It's tough to write a good ad. Here are some examples of good ones I've found around the webbernet.
Can you thrive in a locker room filled with guys?
Ok, let's take a step back. We want to be clear that this is a figurative question. There is no actual locker room. No one will actually be naked at this job!
However ... the climate is a fast-paced, go-go-go environment that has all the fun and performance culture of a winning team. (It also has a lot of guys, but not all guys, thankfully.)
Out of their central downtown office, our client runs a series of teams that are at the forefront of what happens with building leasing in Edmonton. They have a very driven, high-performance group of people on the team who are exceptional at making contacts and connections and making sure everyone eats. But let's just be honest, they aren't good at detail.
So these folks need someone who can be that back-end support on the marketing team. Put together brochures and presentations. Do data searches on new properties to hit the market and reports to clients. Help with pitches; maybe even keep notes of what happens at meetings.
Because you'll probably have 4-5 people competing for your attention, you will need to be able to prioritize what gets done first (hint: it probably generates revenue) and what comes second and third on your list, and of course to have the chops to let your team know where things sit (no shrinking violets here).
In case you have a friend who also wants to come along, we're actually searching for two roles like this (one of their star players, sadly, has decided to go to Australia for a year). So please don't feel like you need to keep it to yourself.
To be successful, you'll have the following background and qualities:
Experience (likely in a support role) with industries such as Real Estate, Property Management, or Construction
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Experience and expertise with Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook
- Experience or exposure to Adobe InDesign would be a plus
- Personality and the chutzpah to deal with high-energy co-workers
- A compulsion for detail (coupled with the ability to see past others' lack of the same)
Oscar Winning Controller. For a CPA, this is the stuff of dreams: getting out of the numbers and making a difference. Our accounting systems are in shambles. We need them rebuilt. Our creative types are running amuck, spending money wildly. Can you tame them? If you can create some order out of chaos, we need to talk. If you pull this off, the CEO will be thanking you when he gets his Oscar.