anonymous asked:

tips for acing a job interview?

HI there! :)

I’ve got some tips for you:

Practice answering interview questions and practice your responses to the typical job interview questions and answers most employers ask. Think of concrete examples you can use to highlight your skills. Providing evidence of your successes is a great way to promote your candidacy. Also have a list of your own questions to ask the employer ready.

Do your homework about the employer and the industry so you are ready for the question What do you know about this company? Know the interviewer’s name and use it during the job interview. If you’re not sure of the name, call and ask prior to the interview. Try to relate what you have learned about the company when answering questions.

Get Ready
Make sure your interview attire is neat, tidy and appropriate for the type of firm you are interviewing with.
Bring a nice portfolio with copies of your resume. Include a pen and paper for note taking.

Be On Time
Be on time for the interview. On time means five to ten minutes early. If need be, take some time to drive to the interview location ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there.

Stay Calm
During the job interview try to relax and stay as calm possible. Remember that your body language says as much about you as your answers to the questions. Proper preparation will allow you to exude confidence. Take a moment to regroup. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer. Listen to the entire question before you answer and pay attention - you will be embarrassed if you forget the question.

Show What You Know
Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions.  When discussing your career accomplishments match them to what the company is looking for. Use examples from your research when answering questions, “I noticed that when you implemented a new software system last year, your customer satisfaction ratings improved dramatically. I am well versed in the latest technologies from my experience with developing software at ABC, and appreciate a company who strives to be a leader in its industry.”

Follow Up
Always follow-up with a thank you note reiterating your interest in the position. You can also include any details you may have forgotten to mention during your interview. If you interview with multiple people send each one a personal thank you note. Send your thank you note (email is fine) within 24 hours of your interview.

Helpful links about job interviews:

Once you’ve looked over those links, the next set of advice that I have for you is some general advice that has helped my brother with job interviews. (I have never had a job interview because I have only applied one place and haven’t heard back)

  • Look your best (and appropriate). Don’t show up in unwashed clothes with greasy hair and chipped nail polish or so. They won’t like that. Bonus points: if you look good, you automatically feel more confident!
  • Try to stay calm. Or well, enthusiastic is good, but don’t be overly nervous. I know it’s hard but really, the best scenario is that they hire you on the spot and the worst scenario is that you will have learned how job interviews work and you’ll totally nail the next one!
  • Be prepared. Research the company/place you’re applying at,  know what you’re talking about
  • Try to ask questions. Aim for at least three. For example, ask how you could grow in the company (which shows that you plan to stay around for a while and that you’re ambitious).
  • Prepare for questions they’re likely to ask you. What are your strengths? Weaknesses? Are you a team player? Don’t say that you don’t have any weaknesses, they’ll think you are really full of yourself.
  • To leave a good impression, show up a little early.
  • Be interested in the people and the company. Be polite and thank the interviewers at the end of the conversation!
  • Turn!!! Off!!! Your!!! Phone!!!
  • Don’t give up during/before/after the interview. Even if they tell you there’s about a 1% chance you’ll get hired, it’s still a chance. Believe me, this is how I got into college.

Keep me updated? I would love to know if you get the job :) xx

Custom Tattoo Designs….Groovy 60’s Shift Dresses…and more~ YAH, i’m talking about LUNA PATCHOULI my second artist interview! I’m so excited to have this scrumptious artist featured here today! I love her colourful artwork…you just want to dive into her paintings :)

Can you tell us a little about yourself?  

My artist name is Luna Patchouli, I have cycled the sun 20 times and have been creating for most of those! I am a vegan faerie with a henna head. I live in Wales, a beautiful place full of fantastical tales and with deep rooted magik in the earth, yet I have a deep longing for another far away place, nowhere I can be physically. My heart is content when I am with the flowers and I feel blissful when dancing in the moonbeams ~

Describe a typical creative day?

I will usually wake whenever my body is ready and I spend time honouring my being and expressing my gratitude which sets the stage for a day of manifesting beautiful things! I walk around in the garden and find my inspired heart. I tend to have many things on the go and no routine to follow.. I flow with what I feel I’d like to work on with respect to the creative process. I have so much inside me just waiting to break out into tangible expression!

What first made you want to become a creative artist?

When I was a littl'un I felt very alone and inside myself but my heart felt swollen with beauty I knew existed but could not see. I was always looking for treasure (keys, acorn tops, old glass bottles, you know, treasure), faeries and ghosts, I knew there was more! Whenever I would see a crystal, even a shiny piece of glass, I would be overcome with wonder, they were so magical! ~ to this day I am immediately drawn to shiny, coloured, translucent things! ~ This desire for more ed me to seek it in creative writing and drawing. I soon realised you could create these things that satisfied your soul with your own hands and a lil passion and I was at peace.

What’s you’re favourite crystal and why?

Fluorite! It is almost the perfect crystal for me. It feels like it allows me to be who I am in my heart because I don’t have to worry about my mind! I am very sensitive and it protects me from the energy I don’t need. My first real experience with fluorite blew my mind and was confirmation of the invisible plane. Also it is the most beautiful colours, I have never seen something so beautiful, it is surely a blessing

If you were a ghost where would you hide?

I would hide in a tree and whenever someone came to sit beneath my leaves I’d make a single blossom fall into their lap eheh

Your most beloved poem.

I am the original fragrance of the earth. I am the taste in water. I am the heat in fire and the sound in space. I am the light of the sun and moon and the life of all that lives.

Lord Krishna — Bhagavad Gita 7.8

Where can I find you online?

Tumblr ~ luna-patchouli     Instagram ~ lunar.blossom    Etsy ~ LunaPatchouli



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So excited to have HandiCraftKate featured on my blog today! I can’t even express how in LOVE I am with Kate’s amazing designs—-> all handmade and Eco-friendly nuno felted creations! Please check out Kate’s stunning collection… I know you’ll fall in love with her magical store! 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am 29 years old and have a very supportive husband of 7 years. I love vintage MLP and watch the series The Walking Dead to relieve stress. I am kind of a workaholic and a bit of a perfectionist. I am also very sensitive and don’t like it when people are mean to each other. My day job before I became a full time crafter was as a preschool teacher. I don’t have many friends, but the ones I do have I am very close with. I have always loved fantasy and the unicorn is my favorite animal.

Describe a typical creative day?

There are three things I must have while I work. One is my MP3 player with the latest romance novel to listen to. Second is a thermos full of ice cold water. Three is my phone so I can stay connected to my shop while I craft. I work from the time I wake up to late in the evening with many breaks in-between.

What first made you want to become a creative artist?

The late illustrator Trina Schart Hyman, who died in 2003, I always dreamed of meeting her. Her books like St. George and the Dragon, and the The Water of Life are some of my favorite. In a way she taught me how to draw and that is where my artistic journey started.

What tarot card describes you best and why?

The “Star” because she represents a moment of renewed hope, inspiration and discovery. I try to have moments like that as often as possible.

Your most beloved poem.

This is not a “poem” per-say but it reads like one in my opinion. Don’t laugh at me but I really love the lyrics to the song “The Last Unicorn” :P

Where can I find you online?

~Shop from me on Etsy~

~Become a fan on Facebook~

~Follow me on Pinterest~

~Visit my Tumblr Blog~

~Find me on Flickr~

~Watch me on DeviantArt~

~Follow me on Craftsy~

Hello Sparrows, Today I’m featuring my first creative witch interview~ I’m pleased to introduce my long time friend Kylie Benjamins. 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a 29 year old artist and witch. I live in London Ontario with my dog and familiar Charlie. I have a passion for winged eyeliner and all things strange and unusual

Describe a typical creative day?
I let myself wake naturally when my body is ready, usually around 8 am. I get my coffee and make my way to my studio with Charlie at my heels. I’ll turn on some soothing music, light incense, check social media, read emails, and then begin work on whatever projects I happen to be in the middle of. I take frequent breaks and surround myself with unique items that motivate and inspire me.

What first made you want to become a creative artist?                            Being an only child drawing and painting were always a big part of my life. Creating was a way to dream and explore. But it wasn’t until 2012, with the encouragement of family and friends, that I began to take my art seriously. I participated in my first art exhibit and I have been going strong ever since.

What tarot card describes you best and why?
The tower.
It’s meaning has always resonated with me and I feel it holds an important lesson. Never let your limited vision of reality block your understanding of the truth.

If you were a ghost where would you hide?
Behind the shower curtain hehe

Your most beloved poem.
“For women who are tied to the moon, love alone is not enough. We insist each day wrap it’s knuckles through our heart strings and pull. The lows. The joy. The poetry. We dance at the edge of a cliff, you have fallen off. So it goes. You will climb up again.

You rare girl, once again, you have a body that belongs to no lover, to no father, belongs to no one but you. Wear your sorrow like the lines on your palm. Like a shawl to keep you warm at night. Don’t mourn the love that is lost to you now. It is a book of poems whose meters worked their way into your pulse. Even if it has slipped from your hands, it will stay in your body.

You loved a man who treated you like absinthe, half poison and half god. He tried to sweeten you, to water you down. So you left. And now you have your heart all to yourself again. A heart like a stone cottage. Heart like a lover’s diary. Hope like an ocean.” ~ Anais Nin

Where can we find you online?


Twitter: @KylieBenjamins

Instagram: @kyliebenjamins


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