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Hustle Vs Talent – Which Reigns Victorious for Energy Job Seekers?

June 27, 2011

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Gary Vaynerchuk is one of my new-found heroes this year. For those of you who may not know who Gary is, he is the king of hustle (in my book). He’s a wine guy and business guru. Although there’s nothing special about where he does his work or what he does specifically, there is something […]

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My Energy Job: Empowering Your Best Customers

April 18, 2011

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There is something to be said about landing a tough customer. You put in endless hours trying to sell your customer on whatever it is you’re peddling. Some customers are just adamant that your widget, whatever it may be – energy efficiency projects in my case, just isn’t for them. It’s not in the budget. […]

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Vulcan Mind Meld at the offices of Team Awesome

April 14, 2011

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I love learning.Scratch that… I don’t just love learning. I am ADDICTED to learning. Some one would call me just a plain ole nerd but really, learning might as well be a drug to me. I get high in its presence, cranky in its absence, and I often feel compelled to drop everything I’m doing […]

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My Energy Job: Paperwork, Story-telling, and Hard Hats

March 23, 2011

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YESTERDAY, I shuffled papers around my desk and fielded questions from my contractors on the phone all day. That’s literally all I did… all day. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy doing it and it is much more engaging than it sounds. TODAY, I trained an on-boarding employee and got to tell great stories about […]

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My Energy Job: The Importance of Relationship Building

March 15, 2011

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There are a lot of aspects of my job that really rewarding. Saving the planet one kWh at a time, helping businesses survive the brutal economic climate, my awesome co-workers, exposure to all sorts of neat business operations and new technologies… and the list goes on. But one of my favorite parts of the job […]

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My Energy Job: Selling Energy Efficiency

February 6, 2011

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Sometimes, I wish I could take a ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture of some of my past customers’ electric bills, frame them, and carry them around with me to new customer meetings. It would make my job a whole lot easier. But I guess some companies don’t want their financial business smeared around town – so […]

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