Q&A: Meet Keiko Borkenhagen, LiquidPlanner’s New Support Specialist
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.