Novogradac & Company LLP Speaker Meeting

Updated: 2 days ago

Post Published: May 13, 2019

Name: Novogradac & Company LLP Speaker Meeting

Date: May 9, 2019


Presenter: Brittany Rodriguez, Recruiter

Contact Info: brittany.rodriguez@novoco.com/ 562-256-2322

Topic: Landing the Job of Your Dreams


Before the interview:

● Resumes

○ Resumes don’t get jobs, people do! Avoid internet depression

○ One page for students, include your GPA, use bullet points, use numbers

to quantify accomplishments, power verbs - controlled, developed,

administered, etc.


● “30 second commercial”: who are you & accomplished

● Interview checklist

○ Extra resumes

○ Portfolio and a pen

○ Cash and change for parking

○ Know where you are going ahead of time

○ Allow for traffic and plan to arrive early

○ Enter office 5 minutes early - no more

○ Stand in the lobby, never sit


During the interview

● Body language

○ Never lean back / cross your leg


● Small talk

○ Plan ahead of time what you want to talk about during down time

○ Don’t shoot yourself in the foot

○ Choose topics that help sell you


● Do’s and don’t

○ Do’s: listen, clean up social media footprint, research the company,

research the people meeting with you

○ Don’t: be late, dress for a date, sell too hard, dominate the conversation,

be rude to the receptionist, wear any fragrance


● “Do you have any questions for me?” - have questions prepared and written

down

● Know your value


After the interview

● Say thanks - follow up (always send a thank you letter/email)


Building your career

● Promotion to senior

○ Finishes client work on a timely basis

○ Makes few repetitive errors

○ Able to perform work efficiency (low write-offs)

○ Train new staff, communicate with staff, delegate work

○ Able to identify and communicate issues to manager

○ Professional communication with clients


● Get the credentials + build a strong network

Internship: Jan - March (full time), do audit + tax, no travel during intern

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