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Inside the Mind of a Recruiter ~ with Barbara Mitchell

  • Mon, June 05, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
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Inside the Mind of a Recruiter

with Barbara Mitchell

What are recruiters and interviewers really thinking about -- and looking for -- when they sit across the table or in that other little Zoom box? Barbara Mitchell, a nationally recognized HR professional and recruiter, has been in the recruiting world for a long time. In this interactive session, Barbara will share some important insights into what recruiters and hiring managers reviewing resumes and applications look for; how they prepare for interviews; and, most importantly, what they look for when meeting an applicant--whether on the phone, in person, or virtually.

Barbara will also share how she approaches the important task of hiring someone new. Although she cannot speak for all HR folks or all recruiters, she will share some tips on how to increase your odds of success.

A good portion of this evening will be open for your questions for Barbara so don't hold back -- this is a great opportunity to learn from someone who has recruited for Marriott International and two tech organizations, and now helps clients attract, hire, and retain the best talent available.

About the Speaker

Barbara Mitchell is a consultant, speaker, and award-winning author. Most of her business career was spent with Marriott International in human resources leadership positions before founding and managing The Millennium Group International, LLC, a leadership development, executive coaching, and HR consulting practice that was sold in 2008.

After leaving Marriott, she worked with two start-ups. The first, a high-tech organization that grew from five to 535 staff in three years while she led the HR function. The second was Human Genome Sciences, where she built the HR function from scratch.

Currently, Barbara is the managing partner of The Mitchell Group in Washington, DC. Her passion is helping organizations provide the best employee experience possible to maximize productivity. She is also a seasoned career coach and collaborates with individuals to help them find their next career opportunity.

Her recent book, The Decisive Manager, was published in March 2023. She also blogs for ASAE’s Association CareerHQ’s website, serves on the board of directors of two nonprofits, and is a docent at The Smithsonian American Art Museum.



All are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or independent booksellers through and

  • The Decisive Manager (Barbara Mitchell & Cornelia Gamlem)
  • The Big Book of HR (Barbara Mitchell & Cornelia Gamlem)
  • The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook (Mitchell & Gamlem)
  • The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book (Mitchell & Gamlem)
  • The Manager’s Answer Book (2020 Winner of Next Generation Indie Book Award)
  • The Essential HR Handbook (Barbara Mitchell & Sharon Armstrong)
  • They Did What? Unbelievable Tales from the Workplace is also available from:

This will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

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