I have actually had this post written for quite some time.
Katie, from Ask The Young Professional, nominated me for the Liebster Award… a while ago. She blogs from New York about her experiences in the Sesame Workshop as a production assistant. I never really asked her anything, but she gives out fun pieces of wisdom every now and again when I get a chance to read.
Having just started my new job at this marketing company (which I had not even had time to announce… Surprise! I started a new job), I have had so little time to think, much less blog. I will come back with something witty and riveting pertaining to professionalism, or marketing, or sales, or all of the above.
For now, we’ll stick with the interview required of the Liebster Award:
1. What qualities matter most to you in a job?
A creative environment for inspiration. Open communication; collaboration and problem resolution. Integrity; honest work and transparency with customers.
2. What is your dream job?
What a question! Am I obligated to say the job I just started? It is a great job. The jury is still out. My dream place of work is somewhere that my role is not just useful; it’s vital. Somewhere that I can be an essential part of the difference between a good service and a great service.
3. Who are your role models?
People who do something they are passionate about, no matter the cost.
4. What inspires you?
The belief that I’m not just here, on earth, for me. That God has given me a purpose to serve people (because He loves them) in accordance with glory. That there is so much depth and width and breadth to all of creation that I will never see enough beauty, experience enough culture, or learn enough of the vastness of the world. It inspires me to not waste a second.
5. What is your favorite quote?
This changes on the regular, but most recently:
“The most untutored person with passion is more persuasive than the most eloquent without.” – La Rouchefoucald
6. If you could travel back ten years, what advice would you give yourself?
“Don’t chase that boy on the playground; he ends up with a cootie you can’t get rid of…”
Ok, but seriously. I was 10 years old ten years ago; I’ll come back to this question in another ten years. That will be fun.
7. What special or unusual skills do you have?
Does sarcasm count? I’m really good at that.
8. What is your greatest achievement?
Surviving the last year. Oh, and landing my hunk of a fiance in that time.
9. What is the most unexpected fact you’ve learned on your job search?
Not only do consumers do business with brands they get to know, like, and trust- so do employers.
10. What are your best qualities?
I am charming and brilliant, of course. This question makes me uncomfortable. Pass.
11. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Emma Stone- she’s awkward and sarcastic. Mainly from Crazy, Stupid, Love. And not just because she scores Ryan Gosling. That little awkward hand wave she does in the wine aisle? That’s my thing.
So there we have it.
The blog I wrote over a week ago, finally published.