If you don’t know Flo from the Progressive car insurance commercials, you might not watch enough T.V. The kooky yet delightful television personality has invaded our lives with 30-second informative yet humorous commercials explaining the benefits of “choosing progressive.” Yet Flo can also provide good career advice! Check out the tips below:
Don’t Be Afraid to Share Your Ideas
Many of Flo’s “customers” are weary at first of Progressive insurance. Yet Flo puts their minds at ease by explaining what Progressive can offer them. She shares what she knows in a respectful and compelling way that allows her customers to eventually trust her. This same idea can be used when working with coworkers, clients, or employees. Don’t be afraid to speak up if problems arise, but make sure to remain professional. You are more likely to get a suitable solution to your problem when you approach it with a clear mind and courtesy to all parties involved.
Be Willing to Try Something New
In one instance in particular, Flo barters with a hairdresser to try a new hairstyle if she will, in turn, try Progressive. Although the outcome was less than desirable for Flo, she was willing to try something new in order to get a result she wanted. In the workplace, the same concept can be used. If you come across a problem that you can’t seem to fix, try a different approach. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Don’t be insane! Be willing to think outside of the box.
It’s All About the Attitude
You can tell Flo loves her job. This attitude is one of the reasons she is so well liked. Having a positive outlook is essential to not only a productive work day but also for landing the job you want. During the interview process, be courteous and attentive. Smile and nod to show an interest in your interviewer and don’t be afraid to create small talk. We want to get to know you! Putting your best foot forward could mean the difference between being unemployed or employed.
Keep Going – Even When Times get Tough
In each commercial, Flo is continually overcoming obstacles to convince people to switch to Progressive. Yet her perseverance and go-getter attitude usually lead her to success. The same mindset can be used when job searching. We know it can be stressful and sometimes discouraging. But don’t give up! Hang in there, and don’t forget to:
• Call the company after one week to follow up.
• Send a thank you note after an interview – even if you didn’t get the job.
• Reach out to your recruiter. They are here to help you!
Flo might just be a fictional character on our televisions, but at WorkBox, we genuinely commit to partnering with you in your job search. Our recruiters are expert networkers who specialize in manufacturing, industrial, warehouse, and office support careers. Don’t hesitate to contact us today and become a winner in the job search game!