Monday, July 30, 2018

Top 10 Interviews Questions

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Hey guys,

 So since I've been doing a lot of interviews lately I thought it would be a fun idea to write up 10 popular interview questions that I tend to focus on. One thing I've learned lately, is that when it comes to interviews and interviewing for different companies and hiring managers, you might not always get your typical interview questions. The last two interviews I went to, they didn't ask me a single question from top 20 questions that I have written down. But they asked me questions that were kind of similar.

What I like to do is make up a list of questions that people ask in interviews a lot and I type up my answers and then I review them before I have an interview. I make them pretty general that way you can mold them to fit to the specific job you are applying for. To make this list I just googled top interview questions or most popular interview questions and then a bunch of websites pull up. A lot of them will have repeat questions so once you get your list going I just go to random sites and find ones that I don't already have on my list. I am an extremely organized and detail oriented person so I like to make sure that I am very prepared for anything and everything. If I'm not then I have the tendency to get really bad anxiety. 

So below I have listed out my top 10 questions that I tend to study the most and have probably been asked the most. I also chose these 10 questions because my mom and sister conduct interviews for new hires at their work and so they have a list of popular questions that they tend to ask the people they are interviewing and these are some of the questions that they ask. 

1) Tell me about yourself.
2) What are your 5 greatest strengths?
3) What are your 5 greatest weaknesses?
4) Why should we hire you?
5) Why do you want this job?
6) How well do handle stress?
7) How well do you work with others?
8) How do you handle a difficult situation/customer at work?
9) What traits do you think (insert job title) should have?
10) Why are you looking to leave your current job?

So these are the 10 questions that I stick to and they pretty much help me answer whatever question comes my way. Most interviewers will be using questions that are based off of these questions they just change the wording some to fit the job description a little better. 

When it comes to the greatest strengths and weaknesses, they might not always ask for a certain number but it's good to have at least 5 prepared just incase! I know that 5 seems like a large of things to come up with but I promise you there are 5 things that you are great at and 5 things that you stink at that you can figure out how to turn into a positive thing! There's not such thing as perfection which is my number 1 biggest weakness! 

Also, I know that "why should we hire you" and "why do you want this job" seem like very similar questions but they aren't! The "why do you want this job" question is basically asking you why you really want this job or are you just applying to apply. The why should we hire you is your chance to tell them how you are so much better than the other people that have applied for the job.

Remember to always be honest, don't lie in an interview because if you do it will come out someday that you did and then it won't make you look very good. You also could potentially be fired for lying, it all just depends on the company and how they want to handle the situation.

I hope this helps everyone! I know that finding a new job can be stressful which is why I decided to write up these posts! I thoroughly enjoy helping people so I really hope that this helps at least one person! 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

Friday, July 27, 2018

Shoes I Want to Buy July 2018

Stephanie Kamp Blog: Shoes I Want to Buy July 2018
Hey guys,

So here is a list of shoes that I currently want at my store! In case you can't tell I like the color pink a lot! And the sad thing is that this isn't even half the amount of shoes that I really want. I may need to go to therapy or like an AA meeting for shoes! I plan on doing two more posts about cute shoes that I want! One will be sandals and one will be work shoes that I want to buy for whenever I get a new job!


I love all of the shoes a lot, I already have quite a few pairs of Sperry's and I abolsutley love wearing them and I also have a few pairs of Vans and they have become a recent obsession of mine. I have slip-on Vans and lace-up Vans. They're pretty comfortable which is one of the main reasons I keep buying them. Some styles are more comfortable than others but I also like to buy them because of how cute they are and I really enjoy styling outfits around my shoes sometimes!

I know I have two pairs of tennis shoes on there and no I don't run but I do go on walks sometimes and I just love the color of the Nikes plus I also have a couple workout outfits that will match them perfectly! The New Balance I picked because I love the blue and pink combo and I'm also really into tennis shoes/sneakers that don't have to be tied and you can just slip them on!

The rest of the shoes I picked because I don't really have anything like them in my closet and I like adding new styles to my closet because I enjoy having a lot of options when it comes to shoes. I take pretty good care of my shoes and I don't like to wear them down so in order to do that I make sure I have a wide variety to choose from so I don't constantly wear the same pair over and over again.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and make sure to check back for my two other shoe posts!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July 2018 Q&A

Stephanie Kamp: July 2018 Q&A
Hey guys,

So remember when I used to do Q&A's?? Yeah, me too! Well I'm going to start doing monthly ones again because they are actually kind of fun!

1) Fears?

Heights, the dark, spiders (and pretty much any bug or insect), and being in tight enclosed spaces or crowds.

2) The book you're currently reading?

I am currently reading The Bible! I don't really read that often so the only book I'm pretty much always "currently reading" is The Bible.

3) Last song you sang?

Sunday Morning by Maroon 5!

4) What are you wearing?

Currently, my pj's because I just woke up and decided to write some blog posts!

5) Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?

Yes I do! All of the time, I absolutely love taking them because they are perfect for the next time you go on a trip!

6) Favorite bands?

Hawk Nelson, Switchfoot, Taylor Swift and her band? I'm not really sure if that last one counts but she's pretty much my favorite!

7) Have you ever stolen a street sign?

No and I definitely don't plan on it! I didn't really realize this was thing?! But if it is I recommend no one does it because I think it may or may not be illegal! 

8) Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

Not really! I've done it a couple times because people have challenged me to walk a certain number of steps each day but I don't personally count them while I am walking. I typically wear a step counter or now thanks to my phone I just look at the app that counts my steps. My family and I always check this app whenever we're at Disney so we can see how many steps we've taken during that day compared to other days that week!

9) Can you knit or crochet?

No but I would really like to be able to do one or both! It sounds like fun and an activity I would probably be able to do while watching tv.

10) Last time you said you loved someone?

My boyfriend this morning when I sent him a good morning text!

I hope you guys enjoyed this Q&A! And I hope to bring you more in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

Friday, July 13, 2018

Disney June 2018 Trip 1

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Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Disney June 2018 Trip 1
Hey guys,

So in the month of June I went on two weekend trips to Disney, one was with some of our friends and the other was with my mom, sister, my boyfriend, and my best friend and her boyfriend! I plan to blog about both trips but this blog post is about the first trip. The second one will come later! I got a little off on my days since I took a couple weeks off from blogging!

So we went up on Thursday after my sister and I got off from work! That way we could spend all day Friday and Saturday at the park and then leave at like noon on Sunday to head back home. On Friday we spend most of our day at Epcot walking through the worlds and riding some of the rides! We mostly just ate different foods throughout the countries and then some of the members of our group also drank around the world! My sister and I aren't really big drinkers so we didn't drink anything. 

I think we left the park at around 3 or 4 and headed back to our hotel! We didn't technically stay in a hotel, we actually stayed in a vacation rental that I think we found through Airbnb. It was super cute and I would definitely stay there again. There were 3 bedrooms and plenty of beds for a large party! There was also a little pool in the back which was perfect just for hanging out in and chit chatting! There were also plenty of bathrooms for many people!

Once we got back to the vacation rental, we all kind of did our own thing. I actually watched a tv show and then took a nap, however, my nap was not very long and so I woke up feeling more tired than when I went to sleep so it made it extra hard to get back up and go to another park! Some of the friends that we were with have season passes just like us so we decided to go back out and check out Magic Kingdom! I am so glad that we did because we got to a couple rides and check out their newest fireworks show! I also got to eat the most delicious ice cream sandwich ever! it was absolutely delicious and I crave it all the time now!

On Saturday we went to Animal Kingdom! We rode quite a few rides and ate at the fast food place that's at avatar! It was very interesting! I'm such a picky eater that I actually ordered off of the kids menu and have a hot dog! It was good! My sister tried their burger things and they were pretty good so I might try those the next time we go! Two of our friends left about half way through their day to go check on their daughter was staying the grandparents house! And then the rest of us stayed behind and waited in line to ride the Avatar ride. You know the one with the ridiculously long wait time! I'm probably do a review on my experience a little later so keep an eye out for that!

While we were at Animal Kingdom, we did the safari ride twice, once during the day and it was wonderful! We got to see so may animals and we also did it once at night! Which was such a cool experience. If you are an avid Disney goer then I definitely recommend riding the safari at night at least once. We surprisingly saw a lot of animals! After we finished with Animal Kingdom we all headed back to where we were staying.

On Sunday we all got up and met for brunch at around 10 or 11 and then once we were finished with brunch we all headed our separate ways to head back home. It was quick weekend trip but it is so much getting to see our friends and the little families that they are starting! We call ourselves their kids aunts because we pretty much always plan to be super close to them and love them forever! I hope everyone enjoyed this post and hopefully I'll be able to write some more over the next couple of weeks!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July 2018 Life Update

Stephanie Kamp Blog: July 2018 Life Update
Hey guys,

So this post is gonna be kind of short! I just wanted to give you a little life update on how things are going and why I haven't blogged in a little over a week! First of all, I want to start off by saying that I hope everyone is doing great and that life is wonderful! Also, I absolutely cannot believe that it's July already. I feel like June just flew by and I barely even remember what happened, it was such a blur!

  I pretty much went out of town every weekend in the month of June except for one weekend and then a part of another weekend. I went to Disney the very first weekend with some friends and then I worked the next weekend. The third weekend I went out of town on a day trip to Boca Grande which I blogged about here. Then I went back to the Disney for the fourth weekend of June and the last weekend of June/first weekend of July I was in St. Augustine which I hope to blog about in the future.

I am currently still looking for a job, I have applied to about 20 new places since the last time I blogged about it. I took a couple weeks off because I was feeling a little down about the whole situation and wasn't really feeling motivated to apply anywhere. I have a couple interviews lined up so far and hopefully something will turn into something amazing! Who knows! I am also currently looking into different ways to make money. If any of them pan out then you will definitely be hearing about them but for now I am still in the research phase.

As I have mentioned below, my ultimate goal in life is to open my clothing boutique and I am still working towards that but I definitely need to find a well paying day job in order to keep that goal so I can hopefully someday fully fund my goal without having to get a loan!

As of right now, I do not have any trips planned for July. My goal for July was to take the whole month off from vacationing and just focus on finding a new job and working whatever days I can work at my current job or finding other ways to make money throughout the month. I currently have 2 trips planned for August and possible a third one as well but I'm not entirely sure! So I really need to be saving up some money for all of those trips! I am also still in need of a new laptop so I'm trying to save for that as well!

I didn't really plan on taking this much time off from blogging but like I said I have been traveling a lot lately and I have also been looking for more jobs. I'm almost to 200 blog posts which I can't believe! Granted I should definitely have written more considering I've been blogging since 2015 and it's not 2018 but sometimes everyone needs a little break from some things. But I'm currently writing this one and hopefully I will be able to write a few more today and the rest of the week! So keep checking back this week and next week to see if I've posted more! All right well that's it for now! I hope everyone has a great week!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph