I tend to separate my professional life (as CEO of one of the largest classified sites in China), and my blogging life separate. You typically see a person behind this blog, not a CEO. This entry is a rare exception, because I do need some help from my readers.
Simply put it, I am hiring an executive assistant. The job posting is here on Baixing.com. Obviously, you need to be able to read Chinese to apply for this position, so I didn’t provide translation. General introduction about Baixing is here, with other opening positions.
Besides the formal job description I posted (I wrote that myself), here are some personal notes about this job.
First of all, this person is my personal assistant, with the goal to help me to get organized, and save time. When I routinely need to interview job candidates, travel in China and in the States, and prepare all type of documents for journalists, government, board meetings, I need someone to help me take care of it. I am a person with strong passion for happiness, vision, inspiration, but not good at keeping myself organized, and feel bored about routines, and details. I know myself, and now is the point that I need a personal assistant on this.
Second, this role is critical for the success of the company. To run a company is a fine art, and we need to make every details right. The office setting, the culture, the outing, meetings, gifts, and celebration events all add up to the final result. This role help to create a great company. There is a nice office with splendid view (and a small garden on the 18th floor facing Xujiahui villa area) for you to exercise your creativity, and imagination. There are all kinds of events that you will organize (FYI, our next company outing are very likely to be in Japan). There are sports events every week that you may enjoy planning and participating yourself. We need this person to be a star of the company to energize people, and making people as productive as they can. It is exciting, and (well, I want you to be well prepared) very challenging.
Finally, Just in case you are wondering, we pay very well. The number of people we serve divided by number of our 20 people means, everyone single of us is serving millions of users daily. This role is backing everyone in the team, and we know the value, and we pay for that value.
If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include wangjianshuo in your title, so it can get my personal attention. We will send written test (don’t worry, just two questions) to selected candidates, and arrange interview if you pass the written test. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Although we hold a high bar for this job, the reason I am still posting this blog is, we still haven’t find the right person yet. Maybe you are exactly who we are looking for.
Looking forward to hearing you, and I hope I have the honor to work with you.
Good luck in finding a good and capable person.
I kind of liked the female Executive Assistant in the movie Iron Man 2. If you can find someone like her, you will indeed be very lucky.
maybe JS is looking for someone like Andrea Sachs in Devil Wear Prada. Lately, he is blogging about the movie. hehe…
you waited too long for this. You should had one the day you started job as CEO of Baixing or Kijiji. (go for the ability, not the look)
who are you? chinese?
Dear Jianshuo, I’ve sent an email to shhr titled ‘CEO assistant (ref: wangjianshuo)’ responding to the position. I wish you luck to find the right one.
@Joy, got the mail. Thanks.
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Hi, Mr. Wang, I’ve sent my personal cv to shhr@baixing. com, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. Wish we would have an opportunity to work together. ;)
Thanks Momo, but don’t always expect a confirmed reply since we will archive resumes that do not immediately fit our roles, and will look for opportunity in the future.