Woke up this morning to an email from the sales manager at Mark’s company.
Mark sent me your resume. Thanks for your interest! Can you tell me a little bit more about how your work experience or education will help you in a sales position? Do you have any sales specific skills?
I’m working on my reply right now, but it’s a bit daunting. It’s hard to sell yourself when you’re not sure of what someone else is looking for. Mark agreed to review my reply before I send it. He’s really trying to help me out, which I need.
I also got up and went to the Brewery today. While walking up to the brew works I ran into a lady with a total lesbian vibe, which obviously I’m cool with. But she also has the vibe of being somewhat important to this place. She’s not dressed like a server or brewer. She’s carrying a clip board and walking with intention. She catches my eye.
Lady: Can I help you.
Me: Yes, I’m looking for [owner].
Lady: Oooo, you know, I know he’s in a meeting right now. Is there a reason why you want to see him?
Me: Yes, I’ve been emailing with him about working here and so I figured I drop by and meet him.
Lady: Ok let me see if I can get him. What’s your name?
Lady: Ok, I’ll go tell him you’re here.
Enough time passes where I think it’s possible he’s coming out.
Lady: So, there’s no way he can leave that meeting.
Me: I keep hearing how busy he is.
Lady: Tell me about. I don’t even get to see him. Your best bet might be to send him an email and give him a specific time and date where you can meet for like, 20 mins.
How long have you been emailing him?
Me: We’ve only exchanged about 4 emails. But I sent him one about a month ago asking if he had a sales position open. He replied he didn’t but that I should apply for the brewery.
Lady: Oh, what do you do now?
Aaaannnnnd…this is why I mention she’s probably a lesbian. Fuck. I’ve got to tell her what I do now and hope to the FSM it doesn’t bite me in the ass.
Me: Actually I’m a pastor, but I’m looking to transition out of that. This is the kind of place I’d love to be a part of.
Lady: Ok, well like I said, send him an email with a specific time/date. That is your best chance of nailing him down.
Seriously having to tell her I’m a pastor was nerve racking. I really hope she doesn’t judge me for it, because I can totally understand why she would.
What’s really been impressed to me is that the owner is one busy dude. 4 out of 4 employees mention that with great emphasis. I think I’m going to try to sell myself to him as an un-busier. I know what it’s like to run an organization… yada yada yada.
I sent him an email asking for Friday at 8 or 9am. I’m hoping he’ll want to get it done and out of his schedule as soon as possible.
No time to edit. Gotta get back to writing the email to Mark’s sales manager.