Blog-a-day 5

On the fifth day in Ireland, we moseyed over to Griffith College after breakfast for a lecture from guest lecturer, Ellie Doyle, who advised us on how to market and articulate experiences on our resumes and into interviews. She emphasized how new age employers are prioritizing soft skills over competencies when recruiting for new staff and team members. She encouraged us to be mindful of ourselves and to be sure to stay personable and impressionable. To stay genuine, I will reflect on my strengths and they are as follows

  1. Input
  2. Achiever
  3. Learner
  4. Empathy
  5. Developer

I’ve expressed each of my strengths during my stay in Ireland. My input isn’t so much revealed in what I say or contribute in the larger group but one and one conversations with our tour guides and CAPA residents. As an achiever, its important that on this trip I get the full Irish experience and do and see everything that I can before I leave. With learner in my top 5, I soak up everything that is said by our lecturers and tour guides and  I want to get as much as possible out of my site visits and classroom time. Empathy is something so incredibly important to me I can relate to the different sentiments of the Irish and understand why they made certain decisions during times of conflict. As a developer, I try to keep a positive outlook with all the ambiguity that the Irish revel in.

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