Parker McEvoy

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Logistics and Practical Checklist

Did you submit a resume?

File:Parker Mcevoy Resume A.doc

Please introduce yourself and what position you are applying for (if not clear on position, it will be covered later)

Executive Assistant

Are you interested in working on-site at FeF or are you interested in remote collaboration?

Are you applying as a volunteer or for a paid position?

Are you ok with a 2 week trial period? One month trial period?

If it's the paid position, is $2000/month acceptable to you?

Which track are you interested in (management or admin/apprentice/entrepreneur)

When are you available?

July 1st

How long will you stay with us?

How did you find out about us?

Have you seen my TED Talk?

What do you care about?

What do you see yourself doing with us at Factor e Farm?

Sourcing of materials, manage databases of clients, flash mobs, lifecycle costing, cost analysis, financial reporting, collaborating on graphics design for outreach materials, instructionals,

(Marcin - he would be managing emails, give Marcin a digest of things he has to respond to, respond on his behalf for everything else, twice daily update of most pressing things, can you negotiate speaking engagements? yes Parker can - build my timetable, calendar - one hour to two hours doing that - )

  • Email & Schedule
  • Weekly Blog Update
  • Video Documentation
  • Purchasing

What do you see as the challenges?

The challenge is part of the appeal. I'd be interested in working with the farm. I have some experience growing vegetables.

Can you work by yourself?

Yes, I need a clearly defined problem. I'm ok working autonomously. You won't have to get me out of bed to do tasks.

We are looking at having a community building session on saturdays. Do you have any training on community building?

I am good at resolving conflict - 'I feel upset when you rip out my lettuce'

How do you feel about meritocratic, collective, autocratic?

I see that there are benefits to meritocracy, but there are some people that the collective must help, disabled people, I don't like the idea of people feeding off of welfare when they're capable of contributing, I like and dislike democracy, majority rules isn't always the best choice, experts in the field are generally the best at ruling, committee rule.

Do you mind that you would be given assignments?

I don't mind, I would want to collaborate.

(My long-term goal is that we have 8 people, you get cross training, would you be interested in picking up a skill and getting tested - yes.)

How much time do you need to be alone?

Half and half - it's hard to say. Having other people around is nice.


I do a bit. Nothing consistently.

Atlas Shrugged

I saw the movie.

Tell me about or criticize enlightened self-interest.

I'm all for having more wealth than others, but if you're benefiting that much from society, there is an obligation to give back to society. You don't need a third Yacht.

Do you think there is a moral or practical imperative for giving back to society?

There is a practical aspect, if you help others you get satisfaction,

How many hours would you work in a week?

40+, 50 or 60 - I want to ...

How does our work relate to your care?

For that which you care about doing with us, what is your track record/work samples?

Select Questions

Tell us about yourself.

Tell me about the last 5 years of your life.

What are you interested in getting out of this opportunity?

What do you think is the best use of your time?

What are your three strongest skills that you bring to this position? Substantiate.

What are the principles you use as guidance?

What are your professional accomplishments that you are most proud about?

If you could investigate anything, what would it be?

What are your most important resources?

What are the qualities that are inspiring about you?

What opportunities are you hoping to get?

What inspires you?

What are your outside interests?

How do you add value?

What are 5 of your greatest accomplishments in your professional history?

What are 5 of your greatest failures in your professional history?

Illustrate your creativity.

What do you look for when hiring someone?

Would you rather create strategy, design a solution, solve a problem, or create a process? Why that?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

What did you learn in your present job or position?

How long would it take you to make a contribution to this company?

What do you imagine that contribution would be?

Why should we hire you?

What can you offer that someone else does not?

What interests you most about this position?

What interests you least about this position?