High Potential Student Program Brief Meeting with João Taron
By FelixWehmeyer on Jul 17, 2012
Hello all, my name is Jon and I currently work within the Marketing department at General Business (Oracle Spain). Hereafter, I would like to convey my thoughts about the brief meeting we had with João Taron, Vice -President of Oracle Iberia.
First of all, I would like to personally thank João for sharing his working experience with us since we have recently started working for Oracle and our willingness to excel in every field sometimes doesn´t allow us to see the big picture, however this important advice enhances our business perspective and of course, our professional career path.
I loved the energy and dynamism brought by this outstanding speaker. It is advisable to know yourself and your environment first in order to set clear objectives on the future. This is how our chat started, explaining IT trends and of course Oracle´s business strategy and it’s organisational model. Finally, he gave us some hints about how we should face our professional challenges in the corporate world, this is the pivotal part of the meeting and something I will expand on.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Is it worth a life without risks?
This question made us think for a while since it is not easy to reach objectives, nevertheless, we should take reasonable risks to accomplish our final goals.
Nowadays we are not only learning new hard-skills but improving our soft-skills and the latter one plays a vital role in our career paths, which is why we should boost these skills to eventually become highly qualified managers in the future.
At last, I would like to highlight “self-confidence” as essential in our career development. João´s words on this topic were simple but smart which conveyed an idea I would like to share with you. He stated the following “it is mandatory to work on self-confidence first to be ready for negative feedback so we could eventually develop professionally”. Reaching our objective is not easy, therefore, we may need a mentor that will help us sharpen our skills. If we extrapolate this advice to our personal life, I am positive we will become better professionals and human beings.
In conclusion, it was an outstanding opportunity to meet our Vice-President and also listen to his important advice to become more efficient and competitive workers in the near future.
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