Med School Tutors Co-Founder and Executive Director Robert Meekins '06 shares his career insights, including what he looks for in a résumé.
This week’s respondent is Robert Meekins ’06, the co-founder and executive director of Med School Tutors, a tutoring and advisement organization that specializes in preparing students for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
What is the worst career advice you’ve received? The problem for me has never been getting/following bad advice. It’s just much more challenging to find really good advice. When you do, it can be priceless.
Which is more important: making money or loving what you do? Call me old fashioned, but I like both.
How much of your day do you spend on social media and what is your favorite platform? 45 minutes. I use Facebook almost exclusively and mostly for business.
What is the most important business trend of the decade? This is above my pay grade, but my eye is always on technological innovation. That seems to be the one constant all business owners need to embrace.
What has been your most embarrassing professional moment and what did you learn from it? Sending emails to the wrong people. In the frenzy of a busy day, be careful before you click send!
What makes a résumé stand out? If you’re applying to my business, be bold and take risks! Classic résumés are terribly boring.
What is the best way to pass time on a long commute? I like to take a moment to breathe and think. That tends to get lost in the shuffle.
Previous entries in the Ask a Mentor Series:
- Epic Records executive Scott Dimig ’06
- ABC News Radio Vice President and General Manager Steve Jones ’89
- Adelphi Career Center Assistant Director of Experiential Learning Bernadine Waller, M.A. ’10
- Private Wifi Social Media Manager Jillian Ryan ’07
- Caesars Entertainment Corporation Corporate Manager of Instructional Design Tara Rohloff-Bodine ’02
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