The Talent Trade is all about finding the right person, for the right opportunity, at the right time. But how exactly do you do that the "right" way? Executive Search Partner and Top Biller Stephanie Maas shares more than 25 years of experience about what it takes to be a top recruiter in today's "talent trade" market, using ThinkingAhead’s four-prong system focused on recruiting, business development, planning, and managing your mindset. It’s real, honest information about how to build your desk, perfect your niche, and stand out among the crowd in your search career.
Planning the Perfect Day
Learn how to plan your perfect workday, including being effective vs. being efficient, working your recruiting desk like a retail store, "10 x 10s" and "process calls", following your energy, times when a plan itself isn't enough, and rewarding yourself with a little snack.
Postgame with the Client
Find out how a well-executed client debrief can become the biggest way to promote a growing relationship with HR, and learn the value of practicing awkward silences, the psychology of insecurity, getting a blessing before sharing, being gentle, loving, and direct, and why not everybody takes the head cheerleader to the prom.
Happy Thanksgiving from The Talent Trade!
Talent Trade host Stephanie Maas breaks down the Thanksgiving lesson that listeners can carry with them EVERY day, plus her favorite Thanksgiving traditions, and the #1 thing she is a total dork about.
Nailing the Candidate Debrief
Drill down on how to conduct a flawless candidate debrief, including how to get candidates to share their FEELINGS, put on your listening hat, and use the right phrasing to combat defensiveness, plus learn the 3 crucial areas of focus, T.Y.S.U.A.L. vs Z.I.A.L., and how a huge part of recruiting comes down to destiny.
Creating Your Candidate Creed
The relationship between candidate and recruiter is a two-way street. Avoid having to have a West Side Story-style dance battle over that street by finding out how to create your own "candidate creed", outlining how you as a recruiter are going to advocate for them, and what your candidate needs to do to hold up their end of the bargain.
Classy Client Prep
Don't let a first interview feel like an awkward first date. Learn the reason why a lot of interviews can start off sloppy, how to create the best 60 to 90 minutes possible, and the primacy of actual live, back-and-forth conversation.