Posts by: Derek Zeller

If I Only Had A Brain: Why It’s Time To Rethink College Recruiting.

 “One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education.” – Chris Van Hollen OK,...

Without Bias: Pride and Prejudice and Recruiting.

“Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.”  ― Emma Goldman We all have stories. And if...

Wish You Were Here: The Fishbowl Approach to Candidate Sourcing.

“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven Wright   I’m at that...

A Tribe Called Quest: How To Fix What’s Really Broken In Recruiting.

“Never forget son, people will forget your name or forget your face but they will never forget how you made them feel.”   – Monica...

Cash Is King: How (And When) To Have That Compensation Conversation.

The three most stressful things you can do in life, in order, are getting married, buying a house and finding a new job. The last thing in...

Be Here Now: Making Candidate Experience Live Forever.

“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us,...

Happy Hour: A Recruiter’s Guide To Hooking Up.

I’d like to think I’ve learned a lot over my years as a recruiter, but I’d like to start with a piece of wisdom I once...

Redemption Song: Why Recruiters Deserve A Little Respect.

Recently, I was finally able to take a real vacation that did not include conferences, meetings, or speaking arrangements.  My...

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...

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