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Linkedin LIVE with Oliver Cooke

We discussed the following in this LIVE session.

~ How the US election has impacted business.

~ The challenges he has been hearing from his team and how they have been overcoming them.

~ Hiring remotely, what to look for and how he has had to manage remotely.

~ The future of the US market and will the growth continue.

~ Plus we answered some audience questions!

You can connect with Oliver on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ocooke/ 

I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – Hishem Azzouz

If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message. 

Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  

You can do so with this link – Support the podcast and leave a review here.

Oliver Cooke – The power of building relationships, why business development is more than one strategy and the US recruitment market

The key takeaways from this episode are as follows:

~ You’ll learn about the reality of millennials in recruitment and why we need to stop boycotting younger generations

~ You’ll get some solid advice on business development which isn’t your typical cookie-cutter response

~ Caring about client relationships and why you shouldn’t overlook the power of giving a good service

~ The USA market and building an office overseas – the pitfalls, the learnings and how recruitment is viewed across the pond

~ You’ll learn about developing raw talent and the power of positive affirmation with graduates

This week I’m joined by Oliver Cooke from Phaidon.

He started working in recruitment at 21, fresh out of university. He worked his way through the ranks, becoming a manager and relocating to the USA at 23 years old – where he now still lives. 

It was great to sit down with him and talk about his 10 year tenure at Phaidon, as well as delve deep into leadership and recruitment in the USA.

You can connect with Oliver on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ocooke/ 

I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – Hishem Azzouz

If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message. 

Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  

You can do so with this link – Support the podcast and leave a review here.

Linkedin LIVE with Gabbi Trotter

We discussed the following in this LIVE session.

  • How has Gabbi and her team reacted to the four week lockdown.
  • How have Gabbi’s clients & candidates reacted to the lockdown.

  • Why they’re focusing on getting close as possible to their clients so they are in the KNOW if any of their clients put a hiring freeze on.

  • How Gabbi and her team have been instilling confidence in candidates to make a move in the current climate.

  • Plus we answered some audience questions!

You can connect with Gabbi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabbisearchability/ 

I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – Hishem Azzouz

If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message. 

Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review. 

You can do so with this link – Support the podcast and leave a review here.

Gabbi Trotter – The power of humility, personal branding and meetups – why your recruitment should be focused on long-term gains rather than quick wins

The key takeaways from this episode are as follows:

  • You’ll learn about how to create a pitch for a new market, including the key things to impress executives/decision-makers when presenting your ideas
  • The importance of maximising what you know, and understanding the power of humility when building out a new desk
  • Honesty and integrity with candidates – and why this will get you the long term gains instead of focussing on a quick win
  • How to start building your personal brand – specifically if you work in a geographical patch
  • Management: understanding motivations of those in your team, catering to multiple personalities and how to manage your time whilst caring for others

This week I’m joined by Gabbi Trotter from Searchability.

She started working in recruitment at 19, working her way up the ranks as a Resourcer, before becoming a full Consultant and now – managing her own team! 

It was great to sit down with her and delve deep into her career so far, talking about what has made her successful as a consultant, and now as a leader.

You can connect with Gabbi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabbisearchability/ 

I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – Hishem Azzouz

If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message. 

Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review. 

You can do so with this link – Support the podcast and leave a review here.

A new chapter for the podcast

What I go over in this short episode.

* Why the change of name?

* Slight change of format and aim to level up the POD.

* Why launch Recruitment Mentors?

* The problem that hopefully, it can help solve.

* Being a founding member and launch timelines.

* I will continue bringing biller and recruitment entrepreneur stories so you can learn from the best.

* I hope you enjoy it and feedback is always welcome and maybe I will see you in the community soon!

If you want to join the founding 20 then check it out here – https://founding20.recruitmentmentors.com/

I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – Hishem Azzouz.

If you would love me to cover certain topics with futures guests please drop me a message.

Finally if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.

Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link – https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors 🙌🏻 👊🏻

Recruitment Mentors Podcast Trailer

My name is Hishem Azzouz and welcome to the Recruitment Mentors Podcast.

For the last two and a half years, I have been obsessed with finding out what some of the most successful recruitment professionals and businesses around the world do differently.

On this podcast, It’s my job to deconstruct how they have accelerated their recruitment career and remained at the top of their game by uncovering their daily habits, mindset, approach to leadership, and much much more.

You can join me every Monday and Thursday, where I will be joined by either a successful biller or a recruitment entrepreneur from around the world.

To ensure you don’t miss an episode make sure you subscribe for FREE to tune in every week and you can listen to this podcast on all of your favourite podcast streaming platforms.

Mental Health In Recruitment Industry-Wide Survey – Have Your Say!

Complete the survey here – https://mhir.typeform.com/to/QeNPyc4W

Connect with Rhonda here – https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondadambrosio/

To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day 2020, Mental Health in Recruitment is proudly launching the first industry-wide, completely anonymous mental health survey that canvasses opinion from both leaders and employees in the recruitment sector.

We are giving you a voice.

Be heard, whatever your position or job role.

The Last Ever Recruitment Rollercoaster Episode

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/

Wow, what a journey it has been.

It’s been amazing, and this podcast wouldn’t be where it was today without you.

I’m here to say a massive thank you for all of your support over the last two and a half years.

I’m also here to tell you that this will be the very last Recruitment Rollercoaster episode released.

The Podcast is evolving; it’s time for a new chapter, and this coincides with the new business venture I’m embarking on.

Recruitment is changing, and I believe that every recruiter should have an unlimited opportunity to better themselves in a professional, sustainable and mindful way.

Make sure you’re connected with me on Linkedin to be in the ‘KNOW’ of the re-launch of the podcast and even have the chance of becoming a founding member of a community that will change the recruitment industry …

You will hear from me all soon.

Biller Rollercoaster | Amy Steel – From graduate to director, how she climbed the ranks in under 6 years to board level!

On this episode I’m joined by Amy Steel, Associate Director at Amoria Bond.

She initially entered the world of recruitment straight out of university, and has climbed the ranks over the last 9 years at Amoria Bond, and received her AD promotion after only 6 years with the business.

I love speaking to strong female leaders in recruitment, and we cover a ton of insightful topics on this episode.

Amy was inspirational to talk to and she shares a lot of her secrets from when she was a billing consultant!

For recruiters who are wanting to learn more about day plans and maximising your desk, this one’s for you.

This is also a perfect episode for female recruiters to get some insight from an incredibly successful female in the industry, 

You can connect with Amy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bestautomotiverecruiter/ 

Timestamps:

How did you get into recruitment? [1:00]

What was the business like when you joined? [3:14]

What was the environment like early on? [4:28]

Female role models [6:26]

How important do you think it is for recruiters to build internal relationships? [8:05]

Contract recruitment and different markets [9:45]

How were your first two years? [11:49]

What helped you overcome that mindset? [14:18]

What would be your advice to those who had that mindset? [17:42]

Business development and client acquisition [19:08]

What gave you the best chance of getting a client meeting? [22:02]

What did the perfect week used to look like for you? (KEY BREAKDOWN!) [25:19]

In terms of billings, what was your best year? [34:58]

Why have you been the person that has got to directorship so quickly? [38:27]

Internal dialogue and success  [41:38]

Managing your money as a recruiter [44:41]

Being a female in recruitment [48:48]

Multiple offices and female leaders [54:03]

How are you encouraging your team at the moment? [58:20]

What are you excited about? [1:02:42]

I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/

If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message. 

Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review. 

Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link – https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster 🙌

Biller Rollercoaster | Michael Judkins – From Michael Page to 3Search, Corporate life, building a strong team of recruiters and keeping accountability!

On this episode I’m joined by Michael Judkins from 3Search.

He initially entered the world of recruitment through Michael Page, and after just over 4 years moved over to the infamous 3Search, where he has been for the last 4 and a half years.

This is a great episode as it’s always incredibly interesting to learn about the differences (and difficulties) that come with moving from a corporate, well known brand to technically a start-up business.

On this episode we talk about leadership, motivations and transitions – and ultimately how Michael has become a successful leader in the 3Search group.

You can connect with Michael  on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-judkins-15814438/

Timestamps:

How did you get into recruitment? [1:21]

What sector did you go into? [5:44]

What was year 1 like? [7:10]

First year billings [12:06]

The journey to building a strong desk [13:54]

What advice would you give yourself knowing what you know now? [16:39]

What would you say are the main pros and cons of working for a big corporate? [21:19]

What qualities did they demonstrate as leaders to make you want to join them? [26:31]

What was the most difficult part of transitioning? [32:12]

Challenges as a manager [36:57]

Weekly non-negotiables as a manager [39:27]

Accountability and catch ups [44:02]

Getting better at understanding motivations [46:24]

Common habits or traits you see in top performing recruiters [51:15]

What’s being the most difficult thing for you over the last couple of months? [57:43]

Future of recruitment [1:04:11]

I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/

If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message. 

Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review. 

Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link – https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster 🙌