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How to Grill Your Future Boss

Nail tech and author Tina Alberino supplies a list of 14 questions you should know the answer to before accepting a new job.

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New Neutrals

February's Cosmopolitan gives advice for five professional and trendy nail colors to keep you stylish while you're trying to land the job of your dreams. Colors include: Nudist by Sonia Kashuk, Fade to Greige by Ciate, Purity by Zoya, Eclipse by Topshop, and After School Boy Blazer by Essie.

In the Spotlight: An Interview With Sandy Borges Combs

Hand & Nail Harmony's West Coast Regional Education Manager, Sandy Borges Combs, shares her experience in the nail industry with Gelish NailStyle, from the moment she decided to become a nail technician to becoming an educator. You Might Also Like: Gelish NailStyle App Available for iPhone and iPad

Help Students Create Impressive Resumes Fresh Out of School

Don’t overlook experiences in the school-affiliated salon and extracurricular activities, experts advise.

Why a Professional Portfolio Matters (And How to Create One)

Nail tech Kimberly Martin impressed interviewers with a book that showed off her skill range. Now she uses it to show clients what she can do.

What Nails to Wear When

Celebrity manicurist and blogger at www.lanailcoach.com Melissa Bozant shares what nail style a nail tech should be sporting for which occasion.

Job Interview Skills from Milady

An important skill to build as you work towards your career is your ability to interview. This video helps to prepare you for that moment. Applicable to both the cosmetology student and the current professional, this video covers the situations you may experience in your interview. More videos are available on the two-disc DVD set Miladys Soft Skills: Interpersonal Skills for the Beauty Industry, which is available at http://www.milady.cengage.com/index.asp.

Interview Rule #1: Don’t Stink

Simple mistakes can cost you a new job, according to Patricia D. Sadar, a 20-year veteran of human resources management and author of Congratulations…You Aced the Interview and Congratulations…You’re Hired. Here are some tips from Sadar to acing your interview.

How to Ace Your Salon Job Interview

Here are some pieces of advice on how to put together your portfolio, what to say during your interview, what to bring and what to wear, plus where to look for salon jobs.

Showcase Yourself

When looking for a new employee, or even a booth renter, salon owners seek professionalism — and a well-crafted resume or portfolio is one way to demonstrate this. If you have wondered how to put together a cover letter, resume, or portfolio, wonder no more. Here is the information you need to get you started.