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Starting a business may seem like a daunting task at first with all the different types of expenses and funding one might need to get moving. Typically as a business begins, it will need to consult a financial institution at some point to better position it for future growth. Let’s talk about some of business startups’ most common needs and how Rhinebeck Bank serves those needs on a daily basis.
Most of us have heard the phrase “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is especially true during a job search.
When searching common interview questions, one that often appears is the question “What motivates you”? Articles suggest be honest but keep your audience in mind. That’s good advice because you are on an interview, often making a first impression and ultimately (probably) want the job for which you are interviewing. Some suggested answers are “I am motivated by… the desire to meet a deadline, mentoring others, learning new things”. These are acceptable answers, but don’t really say much. You need to be able to drill down to the real motivation behind the superficial answers.
It’s the time of the year to look back on the past year, reflect on our successes, and find areas where we can improve. While developing your personal resolutions, it is wise to come up with some career resolutions as well.
There is no substitution for doing your job well. In order to succeed in your career you must have the skills and knowledge to do your job efficiently and correctly. That said, attitude goes a long way. Most people would much rather work with a competent person who is a pleasure to work with over a miserable superstar any day.
So here are some things you can resolve to do in the New Year in order to be successful both in your career and in your office relationships.
In fact quite a bit. As Rhinebeck Bank Relationship Managers, one of our roles is to attract, retain, assist and empower our customers. The same holds true for business owners in their respective businesses. Over the years through interactions with business owners, we have realized that we do many of the same things in order to be successful, and I’d like to share a few of these things we have in common.
Here at Rhinebeck Bank we have an array of entry level positions. When we interview for these openings, many candidates state that they are “looking for a career, not just a job.” What does that mean? What is the difference between getting a job, and beginning a career? There may be no way to tell exactly what each candidate means when they say this. After all, it very well may mean something different to each person.
Last year Rhinebeck Bank started a Mentor Program for our employees. The goal was to attract quality new hires, develop leaders within our organization, and retain high-potential employees. We are happy to say that we recently rolled out our second class of Mentors/Mentees, and have more than 50 employees participating in this very well received program.
A Mentor Program pairs a more experienced professional with a less experienced individual. The focus of the mentor/mentee relationship is to support the growth and development of the mentee, with the mentor being a source of support, insight and knowledge.
After marketing the event through numerous platforms, we had a high turnout of attendees. Candidates were able to meet hiring managers on the spot, and go over their resumes and experience. Many new connections were made. Overall, the event was a great success.
We will host another Career Fair in the Fall and look forward to meeting even more interested and qualified candidates. If you plan on attending our next Career Fair, or any Career Fair for that matter, here are some tips:
To all the graduates out there – CONGRATULATIONS! Remember how you spent the last four years putting in the hours necessary to succeed? Unfortunately your years of hard work aren’t over.
Your resume is usually the first impression you will make on a potential employer. I am amazed that in our technology driven world, so many resumes are submitted with typos or errors. One recent resume I received included years of employment “20o9 to 2015”. How did that error even happen?!? If the first work product you show to an employer has errors, what does that say about the work you will produce for them? Not much.
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