How Blogging Got Me My Dream Job

A lot of you may already know, but back in April I was lucky enough to get a job working for a cosmetics company. A few of you beauties seemed to be highly interested and wanted to know more so I thought the best way was to answer your questions and also to clear a few things up. Here they are…
How Blogging Got Me My Dream Job

What is your job?
I’m a Digital Marketing Assistant.
What do you do in your job?
I do a number of things which include managing the company’s Facebook, Twitter and blog. I also do things like solving product queries, engaging with customers, working with bloggers and YouTubers and I also help out with other things from time to time. It’s all very fun and interesting.
Where do you work?
I work for a camouflage makeup company called Thomas Blake Cosmetics Creams who manufacture high coverage make up that’s ideal for covering things like tattoos, scars, acne, birthmarks as well as other conditions.
How did you get your job?
Well in a very lucky way. I didn’t apply for the position, I simply got a phone call telling me that one of the company’s directors (a very interesting man) and the general manager (a really lovely lady) wanted to meet me for lunch as they’d took an interest in my blog after reading my review of one of their products I’d previously received as a Christmas gift from a loved one. I then attended the very informal and friendly meeting and was given the opportunity to ask any questions I had about the company and brand and was also asked a little more about myself and if I had any ideas. I felt very nervous at the time but they were very approachable and put me at ease. After lunch they simply asked when I could start and the rest is history. 6 months on and I still can’t quite believe how lucky I am.
What experience did you have prior to blogging?
Practically none. I’d trained as a beauty therapist for three years at college but I’d never had a job before.
Has studying Beauty Therapy helped with your job?
A little. I studied day and evening makeup, the skin anatomy and certain conditions as part of my qualification which have came in handy.
Why did the person or company hire you because of your blog? Was there anything special about your blog this person liked?
I was told that my posts were full of personality, the way I wrote was great and they liked my passion and once they found out I was a “geordie lass” they were keen to meet me. It was lovely to hear such kind words from a brand that I’d loved for a while.
Is your blog and the company you work for connected? Do they effect your thoughts on potential rival companies/product reviews?
No they are not despite what a few people think. Raspberrykiss is totally separate from the company I work with. All opinions are my own and although I work for Thomas Blake, it doesn’t mean my reviews on other brands are swayed. Once out of work hours I can post about whatever I like on here. All my posts are always 100% honest and my own.
Do you use products from the company you work for?
I certainty do and love them. Not because I’m biased because I work for them (I used them long before I was employed!) but because I find they’re highly effective and confidence boosting.
Do you enjoy your job?
Of course! I love it. I really enjoy helping people out by answering their questions, chatting to bloggers/youtubers, learning about the products and of course seeing what goes on behind the scenes to make a company. It’s a highly interesting job and I get to do what I love for a living. I’m really thankful for the wonderful opportunity and still quite can’t believe how lucky I’ve been.
What are you tips for getting a career in blogging?
I don’t really have any to be honest. I think adding your blog to your CV could help so I’d highly recommend that but I’d say don’t give up. You never know who is reading and what could come out of your blog, no matter how big or small it is.
If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment, I’m more than happy