Open letter to people conducting interviews in this market

Open letter to people conducting interviews in this market

The way some companies treat candidates is a crying shame.  I get it.  Companies think they are calling the shots, and in many ways they are. They can be as picky as they want to be, and the truth is, with the exception of a few areas, a lot of people are scrambling to find […]

Dirty Movies (So, So, Dirty!) and Hiring

Dirty Movies (So, So, Dirty!) and Hiring

You might think that pornography and hiring have little to do with each other.   You’d be wrong. In essence, looking for a job (or looking for specific talent) is a type of mating dance, and I often compare both endeavors  to dating – the comparison works well.  I think hiring is broken right now – […]

A Tiny Roadmap of Their Heart

A Tiny Roadmap of Their Heart

Our language is important. Our words matter. I remind myself of the truth in those statements several times each day. As a recruiter I find, qualify, and enthuse talented people on behalf of my client companies. My tools are my words, both written and spoken. I find many of my recruiter peers focus less on […]

Introduction to a Headhunter

Introduction to a Headhunter

I often explain to people that I don’t find people jobs for a living I find people for jobs. A subtle distinction I had to get through my mind early in my career, and that most people don’t ever really understand.  Like most valuable concepts there is a tension inherent in that distinction:  I want to know […]