“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” – Steve Jobs
I was struck by the words of the late Steve Jobs, because they exemplify a change in philosophy that I’ve been exploring here at Boomer Den, LLC. Jobs refers to the talented individuals that companies hire; if you surround yourself with the best and the brightest, don’t box them in with your own dogma. To do so might entrap them in ways of thinking that are outdated or stale. When you allow in their fresh insights and approaches, you also see their motivation and excitement take off.
This concept resonates with me here at Boomer Den, where we supply what I call “internships for grown-ups.” I speak with many business owners, to tell them the value of bringing on a skilled, degree’d adult as an intern; individuals bring their talents to a new or related industry, and businesses enjoy a boost in manpower and efficiency. I realized that to TELL these hiring managers the value of our candidates doesn’t tell the whole story — or even part of it. We get to the heart of the matter when THEY TELL ME where their greatest skills gap is. Need someone to balance the books? Or maybe a creative type to redesign a web page? Perhaps a seasoned writer with a knack for social media blogging?
It’s all about flipping the script. Yes, there’s a lot I can say about the affordable value we provide to small and mid-sized businesses. But the real connection is made when business owners and decision makers tell me where their greatest need is, and I can get to work for them.
Need an IT professional with prior experience in the insurance industry? I’ll be you I have one who’s more than happy to be your “grown-up intern.” Reach out today. We’re just a phone call away.
Frances J. Trelease
Boomer Den, LLC