Every week at Praxis, participants and alumni gather for Praxis Wednesdays, weekly group sessions designed to hone intellectual ability and build practical skills applicable to the professional world. These sessions cover everything from academic subjects — philosophy, history, and economics — to technical skills participants can use in their careers — such as writing, marketing, sales, communication, organization, and general business proficiency. Many weeks we’re joined by guest speakers, and other weeks we engage in open dialogue and debate.
This week, our Director of Operations Sara Morrison led a workshop called “Sara’s Guide to Adulting.” Below are some highlights from the session!
Workshop Title: Sara’s Guide to Adulting – from getting a job to growing a career: how to go from getting your foot in the door to having standing
From Sara: “We preach how low the bar for entry level talent is, and that’s what gets you in the door in the first place. Being a generally competent person will help get you hired. Keeping your job and moving up requires excellence.”
About the Speaker: Our Director of Operations Sara Morrison is an expert at staying organized, being reliable, and doing a good job. Through starting her career at FEE running student programs and then coming on board with Praxis, she’s learned through experience how to meet expectations, exceed them, and be a good employee.
In this session, Sara shared with our participants her top tips for landing jobs and then succeeding in them.
- top tips for interviewing well
- how to follow up after an interview
- so you got the job — now what?
- how to do your job+
- the importance of being on time
- the importance of being consistent
- keys to getting along well (hint: don’t be a jerk)
- how to be good
- how to be excellent
Favorite Quote: “Don’t know how to do something? That’s what Google is for. It’s unlikely that you encounter a problem at your job that literally no one else has ever had. Don’t be afraid to admit you aren’t sure of an answer to a question, but always follow up on the answer after you research it.”