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How to be good at interviews:

I’m having next Wednesday my first professional interview (eeeeek) so I decided to share the research I’m doing. I googled all of this and chose the information I found most important, and organized it. I truly hope it’s helpful for someone out there :)

PLAN AND PRACTICE:

  • always do your homework: learn about the organization, its ideas and story 
  • don’t necessarily memorize responses, but try to have a planned general strategy for answering common interview questions
  • practice in front of the mirror
  • be ready to briefly describe related experience
  • compare your qualifications to what the organization wants from you

COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

  1. What’s your biggest weakness? Think of a genuine issue you have as well as ways you have managed to work with/around it.
  2. What’s your biggest strengths?” Stand out from the crowd and don’t be afraid to speak about your strengths in an authentic and compelling way. See if your strengths align with the company’s needs.
  3. Why do you want this job?”/ “Why should we hire you?” Stay focused on why your background makes you an ideal candidate and tell them how you are going to contribute to that department and that company. 
  4. Tell me about yourself.” Don’t tell them your life story, instead discuss what your interests are relating to the job and why your background makes you a great candidate.
  5. Why did you leave your last job/position/school?” Do not go into details about your dissatisfaction, tell them that while you valued the experience and education you received, you felt that the time had come to seek outo a new opportunity, expand your skills and knowledge, and to find a company with wich you could grow. Try to put a positive spin on things. Be honest if you were fired but don’t trash your previous boss.
  6. Where do you see yourself in five years?”  Be honest about what your greater aspirations are.

And much much much more (from your behaviour to work experiences, education, interests and motivation or problems and challeges you’ve faced previously), I would encourage you to try to write down some topics for each questions that work for you. Being prepared is everything.

THE DAY OF THE INTERVIEW:

  • sleep and eat well so you look rested and healthy on the big day
  • give yourself time to calm down/meditate/relax
  • don’t noodle around on your phone or electronic device while waiting - it may communicate boredom and frivolousness, maybe stick your notebook/notes

What to wear: normally it’s best to dress neutral, professionally/formal, not overly fashionable or trendy, and brightly colored clothing is bad. Make sure your clothes are neat and wrinkle free, and make sure your image is very clean and neat.

What to bring: if revelant, extra copies of your resume on quality paper, a notepad or professional binder and pen, information you might need to complete an application.

IMPORTANT TIPS:

  • make eye contact
  • show courtesy to everyone during the interview, this means everyone from the reception staff to the interviewer herself
  • smile
  • have good posture
  • avoid fidgeting too much or playing with your hair/touching face
  • have a good handshake
  • don’t cross your arms over your chest
  • walk, act, talk with confidence
  • be comfortable and relaxed
  • choose the words you say
  • don’t place stuff on their desk
  • manage your reactions - facial and body expressions give clues on how you feel: project a positive image
  • show interest and enthusiasm
  • show warmth and personality - being personable is about getting the interviewer’s emotional side to like you and believe in you
  • don’t lie to make it seem like you know something you don’t. You probably won’t fool your interviewer, and admitting to not know something is much more impressive than lying
  • be honest
  • keep things simple and short, talk in 30-90 second chunks. Any less and you’re likely to seem unqualified; any more and your interviewer is likely to lose interest in what you’re saying

THINK OF QUESTIONS TO ASK: participating actively during the interview gives a good impression of your level of interest in the job. Most of times it is more adequeate to ask in the end of the interview.  But I feel like you really need to make sure your questions are adequate. Examples:

  • “What types of training opportunities do you offer?”
  • “What are the chances for professional growth in this job opportunity?”
  • “Is there anything else I can provide you with that would be helpful?”
  • ALWAYS ask the “ When can I expect to hear back from you about the position?” question if  the interviewer does not tell you

Good questions are open-ended, and thus cannot be answered with a “yes” or “no.” Better questions are behavioral: they ask how things are done or have happened in the past, because current and past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.

AFTER THE INTERVIEW:

  • shake hands with the interviewer - try to invest some feeling into the handshake and pleasantries, even if you think you bombed the interview
  • hold your head high and keep your cool
  • your emotions are probably teetering at the highest of highs or the lowest of lows, but try to stay measured
  • project a cool confidence, not cockiness, and walk out of the interview with your head held high

SOMETHING TO ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND:

  • when you know in your heart and your gut that you bring to the table something just as valuable as a paycheck and maybe much more – your tremendous experience, intellect and instinct – you’ll carry yourself differently. You won’t trip over your words in an effort to please His Majesty or Her Highness, because you’ll see yourself and the interviewer as equals on a level playing field. 
  • you are valuable and unique. You have something very special in you and you deserve to be given a chance. good luck!

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Hope this helps x

update;

(im gonna smoothly ignore the fact that ive been an inactive hoe and just briefly say “depression is a bitch” bcuz negative shit sucks)

i just noticed y’all got several of my bad chapters to over a thousand notes

what the fuck

HOW

omg

you guys, all i can say is fucking thank you and i love you guys so much, literally so fucking much

you guys make me feel worth something, and for that i cant thank you enough

<3

january blog of the month

can you believe that it’s time to choose the first blog of the month of 2017?! it’s insane how fast this year’s gone by. i look forward to another great year with this blog, and hope to meet so many more of you in the future!

rules

  • follow me (mention your main blog in the tags!)
  • reblog this post before january 5
  • reblog as many times as you want (likes don’t count as entries)
  • only open to studyblrs
  • must reach 300 notes

what you get

  • a spot on my blog until the end of the month
  • promos whenever you want for the month!!
  • a follow back
  • a name/blog aesthetic if you want one
  • you get to be best buds w/ me!!

××× Welcome to the Creator Club! ××× 

I am looking for NEW MEMBERS!!!! 

This is a Network for anyone who creates content for tumblr and people who want to learn to create stuff! yay! It doesn’t matter if you make/ want to make graphics, edits, gifs, text posts, themes, fanfiction, poems, music, everything is welcome. So basically if you ever create a post on tumblr, yay!

How to enter:
What am I looking for:
  • friendly blogger
  • you have to create content
  • or want to start making content
  • willing to help others out ^-^
What will you get:
  • a place to share your creations
  • new friends and followers
  • help with graphics/edits/gifs etc.
  • probably a follow back from me
  • help with polls and reaching follwer goals
  • a spot on the network page
Extra info:
Happy Birthday Blog! (The Best and the Worst)

The Worst: Three Way Tie 

All three of these recipes got only 10 notes. 

3.) LOTRO: Bowl of Skirlie

What Went Wrong: Looking back, I shouldn’t have let this be a dish by itself. Making it with another LOTRO recipe, or even just using it for stuffing and showing how to do that probably would have been more appealing.

Will I Try Again: Most likely! And this time I will use it as stuffing.

2.) Aion Ervio Salad

What Went Wrong: Honestly I’m not sure. I thought the salad was pretty good, but maybe the concept was too simple (or people just don’t care about salads.) Maybe if I made a joke picture with me eating the salad and looking outrageously happy it would have been better.

Will I Try Again: Maybe? I could see making it as a part of a larger meal sometime in the future (like a picnic or family dinner), but it wouldn’t be anything I write to the blog about.

1.) WoW: Spicy Vegetable Chips

What Went Wrong: Well….everything about it was kind of a failure. From the thinness of the veggie slices to the heat of the oven, this was something I just could not overcome. 

Will I Try Again: Yes, only this time I’m using the right tools. I will probably try deep frying, but I also want to invest in a proper dehydrator, which was what I was trying to emulate in the first place. Someday, I will make these chips, and they will be awesome!


The Best:

3.) GW2: Walnut Sticky Bread 197 Notes

What Went Right: This is the first of my recipes that took off, to my surprise. I was still very much fumbling in the dark during these early posts (I am still fumbling, to be honest) and didn’t really know what to expect. But I guess that’s what happens when Tumblr happens to host a large GW2 population! It didn’t follow the recipe by means of making your own bread from scratch, but the fact that it seems doable by people of every culinary level was probably very appealing. Or because it’s sticky walnut bread. I don’t know.

Will I Make It Again: You know, it’s weird but I have not made this sticky bread more than twice. It’s a shame because it is so good. Hmmm I should do that….

2.) KH: Sea Salt Icecream Notes 234

What Went Right: Well, I mean, it’s Kingdom Hearts, and it’s ice cream, and it doesn’t require you to use the stove or go buy an ice cream maker. I think it was a pretty sure shot from the start.

Will I Make It Again: Probably, and I will also try some more Kingdom Hearts flavors this summer to share with everyone!~

1.) FFXIV: Trapper’s Quiche 247 Notes

What Went Right: I have no clue. I honestly do not know why quiche is the most noted recipe on this blog. People of tumblr, explain yourselves?????

Will I Make It Again: I mean yeah, it was delicious!


I hope this was a fun little look back into the blog’s first year! There will be more posts like this throughout the month of February so keep your eyes peeled!

<3 B

We realized that there wasn’t really a RPH network where we could all talk & chat & support each other’s resources & such, so we decided to create one! And thus, The RPH Network was born! Below you’ll find all the proper information you need to know about the network itself and how to join.

RULES

  • Must be following Jasper & Steph
  • Reblog this post (likes count as a bookmark)
  • Must reach 15 notes

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Full time RPH’ers
  • Part time RPH’ers
  • Anyone who helps the community 

WHAT YOU’LL GAIN

  • Follow from Jasper & Steph (if not already)
  • A new place to share your resources & talk
  • Guaranteed reblogs of resources
  • New friends to party, chat or cry with anytime
  • Help and support whenever you need it

IF YOU GET ACCEPTED

  • Track the tag #rphnet
  • Link the network page somewhere on your blog
  • Jasper or Steph will message you about your FC & your member description

Once we hit 15+ notes on this post, we’ll start accepting people via inbox message. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot either Jasper or Steph an ask & we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We can’t wait to get the network started!

Hi, welcome to a new round of  The Marvel Heroes Network! We are adding new members!!

Do you love all the marvel movies (and comics) as much as we do and you need a place to talk (fangirl) about it? Then this will be the perfect network for YOU! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

How to enter:
  • must be following Romanoff and Bucky
  • reblog this post till 8th of may 2015
  • must reach at least 30-50 notes
What am I looking for:
  • friendly blogger
  • You have to like marvel (◡‿◡✿)
  • nice blog (url, theme etc.)
What will you get:
  • a place to share your marvel feelings
  • new friends and followers
  • probably a follow back from us
  • help with polls and reaching follwer goals etc.
  • a spot on the network page
Extra info:
  • we will add 6 members to the network
  • If you get chosen you can add a link to the network on your blog
  • track the tag ‘marvelheroesnet’
  • if you have questions you can always ask us: Marit or Marie

Do you love and miss classic supernatural? Do you want to reminisce about the old seasons? If so then this is the perfect network for you. Jenn & I created the blog classicspnsource because we love and miss the “Kripke” era, which in turn made us want to create this network! <3

rules

what we’re looking for

  • people who love classic supernatural
  • mainly supernatural blogs, multifandom is okay
  • nice & positive people
  • original content is a plus, but not necessary!

if you are accepted

  • you’ll get a message from one of us asking for an icon, your email, and a description
  • please start tracking #classicspnnetwork & add a link to the net page on your blog
  • you’ll have a place where we can reminisce about the classic seasons, a tag to post your creations, selfies, promos, botms, or whatever you want
  • also a great place to get to know other fans & you get a spot on the network page

other info

  • we will start adding members as soon as this starts getting some notes
  • we will add more members every few weeks till we think the network is full enough
  • if you have any questions just ask me or Jenn. <3
Rules:
  • MBF me ( actually-bianca​ )
  • Reblog this
  • Likes only count as bookmarks
  • Ends when I reach 4k! 
  • Must get at least 100 notes
What I’m Looking For:
  • fandom/aesthetic blogs mainly
  • Friendly active blogger
  • Clean, organized, pretty theme
Prizes:
  • 10 Promos anytime you ask throughout the month
  • An 8tracks !
  • A link on my blog
  • Follow back (If I’m not already)
  • A friend (if you want a loser friend)
  • Graphic edit/Glitch Edit of anything you want
Credits:
  • Banner made by my wonderful bae faizhang​, check out their other graphics :D
  •  Nico/Hazel art made by tumblino​ 
Pervious BOTM 

i’ve decided to start doing these, yay c:

rules 

  • mbf me
  • reblog this post, likes don’t count
  • ends feb 29, winners announced mar 1
  • 1 winner, 2-3 runners-up
  • must reach 50 notes

what i’m looking for

  • nice blogger with quality posts
  • organized & clean blog 
  • people in my fandoms (hp, marvel, dc, star wars, ya lit, shadowhunters, etc.)

prizes 

  • follow from me
  • promos throughout march (unlimited for winner, 5 for runners-up)
  • spot on my updates tab for all of march
  • my friendship (i swear i’m k00l)
  • gifset/edit requests (2 for winner, 1 for runners-up)
Rules:
  • MBF me ( actually-bianca​ )
  • Reblog this 
  • Likes only count as bookmarks
  • Ends May 31 (Short one test run :) )
  • Must get at least 100 notes
What I’m Looking For:
  • fandom/aesthetic blogs mainly
  • Friendly active blogger
  • Clean, organized, pretty theme
Prizes:
  • 10 Promos anytime you ask throughout the month 
  • Two 8tracks playlist (examples 1/2)
  • A link on my blog
  • Follow back (If I’m not already)
  • A friend (if you want a loser friend)
  • Graphic edit/Glitch Edit of anything youwant
  • Blog Theme Edit :)
Credits:
DEAN O'GORMAN SQUAD

Welcome to the Dean O’Gorman Trash Squad!
Lara and I decided it was about time to set up a network for our beautiful little kiwi! In this network we can cry on each other’s shoulders, share our beautiful creations with each other and become friends, yay! 

 Rules:
  • follow dean o’ween and dean o’gorgeous
  • reblog this post (liking only for bookmarking)
  • please have your ask/submit open!
  • this should get at least 30 notes
What we’re looking for:
  • must be nice and friendly :)
  • must have a clean theme + navigatable blog (so other members can find your deano contributions)
  • must have Tolkien as one of your main fandoms
  • must have undying love for Deano
  • must be a groovy blogger
Once you’re chosen:
  • The squad members will be announced on Feb. 28th. 
  • Submit an icon and a short description of yourself for the page
  • Please follow a few other members so you can get to know eachother
  • You will get a spot on the members page
  • Also put a link to the members page on your blog
  • Track the tag #deanosquad  (for updates, info, etc)

That’s it! If you have any questions feel free to come to us and we’re looking forward to welcome you to the network soon!

Please just ignore the crappy edit above. ;p

HERE ARE THE RULES:

WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR:

  • mostly supernatural (multifandom is okay, if spn is one of the main fandoms)
  • great posts, icon, theme and url
  • original content & a tagging system are a + but not required

PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS:

  • +follow from me (if not already)
  • a spot on my blog for the month of December
  • a spot in my hall of fame
  • 1 supernatural gifset upon request
  • winner: unlimited promos for December
  • runner-ups: two promos for December
  • my eternal love and friendship! <333

So I feel like I need to do something to give back to all my wonderful followers. And I decided that botm’s were probably the best way to do that and everyone seemed down for it. So lets see how many notes this can get in the next day or so!

Rules:

  • mbf this space loser 
  • Only reblogs count as an entry, you may like though if it helps you keep track of it.
  • Star Wars/Sci-fi needs to be a prominent part of your blog. It is totally cool if you blog other things though too.
  • It’d be cool if this could get 25+ notes

What I’m looking for:

  • A rad blogger 
  • A well put together blog/theme
  • Quality Star Wars things obviously lol

What you get:

  • Featured on my sidebar for a month
  • A +Follow from me if I’m not already
  • Promos to 21k followers whenever you’d like (just shoot me an ask)
  • A promo gifset of your choice
  • My undying love

Info:

  • The deadline to reblog will be January 1st (I’m a bit late for this but it’ll be for 24 hours so by 3pm tomorrow MST)
  • There will be two runner ups that get promos
  • I’ll pick the winner because ones with polls are just popularity contests and I’m not here for that.
  • The winner will be announced tomorrow after the deadline! 

Good luck and May the Force be with you! (Just shoot me I’m so lame ik lol)

HERE ARE THE RULES:

WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR:

  • mostly supernatural (multifandom is okay, if spn is one of the main fandoms)
  • great posts, icon, theme and url
  • original content & a tagging system are a + but not required

PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS:

  • +follow from me (if not already)
  • a spot on my blog for the month of January
  • a spot in my hall of fame
  • 1 supernatural gifset upon request
  • winner: unlimited promos for January
  • runner-ups: two promos for January
  • my eternal love and friendship! <333

Hey guys! I know this is super late but better late than never! Anyways welcome to my August botm!! (please excuse the previously used botm gif!)

HERE ARE THE RULES:

  • must be following me  
  • optional: Follow my multifandom sideblog brainygranger?
  • reblog this post until July 31st to enter
  • 1 winner + 3 runner ups (depending on notes)
  • must reach at least 30 notes

WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR:

  • mostly supernatural (multifandom is okay, if spn is one of the main fandoms)
  • great posts, icon, theme and url
  • original content & a tagging system are a + but not required

PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS:

  • +follow from me (if not already)
  • a spot on my blog for the month of August and in my hof
  • 1 supernatural gifset upon request
  • winner: unlimited promos for August
  • runner-ups: three promos for August
  • my eternal love and friendship! <333