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The Secrets to Getting that Dream Job

Some people know what job they want to do from when they are very young, and others have no idea at all. To find what might be your dream job you, first of all, need to do some research into what different jobs actually involve. There are some that can sound quite glamorous, but when it comes down to it they are not as much fun as you might of first thought. Then there are others that will pay you a lot of money, but is it worth it if you dread going to work every day? A balance is what is needed. A job you will enjoy that pays you a reasonable salary.

 

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Research and Research Again

You can find out about working in marketing, the medical profession, the motor industry, tourism, baking, and all types of other jobs by searching online. There are sites that will let you know what duties will be expected of you in any job at all, and they will let you know what qualifications you need and what you can expect to earn.

You may find that you need to complete an online fnp course or to get extra qualifications in Math’s, for instance. These sites will give you that information so that you do not waste your time applying for jobs you are not qualified for. Of course, there are some jobs that no qualifications are needed for, and it could be that it is one of those that you want to be employed in.

Once you have some idea, it is good to look at the latest news for that particular industry and look at some of the websites for the large companies in your chosen area. They will often have press releases that will tell you more, and sometimes have a careers section where you might be able to apply for a job.

If you are lucky enough to get an interview this way, study the company and their values before you attend. Check out their social media site and find as much information as you can so that the interviewer knows you are interested in them.

 

Conduct Some Practice Interviews

It is a good idea to get some friends or colleagues to do some practice interviews with you. Different people will ask different questions, so if you can find a few people to help you with this it would be even better. If you know anyone that works in the field you are trying to get into, it would be great if they could be one of the pretend interviewers.

If you are a school leaver or changing your career path, there can be questions asked that will make you seek out answers. It is not as good as on the job learning, but it can be useful if it makes you seek out more information before your real interview.

 

Sell Yourself

While still being truthful, you need to sell yourself in any cover letter and your CV. These are the first impression any prospective employer sees and first impressions count. Make sure your CV highlights your strengths, and do not be afraid to admit to some weaknesses as well. That shows honesty, which will always go down well with anyone seeking to employ people.

Your CV should be targeted at the industry you want to work in, and the language should be clear and concise. If you need help putting your CV together, you will find examples on the Internet of CV’s relating to many different industries. Use the tools that are online to help you, and give yourself more chance of getting that dream job.

For some employers, experience is as important as qualifications. Although you should let them know all about your education, previous employment and what qualifications you have, do not forget to tell them about any skills you have learned through experience. You may think they do not relate to the job you are after, the prospective employer may think otherwise.

 

 

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Make Your Online Presence Good

It is not unusual these days for employers to check people out on social media before they meet them. Check all your post on sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and delete any that might be an embarrassment. If you have a LinkedIn profile, make it look as good as you can. Include a few phrases that could relate to the job you are after so that when they look at you they will see the type of person they are after.

Don’t forget that employers sometimes search these sites looking for people who might be suitable for a position they have. Make sure your posts or profile have some keywords in them that will make it more likely they find you.

 

Be Prepared For The Interview

So the day has arrived where you are finally going to have an interview for your dream job. What should you have done to make sure you are well prepared? Hopefully, you will have practised the details of your work and education history so that when asked about them you can answer in a confident manner.  This will usually be the first part of any interview, and if you are not confident over these matters, it will not look good moving forward.

Don’t be surprised if they ask you about any interests or hobbies you have. This helps them to evaluate what sort of character you are and how well you interact with other people. Be prepared to discuss your interests as much as they want, as it could be the way you handle this part of the interview that wins you the job.

One last tip for your interview. If you are going for a job as an office manager, just as an example, don’t turn up in jeans and a t-shirt. Dress appropriately for the job you are after, as before you even open your mouth the way you look is important.

 

When you feel the interview is coming to a close, ask any questions you have. These should not be about how much holiday entitlement you will have but perhaps more along the line of the duties you will be expected to carry out. If you do not have any questions for them, make sure you finish the interview with a strong handshake and a pleasant smile.

 

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Follow-Up

You have to assume that you will not be the only person interviewed for the job. Once you are out of the room it is not a bad idea to keep your name at the forefront of the interviewer’s mind.  Following up on the interview suggests that you are serious about taking on the job, and lets you remind them why you would be their best choice.

A handwritten thank you letter is always impressive, but you could also send an email if that is simpler for you. If the process seems to be moving very slowly, check in occasionally to see how much nearer they are to making a decision.

It will probably feel like you need to put a lot of effort into getting your dream job, but if you succeed, you will be very glad you did. When you hear that you have been hired for the position you wanted, thoughts of all the hard work to get it will just disappear. If you fail the first time, there will be other jobs just like it. Don’t give up, learn by the experience you have had and try to improve for the next job application.

 

What is your dream job?

 

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Ditch Bags Under The Eyes For Good

If there is one thing that frustrates most women, it has to be trying to deal with bags under the eyes. Unfortunately, the skin around our eyes starts to sag as we age, which is a sign of ageing that we can’t stop completely. Not only that, though, but bags under the eyes can be made worse due to a variety of factors, including tiredness. Thankfully, there are a few things that can be done to reduce their appearance and help you feel a lot more comfortable about your look. Read on to find out more!

 

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Get Some Sleep

First of all, the best way to combat those pesky bags under your eyes is to combat your tiredness. So, it could be necessary to work on your sleep. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your mattress, you might want to read Ted and Stacey’s mattress guides to find a comfortable one that will meet your needs. You should also consider getting into a good bedtime routine so that your mind and body can wind down and prepare for sleep. When you wake up, you should feel a lot more refreshed, and your skin will look better as a result.

 

Use Tea Bags

Sure, tea tastes great, but have you ever thought about using it on your face? Probably not, but it’s worth doing! There’s caffeine in tea, and if you apply tea bags underneath your eyes, the caffeine will help to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of any bags and dark circles. Green tea is the best type for this as it has some anti-inflammatory properties. Simply steep the tea bags for a few minutes in warm water. Take them out and wait until they have cooled to apply them to your face.

 

Get Your Sinuses Checked

Sometimes a problem with the sinuses can cause bags under the eyes. Thankfully, your doctor should be able to advise you on the best medication to treat this if you go and see them. They might suggest that you try to clear your sinuses with a neti pot, but most of the time a simple nasal inhaler is used to clear the airways. Once your sinuses begin to clear, your eye bags should, hopefully, start to reduce.

 

Drink Plenty

When we don’t drink enough, our skin can become quite dehydrated. When this happens, wrinkles, blemishes, and dark patches are a lot more noticeable on the face. It can also increase the appearance of bags under the eyes. So, make sure you drink plenty throughout the day and especially just before you go to bed. The body loses quite a bit of water while we sleep, but drinking plenty before bedtime ensures you don’t wake up with a dry face.

 

Look For Eye Creams With Retinol

Eye creams, like the ones on cosmopolitan.com, can also help reduce bags under the eye. When you are looking for a new one, make sure it contains retinol. This ingredient is very close to vitamin A and can help the skin look smooth and youthful.

 

Say goodbye to bags under the eyes!

 

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Outfit Post – Surviving the Storm

We enjoyed a few days of some glorious sunshine and warm weather. But I think we won’t be having any more of those type of days for the next few months. Last week was all about Storm Callum and we had to dig out our warm coats and welly boots to survive the storm. We here in North did not have it as bad as some other parts like Wales, but it was very windy and wet.

The storm has left us with a chill in the air so I am happy I had my lovely thick coat and welly boots ready.

 

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I love this coat a lot. It is a new addition to my autumn/winter wardrobe and I am so into. It looks good. The midnight blue colour is one of my favourite shades. And it keeps me very warm thanks to the extra-thick Nanuk 300 Sherpa fleece.

This lovely and practical coat has a wind-resistant exterior which came in very handy last week, If you want a coat that would provide outstanding warmth and protection against external forces, then you should consider this piece.

 

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The welly boots are wearing are new. They are fleece lined for total warmth and are dead comfy. I loved wearing this pair while the storm lasted. And I feel ready for the cold winter months now that I have this in my boots collection. The welly boots are durable, comfortable, practical, stylish and very affordable at just £34. They are also waterproof with removable insole.

 

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How are you getting your wardrobe ready for winter? Do you have all the winter wardrobe essentials ready? Do sound off in the comments section below.

 

WHAT I WORE

Algie Black Polka Giboulee Welly Boots – c/o Simply Hike

Jack Wolfskin  Terra Nova Coat – c/o Simply Hike

Blue Trousers – House of Deréon

Burgundy Bag – Guess

 

 

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