How CEO for One Month Boosted My Confidence

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ceo for one month Can I be a CEO for One Month?

When I first learned about the CEO for One Month internship, I immediately told myself that I would not be a good fit. I’ve always been an introvert, so the thought of being in a head-to-head competition with some of the smartest people in the country literally made me want to vomit. I kept looking for other internships, but none of them seemed promising. I really wanted to find  an opportunity that could jump start my career, not just another gig where I go on Starbucks runs and deliver mail.

With a little help from my friends

While I was searching for something that would be a better “fit,” I could not get the CEO One Month program out of my head. I knew my chances of actually being chosen were slim to none and I knew that IF I were chosen, I’d be completely out of my comfort zone. With encouragement from some great friends and my family, I decided to take the chance and apply anyway. I am so glad that I did!

I went, I saw, I conquered!

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I ended up making it all the way to the boot camp, where I was indeed VERY uncomfortable…but in the best way possible. Competing in the CEO One Month boot camp made me grow as a professional and as a person. In just 5 days I conquered my fear of presenting in front of executives, mingling with strangers (seriously, I HATED to mingle before),  and yoga (don’t ask). The CEO One Month boot camp gave me the confidence and experience I needed to start interviewing for “big girl” jobs and it helped me sharpen my communication, problem-solving and time management skills.  I brought those skills into my new position as a Marketing Projects Manager.

Adecco Ceo Boot Camp Everbank Field Jaguars StadiumMy advice to you…

I want to encourage anyone who thinks they’re not outgoing enough, smart enough, or good enough to be a CEO, to go ahead and apply for CEO One Month anyway! You have nothing to lose and so much to possibly gain. If you’re one of the 6 people who are lucky enough to spend an unforgettable week in Jacksonville, you’ll be so glad you took a chance on yourself and got out of your comfort zone.

 

To put it simply, Apply right now. Go for it!

CEO for One Month participant, Bailey Harper tells her inspiring story.

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