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The Recruitment Bullshit Blog

This blog is a work in progress.

In it I plan to highlight phrases taken from recruiter profiles on LinkedIn and/or agency websites and offer them up for critical scrutiny. I will, where possible, also offer a more realistic translation of that phrase. Feel free to add some of your own.

OK, let’s get started.

“I devise various candidate/client attraction strategies by employing state of the art recruitment methods”

Translation: I post jobs on the…

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Looking for a safe stance on the use of exclamation marks in recruitment advertising?  Me neither.

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The exclamation mark is known informally as ‘a bang’ or ‘a shriek’.

It’s frequently used in fiction and then mostly to express strong feeling in spoken dialogue.

There are broadly 3 types of people who use exclamations marks when writing:

1. Amateurs
2. Children
3. Fashion Journalists

Clients don’t want their recruitment agencies to be any of these things – which makes the fact that some consistently use exclamation marks in their job postings…

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Why Recruitment Agencies Need To Become Pigs

Bear with me on this one.

It must be searingly obvious to anyone who works in recruitment that recruitment agencies are receiving a lot of flak at the moment – most of it around their oafish sales tactics and their diminishing ability to deliver a viable recruitment service to either the company or the candidate.

So, how did we get here?

With the advent of the Internet came a lot of predictions that it would spell the end of recruitment agencies. That…

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The “Nice to Haves”... »

The Road to Damascus »

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Same as it ever was… »

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