Cut Luck Out of System

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

I had LOL’d:

“We’re looking for a candidate who is: at least a one time World Cup Champion, two times FIFA World Cup awards winner, best scorer of the season, proven ability to work well in a team, exceptional references from previous teams”.
It’s so true, right? Most job descriptions are worded in such a way that only the top 1% of the 1% of the population should even try to apply.
If your company’s job position looks like you’re looking for unicorn you’re doing it wrong and you’ll never get what you’re after.
That, of course, isn’t right. I like Leonardo’s 4 questions that he poses that might be more useful for interviewing and hiring great folks:

Can this candidate do the job?
Will this candidate be motivated?
Will this candidate get along with coworkers?
What this candidate will be in three, six, twelve months from now?

This way you can “cut luck out of the system“. Try to figure out these things:
Ultimately, look for very-high-dimensional vectors, such as smartness, attitudes, motivation, dynamic learning, courage, that can’t be easily tested or represented by a basis vector or on a scale.
Hiring great folks, especially for early-stage companies, is really, really, really hard, so, we shouldn’t get upset if we find these things difficult to really do and accomplish. But, of course, it’s entirely worth it because early employees can literally make or break your company – so, if it takes a bit longer than you want it to, then, that’s okay.
Make your own luck.
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Posted on October 4, 2018 in Austin Responsive Development, drupal design,, Drupal Developer, Drupal Support, Expert Drupal Development, The, Web Design Services

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