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At this time of year, and for the last 12 years, I am usually immersed in a sea of recruitment websites.  This is a lot less fun than you’d imagine, but far more fascinating too, and often involves very late nights squinting my eyes at spreadsheets and job boards.  Whose stupid idea was it to...
Guess what? Every single active recruiter in the UK is listed on LinkedIn.   That may not come as a surprise to anyone, as Recruiters are professional networkers, and LinkedIn is the biggest free CV database.  By definition, it is the job of a professional recruiter to market themselves to their chosen industry sector, clients...
This is an article I’ve had published in the March 2012 edition of Recruiter Magazine.   What does every recruitment firm have in common with social media platforms like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Google+?  We all maintain a large, and growing, database of individuals.  Doing so confers a list of responsibilities which we share, and...
Forgive me for taking the next few paragraphs to state the bleeding obvious. In every job board, there are three interested parties; those who run the board itself, the job advertisers (employers and recruitment agencies) and candidates.  Candidates may feel that it is they who are looking for jobs, but the truth is that they...
As a recruiter of some 24 years now, I have become wearily familiar with my chosen profession being traduced and derided, along with other careers and jobs, such as estate agents, lawyers, and traffic wardens.  24 years ago this week, I got married.  I was only 21, and immediately afterwards (the next week) joined HMS...
We all know by now that there seems to be a never ending stream of new products, and development of existing kit from Apple Corporation, now the most (or 2nd most) valuable company in existence (vying with Exxon).  In the computing world, Apple is now firmly identified as at the top of the class, and...
Don’t laugh. OK, laugh a bit if you like.  I am looking for a developer to help realise an idea I have, which I believe has the potential for success.  This is a personal project, and in return I am willing to offer up to a 50% share in the eventual product.  Like many people,...
Or ”How the media has eroded our right to be stupid” You might think my analogy is a little obscure, but bear with me. You may have noticed earlier this year, that there has been a flurry of marches held worldwide, called Slut-Walks. Mostly attended by scantily clad women, reclaiming the right to wear whatever...
As this story has been rumbling for several years now, we shouldn’t be surprised at the recent outrageous revelations regarding the indefensible, criminal and morally corrupt behaviour of this country’s fourth estate, and in particular that of journalists and editors within the News of The World and The Sun. I shan’t bother detailing the immense...
We all do this.  When entering a status update on our channel of choice, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Linkedin etc, we selectively edit our personal brand to represent the aspects we want to share.  Usually these are optimistic, upbeat, motivational, showing off, bragging, and self-aggrandising.  Often people want to compete with others, in terms of how...
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