I am a graduate who has majored in Information Technology and also minored in Accounting. It is my personal desire to develop my accounting and information career in an industry that is competitive and highly busy. In the same accord, I have the flexibility character meaning that I would manage change beginning from a personal level. I will thus be capable of delivering my optimal potential upon provision of a position that I have been trained on.
Top Five Strengths
- Analytical Skills: I can effectively collect, analyze and summarize data
- Problem Solving: I take less time to analyze a situation and provide correctional measures
- Dispute Handling: I am slow to anger
- Communication Skills: Am a good listener
- Hard working: Self-motivated to utilize resources as required
My major weakness is probably failure to follow the decision making steps. In most cases, I skip the step to gather information effectively as I miss to consult from others. I am strengthening my interpersonal skills to ensure that I have the moment to consult even when under pressure.
Using the STAR Method in Work Prioritization
I was sometimes ago involved in a Situation in which there were three activities whose deadline was quickly approaching. Task: I categorized the activities on the category of urgent and important, important but not urgent and lastly urgent but not important. Action: I therefore identified required resources and started with the urgent activity before the important but not urgent. Results: I managed to beat the set deadlines and the objective of each activity was met.
On the 2nd of December 2013, I attended an interview after I had applied the vacant position. The interview was on the position of a Junior Accountant for TD Bank in 5 Commerce Park North Bedford, NH 03110. The interviewer was the senior recruiter who is also the assistant vice president of the bank, Mr. Jason P. Hunt.
Reflection on the Interview
Before the interview, I had researched on the mission, vision, goals and objectives of this bank. I had then enquired more on the details included in the job description. On getting to the interview room, I was equipped with information which I believed was adequate. In a way I was overconfident. I got to the room and stood until granted permission to sit down, I was able to look into his eyes to demonstrate confidence. My sitting position was rather formal. When the questions were asked, I took a few seconds to make sure I had got them correctly, my answers were then founded on my academic training, the research I had conducted and the culture I had learnt about this organization. In a way, I think this being my second ever interview, I performed better than the first one.
Lessons Learnt from the Interviewer
The interviewer demonstrated extra attention on appearance and how I conducted myself. This being a bank, decency is highly essential. Therefore, I learnt that I should always maintain official dress code as it speaks a lot. In addition, from the response, it was clear that I had to develop the interview skills but making the event to be more of a conversation. In this situation, one should know when to give a short answer, when it should be long as well as the break at which I should pose a question to the interviewer. I hope to be improved on this when the next opportunity comes along.