Invisalign Makes Interviewing Worry Free

Recent college graduates are facing a tougher job market than many others in the past. With so many qualified people looking for work, and fewer jobs available than before, it is vital that a person knows how to market themselves to future employers. A strong resume, cover letter, and interview skills are the biggest factors that can make or break a job offer. One recent student returned to his university’s career services office not long ago with yet another obstacle to overcome: he was told he needed braces. He was extremely nervous because it had been several months since graduation and he had been unable to find a job. But he had finally gotten several interviews lined up, and now he was afraid braces would ruin his chances and no employer would take him seriously. After visiting the ortodoncista, she recommended invisible braces. She let him know that employers were unlikely to even be able to tell he was wearing braces, and he would be able to interview confidently.

He received the news ecstatically. Being able to have Invisalign, the braces she recommended, meant he would still be able to take care of his teeth while not compromising potential job offers. He had spent a lot of time worrying that with braces, potential employers would look at him as a child and not as a professional who would be well suited for the job, even though he knew he was well suited for the job. He had also worried about his own confidence level. Could he really make himself marketable to an employer when he knew the only thing they would be looking at was a mouth full of metal? He thought it pretty unlikely.

Luckily, dental technology has evolved far from the days of metal mouths, and invisalign braces  were the route he decided on quickly. Within a week they were put on, and the orthodontist had been right all along, you could not even see them unless extremely close. He had worried for nothing. They were on in time for his several interviews, and he went to each one with new confidence knowing that he was doing the right thing for his teeth but that each of his potential employers would not be distracted by him having braces. He could tell that none of them knew the difference, and that each asked relevant questions about his experience and education. He received positive reviews from each of the prospective employers, and in fact, he wondered if he had maybe even done better at his interviews than he might have otherwise! He had a new level of confidence that allowed him to present his skills clearly and directly, and he made it clear in each interview why he would be an asset to their team. A couple of them called him back for second interviews, and he was able to perform well again under pressure. About a month after having invisible braces put on for the first time, this recent college graduate was offered his first job!

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Our Kitchen Cabinets Helped Us Sell Our Home

A few years ago, when my now husband and I were engaged and looking for a house, we did not have children at the time and we were looking for a newer, more modern home with a big spacious kitchen. We found our dream home and moved in a hurry. The place was amazing, with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and beautifully painted kitchen cabinets. What we had not taken into consideration when buying that particular home, and that particular kitchen, was the children we did not yet have but were planning on. When we had been married for a few years, and decided to start having kids, we looked around one day and realized we were in the wrong house to have children.

The house search began again, this time for a more kid friendly location and home. We meticulously researched the neighborhoods and school districts, and decided modern, sharp edges were out of the question. Exposed brick was not particularly kid friendly either. We settled first on a neighborhood, but then the search got more difficult from there. Homes were either perfect but too expensive, or they were inconveniently located to public transportation. We also saw some very strange layouts and designs, and homes with no yards, among other oddities. Ultimately, we settled on a place that was slightly smaller than we wanted but had enough bedrooms and was within our price range. We made an offer and it was accepted.

Next, we had to get our old house on the market and get it sold or we were going to be stuck paying two mortgages pretty soon. We took out ads online, everywhere we could think of, and used the same realtor we purchased our new house with to get a better deal. He made some fliers for prospective buyers to take with them when they left the house after viewing it, but I had to make him change them. He had not highlighted the spacious kitchen and its beautiful kitchen cabinets. Nearly a dozen people had come by to view the house by the time we were ready to move, but not a single one had made an offer. We began to get very discouraged.

But our luck turned, and on the day we moved out of the house, someone came by to see it empty and fell in love with it. They made an offer, and we accepted. The buyer told me they fell in love with the kitchen, which had the most beautiful kitchen cabinets in Denver they had seen so far, besides the fact that it was a beautiful home. I am very glad I made the realtor change the fliers because the buyer told me that when he took it with him, he could not stop looking at the kitchen, and that was ultimately what sold him on our house for sale. My husband and I were able to sell the house we loved because of its kitchen but we also purchased a new one that we knew we would love raising a new family in.

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