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5 Ted Talks Every Recruiter Needs To Watch

5 TED talks every recruiter needs to watch

Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie in the field of recruitment, the process of learning should never cease. A perfect recruiter should be in constant search of motivation and new and innovative ideas. While there are numerous books recruiters can read to keep their minds full of ideas, there are plenty of TED Talks available on the internet by great recruiters around that world that can spark up amazing ideas. Here is a list of the top 5 TED talks every recruiter needs to watch.

On one hand, no one can assess a role better than a recruiter. On the other hand, often recruiters fall into monotonous routines and their visions can get a bit myopic. That’s why it becomes important for recruiters to keep their minds flooding with new ideas and inspirations. One amazing way of doing so is by watching TED talks that are given by some of the renowned recruiters and HR professionals in the world.

TED talks sound like an old-school idea to gain knowledge. However, our team has dived deep into the internet to find some valuable resources for you. We have curated a list of the top 5 TED talks that every recruiter needs to watch to gain valuable knowledge. Without much ado, let’s take a look at the list.

1. Celeste Headlee: 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation

The ability to communicate efficiently is probably the most important skill any recruiter should have. Not just simple communication, but an effective conversation with a balance of listening and talking is what makes a recruiter great. In a nutshell, every recruiter needs to possess the art of initiating and sustaining conversations. In this video, Celeste Headlee demonstrates 10 tips that can help recruiters become better conversationalists.

2. Jia Jiang: What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection

The recruiting process is not always rainbows and sunshine. It also includes some aspects of sales in it. And just like any other sales job, recruiters also face rejection. So, rejection from their hiring managers, candidates is a crucial part of recruiters’ life. In this TEDtalk, Jia Jiang shares his experiences as a six-year-old, how he started started his company. He also walks us through his 100 days of Rejection Therapy where he learns how to handle being turned down.

3. Regina Hartley: Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume

Every day recruiters go through a bazillion resumes and some of them may not even be relevant to what you’re looking for. If you think that this experience has given you a pretty good idea of what you’re looking for, this TED talk may challenge you. Selling a great resume is easy, however, it’s not the only thing that matters. In this TED talk, Regina Hartley explains why it is important to analyze a candidate not only based on their resume, but also on their potential.

4. Laura Vanderkam: How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

Time management is one of the most important skills that every recruiter needs to manage. Recruiters often tend to focus only on recruiting and give minimal time to themselves or anything else. It’s often bewildering where all our ‘free time’ goes by. In this TED talk, Laura Vanderkam explains how recruiters can manage their time and maintain a perfect work and free time balance.

5. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

As said before as well, communication is the key to a perfect hiring process. However, recruiters need to focus on their non-verbal communication skills as well, which involves their body language. In this TED talk, Amy Cuddy, who is a Social Psychologist, presents her research on how your body language can affect all your interactions and shape who you are.



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