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Recruiter Spotlight: What’s Life Like @InsideZappos?

Have you ever wanted to see a face behind the careers process at Zappos? From time to time I get suggestions that it would be nice to make our approach to hiring more personable. Well we’ve listened, and here’s our first attempt at doing just that!

Zappos Culture, Zappos Jobs, Zappos Careers, Zappos Recruiters, @InsideZappos, Twitter, Zappos Summer Internship Program, #InsideZappos, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Christina, and I’m a recruiter here at Zappos.com, Inc. located in downtown Las Vegas, NV. I’ve been working here for just a little over two and a half years, and I absolutely love it! One of my favorite things about working for Zappos is not only the people I get to work with, but also the fact that the company values personal growth.

My path at Zappos began in September 2011 where I was fortunate enough to get hired into the customer loyalty team (CLT), also known as our amazing call center. One of Zappos’ core values is to “Pursue Growth and Learning.” So I did just that, and after six months I applied for an internal Z’Apprentice position in recruiting. From there I assisted with our tech department needs and got an opportunity to fill the shoes (pun intended!) of the college recruiting coordinator. While in this role, I helped recruit, organize, and manage our summer internship program! Just recently I was promoted to a recruiter role, and I now assist with our marketing and creative services positions. My journey here at Zappos is something that is always evolving, and I’m constantly faced with excitingly new day-to-day challenges.

Today, I’m excited to announce that we are starting a new chapter in our social recruiting efforts, and the journey begins with our new Twitter handle @InsideZappos. I'll be the voice of @InsideZappos all this week, sharing lots of fun info about Zappos and helping everyone see what a great company we are.

Be sure to tune in on Thursday 4/3 at 10am PT / 1pm ET for our very first tweet chat, hosted by myself @cbates9 and @JoshtheWeaver, the Social Media Community Manager for 6pm. We’ll be sharing some fun insights behind our wacky culture and show you what life #InsideZappos is all about!

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We welcome everyone (Zappos employees – current or future!) to join in the discussion this Thursday April 3rd at 10am PT / 1pm ET  at http://tweetchat.com/room/InsideZappos. Mark your calendars now!
 
Q1: What’s your current role at @Zappos and how long have you worked here?
 
Q2: What’s your FAVORITE thing about working @InsideZappos?
 
Q3: What’s the best part about living in Las Vegas?
 
Q4: What do you think it takes to be successful @InsideZappos?
 
Q5: How would you describe your work to your friends and family?
 
Q6: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen @InsideZappos?
 
Q7: How can people who are interested in working @InsideZappos learn more about the company?

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On Our Favorites: Enamored Embroidery

Our 'My Favorites' list is always brimming with so much awesomeness; we just have to share some of it with you!

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Free People “In the Free World” TopFrom the sheer, flouncy hem to the romantic floral embroidery, this airy top is the ultimate in girly-boho style.

Chan Luu 3 Pack Woven Friendship Bracelets w/ CrystalsWe love a good bracelet stack, and these colorful friendship bracelets have that “bought during an exotic vacation” vibe that will fit nicely with any arm party!

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New Brand Spotlight: GANT Rugger Sportswear

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GANT™ is a lifestyle brand, with an American sportswear heritage, offering modern high quality casual wear with a European touch. GANT's values are based on the brand's authentic history dating back to the company's inception in New Haven, CT in 1949.

The brand has since been further developed, taking influence from Europe. This combination of influences is at the core of what GANT stands for, and is a continued source of inspiration behind its key values: Integrity, Refinement, Character, Understanding, and Optimism.

GANT is responsible for introducing button-down collared shirts to American consumers, is credited with inventing the locker loop, and famously spread in popularity across the country through Ivy League campuses. More recently, the company has revived its archival GANT Rugger label, and has launched a successful designer collaboration with Michael Bastian. GANT is considered to be one of the first great American sportswear brands, and is the epitome of contemporary American style.

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Spring Picks: Hiking & Camping Gear

Despite some snowy conditions in a few parts of the country, the official arrival of spring brings with it a promise of warmer days in the horizon. That means the prime season to get in a little quality time with Mother Nature is finally within reach!

If you’re planning on escaping the hustle and bustle for a bit with some springtime hiking and camping, take a peek at a few of our favorite essential gear to get you ready:

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1. Petzl Tikka® Plus 2

2. Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L

3. Mountain Hardwear Flip 35/50 Sleeping Bag

4. Victorinox Camper

5. Big Agnes Foldable Chair

6. Kelty Luma Tech Lantern

7. The North Face Women’s Borealis Backpack

8. Big Agnes Tensleep Station 6-Person Tent


 

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New Brand Spotlight: Descendant of Thieves

new brand spotlight, descendant of thieves, Dres Ladro, men's fashion apparel, men's fashion clothing,Descendant of Thieves is designed by the pseudonymous artist Dres Ladro. Ladro translated from Italian means "thief"—as the root of this nom de plume implies, he is a Descendant of Thieves.

As a young man, Dres Ladro would sneak into his father’s closet and steal his traditional shirts in order to de-seam and re-engineer the entire garment. Dres designs from the inside out, paying relentless attention to intricacies of the interior first. He distorts aesthetics by cutting the silhouette slim and integrating his distinct detailing, including hidden messages and signature yellow taping in the finished interiors.

Once he joined the art world, his unique attire continued to set him apart. Dres designed, constructed, and wore only his own clothing, so as to never be seen wearing the same thing as anyone else. Despite the attention his singular button-ups and jackets received, he had no interest in starting a brand or selling his designs: he planned to design these limited edition clothes for himself and himself alone.

Over time, Dres was convinced to develop a line of clothing including shirts, pants, and outerwear based on the blueprints of his uniquely engineered designs. Descendant of Thieves is manufactured in a small-scaled sample room rather than conventional high output production lines. His philosophy translates to no more than 400 units per style being cut and each care label including that unique garment’s number in the limited production run. From laid-back reversible shorts to tailored jackets, Descendant of Thieves is designed for men who are effortlessly stylish rather those who seek attention.

(traditional clothes - Dad) x eccentric artist = Descendant of Thieves

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New Brand Spotlight: Heather Grey Active Sportswear

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Heather Grey™ is a contemporary women’s sportswear brand that caters to the savvy, fashion-minded, modern woman. Each design is understatedly chic and timeless, to provide a fresh look to the active wear industry.

The Heather Grey customer enjoys wearing casual, comfortable clothing that can transfer easily throughout her busy day, yet still keep her feeling current and stylish.

Unlike most women’s sportswear offerings that are either too boxy and masculine, or skintight and uncomfortable, Heather Grey has tailored a modern fit for the active woman that incorporates relaxed silhouettes with cut and details to accentuate the wearer’s natural figure.

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A Colorful Kitchen

Many consider the kitchen to be the heart, the center, the life force, if you will, of the home---and for good reason! The kitchen is where people congregate at the beginning and the end of the day, where meals (and oftentimes, homework and messy science projects) are prepared--- in a nutshell: it’s where the real magic happens!

So why wouldn’t you want the heart of your home to be a lively and beautiful place to spend quality time? We’ve rounded up a few kitchen gadgets that add a dose of fun & color to the most important room in your home:

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1. Cuisinart DLC-2A Mini-Prep® Plus Processor in Sugared Plum

2. Le Creuset 5.5 qt. Signature Round French Oven in Palm

3. Bodum Bistro Pour Over Electric Coffee Maker in Red

4. Joseph Joseph 6-Piece Elevate Utensil set in Multi

5. Shun Kai Pure Komachi 9-Piece Set in Multi

6. Waring Pro Professional Drink Mixer in Retro Green

7. OXO Good Grips® 3-Piece Plastic Mixing Bowl Set in Multi

8. KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender in Cranberry

9. Emile Henry Flame® Top 2.6 qt. Tagine

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New Brand Spotlight: Randolph

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Famed for its classic designs and impeccable quality, Randolph eyewear has been handcrafted in the USA since 1972.

Timeless sunglasses styles are available for men and women, backed by a limited lifetime warranty. A true American heritage brand, Randolph began as an engineering firm in the early '70s building machinery for the then thriving US eyewear industry.

Randolph remains one of the few eyewear manufacturers left in the US and has been a proud supplier of the US military and air forces worldwide for over 30 years.

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New Brand Spotlight: Tolani

new brand spotlight, Tolani, Tolani clothing, Tolani apparel, women's fashion apparel, women's fashion clothing, printed dresses, Indian prints, go global trend, Growing up in the mountain region of Northeast India, designer Alka Tolani had the opportunity to travel extensively through the rural areas and was exposed to the rich culture and heritage of those exotic places. Through her travels, Tolani grew a deep love for design and the fashions of different cultures.

Using global cultures as inspiration, Tolani has created a clothing and accessory line which diffuses native design elements with the elegance of contemporary day-to-day wear. Full of eye-catching prints, bohemian aesthetic, intricate detailing, and vibrant blends of color, Tolani™ captures a variety of styles while maintaining its essence, the combination of modernity and tradition.

Due to the beautiful designs and luxe quality, Tolani has gained popularity in Hollywood and has become the favorite accessory to celebrities.

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Packing Made Easy: The Eagle Creek Pack-It System

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The Eagle Creek Pack-It™ System organizes your belongings so they fit perfectly in your favorite bag.

Whether you're getting away for the weekend, or taking a long trip, this packing kit will help you stay organized during all your travels.

Check out the video below to see this ingenious system in action-- streamlining and organizing your essentials for travels near or far!

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1. Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Folder

2. Eagle Creek Pack-It Clean Dirty Half Cube

3. Eagle Creek Pack-It Shoe Cube Large

4. Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Sac Set M/L

5. Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Set

6. Eagle Creek Jet Setter Pack-It Set-Zappos Exclusive

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New Brand Spotlight: Amanda Uprichard

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Prior to that, she was a crazy young gal in NYC, attending the Parsons School of Design, doing way too much nightlife, singing in bands, but all the while designing, making, and selling clothes, honing her craft.

She took a break from fashion and the craziness of New York, and joined the PTA of her daughter’s school, where she learned so much from the amazing women there. Every piece of Amanda Uprichard clothing pays homage to her varied experiences in New York City.

“People ask me who I design for, and I always say I draw inspiration from everyone. All kinds of women: doctors, writers, lawyers, sisters, cousins, moms, teenagers,” says Amanda.

Amanda's clothing starts off as sculpture. She usually drapes her work in progress on a mannequin, or anyone standing close by. She and her team sculpt the item until it becomes the easy-to-wear, pull-it-on piece of clothing that her line is known for: comfortable and luxurious with a splash of sexiness.

The Amanda Uprichard woman runs her own company during the day and meets up with her girls for happy hour after that. At home she’s a power mother juggling family, work, and life. She’s well-read, travels a lot and is constantly expanding her horizon. She’s attracted to the feminine, the sophisticated, a touch of edge.

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New Brand Spotlight: Jonathan Adler

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Jonathan Adler is dedicated to bringing style, craft, and joy to your life. Since its launch in 1994, the company has grown to become an internationally recognized lifestyle brand of home décor, fashion accessories, and more.

Jonathan Adler is known for a design aesthetic which pairs modernistic forms with bold colors and groovy graphics. The company motto, “if your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it,” reflects Jonathan’s commitment to impeccable craftsmanship and irreverent luxury.

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Fresh New Favorites from Clarks

The person who came up with the saying “add a little spring in your step” must have been talking about stepping into a pair of Clarks shoes! After all, Clarks has been recognized by shoe lovers all over the world as the best pairing of all-day comfort and classic style for over a hundred years.

This spring, the leader in sophisticated comfort footwear has really outdone itself with fresh, wearable styles for men & women. Whether it’s for work, a seaside getaway, or a casual weekend around town, these Clarks styles are destined to be instant favorites in your wardrobe!

Check out some of our favorites below:

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1. Clarks "Amelia Avery" Wedges

2. Clarks "Caslynn Regina" Wedges

3. Clarks "Dunbar Grandby" Loafers

4. Clarks "Farli Walk" Oxfords

5. Clarks "Desert Boot"

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New Brand Spotlight: Kassatex

new brand spotlight, kassatex, kassatex bath towels, kassatex bath accessories, kassatex shower curtainsFounded in 1999, Kassatex® was created with the vision of providing consumers with bed and bath collections that offer casual, affordable luxury. With headquarters located in the heart of Manhattan's Garment District, Kassatex is surrounded by the latest home fashion trends set against a backdrop of timeless, classic New York style. This unique mix influences everything Kassatex does in its bed and bath collections. Like New York, Kassatex home accessories are modern with Old World values. Kassatex is committed to helping customers make a statement with their décor by escaping the ordinary.

Excellence in luxury and superior comfort for the home are the heart and soul of Kassatex. Indulge in the sensual and the exceptional with housewares and accessories of unparalleled quality for your bed and bath, including plush bath towels, soap dishes, tissue holders, lotion dispensers, shower curtains, and more. Kassatex uses only the finest yarns, including a selection of environmentally friendly products, while providing a touch of elegance for the ultimate experience in home comfort.

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New Brand Spotlight: Rebels

new brand spotlight, rebels, rebels footwear, juniors footwear, rebels shoes, Rebels® is a Los Angeles based footwear company founded in 1993, by a boyfriend-girlfriend team with one style of canvas shoe with a rubber-capped toe.

Over the years, the brand has grown and expanded its offerings into boots, sandals, flats, heels, and more.

Rebels stays true to its name and represents eccentric styling and renegade charm for the bohemian fashionista. She's motivated by her own independence and her individuality is uncompromised.

Oh, and in case anyone wonders, the boyfriend-girlfriend got married and remain the Rebels in charge!

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