For the last 5 months I searched for a CPA to hire. I only got 2 resumes throughout that whole time and those that applied did not qualify. The labor market was tough. As tax season approached my stress level kept rising. Throughout the process I kept reminding myself to have faith. It will work out.
A saying kept floating in my head “Trust In God But Tie Up Your Camel”. A reminder that while it’s great to have faith that everything will work out, I still need to do what I can to make it happen.
We only needed one person. After no success with the traditional approaches, I looked at it from a marketing perspective. I offered a reward and sent out an email to those I knew, hoping someone might know someone that would fit but wasn’t necessarily looking for a new job. Two people gave me names of individuals, that they thought might fit what I was looking for. I sent a personal letter to each. One letter hit the right person. Within 3 days we starting talking about employment. I did trust – but I also did what I could.
I am very happy to say that Ricardo Sevilla, is joining us December 16, 2019. He comes with a wealth of experience. I believe he will enhance the personal touch and challenge us to improve our service. I look forward to that challenge.
May the faith be with you!
By Mary Guldan-Lindstrom, CPA