Any great business is only as good as its people, and we have come to the next phase in our exciting plan where we need to start putting our team together. As I see it, the key to taking any enterprise from the drawing board and breathing life in to it is to understand what is the essential lifeblood for that business. In my many years, I have worked in so many different kinds of jobs. My first job was in our very small town's McDonalds. During college, I was a security dispatcher for campus security. I've taught at the high school and college levels, worked as a secretary but my longest tenured job was at Barnes and Noble, holding almost every job they had from bookseller, café barista, department leader, community relations/bookfair organizer, head cashier and others.
In every instance, the most important skill that determined success in any given situation was the ability to relate to people, to be able to understand what people needed and to respond to that need in such a way as to make them feel a connection however brief.
I have written the job description and if I were to describe what it is that I am looking for, I would say it is that person who is able to speak to the brain surgeon and the tradesman but more importantly be able to build the environment where they will speak to each other. The link for the job posting is below, and if you can think of someone who may be a good fit for the Coffeehouse, I hope you will encourage that person to apply. We won't exactly have the theme song from Cheers playing in the background everyday but we look forward to learning your names and being part of the great Hardwick community.