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E55: Jennifer Speciale: A Deep Dive In Interviewing, Recruiting Top Talent, & Women In Leadership

ThriveMore with Roger Martin: Business, Health, & Wealth

Release Date: 02/28/2024

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The complex and at times intimidating process of interviewing can often seem confounding for both candidates and employers alike. This week Roger is joined by Jennifer Speciale to shine a light on how the world's most innovative and successful companies approach this process and what small businesses can learn from them. Throughout her career as an executive recruiter, candidates and other cognizant leaders have sought out Jennifer’s expertise for challenges like making a career transition, seeking a promotion, how to be a better storyteller, how to develop an effective portfolio, and how to prepare for some of the world's most difficult interview processes. Throughout her career, Jennifer has Utilized multiple language skills to build strong and successful teams throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and parts of Asia.

In today's episode, Jennifer and Roger dive deep into the recruiting and interviewing process, drawing from Jennifer’s world-class expertise developed through time at Amazon, Google, McKinsey, and Indeed.com. Jennifer discusses change management and the importance of understanding the dynamic nature of the corporate world. She emphasizes the importance of staying abreast of trends and adapting accordingly. Encouraging listeners to take a proactive approach to embracing changes, Jenifer illustrates why noting lessons learned even when endeavors do not pan out as envisioned is essential to growth.

For employers and individuals in leadership positions, Jennifer illustrates effective interviewing practices. She encourages employers to focus on the quality of individuals and value interest and ambition over existing skill sets. On the other hand, for interviewees, her advice gravitates towards pursuing the role you want before being officially appointed to it, demonstrating your capabilities in the desired position proactively. Investigating the landscape for women in leadership roles, Jennifer acknowledges the progress yet stresses the work still required. She sheds light on obstacles such as Imposter Syndrome, overemphasis on perfection, and common traps that potentially hold women back in the corporate arena. In addition, Jennifer calls on individual determination and confidence as the first step towards bridging that gap. So get ready to be a fly on the wall for a conversation that will both equip candidates for their next interview and inform leaders on how to grow a dedicated and lasting team comprised of top-level talent at your company!

 

Topics Include:

  • Understanding and Utilizing Storytelling-Based Behavior Interviewing
  • The Power of Effectively Communicating Lessons Learned From Failure
  • Reflections on Why Perfectionism Rarely Produces Great Results
  • Advice for Employers & Employees on Interviewing to Build a Great Team
  • Jennifer’s Opinions on the Current State of Women in the Workplace

 

Jennifer’s Book Recommendation: 

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

 

Connect with Jennifer: 

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