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DG Recruit helps you maximize your career in agency recruitment. Hosted by Dandan Zhu, top-billing headhunter, the DG Recruit Podcast breaks down EVERYTHING you need to know about your career in agency recruitment and how to achieve success in our exciting industry of headhunting. With Dandan's and her guests' interesting, honest, and insightful commentary, learn more about what you can do to start, improve, and grow your career and business. Submit all questions to contact@dgrecruit.com to ...
 
Join Hala Taha as she interviews some of the brightest minds in the world―turning their wisdom into actionable advice you can use in your life no matter your age, profession or industry. Our subject matter ranges from enhancing productivity, how to gain influence, the art of side hustles and more! If you’re smart and like to continually improve yourself, hit the subscribe button, because you’ll love it here at Young and Profiting Podcast.
 
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Counteroffers are not a new phenom. You can bet a company will find it cheaper, easier, and safer to throw money at existing staff rather than a new hire that they need to pay a headhunter for ANYWAYS. If you're mostly going after passive candidates, you better cover counters til you're blue in the face, at EVERY stage, not only during closing or o…
 
Do you feel like you just can’t seem to get things done? Like your productivity is at a standstill, constantly distracted, and you can’t possibly accomplish all you set out to? A world-renowned expert in creativity, David Allen, holds the key to boosting your productivity. David’s “Getting Things Done,” or GDT, the methodology helps you capture, cl…
 
Universally, business owners face similar challenges when it comes to growth. Business owners who try to control every aspect of their company actually cause their business to get stuck and resist growth. So how can you reach the next level and have your business essentially run itself? Serial entrepreneur and best-selling author Allison Maslan pro…
 
Do you want to invest in the stock market but don’t know how? Are you intimidated by all the financial jargon and worried about the marker’s ups and downs? You’re not alone! In this YAPLive, experts in the financial space Andrew Sather, David Ahern, and Rachel Podnos O'Leary share how investing in the stock market doesn’t have to be intimidating! Y…
 
Humans are never satisfied, and neither are your customers! Gabor George Burt, the global authority on re-imagining boundaries and the author of Slingshot: Re-imagine Your Business, Re-Imagine Your Life, knows the secret to staying relevant and keeping your target audience infatuated with your business. The answer is the slingshot strategy which em…
 
If you are thinking of hiring someone who already has agency recruitment experience, you have to proceed with caution because 80-90% of the industry leave the job and the turnover is bonkers. You don't want to be the sucker who ends up hiring someone from another agency and wastes your money, time, and effort on someone who fails at your firm befor…
 
Branding is crucial to distinguishing yourself from the competition and setting you apart as the best choice. But where do you start? If you’re looking to create a unique, memorable brand, or want your social influence to skyrocket, you’re in the right place. In this episode, Hala Taha with the help of 99designs by Vista covers all things branding …
 
Do you want to become the person you’ve always wanted to be, but can’t seem to beat out bad habits that hold you back, or form new habits that help you succeed? The leading expert on leadership and coaching for behavioral change, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith pinpoints common behavioral problems and how to overcome them to enact meaningful, lasting change…
 
This week on YAP, author and serial entrepreneur Brian Scudamore is back to talk about his new book, BYOB: Build Your Own Business, Be Your Own Boss. Do you want to own your own business, but don’t know where to start? There are two main paths to starting your own business, blank slate and franchising. But which is right for you? In this episode, H…
 
Serial entrepreneur and author Mike Michalowicz believes that your business can run itself. Many entrepreneurs feel like their business requires their constant supervision or else it will fail. But what if your business could run like clockwork, continuing to profit and grow even while your focus is elsewhere? Imagine the freedom and possibility th…
 
As someone very good with money, Dandan was able to leverage it fully to achieve FIRE by 28, breaking 7 figures networth by 30. Here are the major tips that Dandan implemented in her 20s and now to avoid being entrapped in a bad job, mortgage enslavement, and lack of freedom to build a life you want for the rewards you aspire to have. Do you have a…
 
At age 18, Alex Banayan sat in his dorm room, wondering what he wanted to do with his life. He was on a pre-med path, but something was missing. Alex hit the library and started reading all the biographies of his heroes he could get his hands on, in the hopes that he could learn the secret of their success. But the advice and knowledge in the books…
 
Serial entrepreneur and investor Brit Morin believes the best way to get started is simply to start. And Brit would know! She’s founded four successful companies, written a bestselling book, and hosts a top chart podcast. Brit’s advice on starting and growing a business is invaluable for anyone looking to run their own business. Hala and Brit talk …
 
Yes, I say "deal" here because I don't enjoy working with active candidates as a choice or preference; we need to DEAL with the fact that they're already active. This poses a real threat to our time, our energy, and ultimately our survival in this industry if we let one too many active candidates get under our skin. The ideal goal is to work with t…
 
Brian Scudamore dropped out of both high school and college. But, at just 19 years old, Brian built a multimillion-dollar business that would come to be known as 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, the company that pioneered the industry of professional junk removal. Brian then went on to use his success to scale two more home-service brands under his parent company …
 
To sustain a long term career within agency recruitment, you have to navigate the inevitable stress that builds up from this career of managing PEOPLE on both ends of the spectrum: clients AND candidates. While this job sounds so straightforward and easy, it is hardly anything but that! You have to manage your mental health in order to continue fee…
 
What’s the key to a successful business? Whole Foods Market CEO and best-selling author John Mackey believes it lies in Conscious Capitalism. This is the idea that higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious leadership, and conscious culture can transform companies and lead to long-term success. This model was hugely successful for Whole Foo…
 
The world of NFTs is the Wild West! Entering the space with knowledge and understanding is crucial to keeping you and your assets safe. Experts Brandon Hoffman, Christa Laser, Mitch Jackson, and Jerome Bethea (JB the Wizard) let us know what to consider as investors, and guide us through the legal side of NFTs. Topics Include: - Where to research a…
 
If we want to improve ourselves and build strong relationships with others, we have to start at the root of everything: human nature. Best-selling author and expert in human nature, Robert Greene believes that by understanding the drives and motivations of ourselves and those around us, we can improve ourselves and thrive. In this episode, Hala and…
 
How do you react to challenging situations and interactions? Are you able to express empathy and understanding even when you’re feeling frustrated and unheard? If so, you might have high emotional intelligence (EQ). A high EQ is one of the most important skill sets you can have if you want to thrive in and outside of the office. People with high EQ…
 
Part two of the NFT Live Clubhouse series goes deep on NFTs for creators. In this episode, Hala, Maria, JB the Wizard, Cesar, and QuHarrison talk about the innovation NFTs brought to the art world, how artists are benefiting from NFTs financially and beyond, minting, whitelisting, gas fees, three elements you need for a successful roadmap, predicti…
 
We all want to be happy, but what does happiness really mean and can anyone achieve it? Happiness experts Laura Day and Amy Green Smith believe so, but happiness is something that must be nourished and cultivated. Being happy doesn’t mean that you won’t ever be upset, sad, or frustrated, but instead that you’ll be better able to cope with these emo…
 
A couple of years ago, Stacey Smith found out that a male colleague in a similar role was making $20k more than she was. In the fashion of any true reporter, Stacey started researching the gender gap in the workplace, exploring everything from why women make less money to why there are fewer women in leadership roles. In this episode, Hala and Stac…
 
Leading technology innovator, serial entrepreneur, industry disruptor, and best-selling author Jay Samit believes with the right tools anyone can become a millionaire. In his new book, Future-Proofing You, Jay shares the 12 truths necessary for becoming rich and never needing a job again. Sound impossible? Jay can prove that it works! Jay mentored …
 
If you’ve ever listened to a podcast, you likely know who Hala Taha is. Hala is a #1 podcaster, fondly referred to as “the podcasting princess.” On Hala’s podcast, Young and Profiting, she’s interviewed guests like Matthew McConaughey, Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Jordan Harbinger, and more. In the first year of starting her business, Young and Prof…
 
For lack of a better way to put it, if you're a young gun trying to make it staffing/agency recruiting/headhunting to get new clients signed up, for the love of everything that's holy, DO NOT SELL TO HR PEOPLE. If you didn't know, please do know this: They are NOT your friend. They are NOT on your side. They do not CARE about you/your livelihood an…
 
In 2017, Danny Casale noticed how negative and polarizing the internet was. He sat down at his computer for a couple of hours and created a humourous video animation about misinformation on the internet. This video was “Snakes Have Legs” and today has tens of millions of views. Since this video took off, Danny has been able to turn his passion into…
 
NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, are one-of-a-kind digital assets that are bought and sold online. NFTs are changing the future of ownership, investment, and how we use technology. In this episode, Hala and NFT experts, educators, and creators, Ben Yu, John Kraski, Brian Esposito, and Ashley France define NFT, discuss why NFTs took off in 2021, talk a…
 
Have you ever been completely in the zone? Hours go by without you noticing, your creativity and productivity seem to be off the charts? Or you’re out for a run and your pain and exhaustion seem to fall away, and you are only focused on that exact moment? If so, you’ve been in a flow state. A flow state is a place of high productivity, creativity, …
 
Transformational guide, speaker, and author, Kute Blackson knows that this is possible for each of us. He believes that by trusting your instincts, following your soul, and surrendering, you can find your true calling and live an authentic life. How does Kute know this? Because he has lived it himself. Kute grew up the son of a respected spiritual …
 
Are you curious about starting a side hustle? Side hustles are ways to earn extra income in addition to your full-time job, and if done correctly, you can turn your side hustle into a successful career. This is how Hala Taha became a #1 podcaster and the CEO of YAP Media. Hala was working full-time at Disney when she started Young and Profiting as …
 
Have you ever walked into a room and immediately felt uncomfortable? Or felt entirely at ease with a complete stranger? If so, you’re likely picking up these vibes from non-verbal cues. In this episode, Hala talks with human behavior experts Mark Bowden, Chase Hughes, Blanca Cobb, and Amilya Antonetti about how we can use our body language to give …
 
Before Maria Brito was the curator, art disrupter, and tastemaker we know her as today, she was working as a lawyer in New York City. She was unfulfilled and overworked, so she quit, and made herself into a thriving innovator and entrepreneur. But, what truly changed Maria’s life were the lessons about the power of creativity she’s learned along th…
 
Persuasion is arguably the most important skill you can have. It plays a role in everything we do from negotiations and conversations to our understanding of the world through news and media. If you know how to be persuasive you can grow your business, get what you want, and even avoid being persuaded yourself. Scott Adams, most well known as the c…
 
For the first time in history, we are being offered an alternative to traditional financial gatekeepers like governments and banks. Cryptocurrency allows value to be exchanged directly from person to person. This is one of the things that is so exciting about cryptocurrency. It truly has the potential to change how we conduct business, handle monet…
 
Deepa Purushothaman knows what it feels like to be the only minority in a room. She spent 20 years working for Deloitte, where she was the first Indian-American woman and one of the youngest people to make partner in the company’s history. At the time, there was no one who looked like Deepa in a similar role. She had no one to look up to or seek ad…
 
Mental health is a topic that has been taboo for decades. The stigma and shame around mental health mean many people don’t get the help and support they need and end up suffering and struggling in silence. There has been a reported increase in panic disorders, anxiety, stress, and more, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health is the pandemic th…
 
A big aha moment for me has been realizing that my fixation on goal setting has been incorrect all these years. While I thought it was the root of my success in recruitment, money, and careers, it wasn't. Focusing on daily actionable small tasks are actually MUCH more important than any vision or goal. How has vision or goalsetting worked for you i…
 
These days, we are constantly battling distractions. They’re everywhere. They're on our phones, our computers, and our slack channels. With our devices constantly demanding our attention, it seems harder to stay focused than ever before. Productivity experts Nir Eyal and Ethan Kross have studied the psychology behind distraction and have proven tec…
 
Amanda breaks down top tips to help you better: - Assess clients & candidates - Manage your mindset - Learn her approach through her experiences of thriving despite pandemics and recessions Ultimately, Amanda brings her unique approach to growing her business, practice, and team; leverage her words of wisdom and mentorship! Reach Contact@dgrecruit.…
 
Have you ever wanted to start a business, but felt like you lacked the proper resources? Good news: you already have all that you need! This week on YAP we’re chatting with Ryan Blair, a massively successful entrepreneur, author, and spiritualist. While Ryan’s accomplishments are incredibly impressive on their own, they’re even more shocking when y…
 
We enter into negotiations big and small every day! Our ability to navigate these negotiations is often the deciding factor in us getting what we want or not getting what we want. But just the thought of “entering into a negotiation with someone” can be uncomfortable or even intimidating. We picture ourselves stuck in a win/lose scenario that ends …
 
This week on YAP, we’re chatting with Jonah Berger, NYT best-selling author, full-time professor at Wharton University and a world-renowned expert on change, influence, and consumer behavior. Ever since he was a kid, Jonah had an eye for patterns and data. At age 7, he tested at genius IQ levels, AND he got near-perfect SAT scores in high school. H…
 
There are undisputable benefits to working candidate-dry aka candidate-driven markets. It's way easier to dominate a space as a niche market specialist, you have less competition when you're more knowledgeable, and you're faster when you have deep relationships with top candidates and clients in your market specialism. Clients want your service, NE…
 
Join Hala for a live Young and Profiting Episode with Derrick Kinney on LinkedinLive! Derrick Kinney is the CEO of Good Money Framework, and the host of Good Money Podcast. He has been named a Best-In-State Financial Advisor by Forbes Magazine, and has been featured in several interviews conducted by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fox News, Money M…
 
Are you struggling to get everything off your agenda? Does it seem as if it is piling up? If you thought ‘yes’, you’re not alone! In today’s culture, a lot of us feel the need to always be productive. Constantly needing to check things off our mile-long to-do list gives us a sense of control and accomplishment. But this mindset surrounding producti…
 
Burnout is at frighteningly high levels. Learn how to combat it with the practice of groundedness! This week on YAP, we’re chatting with Brad Stulburg, author, coach, and co-creator of The Growth Equation. Brad is the author of two best-selling books: The Practice of Groundedness and Peak Performance. They have sold more than 250,000 copies and hav…
 
You can’t love others if you don’t love yourself first! Welcome to YAPfirmations! A new series brought to you by the YAP Media team aimed to help brighten up your days and boost your self-esteem so you can rock and live your best young and profitable life! What is a yapfirmation? it's anything you say to attract a young and profiting lifestyle - so…
 
Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to hack your brain to be more happy? This week on YAP, we’re chatting with Dr. Rick Hanson. Rick is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times bestselling author of several books, most recently Neurodharma. He has lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvar…
 
Every single part of the recruitment process IS AN ART. References are no different. In this episode, we cover: - Why are references important - How to get references - Tips on references As always, we'll have live examples of what is happening out there in the market & how to best leverage this information. Email contact@dgrecruit.com for any ques…
 
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