Posts Tagged Work Experiences
Part II: The Day of the Interview. I got to the Microsoft lobby about 10 minutes early. After a somewhat anxious period of waiting in the reception room, I began the interview loop. I ended up interviewing with five people – some were managers, some were peers and some were dotted-line managers with whom I’d be working with as part of a matrixed organization. (read Part I here)
CLMs, or Career Limiting Moves aka Career Limiting Mistakes, can happen no matter where you are in your career. My last entry highlighted a few of the more common CLMs that college students tend to make when transitioning into their first post-collegiate jobs.
I used to get paid good money to go to parties. In fact I made it my business to never miss the biggest and best parties at the University of Missouri. Of course I wasn’t there solely to have fun, I was paid to be there as a Party Pic photographer.
Recently I was labeling some bulk spices in the kitchen larder using a P-Touch Labeler – can you tell the difference between fennel seed and caraway seed, well neither can I without a label – And I thought about the times, places, whys and whens I’ve used a P-Touch Labeler and what I put on those labels.
You always remember your first hire, especially when ultimately it’s your decision to make, and not one made by a hiring committee. Being promoted into a managerial role is a big step in every career – in addition to more responsibility, the work is usually more interesting and sometimes the pay and benefits are better.