As the resident "fun-gineer" at Zappos, Tyler Williams' mission is to brighten the days of the online retailer's 1,500 employees. The former drummer scored his first gig at the company on the strength of his video highlighting Zappos' 10 core values, and worked his way from the call center into a job whose description he created.
Never bad-mouth a previous boss, ask questions that have already been covered or admit you don't have an answer to a question, writes Lillian Childress. Other offer killers: admitting you don't have relevant experience and implying the gig would be a stepping stone to something bigger.
You know the interview went well if none of the hiring manager's questions threw you, writes Amy Elisa Jackson. If you weren't surprised by anything, it's likely you appeared to be informed and confident.
Sisters Jenae and Jasmine Harris started subscription beauty service HuesBox last year to provide products designed for women of color. The business filled a gap left by other services that cater primarily to white women and tapped into the $7.5 billion black women spend on beauty products each year.
Myles Powell developed his 8 Myles line of gourmet sauces and seasonings through his penchant for creating out-of-the-box combinations with flavors, and he has worked hard to grow his brand from selling at neighborhood farmers' markets to national distribution through deals with Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma. When "someone tries my sauce and their face lights up, for me that's success," Powell said during an episode of NRF's "Retail Gets Real" podcast.
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