Ep 115: My Career Life Story

So, this is the last episode of 2017 and I wanted to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone for making it such a brilliant year for the podcast. I’ve had some amazing guests, some very supportive sponsors and the audience has doubled in size. Thanks to everyone for the likes, shares, comments, reviews and other feedback you’ve sent me. I really appreciate the support and I’m looking forward to an even more ambitious year for the podcast in 2018.

As this is the last show of the year I thought I’d bring you something a bit different. Back in February I recorded an interview for the Career Life Stories series produced by Nick Price and Working films. My Career Life Story was a launched a few weeks back and I thought it might be good to present it to you in audio format via the podcast.

Here are the intro notes on the interview from the Career Life Stories web site:

“Matt Alder is a speaker, author and talent acquisition consultant and has been at the forefront of digital recruitment marketing since the late nineties.

Matt was there at the beginning of the online revolution in recruitment working with TMP and Monster.com in the late nineties. He went on to lead Digital Teams at a time when the industry was transforming from placing jobs in newspapers to embracing – albeit slowly – utilizing the internet for jobs. As Matt says, “We used to do presentations saying that the internet would change the way people looked for jobs and everyone used to laugh at us.”
He was part of a digital generation and new-wave of talented people whose formative careers were at a time when the world was changing as the internet took hold.

As  well as being one of the leading podcasters in the recruiting industry with over 14,000 global listeners to his Recruiting Futures podcast, he has also recently written a book called Exceptional Talent which he has co-authored with Mervyn Dinnen.

In this episode we cover:

• Matt’s early introduction to the internet and his passion for technology
• How his drama and acting experience shaped his early years
• Leading the first digital recruitment teams in the UK
• Starting his own business – including the tough lessons learnt as a founder with an HR Tech startup
• The development of his podcast and why its his passion
• What it was like writing his first book”

Thanks again for all your support and I’ll be back with Episode 116 of The Recruiting Future Podcast in January

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