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Everything You Know About Recruiting is Wrong, The inside story from a reformed recruiter

Craig Zelizer

April 25, 2023

Join us for the upcoming PCDN Social Change Career Podcast Livestream, Everything You Know About Recruiting is Wrong, The inside story from a reformed recruiter, featuring Spencer Campbell a leading innovator and expert in the Social Impact Talent Sector. 

Spencer has seen it all in his career recruiting in Social Impact. He's led large scale recruitment drives in Africa with tens of thousands of candidates and managed recruiting teams at rapidly scaling social ventures. Throughout, he's gained a unique perspective on the right way to do things when it comes to hiring. In this insightful episode, Spencer will cover various aspects of the social impact hiring, including:

  • Building a Successful Career in Social Impact: Explore the skills, experiences, and strategies that can help you stand out and make a difference.
  • Practical Tips for Landing a Great Job in Social Impact: Spencer will share tips on searching for the right opportunities, telling your story in interviews and negotiating your salary in the social impact space.
  • Talent is Equally Distributed but Opportunity to date isn’t: He will share some insights on trends to increase access to opportunities in the impact sector. 

Throughout the podcast, Spencer will share practical advice and tips for both job seekers and organizations looking to strengthen their social impact teams.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a seasoned expert and take your social impact career to new heights.


Spencer Campbell is a social impact professional who has made it his mission to help people find the job they deserve. Spencer is the founder and chief talent agent of the Spencer Campbell Talent Agency, a company that represents social-impact professionals just like a Hollywood talent agency. The company makes the job search as painless as possible for clients by finding them the best opportunities and making direct connections with the hiring team. Spencer has interviewed a thousand people and helped hire hundreds, having been on the other side of the table at every stage of the interview process.

Spencer has an impressive career in social impact. Before founding his company, he worked for One Acre Fund, a non-profit organization that serves small-scale farmers in Africa, leading recruitment innovation. He also served as a teacher and a Peace Corps Volunteer. Spencer received his education in Economics and Math from Michigan State University. He loves language learning, cooking and his dog, Chai. If you'd like to find out more about how he can help you directly, you can book time to speak with him on his calendar at http://spencercampbelltalent.com/

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on Linkedin & Youtube. The recording will be also uploaded to our Youtube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on April 28 at 9 am est. 

Why is PCDN doing this? We are deeply committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impact careers. We only have one planet and one life, and our goal is to help as many people put impact & changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want much greater support, access to the world’s best experts, more interactive sessions, networking events & workshops over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, socent +startup, training and more) + tons of members only benefits please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features short interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests and there is usually time for questions from the audience. 

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