Posts by: Derek Zeller

The Grifters: Con Artists and Agency Recruiting.

Recently, it seems my rants against the rotten state of the recruiting industry have earned me the reputation of being “the angry...

Why Your Job Postings Suck (And What You Can Do About It).

This might surprise you a little, coming from me and all, but man, I really need to take some time to vent about something that’s...

Risky Business: Why You Should Own Your Own Recruiting Data.

Over the years, I’ve often written about my experiences as a lifetime recruiter. It’s a life that’s taught me some...

Recruiters In Name Only: Why Real Recruiters Should Be Hunting for RINOs.

OK. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “of course. Here we go with another political post. Damn you,...

The 9 Circles of Recruiting Hell: A Divine Comedy.

“Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate; the final words of the inscription on the Gate of Hell.” Abandon every hope, you who...

Social Recruiting: You’re Doing It Wrong.

Here’s the thing about being a recruiter. If you want to sell a job, you’ve got to sell a story. Hell, it’s a working...

Talent42: Why The Future of Tech Recruiting Does Not Suck.

For the second year in a row, I made the trek to Seattle to attend the #Talent42 event, one that stands out among the busy recruiting...

Recruiters: Stop Talking And Learn How To Listen.

“Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing...

Born Into This: Recruiting Isn’t Always What You Think.

“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.” ― Charles Bukowski Like so...

Recruiting: It’s A Matter of Trust

I know this comment is probably going to date me just a little bit, but hell, I’m not ashamed to admit it: Billy Joel is like, one of my...

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