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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…"
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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
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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…"
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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
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freelance recruitment communications copywriter
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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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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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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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