A significant career change can be overwhelming. This five-year plan could help.
Seven years ago, Donna Lubrano was a personal fitness trainer. Today, she teaches business courses for Northeastern University in Massachusetts in the US — but moving to a completely different career certainly wasn’t easy. Continue reading →
What you need to know
Get certified: Certificates from the Gemological Institute of America, American Gem Society and European Gemological Laboratory ensure quality and verify cut, clarity, colour and carat weight.
Check the return policy: Not all fine jewellers accept returns because of the potential for diamonds to be replaced with stones of lesser value.
Investment quality: White diamonds graded D through F, with D being best, and larger coloured diamonds can be a safe investment alternative.
Find insurance: Many home or renters’ insurance policies sell extensions to cover diamond jewellery. Some companies such as Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co specialise in jewellery insurance. Continue reading →
A plum position opens up in a different department in your company. You think you’d be the perfect fit and would jump at the opportunity but what will your current manager think? And what if you don’t get it? What message will you be sending?
Six experts weigh in below on the pros and cons of applying for a new position in-house.
With job-hopping the new norm among millennials, many employers should be happy that their workers are applying in-house rather than elsewhere. Continue reading →
A website CMS (content management system or systems) is a server program that creates a website without any pages pre-existing on the server. It interacts with a database, and builds the pages on-the-fly when requested by a browser, using text and publishing instructions from the database. Images or other content are added into the resulting pages from the usual folders on the server, and the page layout is based on a template. As there are no pages on the server, there is normally a cache (a ‘memory pool’), so that if a page has been requested recently it can be delivered directly from memory and does not need to be built again. Pages are normally built in a fraction of a second in any case.
Let’s start with the assumption that you’re going to build a simple site with a few pages for your family, or a local group that has a fairly simple agenda. In this case we can use the normal web page type of site, and there’ll be maybe 10 pages or less. This will be what is called an HTML site / a flat site / a hard-coded site / a hand-coded site.
As we saw in Part 1, you will need to do these things:
– buy a domain name
– choose a web page editor
– build the site
– choose a host
– upload the pages to the server Continue reading →
– a multi-part series on creating your first website –
Part 1 – Your Website … The Big Decisions
Decisions to make
Creating a site
Flat and dynamic sites
Domain names Websites
Lots of people need to have a website now, but apart from “What will it cost?”, there are two major hurdles to get over first:
– what’s it all about and how do I do it?
– where do I find all the kit I need?
OK, well, we’ll try and distill a ton of knowledge into a very short space here. It can’t be that short, though, ’cause it took about 10 years to learn it! Continue reading →