Posts by: Derek Zeller

Cease and Desist #truestory

The Amex Job; My First, and Last, Cease and Desist Story

  “There’s a saying that you can’t put a price on a human life, but that saying is a lie because we have. We have, and...

Is That Candidate Not Responding to Your Social Media Pitch Because They’ve Gone to the Great Beyond?

“I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the...

The Key to Success? It’s Getting the Hiring Manager to Really Trust Their Recruiters

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Dilbert creator Scott Adams...

A Recruiting Lesson From Baseball: Sometimes, It’s Not About the Money

I am now, and have been most of my life, a baseball fan. The off season is always interesting, especially seeing the movers and shakers...

When It Comes to Recruiting, New Laws Miss How We Negotiate Salary

“There’s no way I can justify my salary level, but I’m learning to live with it.” — Drew Carey The hottest...

Quitting With Flair: The Inventive Ways People Use to Say “I’m Out”

Parental Advisory Announcement: This article on how people approach quitting a job will offend you if you are a stuffed shirt or a...

A Lesson for Job Searchers, Courtesy of Colin Kaepernick

Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them – Bruce Lee Wow, it’s Colin Kaepernick at McDonald’s....

My Advice on Recruiting and Hiring: Do Better, Be Better

“A person who can think differently and truly on his feet will always find it difficult to sit and fit in as an employee in a workplace,...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Contract Recruiting

Recently I was at the best recruiter conference for tech recruiters on the planet — Talent42. This topic came up; the head of a major...

Please Don’t Leave Me! How to Fix a Bad Retention Problem

“I always tell you how I don’t need you but please, please, don’t leave me.” – Pink Being in a corporate recruiting...

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