Well, it was a red letter day in Berlin. I took a full two hours to walk home from my client's office, doing all that charming European stuff like wandering into independent book shops along the way, stopping here and there to (literally) smell the roses. I have a real thing for Berlin flower shops, as it were.
So, over the weekend, I became completely obsessed with this article I read on Medium. It's written by Mikael Cho, who is apparently the co-founder of a Montreal-based startup called Crew.
Go read it immediately. The whole thing. It's a wonderful crash course in how to apply for jobs in the 21st century, and it inspired this week's episode. I am completely flabbergasted at the emotional disconnect that happens in the hiring process these days. I understand being nervous, but there's a difference between being professional and being too formal in a bizarre, outdated kind of way.
Your number one takeaway should be this: start talking to recruiters as if they're humans, man.
Anyway, I highlight a few of his better points in this episode -- and I also highlight another startup that has really got it going on as far as The Future of Hiring is concerned.
Excited to hear your thoughts on this one.
PS: Feel free to share this video with someone who needs it. Of course I'd love you to shout all about it on Facebook (and you're welcome to do so); but mostly, I'd like you to send it directly to someone who might benefit from this kind of information.
PPS: I'm 10 days into this really cool thing called #The100DayProject. Check it out. It's a great exercise in discipline, and I encourage you to join in -- it's never too late, after all. I'm singing a song a day on Instagram. And I'm taking requests.