Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
business jargon, buzzwords, CIO
Which is correct?
|The CEO sighed and shook her head. “Your whole department only brought in three new accounts last month. I need you guys to be __________.”
b. purple squirrels
A rainmaker is an employee who brings in an unusual amount of business or revenue. The reference is to the shamanic rainmaker of the Wild West who was contracted to make it rain in drought-plagued areas.
A purple squirrel, on the other hand, is that elusive creature: the perfect job candidate. Of course, the hiring manager will hope she becomes a rainmaker but she can’t start making it rain money until she’s hired.
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