Last night I attended the Score More Sales / Hubspot User Group Holiday Gala at Rosa's in Portsmouth, NH.
Samantha Goldthwaite was there looking for a job. She doesn't want to be a salesperson, but I told her that she should be and I believe that it's only a matter of time before she realizes that she already is.
Here's the story....
So, Samantha has a target list of companies that she wants to work for in the Portsmouth area. (This is where it gets good.) She physically drives to one of the companies, walks in the front door and tells the receptionist, "I've been reading all about your company and I'm looking for a job, but you don't have a careers page." The receptionist brought her into the CEO's office and Samantha and the CEO had a great 20-30 minute conversation during which the CEO was impressed and said that he wanted her to meet the members of his executive team.
Now, seriously, would you have walked in? Would you have just dropped off your resume? Would you have turned into a quiver mass of Jello when you were introduced to the CEO? Samantha's special.
Here's the interesting thing. Samantha met with the team, but didn't get hired because they said that they weren't hiring. Seriously? Maybe the CEO didn't know that you should always be hiring quality? I don't know, but if you look at Samantha's LinkedIn profile, you'll notice that she has a track record of being able to make customers happy and that's what she wants to continue doing. If you look at the amount of Chutzpah that it took to walk in and talk to that CEO, you might agree that she'd be a great salesperson. Regardless, if you want to talk to her, click the links above or send me an email and I'll put you together.