Ok, it had been a little while since I did one of my musical posts and this one will be a little different. It’s a pretty new album and it’s decidedly NOT metal. If you look on wikipedia Mumford and Sons are described as a “British Folk Rock Band”...whatever that means. Regardless, they totally rock and I’d highly recommend if you are looking for something cool. This post is dedicated to them and will hopefully share a few recruiting/job search advice from their album “Sigh No More”.
Love that will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, - Sigh No More
not really sure the recruiting hook here but I love this line and this
song. I’m sure you could make some snarky joke about Corporate America
or who companies will always dismay or enslave you but I’m trying to
start this on a positive note.
And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again - The Cave
This song pretty much rules, check the video here.
I really like this line for people who are having a hard time finding a
job. Interviewing sucks, and it’s very difficult. The trick, is to
take all these interviewing experiences good and bad...and get better.
Next time your name is called for an interview, be ready and kill it.
And my head told my heart
"Let love grow"
But my heart told my head
"This time no
This time no" - Winter Winds
quote that aligns perfectly with my recruiting thoughts..trust your
heart. Doesn’t matter if you are a hiring manager or a job seeker. If
something tells you “this is off” it probably is. Now, I’m not sure
you’re head should ever tell you to “let love grow” in a work setting
but we’ll leave that to the HR folks....for now, trust your heart when
looking at a new job.
It seems that all my bridges have been burned - Roll Away Your Stone
you burned bridges? Not sure? Think about it. The second to last
thing you want to do is burn bridges....the LAST thing you want to do is
burn bridges and not realize it. Take time every now and again to
think about your networking and former coworkers and if you’ve burnt
bridges try to repair them. If you can’t repair them....that’s fine,
just make sure you don’t ask them to be references!
Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life - White Blank Page
quote makes me think of mentors and people I’ve looked up to in my
career. Mentors are hugely important. A mentor is with you for life
and if you are a mentor to someone...be there for them when they need
I really fucked it up this time - Little Lion Man
Lion Man is probably Mumford and Sons most popular song...it’s awesome.
The recruiting link? Well, we all f it up sometimes....it’s
inevitable. So, when you f it up....don’t avoid it. Embrace the
experience and grow from it.
And you have your choices
And these are what make man great
His ladder to the stars - Timshel
REALLY like this quote for people looking to do great things. There
are times in your career when you have choices and those choices will
make your career. Some of them are HUGE and some might not be as big.
But the fact is, the choices you make in your career will be your
ladder to the stars. Are you up for the challenge?
My weakness I feel I must finally show - Awake my soul
you honestly, truly want to grow as an employee...you have to expose
your weaknesses and grow. In order to become great, you have to focus
on those things and turn them into strengths. Find a mentor, talk to
them about your weaknesses and grow.
it for this one, I’m on the road this week for work so I’ll try to post
again but it might be a busy week. Good luck out there this week, more