Today’s guest is Lacey Menchen, a Talent Acquisition executive with 15 years of high volume recruiting and leadership experience. I met Lacey almost 10 years ago when she helped to recruit the amazing sales teams we were building at Verengo Solar, and where she ultimately became head of Talent Acquisition. As you will see, Lacey is the perfect example of how to have career advancement, as she has a knack for being promoted over and over again.
For the last five years, she was with SunRun, the largest residential solar installer in the United States. While there, she started as a Sr. Recruiter, was promoted numerous times, and left as the head of the entire Talent Acquisition department. Clearly, Lacey Menchen knows what it takes to move up within a company and I’m so excited for her to share her tips in this episode. On the show, Lacey shares how a job early in her career taught her to face rejection, motivate her team, and relentlessly recruit.
She also reveals what discipline she had to learn at work after becoming a mother, what she means when she says it is important to be your own culture driver, and why a strong leader must be okay with replicating themself. Lacey provides tips on career advancement, strategies for developing relationships with colleagues, and valuable insights for anyone who seeking a job, including tips on what to do before, during and after the interview.
This includes a simple yet effective way to wow potential employers after the interview, a secret tip she has to get noticed on LinkedIn, the biggest mistake a job candidate can make, and what basic core competencies at critical for just about any role.
Lacey also discusses what it’s like to be in the Talent Acquisition space, including giving us a peek into a day in the life of a recruiter, sharing the keys to success to finding rockstar talent, and the single most important quality a great recruiter must possess. Lacey also lets us know what habit she developed to help her be prepared for every interaction and meeting, and what bad habit she broke that was negatively impacting how she started her day.
Lacey shares so many tactical tips and insights and I’m truly excited to share her knowledge on this episode of Insight Out!
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