Khalifa Salim – From apprentice to senior manager, mastering closing, and the ULTIMATE day plan for recruiters

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The key takeaways from this episode are as follows:

Hard work beats talent: Why being rigorous with your work ethic will get you far in the industry

You’ll get some solid advice on closing as well as specific techniques Khalifa uses

Day plans and how to get the most out of your working day (and stay organised with business development)

The core activities for success that every perm recruiter should use

The power of an apprenticeship and why university doesn’t have to be the typical route for success


This week I’m joined by Khalifa Salim from THRYVE

He started working as an apprentice straight out of school, and has worked his way up from being a teenager in recruitment to a successful biller and team lead.

It was great to sit down with him and talk about his experiences in recruitment, life, leadership – and the future of his career.

You can connect with Khalifa on LinkedIn – Khalifa Salim


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I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – Hishem Azzouz

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