Don’t learn how to shave on my face!

As the son of an old school barber, this phrase has particular relevance for me. I remember well the leather belt for sharpening the straightedge razor, the hot towel and the shaving cream dispenser.  This simple act that many men perform for themselves everyday gets elevated to a high art form when performed by a…

Your Marketing Recruiter Doesn’t Know Marketing!

So Why Are They Your Marketing Recruiter? Believe it or not, over my 10+ years of marketing search, I have heard the following: • Our retained recruiter told us there is no such thing as a senior product manager • We asked our search partner to send us strategic marketing candidates and all we are…

Passive-Aggressive Interviewing (And Why It Doesn’t Work)

Let’s face it, we Minnesotans have a reputation for being passive aggressive.  Minnesota nice often means that I will not tell you what I really think or want but I will be deeply disappointed in you if you don’t understand.  This is not just when your mother-in-law suggests she that can get on a 20-foot…

The Haystack Just Got Bigger!

In my role as a serial networker (aka MedTech Recruiter), I am accustomed to senior MedTech leaders asking me what I am seeing / hearing in the employment market.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Crisis, this has gone up exponentially. As a result of millions of people now unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shut down, there…