Wednesday, 22 October 2014

FeelUnique Unboxing | Beauty


I did it again. I went ahead and placed yet another order from FeelUniuque. You see there was one product, I had to buy...I had, had, had to buy this product and give it ago. The other things I bought were simply because I have a shopping problem. 

Oo yeah, ripping the tag off...
It's open!
Wahey! Beauty products!

Monday, 20 October 2014

How to Prepare for a Phone Interview | Top 5 Tips


I'm on the hunt for a job. I really need one. I really want one. I even had a phone interview! Unfortunately, through no fault of my own, I didn't get one. I had prepared extensively yet when the phone rang, I was told the position had been filled. My first reaction (once I'd put the phone down) was to be angry, I had wasted my time preparing for an interview that wasn't going to happen. I didn't get a job. I didn't even get any interview experience. But what I have learnt is how to prepare for a phone interview. Here are my top 5 tips on how to prep for a phone interview...

Make notes. You're on the phone, you're allowed a cheat sheet. Feel free to note down any strengths or weaknesses. I made a mind map of previous employment and the skills I developed through those opportunities so that when asked I could easily summarise my evidence. 

Practice speaking. If they don't understand you, how can you impress them? Try to practice speaking aloud, speaking slowly and speaking precisely. I spent a lot of time telling the dogs, the horses and the cows how I was an excellent communicator and that my biggest strength was my ability to learn and use new knowledge....

Dress for success. We all know that adding a splash of colour to an outfit can drastically change your mood therefore dressing professionally can make you sound more professional. This interview may only be over the phone, but it's still important to sound and be professional. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Urban Comfort | Secret Wedge Sneakers


Every now and then I have to leave the farm and enter the urban jungle. On the whole, unless I'm going to the farm supply shop, my muddy wellies are frowned upon. This makes going into a town a reason to dress up...but sometimes I get it wrong, I go way over the top and look like I'm attending a black tie event not popping into Topshop. The answer to my problem? the Secret Wedge Sneaker.