How to get a jobKatie's Diary
Hello, this is Katie.
I work as a Project Manager in Kansas City.
Feeling like a typical office person, I would like to share my experiences and maybe a few tips that I learn along the way.
Last week, Janice quit her job on the spot. Now she is taking some time off for herself to think about what she would like to do next. In the meantime, we searched the web together and found some advice on how to impress a new workplace. Some points I would like to share with you:
1. Keep your CV short, two A4 size pages maximum.
2. Use a professional font and template. No Word Art, please! Click HERE for some inspiration!
3. Make sure you research the company before you go to the interview.
4. Reherse beforehand. Don’t forget to think of your own selling points.
5. Dress appropriately for your position. Not sure? Then choose the more conservative way.
As Janice hasn’t started sending CVs yet, we focused on her apparel. The golden advice is – it’s always better to be overdressed. Janice bought a black skirt that goes down to her knees, two pretty but formal blouses, and a black blazer.
Don’t forget to make sure your bag is ready, too. I’ll never forget the moment I pulled out my resumé from my handbag and an empty bag of chips fell right on the table!
How is working from home on Wednesdays going? Pretty well, I must say! I make sure I get up early and go jogging first, as it wakes me up the best. Then I take a shower and have breakfast while checking my e-mails and tasks. We are currently testing Tasks in eWay-CRM Mobile, a functionality that has not been officially released yet. Tasks on mobile, people, isn’t that great?! Then I do my work. I like working on big things that require concentration, like analyzing a new big client and planning the implementation. I accomplish these huge tasks much faster at home, as nobody interrupts. By the time I get up on Thursday mornings, I am really looking forward to having some company!
Me and Ted
I think Ted might have gotten a bit annoyed because I haven’t had time to see him for quite a while and then I chose to spend an evening with Janice instead of him. She was all worried about her career progress, so I had to help her out! Now, Ted won’t pick up the phone. I’m wondering if this means we have broken up? I texted him and got a message almost immediately. I grabbed my phone again all excited – it was Janice. She was really concerned about finding no cool job offers and asking me if she did the right thing quitting. Oh, Janice! Will you stop asking me the same thing every five minutes, please?
I came to work very tired as I couldn’t sleep and one look into the mirror told me this is not Thursday, but Bad Hair Day. “Oh, looking refreshed after your day working from home!” Bea said when she saw me. Wait, did I hear sarcasm? Last time, she made a remark about me being lucky to get to work from home. Oh, I really hope this woman isn’t gossiping behind my back, as I hope to keep my Wednesdays working from home a regular part of my schedule!
Stay tuned to find out if those tips helped Janice in her job search, and if Bea creates any drama for me at work!