Your personality matters tremendously! Not only must you convince a prospective client that you can do the work, but you’ve got to show them that you are great to work with, too. One way I like to think of it is, would this person be fine with flying across the country with me on a business trip? Would the trip be pleasant? If yes, well done.
If you’re working on a project involving a number of people, you’ll have to navigate through all of their personalities and working styles. It takes some practice to identify the characteristics and roles that will help to complete a project effectively: you should work to be a team member that is reliable, has a good attitude, and frankly, doesn’t annoy the crap out of people.
The best work will be done when everyone is working fluidly -- one cog out of place can stall the whole process. Be the person who helps to move the project forward, not someone who holds it back by not doing what you should, or disrupting those that have it together.
Contribute positively and you will be remembered for doing so.
— with Ronnie Palejwala, Anna Thomas, Stephanie Schneider and Julia Costa atUndergraduate Marketing Organization.
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