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Sephora to Hire 400 for New Olive Branch Warehouse
Beauty retailer Sephora announced it will be looking to hire 400 workers at its distribution center in Olive Branch that is scheduled to open later this month, according to The Associated Press.
The subsidiary of French luxury goods house LVMH signed a lease for its 720,000-square-foot facility in the second quarter of 2016, according to real estate brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors’ Q2 2016 Industrial Snapshot.
The company plans to integrate the new hires over the next five years and is working with Ability Works, a division of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation, to provide vocational assessment, job training and work experience for individuals with disabilities.
Apply Online at: https://jobs.sephora.com/search/
A job seeker can gain new skills in his or her industry. Even for career changers, it is possible for job seekers to learn new skills that are marketable You can achieve the results you want if you’re willing to put forth the time and effort.
Job seekers should try to build new soft skills and technical skills. Soft skills include leadership, collaboration, and teamwork. Technical skills should be in areas relevant to a job seekers industry. For example, if your industry is telecommunications, you would want to learn about software programs by Oracle since it is heavily involved in telecommunications.
One way to understand what your industry requires in terms of soft and technical skills is to read job descriptions at the level at which you hope to work. You can read these job descriptions on a range of employer websites. These job descriptions usually state the technical knowledge required to do the job. After reading these job descriptions, you can figure out ways to learn and work with software on your own. And in terms of soft skills required by the job description, you can practice leadership, collaboration, and teamwork at your current workplace, or if you are not currently in the workforce, you can practice them with friends and family. And when you get that job interview, you can tell the interviewer that you have been learning and practicing these skills. This will show to the interviewer that you enjoy learning and that you take initiative.
Another way to learn of the required soft and technical skills in order to land a job is to network with people in your industry who are working for companies that use these skills. These people usually have up-to-date knowledge about cutting edge skills they can share with you.
An article in the Memphis Business Journal points to three steps career changers can take to reinvent their careers.
Here are three steps:
“See what you want. I call this the creation stage. Most of us think in images. There’s no question that even if you are not a visual person, and perhaps more a feeling, or hearing type, you can use the power of visualization to reinvent your business, career and life.
Top-performing athletes, entertainers and high achievers all understand the power of visualization. This is one of the primary ways we can, “fake it til we make it.
Feel what you want. I call this the commitment stage. Once you see something and you begin visualizing it, the next step is to feel what it will be like seeing the new you. Again, even though most of us are visual, we also feel things, unless you’re a psychopath. Feeling things makes seeing them more real.
Like with visualization, you have to practice feeling your way into the new you. Never stop practicing! Another element of this is being able to quiet your mind and listen to your heart. Meditation and mindfulness practices can be a great way to achieve this.
Trust you will get what you want. I call this the execution phase because this is where you’ll be trusting your plan of action to get where you’re going next. This is where the work really begins; doing.
Life is a game of confidence. Everyone has fear. One of the primary differences for people who get what they want is they have an inordinate level of confidence, even if they have to fake this, too, for a while.
Trusting is knowing that what you see and feel for the new you is going to happen, even if what you want next doesn’t happen exactly on the timeline you originally intended. Trusting is knowing that if you maintain your vision and keep feeling the new you, doing the work, you will be successful.
While these three steps may seem simplistic, my experience is people come up with all sorts of reasons to not do the work. Or people tell me they can’t meditate. Baloney! If you learned what you know now, you can learn to quiet your mind without becoming a monk.
Also, you can’t reinvent yourself just by visualizing and feeling something you want. You have to trust that you will get there if you follow people who have been where you want to go. I call these people pathfinders. We can take you where you want to go safely, because we’ve been where you want to go.”
Source and to see full article: Jones, C. (2017, May 2). How to reinvent your business, career and life in 3 simple steps. In Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/how-to/growth-strategies/2017/05/how-to-reinvent-your-business-career-and-life-in-3.html
Review common interview questions and prepare your response
Find out as much as you can about the company
3. Dress professionally
4. Arrive early and prepared
Bring resumes and reference sheet [it is helpful to have 3 to 5 names of references typed of people who have said to you they will be your reference]
5. Be confident, respectful and concise
6. Be prepared to ask good questions
Ask sound questions about the job and benefits
7. Show what you know
Tell them all of the reasons you are qualified for the job
8. Put your cell phone away until after the interview
Never text or look at your phone
9. Be focused – Make good eye contact
10. Thank the interviewers and send a follow-up thank you note