The HR team at Lilly wrote this guest post about how to stand out in your internship or first job with Lilly. (The advice is great and applicable to really any internship or first job!)
We receive tens of thousands of resumes for full time and internships every year. So you landed the job, but how do you stand out?
We have such a great leadership team in place at Lilly. They are eager to teach, mentor and develop young associates. That being said, we are a culture of “doers.” No one is going to hand hold and tell you exactly how to do your job and get noticed. It is up to you to stand out!
Be aware of company culture– Lilly has a great company culture and set of core values. As an intern or recent hire we saw the spirit of our culture in you during the interview process. Now is your chance to really immerse yourself into our day to day environment and embody those values.
Be Proactive– You should be anticipating what is going to come down the pipeline next and be ready to step up, get involved and bring in good ideas.
Always be prepared– Go to your meetings with a pen and paper. Take good notes. You never know when a senior leader is going to stop by your desk and see how it is going and want to know what you are working on (trust us- they will stop by and check in on you!).
Think outside the box– Our President once said “I never want to hear you say ‘this is how it was done in the past so that is how I am going to do it.’” We want you to think outside the box and always challenge yourself to one up yourself on the projects from year to year. So don’t be afraid to speak up in a meeting with an off the wall idea! You never know if your crazy idea for a college recruiting program will turn out to be a company initiative if you don’t speak up 🙂
Communication– You have to have solid communication skills! Whether it is presenting, having a conversation with co-workers or sending emails, if you want to be taken seriously you must be able to communicate effectively.
Network internally– Spend time getting to know other departments and line managers. Send an email or meeting maker for a coffee chat or lunch. Come prepared with good questions to help give you prospective of how their department fits into the cycle of business.
It’s October and you know what that means… Time to bring out my bring out the compilation of my greatest hits. Cute Halloween costume ideas…. Which is your fave? 🥂 Annie and Hallie from The Parent Trap 👑 Mia Thermopolis and Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi Princess of Genovia 📚 Rory Gilmore 🎀 Samantha Parkington (The American Girl)
Taken on a much sunnier day ☀️🕶️ I used to think I could live somewhere gloomy and rainy, but… after this bout of clouds, downpours, and overall gloom, I’m realizing I wouldn’t last a week. #tuckernucking
I was so excited that @MyMyrtleBeach invited me to come play pickleball with them! I am obsessed with pickleball and had a blast playing at City Pickle, right here in NYC. We brushed up on the rules, practiced some dinking, and got to play a few rounds of the game– it was the perfect way to spend the day because everyone plays at the beach! #ad
I loved watching The Parent Trap growing up and still do to this day. It is one of my go-to comfort movies… There’s so much I love about it: the cast, the soundtrack, and (of course!) the wardrobe. We all have a little Annie James and a little Hallie Parker in us! I’ve always been drawn to Annie’s style, but love the carefree nature of Hallie’s. #parenttrap @nmeyers #tuckernucking
The British brand @me_andem is now available in the US! If you are on the hunt for beautifully tailored, quiet luxury pieces for your wardrobe, you have to take a peek. The clothing is the highest quality and feels designer, but since they are direct to consumer, they don’t have the typical designer markup. The brand follows what they call “The Three Fs”: flattering and functional, with wear-forever appeal with each piece they create checking all three boxes! #meandem Shop my head to toe look with @shop.ltk! https://liketk.it/4j8Hg #liketkit
I`ve been looking forward to cooler temps and fall activities.... and the outfits that go along with them! @saksoff5th is having a sitewide sale now through 9/24– save an additional 25% OFF orders $150+ with code ITSON (excluding select brands and products) The perfect time to stock up on pieces for your fall and winter wardrobe. @CollectiveVoiceHQ #ad #SaksOFF5th
Wearing vs styling an outfit with a bump! I feel so much better when I’m wearing something cute (dress well to feel well maybe?)… I’ve been fighting the temptation to wear comfy clothes while pregnant though! So far I have found blazers and cardigans an easy way to dress up my second trimester bump, especially as we enter fall.