Today on the show, Whitney goes through their recently completed hiring process. He recaps on a few previous episodes relevant to today’s topic, so be sure to check out episodes 800, 850, and 857. The hiring process can be a long, tedious, and sometimes detrimental experience without diligent questioning, the right documentation, and using your time wisely.
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Your time is valuable, so it is important that you do this right and ensure that you are hiring the correct individuals for your team. Throughout this episode, Whitney takes you through some key points from the book Topgrading by Bradford D. Smart, pulling important aspects that they have implemented in their own hiring process. He also goes into explaining why the tandem interview process is a must, and how to go about finding the right individual to conduct the interview alongside you. Stay tuned, as today’s episode is filled with tips, advice, and much more. You don’t want to miss out!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Whitney talks about the interview process and references the book, Topgrading.
- Asking about the past will give in you 1,000x more insight into the recent past.
- Interviewing using the tandem interview process; giving you more confidence.
- The importance of having all the relevant documents on hand during the interview process.
- Tips to find an individual with complementary skillsets to help conduct the tandem interview.
- Why it’s crucial to slow down your interview and really listen to the responses.
- Tips on writing down notes during an interview without hindering the interviewee.
- Why it’s important to stay open-minded when asking questions.
- Not wasting time by accurately completing the steps prior, so that you narrow it down to the most appropriate candidates.
- Whitney shares tips for how to start the interview session by building rapport.
- Why you should spend time on structuring and planning your interview session accordingly.
- Why you don’t want to create a bias in your business partner; let them discover the candidate for themselves.
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About Whitney Sewell
Whitney Sewell is a country boy from rural Kentucky. He grew up riding horses and has always driven a Chevy truck. He is a veteran of the Army National Guard and spent all of 2005 deployed in Iraq, awarded the Soldier of the year that year. When he arrived home, he began working for the Kentucky State Police and courting his lovely wife, to whom he’s been married for 10 years. Whitney and his wife, Chelsea, have three children who came to their family by adoption.
They began investing in real estate in 2009 when it became clear that a career in law enforcement was not going to afford them the ability to live off one income as they desired. In 2017, they started Life Bridge Capital LLC, working with accredited investors and helping them improve their investment returns via the exceptional opportunities that multifamily syndication offers. Whitney has always had a passion for both real estate and helping others, and Life Bridge Capital LLC affords him the opportunity to do both, while also funding a very important cause that has become deeply personal. Through working with Whitney, investors not only receive exceptional returns financially but also change both the lives of orphans around the world and the lives of the families who adopt them.
Whitney is quick to point out that while this is his own passion, he doesn’t make this the main focus to investors, but does hope a certain percentage feel good about what Life Bridge Capital does. “We provide a fantastic return for our investors, and that’s why someone should invest with us first and foremost. However, it is my hope that this component of our business – us giving 50% of our own profit to adoption – perhaps helps sway someone to work with us, assuming all else is equal, of course. This is our calling, but our investors can smile knowing that just by working with us, they helped a little bit too.” They have now invested in over 900 doors valued at over $120 million.
Whitney is the host of The Real Estate Syndication Show, a daily podcast where he interviews experts in the real estate syndication business and provides essential content for his listeners. Life Bridge Capital’s motto is: making a difference, one investor, one child, at a time.
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