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5 Things to Never Do in an Interview

No matter what stage life you are in, whether you are in high school, college or beyond, you are going to face a few job interviews in your day. It…

No matter what stage life you are in, whether you are in high school, college or beyond, you are going to face a few job interviews in your day. It is so important to know what employers are looking for, both positive and negative, when they interview people. Here are a few “red flags” that employers look for in interviews so that you can avoid them and get the job you want!

  1. Badmouthing your past employers: Even if you had a bad experience with a past employer, it is a bad idea to badmouth them or complain about them during an interview. You don’t want te people interviewing you thinking that if you were to leave their workplace that you would badmouth them too.tips-to-not-fail-in-a-job-interview
  2. Your attire isn’t interview-appropriate: Not all interviews require a pantsuit or formal business attire, but it is always a good idea to dress as professionally as you can. You can easily go to a thrift store or Target for affordable interview attire. A lot of employers will immediately put your resume in the “no” pile if you do not dress for success.
  3. You’re tardy: Accidents happen, and being late isn’t always 100% our fault. But showing up late to an interview without a warning or explanation gives off a bad vibe. It may make your potential employer think that you don’t care about the interview and that if you worked for them, you would be late to work.
  4. Your nerves take over: It is normal to be nervous during a job interview! But, it is a good idea to try and handle your nervousness and keep your nervous ticks (like talking with your hands or talking too fast) in control so they don’t overtake the interview.

Hopefully these tips help you land your dream job by killin’ the interview!

XOXO, Chels

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Never Wear THIS To An Interview

You did it! You landed a job interview. Now that you’ve got that accomplished, it is time to think about what you are going to wear! There are a lot…

You did it! You landed a job interview. Now that you’ve got that accomplished, it is time to think about what you are going to wear! There are a lot of variables to keep in mind, like how the job you are interviewing for should influence what you wear, and how you shouldn’t dress too fashion forward because you want to be the star of the interview, not your handbag. There is one aspect that a lot of people overlook, and that is color. Different colors send different messages. What IS the best color to wear to a job interview? Read on to find out.

Safe choices:

  1. Blue: blue is a safe choice. Shades of blue send a message that you are trustworthy and credible, according to experts. It inspires confidence!
  2. Gray: if you want to send a message that you are logical and responsible, wear gray! If you want to add personality to a gray interview outfit, wear colored accessories like a purse of scarf.Dynamic-Navy-Dresses-Like-You-have-Never-Seen-Before-1
  3. White: white sends the message that you pay attention to details and that you are organized. A white blazer over a black dress or a white button down with a black skirt is a great, professional way to work white into your interview apparel.

Stay away from:

  1. Red: red shows power, but not in a good way. Studies show that people in charge of hiring say if you wear red to an interview, it can make you come across as aggressive and rebellious.
  2. Brown: brown can send the message that you are simple and old-fashioned, so if you are interviewing for a job where creativity and forward-thinking are required, brown is not a good choice of clothing color.
  3. Orange: studies show this is the absolute worst color to wear to an interview. They say it is an unprofessional color!

 

Now knock ‘em dead, champ!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Act in an Interview 101

As teenagers, there are many things we have to start paying for. Whether it be a car, gas, college, or simply a new pair of shoes you’ve been wanting, we…

As teenagers, there are many things we have to start paying for. Whether it be a car, gas, college, or simply a new pair of shoes you’ve been wanting, we have to find jobs to support our needs… or wants :). Job interviews and having the spotlight on you might not be your cup of tea, so I’m here to give you some advice on how to kill it anyway!

  • Be confident. You have just as much of a shot as anyone else. Just be focused and know that confidence is key! You have to believe in yourself in order to have success.Chelsea Crockett - Interview Tips
  • Be professional. Some people think it’s overrated to make eye contact, shake hands, be polite, arrive on time, dress appropriately, etc. It’s not! A lot of bosses who are in charge of hiring employees will look for these things. It shows you’re not only personable but confident, too.
  • Be honest. If you don’t have experience, don’t say that you do! If you can only work certain days, tell them! Don’t sugarcoat anything then end up in a jam when you’re hired. This being said, don’t hesitate to talk yourself up by addressing your good qualities!
  • Be prepared. A lot of job interviews ask the same questions: “Do you have experience?” “Why are you good for this job?” “What are your positive qualities?” Most places will require a resume usually prior to the interview as well.

I hope this helped you feel a little more prepared for any upcoming interviews you may have!

Love, Chels

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Most Common Interview Mistakes

As you grow up, you start having to do big kid things, like going to job interviews. Sometimes interviews can be really nerve wracking! You don’t want to say or…

As you grow up, you start having to do big kid things, like going to job interviews. Sometimes interviews can be really nerve wracking! You don’t want to say or do something wrong, and you want to impress your interviewer so you get the job! Here are a few common mistakes that people make when they are in an interview.

  1. Not doing your research on the company. You want to learn all that you can about the company before you interview with them. You can impress them by showing them how much you know about the company which also shows them how much you want the job.chelsea crockett job interview
  2. Lacking humor, warmth, personality. You want to be upbeat and energetic with your interviewer, and you also want to let your personality shine through. Don’t be drab and shy in your interview, and make sure not to avoid eye contact or speak in hushed tones.
  3. “Winging” the interview. Don’t go into the interview blind! Prepare for the interview, both mentally and physically! Make sure you have a copy of your resume and any other items that you interviewer requests, and also make sure that you have the right mindset going into the interview!
  4. Not setting yourself apart from the other candidates. Don’t let the interviewer think that you are just like any other candidate, let them know that you are one in a million and that they would be wrong to let you go!

Knock em dead, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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