11.14.2011

Be Amazing, Be Fabulous...BeKnown Giveaway

“It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

First impressions are a large part of life – both in romance, and in the work force, with young professionals seeking to get their foot in the door. The amazing Monster.com has taken notice of this; and, in an effort to help boost hiring for recent grads, created the professional networking app BeKnown – which features a Facebook App; Mobile Apps, iPhone App; and Android App.

“BeKnown uses a person’s Facebook profile to tap into the networks of the friends they’ve already established. No need to start from scratch as BeKnown uses those connections to help you find new connections at various companies you would like a connection at. It also lets you conduct a job search of Monster's database of jobs without ever leaving BeKnown or Facebook. By tapping into the networks of their Facebook friends, young professionals can easily connect, send messages, and see who among their existing contacts is connected to a company or job opportunity they are interested in.”

Now for the fun part, lovers! Café Fashionista has teamed up with BeKnown to bring one (1) fabulous fashionista the BeKnown Interview Survival Kit which includes a $10 Starbucks Gift Card, Professional Business Card Holder, and a Limited Edition Beauty Kit by Benefit (loaded with essential interview grooming tools – lint brush; makeup such as lipstick, blush, and a mirror; a comb and brush; breath mints, and more).

To Enter the Be Amazing, Be Fabulous…BeKnown Giveaway:

For one (1) entry, leave a comment on this post stating what your number one interview tip is between now and Monday, November 28, 2011 at midnight PST.

For two (2) entries, Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment on this post stating what your number one interview tip is between now and Monday, November 28, 2011 at midnight PST with your Twitter URL.

For three (3) entries, become a follower of Café Fashionista on Blogger/Google Reader/Google Friend Connect, or Twitter @cafefashionista, and leave a comment on this post stating what your number one interview tip is between now and Monday, November 28, 2011 at midnight PST (if you are already a Café Fashionista follower, please say so in your comment).

I will randomly pick one (1) name out of a hat (who knows, it could be yours!), and announce the winner on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

This Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents!

As an added bonus to this Giveaway, below you will find some interview styling tips from yours truly to help you look the part once you snag the interview of a lifetime!

Cream of the Crop By all means, do not bare your belly in a work environment unless your given title is belly-dancer; the crop top I am referring to is a smart, Jackie O-influenced jacket that hovers between a boucle and blazer in its aesthetic, making it a piece that you will be able to incorporate into your style even after-hours.

You want to ensure that you are investing in a topper that will stand the test of time; therefore I recommend buying black. A navy piece can easily work well in your wardrobe; but it possesses limitations in that it clashes with a black bottom, and will prove to be difficult to work into different ensembles. Something in a midnight shade with bell sleeves that flutter around the elbows; or a tinge of menswear styling a la a tuxedo jacket is ideal. On their own pieces like this harbor uniqueness; but with a little creativity, and a lot of accessories, you can truly give them a personality that reflects you and only you!

Black Is the New Black You can drop yourself forty years in the future, or flashback sixty years to the past, it doesn’t matter what era you currently find yourself in, black will forever be the new black. Day or night, old or young, it is a classic shade that is both smart and sassy, and will take you from the boardroom to cocktail hour with complete ease, sophistication, and timeless elegance; hence the reason why much of your agency-inspired attire should consist of pieces in noir hues.

That is not to say that you should overhaul all the color in your closet; but ebony colored accoutrements are more acceptable in the working world. They contribute a preemptive neutral palette for bold accessories; while providing a slimming effect that highlights your best features. As an added bonus, no wrong can be done when the color black is in use, so you can spend all that time you would have been devoting to worrying your pretty little head over the power of a pink versus blue frock, and direct it towards completing newly acquired assignments ahead of time to impress your boss!

For more Café Fashionista Interview Styling Tips check out Style Secrets: The Intern.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to BeKnown for the pictures.
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63 comments

The Favour Shoppe said...

great giveaway! LOVE the images, such a great movie!! :D

ellie said...

Wow, such a cool giveaway!

ivy's closet said...

This is so exciting! Love your writing!

lucy and sarah said...

Such a sweet and cool giveaway!

MosaMuse said...

nice to know about that app!
xo
MosaMuse

MosaMuse.blogspot.com

mazzy may said...

Fun! Fun!

What a cool way to start Monday with this giveaway.

molly said...

Such a great giveaway!

Ashley said...

SUCH a helpful giveaway! I'm a follower via GFC. My interview tip would be to research the company before you go in there!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

awesome! have a beautiful week, darling! xo

Lizzie said...

that was such an awesome movie

sharon vuitton said...

lovee this post :)

cgbgabb@twitter.com said...

This giveaway is unique. I like it.
I agree you do need to research the company before you go in to interview. But my no.1 interview tip is Know all about you and what you want to do and how you want to get there.( Besides knowing you need a job that pays well.) What are your goals set for yourself. Know your strengths and weakness and how you want to improve and how you can help the company with your strengths. Co.'s are driven on goals.The time now is to shine

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

How fun! My interview tip is to do your research on the company. It looks SO impressive when you know a lot about them.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I follow you.

Elle Sees said...

Be early!

Laura said...

Awesome giveaway, especially considering the current job market!!

I am a GFC follower (and twitter follower) and my best interview tip is to DO YOUR RESEARCH!! Know everything there is to know about the company you are interviewing with and have relevant questions ready to ask when they say "do you have any questions for us?"

I also tweeted about the giveaway (name: laurachanning)

creativefashionglee said...

This giveaway is definitely helpful. Oh, and what awesome style tips for the professionals. :)

amy b.s. said...

what a great giveaway! my interview tip is defintely know the company you're applying with. you're completely right. research is key. and always ask questions about the company and the position when they ask if you have questions.

Natasha said...

I have quite a few interview tips but the one I think is key for us glamour girls is this: Do not wear strong perfume, if you have to wear perfume at all. The interviewer should be paying attention to your resume, not the Tommy Girl or Primo that one is wearing.

vanessa (the gal) said...

good idea & great giveaway! PS: i love this movie!

xo- vanessa (the gal)

http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Pancakes said...

how fun..advice: always come prepared knowing about the company you are interviewing with! and dress to kill...well to get the job anyway!

xoxo said...

I loved that movie!
Xoxo

SHELLEY said...

Great giveaway!

NEVER WEAR CASUAL JEANS TO AN INTERVIEW.

Maybe some really nice dark demin jeans, depending on what else you're wearing.

shelley

therapeuticsmiles.blogspot.com

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome tips and giveaway, darling!
My interview tip is twofold: have a firm handshake and maintain eye contact :)

xoxox,
CC

Jessi Haish said...

awesome giveaway! I follow you on twitter and your blog :)

my tip would be to be honest! If you're not, they will always find out!

moni.zuza said...

Great giveaway!

My tip: Eye contact. It's key!

(and of course I'm already a follower)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i like your styling tips for interviews!

and very cool giveaway too.

AH said...

great giveaway, although i'm still not a u.s. resident, and great tips!

ms.composure said...

loving this giveaway!!
best tip...look the part and be ready to ask questions in the interview!! i was told by a big time corporate person that they love to know someone researched the company and comes in with a question.

i tweeted and liked this as well to get 3 sep. entries :-)

http://infinitelifefitness.com
http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

The Blonde Duck said...

How cool!

Bonnie said...

That first picture from "The Devil Wears Prada" is my favorite outfit from the entire movie!

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Fashion Tales.... said...

Very cool dear, lovely giveaway ... points for the images from Devil Wears Prada! Good tips. :)

Dainty said...

My #1 tip is.. know the company.
Great giveaway!

Dainty said...

I follow your blog :)

FashionJazz said...

great give away hun

Loved the tips!

Happy Monday xx

Grace said...

My number one interview tip is to be confident! Shyness comes off really badly. I also follow you via GFC, of course!

Sara said...

Great giveaway! I want to go watch this movie now.

OneCraftyFox said...

I need to move to the US just for all the awesome giveaways, lol.

xoxo

K said...

Gotta say, that first picture was not my favorite outfit for her. lol

My tip would be: stay calm and realize that both you and the interviewer are trying to see if this will be a good fit.

AubreyLaine said...

Do your research about the company, and if possible, the position you are applying for.
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Carrie said...

My number one interview tip would be to be yourself. be confident and loosen up. flow is the key to a good interview.

:)
Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Stacey said...

To smile! And to think about some questions before hand. [I have a very obvious thinking face...]

Stacey said...

http://twitter.com/theotherpocket/status/136351069335855104

Stacey said...

I follow you on twitter @theotherpocket

Schnappy said...

I love her, she is a very cool actress!:)

cronicasdemiarmario said...

Love the images and the film! : )

briannelee said...

My interview tip is to look professional.... always wear a suit, keep your hair style low key, and wear minimal jewelry.

brianneoneil@gmail.com

briannelee said...

I am a blog follower :)

Anna said...

#1 interview tip: Remember the person who talks the most in an interview feels the best about it. (aka let your interviewer talk more than you).

Anna said...

And I'm a blog follower

Dee said...

Number one interview tip is do plenty of research about the company and the position beforehand - have questions prepared :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

gfc follower Dee

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

tweeted :) thanks for the chance! http://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/136635301610258432

deeg131 at gmail dot com

chris said...

my number one interview tip is to do your research on the job youre applying for...know why youd be a good fit and what you can bring to the table...it will show that you really want it!

cgul689 at gmail dot com

chris said...

i tweeted this giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/cg689/status/136640023314436096

chris said...

and im also following via twitter as cg689

Em said...

Best interview tip? Be yourself. Be professional and polite, of course, but let your personality shine through; otherwise, how will they know if you're actually a good fit for the company?

Already a member on Friend Connect, and tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/vivalagenesis/status/137243153118928896

yanswim888 said...

Make sure not to wear too heavy makeup!

yanswim888 said...

I follow you via GFC as Linda Yan
yanswim888@gmail.com

yanswim888 said...

I tweeted this giveaway!
https://twitter.com/#!/aquaprincess888/status/139195816291217408

Yvettego said...

Always be polite and have questions for them prepared!

STYLEEZTA said...

Dress your best!!

STYLEEZTA said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/styleezta/status/140870334885801984

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