You Are Always on a Job Interview

It’s true. You are always on a job interview. I don’t mean the “old school” job interview, in a small office with someone asking you questions. I mean the entrepreneur’s interview. The one you have with everyone you meet. Who’s to say the lovely lady you met at the grocery store or the businessman you approached at the networking event won’t be your best client six months from now?

Where have you found your best clients? Sometimes, it’s not where you might think.

Susan Kousek, of Balanced Spaces, met a new client standing in line to return a computer cable at MicroCenter. “I started talking to the woman behind me. When she found out I was a professional organizer (we had been talking about finding receipts to return items), she hired me to help her set up the office in her soon-to-open restaurant.”

Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton, of Organizing Maniacs, got a client at the gas station. “She noticed my Hire an Organizer license plate holder.”

Terri Fischer, of Consider It Done, was talking with a woman in a friend’s swimming pool. “When she discovered that we had both been at the same camping event, she hired me to organize her camping gear.”

Andrea Hancock, of B Dexterous, said “my husband’s co-worker complimented him on his whipping the office into organized shape. During the conversation, he mentioned that I do this for a living. Later, I met her at a company event. She got my card and hired me for a few sessions to get her paper in order.”

These examples should be lessons to us all. You never know where your next job interview will be conducted. Give the same unique and superior level of service to everyone you meet, all the time.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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