Back to Reality
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Ryan Hartzog has been trying to recruit me for the past 8 months. As he put it, he wore me down. At the end of the month, I leave the college to go to work for David Weekley Homes.
Here’s a few things that stuck with me:
- It’s not “Human Resources” it’s “People.”
- When I arrived, the receptionist greeted me by name, knew exactly who I was to meet, where I should be, and when I should be there.
- The interview & assessment process began at 9am and lasted well in to the afternoon. If they go through all this effort for everyone, they must be picky about who they select.
- The all-day interview process never felt grueling. I lost count of the number of times I was offered a beverage or asked if I needed a break.
- The team invited me in. We cut up and had a good time. I found a fellow Sci-Fi fan. Someone on the team has an aversion to Asian cuisine, and another to glitter. I was introduced to “Evil Donna,” who, it turns out, is not evil after all.
- By the end of the day, it was pretty clear these people enjoy their jobs and each other. I didn’t hear a grumble or see a frown all day, even in passing.
- They pushed through the process as quickly as possible (at my request), always set clear expectations, and were prompt in making an offer.
I’m heading back to “the real world.”