Ah, November. Not only is
this the month of pumpkin spice lattes and eating yourself into a turkey coma,
it’s the month of being thankful for all you have. I’ve been thinking a lot
lately about what I’m thankful for and thankfully, I have a career I love. Can
you honestly say you love your career?
Don’t get me wrong, I have
tough days at work just like everyone else, but I have a team who supports me
and I know my hard work does not go without being recognized. I decided to make
a list of all I’m thankful for in my career and hopefully these are some things
that you will look for on your career search!
·Purpose-I know my career and company
serve a purpose. We help improve people lives through the product we sell and I
help people find a career they can love too!
·Give Back-Does your company give back
to the community? I’m proud to say my company has a national philanthropy and
we give back locally.
·The people-Do you have a best friend at
work? I love the people I work with everyday and they are more than co-workers
to me. They give me reason to show up every day.
·Rewards-Rewards are different for
everyone. They can be financial or non-financial. Personally, I love to be
recognized for a job well done and rewarded for my hard work through praise and
It takes two to tango. While companies are striving to be
the most attractive at career fairs, it’s mutually imperative for you to stand
out in the crowd. While attending a career fair, don’t get lost in the hustle
and bustle. The key is to be found!
Here is how to stand out and give a lasting impression:
·Utilize your local Career Services to proofread
Are you on the career search and want to find ways
to WOW the interviewer and raise
your chances of sealing the deal on moving to the next step in the interview
Here are some helpful tips to help you during your
next phone interview:
1)Have a copy of your resume printed out in front of
you – this can help you stay on track when telling the
interviewer your past experiences. Make bullet points of specific points you
would like to share with the interviewer.
2)Dress the Part – assume the role,
go ahead and dress professionally just like you would for a formal face to face
interview. Getting focused will help you be successful and confident in the
3)Find a Quiet Place –
find a quiet room to interview in. Make sure it is quiet so you can hear the
interviewer clearly and they can hear you. Pets should be put in another room
or outside if it is a safe environment for them.
4)Smile – a smile can be transferred through the phone, so
make sure to take a deep breath and smile. Show enthusiasm for the position you
are interviewing for!
5)Research the company -
Do research on the company before the phone interview. Write questions down and
have them in front of you to ask the interviewer. This will WOW the interviewer
showing that you are serious about your career search and have taken the time
to research the company.
6)Give Yourself Time for the interview - When
you receive a first call from the interviewer they may ask if you are available
right then to do the phone screen. If you are driving or have not done research
on the company make sure to politely ask to schedule the interview for a
different time. This will ensure you can get to your destination safely and
that you will focus on the interview and provide better answers when not being
focused on driving.Another great tip to
give you time for the interview is to do not try to squeeze an interview into
your lunch break. Block off a minimum of 30 minutes for the phone
interview.The interviewer could call a
few minutes late or the interview may run over. The good sign is when the
interview goes longer it means you are doing great and you would not want to
have to be cut off or cut the interviewer off!!