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Tips for keeping warm during cold weather in Europe

The Brazilians are living in the United Kingdom are among those suffering by this unexpected wave of cold in the last few days. It called the Beast from East, which has been chastising Europe this week. Since last Friday, the cold has left 45 dead across Europe. Even the countries used to harsh winters, such as Sweden and Denmark. They are facing an over-the-top cold season in early March. UK weather services advised people to stay home because of weather. LondonHelp4U recommends tips for staying warm during this cold season in the UK.
  • Eat to help keep your body warm and make sure you drink hot drinks as well. 
  • Do not stay quiet for more than an hour or more at home. Get up and stretch your legs and stay active – even a moderate exercise can help keep you warm.
  • Make sure to always wash hands before each meal. In winter we are more vulnerable to many conditions, including flu.
  • If you get the flu, schedule a free consultation with the NHS.
  • Drink a lot of water. The skin tends to become drier because of the climate and use of the heater at home. water improves the body’s functioning.
  • Avoid agglomerations during the winter.
  • Use several thick-layered clothing to protect yourself from the cold – clothing made of cotton, wool or fibers.
  • Wrap a scarf loosely around your mouth when outdoors – add whenever possible, wear gloves, boots, and burrows.
  • If you have a heart or breathing problem, stay indoors in very cold weather.
  • If the person is 65 or over, or have a health condition, such as heart or lung disease, heat your home to at least 18C
  • Babies should sleep in rooms heated to between 16C and 20C to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Get your heating system checked regularly by a qualified professional.

Step by Step to Renting London

It is not a myth. London is one of the cities with the highest cost of living in Europe. The explanation is simple. The English capital is one of the destinations in the world to immigrate and this causes rent prices to rise. It’s people coming and going in search of renting. However, the latest news shows that rent prices are falling and thus encouraging those who wish to live in London. LondonHelp4U has prepared a step by step for you to rent the dream house in London.

First: You need to decide the region. London is into six zones. We recommend zones 1 and 2, closer to the center. The more distant you live, the cheaper is the rent, but, the more expensive the ticket on the underground is. The logic is this. You need to balance what you want.

Second: Search for apps and sites. Decided to go to the area, there are several options: Zoopla, Gumtree, Spare Room and One Room. We recommend that you do not transfer money without having visited the place. See the distance from the underground, supermarkets and GPs. Some sites are able to know every detail of the region as crime levels and age of the population.

Third: You do not need sharpening in London. But, you need to mind about the expenses of renting a home. It requires deposit money. Which is usually six weeks. You can get this amount back when you leave the house. Plus the agency fee and plus one month’s rent in advance. You can not forget the internet, energy, gas water, council tax and home insurance. But, you can choose to pay the rent with bills included.

Tip: If you visited the place and liked it. Make the offer. Do not leave for another day, as the demand is constant the risk of losing to another person is very high.

Prices: Search a lot. You can find studio from 800 (with bills included) in zone 2 and houses with two rooms for 1500 pounds.

Know how non-citizens get a visa

It is true that having a European passport is the simplest way of living in the UK. But, this dream is not something accessible only to people who hold a document from an EU country. It is possible to legally live in the UK without having to have a red passport in your hands. Check out some examples.
Work visa
One of the most sought-after visas for non-European immigrants in the UK is the work visa, Tier 2. This category is applicable for qualified professionals wishing to work in the UK. To apply you must have a job offer and a sponsorship certificate from a UK employer who has a valid Tier 2 license. The least wage is £ 20,800 per year. For experienced workers, the required least increases to £ 30,000 per year.
Apply also for this visa who are being transferred to a British branch of the organization. For these professionals, the salary should be at least £ 24,800 per year.
Tier 2 also encompasses two more categories:
Professionals want to invest in the UK or to involve in running a business in UK territory. You need to have capital of at least 200,000 pounds.
High net worth individuals who want to make a large financial investment in the UK. You need to have capital of at least 2 million pounds in the UK.
Student visa
Short term
Those who intend to study in the UK on courses lasting up to 11 months may apply for the short-stay visa. You need to have an offer in an institution recognized by the UK Immigration Agency (UK Border Agency). And have the financial resources to stay for the duration of the course. It is not possible to extend this visa, which lasts from 1 to 11 months.
For who would like to study in the UK in higher education (undergraduate, masters, etc.), must apply for the Tier 4 visa.
You must prove the level of English and have enough resources to maintain it during the course.
LondonHelp4U offers an immigration service for those who wish to apply for all types of visas. We are an immigration company with 17 years of experience in visas and citizenships for the United Kingdom.
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Check out the rights of children born in the UK

British citizenship is one of the most bureaucratic nationalities to be acquired. Unlike Brazil or the United States, children born in the United Kingdom are not automatically registered with the nationality of the country. Here, for example, if the parents are Brazilian and the child is born in the United Kingdom, it will be registered according to the parents’ origin, in this case, with the Brazilian citizenship.

For this child to be registered with British nationality will depend on a few factors. Understand the rights of children born in the UK in these three cases.

Children have the right to register with British citizenship if they were born in the United Kingdom and have lived in the country for 10 years or more, even if the country does not have a visa.

Children born in the United Kingdom have the right to register as Brits after the parents acquire permanent residence.

Children of British parents born in or outside the United Kingdom can apply for citizenship.

LondonHelp4U provides all necessary assistance in obtaining British nationality for children and permanent residence. We are an immigration company with 17 years of experience in visas and citizenships for the United Kingdom.

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Career Coach: step by step to have a perfect CV

In the competitive UK job market the CV is the most important tool to search for a job. To be succeed it is necessary to have a very good CV. Next, check out the tips from Siomara Jubert, who specializes in CVs and Carrer Coach, to have a perfect CV!

Step 1 CV file name
You might have heard that is good practice to tailor your CV to each role you apply for. And it might seem silly and a very minor detail how you name of your CV file, but remember: the beauty is on the detail.

Well done you if you are already adapting your CV to each you apply for. However, the recruiter does not need to know you are applying for hundreds of vacancies.  Naming your CV ‘Sales CV’ or ‘version 2′  or ‘CV August 17’ does not sound very attractive. If you name your CV that way it will be a strong hint to the recruiter or hiring manager that you do have 100 different versions of it – even if you don’t. This may indicate you lack on focus by applying to many different roles.

You can keep different versions on your drive, but when sending the file out make sure the file reads simply ‘Joe Blogs CV’ or ‘Joe Blogs’ for example.

Step 2 Contact details
It has been an old practice to put all your details in. The details I am talking about are things such as address, nationality, date of birth, marital status or how many kids you have.

But just think for a moment: why would an employer need to know where you live before hiring you? These are unnecessary and take up space on your CV. On another hand, if you are posting your CV on job boards online, the last thing you want is to have all your data that easily available.

Make sure you add your telephone and email address – full stop!This will make the employer or recruiter’s life a lot easier and increase the chances of you getting a call or email straight away.

Step 3 – SUMMARY
Normally, when you start writing a CV, most people tend to think about describing themselves without considering to whom the CV is aimed at. Bear that in mind as it will be someone else reading it and not you. To start your CV, focus on the experience – in the UK, this is the bit they are most interested in.

Some people like to add the ‘summary’ or ‘personal profile’ a short description about themselves. This approach carries a risk: it takes space on the CV and 99% of the cases does not make your CV any more appealing. On the contrary. It normally carries the same jargons all the other candidates present.

Using too many adjectives without real examples to support it will not make any impact and you will sound just like any other candidate that state they are ‘reliable’, ‘hard working’ or  ‘a team player’ – and the list goes on.

You will need to provide evidence of your affirmations through your experience and achievements and that is what is going to define who you truly are. So, if you want to add a summary on your CV, make it engaging and relevant.

step 4 Length
English language is wonderful in that sense. You can and should be as concise as possible. Why take 10 words to say something when you could use 5? This will make your CV easier to read.

A recruiter or the hiring manager have always quite a few CVs to read and you just want to make their jobs easier. Besides, you really want to make an impact and not kill them of boredom.

Fair enough you might have a lot of experience and if it is the case, start by writing the relevant information for the role you are applying for. So if you had jobs that don’t really relate to what you are doing now or more junior roles, make a short summary for those just so that there isn’t a gap on your work history. No more than 2 pages (front and back).

Step 5 Hobbies
Hobbies…not a real necessity to add them on your CV but I will leave you with two thoughts to ponder upon:

  1. Is it taking too much room on your CV?
  2. Is it relevant for the job you are applying for? Is it going to help you secure an interview with that particular company?

If you answered no to the first and yes to the second, perhaps it is a good idea to have it there. I will leave it for you to decide. To summarise, recruiters want to have a glimpse of who you are and your experience. Write it in your own words. Ask yourself the question: ‘Would I hire myself?’. Good luck with the job hunt!

Siomara Jubert is expert in CVs and a LondonHelpU partner. As an in-house recruiter and career coach Siomara sees the 2 sides of the coin on a daily basis. It is her personal satisfaction and real passion to help people achieve their career aspirations and goals and that’s why Moving Forward CV & Career Coach was founded. Her advice is based on her experience as a recruiter and tailored to each individual and their specific needs. She feels very lucky to be able to work and help incredible people every day.  If you need help with your CV, please contact us by phone 020 7636 8500 or mail .