How to Find Your Beeline to Job Success

Rhona Bronson
<b class="credit">Manuel Baice Ceneta/AP</b>Ansun Sujoe, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sriram Hathwar, of Painted Post, N.Y., co-champions of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Manuel Baice Ceneta/APAnsun Sujoe, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sriram Hathwar, of Painted Post, N.Y., co-champions of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

This past week was the culmination of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Regardless of where you live in the country, you'll likely hear, read, or see newscasts of local competitors, as well news of this year's winner. Actually, this year, for the first time in 52 years, the bee declared a tie and awarded the championship to two amazing spellers.

Why write about a spelling bee in a jobs blog, you ask? Believe it or not, there's much to learn from the bee. For one, it's someone's job to administer the bees. In my past post as the marketing director of The Bergen Record newspaper in North Jersey, my team and I were responsible for administering the North Jersey spelling bee, one of the feeder regional bees to the national Washington D.C. event. Here are lessons I learned in coordinating 10 years of spelling bees.