The Talent Trade

The Talent Trade

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. Southwestern/Great American, Inc., dba Southwestern Family of Companies, for itself and its related entities and their assigns, reserves and retains all rights to their copyrighted materials and trademarks contained in this podcast.

Episodes

June 13, 2024 3 mins

Learn the 3 critical things to keep in mind if you find yourself in the perhaps unexpected position of having to search for your next professional role.

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Find out what makes interviewing today WAY different than interviewing a few years ago (and why that's a good thing), the 7 most important things to keep in mind as you prepare for and conduct your interview, what to do if the interview starts to go a little bit off the rails, and how to conduct yourself in the eventual follow-up interview (because you're for sure gonna crush the first one.)

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Find out what is NOT the most effective way to lobby for a more equitable salary, and what to do instead.

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May 23, 2024 5 mins

Elise Gay, Recruiter with the Life Sciences team at ThinkingAhead, talks about having the space to "fail it forward" to win at the end, shares one of her favorite success stories, and explains what drives her in her work.

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Stephanie provides a much-needed wake up call on keeping swagger levels from getting dangerously high.

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May 9, 2024 26 mins

Stephanie welcomes the Strongest Man in Kansas, and Partner with ThinkingAhead, JW Heflin, who lays out the benefits of being highly specialized, how to gain speed to market and great coverage, the mindset for turning around your down years, how to build 4 mega-valuable relationships off of a single piece of info, the importance of NOT throwing spaghetti at the wall, and... what keeps him from eating live young?

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Stephanie stresses the importance of slowing down and learning to course-correct in the moment, rather than living with regret later.

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Experience isn’t just a number; it’s about being present and making the most of your time, even in a situation that’s less than ideal.

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April 18, 2024 5 mins

Jessica Gurley, recruiter on ThinkingAhead's Life Sciences team, talks about the "ThinkingAhead" effect, different types of approach by recruiters, and the importance of location, location, location!

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April 11, 2024 4 mins

Stephanie asks the big question about banking that everyone wants to know…WTF?  Where’s the fun?!

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April 4, 2024 19 mins

Host Stephanie Maas is joined by ThinkingAhead Partner and Recruiter Cathy Moll, who shares tips for building relationships and being a better listener and hiring & training recruiters, explains why the search field both IS and IS NOT a sales role, and talks about walking uphill through the snow, discovering Google for the first time, and a few hilarious faxing mishaps.

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On the hunt for the rare beast known as the "purple spotted unicorn"? We've got bad news for ya...you're not going to find one.

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March 21, 2024 3 mins

In this edition of Recruiter Tales, ThinkingAhead Partner and Recruiter Jonathan McIntosh shares what he loves about working in search, and how for the right person, it's easy to hit the ground running.

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Stephanie Maas wants you to check her out.......as a recruiter. Hear about the right questions to ask when finding a recruiter to work with, from both sides of the desk.

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March 7, 2024 23 mins

Stephanie welcomes special guest Jonathan McIntosh, Partner and Recruiter with ThinkingAhead, to discuss the "recipe" for conduct on a call, the beauty and the terror of a cold call, getting off "the ladder", and why the words should never outshine the feeling.

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February 29, 2024 2 mins

In this first edition of Recruiter Tales, ThinkingAhead Partner and Recruiter Cathy Moll shares the story of how she found her way into the industry, and one quality that might make it a good fit for the right person.

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Stephanie answers a surprisingly common question: is the so-called "Great Resignation" real? Spoiler alert...it definitely is.

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February 15, 2024 14 mins

Learn how to set yourself up for influence by scratching below the surface on matters like compensation, commute, and other potentially important employment factors, making the mute button your best friend, and learning from the Jedi Knights.

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A good recruiter has your back in a surprising number of ways, but only if you're honest with them. Hear one unconventional example, and learn why honesty is ALWAYS the best policy.

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February 1, 2024 15 mins

Discover why MPCs beat MVPs and the importance of finding your niche, being proactive, and maintaining super secret confidentiality, plus, what's Tom Brady got to do with it?

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