Nope, I didn’t apply. I’ve got ink flowing through my veins and I’d hate dealing with jerks like myself.
But I do have some suggested questions for those interviewing applicants:
- Are you prepared to put in a lot of work? Will those who you’ve worked with in the past say “this person has an incredible work ethic” or will they say you’re a “nice enough person”? Nice alone won’t get this job done.
- If you’ve worked with reporters before, will they say you’re proactive in getting stories out and easy to work with? Or will they say you’re difficult and often an obstruction to getting information out to the public? Ill will from past assignments won’t simply disappear with a new job.
- Are you just looking for a job, or do you see this as an opportunity to promote downtown and keep people engaged when it’s all torn up?
- Are you an innovator? Can you turn a challenge into an opportunity?
A lot, and I mean A LOT of folks applied for this job. But were there a lot of QUALIFIED applicants. Simply because someone has worked downtown previously doesn’t guarantee they’re qualified for this gig. The right person in this position can, and hopefully will, ensure the Project 180 delivers all we’ve dreamed of without losing too much while it’s done.