Last week I was driving to a meeting and my phone rang. I didn’t recognise the number but I answered the call anyway.
“Oh hi, Paul. It’s Francis here from [I honestly didn’t catch the company name]. I tried to connect with you on LinkedIn last week but you didn’t accept…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on February 22, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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Last week I was in Kuala Lumpur running a workshop for a group of predominantly internal recruiters.
Although the workshop was…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on February 19, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments
I’m sure we all have a few “life lessons” that we have learned or picked up along the way that, for whatever reason, have made a particularly strong impression.
When I was in 1st grade I distinctly remember Mrs McIntyre telling us that it was rude to point at other people when you spoke…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on January 28, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
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Many years ago I was sent along to an external training course. A group of us had supposedly been identified as ‘rising stars’ and the seminar…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on December 1, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments
There are ads on TV featuring turkeys spinning dreidels; carols are piping through the shopping malls; people are wearing those crazy reindeer antlers in the streets; it’s already snowing in parts of the USA while temperatures continue to soar across Australia …
It’s beginning to…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on November 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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I have a confession to make: I only joined Facebook about 2 years ago (having resisted for manyyears).
A few days…Continue
One thing I learned very early on in my career looking after teams of recruiters is that every single new consultant needs to know that, as their manager, you truly appreciate where they’re sitting in terms of their level of competency.
I also quickly learned that their perceived level of…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on October 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I have trained thousands of recruiters in my time. So I would like to think that I know what works and what doesn’t.
Recruiting is sales.
There. I said it.
Sure it’s about helping candidates get jobs; or finding the best talent for employers. But when all is said and…Continue
There are literally thousands of articles available for candidates on how to leave a lasting first impression throughout the recruitment process. Everything from how to craft an engaging cover letter; to how to make a résumé stand out; and even to…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on September 8, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
Please note this post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog.
I actually wrote this post on a plane from Australia to Singapore.
Before my flight I had a bit of time in the airport so I went for a wander through the…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on September 1, 2014 at 12:42am — No Comments
I apologise in advance for the somewhat generic greeting, but it’s been ingrained in me from way back when I first got into recruitment.
I still remember all the role-plays and all the training manuals. Every scenario seemed to involve an interaction with “Mr…Continue
My flight home from San Francisco the other day was delayed by over an hour. It felt like every 10 – 15 minutes the boarding time would be pushed out, resulting in a mass sigh or groan of frustration from the all the passengers waiting in the departure lounge.
I wasn’t paying too much attention to the…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on July 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
With the explosion of social media networks, we have all become content creators, networkers and spectators, and we end up spending hours online in networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus, both creating and consuming content.
Over 500 million photos – not to…Continue
You’re inundated with applications. You skim through the plethora of cover letters or maybe have a quick glance at the…Continue
Please note this post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog
Surely in this day and age resumés are becoming obsolete! I mean who even has a CV these…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on January 24, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments
Here’s some advice: Burn them. Seriously. Who cares? That person made a connection with you, your company, and your brand; but none of that matters now. You…Continue
The place was a bit of a shambles and just between you and me my boss was a patronising prick. He’d seemed so nice; so approachable … during the interview process. But from day one it was as if Dr Jekyll had left Mr Hyde alone in the…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on December 16, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments
You can fail at hiring. Maybe you’re even failing now.
“But Jenn,” you say, “I still manage to hire people. How can I be failing?”
You can be scoring a failing hiring grade and still do just enough to fill…Continue
I’ll never forget the time I was sitting opposite a client taking a brief for a new position in her team and when I asked her if she had a position description she literally scribbled a few bullet points on to a Post-It note and handed it to me across the table.
Added by Paul Slezak on December 2, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
As part of our popular RecruiterMatch offering, before a prospective client is matched with the most suitable recruiter, I will often contact the business owner or hiring manager to really drill down on their specific…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on November 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments