Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 27
It’s a Waste of time. They can’t really share much with you about his performance. That’s why getting Bob’s permission and introduction is a key. There. Never waste your time doing references wrong again.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 27
Pro-tip: Ask Bob to coordinate a call with his references and you, so you avoid playing phone tag with them forever. Never do this: Unless you just call to verify employment times, don’t call Bob’s previous employers out of the blue.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 27
This simple exercise is actually a test: Is Bob cooperating and actually has 3 previous managers who can vouch for him? If yes, you’ll get a more honest feedback. If not, you just saved yourself from a costly hiring mistake. Run now.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 27
How? Ask Bob to send you 3 previous managers/bosses he had in the last couple of roles (one exception could be where he is currently employed). Not a teacher from 20 years ago. Not a coworker they used to grab a beer with. Actual managers.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 27
Here is a deal though: those glowing recommendations are most likely completely not useful or true. But there’s a better way! Instead of asking for references, and getting a list of people Bob decided to offer you, YOU flip the script.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 27
When someone asked you for a reference in the past, have you ever given them someone you know would not vouch for you? Hope not. So the chance of you getting glowing recommendations for Bob is super high. Get ready to hear how amazing Bob is.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 27
But before, you gotta check Bob’s references, right? Not so fast! Here is a question for you:
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 27
Why checking References is a waste of your time (and what you can do instead). So, You’ve been interviewing, finally found a candidate you like (let’s call him Bob) and ready to write an offer letter.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
Men are not selfish @#$s today’s world makes them to be. MEN are wonderful beings who (mostly) want to be helpful. So, adding men’s “secrets” to OUR superpowers will only help us win more. Go ahead and try! Happy win-winning!
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
1) make sure I incorporate these secrets into how I work; and 2) build even closer relationships with men in my life. Both in business and at home.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
I love being a woman and having ALL my female superpowers of running my business (that’s for another post), but at the same time learning HOW men OPERATE in a business world early on has HELPED me:
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
Men set their whole life/day to make sure he is focused on what’s important to him. For us ladies, our list of priorities usually includes a gazillion other things and what should be super important doesn’t get as much time/attention.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
3) Men are SIMPLE: if it’s important to him, he will put ALL his attention/time/resources on that. Distractions are screened out.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
is this working?
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
If there is no clear path to replicate to grow/have a repeatable process/recurring revenue, they usually move on to something else. While we, as women, are focusing (mostly) on growing a business that’s more solopreneur-like with a smaller team while using the skills we have.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
2) One of the first questions men ask each other in a business context: HOW are you SCALING/growing your business? I noticed men are more OBSESSED with building for scale/revenue/legacy, etc.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
Compared to women who are afraid to ask because we don’t want the other person to think we only have a relationship with them for some benefit. If a man can, he will help. It’s that straight forward. I have so many stories when I did that and how many doors opened for me.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
What do MEN do differently??? Here are the THREE “secrets” I learned: 1) Men TRULY network and more importantly, they USE their network. They put time into building relationships and then ASK for the help when they need it. If they know someone can help them, they simply ask.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
To be a member you had to run a million dollar business. SO I was meeting each month with 8+ other CEOs (who were all men) and went to countless learning/networking events with (mostly) men. I was fascinated: WHY were there so MANY men members compared to women???
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
HOW are these “secrets” helping me win like a WOMAN? I used to be a part of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) for almost 3 years with my previous company. Back in those days our Austin chapter was mostly men. Out of 120 or so members we MAYBE had 8 women total.
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 12
Why are there so many MEN running million dollar companies compared to WOMEN? Do men KNOW or DO something we don’t? Below are THREE “secrets” I learned ABOUT men that help them be more successful while being one of a few women in (mostly) all men’s organization. AND…
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Olga Pechnenko @olgapechnenko · Aug 10
Testing this with OmniTweet
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