How does one remain motivated to sustain a forward-looking mentality? In fact, what is motivation to begin with and what triggers motivation? Personally, I believe motivation is a factor of three variables, which I like to refer to as the “3 P’s:” people, persistence and the end product. Motivation, simply put, is the aspiration of an individual to do and/or achieve something. It is the craving that you feel in your mind and body when you lust for something you really want to accomplish. It is what makes you feel restless at night as you think about that one thing you want to achieve. I want this blog post to serve as a reminder to both you and I to never give up hope or lose confidence in our abilities and aspirations to achieve certain goals. Remember, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
This year’s recruiting season, as with the case of many others, was very competitive. I personally met numerous outstanding candidates from a variety of universities across the country. As you can imagine, thousands apply and only a fraction of those get hired. However, one thing to keep in mind and what I like to personally believe is that everyone is a winner at PwC, regardless if you landed an offer with the firm or not.
Recruiting season has officially begun! This is probably one of the most exciting times of the year for PwC and obviously for students and recent grads. Many students have asked me over the past several weeks how to stand out amongst the competition. My answer is simple. Invest in your personal brand. Sounds complicated? Not really! Your cover letter and resume is a representation of your brand printed on paper. The more effort you put into your resume and cover letter now will pay great dividends in the long run! Trust me, I used to detest spending endless hours scrutinizing each and every word on my resume, but I managed to get through and here I am doing what I do best, helping you! Read on for my personal set of tips and tricks to help make your application to PwC this fall stand out from the rest of the competition!
Congratulations! You are one step away from working with one of the largest accounting and professional services firm in the world. What keeps you from this monumental achievement in your career is the final stage of the recruiting process: the interview. Most students, if not all, find this to be the most intimidating and challenging ordeal faced in the recruiting process. Scratch that. I can guarantee you that it is the easiest and most comforting step in the process.
It is that time of the year! Resumes are being scrutinized and cover letters are being perfected. Personal business cards are being printed by the 100’s and emails are being sent out to PwC reps by students to make that final impression before they attend recruiting events on campus. Attending these events, in my opinion, is one of the most essential part of the recruiting process. This blog post is a must-read for those students who are going to be networking with PwC representatives on their campus in the near future! Read on to find tips and tricks to refine your networking skills so that you succeed at the upcoming recruiting events/information sessions at your university!
About my blogs
I started my blogging career as the National Recruitment Blogger for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and then as a Motivational Blogger for the Canada Pakistan Professionals Association (CPPA). You will find a wide array of the blogs I have written to-date centralized on this website. I hope you enjoy reading them!