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Alasdair Murray commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Copy that 'does the job' is fine. Copy that sells it is better'
"No problem, thanks for the nice comment. I tried to just show how it's possible to turn a piece that tells the reader the basics about the job into a piece that speaks to them as individuals who might just be right for the role on offer."
Nov 17, 2015
Katrina Kibben commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Copy that 'does the job' is fine. Copy that sells it is better'
"This is awesome - I love the examples. The proof is in the job description, right?  Thanks for sharing! "
Nov 17, 2015
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Copy that 'does the job' is fine. Copy that sells it is better

I'd finished work for the week early last Friday so decided, as an experiment, to throw an offer out on Twitter - I'd write a free bit of recruitment copy for the first recruiter to get in touch with me and send me an existing job ad or description. I didn't hold my breath, and to be honest, had no one taken…See More
Nov 17, 2015
Katrina Kibben liked Alasdair Murray's blog post Copy that 'does the job' is fine. Copy that sells it is better
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Copy that 'does the job' is fine. Copy that sells it is better

I'd finished work for the week early last Friday so decided, as an experiment, to throw an offer out on Twitter - I'd write a free bit of recruitment copy for the first recruiter to get in touch with me and send me an existing job ad or description. I didn't hold my breath, and to be honest, had no one taken…See More
Nov 17, 2015
Eric Putkonen commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Do job seekers really not care any more?'
"Yes, job seekers care.  I have seen several articles, but I had to find one to share on Google and found - http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1073414/business-jargon-bad-sp... "In a survey of over 2,000 job seekers, three quarters say…"
Jul 21, 2015
Katrina Kibben liked Alasdair Murray's blog post Do job seekers really not care any more?
Jul 15, 2015
A blog post by Alasdair Murray was featured

Do job seekers really not care any more?

Some of you will be aware that I am not shy of bemoaning the fact that there are so many poor job posts littering the online space. You only have to visit a job board and pick a few ads at random to find cut & pasted job descriptions, phrases like "Our client are looking", hideous examples of awful…See More
Jul 15, 2015
Austin Fraser Ltd commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Do job seekers really not care any more?'
"Really interesting point Alasdair. This is something that we are currently looking at a lot more. We encourage both our internal and external recruiters to go out of their way to cover the points you discussed to captivate jobseekers. Even on…"
Jul 15, 2015
Austin Fraser Ltd liked Alasdair Murray's blog post Do job seekers really not care any more?
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Alasdair Murray posted a blog post

Do job seekers really not care any more?

Some of you will be aware that I am not shy of bemoaning the fact that there are so many poor job posts littering the online space. You only have to visit a job board and pick a few ads at random to find cut & pasted job descriptions, phrases like "Our client are looking", hideous examples of awful…See More
Jul 15, 2015

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Copy that 'does the job' is fine. Copy that sells it is better

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 6:30am 2 Comments

I'd finished work for the week early last Friday so decided, as an experiment, to throw an offer out on Twitter - I'd write a free bit of recruitment copy for the first recruiter to get in touch with me and send me an existing job ad or description. I didn't hold my breath, and to be…

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Do job seekers really not care any more?

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 5:30am 2 Comments

Some of you will be aware that I am not shy of bemoaning the fact that there are so many poor job posts littering the online space. You only have to visit a job board and pick a few ads at random to find cut & pasted job descriptions, phrases like "Our client are looking", hideous…

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Someone in the office caught your eye lately? Think twice! (or, how what seems a good idea at the time can turn into a nightmare)

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Way back when, my since dear departed brother and I worked together in the classified advertising department of one of the UK’s leading quality newspapers. No big deal – except that we were the only two men in a team of twenty. Were we tempted? Read on.



You would think perhaps that faced with such odds it would be hard to resist or avoid some kind of romantic liaison with one of our female colleagues. Indeed the guys from next door in production used to…

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Job boards Aren't Dying (but a lot of recruiters are doing their best to help kill them off)

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 6:30am 7 Comments

I sometimes think people are thinking far too hard and becoming much too confused about the whole recruitment process and how to attract applicants.

Job boards to me are the ideal and only place I would look for jobs. Why? Because it is so bloody simple. I register and set up some search terms so that…

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At 9:16am on June 8, 2012, james nathan said…

Still. Would you like me to repost with full credit to you and a link back to your site? I feel like I should do something

At 9:09am on June 8, 2012, james nathan said…

Hi Alisdair, I hope you saw my comment on your comments before removing the post. I genuinely used an anonymous list given to me a few years ago as my basis for that blog and am really very embarrassed. 

At 12:02pm on January 4, 2012, Roseanne Stockton said…

Thanks Alasdair - my other title was going to be 'New Year New Job' Tell your Agency to change staff if thats the best they can do...I moderated it! 

 
 
 

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