Today's speaker was Kris Masalsky from project RAISE at Pima Community Collage. Kris talked about a business she owned for 13 years called Mamma Llamas where she sold Empanadas. Today the empanada's form Mamma Llamas is still sold at Tucson Tamale Company. http://tucsontamale.com/
I feel like my interview when fine for the most part. I was able to answer most of the questions without too much hesitation. I was able to keep a good posture without too much fidgeting other then having to adjust myself a couple of times. I still need to work on stuff like my eyes wandering when I get to a question I need to think about. I also paused a few times because I over think my answer sometimes.
When we first got to the job fair, the line leading in was very long. Fortunately, the people letting us in were like airport security on opposite day, so the line moved quickly. I got to talk to a couple of people from two different tables and they made it easy to ask questions about the jobs. The rest of the tables were ether for jobs I didn't care for or schools that I don't need.
Yesterday, we had a guest speaker from Popcorn country to talk about their work experience. The bit that stuck out to me is when he talked about how he deals with customers even though he isn't a people person. he said that talking to a stranger about business made talking easier.
My issue with working on a team is my inability to think clearly with other people around. I end up second guessing everything I do and try to change things at the last minute. - Stephen
People with different views have to get a long because they have to be working together as a team. -Phil
When you're feeling stressed or have a bad experience, sometimes you just want to tell yourself "serenity now" and move on. This is not a good way to deal with the situation. After a while it starts to build up until one day you lash out in a violent way that you will likely regret later.
Stephen: I started Workability because I’m just out of collage and need to start getting serious about finding a job. I needed something that would help with interviews and making a resume since those are things I really struggle with.
Ben: What I think about the Workability program is it seems like a good program to help me get a job. So far I have experience and the requirements to get a job. When I apply for a job there is no response. its like there is some sort of error that I don’t know. Hopefully the problem will be solved when I joined the program. Even though I started 1 and half weeks late I was still to caught up on the work with three days of extra hours of catch up work. And so far I am starting to learn new things. For an example, just because your rejected doesn’t mean you will not succeed in life and at plenty of other things as well. I thank Workability for this opportunity and the new things they taught me.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.