Jack Wills’ Career Day

Hello on this windy, windy day!

Yesterday I haimage1d the privilege to go to Jack Wills’ head office for an Entry Level/ Graduate Careers Day, and as I chose to not go to uni and instead pursue a career from the bottom up, this opportunity seemed like a perfect way to network. It’s all about getting your foot in the door!
The day started by hearing talks from every director within each different department within a retail head office. This included; Design, Buying, Merchandising, Garment Tech, Digital and last but not least Marketing. Because of my passion to be within marketing this speech was definitely  where I took the most notes! We got to hear what their job was like on a day to day basis, giving us a clear indication of what the role actually entails, as it can often become confusing when applying for jobs. They also gave us information on their personal background and how they found themselves with the role they have achieved. This was SO fascinating, as it gave me confidence to believe that you can succeed without having to go to uni.

Once each director had spoken we were then introduced to members of staff who had joined the company as Entry Level, which was so encouraging. It was also often mentioned that Jack Wills strive to employ within, which is an added bonus as I’m currently working with the company. It was put forward that product knowledge and previous experience was almost as important as a degree.

One lady who inspired me the most was the current Marketing Assistant; Lottie McDonagah, she had started off as being the receptionist within the head office. She then progressed by putting her name forward to help out with the current marketing manager on any occasion. This sheer determination led her to land the role of marketing assistant. That sort progression is something I dream of!

This post is no way aimed at stopping people from going to uni, but is image2
more of an encouragement to those of you that choose not to, as there are plenty of fantastic opportunities open to EVERYONE!
I would recommend these types of days to anyone and everyone, as it has opened my eyes to what my future career offers. It has also provided me with an opportunity to get my foot firmly in the door and network with a friendly, hard-working team!

One day my name will be on the “Meet the Team” board!

Watch this space!

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Hairburst Review

So this is my first ever review of a product, so I thought I’d make it an exciting one to begin with.

Hairburst is probably well known by you all, as it is promoted by almost every reality TV star that exists on Instagram. This is what, sad to admit, but first attracted me to the product, as it is literally posted everywhere. But for you that don’t know Hairburst, it is a company that produces products that are intended to grow your hair faster and stronger. I mean whats not to love there!

The pessimist in me was convinced that these products cannot actually provide the advertised results.However, the reviews on the website are outstanding, with a whole page on their website dedicated to results from previous customers. This led me to last year purchasing some of the one monthly subscription tablets to take twice a day. But, (BIG BUT) they tasted absolutely disgusting, meaning it was a struggle to take them every day and led me to give up half way through, therefore I never saw a significant result.

HOWEVER, Hairburst have released a game changer-‘Hairburst Hearts’. This new product is small chewy sweets shaped like hearts, which are designed to do the same thing as the tablets, bhb_chewies_3_month_c2903b42-a7b1-4c25-9243-5c7f9178017f_grandeut taste a million times better…seriously delicious. In addition, to these new hearts, Hairburst has also released a new shampoo and conditioner designed to strengthen and grow your hair. This obviously left me with no option but to purchase all three items straight away, which isn’t a cheap expense but in the long run seems like a wise
investment. Shampoo-_-Conditioner_8758121b-0034-44d1-873c-ccee79476813_grande.png

I started to use the products together, as the website suggests that this is how to gain the best results, last week. On initial use of the shampoo and conditioner, it smells delicious; avocado and coconut, my hair was so soft and the ends weren’t as dry as they normally are after blow drying. I am unfortunately addicted to my straighteners, therefore my hair goes through a beating every day, so the ends are often in poor condition, so it was amazing to see that after one use my hair was instantly feeling and looking better. As for knowing whether my hair has grown it is difficult, near impossible, to know if it has in week. This means in a months time I will post a results review on the products with a before and after photo to see if I can also give these products a five star review, just like millions have before me.

Here’s to the next month Hairburst.

 

About me

I thought I’d be cliche and have my first ever post be about me.

So hi. My name is Sophie, I’m 18 years old and currently work as a sales assistant at Jack Wills. However, my aspirations lie in the industry of Fashion PR/Marketing, therefore my blog will be focussed heavily on promotions and reviews, at the same time making it look fabulous and eye catching; because thats basically what advertising is.

I am so intrigued by differing trends, mainly in fashion, but I will often dip my toe into the trends of beauty, but don’t expect any make up tutorials as this is not a skill of mine! I will often write reviews on new and exciting products that will hopefully spark your interest and entice you to read on, and hopefully buy the product, ensuring that the review is good that is.

So, here’s a little bit more information about me…I have a boyfriend of almost three years called Ben and we are literally inseparable. He’s my best friend and boyfriend all rolled into one, I won’t get too soppy, but I do love him to bits.

I have a puppy named Louie who is 10 months old and a bundle of energy. He’s a cross between a springer spaniel, jack russell and beagle, so there’s a whole lot of dog in him. The excited dance he does when I come through the door is the best thing about coming home.

I am a keen dancer who has been dancing since the age of three, which is the best past time in the world because I can just forget about everything and just DANCE.

I have been working in retail for over a year now, it has its ups and downs, but ultimately it gets me closer to fashion and I get a discount, so what’s not to love!

So, that is a brief introduction into me and what I am all about. Now lets begin our journey together into the exciting world of blogging.

Happy Reading! x

(Here’s a link to my Instagram; to get a real sense of who I am through photos: