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Achu, as most of his friends call him, parties hard. But works harder.

One of the hires he made at Uber, the previous company he worked with, is spoken about a lot in conferences. Watch the interview to know more about it. 

Fun is his theme.



Justin is passionate about psychology and recruiting, though which one gains more prominence is hard to tell as he beautifully weaves the threads of both the streams together throughout the interview. You would often find him reading books when he’s not busy applying strategies and techniques based on psychology to attract some of the best talent!

Creativity is his theme.



Nicole always thought she would become perfect in her chosen field.

But then, she realized  that's not how it would work for her. Watch her interview to know why. She also has a couple of cool tips for building great relationships with hiring managers.

Empathy is her theme.



Vani, as she's called by most people who know her, believes that your entire life needs to be joyous for you to achieve success in your professional life and that you need to evolve continuously. Watch her interview to find out more about her recruiting philosophy!

Intuition is her theme.



Swati is similar to Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike Inc in at least one respect. She believes that one shouldn't stop because stopping means no growth. She also thinks that if a position has been closed, it isn't really tough. Watch Swati's interview to know more about what makes her tick!

Straightforwardness is her theme.


Lalitha didn’t quite like sitting in science labs. During a part-time stint, she found her calling - recruiting. The adrenaline rush of matching positions with candidates was something that she hadn’t experienced before. 15 years later, she still loves her profession and cannot thank her dad enough for being her inspiration and her superhero. Oh, and during one of her stints, she received 200 emails and 14 missed calls - all within a span of a few minutes. Watch her interview to find out why!


Hard work is her theme.

Geoffrey’s family played an instrumental role in instilling the values of servant leadership in him during his formative years. Having hired for around 10,000 positions in different companies over the last decade or so, he is honest and forthcoming about some of the mistakes he made in his earlier years as a recruiter. To know what they were and the lessons he has picked up from those, watch his interview!


Noblesse oblige is his theme.



After a few internships in recruitment, Mirabela found her dream job - as a recruiter at Genpact. She has been with the global professional services firm for over 7 years and is currently on a 2-year-long maternity break. The biggest lesson she has learned was when she was promoted to lead her team. 

Relentlessness is her theme.

Towards the end of her engineering course, Bulbul realized that being in front of the computers day in and out is not her cup of tea. And, she hopped onto recruiting/ talent acquisition, which she says is one of the best decisions she has made in her life. Her engineering background has served her well in working in large tech companies. She is a strong advocate for female leaders. From being a naive fresher to a strong leader herself, she has stumbled on a few blocks and found her way. Watch her interview to know more!

‘Speak up’ is her theme.

Tanya has helped 120 startups recruit for various positions and overall, has filled around 3,000 positions. Given her perfectionist attitude mixed with a bit of self-introspection before closing a position, a lot of her clients and hiring managers keep pinging her when they have new roles to hire for. Of late, her approach to recruitment has been through the lens of design thinking. To know more, watch her interview!


Conscientiousness is her theme.


Suchitra’s approach is a mix of pragmatism and philosophy, the former more than the latter. You would find her spending a lot of time with her colleagues from different units - earlier at their desks and now virtually. To know why, watch her interview!


Realism is her theme.



Abhay doesn't believe in leaving things to chance. Detail orientiation and accuracy have helped him scale multiple tech and product organizations. He has a special tip for hiring teams of food delivery companies. Check out his interview!

Precision is his theme.


Deepa loves watching shows on Netflix. (Who doesn’t?) One of her favorite characters inspired her to create a candidate persona for a particular role she was hiring for. You will find her spending a significant chunk of her time on job boards. To know more about her, watch her interview!

Quiet confidence is her theme.


Amy firmly believes that the work environment must be conducive for employees to thrive and succeed. She was instrumental in Freshworks’ scaling journey in the United States and is a great culture champion. Her second innings story is quite inspirational. To know more, watch her interview!


Balancing act is her theme.


Shela’s style of hiring is such that she leads with her heart. She maintains great relationships with most of the candidates she has helped place and she even shares a special bond with a few. She has some strong thoughts about legacy. To know more, watch her interview!


Gratitude is her theme.

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The Masters of Hiring is a series of interviews of sourcers, recruiters and talent acquisition professionals where they talk about their hiring philosophies, strategies and methods, their favorite tips and hacks and their experiences. This is an attempt at promoting an exchange of experiences and learnings among those in the hiring community.