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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:23 AM


We Need A "Team Mom"
That Says It All! Doesn't That Conjure Up Some Great Images In Your Mind? Anyway, Let's Expand On That Concept.

A Successful Hiring Coach Once Said That Before You Hire Someone You Should Ask Yourself "What Does The Successful Candidate Look Like" (And He Didn't Mean Physically!) So I'm Going To Ramble Off A Few Thoughts That Take Shape In My Brain As I Think About This Team Mom.

This Person Will Be, First And Foremost, A Genuine "People Person". All Of The Other Qualifications Combined Are Not As Important As This One.

Next, This Person Will Enjoy Meeting And, Eventually, Getting To Know Our Clients . . . And I Don't Just Mean Their Names!

Now, I Know That I Have Weeded Out A Lot Of People Already. That's Okay. Those Who Are Still With Me . . . Keep Reading!

When I Tell This Person That I Am Out Of Small Post-it Notes, I Know That She Will Have 3 Of Them At My Desk And I Won't Have To Ask A Second Time. When I Give Her A Task, I Know She'll Get It Done Efficiently. This Is A Person Who Never Runs Out Of Work. This Person Is Always Cheerful. She Never Says "But That's Not My Job". This Person Is Very Detailed-oriented. This Person Would Not Be Happy If Her Knowledge Of Microsoft Office Was Weak . . . She Would Want To Grow And Expand Her Skills And Would Not Be Shy About Getting In My Face About It. She's Not A "Yes" Person . . .but She Is A Team Player. She Has No Fear Of Coming Into My Office And Being Frank And Honest With Me . . . Or Any Of My Staff. But She's Never Rude, Pushy Or Inconsiderate When Doing It. This Person Loves To Answer Phones And Has A Great Phone Voice (She Even Sounds Like She's Glad To Talk To The Caller!). This Person Comes Into Our Rooms And Picks Up Our "Shredding" Piles Without Having To Ask. When The Copier Is Doing Weird Things She Deals With It Promptly. She Has High Energy.

When The Office Is Out Of , She Goes Out And Gets More (She Probably Wouldn't Even Tell Me She Was Going Out!) Keeping The Kitchen Clean, Taking Out The Garbage, Getting The Recycling Center To Come Get All The Shredded Paper, Etc., Etc . . . None Of These Are Daunting Tasks To This Team Mom! She's Confident, Happy, Full Of Life, Ready To Take On Whatever Comes Her Way, And Shrinks Back At Nothing. She Doesn't Just Water The Plants, She Talks To Them!

Okay . . . I Could Probably Go On And On And On . . . But, Hopefully, You Are Getting The Picture. Remember, I Have Only One Goal For This Ad. I Want To Spark The Right Person (Whether That's You Or A Friend Of Yours) To Respond Now. We Want This Person As Soon As Possible. We Are Open To Consider Part-time And Full-time Status.

Who Might This Team Mom Be?
This Person Might Be Someone Presently Working Somewhere But Not Happy. This Person Might Be A Professional In The Business Community Who Just Wants A Change Of Pace. This Person May, Also, Be A Mom Who Has Raised 4 Kids And Is Ready To Get Back Into The Workforce . . . Listen, If You've Raised 4 Kids Nothing Will Stress You Out And You May Have All The Characteristics I Described Above. So, You Can See That It's The Person I'm Looking For . . . Not Your Present Job, Or Lack Thereof. I Don't Care If You Have Decades Of Experience Or No Experience.

The Grand Finale . . . What Do You Need To Do?
Okay, I Sure Hope I Enticed Some People To Respond. If That's The Case, You'll Need To Know What To Do. By The Way, Please Feel Free Pass This Help Wanted Ad Around To Friends And Relatives!

First, Prepare A Simple Resume. It Doesn't Need To Be Pretty Cool, Flashy, Bizarre Or Anything Like That. The Simpler The Better. If You Are The Mom I Talked About Earlier, Then For "Work Experience" Put Down "I Raised 4 Kids For The Last 15 Years"! Believe Me, That's Work Experience!! And It Counts!

Second, Take A Single Sheet Of Paper And Put Your Name, Address And Phone Number At The Top In The Middle. Then, Skip A Couple Of Spaces And Tell Us Something About Yourself, Or Why You Want This Job, Or What Makes You Unique. . .honestly, All I Want From This Is A "Peek" Into Your Personality. If You Hand Write It, That's Okay, But Is Should Be Very Legible. Be Simple, Real And Direct In What You Write.

Third, Visit My Website At I Will Ask You About This.

Fourth, Take Your Resume And Sheet Of Paper And Send It To And Give My Office A Call At 803-764-2349.

Time To Say Good-bye (For Now)
I Just Know That The Right Person Is Out There. I Am Convinced There's A Perfect Fit. I Trust That Those Of You Reading This, If You Are Not That Perfect Fit, Give It To A Couple Of Your Friends To Read. Would You Do That For Me? Thanks. This Is A Great Community With Great People.
Ok, That's It. Thanks For Reading. We'll Be In Touch!

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