Have you noticed that when you are travelling, you are actually more open-minded? Research shows that tourists are more curious, so they are able to enjoy the benefits of a city (some of them can enjoy things better than local people do). When you visit Ukraine, you are ready to experience new things in this beautiful country. As a young and developing country in Eastern Europe, Ukraine has an ancient history and a very rich culture. Its perfect landscape, fairytale castles and impressive recipes are going to exceed your expectations. Don’t forget to go on a sunflower field photo [...]
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I’ve been to many countries, and so far, my favorite experience is travel and fine dining in South Australia. After working for the Hibiscus Tree for a while, I feel more confident in the hospitality industry now. My work experience informs my future plans. In the future, I plan to develop my Search Engine Optimization (SEO) skill which is the most important Internet marketing skill so that I can contribute to any organization in the hospitality industry in today’s day and age (every company has a website that needs to rank high on Google search results). I can learn SEO through [...]
During my working holiday in Australia, I worked for an international restaurant that I absolutely adore. The wisdom of a holiday: I asked the restaurant director how to keep more repeat customers. Iris’s advice is to make sure that the food is scrumptious, i.e., the combination of salt and sugar has to be right. This needs to be tested very accurately in the kitchen. In addition, customers will never forget how staff members in the restaurant make them feel; hence, outstanding customer service is expected at all times. Last but not least, the environment in the restaurant must be elegant and [...]
I was very fortunate to work for a gourmet restaurant during my working holiday. The Hibiscus Tree is a Sichuan restaurant which promotes Sichuan cuisine and Chinese culture in Adelaide City. As a waitress and kitchen hand, my contribution to the team is important because this is a small team – the business manager expects everyone to contribute to the growth of this business. As a result, I can offer my insights into localization and help the restaurant to grow quickly. As for my strengths and weaknesses, I will use my strengths to my advantage and work on my weaknesses during this [...]
I worked for a Sichuan restaurant which is based in Adelaide, Australia. As I had a working holiday visa, that experience was about travel and good food! A Sichuan restaurant: The Hibiscus Tree in Adelaide City is supposed to be localized because the business owner would like to use localization as a marketing tool in Adelaide. Indeed, as a Chinese restaurant in Australia, this business may encounter some cultural differences in this environment which might affect its operation and revenue (Clarke & Chen 2009). As a result, offering insights into cultural differences and localization is an important interview technique, as this [...]
Muji’s recent financial performance is declining. Though Muji has achieved huge success over the years, COVID-19 has made its business in the United States fundamentally struggle. Lung (2020) points out that Muji’s US operations recently filed for bankruptcy due to the pandemic. Further analysis reveals that Muji’s stores have been struggling since March 2020 because of COVID-19. This retailer cannot afford its high rent as well as other costs; consequently, it is hard for Muji to survive in the United States. What actually happened? Truthfully, Muji had struggled even before the pandemic because the rental prices in key landmarks and locations [...]
Ramit Sethi famously said, “The most common freelance gigs are editing, writing, web design, graphic design, video production, IT support as well as software / app development.” Do you know how to monetize your skills and your passion so you can be a freelancer and travel the world with a laptop? Let me show you how! What are your profitable skills? In reality, not all skills are equally profitable. Certain skills are surely more profitable than others. For instance, translation is a pretty good skill, yet if you want to monetize translation online, it’s not practical as usually you are competing [...]
The best way to achieve financial stability in uncertain times like right now is to have a stable job. Most jobs are found through people’s network. Therefore, if you are wondering how to send a successful networking email to the person that you would like to see again, please keep reading now. After meeting that individual at a networking event or a social event, be sure to send the networking email to them within 1 day. Let’s say you’ve met someone at a social event or a networking event. Don’t wait for a week and then send an email to them. [...]
I totally understand that kind of uncertainty – you don’t know what will happen; the economy is weak due to COVID-19. Many individuals have already lost their jobs in the pandemic. Therefore, the ability to land a job in trying times is absolutely crucial. Your network directly determines your net worth. The best time to build a very powerful network was 20 years ago; the second-best time is now. Here is my philosophy: You must dig the well before you get thirsty. Please do not wait until you really have to land a job. You would be well-advised to build a [...]
I know the vaccine has been found, so you are excited – you really look forward to travelling internationally, right? Well, before international flights become viable again, you probably have some free time that could be used to do whatever you want. If you are wondering how to make full use of your spare time right now, you may take some notes while reading this blog post. Find out what you want to achieve in your career, and then build a powerful network in that direction. In order to travel internationally, you probably need to build a nice nest egg [...]