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We didn't want to call this our Manifesto or Core Values.
But we want you to really get to know us. You’re here because you want to be a better recruiter, and we can get you there. Before going any further, it’ll be helpful to understand who we are, and exactly what you’re getting yourself into. These are our defining characteristics and our inconvenient truths.
Enjoy the first few, and then click through for the complete summary.
Practice kindness every day. Random acts of kindness don’t need to be random, but they should be consistent. It takes listening loudly and genuinely wanting the best for others. You’ll be amazed at how it comes back to you. Everyone prefers to work with kind people. Aggressively find ways to add value unexpectedly.
Consistency is key. In school they probably told you how cramming for a test wouldn’t help you in the long run. Getting in shape isn’t one day of eating perfectly and the fastest sprint you can manage. Practice makes perfect. The same is true in recruiting and just about everything else.
Be a lifelong learner. We have a massive focus on continuous improvement for ourselves and our businesses. We are constant readers, masterclass takers, researchers, and students. We have our own coaches. Better is always achievable. We know your whole life will be better if you also adopt this mindset.
Our mission to elevate. The fact that our industry has the term “Ruse Recruiting” is simply appalling. If doctors had a technique known as Deceit Diagnosis to get you in, you’d never trust one again. In our role as coaches, we’re often asked “what should I say if” questions. What should I say if they ask why I’m calling? The answer always boils down to the truth. You’d be shocked at how well it works. Our goal is to raise the ethics and acceptable standards of behavior in the recruiting industry.
We’re in this together. We aren’t old school trainers teaching the same tired material. We’re headhunters who love to learn, innovate, test, refine, and teach. Tricia has owned and operated an award-winning executive search firm for half her life, and she’s 46. Jason is closer to a decade in, with amazing results because he’s so far outside the box. This isn’t theoretical, or what used to work. We share what works and what doesn’t work as we constantly refine and improve our techniques.
Meet Jason & Tricia
Jason Thibeault, Superhero
He has been called Batman, Ninja, Wizard, Pirate, Rocket Scientist, Genius, Professor, (Space) Cowboy, Philosopher, and The Most Interesting Man alive – some of these even by other people. When he isn’t dreaming up epithets for himself, he has built a reputation as one of the most truly gifted headhunters in the country. His specialty is getting into the mind of his prospect and finding where they could be hiding. Sherlock Holmes has his face on a dart board, and James Bond was heard to remark, “I ordered shaken, not nerd.” Email Jason
Tricia Tamkin, Gladiator
Her very name conjures mystery. Unless you’ve heard of her, of course. In which case you know Tricia has started eight successful companies, one of which she has been running since phones had cords. She’s well known in the recruiting world, has spoken at over 40 events, and quoted in multiple magazines, trade journals and possibly the occasional Saturday Night Live skit. Her deep experience in business over the last 25 years enables her to see the big picture for virtually anyone’s needs. She’ll offer you counsel in a way that is perspective changing and entertaining, and always focused on your results. Email Tricia