Do you work in an office setting with others?   You probably have had a Potluck, where your co-workers would bring different food items, for everyone to eat.   Some are good at making desserts, others a main dish and still others liked to bring the plates, cups, napkins and drinks.    Everyone was good at something and brought that to the meal.

I learned how to Recruit, by Potluck.    When I started recruiting, it was a full working desk.   I needed to get and find the jobs and then find the candidates to fill the jobs.    That is a lot to learn for anyone who is new to the industry.   As I looked around the room at the 10-15 other recruiters -What was Recruiter 1 good at?   What was Recruiter 2 good at?   And so on…   

If I knew Recruiter 1 was good at cold calling, then I would walk over to their desk and listen to them on the phone.   I would sit for 15-20 minutes and pick up what I could.   Next, if Recruiter 2 was good at coaching interviews, I would sit and listen to them on the phone, talking to the candidates.   And so on…

My point is not everyone is an EXPERT at EVERYTHING.    As a Recruiter, I look at my desk and my work.   Maybe I have gotten into a rut and my interviews have not been getting hired.   Then go back to the basics – learn from your peers.   How are they doing interview prep.   In Recruiting, it has evolved and has changed;  we need to evolve with it.    But don’t forget the basics.    Pick what you can from the experts/co-workers and make it your own.  


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