Avoiding “tangents” during the interview process

Avoiding “tangents” during the interview process

DEBBIE JOHNSON Beauty Industry Recruiter and Talent Acquisition Guru As a recruiter, I work with professionals daily to perfect their interviewing skills. One of the most common challenges I coach on is communicating results without long winded tangents. Depending on...
Strategies on Presenting a Portfolio

Strategies on Presenting a Portfolio

DEBBIE JOHNSON Beauty Industry Recruiter and Talent Acquisition Guru The beauty industry is a visual landscape for designers, product developers, marketers, packaging developers and countless other positions. This creates great opportunity to showcase your talents...
Soft skills—what are they and why should you care?

Soft skills—what are they and why should you care?

DEBRA WHEATMAN PERSONAL BRANDING GURU | CAREER WHIZ | WRITING EXPERT Soft skills are also known as “people skills.” These are the character traits that set you apart from the masses. They are what make you an awesome employee and person, outside of your technical job...
How to Professionally Decline a Job Offer

How to Professionally Decline a Job Offer

DEBBIE JOHNSON Beauty Industry Recruiter and Talent Acquisition Guru There are many industries where the network of professionals is a small community and most beauty professionals will agree there is one degree of separation for so many in the beauty biz. The concept...
The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling

DEBRA WHEATMAN PERSONAL BRANDING GURU | CAREER WHIZ | WRITING EXPERT One of my favorite works of nonfiction is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. In this book, Capote tells the story of a senseless and brutal quadruple murder, and the two men who committed the heinous...
Checklist for more effective communication

Checklist for more effective communication

DEBRA WHEATMAN PERSONAL BRANDING GURU | CAREER WHIZ | WRITING EXPERT Studies confirm our experience. Two thirds of all presentations are rated as mediocre or worse. How often have you been subjected to a 73 slide PowerPoint deck with dense, illegible slides, and a...