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Hello my name is Laurent (Maurice) Gaertner. It?s my second time I asking you something. The first time you gave me a good
writer (Writer?s Username: Writergrrl101 ). If possible, I would like the same writer for this paper.
I want to apply for a company called "General Electric?. But I have some problems answering 4 questions. Below you can see what I already wrote.
I would like you to organize, to structure, to correct and to put eventually some of your ideas (if you think it is needed) in my answers. It?s important that the answers are well structured, professional, no mistakes. Try please not to use the same word in one paragraph. But please don?t change the main ideas of my answers, you can change the stucture, the language, add things,? Sometimes I write my grades of exams in a european way (for example: 82%), please change that in american grades. (Maybe it?s ?high distinction? ?) I gave you also my CV, you don?t have to correct it, it?s just information for you. Please do the best you can, it is very important for me, thanks.
This is the job I am applying for, you can use it for the answers (if you think it is needed):
Maintaining high levels of global success depends on hiring and developing exceptional finance professionals.
The Financial Management Programme (FMP) is GE's entry-level training programme for high potential individuals seeking a Finance career. As an FMP your various job assignments, course work, and interactive seminars will equip you with the exceptional technical, financial and business skills needed to succeed. Throughout your training you will gain hands on experience in financial planning, accounting, operations analysis, auditing, forecasting, treasury/cash management, commercial finance and Six Sigma quality.
We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, intelligent, driven people with a high level of integrity, who enjoy working towards common goals in a team environment. We consider an inquisitive approach to be constructive and invite our finance professionals to take a risk by challenging standard thinking. We are results orientated, performance focused and passionate about winning and we expect the same qualities in the people we hire.
? An intensive 23 month programme of 4 rotational assignments.
? Hands on experience may include:
financial planning, accounting, operations analysis, auditing, forecasting, treasury/cash management, commercial finance and Six-Sigma quality.
? Combines coursework, job assignments and interactive seminars to equip you with exceptional technical, financial and business skills.
? Lead by senior GE professionals/mentors.
? Superior academic achievement and leadership roles on and off campus.
? Demonstrated analytical approach to problem solving, strong team and communications skills.
? Fluent English
plus fluency in at least one other European language.
? Must be geographically mobile within Europe.
A person who did this FMP training said, (you can also use it for the answers):
My best memories of FMP come from my training seminars. Every couple of months, you meet FMP's from other businesses for classes
, tests and presentations. The seminars gave me the opportunity to visit many European cities plus make friends all over Europe.
During the FMP, you experience different management styles and acquire strong accounting and finance skills. Living and working in different countries also gives you the multi-cultural experience you need to become a finance leader within GE.
Once I graduated the FMP, I decided to take a finance job, becoming a balance sheet and cash flow analyst for Medical Systems in France. Now I have moved to the UK, where I am a Six Sigma Black Belt (internal quality consultant) working to improve finance processes in Europe.
I have been off program for 2 years now and I get to teach finance classes
for FMP's which is very rewarding and a great way of keeping in touch with the FMP community. ?
CV(resume): Laurent (Maurice) Gaertner
A motivated team player who would enjoy the challenge of working for a renowned institution. Well travelled and with a working knowledge in five languages, suited to a multi cultural environment.
1997-2002 V.U.B. (Free University of Brussels)
Licensee in Civil Electronic Engineering, specialising in Telecommunications (Graduated with Distinction)
Thesis: ?Simulation of an ADSL-modem with MATLAB-Simulink? (Grade obtained: High Distinction)
2003 (4 months) Estudio Sampere & ISLA (Madrid & Barcelona, Spain)
Spanish intensive courses
2002-2003 (6 months) CET, The University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
2002 (7 months) Eleven 11 (Antwerp, Belgium)
Belgian Diamonds company
? Wrote a specific program to facilitate the company?s accounting
2000-2002 (2 years) The Millenium Prophets (Brussels, Belgium)
Private Investment Club
? Key role in portfolio performance tracking as well as organising monthly investment meetings for the members
2001 (1 months) Telindus (Leuven, Belgium)
International telecommunications company
? Wrote a program to use a sampler as an oscilloscope enabling the company to test modems.
1995-1997 Hanoar Hatzioni (Antwerp, Belgium)
International Youth Organisation
? Responsible for organising youth camps
? Overseeing weekly activities for approximately 250 youngsters
Dutch bilingual mother tongue
French bilingual mother tongue
Visual basic, Java, C++, Pascal, MATLAB-Simulink, Excel, Powerpoint and Microsoft Office.
Those are the 4 questions I ask you to correct, structure, add things if you think is needed,?
1) Why are you applying for a role in your chosen area? (Demonstrate your suitability for the position(s) sought.)
I am hereby applying for a entry-level position for the Financial Management Programme. There are several reasons why I?m applying for this training programme.
The first one is that I would like to start my career in the finance sector. In September 2002, I graduated with honours in Civil Electronic Engineering from the Free University of Brussels (V.U.B). Although I really enjoyed my studies, I feel that my personality is more suited for the finance sector. During my studies I was often confronted with highly complex mathematical and IT problems which I enjoyed resolving. I see the FMP as an opportunity to combine my strong analytical skills with interaction and communication with people which I see lacking in a job in the engineering world.
The second important reason why I really would like to participate in the FMP is the unique opportunity offered of travelling in different parts of the world and hence to be exposed to different cultures and working environments. I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel to different places including spending 6 months in Australia, where I took Business English classes
at the University of Sydney and 4 months in Madrid to learn Spanish. Moreover French being my mother tongue and having studies Dutch and Hebrew at School gives me the advantage of speaking five languages.
The third reason for my application is because I really like the idea of working and learning at the same time. I have a friend that graduated from the FMP in 2002 and told me about the intensity and leadership oriented program that the FMP is. I have hence a very realistic view of what to expect as an FMP. I realize there is a lot of work involved and I would be excited to join such a fast pace environment.
**(you can add something about the good trainings they are offering
in the third paragraph, ?As an FMP your various job assignments, course work, and interactive seminars will equip you with the exceptional technical, financial and business skills needed to succeed. Throughout your training you will gain hands on experience in financial planning,?? ) or something that the person said about this program: ?My best memories of FMP come from my training seminars. Every couple of months, you meet FMP's from other businesses for classes
, tests and presentations. The seminars gave me the opportunity to visit many European cities plus make friends all over Europe.... ?)
2) GE's working environment is very dynamic and requires individuals to strive to achieve their stretch objectives. Describe a challenging occasion, which required your persuasive skills and ability to organize people in order to reach a successful outcome.
During my childhood I was an active member of an international youth mouvement in Antwerp. When I became older, I was elected in my first year to manage a group of 40 children and after a very successful year I was elected to become the leader of the whole movement (around 250 people). Activities occurred on a weekly basis as well as a winter and summer camp of around 3 weeks each. Weekly activities consisted of both sports as well as educational meetings. My role consisted of guiding the respective leaders in the activities they were transmitting to the youth and ensure that the children (aged 7 - 16) were both getting enjoyment as well as educational activities. Moreover I was responsible for the accounting within the movement including ensuring that proper allocation of funds for the various activities was done. My role consisted as well of being the intermediary between the leaders and the parents and ensure that parents knew they were leaving their children in good hands. Operationally I had to put a lot of time as well for the bi-yearly camps that took place including finding the place, organize a good timetable and take care of the security issues.
Part of the tradition is for the oldest group to go for a 6 week trip to Israel. It is a very old and important tradition of the movement. It is an opportunity for the children to visit Israel, to meet members of the movement from different countries and to receive a leadership training in order to become leaders the following year.
The year when I was responsible for the movement strong opposition existed from the parents to let their children go due to security problems in the country. I was confronted with a huge dilemma because on the one hand I wanted to keep the extremely important tradition on the other hand I could understand the parents concerns. The way I approached it was to have several meetings with a private security in Israel. We put a comprehensive plan together on how we would avoid the dangerous areas and why we thought it would still make sense for the children to go. We consequently organized a meeting with the children, the parents, the Security Company as well as people that know the country very well and laid all the facts to the parents. After long discussions we managed to convince the parent for the trip to take place, which resulted in a big success.
3) 'Every person, every idea counts' is one of GE's corporate values. Give an example of when you worked as part of a team to overcome a difficult situation. What was your contribution to the team and what was the final outcome?
In February 2000 I created with some friends of mine an Investment club. We all put the same amount and together decided on shares we would buy and sell. We organized for a professional to come to speak to us on a monthly basis to teach us about the stock market and basic economical principles.
On one occasion we had a big dilemma. Half of the group wanted to buy shares of ?Lernhout and Hauspie? with the other half being opposed to it. I was part of the people who absolutely didn?t want to buy those shares.
But I had a problem to convince the other half of the group. My arguments were not strong enough. One of our group members had done economical studies and knew a lot about stockmarkets. Unfortunately he was very shy and didn?t had a strong charisme, so he didn?t give his opinions often. And when he gave them, people didn?t listen to him. I thought it was a pitty because he was the one in the group that knew the most about this subject.
I spoke with him about this problem and finally I could convince him to prepare a presentation with me, where we explained why it wasn?t a good idea to buy those shares. We gave this presentation together. Fortunately we could convinced the majority of the group, not to buy the ?Lernhout and Hauspie? shares. A few months later this company went bankrupt.
4) Please include any awards, achievements, representative honours, certificates, courses, and skills relevant to your application
One of the achievements of which I?m the most proud of it, is my final work (thesis) at Free University of Brussels (VUB). My task consisted of making a ?Simulation of an ADSL-modem with MATLAB-Simulink?. It was a really hard task that consisted of two parts; first I had to understand perfectly the internal working of an ADSL-modem, and secondly to know how to use in the best way, the programming languages MATLAB and Simulink.
As a first step I red a lot of books and articles about the ADSL-modem, met some important specialist to ask questions, among others a professor in the Catholic University of Louvain that wrote a lot of articles about the subject.
As a second step I went to Holland in order to meet people of ?The Mathworks?. It is the actual company that created the programming language ?MATLAB-Simulink?, they organised some training and consulting about their products. They helped me a lot for the understanding of their programming language.
Afterwards I worked a lot on my own and got finaly the best result of the class
**(I don?t know how to change 82.5% in American grades?)
An other important achievement for me is when I succeeded to get to the second round of the ?Flamish Mathematics Olympics?.
I was only 17 years old and was passionated by the Mathematics, I insisted greatly with my teacher to participate in the Mathematics Olympics although I was only 17. He agreed and helped me with the application. I studied a lot for it and finally succeeded to be the first of my school, so I could participate in the second round of the tournament with the best students of Mathematics in Flanders.
After my Engineering studies in September 2002, I had a dilemma as I had several options in terms of studies and work opportunities.
It was a difficult decision to make, but I finally decided to save money and to travel alone around the world in order explore other cultures and meet different people. Moreover I saw in that as well a great opportunity to improve my English
I studied at the University of Sydney where I met people from all over the world with whom I travelled around Australia afterwards. I consequently decided to study Spanish in Madrid in the ?Estudio Sampere? school. It wasn?t easy in the beginning because my Spanish was really basic. The first week when I arrived in Madrid I put a lot of announcements in the University Complutense to find Spanish people that wanted to improve their French, English
or Dutch in order to be able to make an exchange of languages. We spoke 1h French and then 1h Spanish. Thanks to that I met a lot of interessant Spanish people that became friends afterwards and improved very fast my Spanish without incurring great cost.
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