How to be a “Pot of Gold” Employee

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (I hope you are wearing green today so you don’t get pinched) Are you having good luck within the job search process? If not, here are some tricks to become a “Pot of Gold” level employee when you land that next job.

  • Dress to impress: Take time to go the extra mile in the morning when you are meeting with an employer or having an interview. Your appearance goes a long way as this is the first impression you are giving to employers. This means take time to iron your wrinkled shirt, comb your hair, brush your teeth so you don’t have bacon smelling breath, and take off your chipped nail polish. Give the best impression of yourself that you have!
  • Be memorable (…in a good way that is): The best brands are those that have a creative tagline or jingle. In the job search process, this is your elevator speech that should catch the employer’s attention so they remember you. This is a quick sound bite (30 seconds or less) explaining who you are, your achievements that you are proud of, and why you are interested in the company. You should be able to sell yourself in the best possible way to employers.
  • Keep a positive attitude: You don’t get lucky overnight. Keep your head held high because when you believe you can do it, you will put your best foot forward. Cocky versus confidence are not the same. Know the difference and this will get you far.
  • Be Dynamic. Technology is constantly changing around us, so use it to your benefit. This means stay up to date with the latest programs, websites, and latest news in your career field. This will make you more informed to carry on an intelligent conversation during that next networking event. Also consider, creating a website for yourself, blog, or LinkedIn account to help yourself stand out among others. This will also help you be remembered after you leave your interview.

Keep these tips in mind and hopefully you will earn that pot of gold and become lucky when you land your internship and future job. If you need any assistance, stop by CNH 305.

 

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