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What to Wear to an Interview: A Fashion Guide

Like many others, you may be fresh out of college wanting to show off your skills and personality to a prospective company, but have your elders in your ear telling you how to dress the part even though it’s completely outdated. You may also have several years of experience in a particular field and are looking to make a career change, but haven’t touched up on what is appropriate to wear to that interview. It’s no secret the times have changed and in large part, thanks to our generation. We are bold, fearless, and determined. Some may categorize our efforts as lazy or unprofessional, mainly in the way we dress or carry ourselves, but we see our clothes and style telling a different story. Just decades ago jeans were more common for a relaxing Saturday morning or a night out at the local country club. Today they are found in many workplaces due to the comfort, diverse style changes, and revised fashion trends. That being said, our generation is making its way through the professional …

An Interview with ‘Making a Murderer’ Defense Attorney Jerry Buting

Originally posted on Millennial:
Embed from Getty Images Millennial writer Mike Jordan Laskey has a new, exclusive interview with Jerry Buting at NCR: Do you see any overlaps between the values at the heart of your work and those at the heart of your faith? My wife and I both look at our careers as more of a vocation than a job. Jesus reached out to the underclass of society, including the poor, mentally ill and imprisoned, and so did we. They are humans the same as anyone, but often are cast aside by the rest of society. Unfortunately, society doesn’t want to provide the financial and other resources for those who are charged with or convicted of crimes. What has happened in Wisconsin to indigent defense during my career is illustrative. The staff public defenders are salaried attorneys with good support staff and training, even if they have caseloads that are too high. But only about 60 percent of indigent defendants are represented by staff public defenders; the rest are appointed to private lawyers…

Nail Your Next Phone Interview in 4 Easy Steps!

? Phone interviews are hard. These tips can help. 🙂 Dress to Impress I know what you’re thinking. “T.A. this is a phone interview. Who cares what I’m wearing?” They might not be able to see you, but you can see you. The way you feel about yourself has an affect on the way you and come across over the phone. If you’re lounging around in sweats and a hoodie, that will come across in your interview. You don’t have to wear a suit or anything. Just put in a little effort into your appearance before you interview. It’s the same concept of dressing up for a test or a class. You look successful, you feel successful, you are successful. Learn Everything About Your New Potential Employer Literally, stalk them. Learn everything you can about them. What awards did this company win recently? What is their motto or mission statement? What do they do primarily? What is their largest source of revenue? Are they involved in charity work? If you know these things well, it…

Post-College: The English Major

Originally posted on JalaynaWalton.com:
“Post-College” is a series of blog posts featuring everyday young people as their work to achieve the life and career that they dreamed of. Few of them find themselves in places that they mapped out and most of them are okay with that. Andrea Acosta is a 23 year old English Teaching Fellow at Phillips Academy Andover. What did your life after school look like? After six months in the office job at the non-profit (a job I started a week after graduation), there was actually a long stretch of time (6 months) where I was just living at home. At the time, it was frustrating and boring, but in retrospect that time was invaluable. I feel like there’s a lot of pressure on people, especially just out of college, to move fast into your next job, next city, next career step. But honestly, I took those six months to sit down and do my applications slowly (not rushed), take my graduate school exams (without the stress of a job and…

Reader’s Nook: QA with Chhimi

Originally posted on Scribbling Owlet:
Image Source: Pixabay Author Bio: Half Tibetan, half English, Chhimi Tenduf-La has lived in Sri Lanka, on and off, for thirty years. Educated at Eton and Durham, he runs an international school in Colombo, teaches economics and provides university counselling. His first book, The Amazing Racist, was published in January 2015 and Panther was released in July of the same year. What I have to say about Chhimi: He is a down-to-earth persona and is extremely polite. I have interacted with him many times virtually and it is always a delight to know more about him and his work. Also, I have just read one of his books and he writes well. I will soon read and review his next work – Panther. Here are the questions answered by Chhimi. 🙂 Name 5-10 of your most favourite books Fight Club, Catch 22, Chinaman, The Sense of an Ending, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Of Mice and Men. A book that you have re-read the most Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilika because…

CAREER SERIES NO. 13- ENTREPRENEUR

Originally posted on Gen Y Girl: Hi guys! Today I’m really excited to share Georgene’s career experience with you. She’s kicking butt as one of the founders of a new company review site for women, by women, and it’s super interesting to read about. I know that so many of you are entrepreneurs at heart, so hopefully this post will inspire you to take your business idea (or blog) to the next level! Enjoy, and let us know what you think! What did you want to be when you were growing up and why? I went through a lot of different phases, the way I imagine a lot of kids do.  At 5 I remember telling my dad I wanted to become President and then feeling devastated because he told me I wasn’t born in the U.S.  But the most lasting career ambition I had growing up was to become a classical musician.  I loved music, and I have been playing the piano since I was young.  At 17, my first college experience was actually at a …