So, in the last few months, I’ve learned a lot about the hiring process for my company Go Live Hq. Overall it’s been a blast getting to meet new people, learn of amazing accomplishments, and different perspectives. Through the hundreds of applications I got to look through there were a few characteristics that definitely caught my eye. I thought it would share a few tips & learnings for those that are either hiring or looking to be hired. FYI, these tips may sound basic, but the *majority* of people did not do them, so I thought it might be worth mentioning.
1 - Articulate A Passion For The Mission Of The Business
I want to hire people that will love their job, and I’m guessing that a lot of other small business owners share that same desire. When people love what they do, it’s contagious. So, naturally I want to hire people that have a shared passion for helping people launch what they love. The people that really stood out to me personally, were those that mentioned a strong passion for branding, design, and helping others pursue their dreams. So, take some time to explain your shared passion for the heartbeat of the business you’re applying for.
2 - Specialize In Something
The people that stood out to me the most were people that had a specialization of sorts…data analytics, social media, writing, brand strategy, coaching or leadership, etc. It’s like they had an extra super power that they could bring to the table. So, get GOOD at something.
3 - Clean Up Your Public Social Profiles
As an online business in 2017, I want to e-meet the applicants and get a feel for how they would represent my company online to potential clients. To be frank, if a profile was protected or inappropriate I just moved on. So, make sure your socials are presentable if you’re applying for an online brand/company.
4 - Respond Quickly
When people responded quickly to our emails (like within a few hours) it communicated that this opportunity was a priority for them. Plus it gave me a taste of what it would be like to work with them on a daily basis. So, respond quickly!
5 - Send A Thank You Email
It sounds cliche, but getting a thank you email from someone that I had an interview with went a long way. To me, it showed that they were humble & appreciative, had a good time/and or liked the interview, were still REALLY interested in the position and respected my time.
BONUS!! We had several people create designed PDFs and even full blown password protected websites customized for Go Live. It was pretty impressive and it DEFINITELY stood out. I liked that kind of creativity and innovation! Hopefully this was helpful!