What Do You Know About Aegis Living?

I started working when I was 7 years old. I washed dishes in an airport restaurant while my mom cooked and my sister, who was 15, waited tables. We never thought of it as hard work, in fact it was just the family having fun together.

As I got older my mom would always tell me to go beyond the expectation of the employer. “If they ask you to take out the garbage, make sure you wash the garbage can out really clean.” She would always encourage me to go one extra step.

When I started my professional life she would tell me, “Do your homework before you go to an interview.” I remember spending a month writing an 80 page manual for a job I really wanted before I got to the interview. When I went in for the interview I presented the first three months of work in this manual. The guy was blown away by my effort but I didn’t get the job. But that didn’t deter me. From that day on I was always going to do extensive research before I went into an interview. I never failed to get a job I wanted from that point on in my career.

I spend a great deal of my time interviewing people. It is not uncommon for me to do 7-10 interviews in a week. People are the critical part of my business and I want to make sure we have the right people doing the right things. I want people to provide value to our customers.

So when I interview people and I ask, “What do you know about us?” I am always shocked when they say, “Well I read your website.”


Wow,that is really doing your homework.

I am not talking about line staff here, but highly compensated senior executives.

You would think in an economic downturn with 9.7% unemployment people would be more motivated to get a job. Well maybe they aren’t.

So I know for those in the cue to interview with me you will read this and get a heads up as to my expectations. I am more worried about the ones who are waiting to interview with me and don’t even read the website.

I know what mom would say…”Do you your damn homework if you want this job.”

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