I’m Really Enjoying My Job

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I’m Really Enjoying My Job

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“Good questions are those that show that you not only want the job, you are prepared to knock the ball out of the park once you have it. So ask, “What would a successful year in the job look like?” or “What did you most value in the person who left?” You’ve done a Google search of the field and the company, of course, and one of your questions could be about emerging trends. Interviewers love it when questions relate to them and their accomplishments (“I’ve heard you made some exciting changes recently. What has the outcome been?”).”
― Kate White, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know

 

“Come right out and say you want it: “It’s been great hearing you talk about the position. I’d love to work here, and I think I could do a terrific job for you.”
― Kate White, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know

 

“Schedule a sit-down with your direct boss and establish what she expects you to be focusing on in the first days and weeks of the job. Take written notes and determine—this is especially important—what your deadlines are. … Then be sure to request feedback about how you’re doing. A few weeks after you’ve started, schedule another meeting with your boss. Don’t say, “Am I doing okay?” Say, “I’m really enjoying my job. Are there any suggestions you’d offer?”
― Kate White, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know

 

“Smile at people, pop your head into your boss’s office regularly and say hello, and come to your first meeting with something really smart to say.”
― Kate White, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know

 

“Smile, look invested, and when you hand in certain projects, say you enjoyed working on them.”
― Kate White, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know

 

“When your boss assigns you a project, take good notes and ask questions regarding anything you’re not sure about. … The key question to ask: “What are the results you’re looking for?” Be clear, too, about deadlines and who needs to be looped in on the project.”
― Kate White, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know
“Lawrence’s suggestion for a starter wardrobe: a black dress, a fitted black jacket, black pants, a black skirt, a camel-colored skirt, a white blouse, a trendy-looking cardigan in a color (red could be good, for instance), several cool, inexpensive blouses (from places such as H&M or Zara) that pick up or work with the color of the cardigan and will go with your pants and skirts. For shoes, go for black heels and a pair of colored ones (they will make one of your all-black outfits look totally fab). Then build from there.”
― Kate White, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know
“Once you’ve identified people who can be both mentors and sponsors, you need to make contact. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to a potential ally at an event or in the elevator and say you admire her work. If the person is spearheading a committee or drive, volunteer to be on it. You can also request an informational interview. You could say something such as “I’ve heard so much about your work [or latest venture] and would love to know more about it.”
― Kate White, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know