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Name
Alconcalcia
Job Title
freelance copywriter & ex recruitment advertising agency account director
Company
freelance recruitment communications copywriter
Which best describes your profession?
Independent
How many years have you been in the business?
More than 15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://www.alasdairmurraycopy.com
Blog
http://www.alasdairmurraycopy.com
LinkedIn Profile
http://linkedin.com/AlasdairMurray
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/Alconcalcia

Alasdair Murray's Blog

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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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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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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