Category Archive for: Recruiting

How not to suck at candidate experience

A friend of mine recently entered the job market after not having looked for a job in 5 years. She had reached out to me for some advice and we got to talking about her experiences thus far. While I know that “candidate experience” is a big term these days in the world of Talent…

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There is no “super suit” handbook. What recruiters can learn from “The Greatest American Hero”

“With great power comes great responsibility” In the movie “Spiderman”, Uncle Ben gives Peter Parker (Spiderman) this sound advice. While he was not aware Peter Parker was indeed Spiderman, Peter learns a valuable lesson from this quote – that while these powers are an amazing gift they also now come with an obligation to use…

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Interviewing Tips – Halloween Edition

For those of you who read my posts, you know that while I like sharing a lot of tips and tricks I have learned over the years, I just cannot do it without incorporating some sort of geeky passion of mine. As it is Halloween time and I am a massive horror movie fan, I…

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“The Natural”

In the film “The Natural”, the character Roy Hobbs has a promising early career and then, through unfortunate circumstances out of his control, loses that career for a good chunk of what would be considered his “prime” only to return as a much older “rookie” in a world that on the surface seems to have…

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Why I subscribe to the YouTube channel of a 7 year old kid

I admit it – I subscribe to the YouTube channel of a 7 year old kid. This “kid” is no kid when it comes to playing the drums though. I can’t get enough of “Avery Drummer” playing covers of songs like “Hot for Teacher” or “Tom Sawyer” – not just because he is technically excellent…

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Don’t be a robot!

Yes – this is a blog about technology from a guy who has been in Talent Acquisition for some time now. Don’t worry – I am not going to be one of those guys who harkens back to the days of when we used to have file cabinets stacked with resumes, advertised in the newspaper…

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“No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher”

Within the span of a few hours today, I found myself talking with someone I consider a mentor and then having a conversation with someone who has been seeking my advice (God help this person). It got me thinking about the whole “mentor” relationship in general, which then of course led me to thinking about…

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Why I just left one of the best jobs I ever had

As someone who has worked in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources for 20 years, I have had thousands of conversations about career choices. Conversations about career plans, ambitions, fears, financial concerns, family goals and personal goals – all and many more concerns have been touched on in these discussions I have had with people in…

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