Posts by: Derek Zeller

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...

Bad Influence: Why Industry Lists Should Kick the Bucket.

If you’re one of those recruiters who’s at all in tune with the conversation happening in closed Facebook groups, niche...

Don’t Ask Me How I Know: Life Lessons Learned From A Life in Recruiting.

It’s inevitable, when you’re a recruiter in general, but one who happens to write about recruiting in particular, that...

How To Prove You’re A Real Recruiter.

My last post, You’re Not Really A Recruiter, seems to have hit something of a nerve – apparently, a lot of people out there...

You’re Not Really A Recruiter.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: oh, good. Another post bashing recruiters. Because you just can’t get enough of people who...

Stop the Recruiting Spam. Seriously.

No matter how awesome my day happens to be, as soon as I open my personal e-mail, it’s pretty much guaranteed that it’s all...

Stop Being A Jerk: How To Manage Unmanagable Hiring Managers

I want to start off this post by simply saying that this is a statement on behalf of all those recruiters out there who feel this way.  I...

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