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As a resource to all current and prospective students, Allied Schools, Inc. has developed this blog to provide relevant information to students, job-seekers and professionals alike. Use this blog as your "career guide," turning to Allied Schools for industry updates, career trends, and job search advice. We thank you for visiting!

Career Guidance: Don't Be a Character – HAVE Character

Have you ever heard the old adage: "Your word is all you have?" It's true. What good is anything we say or do if we don't have the trust and respect of others? Building character is like setting the foundation of a house; brick by brick we firmly plan ourselves in society, gaining the trust, respect, and responsibility we deserve. No matter what career we choose to embark upon, whether it's medical, real estate, or business, we need to present ourselves as stewards of society.

Recent ethical scandals have placed a black cloud over the business community. Shareholders and employees alike look to their management with skeptical eyes. We have been forced to think that all management is out for themselves. This is not true. For every bad corporate manager, there are a thousand great ones.
Present yourself to your future employer in the light that you would like to be seen in.

Interviewers are looking for ethical and responsible employees who take the welfare of their company and coworkers seriously. When in an interview don't act like a character and present yourself in a foolish manner; have character and prove to your interviewer that you are a highly ethical employee who follows the rules, takes the welfare of the company seriously, and is dedicated to being a good example for the team.

When you first introduce yourself to a manager be sure to look them straight in the eye and say hello. Thank them for the opportunity to interview with their company, and show them that you are a serious contender for the job. Take your interviewer seriously and they will take you seriously. When asked to explain who you are and what you do, tell them you are a highly ethical professional with experience and dedication in your field. Prove to them that you consistently present your team and managers with the highest level of integrity and believe that your professional standards are as high as your personal ones.

Character counts; build your career on a foundation of dignity and trust and it will last a lifetime.

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