Author Archives: Lars-Christian

Onboarding and orientation – what’s the difference?

Welcoming new employees into your organization marks a very important moment for you as an employer, and especially for the employee. For many employees this will be the first time they see their new place of work since their last interview (and for some the very first time) with you. This is the moment they…

Amazing pastries and less amazing dinners

An important part travel is food. It’s part of the cultural insight to to the place you visit, and a source of enjoyment on your adventure. This goes for Portugal as well, though I would keep my expectations on the lower side when it comes to dining out. Whether it’s a visit to hole-in-the-wall-need-something-to-eat-right-now type…

The ever changing world of Fluxx

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I rarely bring games with me when travelling, but this time we brought two. Star Fluxx and Chtulu Fluxx. I like both, but my girlfriend prefers Star Fluxx (probably because she tends to beat the s… out of me most of the time we play).   Both games start off with the simple rules “draw…

I don’t like the drugs, but the drugs (or at least dealers) like me…

Visiting Lisbon has so far been a very fun experience, so if I'm to put my finger on one specific thing on the negative side, it has to be the ridiculous amount of drug dealers here. Or at least, the apparent drug dealers. In Oslo, Norway, where I'm from, I have never been approached by…

On guidebooks – The Rough Guide and Rick Steves (and Lonely Planet… sort of)

On my most recent travels I’ve brought with me Lonely Planet’s city guides (Barcelona and Berlin). This time I decided to try out the city guide from Rough Guide. The decision really fell on which one was the latest update. So far I’m not sure if I like it compared to what Lonely Planet has…

What Sintra is all about – The culture post!

Though quiet and peace of mind can easily be part of the package when you visit Sintra, the main goal is taking in the cultural sites the town has to offer. During our stay we saw some of the more famous attractions, as well as a couple of others. Palácio Nacional, Pálacio da Pena and…

Southbound travels – Putting Portugal on the map

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Deciding on where go travel for the summer, my girlfriend suggested Portugal. None of us had ever been, so it was an easy “yes”! While I see the value in having a place you always like to visit, my personal belief is that there are so many places on this planet to see that more…

Career Development, Part III – Are you in the 30s or the 70s?

We’ve covered some basics in career development and job search in part 1 and part 2. Before going into the practical side of your standard job searching tools, there’s an important thing to remember when looking for you next job –  where to look. There’s a common percentage division that says that the jobs and…

Career Development Part II – Searching and applying for positions

You’ve done the first step covered in part one of this series, and now know  where you want to put your focus when taking the next step on your career and job search journey. For this post I’ll keep the focus on traditional job search. Create a daily plan Create a plan for how to…

Career Development Part I – Productive Job Search

For some time now I have been working as a career advisor, and so I thought it was about time to do a few posts on the realm of career advice and job search. I won’t claim that the ideas and suggestions presented here are new or revolutionary in any way, but I will say…