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“We’re moving so fast [that] a lot of those guys just coming out of school are not a good fit for our environment,” he said. “We like to see them cut their teeth as a network admin at a small- to medium-sized business and then come back and see us in year three when they’ve got some real-world experience and a little bit of knowledge of networking or whatever their interest is. We’ve done the internship route and for our business it makes more sense to avoid that. We spend so much time training people [that] you don’t necessarily get to see the return.”
So candidates looking to sign on with FrontPages can assume they will be rated first on real-world experience. Second, they will be rated on passion for technology.
“In anything you’re going to do, if you don’t enjoy whatever it is, you’re not going to be as successful as the person who 24x7 lives in that world and has a passion for it,” LaMear said. “I’ve found that makes a huge difference in the type of team that you’re building.”
Finally, LaMear reiterated that FrontPages employees have to have great communication skills. They need to “be able to speak and write well so [they] can have a proper conversation with a customer,” he said. “If you’ve got someone with experience, and [he or she has] passion for what they’re doing and communicates well, that’s the perfect candidate.”
– Kellye Whitney, firstname.lastname@example.org
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