Matthew Hakaim's Blog (7)

Lessons From A Kid

Throughout my life there have been so many times that I have "wanted" to do something or "thought" about doing something, but I just never followed through with or completed. There have been lots of things actually, like going back to school, becoming a police officer, writing a book, and the list goes on and on. I'm almost certain that I am not alone in this category either. Things always seemed to come up or I just never took the initiative to get something started as it related to my…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on July 7, 2010 at 6:18am — No Comments

The Dash

There are a few things in life that are just beyond our control, and then there is the rest which we have a "say" in. Obviously we didn't have any say in the fact that we were born. We couldn't choose the day, the time, or our parents, etc. Everything was basically out of our control. Eventually we will all die, and if let alone to nature we really don't have much say in that event either. It's what happens between those dates, the dash, that we have a major impact on. This is the story that we… Continue

Added by Matthew Hakaim on June 9, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Are You Listening?

Have you ever had an entire conversation with somebody only to feel like your point was not heard? I can say that I have had this happen to me on several occasions. This phenomenon is even more frustrating if the conversation is one that was designed to settle a dispute or argument of some type, or a conversation that involved an important negotiation. Whether it be an argument between spouses, a…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on May 24, 2010 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Lessons For A New Recruiter

I have often heard that a good plan is essential for success, and for the most part I agree. That being said though, a good plan was definitely something that I was lacking when I entered the recruiting industry. I began my career as a recruiter out of necessity. Why necessity? Well I had just lost my job, and it was necessary that I have money to eat, pay bills, and ultimately survive. A new career was not in my game plan by any stretch of the imagination, and recruiting was foreign to me…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 30, 2010 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Being Yourself & Why It Works

It's funny the way life works sometimes. For years I was a bartender at a very popular local bar, and I was damn good at it too! My customer base was very large, I was making a lot of money, and I loved my job! What more could I ask for?? Life was really good! It was during my tenth year at this particular bar that I heard the terrible news, the bar was just sold to an individual who had no intentions in keeping it open. My "perfect world" had just crumbled in a matter of seconds. I was…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 16, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Context Is Always Decisive

Context Is Always Decisive

Lets face it, we have all been in that "space" of thinking or feeling "I really don't want to do this", or "This is impossible and it will never work out". I am sure you have been there, right? I know I have been there more times than…

Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 9, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Developing And Nurturing Candidate Relationships

Most recruiters can agree that there are two types of recruitment- passive and active. Passive recruitment tends to lend itself to more candidate involvement. The majority of your time is spent building that relationship with the candidate & earning their trust while all along suggesting and offering opportunities for them to consider. It's not uncommon for the passive candidate to stay in your pipeline for several months because they are only looking to make a career change for the…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 9, 2010 at 1:14pm — 1 Comment


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