Fast Track Recruitment

Here’s one thing about recruiting that does my head in.

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I’m going to try to get through this blog entry without a) being long-winded and b) swearing.

One of the things about recruitment that can make it so compelling is its unpredictability.

It doesn’t matter how good you get at recruiting because there are just so many variables (i.e. human beings) that when things sometimes (and inevitably) don’t go as planned, your work falls apart and you’re made to look stupid.

It happens to the best recruitment…

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It’s just the Internet, not ball cancer.

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On social media I can be a number of things.

I’m occasionally cynical, often sarcastic and sometimes a bit of a monomaniac.

I say what I think and I’m rarely intentionally rude, unless I’m talking about very large corporates, which I generally hate. If a very large corporate asked me to recruit for them, I’d tell them I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.

I’m active in a lot of discussions about recruitment – an industry I’ve dedicated 26 years…

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Has there ever been a worse opening to a job ad than this?

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“I’m currently recruiting for this position. Please click on the job title below to view the Job Description and apply to it!”

Apart from “My client, a dynamic market leader…” obviously. That one’s been stinking up the Internet for years.

Where’s the hook? The attention grabber? The reason why someone might click?

Is letting them know they’re going to be reading a job description really going to help? Or are they only looking for people who need

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Previously…

Here’s one thing about recruiting that does my head in. »

It’s just the Internet, not ball cancer. »

Has there ever been a worse opening to a job ad than this? »

“Only work with the best recruiters” ...and other bullshit advice. »

5 things I’ve learned about recruitment… »

Two NEDs are better than one »

Let’s hear it for Neil Young.. »

I’ve got your talent, right here. »

Life Changers »

Enough with the sanctimonious bullshit »

Should recruitment agencies be bothered about the candidate experience? »

Why recruitment agencies can’t sell »

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Recruitment, stripped bare. »

Jordan Belfort used to be a dick »

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