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

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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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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Although they might sound the same, being hired and being recruited are two VERY different things, and only one of them typically generates long-term results. Learn the difference and why it's important.

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January 18, 2024 16 mins

Hear about the 5 areas to look for when building your confidence up in an uncertain market, the unexpected role of physical fitness and spirituality in recruiting, and more, all designed to get you out of your own head at work.

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So, you got your bonus. What does that mean for your job satisfaction? Happier than ever? Or time to hit the market? Before you make any big moves, there's a few things you might want to consider...

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January 4, 2024 15 mins

Find out the 3 things to look for when evaluating if the person you're calling is a suspect vs a prospect, the most important 4-letter "F" word, and how to differentiate yourself from other recruiting options when entering "biz dev" (business development) mode.

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December 28, 2023 4 mins

Talent Trade host Stephanie Maas closes out 2023 with a fun exercise in year-end gratitude, and a unique way to frame your professional accomplishments as the calendar rolls over to 2024.

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December 21, 2023 6 mins

Talent Trade host Stephanie Maas wishes listeners the happiest of holidays and merriest of Christmases, and shares a few of her favorite traditions. Merry Christ-Maas!

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December 14, 2023 12 mins

Find out how to better operate in marketing vs. recruiting mode, including 2 simple types of scripts that can create a roadmap to save you mental energy, better your business, land more callbacks, and provide more value to clients.

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December 7, 2023 20 mins

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.

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