They were not kidding when they said competition is fierce in the workplace. Especially as interns, everyone is competing for one thing, opportunity. When you work for the Cleveland Browns, you have to be on your game at all times. Just like the players fighting for a starting spot, we are fighting for a spot as well! Professional organizations want the best candidates to represent them. Not just anyone can work for the Cleveland Browns. Having an impressive resume is just the first step into making a lasting impression. After that, tackling the job is based on who excels and has the best fit for a given position. It can take months just for someone to even be given an internship interview opportunity, let alone being hired. Once someone is hired as an intern, they take a close look at whether … Read More »
Going to college is only partly about the classes. Â It’s also about learning who you are and how to handle people who may be very different from you. Â You learn how to take care of yourself, you learn time management and you’ll make mistakes. Â You will make so many mistakes. Â You will doubt your career path or even change the whole direction of your life. Â That’s part of the experience (I’m assured).
That doesn’t make it any easier. Â You will sit awake at 2 a.m. and doubt every decision you have ever made. Â Take a deep breath. Â People will challenge your dreams â€” let them. Â You will challenge your decisions â€” avoid this. Â Stick to what you feel is right for you, and fight for that. Â A note of caution: keep the gloves on. Â Do not confront unprofessional treatment with unprofessional … Read More »
Professionalism can mean many different things to many different people. Â However, there are a few commonalities observed across many disciplines. Â Shaking hands and eye contact are two of the first lessons young professionals are taught, and over the years they become the cornerstones for the lessons accumulated over the rest of their careers.
Many times, through many years, you will meet people that act like they are above the basic manners and the lowest courtesies of professionalism. Â The trick, and the most challenging part of having a job, is not sinking to their level. Â I have had my share of these situations, and each encounter reminds me that I still need practice with the art of emotional detachment. Â As well as the lesson taught by life and reinforced in my classes that “The client is always right.”
In every discipline, there is … Read More »