Junior Leadership: Job Market Strategy

By: Casey Robinson on Sep 24, 2013 | Categories: General, Athletics, Academic, Clubs, Open House, Summer Programs

Junior Leadership: Job Market Strategy

On 9/16/13 we had a junior leadership meeting. All the Kershaw County Junior leadership members met to discuss some job market strategies. We had two speakers that came and gave us all advice on some strategies to land a job and succeed in a company. We also had a test interview where we handed Brookes Harper (the speaker), our resume and he gave us some advice on our posture and other tips like how to record yourself practicing the information that is on our resume.

The second speaker came from an organization that is called Toastmasters. I know you're probably thinking why would they bring someone in that would show them how to properly make a toast but he is actually someone who volunteered to help students with speaking issues and all kinds of speaking habits. He has been in Toastmasters for over 20 years. He shared some very valuable speaking tips, such as removing "um","uh", and "like" from our every day speech. He had us stand up and asked us "What is your name?" and other questions like "Where are you planning on going to school?" I learned that keeping my hands moving while I'm making a speech will basically keep the audience awake and it expresses how you feel.

After learning so much in one day I thought my brain was about to explode but it was truly worth it to learn about how important a resume can be. Also noted were other tips such as how your posture will keep an interviewer or audience awake and interested in what you have to say.