Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Creative Girl Book Group: Chapters 9 and 10

Chapters 9 and 10 of the book Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career by Katherine Sise focused on preparing for the job interview in a mainstream Creative job and THEN what to do once you land the job.  It was very interesting to rethink the dreaded questions you get in the process like "what are your strengths and weaknesses"  and the sticky nature of the answers you or I give.  One thing I took away from Chapter 9 is that it seems like the old stigma of having to dress in that traditional business suit has been done away with a bit.  The author encouraged the reader to let a little of your personality come through in your wardrobe.  I like the reasoning behind this.  When you go into this process, you do want to make sure to let your boss know a bit about what he/she is getting you as a potential employee.  I think wardrobe is one way of assessing whether each is a good fit.

I liked the concept in chapter 10 of continuous learning.  I think this is incredibly valuable in owning your own business as well.  I think a part of minimizing the risk of becoming stagnant in your work life is to continue to look for "the interesting" in the work you are doing or the industry you are involved which ultimately helps one to find passion where it can be found.

Anyone else reading along with me?  Put your comments and/or your links in the comments and I will be sure to stop over.

-Robin Norgren

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