Posts Tagged ‘job advertising’

The job board wars: more competition please

There’s plenty of fuss, quite rightly, being made of LinkedIn’s massive momentum in the online employment space.     All this fuss has perhaps distracted people from what progress has been made in the fight for eyeballs and dollars in the Australian job board marketplace.      Seek’s share price has rallied from around $5…

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RIP: Fairfax Media employment classifieds

On Saturday mornings, it really takes something extraordinary to grab my attention before I have had my first hot, rich espresso of the day.   A couple of Saturdays ago something did. It was the ever-shrinking My Career section of The Saturday Age.   Although the grand-daddy of Australian job boards, Seek, started up in…

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Are you still stuck in the recruitment dark ages?

  These days it is hard to imagine how little information was available about recruitment practices and competitors back in the early to mid 1990s.   There was only one source of industry-specific public recruitment training available in Australia, and that was Rosemary Scott’s   business in its original 1992 form as a training business.…

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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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‘Source of Talent 09’ – some thoughts

Last week the first Australian Source of Talent   (SOT) report was released (see details in Ross Recommends below) and it contains a host of fascinating information.    I haven’t had an opportunity to fully digest its contents but I wanted to bring to your attention some initial highlights and make some comments in time…

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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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