Make Your Interviewing Rock!

Learn How to Build a "World-Class" Interviewing Process to Identify and Land the High-Impact Talent you need for your business.

The #1 complaint of small and mid-market business owners is that they don’t know where to find or how to hire the specialized talent they need to grow their business, or worse, operate at current levels.

This informative and interactive presentation examines the impact the recruiting process has on small and midsize business owners and their ability to attract the “key” talent that is vital to their success and growth.

Corey delivers a content-rich, high-energy presentation packed with effective strategies and easy-to-implement tools and techniques that your attendees can take away and immediately use to improve the caliber of talent they are attracting and hiring for their business.

The learning outcomes of this presentation will allow business owners to create a world-class recruiting process that is customized for their current business needs and for future growth.


  • Why having a consistent recruiting process is key to creating a benchmark for identify the right talent and remove personal bias from decision making.
  • How to create an efficient and exhaustive recruiting process that both meets the candidate’s expectations and the needs of your business.
  • How to position yourself above your competition in a candidate driven market by understanding and meeting the needs of the talent your courting.
  • How to effectively communicate and keep “in-process” candidates informed and engaged. And, how to respectfully inform unsuccessful candidates that you're passing on them while preserving your reputation and their dignity.
  • How to use agendas at every step of the process to keep your target candidates engaged and excited.
Kristen Payne Lyons, Vice President

I recently had the opportunity to hear Corey speak to a business networking group I’ve been a member of for quite some time. It was one of the most helpful presentations I’ve ever heard based on his clear, thoughtful, streamlined approach during the hiring process. I would highly recommend consulting with him to secure and retain the best employees for your business.

Kristen Payne Lyons, Vice President Midtown Business Network
Stephanie Kacena, Freelance Communications Consultant

An excellent event that provided quality information.Corey not only presented well, but gave us a greatoutlook on items I had not thought about wheninterviewing candidates. Keep it to 15 mins and talk less about the company. Thank you Corey!

Stephanie Kacena, Freelance Communications Consultant Likha Design Consulting
Zachary Welborn, Senior Financial Advisor

I recently attended Corey’s “Make Your Interviewing Rock” presentation and it’s clear that he’s truly in a league of his own. I really appreciate his strategic and process-oriented approach at every level of the hiring process. By leading his clients through this disciplined process, they’re able to maximize the potential of making the right hire and minimize the amount of time they spend recruiting. Ultimately, allowing business owners to focus on taking their business to the next level. Corey is top notch!

Zachary Welborn, Senior Financial Advisor Manske Wealth Management
Neal Benedict, President

Corey is a unique recruiter. He has a such a thorough understanding of why organizations struggle to hire top talent. His systematic approach clearly has been well designed. Also, his engagement model ensures that the client gets value every step of the way. I recently attended his “Make your interviewing rock” seminar and learned the value of being concise in early screening activities but there was great information throughout.

Neal Benedict, President Silver Brick Sales Solution
Barbara Thomason, President

When you recruit a speaker to present to your members, you want both a subject matter expert AND a dynamic speaker. Corey is an outstanding professional in both areas. He knows the recruiting process well and he is able to deliver the information in a way that the participants can understand it, retain it and enjoy the session. We would have him back to cover any number of topics!

Barbara Thomason, President Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
Katelynn Chewning, Major Accounts District Manager

I attended Corey’s Interviewing in the Key of C lunchand learn and it was fantastic. To the point and veryuseful. He clearly shows how a strategic andconsistent hiring process can help an organizationattract and retain top performers!

Katelynn Chewning, Major Accounts District Manager ADP
Karl Maier, Managing Partner

Corey gave a great presentation on this approach tohiring talent. Some excellent insights and approaches.A very well done seminar that was well worth thetime for a business owner.

Karl Maier, Managing Partner Abunden LLC
Jacob Millwee, President

Corey gave a fantastic presentation for a crowd of entrepreneurs and small business leaders! He was extremely knowledgeable but presented the information in a way that was easy for everyone to understand. Also notable was that he did not back down from hard questions, and spoke directly with truth rather than tell the questioner what they wanted to hear. I received rave reviews for having him speak at our event and would highly recommend him as a speaker for any such group.

Jacob Millwee, President The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce
Tim O'Dea, CPPM,

As Managing Members and Business Owners we recently had the opportunity to hear Corey speak on the often daunting task of recruitment.

His presentation and the information we apsorbed was a revelation. What we learned about recruitment has directly contributed in our recent recruitment efforts and allowed us to confidently hire 4 new employees.

However, it wasn’t just recruitment skills we learned form Corey, it was also the idea of how to begin to develop a pool of future recruits; people who you get interested in your company and begin a dialogue with for future opportunities.

Recruitment is time consuming and fraught with uncertainty, Corey’s methods helped us dramatically cut down our time spent wading through prospects and has set us up for future recruitment efforts as we continue to build a pool recruits. I only wish I had heard Corey speak on this a long time ago.

Tim O'Dea, CPPM, Refine Concrete Services LLCn
Ken Proctor, Vistage Chair, Leadership Coach,Instructor,

Corey gave an engaging, interactive presentation about how to avoid the hiring pitfalls we all have made.  His method is simple, and will generate the “right” candidates while significantly cutting down screening time of the wrong candidates”.

Our members gave him 4.5/5 stars for real takeaway value.

Ken Proctor, Vistage Chair, Leadership Coach,Instructor, Accelerated Professionals
Beth Shapiro, Regional Vice President,

Corey is an energetic speaker with the talent to make his presentation engaging and conversational.

He inspired our people to think differently about their recruiting efforts and where to find possible recruits. Today, a month later, people are still talking about where and how to find that perfect person.

If you’re looking for a new and effective way to recruit better people, I highly recommend having Corey speak to your group.

Beth Shapiro, Regional Vice President, SCORE Southwest Region
Ron Consolino - Chair,

If you’re looking for a dynamic speaker who will guide you away from traditional, ineffective recruiting methods and teach you new and innovative ways of accomplishing your recruiting goals while spending less money and time… I recommend you book Corey to speak to your group or organization.

Ron Consolino - Chair, SCORE Houston
David Yarbrough Principal,

Corey Harlock comes well prepared to help small businesses with their recruiting needs. Corey is engaging, he speaks with authority, and backs it up with compelling, real-life examples. With Corey, there is no need for a company to reinvent the wheel when it comes to identifying desirable job candidates and making solid hires

David Yarbrough Principal, Dynamo Communications
Michael Bowie, Partner,

If you are a business owner who struggles with finding quality employees, I would highly recommend you contact Corey. I recently had the opportunity to attend one of his presentations on a different approach to hiring and recruiting.

His approach is very similar to how you approach and sell to customers. Very quickly I recognized that he had created a unique and effective approach that creates a communication channel between company and quality candidates that speeds up the hiring process and insures your new hires are fully engaged.

The biggest take away from his presentation for me was how Corey explained that spending more time identifying the right people by creating “employee avatars” is the foundation for an effective recruiting campaign.

As a former full time CFO I can see how Corey’s approach will save companies thousands of dollars while hiring better people. If you are having trouble finding and hiring the right people, I would recommend you attend one of Corey’s presentations.

Michael Bowie, Partner, B2B CFO®