Derek Zeller talks about a #Life and Work-Changing event that happened to him while he interviewed a young job applicant years ago.
HR Latte, episode 82
“There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts, before this, and after this.” – Unknown
Derek Zeller, is an avid writer and a Recruiting Consultant. He has spent years honing his craft as a recruiter and has an in-depth understanding of the value of the right kind of interview for the right situation.
“This, however, is going to be a dark ride that I am penning and it should, if you are not a total narcissist, will raise your blood pressure to new heights and yet, by the end of the story, have you standing on your feet clapping and saying, hell yeah, you go girl, as tears stream down your face.” – Derek Zeller in A Simple Question: A Complicated Answer – The Interview. Read this post in which Zeller addresses the impact of an interview he did years ago had on his career and, ultimately, his life.
“She had been raped 8 months before…, and I lost it – so, I’m still not over it. I don’t want make it about me, that’s why it took me so long to write this. I just sat there, I just stared. I mean, I had no idea. This is the first time that I was just dropped.” – Derek Zeller
Discussion Points for this #Life Podcast:
- The true moments that have impacted your life
- The Blessing and the Curse of being Open and Over-sharing
- Authenticity in story-telling
- Why it’s important to talk about NOW
- Women’s Issues
- When it’s time to say, “Enough is enough”
We look forward to more recruiting and life stories from Derek Zeller.
“When you are born, you sign a social contract that says you are going to be good to each other…, We as a society, men and women, need to heal each other, we need to stand with each other, we need to be a unit, we need to start saying, ‘no, it’s not happening.’ It takes a village, it takes a tribe – we need to open up and I’m telling you, when we do – it’s a waterfall of goodness.” – Zeller
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