Author Archives: Alexandra Waring

15 August 2013 - 10:08 am How not to stand out at a job interview

As a full time student grappling with the impossible task of getting internships for the ever-looming CV and graduation day debacle, I’ve certainly had my fair share of interviews. One of the most recent of these was potentially the most terrifying I’ve ever had, including an hour and a half interview, a timed writing task and all in a conference room of a very posh hotel in town (straight out of How to Scare Potential Student Employees 101). Sitting in the lobby of the hotel with knots in my stomach, I tried not to throw up. Continue reading “How not to stand out at a job interview” »

11 August 2013 - 11:03 am Blogging – the key to success

Just under a year ago, I embarked on the journey that I believed would lead me to career success- I started a blog. Although it had occurred to me before, the idea of putting myself out on a line to people I barely know  was terrifying… until a friend pointed out that I had, pretty much, been doing that for years anyway on Twitter.

Good point.

The blog was a starting point for building on a personal interest that I’d always had an interest in, but never had the required balls to write about. That subject was fashion, and the backlash I received from people was astounding. Continue reading “Blogging – the key to success” »

3 August 2013 - 10:56 am Advertising campaigns – the best and worst

When it comes to enterprise, I love a good advertising campaign. Especially ones that tell a story. Last year we were all encapsulated with the phenomenal adverts by Google that utilised Google apps and products to tell the stories of their users. From a new dad and his daughter, to the building of The Cambridge Satchel Company- there was something for everyone. Continue reading “Advertising campaigns – the best and worst” »

  • About the author

    Alexandra Waring

    A blogging aficionado and fashion obsessive, I am a guest blogger for USE. Currently studying Modern languages at Sheffield, I am about to embark on my year abroad in September 2013. Follow my posts if you're interested in enterprise in creative industries and how to break into the creative sector. @allylovessloths LinkedIn