Posts by: Derek Zeller

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...

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...

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