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First Interview
#1
Hellooooo!

I have my first interview since finishing Christine Valmy (5 months). I'm excited and nervous. Any advice you have would be helpful. Thank you all also for all the support over this past 1.5 years!![/color]
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#2
(07-08-2012, 10:12 PM)Tashawna Wrote: Hellooooo!

I have my first interview since finishing Christine Valmy (5 months). I'm excited and nervous. Any advice you have would be helpful. Thank you all also for all the support over this past 1.5 years!![/color]


Dress professionally, make eye contact, be honest and up front, and make sure they know why you love doing what you are doing.

Also, don't be afraid to ask any questions. You are interviewing them to make sure it is the right place, as much as they are with you. I always took notes and had a list of questions ready to make sure I did not forget anything.

Don't forget to smile Smile Good luck! You will do great!!!
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#3
Thanks Malea. I'm glad you said about the questions because I did notice on their Yelp reviews that people complained about them opening late. Also people felt they needed more staff instead of making people wait. Maybe that is why they are hiring. But I would like to inquire about those two things as clients attitudes about that can cause a negative experience for us both. People said they liked the cleanliness and the service they received, etc. Just those two were recurring mentions. Can I ask about that?
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#4
Absolutely. It shows you have done your research! Pay attention to the answers you get back from those questions because it will show you whether or not they take you seriously. Even though you might be fresh out of school, skill is something that can be honed, but good attitude and a good work ethic are hard to come by. If I were interviewing you and you brought that up to me I would be encouraged to think you're interested in helping to build a better business and also concerned whether it's the right place for you, rather than just settle for anything out there. Good luck, please keep us posted on the outcome.
Laura Merzetti
http://www.scratchmyback.ca
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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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#5
Got called for another interview today! I'm so excited and nervous. My timing is not as good as an experienced tech but I did let both know that I graduated in February. I hope they will give me a chance.
I'm thinking I should wear slacks since when I do the pedicure it will be harder in a dress.
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#6
If you're in NYC, let me know. My salon is hiring. I'm a newbie too so I take much longer than Yeh other techs.
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Shirley
Scotch Tape & Rhinestones
NYC Based Nail Artist
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#7
(07-11-2012, 09:13 PM)scotchtapeandrhinestones Wrote: If you're in NYC, let me know. My salon is hiring. I'm a newbie too so I take much longer than Yeh other techs.


THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Yes, I'm in the city. My email is [email protected] or you can get me on Facebook. I'd love to chat and find out more. I don't know anyone who does nails here.
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#8
Definitely don't wear the dress if you anticipate having to do a pedicure. Good luck Smile
Laura Merzetti
http://www.scratchmyback.ca
CND Education Ambassador
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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#9
Ohhhh! Sounds like you are on your way! Please keep us posted and good luck.
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#10
Well I had the first interview today. I feel it went well. They only had a me do a mani but the 2nd place said I'll have to do both. I don't think the location is a good fit for me as they only have 1 tech at a time on so I wouldn't be able to learn from anyone which is really important to me. But the experience was very good. I found the plus side of working for a spa over a salon seems, the spa doesn't mind that my timing takes a bit longer because people are there to luxuriate. I don't know if this is general but the pay was per service (not commission) so I wonder if I only have say 3 clients in a 6 hours shift if its worth it. Ill continue to report. Thanks.
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#11
I contacted the woman and let her know that I wasn't a good fit for her position. The second interview was cancelled. I have been offered an assistant position during Fashion Week so things are looking up!
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#12
I GOT A JOB!! I start next weekend! For now it's every other weekend and hopefully more after October (due to my current 9-5). It's a natural nail salon and is very nice. I'm happy because she is allowing me to do nails and waxing so I am able to improve on both services. WOOOOHOOO!!
She doesn't invest in education, but i get the feeling that if shown the benefits...maybe.
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#13
Congratulations!! Good luck with the new job!
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