Every week as @JobCoachJacqui, I conduct interviews with job seekers on my Twitter chat show #Chat2getajob. The show takes place every Thursday on Twitter at 9pm Est. This is excerpts from my recent interview with Latrice Wilson @LatriceJWilson. Mother, love advocating and helping people that may or may not be able to advocate for themselves! www.linkedin.com/in/latricewilson
Jacqui: What are you looking for in your next job?
Latrice: I am seeking an entry level Human Resource position. I will receive my BSBA in HR in Spring 2012.
Jacqui: What interests you about Human Resources?
Latrice: I love everything about Human Resources. I do not have any experience in this field; but I am always inquisitive in learning about the human resources changes in benefits and compensation in both in private and public sector type businesses.
Jacqui: What is your greatest strength?
Latrice: My greatest strength is that I am a detailed oriented person. I strive to make sure that the job is done well.
Jacqui: What steps will you take to gain experience?
Latrice: I currently have been networking by joining SHRM and asking HR managers to sit down with me for informational int.
Jacqui: How do you handle stress and pressure?
Latrice: When I feel that I am under a lot of stress and pressure, I step away from my desk, take a huge breath, and I jump right into getting the task(s) completed. I need to make sure that I go into the project knowing that I need to give my all.
Jacqui: What can you contribute to a company?
Latrice: I am a team player; I have a “can do” attitude. I try to make sure that my contributions make a difference each day.
Jacqui: What motivates you?
Latrice: I love challenges & anything I can learn from the company or organization I gladly invite it. I am eager to learn new things. You never stop learning! I am always inquisitive of something I do not know much about.
Jacqui: What are your career goals?
Latrice: To become certified, obtain my Master’s degree in HR, & ultimately A Senior Mgr in HR.
Jacqui: What type of company do you want to work for?
Latrice: The type of company I would love to work for would be a company that care about their employees. The company is not solely looking at the bottom line. Companies that want to make sure that their employees are comfortable in their position. Always wanting to encourage employees by either offering education or training to help enhance employee’s careers.
Jacqui: What challenges are you looking for in a position?
Latrice: Having an opportunity from an employer that would put trust in me to give me an opportunity to enhance my career. When projects are presented to me, I strive for excellence. I want to surprise my employer that I can meet the goals.