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Does the Devil really wear Prada?

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Kieu

Every budding student who’s trying to score a job in the competitive publishing industry would have watched The Devil Wears Prada to give them an insight.

It can easily woo and lure you in with all the glamour, designer clothes and the beauty cupboard that is bigger than your room. The ‘real’ world is nothing like the movies (where’s my knight in shining Armani?).

Debbie, the editor of Beautyheaven, always has a warm smile and is far from Meryl Streep’s character ‘Miranda Priestly’. Work is fast-paced but not the running around type. Instead, everyone’s seated as you hear fingertips furiously tapping the keyboard, the mouse clicking away and coffee mugs clinking.

What you might not know is that there are a lot of the ‘behind the scenes’ jobs to be done – updating the products, pricing and packing gifts to the members takes a lot of time. And no, I do not grab Starbucks for my fellow colleagues.

The perks are being able to see products before they hit shelves, getting exclusives with events and sales, and meeting wonderful people in what seems like the ‘cut throat’ industry!

My name is Kieu and I’m interning at Beautyheaven for two weeks so I can experience the ‘real’ world. Why Beautyheaven? Well, I do love make-up and because the Internet is an emerging professional publishing platform.

My future dream job is to become Beauty Editor for a major publication.

Kieu x


What’s your dream job? If you already got it, how did you get there?

Member Comments (53)

Posted by: KaynJay (Australia)

Hello nice to meet you Kieu! :) It is nice to see new faces! I don't know what i want to do in the future but i would love to do something i enjoy just like you do, good luck ! :D

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 11:37am)

Posted by: Mdy_118 (Australia)

Thanks for sharing your experience Kieu! I'm still trying to find my dream job. Soon enough, my student status will no longer hold.

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 11:39am)

Posted by: Hello11 (Australia)

wow it sounds like your having a great time! keep on going and youll get there!

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 11:51am)

Posted by: Hello11 (Australia)

wow it sounds like your having a great time! keep on going and youll get there!

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 11:51am)

Posted by: Sahtorial (Australia)

Hi Kieu!
My dream job would to be a cosmetic chemist and perhaps have my own line one day :)

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 11:52am)

Posted by: GoddessMagick (Member since 2007, Australia)

I'm far from being anywhere near my dream job, Would love to work in publishing, online commerce... a few different areas. Sounds like your having a great time at bh Kieu, enjoy and all the best with your future endeavours :)

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 12:10pm)

Posted by: GoddessMagick (Member since 2007, Australia)

I'm far from being anywhere near my dream job, Would love to work in publishing, online commerce... a few different areas. Sounds like your having a great time at bh Kieu, enjoy and all the best with your future endeavours :)

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 12:11pm)

Posted by: Beauty Obsession (Member since 2007, Australia)

nice to meet you Kieu. All the best with your 2 week internship and all the best with your career goals. Thanx for some behind the scenes at BH. From a very young age I've had a passion for beauty. Never persued a career in beauty but it would be nice to perhaps do so in the future. I'm living my dream at the moment and that is looking after my daughter on a full-time basis.

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 12:13pm)

Posted by: Lilypilly (Australia)

That's gotta best one of the best internship opportunities.
Good luck with your aspirations Kieu and I'm sure the BH team will give you lots of insight to the beauty editing industry.

My dream job would be to open up my own florist and arrange flowers bouquets for weddings and celebrations.

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 12:20pm)

Posted by: Blissful Beauty (Member since 2007, Australia)

Hi Kieu, I'm glad to hear the BH Team are treating you well. I'm yet to discover my dream job...however, it would involve travelling and writing! : )

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 2:21pm)

Posted by: melmeko (Member since 2007, Australia)

Hi Kieu, welcome to our big beautiful online beauty family :) My dream job is just that a dream and so far from reality, however it is healthy to daydream and I wish that my career involved traveling the world as a personal assistant to someone rich and famous, I would be in charge of fashion, beauty and all matters on a personal level, ahh imagine rubbing shoulders with some celebrities and having access to the best of the best beauty and fashion brands from all over the world. MMM bliss and then I woke up, hehe, and I can honestly say I am really content at the moment being a stay at home mum working on a casual basis in my own time, working the hours that I want to work. I couldn't ask for more, being a mum is definitely the most rewarding job in the world anyway :)

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 3:05pm)

Posted by: captaincheeky (Australia)

hey there Kieu! Love your pink pout, its prettylicious!
I totally understand why you chose BH as your intership destuination. It rocks! I would love to do work experience at Bh (im in year 10) but I already got a place at a law firm and by the time I thought of possible work experience at BH all the paperwork was done. Sad, sad me.

Anyways I would love a job at beautyheaven . hehe :)

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 3:13pm)

Posted by: HMad (Member since 2007, Australia)

Nice to have you on board for a couple of weeks Kieu! I would love to work as a writer too. I'm a psychologist and I love my counselling work but I would also really love to write a column for a magazine like Good Health or even have a TV show like Dr Phil!

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 3:49pm)

Posted by: Chrissynick (Australia)

1 word - jealous =P tehehe Wish I had an opportunity like that up here in Qld.... I think my dream job would involve makeup.... maybe marketing for it... Since thats what I'm studying!

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 5:37pm)

Posted by: Rei_ (Australia)

LOLLLL HI DEAR SISTER :D
We showed mama ur pic :D
We're so proud of you except your bro:( Menma think you're great
come home sooooon :D~

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 5:49pm)

Posted by: poutandblush (Australia)

hey guys! thanks for all the feedback!!!!
i hope everyone gets their dream job!!
and...
Hi sis!

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 6:41pm)

Posted by: captaincheeky (Australia)

LOL! Kieu is Tsuki's Sis.. how awesome! :) So the passion for beauty runs in the family eh? ;)

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 6:57pm)

Posted by: poutandblush (Australia)

yea my sis was the one who introduced me to the site!

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 7:02pm)

Posted by: Bellafoxy1969 (Australia)

Hi im new here

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 7:34pm)

Posted by: Bellafoxy1969 (Australia)

Hi im new here

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 7:35pm)

Posted by: Bellafoxy1969 (Australia)

Hi im new here

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 7:35pm)

Posted by: jatz (Member since 2008, Australia)

Hi Kieu, enjoy your time working at BH. I am sure you will love every day. I had my dream job years ago, working with some fantastic people and having fun. Now I am just doing home duties and dealing with health issues. quite boring now.

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 7:38pm)

Posted by: Nikkim (Australia)

G'Day Kieu, welcome to our beautiful Bh for your intern, I just know you would be having the time of your life. :D As for a dream job, thats being a mum atm, but hopefully will be back in the work force next year. I left manging a small supermarket a few years back, so maybe getting back into that field, although it is the running around kind of job to do.

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 10:12pm)

Posted by: Nda (Australia)

What an awesome internship, good luck with it :) I have no idea what I want to be...and I'm 21 soon! Sigh...maybe one day it will magically come to me in a dream lol.

Posted on: August 07, 2010 (Aug 7, 2010 11:22pm)

Posted by: Ms Jee (Australia)

Oh wow, thats the kind of internship id love to get! Hope you have fun while your here Kieu, would be a great experience :D

Posted on: August 08, 2010 (Aug 8, 2010 11:23am)

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