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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Hire A Great Boss

The Dalles, USA
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COMPANY: ROB LAVIGNE

Job Description

 The best advise I've ever heard about finding a great job is to pick an area that interests you and hire a great boss.  Just that simple, but why? 

The first part is easy to understand.  Picking an area that interests you only makes sense.  If you're genuinely interested in something it makes sense you'll want to apply yourself.  Once you apply yourself odds are, you'll be good at it.  Not to mention liking what you do makes it a lot easier to get out of bed every morning.  Some might even say it's the first step to happiness but we can go over that some other time.  Right now we're hiring a great boss.

Well, a great boss will help you get "a leg up" on your career.  They'll show the path of least resistance and coach you to perform your best.  A great boss is like some combination of Steve Kerr, Tony Robbins and Depak Chopra with all their attention focused on you.  With a great boss measuring your career growth isn't in English units.  It's in metric.  Compared to your peers you get to double the value of your experience and add 30.  You're on a fast track.

So just how do you do it?  Hiring a great boss sounds easy right?  You submit your resume to a marquee brand and they come back to you with job offers that have great titles and offer lots of money.  These bosses also have great work environments with great benefits and a "Silicon Valley" atmosphere with free meals and celebrity speakers at lunch.  Except one thing.......

All bosses are great.  Just ask them.  They'll tell you.  Except bosses are a lot like roommates.  You know what I mean, it's like we've all had a bad roommate but we've never been one?  It takes a lot of perspective and experience to realize if you've been a bad roommate.  Or a bad boss.  Most bosses don't have that perspective, or care about it.  They're too busy trying to impress their boss.

So just how do you really do it?  Interview them like they interview you.  Ask questions about how they train and develop their people.  How do they measure success?  What does it look like when people fail?  Ask them to tell you a story about the last time they had to fire someone?  As them to tell you a story about their best people?  What do they do?  Exactly? Listen to hear if they use the words "for" or "with", as in "they work for me" or "they work with me".  Is it "me" or "we"?  Everything you need to know about most people is right there in front of you. You just need to take the time to pay attention.

So what's my story?  I'm a serial entrepreneur and sales/ operations professional with experience in a wide range of industries (footwear, solar, insurance) and brands (Nike, Tesla/SolarCity, Allstate) to name a few.  I'm an active Dad/ Husband who likes to ride bikes and play guitar.  I run a nationally branded insurance company in the Columbia River Gorge and I'm looking for people who want to build careers helping people with an aspiration to be the best they can be.  We work hard and we have a lot of fun.  We take all types but those with a customer service and/ or sales interest seem to work out best.

So why is this article in the "Help Wanted" section?  Because I'm guessing your looking for a job (see Help Wanted heading) and I'm a pretty good boss working on being a great boss...and I'm hiring.  I've had some good bosses in my day and I've  had some terrible ones.  I've tried to learn from them all and apply it to my own management style.  I'm not afraid to answer the tough questions or invest my time in great people and help make them the best they can be. 

This job is for insurance sales (not sexy, but we do have fun.)  The pay is competitive and the potential is unlimited.  If it's your goal to run your own business someday we're going to get along very well.  Come learn the basics with us and then take off on the path of your dreams when the time is right. Licensing is required and we pay for all training and testing. If you're looking for a place to start, or restart, give me a call or a text or an email.


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