BACK TO SCHOOL
Ok, so those of you who read my blogs know I have a real problem with Christmas lights left up year round. There is another pet peeve of mine you may not know about which brings me to the subject of this post.
I run a pretty tight ship. I am a lean and mean business. I handle all Consultations and Redesigns. The occasional full service Stages; I get help from my hubby and a few friends I trust. I have no full time employees. I recently brought on a marketing partner on a commission basis, that's it.
On a regular basis, I get emails from job hunters. Individuals who are looking to either intern with my company or get hired on as full time employees. Nearly all these job seekers seem to have one common trait....They can't write proper English or put together a well constructed, properly spelled and non redundant paragraph. Yes, that's right....HORRIBLE GRAMMAR!
As Real Estate Professionals know, first impressions are everything in this business. The scene that hits a prospective buyer when they walk in a front door...the image you present to prospective clients on first meeting, your business cards and your ability to communicate professionally all determine where you will end up in this business.
Now I'm no snob, I don't mean everyone who wants to work for me has to speak or write perfect Queen's English. I don't. However, I do expect that any employee or representative of my business be able to communicate in a professional and coherent manner. I may not be hiring now, but I will be in the future. Any person who cannot communicate professionally will not be on my prospect list. I know I am not alone in this method of weeding through the chaff in today's job market.
The lack of professionalism in today's world of business communications is to me a sad reflection of what our public schools and universities are no longer teaching. Effective communication skills and professional etiqutte are no longer the linchpins of a good liberal arts education. I do digress as this would be a blog topic in itself!
So you want me to hire you...Go back to school.
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