Book Short: Recruit or Die

Recruit or Die: How Any Business Can Beat the Big Guys in the War for Young Talent is a must-read handbook for any HR director or recruiter at a large corporation.

It’s co-authored by my friends Ramit Sethi, Ian Ybarra, and Chris Resto and they do a great job laying out the keys to recruiting talented college graduates successfully, especially when you’re competing against firms such as Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, or McKinsey. The book is chock full of specific examples, exercises, and stories which make it immediately useful for any HR director. While there are many books which talk about the importance of “talent” in today’s world, few specifically show how companies can attract the best.

If you are the target audience for this book, you can’t go wrong with Recruit or Die.

Congrats Ramit, Ian, and Chris!

4 comments on “Book Short: Recruit or Die
  • My name is Pili and I’m a Spanish girl. I’m 20 years old and I’m studing Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca. I’d like to be a painter. I like to go to “tapear” (to a Spanish bar, you know) go to some parties, but specially I like to travel around the world. Last year I studied in USA, when I met my friend Lucy. She is studing Spanish there. I write a spoken diary for her and for all of you. You can visit me every week in and download a free podcast. ¡Learning Spanish is easy with me!

    I recommend you to listen the first podcast to understand the diary.

    see you!!!

  • As soon as I saw this post, I went to Amazon and ordered the book. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I got it the next day (even though I opted for the Free 2 Day Shipping – gotta love Amazon) and was done with the book in another day or two.

    It’s truly an excellent read and it really helped me to better define my goals in relation to the online recruiting/job posting business that I have been developing. The world of recruiting is in a state of flux right now, and nobody seems to really know where it’s going. I think a lot of the change is happening first in college recruiting, and Recruit or Die does a great job of not only describing where the industry is now, but where it should be going.

    I can’t thank you enough for the tip.

  • That is a great wired article by the way. Are you interested in learning Spanish or another language other than English? If you are, all you need to do is to learn how to use memory techniques. Learning another language for most people is hard, but this is just what you’ll hear from those people who haven’t tried learning yet. Instead, try asking those who were able to learn and successfully apply their second language to their normal daily lives.

    The truth is, learning a foreign language is not as difficult as you thought it was. Instead, learning strengthens your memorization skills.

    However, before you go into the battlefield of strange words and completely bizarre world of language, arm yourself with patience, high interest and willingness, plus the positive attitude to accomplish your purpose. We already mentioned from the beginning of this article that learning a foreign language associates to the wellness of a person’s memory skills.

    There are in fact ways on how to learn a foreign language easily and it’s by using the Link-Word Technique. To use this technique, one word from the Spanish language for example is associated or linked to an image and to another word in English.How is a beginner able to remember this word easily? You guessed it, by using the Link-Word Technique we can construct a scenario to interpret it in English in the most outrageous way possible.

    Simple isn’t it? This technique since it involves visual imagination makes the memorization easier for the student and learning Spanish or even other foreign languages makes it more interesting.

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