Posts by: Derek Zeller

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...

A Tragic Tale: How to Get the Job Offer … and Then Completely Blow It

I would like to point out that I am a scary judge of talent. I’m not bragging because it is why I have been very successful in my...

20 Years in Recruiting: I’m Amazed Where We Are — and Where We’re Going

About 20 years ago, I fell into this business wide-eyed, filled with wonderment, and not sure what the new day was going to produce. I was...

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