Informational Interview I had the chance to interview Barry Smith the vice president for Taggart Construction and my head coach for the St. Lawrence Vikings men's basketball team.
Barry Smith has been working with Taggart Construction for 35 years now starting out in the company he was hired as a junior estimator.
Barry started out working in the office bidding jobs which he didn't like that's where he went to the President of the company asking to be out on the job field.
Being in charge of a crew and heavy equipment now he
began to love his
job just at the age of 25.
Barry educational background started from he went to the University of Ottawa for two years majoring in Civil Engineering although he didn't like it he later moved on to Algonquin College to study Civil Technology.
The biggest challenges I had when I was preparing for the interview was coming up with questions to ask Barry Smith
What I have learned in the meeting was how to have a conversation with a business professional in a business environment.
Being the vice president how is your communication skills with your employees was one of the main questions I asked Mr. Smith.
Listening, directing and facilitating to his
employees is at the top of his
list, I felt that this was important because it allows his
employees to have the confidence to bring their ideas to him for a better company.
I really appreciated and was very pleased that I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Smith
has a very busy schedule.
My Interview with Mr. Smith
opened my eyes on what it takes to be successful.
This was a great opportunity for me to keep working hard in class and one day soon be a president for a company.
Following the interview I sent Mr. Smith
a thank you card thanking him for his
time and patience with me.