What happens when recruiters look for work?

What happens when recruiters look for work? Do they suffer the same issues as regular job seekers? The answer may surprise you. Listen in as a recruiter – Keith True, shares his experiences as a recent job seeker and the advice he has for his fellow recruiters.


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KEITH TRUE is a Senior Recruiter with Cameron, a Schlumberger company. Connect with him on LinkedIn

Buy my books at 50% off until November 1, 2017

My publisher, Createspace, is changing its pricing and distribution policies. As of November 1st, I will no longer be allowed to give discounts via their eStore. So, what does this mean to you?

From now, until November 1, 2017, all of my books can be purchased at 50% discount (if you use the discount codes I provide). After November 1st, they will remain full price and available via Amazon. I have been told that my books are a great resource for teams of sourcers, recruiters and HR professionals involved with workforce planning. If you ever had an interest in purchasing some of my work, now would be an optimum time.


  • Resume Forensics – Sourcing training manual for finding free resumes and passive candidates on Google.  For 50% off, use discount code: SL6J8AD3 
  • Content is the New Sourcing – Strategies for attracting passive candidates.   For 50% off, use discount code: SKUZ9MR5
  • Retention is the New Recruiting – Case studies and strategies for retaining your workforce.   For 50% off, use discount code: TKZ697K3
  • Musings of Man and Machine – How robots and automation are affecting the world of work now and in the future. (I have presented variations of this material at conferences in Amsterdam, Singapore, Copenhagen and New Zealand)  For 50% off, use discount code: QVZ8LF8B


  • The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World: Job Search Strategies for Unemployed, Underemployed and Unhappily Employed People.  (Although written for job seekers, entrepreneurs and gig workers may find this information useful as well.) For 50% off, use discount code: VEKR9E5X

Please note, when ordering books via CreateSpace, you can only use one discount code per sale. As a result, to get each book at 50% off, you will have to order each book separately and not as a collection. Also, the discount codes can only be used on the CreateSpace website and not on Amazon. 

I will not have a sale like this again. As I said, it is an unusual circumstance that I hope you and/or your organization will take advantage of before November 1, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your interest and support!


How To Hire an Impostor to Interview For You

Once upon a time, it was not so unusual to interview someone from India, hire them and then a completely different person shows up to work. I was surprised to learn this but, not my guest – AK Menon. We chatted about that trend and a few things going on now in India. Truly interesting chat, especially if you have an interest in H1-B visas. Tune in for all the fun.

In this podcast:

00:44 – I thought it was strange but he thought it was pretty common
02:47- I could hire someone to interview, posing as me
06:32 – The person we interviewed is not the person we hired?
10:00 – Once social media became popular, false profiles lessened
13:30 – I imagine Trump slowing down H1-B visas has a profound effect on India
16:48 – Are you forced to do business with other countries more than you normally would?
19:49 – They realize that what brought them here will not get them to the next level
22:00 – So much opportunities for entrepreneurs; not just in


A.K. Menon helps clients find local talent, GLOBALLY.

Since 1992 Options Executive Search Private Limited has been providing a personalized touch to the professional service of finding the right person for every job, focussing on the right cultural fit.

During the past decade, we have helped several hundred Indian professionals, employed abroad and desirous of relocating to India, to find the right opportunities matching their competency and aspirations.Schedule an appointment with http://askmenon.com/scheduletime.php

We have helped several startups ( Indian, large MNCs, venture capital funded portfolio companies and others) to identify their core team to kick start and drive their businesses in India.

Presently involved in orchestrating a network of similar minded recruitment professionals to provide hiring solutions for companies needing quality talent, Pan India & abroad!

Contact AK Menon

Twitter: @achyutmenon
LinkedIn: http://in.linkedin.com/in/achyutmenon
Web: http://www.optionsindia.com


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Should robots have the same rights as human beings?

Can you imagine a world where robots have the same personal and legal rights as human beings? Jim Stroud examines the possibilities in this episode of The Jim Stroud Show. Subscribe to this blog now!

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The Future of Email and its Impact on Recruiting

During the SourceCon conference, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the “Talk Talent To Me” podcast with Rob Stevenson. After catching up with one another, we discussed some of the finer points of my presentation, “Email, I love you! You’re perfect. Now, change.” Listen in to see what you missed.

By the way, check out my lucky socks! (Thanks Rob!)

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