Pre-Interview Jitters!

I’ve talked about my job search on the blog and on my Instagram page. It’s been quite the experience and the job hunt is still happening. I had an interview about a week ago and it was truly unique.

I luckily got a phone interview with one of the companies I recently applied to. It was about 40 minutes long, and it went quite well. The women I spoke with set up an in-person interview for a week later. She sent me an email with location information, and attached a file for a required PRESENTATION that I had to create for this interview. My initial reaction was to panic, call my dad, and tell him that I just couldn’t do it. I was overwhelmed by the thought of talking about myself in front of 2-3 people who are there to make sure I’m qualified enough for the job.

I decided that the presentation was something I had to do. No matter how nervous I felt, this was the experience that I needed. Even if I don’t get the job, I’m always satisfied with the skill and confidence I gain with each interview. 

If you’re currently going through the same process as I am – applying and interviewing for jobs – remember to take a deep breath and put your best foot forward. The idea of interviewing is daunting, but once it’s over, you’ll be extremely proud you did it!

Tips For Interviews :

  1. Research the company & write down the key points of their mission statements
  2. Bring a few copies of resume, cover letter, and your transcript (if you’re a recent graduate)
  3. Never chew gum during an interview
  4. Introduce yourself, greet with a strong handshake, and always thank them for their time
  5. Follow up!!! This shows them that you’re excited to hear back from them & move forward in the interviewing process

I hope some of these tips helped! Thanks for reading.

Stay rad,

Caroline Abigail

Post-Grad New Years Resolution

Life is full of difficult choices. For most of my 22 years, I’ve been following what the majority of people around me have done. Recently, I’ve been finding it hard to separate myself from not doing what everyone else is doing. People have their own post-graduation goals, which is one of the greatest accomplishments you can have as a graduating senior. That hasn’t been my mindset this year. I’ve been comparing myself to other people and their goals, when clearly our life paths aren’t the same. For some reason, I can’t help but admire them while also put myself down because of my unclear aspirations.

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Lessons In Retail

Ever since I started working, four years ago when I was 17, I have learned a lot while working in retail. Having a job means everything to me. Yes, the pay isn’t the most desirable, nor are the hours, but I discovered some reasons why working in retail has changed my outlook on life for the better!

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