Throughout my many years of managing people, I have always tried to find the very best talent I can find for my businesses. As a manager it is wonderful to deal with these folks. When they are performing well, they achieve results far beyond expectations, they challenge me to do my best and keep up with the new technology. Most of all, they consistently provide top quality solutions and products for our customers.
I love working with the smartest people I can find. They can spot current and potential problems and solve them, they challenge themselves to be constantly learning new things. These folks are seldom satisfied with their own performance and most are looking to continuously advance themselves professionally.
When these smart folks are motivated workers what they can achieve is truly impressive. This is the point where they become winners!
Recently, in the process of interviewing several potential engineering interns, we met a young lady that truly differentiated herself. At initial contact, we dismissed her partly because she was only a sophomore and her schedule lacked any useful blocks of time to be of value to us. Rather than just accepting our rejection, she came back and asked what hours we were looking for then called us back a couple of days later to let us know she had arranged her schedule for the upcoming semester to accommodate our needs. Impressed by her initiative, we invited her in for a face to face interview, where she outshone several more senior candidates. She arrived enthusiastic, ready to earn a job and convinced us that it would be a mistake not to give her a try. She is ready to work on any project and is flexible about hours.
We look forward to having her join us; I think we have found another winner!