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Recruiting Trailblazers
Recruiting Trailblazers
Marcus Edwardes

Learn how the best recruiters do it! Marcus Edwardes deconstructs the mindset, methods, and magic of top practitioners in the recruiting profession.... more

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Natalie Sarmiento: The Path From HR Professional to Successful Agency Founder

The episode of "Recruiting Trailblazers" features host Marcus Edwardes in conversation with Natalie Sarmiento, founder of Engage Engineer Search, a... more

14 Jun 2024 · 44 minutes
Jeremy Jenson: Knowing Your Niche and Building a Thriving Recruitment Firm in 2024.

In today's episode, our host Marcus Edwardes sits down with Jeremy Jensen, founder and CEO of Encore Search Partners, a... more

31 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Will McGhee: Productizing Your Recruiting Value-Prop to Win

This episode of Recruiting Trailblazers with Marcus Edwardes features a deep dive into the evolving world of recruitment with guest... more

17 May 2024 · 48 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Why Your BD Outreach Might Not Be Working Right Now

This week - Marcus opines on Agency Recruiters' struggles in securing those all-important "first-convos" with prospective clients.What's the issue? What's... more

10 May 2024 · 7 minutes
Tom Willis: Founding an Agency - Off To The Races in 6 Months!

In this insightful episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, Marcus dives into the journey of Tom Willis, a successful recruitment entrepreneur who... more

26 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Is AI Going to Make All Recruiters Sound the Same?

A quick 5 minute rant by Marcus : Whilst AI should be embraced throughout the recruiting lifecycle - it... more

19 Apr 2024 · 5 minutes
Kate Brogden: The Secrets to Leading a Boutique Search Firm- People, Process and Passion.

In this enlightening episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, Marcus sits down with Kate Brogden, a seasoned professional in the executive search... more

05 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
Brad Terry: Dominate Your Niche The Contingency Way

This week - a conversation between Marcus Edwardes, the host of Recruiting Trailblazers, and his guest Brad Terry, the... more

20 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
Susan Burke: From Intake to Offer, Getting it Right- On The Inside of the Org.

Susan Burke is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for PeaceHealth. During the conversation, they (Marcus and Susan) delve into... more

06 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: This Might Be The End of the Line - Thoughts?

185 episodes in the can, over 100K downloads, I think it might be time to move on. Thanks to everyone... more

29 Feb 2024 · 3 minutes
Laura Victoria: Mastering the Art and Science of Talent Acquisition

The Evolution of Talent Acquisition: An Interview with Laura VictoriaIn this engaging episode of 'Inside HR', host Marcus Edwardes sits... more

16 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: How to Massively Improve Your Cold Outreach Game

Summary:In this podcast episode, Marcus Edwardes discusses the negative impact of mass outreach and the importance of prioritizing quality over... more

02 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Why The Human Touch Matters More Than Ever in Recruiting

Marcus opines on the importance of the human touch in the age of AI recruiting - touching on:The Rise of... more

24 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
David Wells: The Art and Science of Executive Recruiting

In this cracking podcast episode, host Marcus Edwardes and seasoned executive recruiter David Wells explore various facets of recruitment ranging... more

13 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
Jerry McMillin: From Agency to TA Leader: Insights, Strategies and Reflections

In this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, Marcus Edwardes engages in a revealing conversation with Jerry McMillin, the director of technical... more

04 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
Andrew Flowers: The 7 Top Trends Shaping the Recruiting Economy

In this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, host Marcus Edwardes welcomes back expert labor economist, Andrew Flowers from APPCAST. The discussion... more

22 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
Ben Otero: How to Succeed Today in TA, ChatGPT and The Recruiting Architect.

In this enlightening podcast episode, Marcus Edwardes engages in an exploration of the role of a recruiter in the era... more

15 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
Logan Marsh: Unveiling the Myths and Realities of TA Leadership

Welcome to the Recruiting Trailblazers podcast! In this episode, Marcus Edwardes interviews Logan Marsh, a global talent acquisition leader and... more

07 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
Julie & Marcus: Holiday Movie Draft 2023

This week's guest is TA Leader, Julie Coucoules.Julie and Marcus discuss their top five holiday movies: - Julie's number... more

24 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Joe Kotch: Talent Acquisition, Agency Recruiting and Everything In-Between!

In this episode of 'Recruiting Trailblazers', host Marcus Edwardes sits down with Joe Kotch, a 30 year veteran of the... more

17 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Marta Riggins: How Employer Branding Fuels Recruiting, Engagement and Success

This podcast is a fascinating conversation between the host, Marcus Edwardes, and his guest, Marta Riggins. The dialogue sheds... more

07 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
Amanda Halle: Unraveling AI for TA & Recruiters.

Amanda is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Growth Partners. Embracing the Journey of AI: An Interview with Amanda HalleIn... more

03 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Melissa Grabiner: Job Seeking Advice From a Top Linked In Recruiting Voice!

In this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, host Marcus Edwardes converses with the distinguished talent acquisition professional, Melissa Grabiner. Melissa, with... more

19 Oct 2023 · 38 minutes
Holden Lager: How to Get Hired By a Staffing/Recruiting Agency

Holden Lager is a Talent Acquisition Leader with 8+ years of experience in the Staffing & Recruiting Industry. The first... more

06 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
Krista Tan: Helping Recruiters Connect, Upskill and Find Work Through Community

In this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, host Marcus Edwardes discusses with guest Krista Tan, her journey from Premier Talent Partners... more

22 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Stoic Philosophies to Help You Succeed as a Recruiter

Marcus shares a handful of his favorite Stoic Philosophies that can help you succeed as a recruiter.

22 Sep 2023 · 9 minutes
Reno Perry: How Influencer Marketing May Change the Face of Recruiting

Reno Perry is the Founder @ Wiseful - who connect companies to top talent from untapped, online communities leveraging the... more

15 Sep 2023 · 39 minutes
Adam Smith: Getting Internal Talent Acquisition Aligned with the Business

Welcome to Recruiting Trailblazers - a podcast where we delve into the world of talent acquisition with industry experts from... more

08 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: The Victory Mindset You Can Leverage to Succeed in 2023

Marcus shares his experience watching the Prime Documentary "Just.One.Mile." - and how the protagonist's mindset can work for you during... more

01 Sep 2023 · 7 minutes
James Lafferty: From Agency to Corporate Talent Acquisition Leader

James is originally from the UK and now lives in Austin, Texas having moved in 2015. James is the VP... more

25 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: 12 Pearls of Recruiting Wisdom You May Have Missed

Marcus shares a dozen absolute gems from Recruiting Trailblazers vault of excellence!

18 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Talking Business Development with Recruiting Trainer Brad Wolff

Marcus chops it up with Brad Wolff on the subject of Business Development and Cold Calling.

11 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Ten Cracking Clips on Recruiting You Can Take to the Bank

Marcus replays 10 amazing clips from previous podcasts

04 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Handling the Objection: We're on a Hiring Freeze"

Marcus lays out his rules for a positive BD mindset and reveals a crafty way of circumventing the objection "We're... more

28 Jul 2023 · 7 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: So, A Moth Walks Into a Podiatrist's Office.....

This week - Marcus opines on procrastination as a Recruiter - and how to reverse engineer the right amount of... more

21 Jul 2023 · 8 minutes
Kate Butler: Business Development Strategies for Today's Wavering Economy

Kate Butler of PeopleSoar chats with Marcus about the mindset methods and magic required to be a successful recruiter/ salesperson... more

14 Jul 2023 · 38 minutes
Alden Pennington: Succeeding in a Tough Market as a Specialist Recruiter

Marcus chats with Alden Pennington about running his company, Talenta - specialists in healthcare executive recruiting.

07 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Overcoming Problems as a Recruiter, the Stoic Way!

Marcus shares his stoic-fuelled problem solving methodology for Recruiters

30 Jun 2023 · 9 minutes
Michael Pietrack: Why Niching Down Can Pay Huge Dividends

Marcus chats with Michael Pietrack Medical Affairs Recruiter - Head of TMAC Direct - Blogger - Bestselling Author - Keynote... more

23 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Cultivating Resilience as a Recruiter

It turns out the Stoics knew a thing or two about recruiting - or at least the resilience required to... more

16 Jun 2023 · 8 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: The Winning Mindset for Recruiters

Marcus reveals the winningest mindset for Recruiters once more!

09 Jun 2023 · 11 minutes
Patrick Sirmeyer: Success in Recruiting - From Order Taker to True Consultant

In this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, host Marcus Edwardes interviews Patrick Sirmeyer, the CEO of Luxus Plus, a multi-vertical recruitment... more

02 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
Andrew Lewis: It's a Very Interesting Time to Be a Recruiter!

SummaryIn this episode of Recruiting Trailblazers, host Marcus Edwardes interviews Andrew Lewis, Head of Talent for Worldly, a sustainability insights... more

26 May 2023 · 46 minutes
Vanessa Raath: Leveraging AI to Become a Better Recruiter

In this era of rapid digital transformation, we are witnessing the remarkable power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in unlocking the... more

18 May 2023 · 35 minutes
Joel Lalgee: How to Go Beyond Cold Outreach and Build Your Brand

As a recruiter, relying solely on cold outreach to find and attract talent can be a challenging and time-consuming process.... more

12 May 2023 · 53 minutes
Chris Allaire: It's The Tough Times That Define You as a Recruiter

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Chris Allaire, Co-Founder and COO of Averity. Chris is also an entrepreneur, pilot,... more

05 May 2023 · 49 minutes
Scott Whiteford: Identifying and Developing Talent the Steph Curry Way!

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Scott Whiteford, Director of Leadership Analytics at Talent Plus. Scott also serves as... more

28 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Julie Coucoules: Ten Great Movies Recruiters Need to See!

Marcus and Julie ask ChatGPT to recommend the top 10 film that Recruiters should watch - and then they discuss... more

21 Apr 2023 · 43 minutes
Adam Conrad: How Great Recruiters Deliver the Best Candidate Experience

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Adam Conrad, Founder of Great Recruiters. Adam has over 24 years of experience... more

14 Apr 2023 · 42 minutes
Khang Nguyen: The Difference Between Communicating and Connecting in Recruiting.

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Khang Nguyen, VP of Sales and Operations at CTP Consulting. He brings over... more

07 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Ryan Musselman: Why Recruiters Need to Create and Share Content on LinkedIn

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Ryan Musselman, who began his career as a recruiter for a regional credit... more

31 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: The Biggest Missed Opportunity in Recruiting & How to Resolve!

This week Marcus laments the biggest missed opportunity in Recruiting and how to adopt a 2-step strategy to resolve and... more

24 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
Brian Fink: Why Psychological Safety at Work is So Important

Marcus chats with Brian FInk about the impact of psychological safety in the workplace.

17 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Why Tenure is Overrated as a Measure of Loyalty

Marcus opines on why he thinks tenure is so overrated as a measure of reliability, steadfastness, and loyalty. Bottom line... more

10 Mar 2023 · 5 minutes
Hannah Jane: Structured Intake and Interview Strategies for The Win!

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Hannah Jane. She has over 17 years in talent acquisition leadership and people... more

02 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Jared Watts: How Sports Psychology Can Transform Your Success as a Recruiter

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Jared Watts, Director of Talent at Vantaca, a community-managed performance software company based... more

24 Feb 2023 · 47 minutes
Robin Choy: Sourcing Strategy and ChatGPT Use Cases for Recruiters.

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Robin Choy, CEO of HireSweet, a talent acquisition platform built to empower outbound... more

15 Feb 2023 · 43 minutes
Marcus Edwardes: Why You Might Consider a Move Back to Agency Recruitment

In this episode - Marcus presents a few very good reasons why Recruiters find In House recruiting so rewarding before... more

10 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
Vanessa Raath: Sourcing Secrets, Better Boolean and Chat GPT Has Arrived!

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes once again speaks with Vanessa Raath, a freelance sourcer, a global talent sourcing trainer, an... more

01 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Maddie Loomis: What Does It Take To Start an Agency Today?

In this episode, Marcus Edwardes speaks with Maddie Loomis, the Founder of Advanced Scope Talent. The company matches clinicians to... more

27 Jan 2023 · 39 minutes
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In this episode, Marcus Edwardes once again speaks with Vanessa Raath, a freelance sourcer, a global talent sourcing trainer, an international keynote... more