This semester sure has flown by! Hopefully, you’re all doing well and classes are going well. While you are wrapping up plans for spring break, keep on the lookout for some of our experiences coming up this month!

— Your Domain Staff

Maintenance Tips

Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? For questions on utility overages, please call City of Columbia utilities at (573) 874-2489.

With the colder weather, you’ll be using your heater more, so be sure to be energy conscious. When adjusting your thermostat, make sure your fan is on the auto position; this will help to reduce your utilities. You can push the hold button on your thermostat so the temperature stays constant. Also, make sure to close and lock all windows before leaving your apartment if you had them open.

If something is broken, please feel free to contact us. Maintenance requests can be submitted online through your resident portal at https://domainatcolumbia.com/residents. Please provide as much detail as possible to assist our maintenance techs in completing your work order as quickly as they can.

Reminders:

Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call the on-call service at (573) 214-2323, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.

If you are staying in town for spring break, get fit and remember to check out our 24-hour gym, Fitness On Demand, movie theater, and game room.

Don’t dread the move! We still have spaces available for the 2019–2020 year! Call the office today to find out current rates and information about renewing your lease for next year. Be sure to check your calendars for the experiences planned for this month! If you have any ideas for events you might like, please let your Community Assistant know.

Soft Skills Make a Difference

A positive attitude and the ability to look someone in the eye while giving a firm handshake can truly set two very similar candidates apart in the job process. In this day and age of hiring and recruiting, we’ve been hearing a lot about soft skills, or people skills, when describing a candidate’s interviewing and hiring process. These are the skills that basically allow you to get along and interact with others in a work and social environment. Your ability to evaluate and hone your people skills should be part of your job prep, just as you ensure your resume is clean and typo-free.

An employee should be able to communicate, listen, share ideas, and interact with people (sometimes difficult people) in a way that demonstrates professionalism at all times. During the interview process, while your resume is showing your credentials, you are inherently demonstrating your soft skills. It takes constructive thought to be the person you want to be in the workplace. It doesn’t just happen by chance — it happens via thoughtful awareness, informed actions, and respectful engagements.

The skills of success, such as being adaptable, being positive, having a willingness to assist, and conveying a strong work ethic, are arguably more important than any degree or credential.

For more success tips and resources from Campus Advantage, visit CareerSuccessPortal.com.

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