Hire Me. Yep, I said it. HIRE ME.
Why should you hire me? I’ve got a tab here with my resume, but I don’t know that a resume really explains who I am, or what I do.
It’s All About Engagement
No, not the type where you get on bended knee – that happened several years ago at A Phoenix Suns game. My now-husband did the one thing he promised me he wouldn’t do when we both worked in sports – make a scene. But he did, and I loved it. Because there is a good and a bad way to make a scene. I like to think I do a good job of that in my work life – by engaging individuals, businesses and foundations with a brand, a cause and really one another.
When I asked friends, associates and acquaintances to think of words and phrases that personify me, they came up with quite a list. By the way – I recommend doing this anytime you need to feel better about yourself – it’s a total ego boost!
- Thought Leader
I sell. I schmooze. I can be in line for a movie, on the phone with a prospect, or giving a formal presentation. I just find a way to connect with people. I like to say I “engage first, inform second,” whether speaking with a volunteer, donor or prospect. I need to know what interests them in what we’re doing or offering before I just start talking about “me” – my cause, product or service.
I have a pretty diverse background. From starting a career in professional and collegiate sports to recruiting blood donors, selling mentoring solutions; working with the GSA to ending childhood hunger, I’ve achieved success with different audiences – on the phone, on-line, or in person.
So I invite you to look beyond the plain paper resume. Ask my colleagues and partners what they think of me. Read my grant proposals (coming soon!) I can give you before and after examples to better demonstrate my story telling ability, if you’d like; take a look at my work. You’ll see a creative, independent worker, who at the same time loves working with a team. If that statement doesn’t make sense to you, then I’m probably not a good fit for you (but then again, I doubt that person made it this far in this page).
Hire me. Or meet me for coffee, lunch, or even over a cocktail at one of my favorite restaurants. Even if you don’t have a role for me, I’m pretty sure you’ll walk away thinking of associates who do. Really.