Tagged: job offer

November 26, 2011

Giving a Job Offer – Make the Candidate Feel Like a Winner

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When your people feel like winners they’re happier and perform better.

When I graduated from business school in May 1999 I was killing myself to get a job in the dot com industry.  I landed an offer with Amazon.com.  I was ecstatic.

But the cash part of the offer was very low.  Given living expenses and student loans it would be tough to make ends meet.  I asked for more money.

The answer was a blunt “No, this is the offer.  Take it or leave it.”

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July 10, 2011

Recruiting a Star: Leave Nothing to Chance

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Mr. Hieu wants YOU to join our team!

Last week learned again that I am not yet a recruiting Jedi.

I’ll tell you the story.

But first, a few thoughts about why recruiting is such a big deal.

Your team (and mine) is only as good as the people that work in it.  And, since it’s your team that generates results (not you),  your ability to recruit great people and match the job to their strength zones will determine a HUGE part of your success as a leader.  Get the recruiting thing right and you can afford to make a lot of other mistakes that might otherwise sink the team.

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