Author: reqfeedadmin

TED Talk – Are we really in control of our decisions?

This is an interesting TED talk.  It shows how little we actually make decisions and how we are influenced by the choices around you.  Towards the end he talks about three subscriptions choices.  It is fascinating and I know this has worked in the past on hiring managers.

Advice on Failure from Louis CK

Anytime I can add some Louis CK it is always a good thing. Life-Quotes-Leaving-behind-failure-Louis-CKFailure4

I know it is cliche to talk about what you learned… when did a weakness materialize? However if you are able to take the time and learn from the situation you will grow. Learning is important and great knowledge comes from devastating failure.

To be transparent, my greatest failures have always been when my expectations and ability to communicate do not intersect at the right point. Team work is so reliant on those two things coming together at the right time. I have spent countless hours working to be a better communicator and making sure my team is aware of the expectations are clearly communicated within the team. I am not afraid to say that I have left many a “dead body” on the floor and have been taught to look at it and gather information. Others have brought me back to the scene of the “crime” to make sure a failure in the now, becomes a success in the future.

See more life lessons from Loius CK here: caution possible some nsfw language.

Reqfeed and What I Am Trying to Accomplish


Welcome to Reqfeed. I hope it treats you well.

Reqfeed is a place where recruiters and human resource professionals can catch up on the latest industry news. I will write with an opinion and hope to have some disagreements along the way. Honesty- I hope my writing conveys that, and it comes through daily. Sharing- of thoughts and ideas, what is working out there in the industry and what is not. Veterans- I want to discuss the obstacles our Veterans face when they integrate into the civilian world. Veteran Initiatives- What is working out there right now, what companies have a clear vision and procedures in place. Leadership- what focuses those who are successful. What struggles have you/I overcome.

Future articles: So you want to be a recruiter? ,Hiring Veterans, Strengths v. Weakness or: why I only care about what I am good at, PHR and SPHR, Paying it forward, Setting up an Automated Life, Networking: Or how I learned to stop worrying and always take the lunch.

Interviews, several of you in my network have been kind enough to let me sit down and talk to you about your career.

There will be forums in the future and an “Inside the Den” section to share our stories.

Content is king, let me know if you would like to contribute.