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5 Ways To Prepare For A Job Interview

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Here recently, I have been conducting quite a few interviews for my unit at my 9-5, and while most candidates come prepared for their interview, most are not prepared at all-and that's a no-no! 

Interviewing can make anyone a tad bit nervous, because it's not something we do often. But now you have applied for a job, you've have been granted an interview(congrats!) with the company, so now what do you do?  Below are ways to help you prepare for you upcoming interview...

  1. Read the job description-again! Sure you read the job description when you applied for the job and forgot all about it after you hit submit. happens! After you have accepted the interview, go and read the job description again so that you are clear on job duties that you will possibly be performing
  2. Be ready to discuss your current and/or previous work experiences. The reason you got the interview is because of your relevant job experience. Interviewers want to know more about the selected candidate. Be prepared to discuss a little more in depth of your work experiences with the interviewer. Giving examples of your work experiences is a plus!
  3. Prepare for the most uncommonly asked questions.  We know about the commonly asked questions...."tell me about yourself" "what are your strengths/weakness" etc..but what about the uncommonly questions like...."what was the last thing you changed your mind about?" I was once asked this question in an interview session. It's not a trick question though. *smile*
  4. Prepare questions for the interviewer. Interviewers like when you come prepared with questions for them. So, yes please ask away! 
  5. Confidence is key! Being nervous is to be expected. However, confidence should be worn like its an accessory. When greeted: smile, give a firm handshake, answer questions to the best of your ability, give eye contact, try and greet the interviewer by last name and thank the interviewer(s) for their time and having you.
Now go get your job, girl!

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Review: Essence BeautyBox

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hey ladies, hey! Our favorite magazine publication, Essence Magazine has joined the beauty subscription craze and I am here for it. 

In their Inaugural debut this month the magazine subscription box included 5 deluxe beauty samples of beauty and natural hair products for $15. per month.

Eden Body Works
CK Eternity Now
Tarte The Brow Architect


For their debut box, I was pleased. There was not one item in this box that I would not use and this box is definitely worth more than $15. What I also like about the editors and beauty experts will include one product from a black-owned entrepreneur in each box. 

I will probably give Essence subscription service about 3 months, then re-evaluate if I will stay with the subscription service.

Are you signed up with Essence BeautyBox service? If not, you can sign up HERE.

How to successfully go on a spending freeze

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Have you ever sat and thought about the amount of money you spend? Like for real just really sat back and thought..."hmmm, I had $50 dollars on me today,what did I spend it on?" I have these conversations almost every other two days-if not daily. So, for the month of October I am putting myself on a spending freeze-again. You can read about my first one I did in February here

During my spending freeze I will do the following:
-limit my spending at fast food restaurants to weekends only!
-no makeup purchase
-no hair product purchase

These 3 things I spend the most money on monthly. Dining out alone in one month I can spend close to...wait for it....$350. Yeah, crazy huh? I know and I don't like it one bit. 

My definition of a spending freeze is: A goal is set not to not spend money, for a certain amount of time on things you normally spend frivolously on. This is a great way to put the extra money in a savings account, travel account, or pay down a credit card.

How to successful go on a spending freeze:

1. Define what this spending freeze mean for you. Does that mean you won't spend money on your favorite makeup brand for that time frame? Does it mean you won't spend over $100 on entertainment for the month of the spending freeze? Does it mean you will not dine at a fast food restaurant during your work week? Just be clear on what this freeze means for you. 

2. Write it down! Write down the things you will limit your spending on and why. This will also help you to understand why the spending freeze helped you in the end. 

3. Grab a friend or two. While you're at it, bring a friend or two along with you on the spending freeze. Help one, help two to save money as well.

4. Stock up! If not eating out is on the list...go grocery shopping for the week. If not buying hair products..purchase some of your favorite things to get you through this period-but don't spend too much.

5. Look at all the money you saved. At the end of the spending freeze, look at your account. Do you see the difference from last month to this month with your savings?

Have you ever done a spending freeze? If not, will you consider doing one? If yes, how did it work for you?