Emily Bendell, 32, is the founder of lingerie and sex toy retailer BlueBella
WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
That the definition of success is falling over and getting back up again. It’s OK to make mistakes – it’s making sure you don’t repeat them that matters.
WHAT MAKES A CV STAND OUT?
It’s all about the cover letter. Your CV should be no more than two pages and to the point, but in your cover letter you can be yourself. I look for people who show they know the company and tell me something about themselves.
WHAT IMPRESSES YOU IN AN INTERVIEW?
How somebody dresses. We’re a fashion brand, so I always look at what people are wearing. I’m also looking for a candidate to convey energy and genuine excitement.
WHAT’S YOUR TOP TIP FOR FITTING IN AT A NEW JOB?
Judge your environment. What’s acceptable in one company might make you look odd in another. Look at how others behave. If lot’s of other people are eating lunch at their desks it’s fine, but if they aren’t then don’t sit there noisily munching on crisps.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A SUCCESS OF YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
You have to believe 100% in what you’re doing, even when times get tough. It’s not always easy building a business and there will be challenges. so you have to absolutely love it. Visit bluebella.com
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘Spotlight on Television Presenting’ in Issue 11th March 2013, I did not write this!)
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