Finding work after college

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Marissa Shipman's pointers:

  • Never be late; it can be a deal breaker -- unless you call more than 30 minutes in advance with an amazing reason.

  • Make sure you know about the company you are interviewing with. It's impressive when you can throw out a fact about the company that you could only know by doing your homework. It shows that you care and really want the job and that you pay attention to details.
Potential Employee Qualifications:
  • Someone who is creative and really wants to be working at the company. Also someone who isn't afraid to roll their sleeves up and get dirty if need be.
Appropriate Attire:
  • Rule one: No casual jeans on the first interview. Really cute, super-stylish ones are ok but they need to be dressy.

  • Rule two: Leave in your piercings and don't cover your tattoos. The last thing you want to do is show up to a job totally different then you appeared in your interview.
What to say and what not to say:
  • Always do some homework and come in with some positive suggestions, for example maybe something you noticed that was missing in the social media department or if you noticed stock was low at one of the stores we sell in. That is proactive and leaves a good impression.

  • Never be negative on a job you are leaving or have had in the past. No matter what, you loved your last job. It shows bad character when someone has something negative to say about an old boss or job.
Marissa Shipman is the founder and CEO of the Balm.

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