Halmer Travel News

How to Calm your Nerves in an Interview or Presentation Situation

When the nerves kick-in so do the sweaty hands, thumping heart and dry mouth. None of these are very helpful when you need to perform well, so it is important to know how to calm your nerves.

We all get nervous about various situations throughout our lives and, unfortunately, our nerves often have a negative impact on how we perform. In your career, you may feel nervous before an interview, making a pitch/presentation, or prior to a particularly important meeting. Whatever situation your nerves may be affecting, there are a few techniques that you can use to combat them. Read more

England Travel Hints and Tips

Have an awesome time while on your trip but remember to respect the local culture in England.  Check out the England travel tips and advice below:

London Tube etiquette
At the last count the tube consisted of 275 stations with 3,988 tube carriages carrying around 2.5 million passengers a day on 12 tube lines… phew!  Firstly you’ll need to remember to stand to the right on the escalators (walkers to the left), if you get it wrong a grumpy commuter will probably set you straight…  Once on the train stand clear of the closing doors, they can give you a pretty decent knock if they hit you.  When getting on or off the train make sure you mind the gap!  This varies from a few inches to a foot at some of the stations.
Eat-in, eat-out charges
You’ll find that some cafes will display two prices – a price to eat-in and a price to eat-out.  If you’re trying to save cash go for the eat-out option.

English food
The myth that English food is boring and tasteless isn’t true!  At least not anymore.  You’ll find a huge variety of international restaurants, especially in London.  Make sure you sample some of the old-fashioned traditional foods in pubs though, and wash it down with some local beer!

londonHot and cold
Come prepared for any sort of weather – even if the day starts off well it’s likely that the temperature will change.  The best thing to do is layer your clothes so you can add or subtract as necessary.

Being polite
The British are in general very polite people and will expect at least basic politeness from travellers.  Pleases and thank you’s go a long way!  At the same time they have a wicked sense of humour.

Name-calling
Don’t be surprised or offended if you’re called darling, dear, dearie, flower, love, chick, chuck, me duck, me duckie, mate, guv, son, ma’am or any other similar pet name by someone you don’t know.  It’s quite normal.

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Interview Tips from the Halmer Travel Team

If you have an interview coming up, you can be sure that everyone has their own advise on how to impress your potential employer. Please find below our tips on making sure you nail that interview:

Interview Tips 101:
1. Do your Research and be prepared
Learn as much as you can about the company your are interviewing with. Read up about their latest news and developments.

2. Arrive on Time
42% of recruiters highlighted arriving late as their number one interview irritation.
Try and make sure you arrive early rather than be late. Arriving late can put you immediately on the back foot for your interview. Read more

Career Open Night with YTP

The second edition of the Halmer Travel Career Open Night is coming up on Thursday 24th September. This time we are teaming up with YTP London.

Join us for an evening of career opportunities, networking and a few drinks.

Time & Place

Venue: Graphic Bar – Soho ; www.graphicbar.com
Date: Thursday 24th September
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

RSVP to:
rich@halmer.co.uk
079 328 72740

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The “Top 25” Landmarks in the World in 2015

The “Top 25” Landmarks in the world in 2015
(From http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/the-top-25-landmarks-in-the-world-in-2015/)

There are some sights that you just have to see with your own eyes. In the last week, TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Traveller’s Choice Awards for landmarks in 2015, revealing the top 25 attractions in the world as voted by travellers. So, let’s reveal the best “WOW” landmarks that will leave you in awe:

25. Panama Canal

This 77km long ship canal connecting the Atlantic ocean with the Pacific ocean is often hailed as one of the most impressive engineering marvels in the world and one which forever transformed global trade and transportation. Panama itself is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the world, so be sure to book a cruise that traverses the Panama Canal if you visit. (Image via Wiki Commons)

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Halmer Travel Career Open Night

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14 Steps to Finding the Right Career Path

Article by Tom Casano www.pickthebrain.com

Look Within

Think About What You Love

What are you passionate about? What excites you and makes you feel alive? Thinking about the things that you love doing will help steer you to what might be the best career path for you. Love numbers? Maybe you’re an accountant. Love fixing things? Maybe you’re a carpenter.

Remember Past Experiences

Think back to a time when you felt really satisfied with your work. Remember when you felt really proud about the job you did? What kind of work were you doing? Was it a project you managed, or something that you created on your own completely from scratch?

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The Cheapest Time to Book a Flight

Article from www.worldofwanderlust.com

That sudden urge to just pack up your bags and leave for a tropical island, weekend on the slopes or soul-searching month visit to Bali soon comes to a crashing halt when you realise it would be cheaper to fly to the moon next month than to take yourself up on that feeling of spontaneity next week.

Flight prices… the most expensive yet instrumental part of travel. So, when is the cheapest time to book a flight? All shall be revealed… down. to. the. day.

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Passport Exit Checks Start to be Phased in

By Phil Davies www.travelweekly.co.uk

All travellers leaving the UK face passport checks which have started to be phased in at ports and border crossings.

Immigration officials will record details of all passengers leaving by air, sea and rail transport.

The exit checks will particularly affect travellers on cross-channel ferries and the Channel Tunnel, with Eurotunnel warning in February that the new rules will lead to delays.

However, the exit checks are being introduced gradually in an attempt to minimise any possible disruption.

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9 Amazing Travel Apps you Haven’t Heard of

9 AMAZING TRAVEL APPS YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF (from www.worldofwanderlust.com)

Every so often I’m introduced to a new product on the market – a new app, a new book, a new guide, all new. Its so fast paced that I often find I can’t keep up. Thus you have to show me something pretty damn groovy for it to catch my attention. Luckily there are some crazy talented people. Here are 10 Amazing Travel Apps that have caught my attention recently – trust me, they’re AH-MAZ-ING!

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