Some rules for Life (and Recruitment)

I recently read a post on LinkedIn written by Ryan Noland; Head of Growth @ CITCON called “General Rules For Life”. A lot of these rules rang true for me and funnily enough related to Recruitment (in my opinion).

Therefore, I decided to write my own list of rules, using some of Mr. Noland’s and adding in a few of my own.

These rules specifically relate to Recruitment and come from what I’ve learned in the last 2 years working for SteppingStones Recruitment.

My rules for Recruitment (and Life)

  1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
  2. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
  3. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the end zone. (or an interview.)
  4. When entrusted with a secret, keep it. – Confidentiality is key.
  5. Don’t fill up on bread.
  6. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look the person in the eye.
  7. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  8. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
  9. Never turn down a breath mint.
  10. First impressions matter.
  11. Work hard, play hard.
  12. Don’t be late; be 5 minutes early.
  13. Celebrate the small wins as much as the big ones.
  14. Smile daily.
  15. Drink Champagne.

Do you have a set of rules?