This post was written by Katie Marks and is cross-posted from

You might already be thinking: “Geology? And … recruiting?” I hear you, but bear with me while I describe my fascination with geology and how each rock type has its own “personality.” Maybe you will then also love rocks as I do — or at least admit that they can be pretty neat.

In geology, there are three main rock types — igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic — and they are always evolving between each other by way of various process in the Rock Cycle.

The Rock Cycle

The Rock Cycle. Source:

The Earth is in a constant state of flux, and the same can be said about the talent acquisition industry. Therefore, how we (and the Earth) respond to change can be a deciding factor in success. The sections below provide a Geology 101 lesson in the different rock types as well as how they relate to different recruiter personalities. Which one is most similar to you?


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