While there are things you can’t control in life, but what you can control is keeping yourself in check for the best performance. It’s in human nature to strive for success rather than failure, but as much as people like to become successful in their life, there is no proven formula for obtaining success fast and easy. If there is one I’d say it’s:
1% Talent + 1% Luck + 98% Execution = Desired Outcomes
When it comes to execution, there are many ways to tackle how you do one task to another. Everyone learns differently and thus do things differently as a result. With that in mind, what’s more, important to understand or the key to achieving your goals and generating desirable results is setting yourself up for success day after days, week after weeks and month after months. What you decide to dedicate your time, mental energy and effort to at this moment impact the result you’ll gain tomorrow and over time. …
Being a new technical recruiter, a common first challenge is dealing with the constant changes in the technology space. As eager as I was to achieving positive results, there is just so much to learn! From tooling to languages, to frameworks and fundamentals in addition to strategies and techniques in screening, interviewing and follow up. With that being said, two things I believe that would separate “good” and “great” recruiters are attitudes and actions.
By attitude, I refer not only to the culture fit, team fit, and the big “why”, but more so the personalized“drive” that each client has. …
I don’t know about you, but cold outreach has been a really effective tool for me… I’ve been able to engage CEOs, VC’s, Influencers and just about anyone else I’ve ever really focused on connecting with.
In fact when I make a concerted effort I’d say my average response rate is roughly 1 in 2.
It’s not magic and I’m not fudging the numbers, I follow a simple process and it works:
I can make a prediction about someone regardless of who they are or what they do for a living. Would you like to know what that prediction is?
I predict that you receive too many emails a day. More than you can handle. Work, friends, family, promotions, spam. At most you probably have just enough time to barely skim them.
So if I were to send you an email today, you’d probably miss it. But what if I sent you another email tomorrow? And then another one a week later? Think you’d take notice?
That’s the power of a follow up. People like to throw out some metric like “90% of connections are made after the 10th follow up.” I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know that every time I follow up with people who haven’t responded to me (even if it’s just one follow up) I get WAY more responses. …