lunes, 22 de mayo de 2017

Tips for a Successful Job Interview + Outfit ideas

Pants: Akiabara - Sweater: Zara - Shoes: Zara - Watch: Swatch - Sunglasses: Union Pacific

As some of you may already know because of this post, I have recently left my office job, which means that now I am actively searching for a new one. Even though I have spent the last 7 years of my life working in the same company that doesn't mean that I never went to a job interview during that period of time. It was actually quite the opposite. Only in 2015, I have had 5 interviews in that company and even though they weren't successful in the sense of actually getting the job, they allowed to learn a lot and understand better the interview process.
So, in order to get ready for the future interviews I will be having, I thought it was a great idea to share with you some of my tips and outfit ideas.
Let's start with the tips!

1. Always make sure to do some research about the company you are applying for: This is a very important thing to do before going to a job interview. It's important to get to know the company you are applying, what type of product/service they offer, how many employees they have, in which countries they operate and the most important for me is to know their values and their mission. Knowing this information will allow you to think whether those values match with yours and also it will help you to think about specific examples in which you can show how you apply those values to the interviewer.

2. Think your examples in advance: Once you have gathered all the information about the company and the position you are applying for, it's time to think about the examples that you are going to share with the interviewer. Not all the interviews are the same but, going through many of them made me realise that most of the times they questions they ask are very similar: "Tell me about a situation in which you failed or things didn't work out as you have expected and what didi you do to overcome that?", "Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult client and what did you do to solve the situation?", "Tell me an example of a situation in which you had to influence people and how did you do it?", and the most important for me is "Which skills you consider that you can bring to the position or the company?". The important thing here is to think about real life situations, specific examples that show how you use your skills and how you would manage these scenarios. Try to present them in a very concise way, start with explaining what was the situation or problem, which were your actions to solve it and what was the result. 

3. Be yourself and stay relaxed: going to a job interview can be a stressful situation but it's important to remember that every single interview is an opportunity to learn, to meet new people and companies and it's part of a process in which you can be selected or not. Try to arrive early to the interview in order to reduce some of the stress as well as prepared with some of your answers and examples ready. This will allow you to feel more comfortable because you already know what to say. In case the interviewer asks you something you don't have a prepared answer just take your time to think about it and reply. In the end of the day, if you weren't selected don't take it personally and just appreciate that you had an opportunity to show your skills and also to practice when the next interview comes you will feel a lot more confident and relaxed :)

Last but not the least, one of the things I enjoy more about going to a job interview is thinking about what I am going to wear. So, I also prepared some outfit inspiration to show you! My favourite pieces to wear to a job interview are pants because they make me feel more comfortable and they look very professional. I also sometimes wear some nice flats because I want to make sure that I'm able to walk properly. In addition, I like to wear a blazer as well because it's the easiest way to look professional. In regards to the colours, I normally stick to black, blue and grey for the same reason, those colours are the ones that make you look responsible, professional, capable and all those things we want to show our future employer. I hope you like this post and please let me know which outfit is your favourite and also what do you normally wear to a job interview.

Pants: Akiabara - Shoes: Vía Uno - Sweater: Zara - Necklace: Isadora 

Pants: Akiabara - Sweater: Zara - Blazer: Desiderata - Necklace: Isadora - Shoes: Prüne


lunes, 15 de mayo de 2017

Must see places in Zagreb: Dolac Market

Hoy quiero compartir con ustedes una pequeña serie con los lugares que hay que visitar en Zagreb. Como pude quedarme en la ciudad por más de un mes pude visitar y experimentar todos aquellos sitios típicos. De todas formas, siempre me dejo algo sin ver en caso de que vuelva a la ciudad ;)
Así que para este post, les voy a mostrar un poco del mercado Dolac, que es el principal los típicos mercados de la ciudad de Zagreb. Dolac es el lugar perfecto para conseguir frutas y verduras frescas de los productores locales, así como también se pueden conseguir otras cosas como carne, pescado, frutos secos, flores e incluso los souvenirs típicos para regalar o llevarse a casa.
Incluso si no están planeando comprar ninguna fruta o verdura, igual les recomiendo visitar este mercado porque, en primer lugar, está muy cerca de la plaza principal así que es muy fácil llegar y, además es una forma muy interesante de experimentar la vida de la ciudad. El mercado abierto de Dolac es un lugar lleno de movimiento, gente, colores, olores y, lo más importante de todo, de vida.
También hay otros mercados de este tipo en otras zonas de la ciudad, por ejemplo cerca de uno de los departamentos en los que me quedé había un mercado situado en la plaza Británica, pero el de Dolac es el mercado principal de la ciudad y el más grande. Estos mercados se encuentran abiertos principalmente durante las mañanas, así que para mí, el mejor plan sería disfrutar un buen café cerca de la plaza principal y después dedicarse a recorrer y disfrutar del mercado de Dolac.
Espero que les gusten las fotos y me encantaría saber si a ustedes también les gusta recorrer este tipo de lugares cuando están de visita en una ciudad. A mí siempre me resulta una experiencia muy interesante :)

Today I want to share with you a little series of must-see places in Zagreb. Since I stayed there for more than a month, I think I was able to visit and experience almost all the typical spots. I have still a few places I didn't visit because I always like to keep some things for a future visit ;)
So for this post, I will show you a little bit of Dolac market, the main and typical Zagreb city market. Dolac is the perfect place to get fresh fruits and vegetables from local producers as well as some other things like meat, fish, nuts, flowers and even typical souvenirs to take home.
Even if you are not planning to buy any fruits or vegetables, I strongly recommend visiting this place because it's super close to the Main Square, so it's very easy to get there and it's a very interesting way to experience the city life. This open market is full of movement, people, colours, scents and most important of all, it's a place full of life.
There are some other markets of this type in different areas of the city, for example, the apartment I was staying in was very close to another market located in the British Square, but Dolac it's the main one and I think it's the biggest. They are open mostly in the mornings so I recommend enjoying a coffee near the Main Square and then going to explore and experience Dolac Market. 
So I hope you like the pictures, and I would love to know if you enjoy visiting this kind of places when you are in a new city. To me, this is a very interesting experience for sure ;)

The red umbrellas are typical of this market 

miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017

Winter in Croatia Vlog!

Today I have a very special post to share with you! I'm very excited because I have edited a little video blog of my Winter trip in Croatia and here is the first part! :)
I have discovered how much I love to edit this kind of videos, I love thinking about which song will match with the images and I enjoy spending hours trying to make everything fit perfectly. So, I'm very happy with the result of this first video blog and I really hope you like it!
For this first part, I'll show you the places I have visited during the month of February, which is basically some spots in Zagreb like Maksimir Park and Dolac Market, along with some images of the day I went to visit Trakošćan Castle and Varaždin. You can see the snow I talked about in my post about Trakošćan!!
Don't worry, not all the days in Croatia were as cold and cloudy as the images in this video, I have just put together all of them in this first part and then on the second video you will see all the beautiful sunny days I was able to enjoy ;)
Once again, I hope you like it and don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel to check out my other videos as well ;)

lunes, 8 de mayo de 2017

How I style my Red Adidas Gazelle?

Do you remember one of my last posts in which I talked about my obsession with Adidas Gazelle? Well, as you may have imagined, I ended up buying a pair of Adidas sneakers for myself because I couldn't resist it!  I have to confess that I wasn't 100% sure about the colour, I didn't know if I wanted something more neutral like black or blue or something more eye catching like red or green but then I realised that I normally wear neutral colours on my clothing pieces, so I thought that it would be a great idea to take a risk with the colour of my Gazelle. Because, as I always wear neutrals it was going to be very easy to combine them with everything and also it was going to be a great way to put the accent of an outfit on the shoes, something that I always like to do :)
So, I finally decided to buy the red Adidas and I couldn't be happier, the tone of red they have is very bright but still very easy to combine. It looks perfect with black, white, blue, grey, beige, green, whatever colour you would like to pair them with. They are a great addition to my wardrobe and they always give me that extra touch of street style chicness. I love them! 
For today's post, I want to show you how I used to style them while I was back in the Croatian winter. I wore this outfit to go exploring the city of Samobor, which I will show you in a future post, and I picked a black pair of jeans from Mango with my favourite new grey sweater from Pull & Bear. As you can see it's a very dark and neutral outfit but with that pop of colour on the shoes. I also added a green military inspired coat from Stradivarius, which I bought on sale and my favourite scarf from H&M. I love that scarf because it has a very nice colour combination of grey and beige which makes it so easy to pair with any other colour. To end up the outfit, I wore a cute beige backpack from Zara because it was very practical to carry around my camera, phone and all that stuff while exploring a new city ;)
Hope you like this outfit and please let me know if you normally choose more neutral shoes or if you like to add a pop of colour with them like me?


Coat: Stradivarius
Sweater: Pull & Bear
Jeans: Mango
Sneakers: Adidas Gazelle
Scarf: H&M
Backpack: Zara
Sunglasses: Wanama (old)

miércoles, 3 de mayo de 2017

Instamonth April

A little recap of my last month through my Instagram pictures ;)

Found such a cute spot in the city of Samobor 

Enjoying my morning coffee at Zagreb's Main Square 

The stunning beauty of Lake Bled, Slovenia 

Peaceful afternoon in Jarun Lake 

Best sunset in Zadar 

Zagreb is full of flowers 

 Walking around Pula

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