Recruiting Lessons from the Game of Thrones

I am a total geek when it comes to Game of Thrones. The characters, the intertwined plot, the twists I never see coming and the dragons.... yeah, I'm all in when it comes to the series. To celebrate one of my favorite obsessions, I'd like to share recruiting lessons from the Game of Thrones.

Enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter-My suggestions

If there is one tool recruiters use religiously, it is LinkedIn Recruiter. The platform has become the dominant sourcing tool for talent acquisition over the last ten years. Although LinkedIn has continued to enhance the platform, there are still a lot of enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter left to be made. Here are some of the things I'd like to … Continue reading Enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter-My suggestions

“To Do” or Not “To Do”- That is the Question

So, if you're like any other regular, task-focused professional, you live and die by the great, all powerful "To Do" list.  Every morning or every night before you leave, you work feverishly to get your list going so that you can relax.  Unfortunately, it is also how you determine success on any given day.  How … Continue reading “To Do” or Not “To Do”- That is the Question

The New KISS: Keep in Simple Strategy

Yes, I was one of those kids.  Actually, I don't think I've graduated from the sarcastic approach to live in the least.  I was one of those that would do something similar to the picture on the left.  Why do they make things so complicated?  I remember getting in trouble in my pre-algebra class for … Continue reading The New KISS: Keep in Simple Strategy

Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake- Creating a Recruiting Strategy

In the previous draft Top Talent Acquisition: Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake, we spoke about the importance of broadening your recruiting strategy.  Today, we are going to talk about developing a recruiting strategy, or as I would prefer to title it, "How Not to Kill Your Recruiter and the Recruiting Strategy".  (Decided that one wouldn't … Continue reading Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake- Creating a Recruiting Strategy

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part III

Ah, the last of the trilogy.  In movie series, this is where I want the author to so desperately put everything together for me.  Well, I won’t make any promises here, but let’s get to it anyway. My final H in the list of follow up fowl ups that chap my hide is quite simply, … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part III

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part II

In “Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up Part I”, we talked about the importance of knowing when to and when not to email as a follow up action.  This time, we are going to talk about another tactic commonly used today.  The “Generic Thank You Letter.” Nothing says love like the generic thank you letter.  I love … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part II

Top Talent Acquisition: Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake

You have to admit, this would suck.  Thinking you’re about to catch a fish only to find out you’re the prey.  Believe it or not, this happens a lot in talent acquisition.  Your goal is to find the right people to augment your group, only to find that you have just brought on board the … Continue reading Top Talent Acquisition: Stop Fishing in the Wrong Lake

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up-Part 1

Sure, you haven’t done it before have you?  You’ve never set up an appointment with a colleague, client, or prospect and used the abbreviation F/U on it.  Well, I guess I am the only one who will be honest here and I will tell you, I have done it more times than I care to … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up-Part 1

Being a “Ghost Hunter” Leader

There are tons of shows out there around the whole idea of hunting for ghosts. Some are incredibly ridiculous and could be a better fit on the Comedy Channel rather than the channels they are on. My favorite is Ghost Adventures with the muscular frat guy and his two pals who like to make themselves … Continue reading Being a “Ghost Hunter” Leader