Dandelion list

The 4 things I will never do again:

1. I will never resent someone so much as to cause grief or pain.

2. I will never complain.

3. I will never hold a grudge.

4. I will never meddle in others' affairs.

Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money.

Top 10 skills employers say they seek in order of importance:

  1. Ability to work in a team.
  2. Make decisions and solve problems.
  3. Plan, organize, prioritize.
  4. Communicate with people inside and outside of the organization.
  5. Obtain and process information.
  6. Analyze data
  7. Check knowledge.
  8. Proficiency with software.
  9. create and or edit reports.
  10. Ability to sell and influence others

Soft skills:

  1. Play well with others
  2. Show up on time
  3. Ethics: intellectual property

Conflict management:

  1. First and last 10 seconds of interview impression.
  2. Do not leave the cologne behind when leaving the room. If too strong of a scent, do not wear it.
  3. Pop in a breathe mint.

Perfection vs Excellence:

Live and learn from excellence and failures

Arrogance vs confidence

Internships

Data collection and analysis

Professionalism.

In an interview:

  1. Be concise
  2. Have eye contact
  3. Provide examples
  4. Be honest
  5. Keep your guard
  6. Send a thank you note
  7. Ask about where the company is and where it will go. (Is there a five year plan?)

When writing emails:

  1. Fill in the “to” line last
  2. Walk away and check emails later
  3. Correct salutations
  4. Ask how employer can be contacted

Burning bridges:

  1. Beware of restrooms and elevators so that others do not overhear

Clothes:

  1. Not too tight, short, wrinkled, low shirts.
  2. Tuck it

Meals:

  1. Bread on the left, drinks on the right of the table
  2. Work from outside to inside for utensils
  3. Do not drink alcohol in the meal
  4. It is not necessary to eat the whole meal.
  5. Look up culture’s etiquette.
  6. Order beef if dealing with the beef industry, produce if dealing with produce industry and seafood if dealing with that industry.
  7. Do not skip out on bread.
  8. If representing a company, refrain from drinking too much. Withhold when possible.

4 P’s for Interviews.

Preparation

Practice

Personal Presentation

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