, stand in the Memorial pools. Visitors to the Memorial can see multimedia presentations, narratives, archives, and artifacts of the attack.

High Line

The High Line is a public park operated and maintained by the Friends of the High Line. The group fought for the park’s preservation and transformation of the rail into a park. Visitors can enjoy different programs and tours every month, and an incredible view of the Hudson River.

The buzzing city of New York is always full of life and activities. It can be overwhelming especially for first-time visitors. This list is just some of the top must-see attractions in New York. You can, of course, explore the rest of the city and enjoy everything that it has to offer by yourself or with your friends.