Many small business owners in Washington State receive numerous resume’s over the last couple years and our office is no different. With the economic issues surrounding us and the slow slog of the real estate market trying to find some equilibrium without “intervention,” scores of real estate related jobs have been shed over the last three years.
Many former workers that have been laid off from mortgage, title and escrow related fields submit resume’s as a matter of protocol due to unemployment benefit requirements. Employers understand this but once in a while a gem comes across you as it did us earlier this week.
Here is why the individual caught my attention.
I didn’t receive a resume via fax. I didn’t receive a resume in the mail, again and again. I didn’t receive the resume by e-mail. The individual stared at us face to face by taking the time out of their day and shook my hand and introduced herself to us in person. Call me old fashioned, but the impression you leave by being professionally presented and having an authentic conversation, unscripted and raw, going in knowing you will be rejected 9 out of 10 times and still having the COURAGE to look up a company and personally drive to the office not knowing how you will be received, will always receive high consideration of getting an interview at our office.
All the best to those who are looking for work in 2010. Keep your chin up and remember this: as Warren Buffett said in his interview this past November at Columbia University in New York, “betting against America and it’s economic engine is a bet I would never wager.”