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Do you have a business by design or default?

Most solo recruiters and firm owners came into this profession by accident. Let’s face it, no one majored in recruiting. Regardless of how you entered into recruiting, you either have a recruiting business that has been built by design or by default. The vast majority of solo recruiters and recruiting firm owners we work with […]

How to Go From Corporate Recruiting to Solo Recruiter

QUESTION: I am an experienced corporate recruiter, and I am making the jump and starting my own recruiting firm which will be a sole proprietorship.  I would love to know what you would consider the most critical things to focus on with the launch of my new business and what some of the common mistakes […]

How to Market to Founders and C-Level Executives in Small Companies – Part 2

Last week Mike began answering this question. Go here to read Part 1 of his answer. QUESTION: Mike, I am looking to bring on some smaller tech companies as clients in the 30 to 100, maybe 150 employee bracket, the kind of companies that have 1 or 2 rounds of VC funding.  The issue I […]

How to Market to Founders and C-Level Executives in Small Companies – Part 1

QUESTION: Mike, I am looking to bring on some smaller tech companies as clients in the 30 to 100, maybe 150 employee bracket, the kind of companies that have 1 or 2 rounds of VC funding.  The issue I have is that my ideal hiring manager is the Chief Technology Officer/VP of Technology, which in […]

How to Manage Traffic on Your Recruiting Firm Website

QUESTION: What is the best way to manage traffic that comes to your website when you increase your social media presence? – Pete ANSWER: What a great headache to have.  Here is the biggest problem I see with people when they start getting active on social media.  It uncovered a flaw in our process with […]

Mike’s Voicemail Script That Will Get Your Calls Returned

QUESTION: Mike, do you have suggestions for leaving messages to get return phone calls?  -Howard  ANSWER: I do not know what messages you are leaving now, but I find vague messages are better.  If you are leaving detailed messages about, for example, a recruiting call, “I am working on this assignment and here are the […]

How to Set Goals That You Will Actually Follow Through On

QUESTION: What is the best way to set financial goals and actually follow through on it?  I have been in this business for 12 years.  I set goals and most of the time I do not hit it.  Any insights? – George, Atlanta, GA  ANSWER: I am envisioning clients, my own recruiters, and myself, bluntly, […]

Making the Leap from Corporate Recruiting to Starting Your Own Firm

QUESTION: I am an experienced corporate recruiter, and I am making the jump and starting my own recruiting firm which will be a sole proprietorship.  I would love to know what you would consider the most critical things to focus on with the launch of my new business and what some of the common mistakes […]

Marketing Strategies to Founders or Owners of Smaller Companies – Part 2

Last week Mike began answering this question. Go here to read Part 1 of his answer. QUESTION: Mike, I am looking to bring on some smaller tech companies as clients in the 30 to 100, maybe 150 employee bracket, the kind of companies that have 1 or 2 rounds of VC funding.  The issue I […]

Marketing Strategies to Founders or Owners of Smaller Companies – Part 1

QUESTION: Mike, I am looking to bring on some smaller tech companies as clients in the 30 to 100, maybe 150 employee bracket, the kind of companies that have 1 or 2 rounds of VC funding.  The issue I have is that my ideal hiring manager is the Chief Technology Officer/VP of Technology, which in […]

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