DEAR BG - INTERVIEWS
What is the best way to prep for an interview?
" First, spend 30 minutes reading the job description. It is SO important to actually know what the job you are applying for actually is. Do research about the position at the company right now. You will be sure to impress if you reference accomplishments people in that position have done. Next, write out who their ideal candidate is. Identify strong characteristics this candidate should have. When you get to the interview, show them you are exactly that. YOU are their ideal candidate. Highlight your unique skill, and make sure to use buzzwords for the industry. Finally, a company will hire you if you save them time, energy, and money. Write out how you can do that. It is so important to show the company what you can do for them. Good luck and happy prepping!" - Rachael Bozsik CEO + Founder of The Brand Girls
I am currently undecided, but have an idea on what I want to do. How can I get involved in that field before I decide it is for me?
"Get a mentor! Mentors are a great way to learn the ins and outs of an industry. Through your mentor, you are able to get hands on experience in the field and make valuable contacts. You may also realize this field isn’t for you and that is okay! Having experience in different fields allows you to find what is the best fit for you, as well as making strong connections with those you encounter. " - Rachael Bozsik, CEO + Founder of The Brand Girls
My mom has a contact in a field I am interested in, should she reach out first or should I?
"Great question! Start by asking your mom if she could introduce you via email with two sentences on what you want to do. Say something along the lines of “I think it would be great if you guys connected”. Make sure you are copied onto the email so that your new contact knows how to get in touch with you. Finally, make sure you respond to all. I would say something like “Thank you mom for connecting us. It is nice to meet you (person’s name). I would love to get to know more about you and what you do. Would you be able to talk/ get coffee within the next two weeks?” This is a great way to show your interest in learning more about your new contact."
- Rachael Bozsik CEO + Founder of The Brand Girls
Written By: Hannah Harger
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern