1. What do you do for a job?

I provide holistic massage and beauty treatments to women in their own homes as part of a mobile business.

2. How did you get into your job?

I had to do 2 years at college, obtaining a NVQ level 3 qualification.

3. What do you like about your job?

I like the variety of treatments and meeting different peopleā€¦ no two days are the same.

4. If you could do any other job/career what would you choose and why?

I would have liked to have been an interior designer.

5. What quality do you have that enables you to do your work in an efficient manner?

I can multitask quite easily. This is a requirement in my work as I often have to juggle telephone calls, walk-in customers and scheduled appointments.

6. Any regrets?

No regrets whatsoever!

7. What does a typical working day involve?

A typical work day for me involves driving to client's houses and personally doing a variety of treatments, from nails to waxing, massage to make-up.

8. Tell me a suggestion you have made that was implemented in beauty salon field?

It's important here to focus on theword "implemented." There's nothing wrong with having a thousand great ideas, but if the only place they live is on your notepad what's the point?Better still, you need a good ending. Ifyour previous company took youradvice and ended up going bankrupt,that's not such a great example either.Be prepared with a story about an ideaof yours that was taken from idea toimplementation, and consideredsuccessful.

9. Childhood dream or something you just fell into?

Although this wasn't exactly a childhood dream, it was something that I fancied doing from my late teens. I finally trained at the age of 25 - you can start at any time!

10. What is your greatest weakness as Beautician?

This is a challenging question -- as if you have no weaknesses you are obviously lying! Be realistic andmention a small work related flaw.Many people will suggest answering this using a positive trait disguised as a flaw such as "I'm a perfectionist" or "I expect others to be as committed as I am." I would advocate a certain degreeof honesty and list a true weakness.Emphasize what you've done toovercome it and improve. This questionis all about how you perceive andevaluate yourself.

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