I can remember when I first got into the recruiting game hearing about special training sessions being run for ‘experienced perm consultants only’; or perhaps for those consultants considering a move into the Executive Search space. Every few weeks a group of carefully selected consultants (who had received the exclusive invitation to attend the workshop) […]
About Paul Slezak
Paul Slezak is a cofounder of RecruitLoop – a global marketplace of expert sourcers and recruiters available on-demand.
With over 20 years experience in the recruitment industry and having worked for both an international publicly listed group as well as a global niche recruitment business, Paul has been a hands-on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the industry across Australia, the USA, Asia, and Europe.
He has seen international success in the highly competitive recruitment industry by applying his professionalism, drive and creativity to develop and deliver solutions that exceed business expectations, and push the boundaries to create innovative solutions.
Paul is also an avid writer and blogger. One day he would still really like to host his own talk show!
He holds Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Arts from Macquarie University. He is also the author of “Hand Gels & Steam Buns – Confessions of an Expatriate Germaphobe in Asia” (2012), and co-author of “21 things to do to get a new job NOW!” (2009).
Entries by Paul Slezak
I’m sure we all have a few “life lessons” that we have learned or picked up along the way that, for whatever reason, have made a particularly strong impression. When I was in 1st grade I distinctly remember Mrs McIntyre telling us that it was rude to point at other people when you spoke to […]
Many years ago I was sent along to an external training course. A group of us had supposedly been identified as ‘rising stars’ and the seminar was going to help us reach our career goals. “How to be a Successful Salesperson and Still Deliver First Class Customer Service”. This was going to be my career game […]
One thing I learned very early on in my career looking after teams of recruiters is that every single new consultant needs to know that, as their manager, you truly appreciate where they’re sitting in terms of their level of competency. I also quickly learned that their perceived level of competency then had a direct […]
I wrote this post on a plane from Australia to Singapore. Before my flight I had a bit of time in the airport so I went for a wander through the bookstore and found myself looking at some of the latest releases … biographies, fiction, ‘true crime’ (really?), sci-fi (no thanks!) … It didn’t take me […]
My flight home from San Francisco the other day was delayed by over an hour. It felt like every 10 – 15 minutes the boarding time would be pushed out, resulting in a mass sigh or groan of frustration from the all the passengers waiting in the departure lounge. I wasn’t paying too much attention […]
A few years ago when I was running a recruitment business in Hong Kong the server went down unexpectedly one morning. I remember watching as many of my team immediately began packing up their stuff and heading for the door like it was the end of the day. “Where’s everyone going?”, I asked casually as […]
I once ran a course for a group of Human Capital Managers. The topic of the workshop was Strategic Recruitment Metrics for Driving Measurable Value to Your Human Capital Investments. Please allow me to blow my own trumpet for a moment, but I know how much the delegates enjoyed it and I know they all got a lot […]
Recently, I was driving to a meeting and my phone rang. I didn’t recognise the number but I answered the call anyway. “Oh hi, Paul. It’s Francis here from [I honestly didn’t catch the company name]. I tried to connect with you on LinkedIn last week but you didn’t accept my invitation. I was hoping we could set […]
I’ve seen far too many people fall into this trap over the years and you may well have found yourself in a similar situation either as a hiring manager or as a recruiter. You have a key requisition to fill within your own business; or perhaps you have a client with an urgent brief breathing down […]