Recruiting Trailblazers

Recruiting Trailblazers

Learn how the best recruiters do it! Marcus Edwardes deconstructs the mindset, methods, and magic of top practitioners in the recruiting profession. Marcus talks to internal recruiters, talent acquisition professionals, agency recruiters, personal branding specialists, recruiting technology vendors, and recruiting technology specialists. If you are looking for a job in recruiting or looking to change jobs in recruiting - this is a great place to improve your skills and understanding of what's working for successful recruiters. Informative discussions about candidate experience, personal branding, sourcing for candidates, recruiting and recruitment technology, LinkedIn, and how to use LinkedIn properly. And of course, candidate outreach and the need for personalization to differentiate oneself as a "relationship recruiter" as opposed to a "transactional recruiter". Work from home/ remote work is also a recurring topic. One of the central themes is the idea that recruiters need to prioritize their candidate's needs before their own needs - it's when you build a solid relationship and become a trusted advisor to candidates, that the magic really starts to happen as a recruiter.


June 27, 2024 49 mins

In this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, host Marcus Edwardes interviews Stacey Stratton, the president and CEO of True Talent Group. The conversation delves into Stacey's journey of founding her niche staffing agency in her basement in 2008, her passion for matching top marketing, creative, and digital talent with opportunities, and her approach to building meaningful relationships with clients and candidates. They discuss...

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The episode of "Recruiting Trailblazers" features host Marcus Edwardes in conversation with Natalie Sarmiento, founder of Engage Engineer Search, a niche headhunting firm specializing in the forensic engineering industry. Natalie shares her journey from an HR professional to starting her own agency, which was motivated by the recognition of a gap in the market for dedicated and knowledgeable recruiters in forensic enginee...

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In today's episode, our host Marcus Edwardes sits down with Jeremy Jensen, founder and CEO of Encore Search Partners, a 40-person direct-hire recruitment agency. With a focus on headhunting revenue producers and tech professionals, Jeremy shares his expertise on navigating the evolving hiring landscape and the keys to success in the recruitment business.

   - The conversation dives into the functional verticals se...

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This episode of Recruiting Trailblazers with Marcus Edwardes features a deep dive into the evolving world of recruitment with guest Will McGee. 

Will McGhee has over a decade of top performing agency recruiting experience under his belt. Averaging over 500k yearly billing and now the Founder of Recruiting With Dynamite he is on a mission to help recruiters everywhere get better every day.

Will shares his insights ...

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This week - Marcus opines on Agency Recruiters' struggles in securing those all-important "first-convos" with prospective clients.
What's the issue? What's the solution?
Tune in to find out!

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In this insightful episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, Marcus dives into the journey of Tom Willis, a successful recruitment entrepreneur who made a significant leap from being a recruiter in the hustle and bustle of London to establishing his own thriving recruitment firm, Placed, in the United States. With over three years of experience in London and five in Los Angeles, Tom shares his unique journey, the challenges he faced, his...

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A quick 5 minute rant by Marcus : 

Whilst AI should be embraced  throughout the recruiting lifecycle - it is crucial not to attempt to replace the human connection that defines the best Recruiters in the biz!

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In this enlightening episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, Marcus sits down with Kate Brogden, a seasoned professional in the executive search and recruiting industry. With over a decade of experience, Kate shares invaluable insights into her journey from a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers to founding her own boutique national executive search and recruiting firm, Evolve Partners. Tune in as Marcus delves into the catalyst behind Kate&a...

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This week -  a conversation between Marcus Edwardes, the host of Recruiting Trailblazers, and his guest Brad Terry, the owner of Crossvine Recruiting. Brad shares his journey from being a medical device sales rep to starting his own recruiting firm specializing in the medical industry. The conversation delves into the intricacies of recruitment, emphasizing the importance of knowing the domain, the recruiter-candidate relationship,...

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Susan Burke is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for PeaceHealth. During the conversation, they (Marcus and Susan) delve into Susan's journey in the field of recruitment, the importance of building internal stakeholder relationships, and strategies for strategic talent acquisition. The podcast delves into the nuances of the recruitment process, highlighting the crucial role of recruiters as consultants and emphasizing t...

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185 episodes in the can, over 100K downloads, I think it might be time to move on. 

Thanks to everyone for your feedback - please let me know your thoughts!

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The Evolution of Talent Acquisition: An Interview with Laura Victoria

In this engaging episode of 'Inside HR', host Marcus Edwardes sits down with Laura Victoria, a seasoned professional in Talent Acquisition spanning 25 years across diverse industries. Their candid conversation delves into the challenges and triumphs of Talent Acquisition, exploring aspects such as the vital role of communication among TA leaders, changes...

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In this podcast episode, Marcus Edwardes discusses the negative impact of mass outreach and the importance of prioritizing quality over quantity in communication. He highlights the commoditization of connection and the erosion of trust caused by generic and manipulative email campaigns. Marcus suggests a paradigm shift towards personalization, valuable content, relevancy, and targeting. He emphasizes the need for genui...

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Marcus opines on the importance of the human touch in the age of AI recruiting - touching on:

  • The Rise of AI in Recruitment
  • Technology is transforming the talent hunt....
  • The Essence of Hiring Lies in Understanding Humans
  • Not just data- but empathy, passion, curiosity, vulnerability, and humor....
  • AI's Assistance to the Modern Recruiter
  • Think about sourcing and screening....
  • AI Lacks Empathy
  • AI can't really gauge a candi...
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In this cracking podcast episode, host Marcus Edwardes and seasoned executive recruiter David Wells explore various facets of recruitment ranging from the initial transition into the sector to the present-day intricacies of agency recruitment. Wells shares invaluable insights on his recruitment methodology, emphasizing the significance of relationship maintenance with candidates and the 'give-to-get' principle during init...

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In this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, Marcus Edwardes engages in a revealing conversation with Jerry McMillin, the director of technical recruiting at ClickUp. They delve deep into the intricacies of internal and agency recruiting, the role of personalized outreach, the impact of tenure, the importance of work ethic, and the changing dynamics of the recruiting industry. They also explore candidate experience, relationship wit...

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In this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, host Marcus Edwardes welcomes back expert labor economist, Andrew Flowers from APPCAST. The discussion circles around critical trends shaping the world of recruitment and labor markets for the upcoming year, 2024.

The pair embarked on the conversation by touching on the imminent hiring slowdown in 2024, with a special focus on standing up positions vs sitting down positions. They delved in...

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In this enlightening podcast episode, Marcus Edwardes engages in an exploration of the role of a recruiter in the era of AI and chat GPT with Ben Otero, the Head of Global Talent at Doorloop. With their combined industry knowledge and distinct insights, they delve into major aspects of recruitment, detailing how these processes are evolving with time, and what recruitment might look like in the future.

- The role and importance of a...

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Welcome to the Recruiting Trailblazers podcast! In this episode, Marcus Edwardes interviews Logan Marsh, a global talent acquisition leader and startup advisor. They discuss various topics related to talent acquisition and leadership. Let's dive into the key points covered in this episode:

- Marcus introduces Logan Marsh, a global talent acquisition leader and startup advisor. - They discuss the biggest challenges faced by TA l...

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November 24, 2023 26 mins

This week's guest is TA Leader, Julie Coucoules.

Julie and Marcus discuss their top five holiday movies:

  - Julie's number one pick is "Love Actually".
  - Marcus' number one pick is "Elf".
  - Julie's number two pick is "Home Alone".
  - Marcus' number two pick is "The Family Man".
  - Julie's number three pick is "The Hol...

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