This is another great episode from our Energised Leader series but this time we’re looking at things from a recruitment point of view.
Our guest, Richard Triggs, is the founder of headhunting and recruitment agency, Arete Executive. After completing an executive MBA, he began the difficult task of filling executive positions in a rapidly-changing industry.
Richard has been working in recruitment for over 20 years and has run his own headhunting company for over 10 years. As well as filling roles throughout Australia, he coaches leaders on how to take the next steps in their executive career.
He also shares his wisdom in his book, ‘Uncover the Hidden Job Market’ and at events around Australia.
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How Richard got into recruitment - fell into recruitment in his mid 30s after doing an executive MBA
The major challenges Richard has faced over the years working in the recruitment industry - LinkedIn and a more competitive market
Constant reinvention - having to launch a lot more new services to keep up with demands and industry changes
What Richard does to stay on top of things - keep busy and enjoy the work
Being a participant in Path of Love and living in a Buddhist Monastery
Richard’s spiritual journey since a teenager - meditating and learning to honour other people’s greatness, not his own
Believing in reciprocity
Why Richard recruits board members for not-for-profits for free
Richard’s philosophy - trying to be a detached witness
How Richard helps people get the job and industry they want - encourages them to be intelligently optimistic
Challenging the traditional paradigm of searching for jobs
Different boards Richard sits on as an advisor and why he does it
Detaching from the ‘meatsack’ and how it gives Richard freedom
Podcasts that Richard likes to listen to
Challenging the ‘male, pale and stale’ perceptive - believing in key achievements and transferable skills
Empowering senior executives to take charge of their job search
Richard’s thoughts on reality and consciousness
Why Richard loves being alive at this time - constantly changing technology and humanity
“It takes a lot of courage to be truly introspective and be in an environment where your sense of self is being questioned and having to come to grips with this mystery that is life.” - @Richard_Triggs #BreatheMe #SelfHelp #Mindfulness here