Πέμπτη, 19 Μαρτίου 2015

5 Items You Should Never Carry in Your Wallet





When was the last time that you been a victim of pickpocket theft? 5 small tips to prevent this happen again.


Have you ever had your wallet stolen or experienced identity theft? What could you have done differently to prevent it?



1. Social Security Card


There’s really no reason to keep your Social Security card in your wallet, unless you’re completing paperwork for a new job or applying for a driver’s license,. It may seem like a convenient place to keep your card, but if your wallet is lost or stolen, thieves can use your Social Security Number to open credit card accounts and apply for loans. Remove your Social Security card from your wallet; memorize the number, and then store the card is a fireproof safe or lock-box.



2. Spare House Key

You will probably lock yourself out the house at least once in your lifetime. Locksmiths aren’t cheap but If your wallet is ever stolen, thieves will not only gain your personal information, but also access to your home. Your driver’s license contains your address, and it only takes one brazen thief to break into your home. A better solution is to give a spare key to a relative or a trusted neighbor, or keep the key tucked inside your shirt.



3. Account Passwords

A password cheat sheet is one way to remember your PIN numbers and the login information for your many accounts. But if you keep this information in your wallet – along with your credit cards or debit cards – thieves can easily access your accounts and take money from your checking or savings accounts.Keep a cheat sheet, but don’t store the information in your wallet. Create a computer spreadsheet for your account information and protect your computer with a password, or store the information on a password-protected phone.



4. Blank Checks

Checks include personal information, such as your bank account number, your name, and your address. With this information, thieves can transfer money from your account, fill in blank checks, and wipe out your account before you realize that your wallet has been stolen. The bank will likely reimburse your account, but why go through the hassle? Never keep all your checks in your wallet – simply tear out what you need for the day’s purchases, and leave the checkbook at home.



5. Multiple Credit Cards

Canceling just one of your credit cards because of theft is tedious. But if you have services auto-billed to this credit card, you have to notify merchants of your updated account information. If you keep all of your credit cards in your wallet, this is what you’ll have to do if it’s stolen. Therefore, you should never keep more than two credit

Social Media Presence



It is incredible how much important role the social media can play in the self promotion for employability. I have seen companies to promote their products through Facebook or Twitter but couldn’t imagine doing this for my own good. Since I start identifying my personal brand and create a professional image I felt that it was the time to choose the right tools and start promoting myself in the global market of the employability.


So far I was using almost only Facebook for socialising and keep in touch with friends and relatives. Since I started to look for opportunities to work in international organisations and other agencies, in the challenging field of Security and Risk Management. I decided to expand my online presence. The first network that I am going to focus on is LinkedIn. It’s the most professional oriented social network and apart from job opportunities that might arise, it’s a good source of info through different LinkedIn Groups that are related with the security sector. The second network that I'm going to focus on is Twitter. I'm planning to follow as many international organisations or NGOs so I can have always a wider view about what is happening in the global related to my field and the actions of these organisations but also to keep an eye on new job vacancies that might have. By having a blog you can prove the quality of your work and your experience and convince the audience about your assets and qualifications. Step by step I achieved to make my own blog, I learnt how to manage it appropriately and as you can see below I've uploaded my first posts. I indent to extent my knowledge in these are and maybe ‘decorate’ it with even more attractive posts to the extent of a qualitative on-line work portfolio.


Even though I start creating accounts in the above social media I start considering about my visual identity that these will have. Due to the nature of work and security concerns of the organisation where I work I had limited options. The colors and the photos that I try to use as well as what I’m writing in my posts must reflect the serious attitude of my work. Security issues as regards me and people around me (i.e. family members) are and will always be a priority and this comes above my on-line promotion. However, specific privacy settings made things easier and with careful management I can keep a balance between work security restrictions and using freely social media.

Κυριακή, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

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Hi everyone, I'm Georgios (you can call me George) a Greek Police Officer who is currently working in the Hellenic Police Headquarters for the International Police Cooperation Division.

A capable and highly ambitious Police Officer, with specialized knowledge in Economics, Security and Risk Management, analytical and professional skills, as well as with work experience in challenging work environments, both in national and international level.

Honesty and justice are my milestone values. Working in police enforced me with strong patience and made me adjustable in various situations. Ask my work partners and friends who is Georgios, they will tell you about a trustworthy person and a good listener. Ask me, and I will tell you that I am someone who wants his work to have a positive impact to the general good and be remarkable for many years to come. 

My aim is to deepen in the field of my job in the Hellenic Police, while I’m looking for opportunities to work in international organizations and other agencies, in the challenging field of Security and Risk Management. That’s why purpose of this blog is to promote my professional and personal portfolio inform the readers about my work, my personal qualifications and also my international experience.