Your best hire is an entrepreneur—how this unique candidate creates value

Illustration: 2 bright light bulbs swinging on the left. 3 regular bulbs hanging straight down

Illustration: 2 bright light bulbs swinging on the left. 3 regular bulbs hanging straight down

Can entrepreneurs make great employees? Randy Skattum, Global Marketing Communications Director for Celanese – a Dallas-based, Fortune 500 diversified materials company – thinks so.

I sought Randy’s advice about integrating my entrepreneurial skills into a big company. Here’s what Randy had to say about my career pivot.

Eisaiah: Great to meet you, Randy. What has been your experience with entrepreneurship?

I started my career in strategic consulting. In that business, you have to be an entrepreneur. You are selling yourself as a solution to colleagues and clients.

Your intellectual capital is your product – your skills, your network, and your experience. You put that capital to work – and if successful – you continue to grow in your capabilities across projects and leverage your investments in yourself with new opportunities.

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Joomla Programmer Pre-Interview Questions

I added a new piece to my Google Knol Collection, Mastering the Pre-Interview.

The piece, titled Joomla Programmer Pre-Interview, is a series of questions that reveal a Joomla coder’s skill. I recommend asking some or all of these questions before hiring a Joomla coder.

New Articles about Hiring

Check out these articles I just wrote to read through the B.S. on resumes. There’s a way to identify real talent before you even talk to a candidate.

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