Q: "I have my final interview with a company I'm pretty interested in in two weeks. For the interview, I have to come up with a PowerPoint presentation about myself that answers specific questions they have set up for me. Any ideas on how to make this presentation original and stand out while still being professional? He said I could get as creative as I want with it. Any and all tips are welcome!!"
A: "This is an interesting idea! I think a lot of what you’ve learned in BG will help you here. Make sure to incorporate why you + what sets you apart from the rest without being boastful.
My biggest tip is to take *language from the job description and company’s website/LI page.* For example, if I was applying at Pepsi for a social media role, I would ask for a copy of their brand guidelines and their PowerPoint template if one is already created (this is important to comms/marketing teams). Then I’d be sure to go through the job post and pull out some of my goals/priorities in this role based on that! And include a few examples maybe with screenshots of social posts to show you did your HW." - Team BG
Q: "I’m going to a career fair tomorrow and I can’t decide what to wear. I want to stand out a little but definitely want to keep it simple and professional. Do you have any advice?"
A: "I highly suggest that you dress professional (think J Crew or Banana Republic) wear either flat or heels, dress pants, blouse and add some personality with jewelry! Don't forget to bring your resume (printed on nice thick card-stock) and your business cards! Good Luck!!" - Team BG
Q: "I am currently looking for a new job and found one that I think would be great and would align well with my goals. Upon reading the job description, it is asking for the standard resume and cover letter, but it is also asking for a 300 word blog post. I do not have a blog so I’m not sure what I should send them. Do you have any advice on what I should do in this situation? Do I need to create a blog? Is there any tips you have for applying for jobs with blog posts?"
A: "I don’t think you have to create a blog just to do one blog post. As long as it’s blog post length/style, I think that covers what they’re looking for. I would say doing that over creating a blog just to put one post on it would probably be preferable. But major bonus points if you do have time to create a blog and have the time to get a few posts on there! Shows a true commitment to the role and your ability to go above + beyond". - Team BG
Written By: Hannah Harger
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern