Year 2020

What I’ve Learned this year! Recruiters and Talent Acquisition Professionals – your dedication, tenacity, ability to pivot and creativity has been nothing less than amazing. The seven things I’ve learned this year are: #1 You never quit, regardless of the challenges, issues, uncertainty and changes you faced. #2 Many Candidates and Hiring Managers viewed you…

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First Interviews

First interviews are like first dates! You are a stranger this person doesn’t know or trust, and as a result their answers can be “guarded!” That is why it’s important to re-interview candidates, as trust and rapport improve.   Asking questions is an essential part of any good first date, and are kept thoughtful and…

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Start Rating

YOUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL As a talent acquisition professional or recruiter, the words you speak are powerful, and change lives! Wouldn’t it be great to end this Holiday weekend with “powerful words” that could impact more people’s lives?   The words I’m referring to are your recommendations, 5-star ratings, reviews or testimonials. If you’ve been…

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Truly Grateful Gift Ideas

TRULY GRATEFUL Recruiters and Talent Acquisition Professionals – I’m grateful that you read my posts, and for your many comments. I’ve always loved writing rhymes so I wrote one about YOU, and I hope you enjoy it….   Thank you for allowing us to change lives each and every day.For the trust that is placed…

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How to Hire The Right Candidate

WHAT ABOUT ME, WHAT ABOUT WHAT I WANT? Often, the most talented candidates feel Recruiters and Talent Acquisition Professionals only care about filling a job and NOT about them! They feel like a name on a list that you are calling, until someone finally says “yes.” Most recruiting calls and job postings validate this perception,…

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job change

WHY DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR JOB? Is there one question you could ask, to reveal the REAL reason someone will accept a new job? The answer is YES, and I will share it with you. When you currently ask this question, why do you repeatedly hear the same answers?   Candidates are guarded…

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Importance of Mentorship

The Value of Mentorship When you think of mentors who helped you in your career, who tops your list? Does this person even know the impact they had on your success? Why not reach out to them, or share your gratitude in the comments below.   With so much uncertainty, people need mentors now more…

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hamster on a wheel

Feel like a hamster on a wheel? Are you tired of feeling like a hamster on a wheel? Have you ever wished for more hours in the day? If you said YES to either of those questions, this post was written for YOU!   The solution to jumping off the hamster wheel is to conduct…

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Recruiter Call

WHY DON’T YOU CALL ME BACK? The one question candidates want answered is “Why don’t recruiters call me back with updates? I feel my calls are being screened.” This tells me that realistic expectations were not established. A great solution is to share written expectations with candidates to eliminate confusion.   Most of your time…

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Talent Recruitement

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE YOU? Why should someone choose YOU, when they need the services you offer? Everyone says they’re different, but when asked “How are you different?” they say the same things as their competitors. What can you say, that no one else can?   The answer is your “personal brand” which is your…

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