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08/03/08
Career Consultant Interaction: Positive vibrations
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Networking, Mentoring, Mature professionals, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 4:01 pm

Let me share an interesting and positive initial
conversation with a member seeking feedback
on her resume.

We settled in on Friday noontime to speak
and determined some initial “ground rules”
for our conversation.

She struck me clearly as organized and focused,
for not only did her first communication settle on
the time but it also provided where she had
set her initial sites and in what roles she eyed
herself being able to move into.
 
Positive notions:
  organized and focused to achieve goals
  willing to listen to input and ideas
 
In the conversation, we talked about how LK
could improve her chances to make her resume
be recognized.  We spoke in some detail about these
and near term steps for the Philadelphia career fair.

Our agenda of topics outlined at the beginning
of our conversation also included roles analysts
seem to be quite successful in industries, what
her leading stories were, what she wishes to do, and
places where she wishes to locate.

LK offered a helping hand for me as well.  She
indicated she could participate in a mock
interview in one of three workshops at the
Philadelphia ACS meeting.  It will be
a terrific learning experience for her, as well.

[NOTE:  if there are other readers who are
interested in great mock interview experiences
at the Philadelphia meeting, please contact
via the blog gmail address in the about section.]

It was clear that LK sets goals and apportions
her time to achieve them and understands the
need to prioritize tasks to make progress and
be effective.  So many recent reports, stories
and books cite the difficulty and even the inefficiency
of multi-tasking when we are involved in high
priority work.  (Some software tools are cited
in the links.)

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