Recruiting Humor and Fun Articles

  • 10 Eyebrow-Raising Things Hiring Managers Say (and How to Respond)

    September 15, 2017

    Throughout my career in recruiting I’ve encountered hiring managers across the spectrum, from the incredible to the “who on earth made you a hiring manager?!” In this article, I’d like to focus on the latter. But, every cloud has a silver lining and there’s always so much to learn from the not so great hiring managers. Below are some quotes I’ve personally...

  • NASA Just Posted a New Job ...and It’s Hiring for the Real-life (Wo)Man in Black

    August 4, 2017

    Everybody (I hope) remembers the epic 90s awesomeness that was Men in Black. Two guys dressed in black, protecting the planet against covert alien inhabitants. Cue in big alien slime explosions, Will Smith’s casual cool and of course the theme song: Here come the Men In Black, Galaxy defenders [They are] your first, last and only line of defense Against the...

  • 7 Ruthless Recruiting Lessons From Game of Thrones [SPOILERS]

    July 17, 2017

    The characters on Game of Thrones usually don’t get a chance to learn their lesson—they just die. It’s a ruthless world: talent is scarce (what with all the dying), employees rarely remain loyal, and workplace behavior is grossly inappropriate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from watching all that blood and betrayal: Game of Thrones offers enough...

  • The Newest Breed of Candidates (and What It Takes to...

    June 23, 2017

    Hey recruiters -- if helping people get their dream jobs makes you feel warm and fuzzy (which we are sure it does), imagine just how...

  • The Incredible Tale of How a Crafty Recruiter Transformed a...

    March 21, 2017

    Note: I have this from trusted sources that the following is no fairy tale. Many years ago, in the land of Spamalittle, King Rter...

  • 14 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career in...

    March 17, 2017

    I  very often make the claim that I studied the least vocational subject possible at university - Philosophy. Upon graduating, the...