Posts Tagged ‘job advertising’

Facebook jobs: a massive win for genuine recruitment consultants

Last week we saw the official confirmation of what has been an open secret for some years: Job postings on Facebook. LinkedIn’s dominance in the corporate recruiting world has been unchallenged due its unmatched depth of high skill professionals available on its platform. The price of the not-free LinkedIn recruitment offerings has made it clear that large enterprises recruiting…

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The F Word: To use or not to use? The sequel

Well, didn’t last week’s blog The F Word: To use or not to use? cause a stir. Within hours of the blog going live, I had a lively social media exchange with Vend’s Talent & Innovation Manager, Troy Hammond and various other interested parties, all with something to say on this (clearly) polarising topic. Troy wrote a blog in…

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The F Word: To use or not to use?

This week I was alerted (thanks George) to this job ad for an Auckland-based VP of Global Marketing for a technology company called Vend. The second paragraph opens as follows: It’s also a f***ing great place to work, with a global team of 200+ smart, driven, creative people working in cities like Auckland, Melbourne, San Francisco, Toronto, London…

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Is job board advertising working for you?

The addiction that almost all Australian recruitment agencies have to running ads on job boards is like most addictions; one that is grounded in habit and impulse and rarely subject to any form of objective analysis. If that clear-eyed analysis was undertaken I suspect many agencies would change their approach to advertising jobs on job…

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What exactly are ‘excellent communication skills’?

  It has to be one of the most clichéd lines in job descriptions and hence, recruitment advertising – the request for ‘excellent communication skills’.   It is omnipresent in today’s recruitment lexicon. Alternatively, you can substitute another one of your favourite synonyms such as ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘outstanding’, ‘exceptional’, ‘superior’ or ‘high level’.   Unfortunately…

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