Madison, MS 39110

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Deavor Austin
Portfolio
Business Communication
M.W. 10-10:50
March 3, 2014
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Contents
Position Description and Letter of Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Résumé and Reference Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Current Transcript. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Biographical Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Personal Code of Ethics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Career Goals and Contingency Plans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Career Planning Guide (Assessment of Qualifications). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20
Interviewer Question with responses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Interviewee Question. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Interview Thank You Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Follow- Up Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Job Acceptance Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Job Refusal Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Background Information on Chosen Career. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Background Information on Two Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Can I Do With This Major? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29
Type Focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Certificates, Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Video Résumé Script. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Deavor B Austin
248 Woodland Brook Dr.
Madison, Ms.39110
(334)-830-9189
[email protected]
February 17, 2014
Mr. Jamison Thomas
Amira Nature Foods, Ltd.
29E, A.U. Tower
Boise, Idaho
Dear Mr. Thomas:
Amira Nature Foods has appeared as a top agricultural firm over years by my research of the
company. In doing so, I discovered that an opportunity in agricultural consultant is available
within your company. With a major in business, my education would insist me for the particular
duties of the position.
In fact, my major’s classes required me to practice and learn the skills required for your position
opening. Those skills include written and verbal communication, management skills, and legal
aspect skills.
As you can see in my résumé, I have experience in customer service and management. These
experiences taught me that customer service is key for any company because the customer is
what makes it function. Amira Nature Foods diversification is something that impresses me
considering the fact that this industry involves personal and individual attention.
My skills would be best demonstrated in an interview if chosen.
Sincerely,
Deavor B Austin
Deavor B Austin
Enclosure
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Deavor Austin
248 Woodland Brook Drive
Madison, Ms. 39110
(334)-830-9189
[email protected]
__________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a job in which I can exhibit my potential and knowledge of the skills I have
learned and a learning experience that will prepare me for a Business career.
EDUCATION:
Hinds Community College
Associates of Arts
Cumulative GPA: 2.7
Jackson State University
College Of Business (AACSB Accredited)
Bachelor of Business Administration
Cumulative GPA: 2.917
Raymond, Ms.
July 2012
Jackson, MS
May 2014
EXPERIENCE:
Fall 2012- Currently
Facilities Construction and Management
Jackson, MS
VARIOUS
-Closing out work orders for all the completed work done by the employees at
my job
-Making the Schedules for the contractors within my division for the
Contractors
Fall 2011
Hinds Post Office
Raymond, MS
CASHIER
- Selling Stamps and providing customer service to campus employees
-Taking cash deposits to account receivable
Summer 2011
Five Guys
Ridgeland, MS
COOKER AND SERVER
-Serving customers and preparing food
SKILLS: Interpersonal skills, Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), extremely fast
learner.
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Deavor B Austin
248 Woodland Brook Dr
Madison, MS 39110
(334)-830-9189
[email protected]
______________________________________________________________________________
REFERENCE LIST:
Mr. Tony Gines (601)-955-5008
DRA Health Services
CEO
Relationship (Mentor)
Mrs. Katie Carpenter (601)-857-3400
Hinds Community College
Postmaster
Relationship (Former Employer)
Mrs. Jamie Evans (662)-392-3367
Jackson State University
Supt. Administrative Operations and Services
Relationship (Current Employer)
Mr. Nicolas Hill (601)-979-2605
Economics Instructor
Business and Economics Advisor
Jackson State University
Relationship (Former Instructor)
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Transcript Data
STUDENT INFORMATION
Name :
Deavor B. Austin
Birth Date:
Apr 26, 1992
Student Type: Continuing
Curriculum Information
Current Program
College:
College of Business
Major and Department: Business Administration,
Economics, Finance & Gen
Bus
***Transcript type:WEB is NOT Official ***
DEGREES AWARDED
Sought: Bachelor of Business
Admin.
Curriculum Information
Primary Degree
Major:
Institution:
Degree Date:
Business Administration
Attempt Passed Earned GPA
Quality GPA
Hours
Hours
Hours Hours Points
57.000
54.000 54.000 54.000 159.00
TRANSFER CREDIT ACCEPTED BY INSTITUTION
Holmes Community College
Subject Course
Title
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105
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COMPOSITION &
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321
ENG
322
HE
311
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SUR-RECENT AMER
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Quality GPA
Hours
Hours
Hours Hours Points
12.000
12.000 12.000 12.000 45.000
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12.000
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Unofficial Transcript
20102012:
Hinds Community College
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ART APPRECIATION
GENERAL BOTANY
GENERAL BOTANY LAB
DIGITAL COMPUTER
PRINCPL
COMPOSITION &
LITERATURE
INTRO TO LEGAL ASPECTS
HISTORY OF
CIVILIZATION I
SURVEY OF U S HISTORY
FITNESS WALKING
BEGINNING ALGEBRA
INTERPERSOANL
COMMUNICATION
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COLLEGE ALGEBRA
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UNIVERSITY SUCCESS
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Attempt Passed Earned GPA
Quality GPA
Hours
Hours
Hours Hours Points
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53.000 53.000 53.000 147.000
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8.000
2.774
Unofficial Transcript
INSTITUTION CREDIT
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Term : Fall 2012
College:
College of Business
Major:
Business Administration
Student Type:
Transfer
Academic Standing:
Good Standing
Subject Course Campus Level Title
Grade Credit Quality Start
R CEU
Hours Points and End Contact
Dates
Hours
ACC
211
Main
UG
PRINCIPLES OF
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3.000
3.00
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Main
UG
ELEMENTARY
C
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Term Totals (Undergraduate)
Current Term:
Cumulative:
Attempt Passed Earned GPA
Quality GPA
Hours
Hours Hours Hours Points
15.000 15.000 15.000 15.000
39.00
2.600
15.000 15.000 15.000 15.000
39.00
2.600
Unofficial Transcript
Term : Spring 2013
College:
College of Business
Major:
Business Administration
Student Type:
Continuing
Academic Standing:
Good Standing
Subject Course Campus Level Title
Grade Credit Quality Start
R CEU
Hours Points and End Contact
8
Dates
ACC
212
Main
UG
ECO
212
Main
UG
MNGT
330
Main
UG
PSY
201
Hybrid
UG
SP
102
Main
UG
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PRINCIPLES OF
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MANAGEMENT TO
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GENERAL
PSYCHOLOGY
(HYBRID)
ELEMENTARY
SPANISH
C
3.000
6.00
B
3.000
9.00
B
3.000
9.00
A
3.000
12.00
W
3.000
0.00
Hours
Term Totals (Undergraduate)
Current Term:
Cumulative:
Attempt Passed Earned GPA
Quality GPA
Hours
Hours Hours Hours Points
15.000 12.000 12.000 12.000
36.00
3.000
30.000 27.000 27.000 27.000
75.00
2.778
Unofficial Transcript
Term : Summer 2013
College:
College of Business
Major:
Business Administration
Student Type:
Continuing
Academic Standing:
Good Standing
Subject Course Campus Level Title
Grade Credit Quality Start
R CEU
Hours Points and End Contact
Dates
Hours
ECO
211
Main
UG
PRINCIPLES OF
B
3.000
9.00
MACROECONOMICS
ENG
400
Main
UG
ENGLISH
F
0.000
0.00
PROFICIENCY
EXAMINATIO
MATH
221
Main
UG
CALCULUS I INDUST B
3.000
9.00
OR BUS
SP
102
Main
UG
ELEMENTARY
A
3.000
12.00
SPANISH
Term Totals (Undergraduate)
Attempt Passed Earned GPA
Hours
Hours Hours Hours
9
Quality GPA
Points
Current Term:
Cumulative:
9.000 9.000 9.000
9.000
39.000 36.000 36.000 36.000
30.00
105.00
3.333
2.917
Unofficial Transcript
Term : Fall 2013
College:
College of Business
Major:
Business Administration
Student Type:
Continuing
Academic Standing:
Good Standing
Additional Standing:
Dean's List
Subject Course Campus Level Title
Grade Credit Quality Start
R CEU
Hours Points and End Contact
Dates
Hours
ACC
423
Main
UG
INCOME TAX
C
3.000
6.00
ACCOUNTING
BPD
200
Hybrid UG
INTRODUCTION TO A
3.000
12.00
BUSINESS (HYB)
ENG
399
Main
UG
FUNCTIONAL
B
3.000
9.00
WRITING
FIN
320
Main
UG
BUSINESS FINANCE C
3.000
6.00
MKT
351
Main
UG
MARKETING
B
3.000
9.00
MANAGEMENT
MNGT
350
On-line UG
BUS COMPUTER
A
3.000
12.00
APPLICATIONS(ONL)
Term Totals (Undergraduate)
Current Term:
Cumulative:
Attempt Passed Earned GPA
Quality GPA
Hours
Hours
Hours Hours Points
18.000
18.000 18.000 18.000
54.00
3.000
57.000
54.000 54.000 54.000 159.00
2.944
Unofficial Transcript
TRANSCRIPT TOTALS (UNDERGRADUATE)
Total Institution:
Total Transfer:
-Top-
Attempt Passed Earned GPA
Quality GPA
Hours
Hours
Hours Hours Points
57.000
54.000 54.000 54.000 159.00
2.944
65.000
65.000 65.000 65.000 192.00
2.954
Unofficial Transcript
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COURSES IN PROGRESS
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Spring 2014
College:
College of Business
Major:
Business Administration
Student Type:
Continuing
Subject Course Campus Level Title
Credit Hours
BPD
325
Hybrid
UG
BUS COMMUNICATIONS
(HYBRID)
3.000
ECO
360
Main
UG
MATH FOR ECON AND
FINANCE
3.000
FIN
447
Main
UG
INVESTMENTS
3.000
MNGT
458
Main
UG
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
3.000
MNGT
472
Main
UG
MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP
3.000
MNGT
482
Main
UG
BUSINESS ETHICS
3.000
Start and
End Dates
Unofficial Transcript
Spring 2014 Community Service
College:
College of Business
Major:
Business Administration
Student Type:
Continuing
Subject Course Campus Level Title
CSSL
101
Main
CS
Credit Hours
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Start and
End Dates
10.000
Unofficial Transcript
Summer 2014
College:
College of Business
Major:
Business Administration
Student Type:
Continuing
Subject Course Campus Level Title
MNGT
333
Main
UG
Credit Hours
QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS
ANALYSIS
11
3.000
Start and
End Dates
MNGT
452
Main
UG
HUMAN RESRCE/PERSONNEL
MANAGEM
Unofficial Transcript
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RELEASE: 8.1
12
3.000
Biographical Profile:
Deavor Austin is from Thomasville, Alabama and he went to Thomasville High School
where he graduated in 2010. While at Thomasville High he was very involved in sports. He
played basketball, and ran track he won two Mississippi State High School Basketball titles
while there. After graduation, He then continued his education at Hinds Community College in
Raymond, Mississippi. He attended Hinds Community College for 2 and half years as a General
Studies major. He then graduated from Hinds with an Associates’ degree July of 2012. While at
Hinds, he received scholarships, honors, and job opportunities. He received job working in the
Hinds Community College Post Office while at Hinds.
Now he is am enrolled at Jackson State University as a Business Administration major.
He is classified as a senior with only a year of classes before he earn a Bachelors' degree. As of
now, he working is as a Work Aid employee at Jackson State University.
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Personal Code of Ethics
1. To be honest- Tell the truth no matter the situation because the truth will lighten your
heart.
2. Have integrity- the better of a person you are, the better an image you present.
3. Be responsible- Along with being responsible, truth from others follow.
4. Tell the truth- the value of truth is immeasurable, because without it, the world would just
be filled with lies.
5. Give credit where credit is due- With giving one credit, in return it will be given.
6. Be courteous- every act of kindness makes a difference in the life of someone.
7. Have respect- one of the most important things is to treat other as you wish to be treated.
8. Trust- trust is the building block of relationships we create in our lives.
9. Be harmonious- to live together and get along with everyone is a “delicacy” that we all
long for.
10. Don’t change who you are to please others- it’s not worth becoming a completely
different person simply to make other people happy because by doing so, you may be
making yourself unhappy.
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Career Goals
Jun-Aug 2014: Complete MS Agriculture and Commerce Internship for the summer.
Dec 2014: Graduate from Jackson State University with Bachelor’s’ in Business
Administration.
Aug 2015: Return to Jackson State University to earn a Masters’ in Business
Administration.
May 2017: Graduate from Jackson State University with Masters’ in Business
Administration.
June 2017: Work at Amira Nature Foods as a Farm consultant
Jan. 2046:
Retire from the USDA
Contingency Plan
Restaurant: If my plan of acquiring a job as a farm consultant
the restaurant business.
Retail: Or I will seek a higher position in retail.
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is derailed, I plan to go to
Career Planning Guide
The following planning templates will guide you in collecting, compiling, and
analyzing information needed to assess your marketability.
Assessment of Qualifications
Complete the following assessment to identify your key qualifications as they
relate to a job of your choice.
Self-Assessment
• What kind of person am I? Am I dependable, energetic, a good time
manager, a leader, and so on?
I am all these and more, as a resident assistant I was always depended on
by the residents. Also as an officer in Alpha Beta Gamma, I had to be a
leader.
• What are my aptitudes? How are my quantitative, verbal, mechanical, or
problem-solving skills?
I am aptitude toward math which leads me to be very quantitative. As far
as verbal, I speak clearly and my voice carries. I’m think critically when it
comes to problem solving.
• What are my achievements? Have I excelled in grades, extracurricular
activities, work, and so forth?
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• What are my interests? What kinds of courses, activities, reading, and
leisure do I enjoy? I love playing sports and I am very fascinated by history
and wanted to know it.
• What is my education preparation? What is my major, minor, special
training, or skills?
I am a Business Administration major with Interpersonal Communication,
Microsoft Word and Excel, and Mathematical Skills
• What work experience do I have? What full- or part-time jobs have I held?
I worked as a post office employee at Hinds community college, and I
current work as an employee for Facilities Construction and Management at
Jackson State University.
Career Analysis
• What type of career is it? Is it a “pressure occupation”? Do hazards exist?
Is travel expected?
Farm Consultant, yes traveling is expected.
• What preparation is necessary? What are the academic, training, and/or
professional requirements?
Must have a Bachelors’ in Business and be certified.
• What rewards does it offer? What is the standard salary? What
opportunities exist for advancement? What are the fringe benefits?
Depending on the percentage change of your client and their salary, and also
the revenue they make off of whatever product they distribute.
• What is the future for the field? Will it likely expand or contract? Will it be
strongly influenced by technology? Will political or governmental
influences be significant?
Will continue as long as farming exist, and if farming continues expanding
more agents will be needed.
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Job Analysis
• What are the specific duties and responsibilities?
An agricultural consultant or adviser, like any consultant, is a professional
problem-solver. They offer support and solutions to their clients to ensure
their business or enterprise is running as efficiently and effectively as
possible
• Do my personal characteristics seem compatible with the specified duties
and responsibilities?
Yes
• Does my education satisfy requirements for the position? Would I be
willing to continue my education?
Nope working toward it now.
• Are my experiences directly related to the job's specified duties and
responsibilities?
Yes
Interview with a Career Person
• When did you become interested in this field?
College freshman year in Fall 1996
• What do you see as an ideal preparation for entry?
Two things, creative mind and quantitative background.
• What was your first job in this field?
Management Internship at Kroger
• Do reasonable opportunities for advancement exist?
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Yes
• Does the field have potential for growth? Discuss.
Yes, yes because their always I unanswered question out there.
• What tasks do you perform on a typical day?
Teaching, research, and service
• What do you like best about your career?
Working with students
• What do you dislike?
Working with students
• What is your advice to someone who is considering entry into this field?
To pursue it, try it out!
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COMPANY/JOB PROFILE TEMPLATE
Compile the information gained from your assessment qualifications to
prepare a company/job profile for a job of your choice.
Position
Skill
Company/Job
Requirements
Education
Bachelors’ in Business
Certification
USDA Certification
My qualifications and
Needs
None, need 20 more credits
None
General knowledge Contract negotiating
None
Intellectual skills
Know your customers and
I farmed and also assisted people in
knowledge of your environment. their farming techniques a majority of
my life
Computer skills
Some experience required
Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Movie maker
Great verbal and written skills
Communication
skills
Interpersonal skills Needed
Great verbal skills
Management skills
Main requirement
Managed a group of my peers on a
team project
Work environment
Offices and sports arenas
none
Work style
Fast pace
none
Ethical standards
Must be honest with players
Very honest
Salary range
varies
None
Very interpersonal
Travel and overtime A lot of traveling with clients
none
Career path
none
None
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ANALYSIS OF MARKETABILITY
Using the information gathered from the assessments of qualifications and
the company/job profile, generate a list of key qualifications with supporting
evidence from your education and experience.
Key Qualification
Experience and
Accomplishments
Support
Portfolio Contents
Identify an item that you
Briefly describe what you did believe will showcase each
(the experience) and use
key qualification listed.
concrete terms to discuss
how well you performed
(accomplishments).
1. I worked as a resident Experience: This could
assistant, and I perform give me experience with
the job to the best of my working with people and
ability.
managing.
2. I was a member of M.O.X.
3. I was Officer in my Business
Honor Society.
Resume Section
Accomplishment:
Experience: It helped me Resume Section
be a public figure and
taught me how to show a
professional image.
Accomplishment:
Experience: It helped me Resume Section
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become a leader.
Accomplishment:
4. I received the Grady Sheffield Experience:
Scholarship
5. Was selected to Who’s Who’s
of Among Community Colleges.
Accomplishment:
Showed my hard work
inside the classroom.
Experience:
Accomplishment:
Showed my hard work
inside the classroom
along with my influence
on campus.
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Resume Section
Resume Section
A. Interviewer question with responses:
1. What is your greatest strength?
Some of my strength are my mathematical skills along my ability to converse anyone. Also I
have great analytical skills.
2. What is your greatest weakness?
Sometimes I may tend to procrastinate.
3. How do you handle stress and pressure?
I actually handle stress well and I will not crack under pressure because I always go into a
task or job with a mindset of organizing with reduce stress in some sense.
4. Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it.
When I was a Resident Assistant as mentioned in my résumé, we were required to develop
programs for residents on campus. So began planning an educational program where
residents discussed daily issues and ending up promoting it with a result of a 100
participants.
5. How do you evaluate success?
I evaluate success by happiness. I say happiness because I feel one must be happy in life to
feel success. Because some can have an 8 figure bank and be un-happy and depressed. Also I
evaluate it by integrity, because without integrity you don’t have anything.
6. Why are you leaving or have left your job?
I left my last employer because the position required you to be a student and I graduated.
7. Why do you want this job?
I want this job because I’ve been around sports all my life, and I love meeting new people.
8. Why should we hire you?
Because I will bring hard work and integrity to your company. Along with the ability to be
assigned any task and get it done quickly and correctly.
9. What are your goals for the future?
Start off working in your company and being promoted off hard work. Then later opening
up my own company.
10. What salary range are you looking for?
I’m looking for the salary in the range of 75,000 to 85,000 yearly.
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A. Interviewee questions :
1. How do you see this position contributing to the success of the organization?
2. What do you think distinguishes this company from its competitors, both from a public
and employee perspective?
3. Does the company offer continued education and professional training?
4. How can I best contribute to the department?
5. Can you please show me some examples of projects that I’d be working on?
6. Are you most interested in a candidate who works independently, on a team, crossfunctionally, or through a combination of them all? Can you give me an example?
7. Who would be my manager, and will I have the opportunity to meet him or her?
8. How do you see me as a candidate for the job in comparison with an ideal candidate?
9. Do you have any concerns about me or about my qualifications that may prevent you
from selecting me for the job?
10. What is the next step? When do you think you will be making a decision?
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Mr. Jamison Thomas
Amira Nature Foods, Ltd.
29E, A.U. Tower
Boise, Idaho
Dear Mr. Thomas
After talking with you the other day, meeting other agents, and meeting some major clients. The
thought of joining your company as an agent excites me dearly. Thanks for taking time to show
me your company.
While meeting with you, we discuss traveling as an agent, and I stand by statement that I would
travel to any destination no matter the season. I would travel anywhere to manage a client or
negotiate in any meeting.
Now that you’ve informed on how your company operate, I must say I’m completely confident
that I can contribute to your company by bringing knowledge and energy. Please let me know
your decision as soon as possible.
Sincerely,
Deavor B Austin
248 Woodland Brook Dr.
Madison, MS 39110
334-830-9189
[email protected]
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Mr. Jamison Thomas
Amira Nature Foods, Ltd.
29E, A.U. Tower
Boise, Idaho
Dear Mr. Thomas:
I interviewed with you on February 5, 2014, and I did not have Bachelors, which was a
requirement for your prestigious sports management position. Now I am excited to say I received
my Bachelors, in Business on May 5, 2013.
I am very interested in working for your company so I am hoping this information can give me a
better chance at the sports management position.
Sincerely,
Deavor B Austin
248 Woodland Brook Dr.
Madison, MS 39110
334-830-9189
[email protected]
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Mr. Jamison Thomas
Amira Nature Foods, Ltd.
29E, A.U. Tower
Boise, Idaho
Dear Mr. Thomas:
I’m thrilled to accept the consulting position at the starting salary of 86,000 yearly.
Enclosed are the required forms included in your job acceptance email. Also I’ll be available to
start on Monday, November 11.
The thought of joining your prestige company is exhilarating. Thank you for giving me
opportunity, and I’m looking to be a great contributor to your company.
Sincerely,
Deavor B Austin
248 Woodland Brook Dr.
Madison, MS 39110
334-830-9189
[email protected]
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Mr. Jamison Thomas
Amira Nature Foods, Ltd.
29E, A.U. Tower
Boise, Idaho
Dear Mr. Thomas:
Thank you for your kindness during my interview last week. I’m honored that you’ve chosen me
for the sports management position that was discussed in the interview.
I received an identity job offer while searching. Because the location of the company was my
desired location, I have accepted their job offer.
I genuinely appreciate you for interviewing me. Thank you again for your consideration.
Sincerely,
Deavor B Austin
248 Woodland Brook Dr.
Madison, MS 39110
334-830-9189
[email protected]
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Background Information Chosen Career:
Farm Consultant
An agricultural consultant or adviser, like any consultant, is a professional problem-solver. They
offer support and solutions to their clients to ensure their business or enterprise is running as
efficiently and effectively as possible. Clients may be:
•farmers;
•growers;
•landowners;
•conservation organizations;
•public bodies;
•other agricultural businesses in manufacturing and services.
Background Information on two companies:
Midwestern Bio Ag
In the 1980s, four gentlemen from diverse backgrounds came together to form a company that
has since changed agriculture. Gary Zimmer was a farmer, teacher, and agricultural consultant.
Don Gilbertson was a farmer with military organizational experience. Fred Kurschner was a
businessman with a strong background in agricultural marketing. And Don Faber was a
businessman who’d traveled the world and believed in the concepts of agriculture.
Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency traces its beginnings to 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression. A
wave of discontent caused by mounting unemployment and farm failures had helped elect
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who promised Americans a "New Deal."
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Management
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Types of Management Include:
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Entry-Level/Management-Trainee
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Supervision of Employees and Operations
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Project Management
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Team Management
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Information Management
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Operations Management
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Middle Management
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Top Management
Employer
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Nearly every type of organization across industries offer management positions
including:
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Banks and financial institutions
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Retail stores
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Restaurants
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Hotels and other facilities
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Service providers
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Healthcare organizations
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Manufacturers
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Software and technology companies
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Educational institutions
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Local, state, and federal government
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Nonprofit organizations
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Self-employed
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Be prepared to start in entry-level management trainee positions or corporate
rotational training programs.
Information/Strategies
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Gain related experience through internships or summer and part-time jobs.
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Work at a retail store or restaurant; advance into an assistant manager position.
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Get involved in student organizations and assume leadership roles.
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Demonstrate a strong work ethic, integrity, and a sense of independence.
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Take courses in a secondary specialty such as marketing or information systems to
increase job opportunities.
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Learn to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people and to work well on a
team.
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Develop strong problem solving skills.
Personality Test Result
General Description:
ENTPs are creative thinkers who see many ways of getting things done and logically
analyze how different choices might turn out. They are curious, wanting to know what
else besides the routine approach might work, and they are flexible, always willing to try
something new. They dislike regular routine and find themselves constantly pulled to
new adventures before they've finished their old ones. They have an almost supernatural
ability to accurately analyze people and events; they are visionary leaders. ENTPs can be
persuasive speakers, able to communicate a vision more easily than others.
Summary of Careers
ENTPs enjoy trouble-shooting and the challenge of solving complex problems using
creative approaches. They dislike routine and become bored quickly if they don't need to
be imaginative and creative. They are at their best in the initial stages of projects, and
they would rather "plant the crop than harvest it." In other words, once the conceptual
problems are solved, they lose interest and it might be best for them to hand the
situation over to someone else to finish. Careers that respect these traits include
photography, writing, engineering, computer sciences, research sciences, entertainment
and law.
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They
often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of
rules.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership,
and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority,
Recognition and Social Status.
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Video Résumé Script:
Hi! My name is Deavor Austin and my objective for this video resume is to secure a position in
Agriculture Business with the opportunity for advancement. I am currently a Business
Administration senior enrolled at Jackson State University. My educational background consists
of three semesters at Jackson State University where I earned a 2.9 GPA. Also I transferred from
Hinds Community College, where I had a major in General Studies, and earned an Associates’’
degree along with a 2.7 GPA. Moving on to my experiences, I worked as a work study student at
the on campus Post Office at Hinds Community College. I was there from October 2010 until
May 2012. As a post office employee I mainly, organized papers, answered phones, and sold
stamps. I left because I graduated and the position required the employee to be a student.
Currently I am a work aid employee, and I have been working in this position since August
2012. I also have general knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. Thanks for
watching my video, if you are interested just contact me with the information in the bottom
corner.
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