Self-Building: Nurturing and Pruning Yourself

🚗 Ever drive past a place and spot a neat photo op location 🎯 that teaches you about self nurturing?

🙋🏾‍♀️Well I did and it was nearby my home. Such a bright orangy flower bed arranged so neatly, which you could imagine takes time to create and maintain just like you and me.

I’m not perfect all the time but the more I work on nurturing and ridding the things that would only stunt my growth I blossom into my true intended self😁😁🤗.

I nurture by learning and reading. This year alone is the most I have read books besides reading news articles from different outlets.

In an older post I mentioned my reading vice is motivation and inspirational stories. All different but feeds my mental.

Without that I couldn’t constantly adapt in the workplace and outside of it.

Next, reducing negative thoughts. This is a tough one because I know it’s so easy to harp on things when they have really struck an irritable chord. So I’m always reverting back to just think or visualize BrittanyKnows and it helps me restart my mood.

Lastly, being more greatful. I am soooo greatful I have a home that has really been the glue or major factor to spark all the creativity that I once lacked and desired for in order to make a move into entrepreneurship. And I’m also greatful for those who share bits of advice or nothingness information that turns into helpful actionable advice later.

How about you? Comment below👇🏾

Remember, B. Styled 😋

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Sink or Swim: First Day on the Job

Congrats to landing a great role! Now it’s time to make sure your first-day impression is a lasting one. Watch 4 helpful tips to ensure you swim.

Since training and orientation are limited these days, some believe it or not no matter what age don’t know the protocol or how critical the first day is.

From being enthusiastic and ready to roll up your sleeve, there’s a lot of expectation on most professionals now, and because there is, you have a limited window to win people over and prove your worth.

Video Introduction: Polishing BrittanyKnows & Testing My New Look

So, I realized I never formally introduced myself and explained to people why I started this journey in the proper way.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on many thing and this is one of them. A new look I am testing.

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Career Talk: 5 Quick Tips to Prep for An Interview & Land That Job!

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No matter where you are in your career: college student, grad, professional you might find these tips to be helpful in knowing how you should prepare for an interview so you close the deal.

Tip #1: Hardcover Binder

It’s important to avoid clutter and clumsiness by simply having a hardcover resume binder to bring with you to contain all your important sales sheet of who you are: portfolio, resume and of course you need to have a notepad. In case they mention thing that are important that you would like to bring up or find helpful in negotiating or knowing what your tasks will be. The more you learn during the interview the more you can either brush up on some of those skills you weren’t aware of or sharpen your readiness.

Tip #2: Bring Copies of Resumes

Not every manager is the same. Some are prepared and others aren’t. I also think it depends on the severity of the position, how crucial is it for them to fill the role to cover a pressing need. So no matter what bring some just in case o that you can also help them be better prepared in knowing what questions to ask. At the end of the day you want to rack up as many “oh, nice” moments as possible to close the deal.

Tip #3: Practice in the Mirror

Seems silly but if you don’t you will never know how you come across to others. Your smile, level of enthusiasm, your body language all play a factor with what they will analyze when asking you question. So its best to be prepared and not let off any signs that you don’t know or are uninterested.

Tip #4: Have Questions Prepared to Ask

It’s touch knowing what to ask others during the interview when you feel they have told you the complete story from beginning to end. So, what to do? Well, this is where researching comes in handy prior to interviewing. Figure out the mot recent news – sometime it will be relevant other time they won’t really no much of what is going on depending on their job function. Bu you can always ask, Why did you decide to work here. I will have more examples in a different post.

Tip #5: Have a Firm Handshake

Most people do and some don’t. The rule is when you have a firm handshake it sends a better message about who you are otherwise it can come across as this person is uninterested, maybe afraid even if you go in with a weak handshake.

BONUS!!

Tip #6: Visit LinkedIn

If you are not use to it I advise you to do so. Because this is a sure way to know the following:

  1. Who will I be speaking with?
  2. Do they have a similar background as mine?
  3. What is their area of focus?
    1. Knowing this could determine the questions they may ask you
  4. Where did they go to school?
    1. You should always see if you went to the same school or know the same people to have a good ice breaker moment. Connection is alway key and of course selling on your ability to do the job.

BrittanyKnows Career: Remember One’s Name & You Own Them

Such a beautiful flower that sprouted finally this morning and Getting There is helping my mental seeds do the same.

I am really enjoying this book so far. I actually heard about it while reading The Wall Street Journal on my phone and traveled miles in hopes of receiving a hard copy, but nothing was available. I bought the audio book instead while I wait for the hard copy to come in the mail. Continue reading “BrittanyKnows Career: Remember One’s Name & You Own Them”

Where’s My Air Time? Dressing for An Interview to Land that Dream Job!

I remember when I was in high school I always put my best foot forward, regarding my attire for an interview. Plus my mom made sure of it, lol. I knew the culture was to dress very formal and appear executive-like. Well, it certainly helped over the years because I remember later on hearing awful stories of people appearing at an interview like they were at a beach or didn’t bother to wear the appropriate jacket.

Here’s the thing, you want to set the mood, the tone of the conversation. But if your appearance gives the impression you don’t care, well, how do you think the rest of the interview will go? Continue reading “Where’s My Air Time? Dressing for An Interview to Land that Dream Job!”

Easy Tips on How-To Prepare For Your 1st Day On the Job

Great Tips for a college graduate or professional starting their first job or transitioning to a new one on how to prepare for the first day!

1. Reward Yourself

Doing so will help build your confidence and help you put your best foot forward to make the best impression to your new team. Not only that, you outsmarted and out interviewed everyone you were up against. That deserves a thumbs up. By implying buying yourself something or even going out to dinner you are acknowledging your hard work, which will help frame your attitude and mindset on the first day. Continue reading “Easy Tips on How-To Prepare For Your 1st Day On the Job”

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