I won the Beautiful Blogger Award

Hi Everyone.

Although this is my beatredundancyblues blog, I could not wait to tell you that I am really pleased to have received the Beautiful Blogger Award for my quirkybooks.wordpress.com blog.  My first ever blogging award, it feels fantastic.

Dorothy Stacy from dorothystacy.wordpress.com  awarded it to me, she is a fellow writer and has some interesting posts that you may want to check out.

Apparently I should be passing this award on to 7 other people and I have been taking my time to contemplate who to give it to but as I don’t have a huge list I feel I have fallen short at concluding only 5.  I do however believe that these 5 are of good quality and are of people who I follow that take the time out of their day to blog regularly, so they very much deserve the award.  First I will tell you a few facts about myself that you may or may not know.

  1. I have 4 guineapigs that live with me in 2 indoor cages, they are called Peaches, Snuggles, Daisy and Cinnamon.
  2. I have been a presenter on Hospital Radio since 1995 and I currently present a Dreamboat show on Hospital Radio Exeter, on a Monday evening, 10pm-11pm.
  3. I have been made redundant twice during my 15 year career in retail and each time I have managed to successfully work my way back up the career ladder.  I started this blog to help others who have been made redundant, to get back into work.
  4. I have my own website called quirkybooks.net  that is currently about me and my writing but I am intending in the future to change it into an e-book shop to sell my own work.
  5. I now have an illustrator for my debut children’s picture book and hopefully it should be released as an e-book before the end of the year.
  6. I prefer to use a Mac rather than a PC, as I find it better to work with the large amount of applications I use, although I can also work on a PC.
  7. I am a student at present and I am currently studying an IAG Level 4 Diploma. (Information, Advice and Guidance.)  I got my 10 modules on the 4th of May and all work has to be completed by the 25th of June.
  8. I am going to the Coaching Academy in London on the 9th and 10th of June to get a certificate in Personal Coaching.
  9. I am currently studying Adobe Indesign at Exeter College.
  10. I am doing a self-employment course with Womens Development Unlimited to help me start up my own business.
  11. By the time I have finished all of my courses I will be launching a new website called beatredundancyblues.com that I am currently developing and I will be able to be a Redundancy and Unemployment Specialist Support Advisor, Coach and Trainer and will be able to A.C.T for you.

If you want to know anything else, just ask.

In the meantime, I have the very important honour of giving the Beautiful Blogger Award to 5 other lucky bloggers, so here goes:

  1. margekatherine.com
  2. hurtlingtowards60.wordpress.com
  3. talinorfali.wordpress.com
  4. ilovegetttingupinthemorning.wordpress.com
  5. lesleycarter.wordpress.com

If you have any recommendations as to which other 2 blogs I could give the award to, then please let me know.

Write soon.

Sandra

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About Quirky Books

Published Author of BREAK THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF REDUNDANCY TO GET BACK INTO WORK - AN A-Z 'HOW TO' GUIDE and How To Get Started With Twitter For Absolute Beginners, A Step-By-Step Guide. In a nutshell, my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book is a complete A-Z system for getting back into work, and a comprehensive guide about how you can recover from the devastating effects of redundancy to live the life of your dreams. Although this book is predominantly aimed at redundant workers, the content will prove equally useful to jobseekers or anyone looking to change careers for whatever reason. This book provides eighty benefits and covers twenty-six aspects of redundancy. It’s a system because each of the chapters is broken down into ‘5 components of redundancy’. You need to master all components in order to give you the best chance of success at getting back into work. Because this book takes a holistic view of redundancy, one of the key elements to master first of all is wellbeing skills, before progressing through exploring what options are available to you and later, learning the practical job skills. This book is different because it does not just focus on one element of redundancy, but on the many barriers you need to conquer if you are to successfully get back into work, I show you how to deal with the inner trauma and turmoil of being made redundant (health and wellbeing skills), before focusing on the practical elements such as job skills, and deciding on your future path. I have worked in management roles for seven years. Part of my management duties entailed interviewing, recruiting, training and coaching staff and I took part in every aspect of the recruitment process from placing the advert to completing staff inductions and training. I have also experienced the other side of the recruitment process, when I was applying for work and being interviewed for jobs whilst redundant. I have been made redundant twice and each time managed to successfully work my way back up the career ladder. It is from experience that I have gained insight into both points of view and I am able to help others. This book is the first Quirky Book that I published and it's under my own imprint of Quirky Books. It's unique and groundbreaking because it combines two genres, an A-Z Guide with a How To book. Each of its A-Z chapters is about an element of redundancy, and within each chapter it explains how to do things related to that element to break though your barriers of redundancy and beat your redundancy blues. That’s what makes it a quirky book. Buy it from Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O Buy it from Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BREAK-THROUGH-BARRIERS-REDUNDANCY-GUIDE-ebook/dp/B0128RWB5O Like on Facebook www.facebook.com/BreakThroughTheBarriersOfRedundancyBook You can view my quirkybooks writing blog at http://www.quirkybooks.wordpress.com

Posted on May 30, 2012, in Redundancy and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You’ve earned it!

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