Dress for Success (What to Wear for a Job Interview Part 1)
When I got my first few requests for job interviews, my immediate dilemma was my wardrobe. I had just graduated and passed my board exam, and aside from corporate outfits we had to wear for thesis defense and other presentations, I had very few choices.
Coming up with what to wear for a job interview is a challenge because you want to fit in and stand out at the same time. This is the moment you make your first impression, and you don’t want to mess it up. Whether you like it or not, what you wear matters when you want to land your dream job.
I’ve applied to jobs of varying backgrounds, from pharmaceutical, to fashion, beauty, and administrative. Dressing is especially tricky when you have two to three interviews scheduled in one day, and your outfit has to be flexible enough to suit all of those different jobs.
After going through a lot of interviews, I’ve created a step by step guide to dressing for your job interview:
- Check out the company culture.
- Wear something that’s not too fancy or formal, but not too casual either.
- Match your interviewer.
- Make sure your clothes are clean, ironed, and fits you well.
Review: Dial Coconut Water Body Wash
Huzzah! Another skincare related post. I think this is the universe’s way of telling that I really have to take care of my skin. As I have said previously, My face is of the combination skin type, but the skin on the rest of my body is generally dry. When I heard about Dial Coconut Water, I was interested because coconut water has incredible hydrating properties. Also, I had this phase in high school where I only used this shampoo with a coconut scent, so you could prolly call me coco loco. Sorry if that was a bit too cheesy. haha
Back to our skin, since it is the largest organ of our body, and also the most exposed one, we should take all measures to take care of it. Our skin is not there just for aesthetic purposes, they also serve as our primary barrier against the environment. Regardless of the condition of your skin, you should take extra care of it.
Physiogel empowers every Filipina with #FreeInMySkin Movement
I have always been insecure of my skin. My skin type is combination, with a T-zone that’s oily, and a U-zone that’s dry. In high school, I would get the biggest pimple on my nose, and everyone would notice. Some even called me Rudolph the red nosed reindeer on those days. A few years ago, I went to a dermatologist and she recommended using Physiogel cleanser and lotion, plus sunscreen from another brand. I started using it then, and I noticed that my skin became better. I still got breakouts every once in a while, but not as often as before.
Patti Grandidge, TV host and cupcake expert, shares the same sentiments. Patti admitted that she used to be like one of every two Filipinas who suffered from dry and sensitive skin.
In this video, Patti shares how the simple change in her skincare routine with choosing Physiogel helped renew her confidence.
“Unlike ordinary moisturizers I used before, Physiogel® made my skin less sensitive and dry. My skin became so much softer, smoother and definitely healthier.” Patti said she understands how insecurities can be restraining and wants every Filipina to be free from dry, sensitive skin and to confidently reveal their true selves. Just like she did.
A few years ago, the bodycon trend was everywhere. Until now, you still see it in some stores. Anti-fit is the exact opposite, where it literally means that style that doesn’t conform to the contour of the body.
With the normcore thing going strong nowadays, I figured I’d do something similar, this time with anti-fit. There’s a charm to wearing something chic and tailored and yet extremely comfy.
By the way, I love this outfit because I won best dressed with it! I attended the Roland Mouret for Banana Republic launch hosted by Camille Co and Lissa Kahayon, and they picked me! I got to take home a goodie bag from Beauty Bar for winning.
Hero of D Day (HODD) - Be A Hero, Share a Hero
I am a strong advocate of a lot of things, most of them with healthcare related issues. When it comes to advocacies, the one thing that inspires movement is the belief in what you do, and when your audience believes that too. A few weeks ago, I was able to talk to the changemakers behind Hero of D Day, and what got my support was the passion with which they spoke about sharing the stories of everyday heroes.
Before anything else, here’s a video showing the many definitions of a hero by different people around the country.
Hero Of D Day (HODD) is a non-profit social media organization that believes there is a hero in all of us. Founded by a group of passionate individuals wanting to affect positive social change, their vision is for people to recognize the hero within and become everyday heroes themselves – mindful of the abounding good around them, grateful for these, and inspired to pay it forward.
To do their part, HODD collects stories of heroism and publishes them online. They also partner with organizations involved in social advocacies, community development, and nation building. They launch programs meant for personality and skills enhancement as well. One such program is the HODD Huddle, the HODD community meeting. Here, participants have the opportunity to learn more about the organization, attend workshops, and meet other individuals dedicated to the cause.
This September, Robinsons Galleria features well loved brands Daniel Hechter, G2000, Topman, Topshop, Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins, Basic House, Collezione C2, Bayo, PD & Co., Solo and CLN in the annual Ramp Up Your Style Fashion Show. This time around, it will be held on September 25, 2014 5:30pm at the Activity Area.
20 models, male and female made up by MUA Mia Jose, will get to strut their stuff on the runway as they flaunt pieces from the latest lookbooks of these brands. During the said event, Fantabulous productions, the organizer, together with partner brands, will give away raffle prizes to lucky audience members. Perfume avenue will provide 10 packs worth 495 each as raffle for the audience and Pascual laboratories, the company behind Oracare, Calchews, Potencee, etc. will give away loot bags to the audience coming in.
The event is open to all, so, see you there!! Who knows, you might be the lucky raffle winner *wink*
For updates on the latest promos and events in Robinsons Galleria, you can like them on Facebook, Instagram (@robinsonsmallsofficial), and Twitter (@robinsonsmalls).
See you on Friday!
"Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all." - Bruce Springsteen
That’s the thing about great clothes, they can help lift your mood and let you walk tall. I find myself doing that a lot lately, putting on outfits to cheer myself up, or to boost my ego.
It also helps if you’re in high heels, makes walking tall even more convincing.
I wore this out went I went to a meeting, to make it more appropriate, I wore a blazer on top of my chiffon blouse. I wasn’t particularly in high spirits that day, so to add to my confidence I decided I needed a diluted version of a power look. I think it did the trick, I breezed through that meeting, and ended it on a good note.
Colgate Optic White Dream Wedding
Every girl dreams of a perfect wedding. Ever since attending my first wedding as a flower girl, I have always been fascinated by the flowers, frills, laces, and the excitement. However, in a lot of those weddings, there were a few hiccups and mishaps.
This time around, a brand we’ve all grown up with, Colgate, with it’s Optic White line, gives brides-to-be one less thing to worry about - that perfect white smile. Last week, they launched their Dream Wedding contest where brides-to-be will get a chance to work with the wedding dream team, Jason Magbanua and Pat Dy.
In the video, you’ll see three lovely ladies, Maggie Wilson Consunji, Stephanie Kienle Gonzales and Cat Arambulo Antonio talk about their big day, and how Colgate can help any bride-to-be.
At the launce of Colgate Optic White Dream Wedding, I got to listen to these lovely ladies, along with the brand’s ambassador, Solenn Heusaff and the event host Patti Grandidge Herrera, and their wedding stories.
"Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s meant to be lived. sometimes happy other times rough. But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong." - Unknown
Life has always been a series of ups and downs. One minute you’re extremely happy, the next you’re faced with an incredibly difficult situation. Life is life that way, throwing curve-balls when we least expect it. What gets me through is the belief that whatever life throws at me, I will conquer, because it can only make me stronger as a person.
I dress with my mood sometimes. I was feeling really down on this day, so I decided to put on somber colors, gray and black. I was with a lot of fashion bloggers that day too, so I couldn’t disappoint. After all, you wouldn’t want to be under-dressed among a set of well dressed people.
Review: Princess Hazel Salon and Spa
With all the hard work we put into our daily lives, we all deserve the royal treatment every once in a while. At Princess Hazel Salon and Spa, they do just that. Coupled with the luxurious interiors, they treat each client with such excellent service that you’ll really feel like a royalty, even just for a day. On those days where you feel extremely burned out, you deserve to get pampered at a space where it is a feast for all of your senses.