Monday, June 23, 2014
The hiring process that I’ve been working to implement at Global Property Alliance continues. By designing this system, it’s my hope to find candidates who live in accordance with all of the principles that we teach in our Straight-A Guide. Requiring individuals to articulate their values and goals, and then to respond to open-ended questions about Attitude, Aspiration, Action, and Accountability, I gather great insight into how each applicant thinks. I want people who have developed strong critical-thinking skills, which is why the next section of the pre-application discuses the concept of Awareness. I wrote the following essay to help candidates respond to two questions, which advances them through the hiring process:
Section 7: Awareness:
At Global Property Alliance, our Straight-A Guide pre-application enhances our recruitment process. Since we offer outstanding compensation packages, we recruit to build a team of nothing but A-players. Our ideal prospects can define their values. They make goal-oriented decisions. They have the right attitude and they aspire to greatness. They take action and hold themselves accountable. Their deliberate pursuit of success enhances their awareness, too.
Awareness represents the fifth component of our Straight-A Guide. A-players internalize the relevance of cause-and-effect relationships. The decisions they made yesterday make them the successful people that they’ve become today. By constantly keeping their head in the game, our team members make decisions that bring increasingly higher levels of success.
We want people who know how to motivate themselves and continuously take proactive steps to improve. The culture of excellence at Global Property Alliance allows professionals to thrive. Our A-players operate in the open, with a fluid, high-energy. No one hides or wastes time. We have a continuous flow of hot leads and a clear, systematic plan to convert those leads into sales. Yet each individual team member bears the responsibility of pursuing his or her highest potential.
When individuals demonstrate their commitment to awareness, others on the team become aware of them. This cyclical pattern rejuvenates, fosters growth, and energizes. Commitments to awareness inspire each team member to work in unison, with everyone rowing in the same direction to create more value.
At our core, we believe that awareness reflects an individual’s passion, and we’re convinced that people with passion can contribute to greatness.
Question for candidates:
As a candidate to join our team, please respond to the final two questions:
- How do you stay aware of opportunities for personal development?
- In what ways do your actions make the marketplace aware of your commitment to excellence?
Based on the responses candidates send to the two questions above, and to each of the questions that followed the previous essays, I make a determination of whether I want to advance each candidate to the next phase of the hiring process. I’ll include the application and describe my reasons for writing the application in tomorrow’s entry.
Days since my release from prison: 315
Miles that I ran today: 8.02
Miles that I ran so far this week: 15.5
Miles that I’ve run during the month of June: 159.27
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 1,293.04
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: 1,106.96
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: 143.29
My weight for today: 166