Crashing the AC&E: 40 Things You Should Do For Your Career Before You Turn 40
Marketing, Consumers CU
It’s almost that time again. The 2013 AC&E is approaching and the Cooperative Network and MCUL are searching for this year’s Crashers. What’s a Crasher? Young up and coming credit union professionals (generally under 30) selected to “crash” a credit union conference.
These Crashers are the future of the credit union movement. The MCUL and Cooperative Trust are dedicated to nurturing that future by offering Crashers the opportunity to network with credit union veterans, their peers, and conference vendors and presenters.
The Crashers were lucky to have a private session with Shari Storm, author and senior vice president at Verity CU. Shari shared wisdom gained by her own experience and that of her peers, the “40 Things You Should Do For Your Career Before You Turn 40”. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Become a competent public speaker.
- Memorize the proper use of there/their, your/you’re, and its/it’s.
- Shadow a branch teller, a call center rep and someone in your collections department for a day.
- Understand how your personality impacts others.
- Do something that leads to rejection.
- Learn the art of running a perfect meeting.
- Take a mentor out to lunch.
- Learn about managing introverts and extroverts.
- Protect your health.
- Memorize 20 key industry statistics.
- Pay attention to Filene, Finovate and Ron Shevlin.
- Never stop looking at your credit union through the eyes of a member.
- Climb a mountain.
Want to protect the future of your credit union? Know of any stellar young professionals at your credit union? Ask them to apply to Crash the 2013 AC&E at mi.trust.coop.
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