One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned is the importance of seeing things from the other person’s perspective. I learned it on my first assignment in my first graduate job, when four weeks out of University I found myself managing a project, working on the client site, sitting next to my customer every day. Pretty daunting.
I had to understand what their key issues were very quickly: they were paying for my time by the hour and understandably, they wanted to see results. The approach I developed still serves me well now, 22 years later. So how does this apply to you? Can putting yourself in the other person’s shoes help you get a graduate job….? Continue Reading