— 21 June 2004 —

Hire me! I mean, Hire her!

Annie Valdes.

Here are 10 reasons you should hire Annie Valdes:

  1. She has an MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University.
  2. She has a BA in Anthropology from Emory University.
  3. She has a background in design and usability.
  4. Put 1, 2, and 3 together and you get someone with a solid background in tackling big U usability.
  5. She’s an extrovert and I am not. Even though I pulled her up on stage in front of 400 usability people to help do some improv. But she topped everyone by yelling out, “Hire me,” which I still think was bloody brilliant. More on that story to follow.
  6. She gets people to open up about all sorts of topics even when she’s only known them for a few days.
  7. She is an active member in organizations related to usability.
  8. She is freakin’ hilarious. Which you wouldn’t think to find as a job requirement, but frankly I think it needs to start happening. A lot of people can do the job, but you don’t necessarily want to work with them. That wouldn’t apply in Annie’s case.
  9. She is freakin’ smart. Even smarter than me. Okay, that might not be helping her case.
  10. She has a strong desire to optimize your organization’s world. Making it a better place for your employees and your customers.

Okay, perhaps that was helpful, perhaps not. All I can say is that if I were in a position to hire someone, Annie would be a top pick. I won’t make a habit of posting candidates (in much the same way OK/Cancel posts jobs), but I think Annie’s background and drive are worth noting.

So, email Annie and offer her a job.

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