Posts Tagged ‘AFR’

Reputation: hard won and easily lost

Many years ago in the infancy of my stint as a Sydney temp accounting recruiter, I was asked by a very good client of mine, Thomas Cook (a brand no longer operating in Australia), if I could supply them with a secretary (as they were mostly called in those days) for a two week assignment.…

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You won’t believe the disruption the legal recruitment sector is facing!

Two years ago I posted a blog under the title Soft free kicks in the media continue for ‘internet recruitment entrepreneurs’ in which I bemoaned the incredibly soft journalism being offered up by the ‘broadsheet’ media with respect to the reporting of supposed technology-based recruitment disruptors. Last week they were back to their old habits when…

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Atlassian Recruitment: November 2010 update

Australian international software company, Atlassian  , have provided me with plenty to comment on in the past 15 months. On 31 August 2009, I first wrote (see my blog) about the very different tactics Atlassian were adopting for a specific campaign they had just launched to hire 32 engineers for their Sydney head office. This…

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Treading Water: AFR job ad review 2010

On the last Friday in October each year, for the past four years, I have reviewed all the job ads appearing in the Australian Financial Review (AFR). I do this with the purpose of categorising each ad into one of four quality ratings (see below).   There is no science to this process, just my…

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Job ads – the song remains the same

Each Friday I open the Australian Financial Review and I hope this week will be the week.     The week when I turn each page, and have my heart fill with joy as I savour the rich quality of job advertisements, jumping off the pages of Australia’s most expensive real estate for job ads.…

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