Mrs. Nebraska’s Insights on the Importance of Preparation

by Modis on August 21, 2014

At Modis, we’re proud to have a dynamic group of colleagues within our company. Amanda Reinert is a Resource Development Manager in our Omaha branch, and she’s also Mrs. Nebraska 2014. Next week, she’ll be traveling to the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tuscon, Arizona, to compete for the title of Mrs . America

Mrs Nebraska Amanda ReinertAs she prepares for the big competition, she’s provided her insight on how her career as an RDM with Modis has helped her prepare and vice versa. Her tips on preparation are applicable both on the stage and in the workplace. Best of luck at Mrs. America, Amanda!

The motto that I use when preparing for the Mrs. America competition is very much the same that I use as a recruiter with Modis: Failing to plan is planning to fail. I think that this sums up both my preparations for the competition and my professional life nicely. As a recruiter, our success is based on our level of organization and being prepared-whether that is a call plan, preparing for a meeting, prepping a candidate for an interview or just planning out your goals for the day — the key to success as a Modis RDM is to be prepared.

I believe these same principles shape the way that I have gone about preparing for the biggest competition of my life. There are 3 portions of the Mrs. America pageant: Interview, Evening Gown and Swimsuit. All of them require an immense amount of focus, time, energy and preparation.

For the interview portion, I have to be prepared by brushing up on current events, know my platform organization inside and out so that I can answer any question that may be thrown my way. Topics range from politics to opinions on social issues such as divorce and how to raise children to general questions about my community service activities.

In evening gown, it’s all about being prepared to have that spotlight on me with hundreds of thousands of eyes. My gown has to be tailored to fit perfectly, and I have to practice walking in those glorious heels that will take me from 5’1” to 5’6”. I have to be confident, poised and prepared.

Last but certainly not least – the swimsuit portion. I believe the importance of preparation here goes without saying: You are in a swimsuit and heels on stage for thousands of people to see! Along with that comes hours upon hours at the gym, healthy eating and of course more practice in those heels.

The winner of Mrs. America will be given this job and opportunity for two reasons: she is the most confident in herself and who she is, and because she was the most prepared. Competing against 51 other outstanding women is all about being mentally strong, confident and above all – PREPARED!

Prepare for Your Success

Mrs. Nebraska Amanda Reinert is one of our many successful Modis colleagues. When our people do their best, we do our best to recognize them in return. Interested in a career at Modis? Learn more about us and our open positions today.

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Tong October 29, 2014 at 1:03 am

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