×

The Top 5 Episodes To Listen To If You Want To Become A Leader

Becoming a leader and managing a team is one of the key paths a recruiter can take, and if you’re reading this – you’re probably considering management (or already mentoring) as we speak. 

I’ve been incredibly lucky to host some inspirational leaders on the podcast, all of whom have different personalities, management styles and advice to aspiring or current leaders.

So, without further ado – here are the top 5 episodes to listen to if you want to become a leader!

I loved recording this episode because although Arjun’s journey into recruitment was similar to most, he quickly progressed and now leads teams of 20+ people, which is no mean feat. 

What’s more, is that he still bills alongside this – something that we all know is an incredibly challenging task. We unpack so much on this episode, inclusive of leading large-scale teams.

Jay is such a unique guest on the podcast, not only due to his infectious personality, but also how he focusses on uplifting and driving positivity as a leader. 

Too often we hear about the tough-natured managers in recruitment, and Jay shows that the “beating with a stick” approach doesn’t always work.

If you’re looking to maximise your team’s billings, then this episode is definitely for you. Shaun talks about how he built a million-pound billing team, as well as how to sustain high performance and get the most out of your team!

Being human and empathetic are two key traits that a successful manager should possess, and Mel and I unpack this in depth in this episode. She talks about her experiences as a manager, as well as how managers got the best out of her as a consultant.

This is an excellent episode that discusses not only leadership, but how leadership can differ when working in a larger corporation to a smaller, boutique-feel consultancy. Michael worked at Michael Page before transitioning, and this episode is ideal for those who are in a similar situation!

What episodes do you think we’re missing that have had the biggest impact on your career as a recruiter? Leave a comment below!

The Top 5 Episodes To Listen To If You’re Building A New Market

Building out a new market in recruitment is incredibly challenging, regardless of how experienced you are as a recruiter. 

Whether it’s building a market due to changing companies, or building a market due to increased demands from clients – the trials and tribulations that come with carving out a niche can be difficult to overcome.

I’ve loved speaking to multiple recruiters who have had the task of building out a new market, as everybody has their approach, mindset and technique. 

The podcasts below are the stand-out episodes for me, all of which have their own unique takeaways.

So, without further ado – here are the top 5 episodes to listen to if you want to build a new market!

This is an excellent episode to listen to if you’re feeling demotivated whilst building out a new market – because Chris has built out 4! After recently building out a Sweden tech division for his current agency, he shared a lot of insight which would add value to anyone looking for additional resource and motivation.

 I loved recording this episode as it covers building out a new market, but also how to do this whilst relocating overseas. Lewis has built out a Danish tech market from scratch, and more recently built out his companies US business from scratch!

Gabbi’s episode is ideal for those who are looking at building a niche within a niche, especially if you’re looking at local geographies. She built out the testing market from scratch in her current role, specifically covering the north-west.

This episode is perfect for those who are struggling with the candidate side as well as the client-side of building a new desk. Too often we focus on business development without realising that candidates are also a core part of building out a successful market. We unpack how Sophie also won her clients within Tech Sales, specifically in the graduate market.

Susan shares her “land and expand” approach once a new market has been built. Again, in recruitment, we are very focussed on new business, and Susan talks about the importance of expanding your client base and maximising what you already have.

What episodes do you think we’re missing that have had the biggest impact on your career as a recruiter? Leave a comment below!

The Top 5 Episodes To Listen To If You’re Starting Out In Recruitment

If you’ve just started your journey in the world of recruitment, you’re in the right place. Undoubtedly, you’ve probably got many questions about recruitment, and you may even be apprehensive because there’s a lot to learn. However, I was in your shoes once, as were the recruiters on each episode I’ve listed below.

My main motivation for starting the podcast was to provide valuable resources for recruiters, so they could grow and develop their careers without limits. 

So, without further ado – here are the top 5 episodes to listen to if you’re starting out in recruitment!

This is the perfect episode for new recruiters who are struggling to make their first deal. Although the feeling of placing a candidate or winning a new client is great, it can often take a little longer for some recruiters. 

James and I unpack this in detail in this episode, as well as covering how he progressed from billing £0 in his first 12 months, through to achieving “Top Biller” status in his agency as well as leading a team.

I loved recording this episode with Melissa! Not only does she have 8+ years of recruitment experience, but she talks about her journey as a graduate through to a manager. 

You’ll get some excellent advice on client relationship building in this episode as well as building a winning mindset.

This was a poignant episode, as Amy delves into day plans, the power of organisation and maximising your desk. She also started recruitment as a graduate and progressed to Director status within 6 years, and her story is incredibly inspiring – especially if you’re a female in recruitment!

This episode with Susan is a deep-dive into “landing and expanding” clients, which may sound like something you’d aspire to start doing once you’re well-versed in recruitment, however, it’s never too early to start working smart with the clients you do have. 

We often get caught up in the buzz of new business that we forget the importance of nurturing the clients that you already have.

Not only was Connor Hey a trainee priest (you heard it here first), but he’s also had to navigate building his desk during the Covid-19 pandemic. For many recruiters, this will be your current reality. 

Connor articulates his journey in recruitment with complete clarity, and an episode I’d highly recommend for anyone who has just started out in recruitment.

What episodes do you think we’re missing that have had the biggest impact on your career as a recruiter? Leave a comment below!

Every other week receive practical advice, tips and tactics directly into your inbox to help you improve your performance as a recruiter 🚀