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Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?

Today it was announced that in China a man successfully sued his wife after she gave birth to a baby the husband considered so ugly he insisted she must have had an affair. When it surfaced that the woman had had a lot of plastic surgery before they met and the new daughter merely inherited her old face, the man not only divorced his wife, but sued her for the equivalent of $120k -- and he won. The judge ruled the man had married the woman under “false pretenses. If that is the case, how long…See More
Nov 1, 2012
Martin O'Shea commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?'
"Ha! Frumpy!....great term, going to be using that. But it is true a lot of recruiters will base some of their decision on looks and I have to agree on a certain level, not to the extent of sueing them because they had plastic surgery. But in the…"
Oct 31, 2012
Marcia Tiemeyer commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?'
"This post strikes a cord for me, personal appearance is one of my pet peeves with candidates.  Frumpy is a nice way of saying that people let themselves go and don't take care of personal hygiene.  It really doesn't matter what…"
Oct 31, 2012
Elise Reynolds commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?'
"Horrible story about the Chinese wife, does not sound like justice to me! In my fields of recruiting it is much more technical and most hiring managers would never be able to admit to themselves they made decisions based on looks.  But we know…"
Oct 31, 2012
Peter Cosgrove posted a blog post

Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?

Today it was announced that in China a man successfully sued his wife after she gave birth to a baby the husband considered so ugly he insisted she must have had an affair. When it surfaced that the woman had had a lot of plastic surgery before they met and the new daughter merely inherited her old face, the man not only divorced his wife, but sued her for the equivalent of $120k -- and he won. The judge ruled the man had married the woman under “false pretenses. If that is the case, how long…See More
Oct 31, 2012
Peter Cosgrove posted a blog post

Its not social media's fault, that's a business issue!

I presented alongside a law firm today in Dublin on Social media, I gave the introduction to social media and they spoke about the legal challenges that social media seems to present.I spoke about all the positive effects social media can have on:Your brand - using blogs, video and other ways to humanise your brand especially for the next generationSelling: how through referrals by others as well as an availability of data online can really help firms sell and improve their customer…See More
Mar 8, 2012
Kenneth Peck commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'The recruitment database is far from dead....'
"As an recruiting software vendor I like this article.  I believe it makes a valid point. To paraphrase Mark Twain once said. ‘The stories of the death internal databases and referrals have been greatly exaggerated’. This is the…"
Nov 29, 2011
Sylvia Dahlby commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'The recruitment database is far from dead....'
"THANK YOU - as a vendor of an ATS it's refreshing to see a post about the value of building and WORKING one's internal database for referrals and sourcing. We keep hearing that that job board is "dead" and the resume is…"
Nov 28, 2011
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Nov 28, 2011
Dorothy Wong commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'The recruitment database is far from dead....'
"Thanks for sharing your data. I personally consider internal databases and social recruitment go hand in hand. For a database to function properly, new information needs to be added periodically to keep the the database up-to-date. Social…"
Nov 28, 2011
Bill Schultz commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'The recruitment database is far from dead....'
"I agree with everything you said except about Linkedin.  It pretty much nails the recruiting workflow and if you know how to use it, and your candidates are professionals, you really don't need an internal database.  "
Nov 28, 2011
Brian Keith commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'The recruitment database is far from dead....'
"FACT! Regardless of the enabling technology or tools, reaching great candidates is largely a manual task."
Nov 28, 2011
Martin H.Snyder commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'The recruitment database is far from dead....'
"Music to my ears...."
Nov 28, 2011
Jim Murphy liked Peter Cosgrove's blog post The recruitment database is far from dead....
Nov 28, 2011
Stephen Harrington commented on Peter Cosgrove's blog post 'The recruitment database is far from dead....'
"I would think that even if you took a larger sample you would still find more than enough evidence to back up your headline statement. While LinkedIn is an "essential tool" it is still used best in addition to your…"
Nov 28, 2011
Jessica Lunk liked Peter Cosgrove's blog post Searching for new candidates – they may not be like you
Nov 28, 2011

Profile Information

Name
Peter
Job Title
Director, Recruitment
Company
Cpl
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
>500

Peter Cosgrove's Blog

Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 3:55am 3 Comments

Today it was announced that in China a man successfully sued his wife after she gave birth to a baby the husband considered so ugly he insisted she must have had an affair. When it surfaced that the woman had had a lot of plastic surgery before they met and the new daughter merely inherited her old face, the man not only divorced his wife, but sued her for the equivalent of $120k -- and he won. The judge ruled the man had married the woman under “false pretenses.

 

If that is…

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Its not social media's fault, that's a business issue!

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:14am 0 Comments

I presented alongside a law firm today in Dublin on Social media, I gave the introduction to social media and they spoke about the legal challenges that social media seems to present.

I spoke about all the positive effects social media can have on:

Your brand - using blogs, video and other ways to humanise your brand especially for the next generation

Selling: how through referrals by others as well as an availability of data online can really help firms sell and improve…

Continue

Searching for new candidates – they may not be like you

Posted on November 24, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments

As I was training some of our staff on some Boolean searching techniques I was explaining the importance of brackets and the problem if you omitted them

5*3+2, could equal either 17 or 25.

 

So I mentioned the arithmetic rule brackets  “BOMDAS”, which explained what to do first in an arithmetic sum

Brackets

Of…

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The recruitment database is far from dead....

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 11:51am 8 Comments

As the largest recruitment agency in Ireland we place over 4,000 permanent jobs every year. As a snapshot my IT Director took the last 20 professional placements by salary level and analysed where we had found the candidates:I understand this is not a representative sample but here is where we sourced them from:

 

Only one applied through a job board

Two came from a cv database such as monster

3 came from our own Cpl website

2 were found on…

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