Wednesday, May 24, 2006

One other deadline to meet

Another deadline I had to meet is handing out a package to some people and in return I had to get some document. This had to be done within two days and this is the fourth day. It is difficult to trace people.I understand that most people are always busy:attending one meeting after another.I have left voice messages and emailed on several occassions. With only few returning. I have even taken the initiative to walk to their offices. One thing I have learnt is that the harder I try to get the feedback, the more answers I get.I still need to check with Michele if the feedback they give me is the correct one.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Meeting deadlines

For the last three days I have been working on data collecting,capturing and output for Michele Wickham. It was not easy to meet the actual deadline because some people could not give us the actual data on the day we requested it.
What I found most interested about this task is that as you are working, you know when you want to achieve your goal and thus you become more motivated.
I can compare this with one of my previous work experience where I just worked without a deadline to meet. I found the work to be so monotonous and at the end I believe I could have lost my sense of responsibility and the sense of achievement.

During the achievement of our task I must admit I got a little impatient.This is actually one of my weaknesses-getting impatient if things do not go according to plan. But thanks to Michele, she understood that some people will not give us the data right away.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

One suggestion for Wits WOW programme

I know Jean Power asked us a long time ago about our suggestions to improving the Wits WOW programme. But I was just thinking yesterday about how wonderful it would be to have on line blogging from the companies involved. It would be an opportunity for them to talk about their expectations from interns and also share some of their past experiences with regard to interns.
I believe this will help future interns shape their career development .

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Work in recruitment

Part of the job that I do in recruitment is meeting candidates, working on lotus arranging interviews with agencies, candidates and the internal staff. I am loving it because it keeps me on my toes and I get to interact with people.
Today a man from library visited us and I took out a book to read more on human resource.