You should hire me if…

  • you are looking for someone who is talented and a quick learner.
  • you are in need of a technical minded person.
  • you appreciate ideas and creativeness as much as you appreciate quality work.
  • you want a person you can trust to get a job done - someone you don’t have to watch every minute.
  • you want an employee who cares about his work and what it represents to the firm.
  • you are looking to grow a quality team with more quality people.
  • you believe teamwork is only as good as the individual contributions of the team members.
  • your company is a steady or growing company with good ideas and decent potential.
  • you believe that your clients’ needs are best met by quality people.

If this sounds like you, then give me a call right away. Maybe I’ll even work for you for free. Okay, probably not, but it wouldn’t hurt to ask! However…

You should NOT hire me if…

  • you need a person to “rescue” your department from years of turmoil.
  • you need someone who you can dump on emotionally (I’m a good listener - but not that good).
  • you are suspicious of anything you don’t understand.
  • you hate the Dilbert comic strip. (Lighten up!)
  • you are overly protective of your job and play a lot of politics.
  • you come to work to socialize and make friends more than you do to work.
  • you like to blame new employees for your’s or other’s errors.
  • you think “blogs” and “web 2.0″ are recipes for trouble.
  • you believe a 17″ monitor from 1985 and a dirty ball mouse is “good enough”. (yikes!)
  • you like to tell the “new guy” all your family shenanigans. (I don’t reciprocate - sorry!)
  • you like to get everyone’s attention about every 30 minutes to talk about a “crisis”.
  • you think a bubble test will tell you everything you need to know about me.

If this sounds more like you or your company, save you and me both the trouble. We’ll both be better off in the long run.

If you are totally torn and don’t know what to do, you can always read my blog at If it totally outrages you, let’s not even do that interview thing. If you find it odd or quirky, that’s cool. If you love it, I might worry about you, but I’m sure we’ll be friends eventually. Maybe. At least good co-workers!

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