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Alasdair Murray commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Job boards Aren't Dying (but a lot of advertisers are doing their best to help kill them off)'
"Hi Ken. See my website for some examples of copy that sells http://www.alasdairmurraycopy.com/print--online-copy.html . Obviously with recruiters having to advertise 'blind' it's more challenging, but I think there is a big difference…"
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Ken Forrester commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Job boards Aren't Dying (but a lot of advertisers are doing their best to help kill them off)'
"Alasdair, You may have a good point, but I would definitely like to see an example of what you consider a quality job advertisement.  And what is the psychology behind  how a quality job ad will motivate the "A" players to apply?"
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Job boards Aren't Dying (but a lot of recruiters are doing their best to help kill them off)

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 when a job is posted…See More
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Alasdair Murray commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Job boards aren't dying (but a lot of advertisers are doing their best to help kill them off)'
"You should definitely do number 3. It's partly what I do for a living (wordsmithing, not recruiting)"
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Keith Halperin commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Job boards aren't dying (but a lot of advertisers are doing their best to help kill them off)'
"Thanks, Alasdair. 1) I believe most job seekers are in the situation of applying to every position they think they could get (and many they can't), s and aren't in a position to pick and choose based on a boring JD. 2) What percentage of…"
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Job boards Aren't Dying (but a lot of recruiters are doing their best to help kill them off)

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 when a job is posted…See More
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Keith Halperin commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Technology and the numbers game is destroying creativity of thought.'
"Thanks,  Alasdair. "Technology and the numbers game is destroying creativity of thought."., ..and about time,  too.                 Creativity is BAD for recruiters- it'll get you…"
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Technology and the numbers game is destroying creativity of thought.

While browsing Twitter recently I noticed an organisation that was offering an all in recruitment advertising service for less than £200 (about $335), so I got in touch. Not because I have any jobs to advertise, but because I was curious. Here's what they told me:"We will write your advert ensuring it is fully key worded to…See More
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Alasdair Murray posted a blog post

Technology and the numbers game is destroying creativity of thought.

While browsing Twitter recently I noticed an organisation that was offering an all in recruitment advertising service for less than £200 (about $335), so I got in touch. Not because I have any jobs to advertise, but because I was curious. Here's what they told me:"We will write your advert ensuring it is fully key worded to…See More
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Alasdair Murray commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed'
"Thanks for the explanation Paul. Appreciated."
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Alconcalcia
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freelance copywriter & ex recruitment advertising agency account director
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freelance recruitment communications copywriter
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All Industries
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<10
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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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Technology and the numbers game is destroying creativity of thought.

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 5:30am 1 Comment

While browsing Twitter recently I noticed an organisation that was offering an all in recruitment advertising service for less than £200 (about $335), so I got in touch. Not because I have any jobs to advertise, but because I was curious. Here's what they told me:

"We will write your advert ensuring it is…

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Do employers need to to adapt to meet the needs of Gen Y? (Or should Gen Y adapt to meets the needs of the employer?)

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments

When I was growing up as something of a surly youth way back when, I had my own idea of what I wanted and what the world owed me. But, I soon found out that in order to get on in life, and in work, you need a degree of flexibility rather than a set of immovable expectations around which employers need to lightly tread. The difference is of course, back then we…

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Who or what really, really winds you up at work?

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments

A survey of 2,500 office workers carried out at the end of 2012 revealed that the most annoying trait amongst their colleagues was noisy eating.  Not surprisingly, general messiness, smelly food and irritating habits were also high up on the list of general gripes. But it got me thinking, other than the above examples, what is it that winds YOU up at work? Here are five of my own personal favourites.

At number five, what I like to call ‘the sarcastic welcomer’ i.e. the person who…

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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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