new years children’s interview

A few years ago, I saw a wonderfully fun post idea from Emmy. Around the first of the year she would ask her children a few questions! Then, she would share those answers in comparison to the previous years. While I cannot find Carson’s answers from the previous years, I thought it would be fun to join along again. After all, it is a rather cute idea!

happy new year

carson

basics

Name: Carson.
Age: Seven.

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Breakfast: Bagel and cream cheese.
Dinner: Macaroni and cheese.
Dessert: Ice cream — strawberry. 
Drink: Strawberry milk. 
Fruit: Watermelon. 
Vegetable: Carrots.
Restaurant: McDonald’s. 
Place: Bowling alley. 
Show: Pokemon XYZ. 
Toy: Fidget cube. 
Board game: Monopoly. 
Video game: Minecraft. 
Book: Go Dogs Go! 

questions

What is one wish you have for the new year? To get more Lego sets. 
Where is one place you want to go this year? To the park. 
What do you want to do differently this year? Stay at Brayden’s house more often. 
If I gave you $100, what would you spend it on? Video games. 
What was your favorite thing about last year? Going to the park. 
If you could have one thing, what would it be? A cell phone. 
What do you want to be when you grow up? Scientist. 
Who is your best friend; who are your friends? Skarlett. 
What is something your mom always says? Did you hear me?
What is something your dad always says? Yes to playing games. 

brayden

basics

Name: Brayden.
Age: Ten.

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Breakfast: French toast.
Dinner: Burgers.
Dessert: Ice cream — mint. 
Drink: Dr. Pepper.
Fruit: Apples.
Vegetable: Broccoli.
Restaurant: Olive Garden. 
Place: Wild Waves.
Show: Walking Dead.
Toy: Xbox.
Board game: Monopoly.
Video game: GTA.
Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

questions

What is one wish you have for the new year? Ride dirt bikes more. 
Where is one place you want to go this year? Wild Waves. 
What do you want to do differently this year? Participate in more sports. 
If I gave you $100, what would you spend it on? Video games.
What was your favorite thing about last year? Christmas and spending time with family. 
If you could have one thing, what would it be? A million dollars. 
What do you want to be when you grow up? Math scientist.
Who is your best friend; who are your friends? Jordan. 
What is something your mom always says? Be nice to each other. 
What is something your dad always says? Dude. 

how to rock a job interview

rock a job interview

Interviews are both exciting and nerve-wracking. Trust me, I had three separate interviews this just this month. Each interview was for a career in a field that I had never been in before. Being nervous definitely makes it harder to be confident during the interview. So, how do you prepare yourself to rock a job interview?

Tips to rock a job interview:

01. Know the company and the position that you are applying for. Since I knew the career and job field I was wanting to enter, it made my research easier. Before applying for the position, I took the time to research the company and get a better understanding of its core ideas and values. Because of this, I was able to align my responses to match the company’s needs and wants.

02. Be early. I try to arrive about five to ten minutes early, no sooner and no later. If you arrive too early, there is the potential to become an inconvenience.

03. Dress to impress. For the job interview, you will want to dress appropriately for the industry. I made sure that my slacks and blazer were wrinkle-free and fit snug, but not tight. My hair and makeup were done, however not excessively. I wanted to maintain a very professional appearance. Even if the typical job wear is not professional, try to wear slacks and a business casual top.

04. Be confident, but not cocky. Confidence is key! Show your potential employer that you believe in yourself and that they should too.

05. Ask questions. Asking the interviewer pertinent questions is almost as important and answering them well. When thinking about which questions to ask, consider the following:

+ What would be the ideal candidate for this position?
+ Are there any areas that you feel I could improve upon?
+ What does a typical day look like for the position I am applying for?
+ Do you have any concerns about whether I would be a good fit for this position?

06. Send a thank you note. Doing so shows that you appreciate the resources and time that the company took to consider you for the job position. A thank you note will go a long way and will also help them remember you in a positive light.