Interview and Senior Capstone Experience

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1. Senior Capstone Experience - Week 7 Discussion

Assess your self-talk for a few hours. Write down all your negative comments and then list your positive ones. Would you say you are more positive or negative in your approach to life and its challenges? Share examples. I strongly believe that my most negative comment would be the fact that I am a perfectionist. I just always have to have things go my way. If things do not go as planned, I see myself as a total failure. I tend to exaggerate the importance of insignificant events, such as a small mistake. On the positive side, I never take blame that belongs to other people. I am very sincere and straight-forward. I always motivate myself by remembering good feelings or events that come with a certain action/activity. I always make sure to keep myself happy by assuming things are going well, until I learn differently. I definitely feel that I try to stay on the positive side to life and its challenges. Yes, it does frustrate me at times, but we cannot spend all of our time dwelling on the mistakes or on the “what could have been’s.” We need to see these obstacles as just what they really are: bumps on the road and keep moving on.

Write down two traits important for success in a job. Of these, state whether you display them on a daily basis. If not, what plan do you have for improvement? Self-confidence is important in order to optimize success in virtually every job. This is especially true in such occupations as sales or service where the employee is as crucial to the customer experience as a product or service. Confidence helps an employee set high goals and work past rejection or tribulation. Employees that take accountability and responsibility for their actions are more likely to seek self-improvement and to address mistakes and weaknesses proactively. Excuse-makers are an annoyance to managers because they commonly fail to correct mistakes and are less concerned with...
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