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5 THOUGHTS EVERY JOB SEEKER SHOULD REJECT ARTER BEING REJECTED BY A JOB APPLICATION

Imagine this scenario: you stumble across a job which you totally  believewas meant for you. So naturally you apply for it. You then get the call to attend the interview for the position. "Yay!" You quietly think to yourself.

 So you start prepping for  the interview, going  over the most asked interview questions including the most common one "so why do you want to work for us" question.

You attend the interview  and end up  acing it! And so  you return home all happy as Larry because by now you're thinking: "I've got the job!"
 
But days  go by...  you haven't heard back from the company.
 
You start to panic and wonder if you should do the follow up email thing?!

So you do. And to be fair, the company promptly emails you back. But it's not the news you wanted to hear. They've instead sent you the classic  soul - destroying  email ever saying : "hey we thought you were brilliant and everything, but... unfortunately we went with a more suitable  candidate! 
 
I mean, Talk about a knife through the heart;  right?!
 
Getting this kind of email can be pretty hard to handle.

It's painful. Demoralising. And it down right sucks!

Which would explain why you'd want to wallow and throw a pity-party. But  from one former job seeker to another, I say don't!

Instead choose to be  strong. Keep your chin up. And say: "on to the next (job application)"!
 Trust me, It's the only way you're ever  gonna get through the job search and finally land your dream job. Which is why it's super important that you reject thinking any of these  5 most awful  thoughts after you've been rejected by a job application.
 
And Here's a list of the top 5 thoughts to reject after being rejected by a job application.
 
1. I'm never gonna get a job ever!
That's a lie. You will get a job. Just  not this one.
 
2. I'm obviously not that good enough.
Yes you are. Just because you didn't get this job doesn't mean you're bad. It just means you weren't a good fit for the role or the company. And as hard as it may be to believe at this point;  this is a good thing 'cause you want a job that's totally gonna be for you and a company that you're totally gonna gel with.

 
3. It's because I'm not smart enough.
Sometimes it's not about being smart enough. It's simply about being able to do job at convincing the hiring manager of your skills and expertise as an individual. That means; crafting a great resume and being able to sell yourself at an interview.
4. It's because I  was never the smartest pupil in college.
That's not true. Sometimes the most successful individuals in life were the ones that weren't that smart in college.
 
5. There must be something wrong with me.
Ok, so not true!
 Stop believing that there's something wrong with you and start recognizing and appreciative of your wonderful qualities. The more you do this, the more you'll be able to convince others of your amazing qualities and end up getting a job finally!
 
 
 
 
So, over to you now. What are some of the thoughts you need to reject after getting bad news?
 
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FROM A SPICE GIRL TO A FASHION MOGUL - HOW TO REINVENT YOUR PERSONAL BRAND LIKE VICTORIA BECKHAM


When you mention the name 'Victoria Beckham," all that comes to mind is a super chic 'fempreneur 'who'll never be caught dead without her signature pout and killer 6 inch heels, her brood of four, and of course  a fashion powerhouse!

But it wasn't  so long ago the now business mogul was affectionately known as  "Posh Spice" within  the pop music industry!

So you have to give her props for successfully reinventing her personal brand from "Posh Spice"  so successfully that nowadays,  this fempreneur's name usually precedes adjectives like 'Designer'; 'Business Mogul', 'Mother Of Four', and of course, 'Wife To David Beckham!' All of which are rather impressive accolades that anyone would be lucky to have them associated to their name, especially when you take into account the former pop star's early days!

No one would've thought that the formerly known "Posh Spice' had it in her to make a such swift leap from being a fifth member of an all female English  pop group  to now being an internationally  renowned fashion and business powerhouse!

But she did!

This working mum of four has successfully reinvented herself, proving her critics wrong that yes, she is that talented!  And that;  yes she is that business savvy to the point that her empire now rakes in hundreds of millions year in and year out! Plus... she's got numerous awards attesting to the fact that she is that talented and that she is that good in business!

So... How did this former pop star do it?!

What was her secret to successfully reinventing her Personal Brand?!

Well, ...here are are some of the Personal Branding lessons we can  learn from this savvy business mogul, that we can also use in our personal branding strategies.

[RELATED ARTICLE: 4 Steps to Identifying Your Personal Branding Statement]

PERSONAL BRANDING LESSON 1: DREAM BIG
And this is what she says about it:
"I've always dreamed big. I believe in creative visualization," She Beckham told British Vogue Magazine after winning the "British Luxury Brand If The Year" award in 2015.

PERSONAL BRANDING LESSON 2: HAVE AN UNBEATABLE STRATEGIC INTENT
Early in her life, Victoria Beckham said, “I want to be as famous as Persil Automatic (the laundry detergent),” and invariably, this has influenced her approach to crafting her Personal  Brand proving that being that intentional in all that you do is key to successfully reinventing your Personal Brand.

And kudos to her for that!


PERSONAL BRANDING LESSON 3: NEVER PAY ATTENTION TO THE NAYSAYERS!
The fashion mogul has proved to everyone that:'yes it is possible to successful reinvent yourself and end up having a successful career and a great personal brand along with it!'


She told Business of Fashion that "For a long time there, I was a bit of a laughingstock,And while everybody was busy laughing, what was I doing? I was laying the foundation to what I have in place now.”


And boy, has her hard work has paid off?!

She was nominated as the winner of Britain's most successful entrepreneur of 2014. Best Brand in 2011 and 2014, 


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3 WAYS TO WEAR THIS SPRING/SUMMER 16 OFF THE SHOULDER TREND

HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016

Alright you guys, so here's the thing: the fashion world is busy experiencing the embrace of the cold shoulder! I'm talking about Spring/Summer 16's  hottest fashion trend of course - and that  is showing off those shoulders! 

So put those crop tops away because showing off that midriff is soooo last year! And thank god for that because doing those stomach crunches and forgoing that juicy  burger and instead  ordering  that salad was starting  to be a bit of a chore!
 And so I say so long to the old crop-tops and hello to this year's trendiest silhouette - the cold shoulder!
Think 'That Seventies Show' kinda look but much more chic and much more current.

So, if you need some inspo' as to how to wear this fashion trend, look no further because I'm bringing you three different ways to wear the 'Off The Shoulder' fashion trend from non-other than our beloved fashion bloggers because if there's one thing they know how to do is: show us mere mortals how to rock the latest fashion trends.

So take a peek below because you're about to be thoroughly inspired!

1. Keep it casual & simple!

HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016


You can rock this trend by Keeping it totally simple for those hot summer days just like Megan Runion of All Things Lovely did. 

And this look totally works because that baby-blue gingham print top works so well with those skinny distressed white jeans! 

This looks gets a thumbs up from me for sure!

HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016
HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016
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2. Glam it up a little. 
HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016 | Fashion Bloggers

Love how Vanessa Hong of  The Haute Pursuit put this ensemble together. 

It's glam, sexy, and oh-so-chic! 

This is the kinda look you could wear for a hot date; girls night out,  or even for an occasion!
I'm so in-love with this look it's  not even funny! It's totally up my street!

HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016 | Fashion Bloggers
HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016 | Fashion Bloggers
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3. Keep it minimal and chic.
HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016 | Fashion Bloggers

Right you guys, so this one is for those chilly late summer days when summer is kind of getting to an end and temperatures are sort of cooling down a bit. 

It's simple, minimal and quite unexpected because I'd personally never think of pairing an off the shoulder top with culottes. But it works! Thanks to the creative genius that is Sara Donaldson of Harper & Harley!
Love this look because this is how you stay on trend and make a look totally work for you! 

Love the simplicity and effortless vibe that this well put-together ensemble gives off!  

So kudos to Sara Donaldson  because this is how you wear an "All-Black-Everything" off the shoulder trend!


I'm totally vibing on this look for sure!

HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016 | Fashion Bloggers
HOWTO WEAR THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND | FASHION  TREND | SPRING/SUMMER FASHION TREND 2016 | Fashion Bloggers
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So... What about you?

Do you love this 'Off The Shoulder' trend? If so, what was your favorite look of the three? 

Let me know in the comments section below!

[RELATED ARTICLE: 6 Personal Branding Principles Fashion Bloggers Use In Order To Stand Out]

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5 REASONS WHY YOU DIDN'T GET A REPLY FROM THAT ONLINE JOB APPLICATION


Ever filled out loads of online job postings that you were so sure you'd get a call back from? But then hours, days, and even weeks went by without even getting a single email acknowledging the receipt of your resume?! And so you felt like you were doing something wrong, or worse, you felt like you were utterly unqualified in your line of work which resulted in you feeling a tiny bit disheartened and wondering if you'll ever get a job?!

But before you loose all hope in ever getting a job again, there may be a few things you weren't aware of that may have been the cause of you not getting any sort of reply from your numerous online job application which


So, we've done some research of our own here at 'Faithfully Me' HQ and have compiled these 5  top reasons why you never got any reply from your online job applications.


Reason Number 1: The Job Was Already Taken!
Often online job postings are just a way for hiring managers to claim they’ve looked at lots of applicants when, in fact, they have already decided in advance on an internal hire.

Reason Number 2: You Were Under-Qualified!
You did not have the precise skills that the job advertisement listed under job requirements, which meant that your resume didn't even get to be seen by the hiring manager at all because  it was disregarded by the online automated tracking systems designed to  screen resumes for specific keywords relating to the job requirements.

Reason Number 3: You Sent A Vague Resume!
You failed to target your resume to the specific job advertisement which made your resume seem too generalized and not at all related to the actual job posting. So your failure to  tailor your resume and cover letter directly for the job in question cost you the call-back.


Reason Number 4: Company Budget Cuts!
Unfortunately there are  times when a job is posted and then a budget cut ensues within the company and the position is then eliminated before it’s been filled because the company can no longer afford a new hire.

Reason Number 5: You Lacked A Personal Network!

It's sad to say, but sometimes it's not what you know, but rather, who you know that matters most in securing employment!
 Meaning that  your lack of a personal network to help you find a contact inside the company where you are applying for actually  put you at a serious disadvantage because you did not have someone putting in a "good word for you" behind the scenes, hence the reason why  you did not get a  call back from that online job application.

So there you have it! There 5 reasons why you didn't get a reply from that online job application.

So over to you now! Does knowing these reasons help you in advancing your chances of landing a call-back after sending an online job application? Let us know in the comments section below.


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INSIDE A BEAUTIFUL 27 SQ METER COMPACT LIVING DREAM APARTMENT

MODERN 27 SQ METER COMPACT LIVING DREAM APARTMENT

Today we're marveling over a 27 Sq meter architectural gem boasting 3.2 meter high ceilings, high baseboards, deep window bays and beautiful stucco proving that compact living isn't only possible, but that it can also be a chic way of life, especially for any twenty something eager to get onto that proverbial property ladder! 

Yes this apartment is limited in square footage and technically  only 2 roomed, it is highly habitable - and that's all thanks to great design and faultless spacial planning - making it an ideal place for any single girl, or indeed a young couple who's eager to set their feet onto that proverbial property ladder! 

MINIMALIST INTERIOR DESIGN LIVING ROOM | SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
This little gem comprises a welcoming entry hall,  which, upon entry,  leads you into quite a spacious kitchen area , which happens to be the largest room in the apartment,  and rightly so given the likelihood of it being the social hub of the abode!

Blessed with high ceilings, the beautifully designed  kitchen's cabinetry takes full advantage of this by going double - height - perfectly emphasizing the unique height of this space! And that gorgeous marble splash-back is a treat for the eye!

MINIMALIST INTERIOR DESIGN LIVING ROOM | SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

The living room has a pretty table with seating for 3-4 guests and instead of a bulky sofa, there's  a cozy, trendy daybed making it a stylishly functional option for accommodating overnight guests.

MINIMALIST INTERIOR DESIGN LIVING ROOM | SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

And speaking of overnight, that loft bed is quite something else! 
Snuggled within the double-height headroom, this leaves space for much-needed space for storage below - which is a necessity for a space as compact as this! And testament to this apartment's great spacial design, there is ample closet space going around plus bit more storage for your bits and bobs!


The restrained color pallete of calming greys and stark white ceilings and architraves gives this stunning architectural gem  a feeling of space and tranquility, and not to mention a bit of class and sophistication! 


And that hint of deep green found in accessories and indoor plants add that much needed  color and character into the space. 

This is one chic apartment that proves that compact living isn't a hindrance, it's simply a chic way of life! 


Oh... and guess what?! This stunning piece of Architectural Design can be yours as it is currently up for sale! 

Yep, that's right! You could be the new owner of this gorgeous gem! Amazing, right?!


For more info on this small, but absolutely beautiful apartment, head over HERE!
All photos are by Jujje Eriksson for Notar


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JOB ALERT: ENTRY LEVEL OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR WITH SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE

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Position: Office Administrator with Social Media Experience

Role: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Dublin

About The Company:
Extreme Structures is an Irish-owned business specializing in providing Creative Structures and furniture for all kinds of events.

Job Description:
Extreme Structures is looking for a highly organised, energetic and fun person who's capable of managing multiple tasks and projects in their office, able to dip in and out of various tasks and support the team as and when required. This is an entry level position and managing their social media accounts will be a large part of this role.

Duties and Responsibilities are:
  • Managing Social Media for three businesses
  • General Office Administration and reporting as necessary
  • Answering phones
  • Research
  • Dealing promptly and efficiently with internal and external queries
  • Sending contracts
  • Managing bookings with their rental system
  • Assisting Directors and staff with various tasks
  • Updating their Website blog
  • Mail shots
  • Bi monthly newsletter
Skills and Experience Needed:
  • Previous experience doing social media in a company (+1 year)
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Candidates must be trust-worthy and professional in all their dealings
  • Experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Wordpress and mailchimp
  • A flexible, positive outlook towards work
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Full clean drivers licence with access to a car to get to and from work.
How To Apply
To Apply for this role visit www.extremestructures.ie or jobs.ie  HERE, But before you apply, make sure you check out our Job Application Tips HERE!

Good Luck!

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