I watched Danielle Carolan’s most recent YouTube video and it left me thinking about a lot of things, one of which being authenticity online. For those of you who haven’t watched the video, I’d highly recommend taking a few minutes to do so and then coming back to this post when you’re done. I guess you’ll understand the “why” of this post a lot better after you’ve watched it.
Watching Danielle talk about taking sponsored deals as an influencer got me thinking about authenticity and how hard it is to be 100% genuine and true to yourself online. It also made me think about myself and how I come across on social media and my blog, and even in real life. View Post
If you caught my most recent internship update post or watched last Wednesday’s Instastory (follow me on Insta here, if you aren’t already!), then you know that I was recently given the opportunity to interview potential candidates for the next intern who is going to replace me this summer at the company I am currently working for. It was such an amazing opportunity, especially because it means that I, for once, was on the other side of the job searching table! I was the one you had to impress, not the other way around. 😉
I first reviewed all the applications we received and then had to narrow them down to choose the candidates that I thought would be the most qualified for the position (and I wrote an entire post about it here if you want to know more about it!). Then, of course, came the interviews. I was really excited for this part because I have always been the interviewee, not the interviewer. Being on the flipside of the coin made me understand things about job interviews that I had never really considered before. By seeing others being under the spotlight, I noticed some interview mistakes that I am pretty sure candidates are not even aware they are making – and, well, I probably made them too, at some point. Here’s what I’ve learned from being the interviewer for a day.
I feel like so much time went by since I last wrote a life update! Is it me or was January just the longest month ever? I’m so glad that it’s now finally February! Hopefully, we’ll be getting to warmer days soon… I just can’t with winter anymore.
I feel like this month was pretty uneventful, especially comparing to my days abroad. I guess I have a hard time believing that it’s all over, and now I have the travel bug (more on that later on). My days seem pretty boring compared to what I used to have in the UK, but I guess I have to come to terms with the fact that I can’t spend my life traveling, at least not until I graduate (six months y’all!!!).
I’m considering spacing out these life updates because I feel like I might not have enough content to write one every month… Let me know if you think I should space them out or continue posting them once a month!
I know that one thing you guys wanted more of this year is internship and career-related blog post. My reader survey told me as much. And as I’ll be graduating soon (only six months left, what?!), you can for sure expect more of that kind of content to be on the blog. In the meantime, make sure to check out my “Career and internship advice” section!
However, as you may or may not know, I am currently on a second full-time internship, this time for a brand called Patience Fruit & Co. I recently told you all about what a typical day looks like for me as a marketing intern, but this week I was assigned a task that I had never done before, and I have to admit that it was super interesting!
My internship ends at the end of April, and they will be looking for a new intern to replace me for the summer. They received over 20 applications this week to fill up my position! My supervisors being super busy, they asked me to go through each application and to pick the people who I think would be most suited for the job so we can meet them for an interview. I had never been on the other side of things before, and getting this opportunity opened my eyes to the whole resume and cover letter thing. I’ve seen just about any scenario there is out there (both the good and the bad), and I thought that you guys could benefit from a few things that I’ve learned! So here are the do’s and don’ts of job searching, whether that is an internship or a post-grad position! View Post
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Since I’ve been back from my semester abroad, I’ve been missing traveling. I loved exploring new places and I cannot wait until I get once again the opportunity to do so. But life goes on, and opportunities to travel are not as frequent as I’d like them to be. So I have to find another way to satisfy my wanderlust.
One great way to travel without having to spend too much money is through books. Books will take you anywhere, whether it is in the past, in the present or in the future, to worlds that we know of and some that are completely new to us, and all of that from the very comfort of our own homes for a fraction of the price an airplane ticket would cost you. I mean, how awesome is that?
With that in mind, I thought I would share with you 10 books that will spark your wanderlust, no doubt! If you can’t plan your next “real” vacation, you might want to check these books out instead. 😉