Prepare for success
It's been awhile since I've been on a College campus for any type of business matter. Many, many years ago I was just another student looking for a job offer. Last night, I was invited to a meet and greet at my old campus. I thought it was a function where students ask practicing accountants what's it like to be in the Accounting field. I was mistaken.
I showed up in a guyabera and slacks (hey, it's hot in San Antonio). The other employers were in more traditional business garb. The meet and greet was in fact a job fair. Yes, I felt underdressed.
Still, the students were dressed for success and much more polished than I had been in my time as a student. Though technical expertise is one of the baselines which you need for a job in the workforce, the social skills are just as valuable and oftentimes are the difference in a job offer and being out of luck.
This current generation of students who I had the pleasure of meeting last night is in my opinion, definitely prepared for success.
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Richard J. Garcia | 09/23/2011