Why would you want to work for me?

I wrote a blog post several years ago asking the question, “Why would you want to work for me?” At the time, we were looking for some top-notch talent for our team. I received a lot of positive feedback, but the market was not at a place where there was a lot of great talent available.

In recent months, I have seen a lot of great and talent people back on the “job search.” As someone who is always looking for great opportunities and people (especially salespeople), I’d like to share that blog post with you — and maybe, just maybe you would want to join our team.

Why would you want to work here?

You wouldn’t work for me.
Our company places a high value on teamwork. Dave Ramsey said, “Employees arrive late, leave early and steal while they are there.” We don’t have employees here. We have team members. We work together, helping each other to reach the goal.

We do work that matters.
Some people go to work everyday, only to go home and wonder if what they do means a hill of beans. At our company, we are here to serve. That means we only do things that will help improve our community, our economy, or our world. Our main purpose to is inform, educate and inspire the community to greater things. Advertising with us is geared to connect businesses with potential customers and one another for mutual growth.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously.
The Bible says laughter is like a medicine. We like to laugh a lot here. Work only becomes work when you don’t enjoy it. We try to enjoy every aspect of what we do. Nothing is more enjoyable than doing what you love with people you love. Some people call it “office culture.”

Salaries don’t scare us.
“The workman is worth his wages.” If we truly find team members who “get it,” then we want to compensate them accordingly. No one wants work at a place they love, but can’t pay the rent, or mortgage, etc. If the person is truly a team-minded individual and wants to do work that matters, they will make sure they are contributing at a level that warrants their salary.

We are alive and kicking.
Some people think the “end is near” for printed publications. Obviously these people have never walked through a Barnes and Noble. Print will be here for a long, long time. However, we are always looking for ways to connect with and serve our market. It really is the best of times to be in the “pertinent information” business.

If this sounds like the type of place, and team you or someone you know would like to join, feel free to contact me. At best, we can do work that matters together. If not, at least we can say we have a new “friend” in the business.

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