Can you believe it? A real book deal from yours truly, on the only topic worth reading about… recruitment.
I’ve even found a decent Illustrator, just until the official guys take over, for the book.
If you’d like to pre-order a copy, come at me in the comments.
If you’re happy enjoying it digitally, there’s a sizeable snippet below…
These meetings provide a chance for everyone to connect as a team and discuss high level strategy.
This week’s strategy lesson comes in the form of a nifty catchphrase.
“Back to basics, please gang!” bellows the boss.
David nods in agreement whilst clicking ‘Apply’ on a job ad he’s seen for a Zoo Keeper.
Geoff was delighted with the offer, but his wife has raised some queries.
Although these were answered in the first interview, this call gives Daz another chance to show his professionalism.
“Hi Geoff” says Daz excitedly, as he searches ‘Rehab clinics’ on Google Maps.
This is an important part of her job and shows her boss just how hard she works.
“Let’s see… 25 new clients added to the database” smiles Jaz, filling out her form.
Jazmine knows she’s a great recruiter. She hasn’t made any money yet, but that’s just a matter of time.
If she’s not billed in 3 months, she’ll move companies for a well deserved £10k pay rise.
This is the only part of the day which doesn’t make him sad. The worst part of Chris’s day is straight after lunch, as he looks at his empty plate, full of regret.
“Gym tomorrow” thinks Chris as he opens another packet of crisps.
“We need a contact number for your girlfriend here” says Dani, “just in case of emergency.”
“It’ll have to be my mum for now” says Sam.
Dani’s plan’s worked. This will be her 7th office relationship, but the vibes between the two are unquestionably X-Rated.
“I wonder whether I can change him to someone I actually like as a person?” ponders Dani.
Sam writes down his fiancee’s phone number titled ‘Mum’.
“Another one bites the dust” he sends on the Lads WhatsApp group.
He’s taken his two colleagues Shanice and Bex.
They really have the magic touch when it comes to this hiring manager.
Mistaking sexual enthusiasm for buying signals, Toby suggests offering all 3 candidates in process.
Bex feels something brush her knee as the client gives two thumbs up.
“Wow!” she thinks, “experienced and talented.”
Toby is a really great Account Manager.
He’s been in here for 48 minutes.
He can hear a queue of people outside.
“They sound angry” he thinks.
Rex finds, if he takes off his shoes, he can properly relax.
After this episode of Eastenders he’ll smoke a quick ciggie, before a few hours frowning at the printer.
“Recruitment’s hard” thinks Rex.
Some of the words are in capitals, so as to stand out.
“What an innovative way of communicating” he thinks. “I can’t wait for the afternoon to start, so I can try out some of these suggestions.” he replies.
Jason flicks through his contract, to look for anywhere it stipulates murder-suicides being explicitly forbidden.
“Damn! Yep it’s here…” he remarks, stumbling over point 1.b.
She spent 5 hours in a strip club last night, with her boss.
This morning, Jen’s wonders whether she likes the person she’s turning into.
“Maybe I need to be more professional?” she wonders.
“Just until he leaves his wife.”
She’s just changed her password. Sadly, it can’t be the same as the one she used last time.
She’s learnt so much in her first 6 months in recruitment.
Her most valuable lesson has been suppressing all her hopes and dreams.
Sarah knows buying more shoes won’t stop her crying, but she gives it another go, for good measure.
Fairly obviously, I’m not going to share the entire book with you.
Global Headhunter & Account Manager at Emerald Technology
Recruitment Consultant - Isle of Man at Boston Link
Trainee Recruitment Consultant at Monarch Recruitment