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Finding a job is hard.  Finding a job you love is even harder.  The Hire Key wants to make it easier.  

Each episode we bring you thoughts, suggestions, and insights from HR and Talent Acquisition leaders.  Their advice and anecdotes help you understand how to find and get the perfect career.  Whether you’re a new college graduate, a parent coming back to the workforce, a military veteran starting a civilian career or someone mid-career who needs to make a change, these experts will help you.

A few of our more popular show topics include -

  • Effective Resumes

  • How to search for jobs

  • The application process

  • Creating connections

  • Keeping positive in your search

  • Corporate Culture

​​The Career Keynotes podcast is hosted by Andrew Gardiner.  Andrew is an HR subject matter & solution expert with over 25 years of experience.



He's the founder of, San Francisco Bay Area's most popular job board, and a staple for both Bay Area employers and job seekers, as well as co-founder of The Hire Key, a Full-Service Talent Acquisition Consultancy, and Recruitment Marketing Agency.


Andrew’s passion is connecting the right people with the right candidates, solutions, and careers. His background offers him a unique perspective into what really works when it comes to finding that perfect fit of a candidate, career, or talent solution, and more importantly, what does not.

A few of our past guests

Craig Gomez
Chief People Officer
Consultant with Positive Paradigm

S. Jamila Buckner
Head of Human Resources at Golden Gate University

Gailon Jacobs
Sr. Director People Centers of Excellence at Guardant Health

Grant Weinberg
Global Talent Acquisition Leader at Gilead Sciences

Mike Bailen
VP, People at Lever

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