Practical Tips Before Making That Career Change

Are you stuck in a rut and not happy with your current job? You might have have been thinking about applying for a new job and even changing careers. If you are considering a career shift, see the practical tips below before you make that big leap. Think it through Before passing your resume to different companies and leaving your current job, you should first do some soul searching. Is it just the current company that you are working for? Do you feel like you are not given enough credit especially when it is due? Is it the working environment that you are relegated to? Bear in mind that a career shift is different from looking for another company to work for with the same job description. Ask for advice from professionals from the field that you want to shift to. You may or you may not know people working in the field that you would want to engage in. However, making contacts will be a big boost for anyone who is starting out. If you have friends, ask them what their trials were before they got to where they are now. If you do not know anyone who is in that industry, try to befriend one of those who you look up to. Try your hand in the field. It might be for an internship or even just a day shadowing one of your friends or bosses. This will give you a feel of what it is like to work in the industry. Pay special attention when they encounter problems during the job, and learn as much as...

What Foreigners Need to Open a Malaysian Bank Account

If you’re a foreigner living in Malaysia, or planning to come over soon, then you’ll be glad to know that it is fairly easy to open a Malaysian bank account. Most banks in Malaysia do not set overly difficult terms and conditions for foreigners wanting to start bank accounts, whether they are savings accounts, current accounts, fixed deposit or investment accounts. There can be several reasons why a foreigner would want to start a Malaysian bank account. Some of the most common reasons include:  – Migrating here as an expatriate worker  – Retiring here under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme  – Desiring to buy a house in Malaysia  – Pursuing tertiary education at a local college or university Applications from foreigners are subjected to certain terms and conditions. You would first need to show a valid international passport. Additionally, you’ll have to have a residency permit to show to the banks. In the absence of a residency permit, a reference from your Malaysian employer of Malaysian contact is required. This is to add to the credibility of your identity. Usually, foreigners that have a work permit or proof that they are here under the MM2H programme will have an easier time applying for a bank account. Identification requirements are subject to the policies of the banks. Some banks allow you to open an account merely with a passport, while others require more visas like a work or residency permit. As a general rule of thumb, if you’re able to produce the following documents, you’ll stand a higher chance of being successful: A valid international passport 2. Documents...

5 Awesome Uses For Used Packing Foam

When you order electronics or appliances, chances are it came packed and shipped with packing foams as the cushioning material. They are also called PP foams – different types of PP foams are used for various industrial and commercial applications. Most people usually throw these away. However, did you know they can be used for other purposes as well? Here are five uses of used packing foams. 1.Cover tips of sharp and pointed tools Small pieces of packing foam can be used to cover tips of sharp, pointed tools. This is not only useful when travelling, but also when storing these tools inside a drawer or tool box. Having foam tips can prevent nicks and cuts when you reach in to get something from the box. Use as spacers Some people use packing foam as spacers. They are added to the edges of walls of mirrors and picture frame in order to protect the paint. Use as gardening aids Gardeners find packing foam useful when increasing drainage. They are often added at the bottom of large planters since they add volume but do not add any additional weight. Turn into arts and crafts materials For people who work with kids, pieces of PP foam can be coloured and used for art projects. For example, green ones can become pretend snakes. Alternatively, they can be used as wool for sheep projects. Store old electronics/computer equipment Larger pieces can be used to pack old computer monitors or other pieces of electronics that are no longer being used. You can later donate them to recycling centres, or give them away to people...