When I first applied to Chillibreeze, I thought that I would go to work, do PowerPoint formatting, go home, and that would be it.
If that is what you expect to do in Chillibreeze, then let me stop you here, you will never be a right fit for the company.
Don't delude yourself into thinking that being a talented graphic designer, and having passion for and loving what you do, will make you an excellent fit for Chillibreeze.
Yes, all that is important, but if you are not willing to learn, be innovative and grow along with the company to develop yourself, then you will never fit in here.
I don't want to scare you! Come with me as I take you along on my journey, thus far, with Chillibreeze. You will then understand why I said all that I did!
In my final interview round, when I was asked, "are you willing to go the extra mile for the benefit of the customers and the company?" I replied that I would do my best. However, I did not know what that would entail.
Little did I know that in Chillibreeze, going the extra mile is not only delivering top-notch work but also learning and growing each day. Not only for the benefit of the customers and the company but in equal measure for our own growth and of those working closely with us.
I remember my first few months in Chillibreeze; we had multiple sessions to learn more about the company's culture and values.
These sessions enlightened me and helped me look at work from a whole new perspective. I always held a notion that work is a means to an end. I never thought it meant anything more, or that it could contribute to me as a person.
I can humbly say, before joining Chillibreeze, I was naïve and had little knowledge of the purpose of work.
The work culture at Chillibreeze was such that I learnt pretty fast. I started to learn the value and the importance of work.
I began to find a purpose in whatever I do. There has been a marked change in my attitude. Now, I question and understand the ‘why’ before I approach any work.
I was challenged to speak up in meetings; a requirement that drove me to read books. The books I read help me develop my ability to understand various issues. As I read I am challenged to think critically, be self-directed, be purposeful, and the result of all this is that I value my work at Chillibreeze a lot more.
There were 18 of us when we first started our PowerPoint training sessions at work. Now there are only five of us left. It is not that the other 14 team members were not good at PowerPoint, they were very good, in fact, maybe even better than the four of us. However, what they lacked was the ability to bring in that extra dimension that Chillibreeze expects. Be warned! Work at Chillibreeze is anything but mundane!
Those who dropped out did not have the spark that the company looks for. It is a must at Chillibreeze to put in hard work to achieve a greater goal and not just settle for mediocrity.
If I did not work hard and challenge myself each day, I would not be here in Chillibreeze today.
Opportunities will be given to you, and it is up to you to seize those and make the best use of the resources you get.
If you want to be a part of the company to grow and excel in your role, you cannot afford to be complacent and laid back. You need to set a goal for yourself to work hard for it. And, keep resetting that goal every time you reach it! You will end up with better versions of yourself with every goal you reach.
That, in a nutshell, is what you should expect from a career with Chillibreeze. A better you. Everyday.