Sunday, 12 July 2015

~ Interview Skills ~

A scary process. I know. Especially when you really want what you are being interviewed for. But there's honestly nothing to worry about!

An interview should be treated as you have been selected out of other applicants to talk to the organiser. This is a privilege in my eyes. The number one rule is to remain calm, whether it is a formal or an informal interview. I know you're probably thinking that this is easier said than done, trust me it is easy. You just have to convince yourself that everything will be just fine, they already love your application, they would like some more information about you as a person. This may be easier however in a group interview as you are all in the same boat. Just walk in confidently and be nice.

Also, remember what your wrote on your application! Many people forget and when they are questioned they seem unprepared. So just refresh yourself.

Main tips for a group interview:

  1. Remain calm and talk to the other applicants
  2. Remember that you are all competing for one role so do not forget to sell yourself
  3. Listen to any feedback given even if it is not directed to you, it shows that you are also learning
  4. Remember what it is you put on your application
  5. And finally, BE YOURSELF!
Main tips for a one-on-one interview:
  1. Also remain calm, if you are really nervous it will affect your performance, believe that you are a fantastic candidate
  2. Don't feel intimidated by the interviewer, they were once in your position
  3. Ask questions if unsure and ask if that is the answer they are looking for. If not, start again
  4. Talk slowly (not too slow) and clearly - really important!
  5. And finally, BE YOURSELF!

Hopefully this helps. It is all psychological, you just need to convince yourself that you will be alright.Once you understand that it is psychological then you will smash your interview!

~ Thanks for reading!


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Saturday, 11 July 2015

NCS (prior)

IF you haven't heard about this then you're either not from the UK or you've been hiding in your bedroom.

NCS is a programme which allows teenagers (15,16 and 17 year olds) to meet new people, help the community, develop new skills and learn new things about themselves through residentials, volunteering and much more.

I am so happy that I am have the chance to experience this programme as I have heard so many good things about it and hope to gain the best. Thankfully I caught the programme before I was too old to apply and I start on 13/07/15 (Monday). I was originally going to apply for this programme in Year 11 (15/16) however I was so nervous to meet new people, especially because my friends did not want to do it. I have much more confidence now, hopefully I'm not let down :)

Like the sound of it? Check out their website for more information and sign up before it's too late.

A follow up blog post will be up after I have completed the programme! Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, 4 July 2015

June Obsessions!

Unfortunately, the BEST month has passed and now we continue with the year. Farewell June! BUT I did encounter some obsessions this month which I want to share with you :D

1. Argan Oil

I've heard a ton of rumours about argan oil helping hair growth blah... blah... blah... So I finally went out to buy some. I only popped into the pound shop to try out a cheap oil before buying an expensive oil and OMG... This stuff is like unicorn glitter in a bottle! Especially considering my hair is the type to grow once it has been trimmed and the type that does not grow past me shoulders. All I had to do was apply 4 - 5 drops of the oil and rub my hands then apply to your hair when you towel dry it. Honestly, if you have hair like mine I truly recommend you try argan oil.

2. The Miniaturist - By Jessie Burton

Of course I was reading this month! I have fallen in-love with this book! It has inspired me to write my own novel (who knows how long that will take!). I don't want to reveal too much of the novel but if you love novels that were set back in the olden days focusing on family issues and mysterious coincidences then pick this book up! Would really like to meet Jessie. If you have read this book, let me know how you found it!

3. Nicki Minaj Perfume - Onika

If you like a perfume that's not too strong but also a mixed fruity/floral scent then pick this up! It's close to a Victoria Secret Body Mist but with a kick. The reason I have been obsessing over this perfume is because it's PERFECT! Not only because it is Nicki Minaj but it is such a beautiful scent. I feel very powerful when I wear this fragrance and I am in need of some more :D

4. Jacob's Cream Crackers

Mmmm... FOOD! I had to throw in food somewhere :) Okay, don't judge me but lately, I have been loving these crackers!!! This is how I make my snacks:
 1 - Take a cracker and butter the smooth side with butter or cream cheese (Philadelphia to be precise)
 2 - Place 2 cooked chicken slices and fold so that it is the same size as the cracker
 3 - Add any veggies you want (i.e. lettuce)
 4 - I sometimes add potatoes if I have made any but that's optional
 5 - Take another cracker and butter the smooth side and then lay it on top and Wallah!
That's your delicious snack made! Veggies, Carbs, Fat and Protein!

That's all for my June Obsessions, if you try/buy any of the items above let me know :D

Lots of Love, 

Yasmin xo

POP of colour!

Hey Guys!

New colour to the blog, not sure if I like it yet but I am just experimenting before I make it final. Unfortunately, I have not been able to post much but I am back on track and in the process of expanding my audience but it is extremely hard.

Anywho... I am currently reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton and a book review is due shortly. So far I am loving the book and did not know what to expect, STAY TUNED!

I also am hoping to start a vlog channel so that I can document what goes on in my life as I grow up :)

Would really appreciate it if you would share this!

Thank you <3