According to the author of this blog, along with some of the commentators, there’s no difference.
And herein may lie the root cause of why the standard of job advertising is so often complained about and performs so badly.
Let me answer this question with a practical demonstration of the real difference between the two.
What follows is a real job with a real company that was posted on a real job board. Names have been deleted to protect the guilty.
Here’s a conversation I once had in a pub with the owner of a recruitment agency;
Me: “What are you in the business of selling? You know, when you break it all down.”
Agency Owner: “Talent.”
Me: “Fuck off, seriously.”
Agency Owner: “OK then. Candidates.”
Me: “Who pays for those candidates?”
Agency Owner: “Clients.”
Me: “OK. And why do they choose you to find them these candidates?”
Agency Owner: “Because that’s…
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Assuming we can agree that being a Politician isn’t a proper job, pound for pound, the professions that get the most public ridicule/shame/abuse are those in human resources and recruitment.
At least this is what my social media news feeds are telling me.
Maybe if I was connected to more Accountants or Pipe Fitters, I’d see them being complained about too. But I doubt it.
I think the reason HR and Recruiters attract so much heat is because their…
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