Everyone has a plan until they…

Twenty years ago, few people thought former Heavyweight Champion Boxer, Mike Tyson would be full of wisdom…

It’s okay to hate work tasks but it’s not okay to complain about them. Complaining doesn’t make the work easier. …


OG Mac…

That is what CEO of Apple, Tim Cook did…

Back in 1998 when Apple was about to go bankrupt Tim Cook said it was pure intuition to join Steve Jobs and Apple. Read more about it

It was a turn around and Tim Cook was hired to be part of…


Fred is doing his own Thing…

I was grounded in the basics of hiring the other day by a hiring manager named Fred ( not his real name).

We vetted and introduced 3 awesome CFO candidates to a client but the client thought they “knew how to interview and hire the right candidate” and didn’t need…


No, I really didn’t read your LinkedIn profile. We have all got those bad recruiting pitches, right?

Covid is here to stay for a while and your top performers are home and readily available for that call from a recruiter.

LinkedIn recently did a survey on what frustrates them about their manager and the good news is that you, the manager, can fix all of this.

The…


I hear ya kids — school is different now but look at the experience you are going through as the actual lessons to be learned are not how high you can score on your next test, but rather how well you can deal with change, with a mask on of…


Growing tomatoes is a humbling experience. It takes patience and care. You will put forth a lot of effort to grow your own tomatoes and save $3.89 but if you look deep into what you are doing there are lessons to be learned, even with recruiting…

Since we can’t hire fast, let’s grow tomatoes…

Pay no attention to…


Let’s run through a few examples of bad signs for hiring and what candidates can do to fix it.

Interviewing: I see bad interviewers all of the time. Hiring managers ramble all over the place with no targeted questions. …


Recruiting during the pandemic and economic downturn has led to some interesting observations with how companies are hiring. One trend I see recently is companies’ low balling candidates on offers.

I’m not seeing hiring freezes, I’m seeing hiring managers making poor hiring decisions.

Expensive hires are masked as cheap hires. Many hiring managers think they can offer a person without a job, a…


This morning my friend told me Tom Brady is now a Buccaneer. Of course, I could talk about COVID-19, but more on that below…

It doesn’t matter how early you start your day, your day will start with disorder and chaos. Your job is to bring order to that chaos…


Where Is Your Source? The source Ramp Talent and Sumato Coffee, come from good coffee beans and good people. It’s been a while since I wrote to you and life is good.

Despite the CoronaVirus, I am still washing my hands and going about my business to do what I…

Ben Martinez

Founder/Principal Consultant @RampTalent — www.ramptalent.com | Founder @SumatoCoffee Buy our coffee → www.sumatocoffee.com

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