Note: Since this podcast, Kaci has moved from LRS to Monsanto.
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Table of Contents
- Q1: What are you currently doing and what will you be doing in the next few years? -- 0:50
- Q2: [Follow up] What do you mean by full cycle recruiting? -- 4:20
- Q3: Did you begin college thinking you would go into HR? -- 4:55
Point 1: Thought she would do Sports PR, was turned off by lack of money in position and opportunity, which she learned during an internship.
- Q4: Did you start your position immediately after graduating? -- 5:48
- Q5: What in college helped you land your first job? -- 6:05
Point 2: Interviewing course, speech writing course, and on-campus activities.
- Q6: What helped you get recruited away from your last position to your current position? -- 7:00
Point 3: LinkedIn!
- Q7: What should you put on your LinkedIn profile? -- 8:00
- Q8: How would you describe your professional journey? -- 8:50
Point 4: "Life is a marathon, not a sprint."
- Q9: What is some bullshit advice you were given by college faculty? - 9:45
Point 5: "You can do whatever you put your mind to. You can, but it takes time. You cannot turn your nose up at entry level positions." …. "You are not as great as your teachers tell you."
- Q10: What is some good advice that faculty gave you? -- 12:10
Point 6: "Get involved. Internships." Paid internships are better, but don't avoid unpaid opportunities.
- Q11: What on-campus activities do you highly recommend? -- 13:27
Point 7: Public Relations Studies Society of America, Student Programming Council, Greek Life (Alpha Gamma Delta), jobs, and internships.
- Q12: When you got into the workplace, what suprised you about working in an office? -- 14:25
Point 8: It is not that easy!
- Q13: What are two or three things that students should be thinking about now? -- 16:00
- Q14: Are Millennial different? -- 17:00
- Q15: What are myths of the workplace or career journey you can bust? -- 20:10
Point 9: People will help you, just ask. Don't have booze signs or rat poison in your video frame when doing a Skype interview.
- Q16: Any other stories, comments, advice you want to share? -- 23:40
Point 10: Network!
"[Office life] is not that easy. You have to work hard to get noticed. … You won't make enough money to support yourself [initially]. It will build character. You aren't going to make six figures out of college. You might stand out in college, but it is a clean slate when you transition into the corporate world. Nobody cares what you did in college. They care about what you are going to do now and for the company. I found that you have to take initiative, you have to work hard, and you will eventually get noticed. You are in a sea of superstars." -- 14:25 in audio