To scale your business, you need the right team and your executive assistant of one of the most important members of that team. Following on from episode 800, today, Whitney shares his job description tips for landing top talent. Hiring someone who is the right fit takes time and patience, but it is so worth it in the end.
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Whitney walks us through his job description and some of the specific things he has included in it, like a company overview, responsibilities, and competencies. We also hear about the application requirements and why they are so involved. A job description is the first interaction you have with a potential hire, so you both must put your best foot forward. You want to show how professional you are so they understand the high quality you expect of them. A good job description and application process is a great way to narrow down the applications quickly, so tune in today to learn more.
Key Points From This Episode:
- Finding an executive assistant is hard because they have to know you really well.
- It is a big waste of time and money to make hiring mistakes.
- The importance of getting the title of a job description right.
- Include a brief company overview, so that applicants understand who they will be working with.
- Hear Whitney’s job description for his executive assistant position.
- How taking email management off of Whitney’s plate helped him gain more time.
- Some of Whitney’s executive assistant’s responsibilities.
- It is important to give your executive assistant autonomy and decision-making capacity.
- A few of the importance proficiencies executive assistants should have.
- Whitney’s application requirements; five things that he asks for.
- Your network is a great place to find top talent.
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About Whitney Sewell
Founder of Life Bridge Capital LLC, Whitney Sewell began his real estate investing career in 2009. Whitney’s passion is working with investors, helping them secure financial security via the exceptional opportunities that multifamily syndication offers. Whitney hosts the Real Estate Syndication Show, a daily podcast where he has now interviewed over 600 experts providing cutting-edge tools and strategies for the syndication business. Whitney and his wife, Chelsea, are on a mission to help other families through the process of adoption. They have personally endured the financial burdens that the process puts on families and have committed 50% of their profits to this goal. Whitney and Chelsea have three children by adoption.
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