Cool Tools is a collaboration between, Craig Fisher and Lars Schmidt, two tech geeks from the corporate talent biz. Our podcast explores emerging technologies and platforms at the intersections of social media, recruiting, marketing, and mobile – with some music recommendations and industry musings thrown in for good measure. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook. Craig and Lars host interviews and how-to's highlighting some of their favorite tools and tips throughout the year.  Cool Tools Show podcasts can be found on SoundCloudand iTunes.
The Cool Tools Show

The Cool Tools Show

Join Craig and Lars to learn about the latest cool tools for networking, productivity, marketing, content management, and social media for sales and recruiting.

Cool Tools Show at Twitter HQ

Craig Fisher and Lars Schmidt went to Twitter HQ in January of 2013 for our first of 2 chats with Twitter's recruiting team to discuss using Twitter for job search and recruiting.

Employer Branding

Cool Tools Show hosts, Craig Fisher and Lars Schmidt talk with CEO of startup Brand Amper, Jason Seiden,  about his new tool that helps companies give their employees a voice.

Ditch Your Laptop

Craig and Lars speak with HireVue COO, Chip Luman, about how to ditch your laptop and live in the cloud.  Tons of great apps and cool tools in this one.


Want to teach your team how to use the latest cool tools?  Craig and Lars do corporate workshops and speaking events for sales, recruiting, HR, and marketing teams.


Lars Schmidt is the Founder of Amplify Talent, an employer branding and recruiting consultancy based in Washington DC. Prior to launching Amplify Talent, Lars was the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation at NPR.  You can follow him on: Twitter at @ThisIsLars, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Craig Fisher is CEO of TalentNet, a social business strategy firm. His digital branding methods have been adopted as best practices by companies like Linkedin, Zappos, YUM! Brands, Hootsuite, + many more.  Find Craig at and @fishdogs on Twitter. CRAIG AND LARS ARE TWO OF THE INDUSTRY'S MOST STRATEGIC THINKERS. THEY HAVE BEEN FEATURED AS TOP INFLUENCERS BY THE HUFFINGTON POST, MASHABLE, HR EXAMINER, ERE, AND MORE.
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