I was Fired?!

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Say Whaat?!

My first job out of university, I was let go… just after a raise and before the one year mark.

I honestly never thought I would be fired in my life. Immediately I felt relieved…I don’t think that is supposed to be your reaction.

But afterwards the stigma attached to this circumstance hit me.

Is this going to affect my future?

I knew I had what it takes to be successful, but would someone take a chance with me now?!

Don’t Dwell- Get Going!

Instead of dwelling on all the uncertainty faced before me, I put it in my rear-view mirror and looked forward to the future.

Whatever my feelings were about the company and the circumstance i was in… were irrelevant now- they weren’t going to change what happened.

So,

I updated my resume, and dived head first into my job search. Spending most of every day on it- essentially treating it as my new job.

Take Advice where you can get it!

 During my first job interview- my interviewer gave me some advice:

1. Ditch the cover letter- most interviewers don’t read it anyway

2. Use the achievement style resume – Information on achievement style resume

Obviously i did not get this job- but he did give me some valuable advice.

And the results were amazing.

The amount of callbacks for my resume increased substantially, and it landed me a job offer two weeks after I changed my resume!

Obviously I also took the time to send a thank you email for his advice.

It’s not the end of the world

Of course during interviews the question came up: “What was the reasoning for leaving your last employment?”

Don’t lie- it will just come back to bite you in the end.

Turn the conversation back to the future and the possible position.

Example: “Although my last job wasn’t the right fit; This job is a perfect fit for the following reasons…”

Don’t complain about or slander your last company-  it is only making you look bad.

Instead a company would prefer to hear that you learned from the experience.

When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens!

I learned a great deal from my first employment. Although i was let go, it was definitely the reason why I got the job i was offered.

I gained so much more confidence in myself from the experience I gathered there.

I know I can handle anything a job can throw at me.

I am appreciative to my past- but Elated and Excited for the future at my new job!

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Orange Fashion Inspiration

Orange Fashion like in construction grabs the eye- It is not a typical colour and stands out from the crowd.

Read on for more orange fashion inspiration!

I was catching up on my #dailygrindlook hashtag on instagram and was completely inspired by all these fabulous ladies incorporating a little orange in their wardrobe!

Say hello to: @ohishop

[ Dress: Sheike ]

[ Dress: Sheike ]

She took the bold colour and ran with it- the high neck line gives a professional feel.

And the intricate back gives a fun flirty feel to this possible business casual look.

say hello to: @buddingfashionista

you can also check out her blog here: www.buddingfashionista.com

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If the previous orange dress is a little too casual for your work place.

I have this version for you!

Pair a orange dress with a white blazer and add a chunky tortoise necklace for visual interest!

say hello to: @chic_in_academia

you can also check out her blog here: http://chicinacademia.com/

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She wore orange as a blazer.

She styled it so perfectly with the dark wash jean, white bag and top, with a hint of tortoise in the necklace.

This is a definite colour scheme to follow when wearing orange.

say hello to: @sashadollfashioncloset

you can also check out her blog here: http://sashadollfashioncloset.blogspot.ca/

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I am absolutely ga-ga over this orange look.

The tangy-orange paired with the checkered navy top goes perfectly together.

and if you add a leather jacket to any outfit…count me in!

say hello to: @kaylapega_ffa

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If you want a more subtle way to add some orange into your wardrobe.

Look for a piece that has a orange pattern!

The orange pattern in this skirt adds a definite cute factor into her outfit. She paired it with a off-white top and heel to let the pattern stand out.

well this one is me!

@babyt_fashiondiaries

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I also choose a skirt with an orange pattern from Old Navy.

I paired it with a polka dot pattern top.

The pairing of two brightly coloured patterns is a perfect business casual outfit for spring!

Another suggestion is purchasing an orange purse.

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I found this lovely outfit paired with a chic orange purse on the blog:

http://www.ivonnestacystyle.com/2013/03/big-orange-purse.html

I hope you are inspired as much as I am by these orange looks!

What do you think about adding some orange to your wardrobe?

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