Tasha Johnson went to college with high hopes. She had dreams of being the CFO of a Fortune 500 Company, being seen as the leading authority on Finance and being one of the “financial experts” interviewed for commentary on the nation’s debt. Tasha, for as long as she could remember, had visualized her first real job: she would be fresh out of college, new degree in hand with two job offers, a starting salary of $65,000.00 annually, a healthy benefits package and a corner office on the top floor with lots of windows.
It is always important that an employee knows their job responsibilities and can perform those duties effectively, if they have any hope of obtaining employment or progressing within an organization. However, unless that employee possesses the right attitude their aspirations to become gainfully employed or to climb the ladder of success, within an organization, may come to a screeching halt.
With unemployment still hovering at staggering levels, this is a great time to brush up on your interviewing skills. Recruiters today are inundated with resumés that all look alike and have a tough time picking the right candidate when so many people are applying for the same jobs. So, how do you stand out? You ace the interview. Simple, right?
Years ago, we created "catchy" resumes, using sophisticated language, printing them on colored paper or even having them delivered by singing messengers to get the attention of the decision maker. Life, work, and the pursuit of employment have changed since then. When sent in response to a job announcement, the chance of a resume directly reaching the decision maker without going through a screening process is slim to none.
— Oscar Wilde once said “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” This made me start thinking about knowing your own truth and celebrating who you are as an individuals. I know for myself it’s not hiding of who I am or changing things about me just so I can fit in.