Derek Zeller draws from over 20 years in the recruiting industry, and he currently is the Director of Recruiting Solutions and Channels with Engage Talent. The last 16 years he has been involved with federal government recruiting specializing within the cleared IT space under OFCCP compliancy. He has experience with both third party agency and in-house recruiting for multiple disciplines. Using out-of-the-box tactics and strategies to identify and engage talent, he has had significant experience in building referral and social media programs, the implementation of Applicant Tracking Systems, technology evaluation, and the development of sourcing, employment branding, and military and college recruiting strategies. Derek currently lives in the Portland, Oregon area. Follow Derek on Twitter @Derdiver or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Content authored by Derek Zeller
I like to read, like a great deal, not only books, which sadly are dying, but online articles as well. The very thought of learning something new for this old… Read more
Here is the thing really; we do not have AI, IMO, not yet. We have ML (machine learning) which means code does things for us — code that we write…. Read more
Google Hire ATS Admittedly, I am giant fanboy when it comes to Google and its products. I had a chance to speak with Google Hire team yesterday to get a… Read more
I was recently at Talent 42 up in Seattle. It’s a small conference for tech recruiters and sourcers and it is packed full of information; it never disappoints. Read More
It’s a unique role that recruiters play really. We justify our existence by making placements — yet we are objectified by the very customers that we support. We are needed,… Read more
Planet of the Apes. King Kong. Gorillas in the Mist. Dunston Checks In. Bedtime for Bonzo. George of the Jungle. Every Which Way but Loose. The list of great ape… Read more
“There’s a saying that you can’t put a price on a human life, but that saying is a lie because we have. We have, and it’s so much lower… Read more
Is That Candidate Not Responding to Your Social Media Pitch Because They’ve Gone to the Great Beyond?
“I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”… Read more
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Dilbert creator Scott Adams Dear Recruiter, You’ve spent years in therapy attempting to identify yourself, yet… Read more
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 coming and going through free… Read more
“There’s no way I can justify my salary level, but I’m learning to live with it.” — Drew Carey The hottest topic, it seems, in the recruiting world the last… Read more
Parental Advisory Announcement: This article on how people approach quitting a job will offend you if you are a stuffed shirt or a moralistic ass that cannot take a joke… Read more
Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them – Bruce Lee Wow, it’s Colin Kaepernick at McDonald’s. This is CRAZY! I’m going to say it: I… Read more