How to land the perfect opportunity with Trust Group Inc

How to land the perfect opportunity with Trust Group Inc

Graduation has come and gone, you have racked up 1000+ hours on Netflix, your graduation tour has come to an end, and now your parents are giving you the stink eye. “How’s that job hunt going little Johnny?” translates to, “When are you moving out and paying back all the tuition money I have invested?”.

Now is the moment you have been dreading since May, ADULTING! Why me? Why now?

Have no fear. We are here with helpful tips on how to land the perfect opportunity here at Trust Group or anywhere.

Tip 1: Make sure your resume is on point.

This does not mean you must learn graphic design, spray your resume with perfume or write a novel with everything you have done since the 9th grade. Do make sure you highlight your strengths, include relevant experience pertaining to the desired position, and focus on the results you can bring. Top key words that will stand out to our hiring team includes: communication skills, leadership, student mentality, and competitive drive. Double, triple, quadruple check for any typos and grammatical errors. Nothing will get your resume disqualified faster than these distractions.

Tip 2: Study up on the company.

Take the time to read up on the company and on the interviewer when possible. Learn as much about the company’s culture, history, and future goals. If the company is taking the time to interview you, make sure to return the favor by planning and preparing for the interview.

Know the answers to these basic interviewing questions:

  1. What attracted you to our company?
  2. What separates you from other candidates?
  3. What are your career goals?

Tip 3: Dress to impress.

If the job interview requires black tie and tuxedo, make sure you have your best penguin suit ready. Luckily for us and most companies, we only require business professional. You only have 30 seconds to make a great first impression; do not spoil your opportunity because you did not iron that shirt or too lazy to put on a tie. Look on the company’s website to gain a sense of the company’s dress code and culture. Some companies are very laid back and dressing trendy is acceptable. Rule of thumb, it is always better to be overdressed than under-dressed.

Tip 4: Timing is key.

If you are in the military or grew up in a military family then you are familiar with the saying, “If you are early, you are on time. If you are on time you are late.” This is also true in the interviewing process. But how early is a good measure? 10-20 minutes is a safe bet. This gives you time to find parking, locate the office, fill out necessary paperwork, and gives you extra time to ease the jitterbugs. If you know you are going to be late due to traffic, make sure to call and let the interviewer know. People do not mind negatives, they hate surprises.

Tip 5: A smile with that firm handshake please.

My dad always says, “You can tell a lot about a man by his handshake.” Is your handshake considered the hand crippler, the limp fish, or just perfect? Along with a firm handshake, make sure to smile and maintain eye contact. Body language is half of the communication process. Smiling and eye contact convey confidence. Whether you are interviewing for a sales position or not, candidates with excellent communication and interpersonal skills will stand out more to interviewers.

Tip 6: Be YOURSELF.

This will sound cliché, but we want to get to know YOU and what it will be like to have YOU on our team. Show us your personality. We are interested in getting to know you on a personal level, what drives you, what makes you tick, and if your personality will match our team dynamic. At Trust Group, we pride ourselves on our fun and energetic environment. We are not expecting a stand-up comedy show, but it is okay to laugh and fun during our interview.

We hope this helps during your job hunt. We understand it is a nerve wrecking experience and we appreciate each candidate’s time and interest in our company. As we continue to expand into various markets, we are constantly seeking top candidates who are driven, dedicated and entrepreneurial minded to grow personally and professionally within our business.  May you be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

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Keeping Up With The Trust Group

Keeping Up With The Trust Group

Sorry for the long wait since our last post. So many remarkable things have happened over the year so hang on tight as we get you caught up on the AMAZING year here at Trust Group.

Biggest news by far are the two assistant management promotions we had for Adam and Jacob. These two studs have worked so hard and have been such notable examples of hard work, dedication and leadership. Both will be expanding into new markets before the end of 2017 and we cannot wait to see all their upcoming accomplishments.

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With these two promotions, we have expanded tremendously and moved into our beautiful new office space. We now have a huge conference and training room, an ARCADE for our colleagues to kick back and play some foosball, Miss PacMan and old school Street Fighter. There is a putting green area to practice our swing and have coaching opportunity with our team. We hosted our yearly Operation Smile fundraiser back in May. We love raising awareness for this wonder organization and funding mission trips and surgeries to help children with cleft palate and lips.

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We traveled to Atlanta, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Lake Tahoe, Austin, Los Angeles and Cabos. Phew, that’s a lot of travelling. Yet we can hardly wait for our next big trip to Dominican Republic in October! Yup, you read that correctly, our management team will be soaking up the sun in beautiful Dominican Republic at the Hard Rock Resort.

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Of course we had a lot of fun throughout the year too! A team that has fun together, wins together: Maverick games, Holiday office party, kick ball, brunching and Top Golf to name a few. 16730609_653113361550613_8358804617758508030_n.jpg

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My internship with Trust Group was one of the best things to happen in my professional life.

 

Congrats to Averi Gibson for winning the top intern spot for 2016!

Averi will be graduating May 2017 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration.

Here’s what she has to say about her experience working with Trust Group this summer.

“My three month summer internship with Trust Group was one of the best things to happen in my professional life. The other employees are so encouraging and passionate about the opportunities that lie ahead. Leadership is intertwined in everything that we did in the office and in the field. I was nervous coming into a internship revolved around sales when I had no experience. One of the amazing things about Trust Group is that I didn’t need any experience but I was still able to excel and succeed. All you need is a student mentality and a drive to understand your opportunity. This internship helped me grow professionally and personally. I came out of the summer with twice as much confidence and half as many worries about what I would do after I graduate. Another thing that I loved about Trust Group was that I wasn’t treated any differently since I was an intern. I had to work just as hard and even got the opportunity to interview and hire! I was pushed to my full potential and I would recommend this internship to anyone looking for a rewarding experience! ”

We are so sad to see her leave, but know she’s off to accomplish great things and excited to have her back after graduation.

Jet setting across the country

One of the best perks working at Trust Group Inc is the travel opportunities.

Our top representatives, Jacob, was asked by our client to help with training for our sister office in Raleigh, NC. Who could turn down a free trip to such a cool city? Here’s what Jacob has to say about his experience.
1.) What was your favorite part about your trip?
I love simply seeing how much everyone in that office truly enjoyed the process! Proper expectations were set from the beginning, as well as emphasizing the importance of building relationships.
2.) What did you learn?
“What gets measured gets improved.” I thought about how professional and intentional that statement was and it taught me the importance of keeping track of all my numbers. Not just in the field, but with interviewing and training as well.
3.) How did the experience help you?
Since I started with Trust Group Inc. I have always been a part of a large office. So having the opportunity to be a part of a smaller office and watch how it operates truly showed me the importance of A) setting expectations all around and B) having and DISPLAYING a positive attitude in the office.
I saw how important it is to create a positive environment in a small office!
4.) What cool things did you get to do on your trip?
The guys up there were so hospitable and great to hang out with! I was always invited into someone’s home to watch the NBA playoffs or head to downtown Raleigh and checkout different restaurants and venues! I loved the whole experience both professionally and personally!

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