When Keiko Borkenhagen joined the Support team, cries of Yippee sounded through the office. Excited to have someone new to play work with, we treated Keiko to our New Employee Q&A. Read on to learn what our new support specialist says about happiness, Mondays, lunch, and job interviews.
How does your personality round out your team?
I love to help people, which is core to what Support does. I’m also very easy-going and willing to help out in any way I can, and I think this will help as our team works to meet the needs of a growing business.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Laid back, foodie, helpful.
Your idea of happiness at work is ….
Enjoying the team I work with and the belief that the work I’m a part of brings meaningful benefit to others.
What’s your strategy for Mondays?
A favorite vacation spot?
Hood River, OR. Great water sports, camping, hiking, beautiful views, great restaurants, wineries and breweries. We go there a few times a year.
How do you beat boredom?
Read a book, call a friend that I need to catch up with, bake some yummy goodies!
What’s your favorite lunch?
Right now I would say a Caribbean roast sandwich.
If you could have any other job, what would it be?
Teach kids how to bake and cook (totally different, I know!)
What music are you listening to these days?
I listen to talk radio a lot, but I like Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Switchfoot, and Coldplay.
Favorite or most-used LP feature?
I think it’s cool that you can email comments or documents to a task, or email a new task to a project. It makes it so easy to communicate and keep plans up to date!
Three tips for anyone interviewing for jobs right now?
- Write out the questions that are commonly asked in interviews, write down your answers, and practice repeating your answers out loud.
- Be ready with specific examples from your career that highlight your successes and challenges.
- Always, always, always have questions to ask. Even if most of your questions have already been answered, be ready with some unique questions!
Your personal work motto?
Have a good attitude, and be a team player.