The Agile Career Podcast

Recruitment

January 03, 2021 Günter Richter / Eldon Davis Season 2 Episode 2
The Agile Career Podcast
Recruitment
Show Notes

In this episode, Eldon Davis joins me where we talk about recruitment and job seeking. Rather than approaching this from a job seekers perspective, we switch contexts and talk about this from a recruiters perspective. Eldon spent 18 years in talent acquisition roles. He talks about how he brought together several interests to shape his career. Eldon also shares some tips for job seekers and career changers and talks about how he is now in a career transition, mentoring and coaching others.


Key Takeaways

  • Be prepared and planned for chance meetings and networking opportunities
  • Don't underestimate the power of networking
  • Seek first to understand and then be understood
  • It is important to understand and demonstrate the difference between features and benefits
  • Always keep your skills current
  • Identify your limiting beliefs as the first step to overcome them
  • Share your knowledge with others
  • When looking for new roles, do your research and homework about these roles
  • Network and connect with others in similar roles that you are looking for
  • Be resilient because you will get turned down at some stage
  • Plan and organise your day
  • Practise gratitude and positive affirmations


Resources

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Recommended Reading

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Connect with Eldon

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