What time of day is best for fireworks? An easy answer, one might say. Yes, when it's dark is traditionally the best time for ooohing and aaahing at the sky being lit up. But I was chatting to someone this weekend who is having day time fireworks for a PR event this week. "Day time fireworks?" a bunch of us asked, quizzically. But I challenge you to watch this YouTube clip and not ooooh and aaaah...
The question of timing and how to make yourself sparkle has been debated at SHR Towers today. One of the team was talking to a candidate about their preferred interview time. The candidate wasn't sure whether to be first, last or somewhere in the middle in order that the interviewers remembered them. Does anyone have a preference? I feel it's more important to focus on your own interview preparation and performance. After all, some of us are morning people, some function better after lunch. For those night owls, it's unlikely clients will be available to interview at 10pm! If you know that you often get a bit lethargic in the early afternoon, try to schedule your interview at another time. Avoid that pre-lunch time slot if you're prone to stomach rumblings! Of course sometimes we are bound by the rigid times provided by clients so you have no choice as to go with their plans.
What will make you stand out and sparkle at interview? Check out our Keri's Top 10 interview tips for success - it's all about the preparation, dressing appropriately and being positive and enthusiastic too. These are a given. But how will you make yourself stand out?
A good fireworks display is meticulously planned (anyone remember London 2012?). Sure, there are plenty of things we expect to see and hear - rockets with loud bangs, fountain-style fireworks that shimmer and those that light up the sky like daylight. But what makes a firework special? It's that extra little bit of sparkle. We're looking for one that is unique - yes, it starts off like all the others, shooting up in to the sky and exploding but then the showers of sparks whizz around into unexpected patterns, marking itself out as an individual.
That's the one we remember and it's not because of where it appears in the display.