SHOW Them Why You’re the ONE for the Job–Put on your Creative Pants!
Every small company at some point is looking to hire office help. Here’s my story, and the lessons I learned. I put an ad on my local Craigslist for office help. In the ad I required applicants to send both a resume and a writing sample.
Anybody who sent both documents was automatically moved to the next round of consideration. We never even opened the files. The next round included a very lengthy questionnaire… We’re talking a total pain in the neck… The return e-mail was simply signed by my assistant with our web address. There were no other comments besides congratulating them for making the second round and asking them to fill in the questionnaire.
One of the questions, hidden in the middle of about forty others, was, “Tell us