3 Job Search Letters Teens Should Know


In a globally competitive marketplace, it is increasingly important that job hunting teens develop good career and job search habits early. Teens seeking work or volunteer experiences to learn new skills or just earn extra cash should learn to write three very important letters as part of an effective job search strategy. These three critical letters are the Cover Letter, the Thank You Letter and the Reject-A-Job-Offer Letter.

In addition to the specifics of these three letters, here are some general tips that should apply to all written job search communications from teens:- Be brief and make the point clearly- Avoid spelling and grammatical errors- Use appropriate salutations- Include writer’s name and address- If using email, watch the use of slang terminology or text message abbreviations- Get help proofreading resumes, letters and job applications

Cover letter

A cover letter, otherwise called a “letter of application” should accompany a resume. The simple goal of the cover letter for a teenager is to highlight specific skills and to show interest in the job. Avoid long paragraphs but write complete sentences. Since not all companies will require cover letters, the general rule of thumb for teenagers seeking a job, is to use a cover letter, unless the job posting specifically says not to do so.

Thank-You Letter

Teenagers should always send a Thank-You letter to a hiring manager, after the job interview. Slippery Rock University career center states that only 33% of interview candidates will follow through and send a Thank-You letter. An employer poll by Monster.com says that 65% of employers expect a Thank-You note. 36% percent of those surveyed say they prefer Thank-You notes sent by email compared to 29% who prefer the Thank-You letter by traditional mail. Use this letter to thank the employer for the interview, to remind them about interest in the job and emphasize relevant skills. Since so few people and definitely fewer teenagers send Thank-You Letters, it will definitely demonstrate professional maturity.

Reject-a-Job-Offer Letter

Teenagers sometimes apply for several jobs before getting hired. If they receive a job offer from an employer and decide, for whatever reason, not to take that job, it is important that they send a Reject-a-Job-Offer-Letter. This letter is also very simple, but will go a long way to demonstrate professionalism. Sometimes if the chosen job does not pan out, the employer who received a Reject-a-Job-Offer, might be willing to speak with the teenager again. This letter should express appreciation for being considered and state clearly that the job seeker is declining the job offer. Also include a willingness to be contacted for future opportunities.


Reasons Why Interior Landscaping Is An Essential Investment


Over the years, the benefits of interior landscaping have managed to expand beyond the area of simple office decoration and into the realms of productivity, health and marketing. In fact, the long list of advantages have ensured that hiring professional landscapers has become an essential investment for companies.

Everyone now knows that office plants have more than just aesthetic qualities, and in fact clean the air that employees breathe, lower the temperature in the office they work in, and can even serve functional purposes, such as being effective office dividers. The benefits are so well documented and so keenly measured, that plants are vital if the maximum potential of the office is to be achieved.

In fact, landscaping is now as important to an office as marketing is to a sales campaign. Just as scent marketing is proven to encourage sales, releasing scent into an office has been shown to increase productivity. But there are other reasons that suggest landscaping is now essential, four of which are listed below.

Making Work Enjoyable

In the modern era of employment, even with the economic recession that has hit the world so hard, job seekers have little hesitation in changing jobs to suit their own particular needs. While our parents lived in a time when the pay check was the most important aspect of having a job, we live in a time when job satisfaction is a more dominant influence.

Unhappy employees are more likely to leave, and find a place of work they are happier in. This means that providing a happy and positive working environment has become a major concern for HR departments and services.

Of course, the more-documented advantages are the higher levels of productivity, the lower rates of absenteeism and the greater creativity that has been attributed to plants in the work place. Not to mention the fact that workers have testified to enjoying going to work, even on Mondays, which for so long had been associated with the post-weekend blues.

Countering High Pressure

Depending on the particular office and the work that it does, there can be a considerable amount of pressure in the work place. Financial services, for example, are synonymous with high levels of pressure, and in such cases the predominant mood can make the office a rather unpleasant place to work in.

By landscaping the office interior, plants can be introduced to vastly improve the mood. It is more than just having some fresh green living plants in an otherwise sterile environment, but the psychological effect that such greenery has on personnel. The sense of openness and freshness lifts some of the pressure and stress, while their ability to filter the air improves levels of concentration.

Another aspect of landscaping is the infusion of scent in the air, enhancing this fresher working environment. Specific scents are also linked with improvement in mood, reduction is stress and increases in productivity.

Employee Health

The health of employees in their working environment is a hugely important thing, what with the certification that is required from health and safety officers. Besides the fact that good health reduces absenteeism, companies are at risk if a workplace is proven to cause serious illness.

Since employers are responsible for the health of their employees while at work, investing in professional interior landscaping services can help to ensure that their responsibility is met. This is because plants are proven to improve the air quality of the typical office, removing headache-inducing carbon dioxide and releasing refreshing oxygen into the air. Studies have also shown that office plants contribute to a reduction in dust levels, therefore benefiting asthma suffers, and have shown that plants lower office temperatures and reduce noise levels. Even when it comes to the common cold going around, a reduction in these kinds of cases has also been shown in some studies.

Better Business

The list of benefits that come with having office plants in the workplace is long, but amongst them is scent marketing, and the fact that clients and visitors can get a more positive impression of a company due to the scent in the air. This encourages business which, of course, can lead to higher profits. No matter which way one looks at it, the use of plants in the working environment has so many positives that hiring a professional interior landscaping service is considered an essential investment.


Poly Tarp Vs Vinyl Tarp


The first thing to keep in mind when shopping for a protective cover is the application. Tarpaulins come in a variety of weights, thicknesses, and materials. Most people are very familiar with the popular poly blue tarps that can be found at most discount stores. These “blues” are at the low end of the quality spectrum and are not intended to last for very long or handle much stress or strain. At the same time, the blue ploys are inexpensive, convenient, and highly useful for temporary cover. If more than that is needed, there are several other varieties to choose from in the poly and vinyl categories.

Generally speaking, vinyl is stronger than poly, and more expensive. If you need something that won’t be likely to rip or tear, vinyl is a better choice. At the same time, there are plenty of times when inexpensive poly will do the job beautifully and for far less money. Understanding the various types of both poly and vinyl tarps that are available on the market today will help you to select the best product for your needs.

Poly White Tarp

The most common use for a white tarp is to provide long term protection for boats, cars, and RVs. They are also used in landscaping, roofing, to cover wood piles, and even skating rinks. Unlike the lightweight blue tarp, a white tarp is a heavy duty tarp designed to last longer and to withstand the effects of sun, wind, and rain. A white tarp is waterproof, mildew, rot, tear and acid resistant, and can handle below freezing temperatures. They are also UV treated for protection against sunlight and to ensure a longer life. A quality white tarp offers heat sealed edges and the hems are reinforced with rope. Corners are reinforced with a solid plastic bar, adding strength and stability. The material is 11-12 mils thick, making it durable and tear resistant.

Poly Silver Tarp

A silver tarp is another variety of heavy duty poly tarp. At 12 mils thick, they are highly rip resistant. They are also treated to be water, rot, and mildew resistant, and can be used in sub-zero temperatures. Silver tarps are frequently used for roofing, trailer and RV covers, woodpiles, and landscaping. Like the white tarp, a silver tarp offers UV protection and heat sealed seams reinforced with rope in the hems and rust resistant grommets.

Vinyl Clear Tarps

Vinyl clear tarps are an excellent choice for patio and porch enclosures, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors without getting wet. They can also turn your RV awning into an instant porch with a view. Unlike many others, clear tarpaulins come in both poly and vinyl material. Vinyl clear tarps are available in both 18 oz – 20 mil size and 27 oz – 30 mil size. This means that they feature 18 or 20 ounces of material per square yard and are 20 to 30 mil thick. This makes them some of the strongest tarps available on the market. Clear vinyl tarps are highly waterproof, tear resistant, as well as acid, oil, grease, and mildew resistant.

Poly Clear Tarps

Clear poly tarps are lighter and less expensive and provide less protection than their vinyl cousins. If you will be painting your home and want to protect the furniture or the shrubs, poly is an excellent choice. In those situations, you can save a lot of money be using poly instead of vinyl. In situations where strength and durability are important, vinyl will give you all the protection you need.


Find Single Women in the Swinging Lifestyle


This is mainly written for the couples out there who are looking for a single lady swinger, but the tips are relevant for single males as well.

First off you need to know that it is just not going to be as easy as you would like.

It is about as likely as catching HIV from oral sex. Especially if you are looking for a bi lady who has long blonde hair, 36C, has a nice tight ass, has a single bi girlfriend, has no baggage and wants to do both of you exclusively (assuming you are a couple). It is statistically possible but unlikely.

On the other hand if you are looking for a divorced mom with a couple of kids, mortgage up her butt, a few extra pounds, pretty but not super model material. She may not be perfect but she still knows how to have fun, you are more likely to succeed.

Unless of course you are independently wealthy, own a Ferrari, and don’t mind paying for all their dinners and entertainment, then you should be able to find lots of single women even if you act like an idiot.

Pretty much all the single women Ted and I have met in the swinging lifestyle have had their share of baggage. They only want to do me (actually we have had that situation come up with couples too, funny thing though they don’t tell us that at the start, they just make it obvious once things start to happen). Sorry, Ted and I are in this together, for each other’s enjoyment.

Single women don’t need swinger’s magazines or swinger’s websites to meet someone. They can go into almost any busy bar and pick up whoever they want. They are in control. That is not to say that they don’t use magazines or websites to meet people, but the ones I have seen generally do the responding because as soon as they put up an ad or profile they get inundated with replies, as I am sure you can imagine.

Single women are the most sought after prize in the lifestyle, and so rare that they are often referred to as a Unicorn. But unlike the Unicorn they do actually exist.

So make sure you remember how much of a prize she is when you do meet one, and treat her special. Take care to remember that you should never neglect your own partner though, or you will pay for that later on (jealousy is no fun). This goes for both the men and the women out there.

So for all the single men out there, since you have now read my article on how to pick up single women for couples, then you need to realize that it is going to be even harder for you, as a single man, to find these elusive sexual women than it is for the couples, but it is possible.