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The first computer password was created in 1961 (according to Mashable). Although I bet the Germans with their Enigma machine would have something to say about that statement!

Recruiters all over the world have countless systems, and countless more ops and IT staff begging they to keep their passwords safe, but still we respond to hacking emails asking about our first pet’s name and Grandma so we can find out our porn name.  What a scam! (Did you even realise that this was what these spammy emails initially were for?)

And every month (if our systems are setup to do this) we are asked to come up with a new password.  I can see your “new password face” now – either frowning or staring top left / right etc… to visualise a new password.  Or better yet, looking for the next number / character on our qwerty keyboard to add to our existing password. (Do you do that?)

Passwords Should Change your Life!

We all want to change or be better.

Most recruiters I know want to bill better, faster and with less mucking about with systems and social media.

Most recruitment leaders I work with want the above, plus a profitable business and happy team (and an exit date!).

Most Recruitment Marketers I work with want their recruiters to love them, convert the leads they generate for them and be allowed to really support the business with viable marketing strategies.

Most of us want to lose / maintain weight, be 10 years (or more) younger, read more, run more, eat less (or at least have wine and chocolate be calorie and guilt free!)

But alas, some of what we want is often not within our power to get… or is it?

How a Password Changed a Recruiter’s Life?

Check out this blog… “How a password changed my life”.  It’s all about how he used his monthly password reminder to drive him to achieve his goals

Now – this isn’t a blog written by a geek techie espousing that your password is secret and should be changed regularly – it’s about Mauricio who decided to use the process of changing his password to achieve his goals.  It’s pointless getting frustrated with the password change “bong!” you get each month.  Your IT team are not out to pee you off – rather they’re there to secure your data and keep you “up” (uptime is critical in IT…)

So with all of the recruitment companies we work with, and the goals and KPIs we often see on boards, my team and I thought about coming up with some password ideas to keep recruiters motivated, and help them achieve their goals.

Passwords to Help a Recruiter Hit Target

Here’s what we came up with:

  • G3t0nth3Ph0ne
  • C5ll20NewClients
  • Cl3anMyData
  • H1tTarg3t
  • Sm5shT5rget
  • P1ckUpThePh0ne
  • S1tUpStra1ght
  • Sm1l3AndD1al
  • Dr1nkW5ter
  • pl4NmYd4y
  • Go2th3gyM
  • Cle4rema1lsd0wn
  • G3tSh1tD0ne
  • B00kClientM33tings
  • SendS0meCVs
  • G3tN1che
  • Buy5Porsche
  • D0n'tSm0ke
  • Il0vemyB055
  • F0ll0wUPEveryLe5d
  • M5ke100Call5

And if you have achieved all of your goals, but need a little love… URAmaz1ng

Thanks Mauricio – very inspiring!

Now – without giving away your passwords...

What could you create to keep yourself focused and motivated as a recruiter?

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