As a business owner, one tends to swing between two axes: you’re either “not busy enough” or you are “too damn busy.”
Being “not busy enough,” that’s a bad problem to face. Demand is soft. The pipeline is weak. You may make short-sighted decisions to either boost your appeal or, to keep costs low so you can get through the lean times.
Being “too damned busy” is a classic example of a “good problem to have.” But it’s no less a problem.
In our own business, it’s a safe bet that we could have added a coupla extra “000,000′s” to SHIFT’s ledger this year if we’d been able to attract more quality employees, in a more timely way. We turned away quite a bit of business. For a growth-oriented company, that’s a problem we’d like to fix!
If you are reading this blog, it’s a safe bet that you respect me and/or the work you’ve seen or heard about at SHIFT. And if you are reading this blog, it’s a safe bet that you have discriminating taste! You’re insightful and savvy, but don’t take yourself too seriously. You like to kick ass on the work front then kick back with a beer. Mmm. Beer.
So why not apply for a gig at a place you’re likely to love working at, now that we are hiring at all levels? We need Senior VP types. We need Account Executives. We need Account Coordinators. We need Account Managers. Etc. Can’t hurt to have a little chat, right? No harm in that. Are we on the same page? Good: now go check out a full list of open positions!
And tell your friends.
Posted on: September 21, 2011 at 11:31 am By Todd Defren