Mike Wolford

Mike Wolford has over 15 years of recruiting experience in staffing agency, RPO, and in-house corporate environments. He has worked with such companies as Allstate, Capital One, NPR and Twitter. Mike has also published 2 books titled “Becoming the Silver Bullet: Recruiting Strategies for connecting with Top Talent,” and “How to Find and Land your Dream Job: Insider tips from a Recruiter.” An active member of the recruiting community, Mike has spoken publicly at SourceCon and Recruiting Daily in an effort to help elevate the level of professional skills. Follow Mike on Twitter, or connect on LinkedIn.


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“I Can Sleep when the Wind Blows,” Lessons in TA Leadership

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There is an old story I heard once that relates perfectly to TA leadership. It’s of a young farmhand looking for work.  During the interview the would-be farmhand was asked, “Why… Read more

Sourcing is the New Engineering

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As of this moment, there are more open jobs for recruiters than there are for software engineers. With 12 million job and 10 years of historical data behind me, I… Read more

The War for Talent

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“Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War… Read more

How Google Became Google and the Case for the Four-Day Workweek

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Tee-Shirts and the Four-Day Workweek As was documented by the BBC, “Google’s success originated in one simple insight from its founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They realized in the… Read more

Resources for Recruiters Looking for a Job

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Resources for Recruiters Looking for a Job As recruiters, we understand the hiring process better than anyone. But when it comes time to bring our own search, we can feel… Read more

People Analytics and the Future of Talent Acquisition

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People Analytics and the Future of Talent Acquisition   What the hell is People Analytics? What is he going to tell me I need to worry about this time? Have no… Read more

The Unemployment Error

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The Unemployment Error   If you are like me, you keep close tabs on the employment market. For years the BLS unemployment data is something I have taken into intake… Read more

[Podcast] Recruiters Volunteering to Help Job Seekers

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Recruiters Volunteering to Help Job Seekers “If not us, who? If not now, when?” Because you haven’t been living in a cave you know that humanity is facing an unprecedented… Read more

3 Reasons To Not Hire Like A Tech Company

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    We aren’t a “–insert term here—” we are a Technology company!   Heard that line before?  The first thing I would say is, don’t play along.  How do you… Read more

((Life*AND of) AND (“a Sourcer”)) OR #LifeofaSourcer

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  It’s that time of year again.  Where we stop and take a measure of our lives and plan our path forward.  As I think about my #LifeAsaSourcer I wanted… Read more

The Educating of a Hiring Manager

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, there are nearly 1 million unfilled jobs in IT.  The  Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also reports that there are over 7… Read more

Thinking Outside the Box, Old School

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5 Steps To Get Out of the Recruiting Box Have you heard this in the last 90 days?  We need to think outside the box.  I’m sure that after that… Read more

The Assessment Game: Finding The Right Recruitment Fit

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  There is a balance between speed and quality that we deal with on a daily basis but do not often think about.  We have more open jobs than we… Read more

The Best Sourcing Tool

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  I’m sure you have seen vendor sponsored white papers galore that claim that they have created the best sourcing tool ever known to humanity. It is AI powered, comes… Read more

3 Tools to Automate Your High Volume Recruiting

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AI and Automation are all the rage right now and if you are working in a high volume recruiting environment look for automation to be a coming attraction at a… Read more

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