Dec 5, 2018
Andrew LaCivita, career and hiring expert and award-winning
author has worked with over 200 companies to help them conduct
interviews, build teams that support organizational goals, and
clearly define company culture. He intentionally creates his day to
determine how much he can serve others. In this episode, he talks
with Jim and Jan about where companies are missing the mark when
hiring, what and the responsibility leaders have in the hiring
process. He mentioned a free resource for veterans looking for
their next job, and shares the Top 5 Questions he asks himself
daily to get connected and passionate.
[4:26] Organizations will find
better retention and engagement when they hire based on values and
capabilities rather than hard skills. Instead of hiring based on if
someone could do the specific job at hand, good leaders look at
characteristics such as curiosity, organization, and ability to
[7:23] Companies must clearly
define the mission, vision and value upfront.
[8:56] It all comes down to
culture. Good leaders list and identify the company’s cultural
traits, define them, evaluate them and ask consistently work to
ensure everyone abides by them. As a potential hire, it is also
important to be aware of the cultural traits, to demonstrate how
you would fit positively in the group.
[12:56] Often times, values are
lopsided. They must be balanced with attention to
both the relationship side, and performance with
[14:48] Good leaders must lead
by example, and repeatedly show that they are accountable,
responsible, clear and consistent.
[18:53] The first thing Andrew
does in working with a job seeker is to help them figure out who
they want to be. Then, they can determine how they are going to do
it, why they want to do it, and how others will benefit.
[21:41] It is crucial for job
seekers to have clarity on what they need to become what they want
to be. A focal point takes us out of randomness, and into the
design of a well woven career search.
[23:23] We must be able to
prepare ourselves for change. If your “why” is in order, this will
help you sustain the twists and turns of your career and give you
an anchor during challenging times.
[28:38] Andrew is big on helping
veterans during their transition. He explains that they have an
extra layer of work. They have to not only provide themselves and
how they fit in with the team, but have to connect the dots on how
what they’ve done in service maps to what the civilian employers
[34:12] Proactive curiosity is
important. The faster you can find out the specific needs of the
employer, the better off you are.
[35:13] When on a job interview,
ask the employer what success to them looks like in six months, and
determine ways you can fill in the gaps for how you could make this
happen. The more time you can spend in the interview talking about
the employers future, the better the interview will go.
[38:31] High achievers plan for
excellence. These are the 5 Questions Andrew asks himself every
day, to take a time out of his busy schedule to think in a
can I improve my service to my existing customers?
can I give more value to my community?
can I better market my services?
can I optimize my internal systems?
should I stop doing?
[47:28] Be intentional about
your content, and the tools and distribution channel in which you
deliver it. Go where people want the content and the message.
Andrew creates a video for his blog that later becomes a podcast,
serving people with content in whatever platform works best for
them to consume it.
- “Everything that I do has always been aimed at
- “Culture is the centerpiece of
- “Common sense is not always common
you leave it up to randomness you aren’t going to get the results
there is a serving element to who you are, it will always have a
not about you. It’s about the people.”
Hire for the Corporate Culture you
How to Go From Military Veteran to
The Mile Walk Academy
Job Search Bootcamp
Out of Reach but in
Sight: Using Goals to Achieve Your
Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting
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