Swag.com was founded in early 2016 when co-founders Jeremy Parker and Josh Orbach noticed that the current swag market was filled with things that didn’t resonate with its current buyer- often times a twenty-something year old assigned with the task of purchasing branded items for their newly coveted position at a swanky company. Parker and Orbach recognized a few things about these young buyers that other promotional product companies didn’t: these buyers didn’t want to speak to anyone on the phone, they wanted a curated selection of only the best items, and they wanted to feel competent in ordering a product that was exclusive to them. Now, just 4 years after launch, Swag.com has grown to 35 employees and brings in $7m in sales.
Job interviews can be super stressful. Sometimes, you know right away that it isn’t going well or that the job isn’t a good fit for you. And sometimes, when the interview goes off without a hitch, you leave confident that the job is yours.
In these tough economic times, many people are finding themselves in the less than enviable position of having to search for a new job. Competition is fierce, and nowadays landing that dream job is more difficult than ever. If you haven't been on a job interview in recent years, you may be in for a few surprises. "Today, it takes a lot more than a good first impression and a strong resume to get you the job", that's what one of my colleagues at CraftResumes.com said recently. Employers are upping the ante by using a variety of interviewing styles and questions that you may not be expecting. Interviewing styles may range from being rather relaxed to downright intimidating.
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It was a beautiful day. The cloudy sky hid the angry sun and relieved me from the scorching summer heat. It was a special day for me as I was attending my first interview after relocating to a new place. Things looked pretty simple for me as I attended such interviews for many years. But, I was terrified about the journey as I was unfamiliar with the routes and driving in a new place always panicked me. Yes, I am not a good driver too as I never loved driving during my whole life. Some mocked me saying that it's crazy that there was a person who says 'no' to driving. In a world of racing and motor sports, I loved taking bus and walking on streets than riding in my comfort. Fear was one factor and the regular news of accidents increased my anxiety of holding the steering.
It is certainly a stressful experience to interview a job. It feels like you're judged, and you're in a way. Remember your interviewer is also a human. Most recruiting managers seek a qualified employee who is confident that the job is well done. Stand firm behind your credentials and be confident and trustworthy. There are some fundamentals of interviews that help you build your trust in an interview.
Human resource management is an absolutely vital function of any business entity regardless of its size and scope.
Simkee123 (Elizabeth) is a passionate bookworm whose favourite authors include greats like J.K. Rowling and Terry Pratchett. She has one book out on Wattpad called Up In Flames. I started a project to interview as many Wattpad writers as I could to get a taste of other people's writing journeys. I've been writing for a very long time and I've had people both online and offline help me a lot along the way so I thought it was my turn to help give back to the writing community by helping promote their work as well. I asked them all the same questions, but got very different responses.
It’s a new year. It’s 2020, and with a new year, there comes a new cycle. Everyone wants a fresh start. Everyone wants to do something new or something different. Many of you will have that famous New Year’s Resolution, and since most of my audience is comprised of writers, I wanted to provide you all with a very special first article of the year.
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Nina Tonoli is one step away from becoming a Principal Ballerina. The Belgian born soloist has trained her body to be a storyteller for over a decade now. For her dedication, she’s earned the Special Prize Chausson d’Or in Paris and the Award of Excellence in Dance from the Royal Ballet School in London. Ballet and purpose met early for the 25-year-old. “At 10 years old, I went to a local ballet school to do my first ballet class. Since then, I’ve never stopped.” Nina’s first performance was Sleeping Beauty where she played a dwarf. Today she dances for the Dutch National Ballet.
Greetings, readers. Some of you are old fans. Some of you are brand new. I’m going to perform a psychic trick and say that most of you are writers!