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Career Track Coaching Minute – Bujeta Vokshi

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Jim  0:11

Hi, welcome to Career Track Coaching Minute. My name is Jim Frisch, where we help young adults find meaningful careers through a coaching process.  And once a month, we bring you insights from highly successful business people by asking them a few questions. And my goal is to help young adults with tips when they start their career.  So first of all, I guess we’re lucky to have as our guest Bujeta Vokshi. Thanks for doing this on Saturday afternoon.

 

Bujeta  0:45

Thanks for having me.

 

Jim  0:47

Believe it or not, Bujeta and I, we’ve worked together.   Probably six, seven plus years. And she put up with me for seven years. And so Bujeta is currently the VP of People Operations at CompetiScan. And what she does is, she’s a strategic business professional, who provides leadership in People Operations, Business Growth, talent acquisition, and human resource development. And so right now, a lot of kids are graduating from college and so my first question you would be what advice would you give to a graduate coming out of school?

 

Bujeta  1:30

Yeah, absolutely. Thanks, Jim. You know, I graduated a couple years ago, I don’t want to say the year but so, you know, the workforce today obviously looks a lot different than when I first started in my career. A while back. But I think that, you know, generally speaking, there are three things that will remain the same back then and now, and that will help you as a new graduate that the dream job and do well in it. And those three things I, you know, I call them the tenacity you just keep being really there. You know, kind of working hard and understanding the business as a whole, not just your role.  Like what the company’s doing; what are the different departments; get more information.  Learning from all the department, not just yours, they’ll help in whatever role you’re in. The second one is, you know, having the will.  The will to show up on time, work hard, you know, there’s skills you can learn, a good manager or supervisor can teach you all of that. But if you don’t have the will, that’s something that no one can teach you. So kind of train yourself to have that will and be there. Be there really fully. And then the third thing was just being resilient. A lot of things that will happen throughout your career.  Kind of stand your ground (assuming you’re right) and stick around and everything passes you know hard times in good times, but stay resiliant. Just you know, keep your head on.

 

Jim  3:23

Awesome. Those are all great. I love about tenacity, resilience and even you know, if you think about what you started your job, how would you expand expanded your skills by trying different jobs.  Yeah, so that was awesome. Then the other thing you could share is, you know, with your success, if you could talk about maybe one or two habits that have helped you in your career.

 

Bujeta  3:54

Yeah, I mean, there is a lot of habits and I think as you grow your career you’ll learn specific things to help you be successful in whatever job you switch within the company, or if you get a new job.  I think what has helped me personally is to stop, and not listen to the noise. What I mean by that is life, in your personal life and at work will constantly throw you a curveball or two.  That’s just the way things are.  That’s just life.  So being able to manage and stay on top of it, and not instead of those curveballs send me kind of stay strong and let those curveballs actually help you move forward and become stronger. You’ll always come out stronger and winner if you’re able to do that.

Another habit, because I can I feel like one is not enough, too that’s for me. Is to just build your network. I’m sure you hear that time. Not everyone says this. But what I really mean by this is stay in touch with people.  Wheteher it’s from school, or from your previous jobs, and always stay in good terms, you know, in the HR field. And I’ve seen a lot of relationships, break. So what I mean by staying on good terms, is that although that’s hard sometimes you know, there’s going to be people that you don’t necessarily want to correlate, or you don’t want to be around your workforce, or your personal life. But what I do is the people that don’t help me grow, I just kind of just that aside. So try to not do that because the world is really small and everyone ends up knowing each other. So don’t burn bridges, stay in contact, same network. And I think that’s, you know, that’s kind of that’s my number two.

 

Jim  6:04

Right. Those are those are two great ones. And I appreciate your time here on a Saturday afternoon. I hope everyone got some value out of that. Till next time. Thanks so much.

 

 

 

 

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