This is the know-how for entrance of the newcomers of SK gas
Show your biggest strong point.
- ㆍName : Jong-Hee Yu
- ㆍEntrance : Jul. 2009
I would like to say that having diverse experiences bestows a powerful advantage. The knowledge acquired through experience creates a positive attitude and engenders confidence which can bring a sense of satisfaction and help you gain the recognition of the people around you.
How would you define your work (job)?
The SKMS Team studies SKMS(SK Management System), the driving force and the biggest asset of the SK Group, and I endeavor to establish SKMS throughout the company. In addition, our team is carrying out PR and branding activities for SK Gas as well as social contribution activities to make the world a better place.
Tell us what you did during your school days or employment preparation period and how this is related to your current work?
For 3 years at university I worked in ‘The University Life’, an English newspaper, as a reporter and chief editor. What I learned during that time – how to write articles and communicate well – and the people I came to know are very helpful now for my PR work. Especially, I am the designated photographer for company events and I do that with confidence thanks to my photo-taking experience and knowhow which I accumulated while working as a reporter at university.
Do you have any useful tips for successfully gaining employment?
I would like to say that having diverse experiences bestows a powerful advantage. The knowledge acquired through experience creates a positive attitude and engenders confidence which can bring a sense of satisfaction and help you gain the recognition of the people around you. During my university days, I did 15 different part-time jobs such as at an event company, a wine bar, a restaurant, and a private institute as an instructor. I also did more than 8 extracurricular activities including chief editor of the university English newspaper, university cameraman for the Joongangilbo Daily, and USA Summer Camp Counselor. I also did more than 400 hours of volunteer services in the Vietnam Overseas Volunteer Corps, delivering food for solitary senior citizens and children of families without parents, etc. The experience that I acquired in such diverse activities has given me a powerful advantage not only in gaining employment but also in my life generally.
Can you talk about any interesting episodes in the workplace?
My name sounds a bit like a woman’s name and it does not match my very manly face and it often makes for interesting moments. When I began to work for the company as a new employee, I said, “How do you do? I am Jong-Hee Yu.” Some people looked a little surprised and were disappointed that I was a man, not a woman, and said, “Uh? You are a man?”
When do you feel that your work is very worthwhile?
After entering the company, I realized one again the strong power of compliments. I think a compliment is like magic potion which makes us feel valuable and gives us a sense of achievement. It is not so easy sometimes to gain a sense of satisfaction in our work as we can often fall into a dull routine. However I have personally experienced the power of compliments.
How did you prepare for the job and how did you try to ensure that the job interview was successful?
There may be various factors which can determine success or failure in job interviews, but I think the core factor is whether or not you can highlight the ‘one thing’ among your numerous strong points. If your strongest point is your ‘smile’, then you should keep practicing in order to be able to show your ‘killer smile’ to the interviewers even during the tense interview. If your strongest point is your ‘sense of humor’, then you should be able to make the interviewers chuckle even in the heavy atmosphere of the interview room. If your strongest point is ‘much experience’, you should prepare impressive instances of your experience. Showing your biggest strong point is the key to your success in passing the entrance exam.
What advice would you give to those who want to become part of the SK family?
I believe that the values of ‘passion’ and ‘sharing’ make SK and SK People more brilliant. In SK, those who face challenges with passion and ambition are acknowledged and those who share their things with others with a warm heart are respected. If you can display confidence, passion and a warm heart in your life, you are already among the SK People.