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What if mobile ads never take off?

I recently read a great post about Mary Meeker and her prediction about Mobile Advertising

 

Mary Meeker was once known as the ‘Queen of the Net’, her predictions are often scarily accurate – she is gifted with truly understanding how technology and the desires of the people fit together!

 

Meeker’s recent internet presentation on ‘Top Mobile Internet Trends’ made some very insightful predictions about mobile advertising (…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on December 19, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

How to get fired at your office Christmas Party 2011

Christmas is such a great time of year! It’s time to celebrate and let your hair down and what better way to celebrate the year than at your work Christmas party?! So here’s a few tips to make sure that you don’t become fodder for office gossip and that you do indeed have a job to go to on Monday!

  1. Consume too much alcohol: it’s tempting I know (because generally someone else is paying for the alcohol) but just about everything that can go wrong at your work…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on December 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Save time - increase business

Do you have a worksheet? As a busy recruiter, you are probably aware that systems and processes make your life easier, but it strikes me as funny the number of recruiters that don’t actually have a working job order, or worse still a job order that is not working effectively!

There are 2 main purposes to a job order, most recruiters think there is only one, to gain the information for the vacancy in a clear and detailed manner; but the other important part of the job order is to…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on December 2, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

How to impress at your next job interview V

So you've made it past the initial application stage and you've been successful in gaining an interview! What now? In our series of "How to impress at your next job interview" posts we have some advice to help you make sure you put your best foot forward and nail that interview for your dream job!!

 

We have discussed the preparation that you need to undertake earlier than your interview day (…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on July 29, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to impress at your next job interview IV

So you've made it past the initial application stage and you've been successful in gaining an interview!

What now? In our series of "How to impress at your next job interview" posts we have some advice to help you make sure you put your best foot forward and nail that interview for your dream job!!

 

We have discussed the preparation that you need to undertake earlier than your interview day (…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on July 22, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to impress at your next job interview III

So you've made it past the initial application stage and you've been successful in gaining an interview! What now? In our series of "How to impress at your next job interview" posts we have some advice to help you make sure you put your best foot forward and nail that interview for your dream job!!

 

Last week we discussed the preparation that you need to put in just prior to the interview (see…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on July 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to impress at your next job interview II

Last week we discussed the preparation you need to put in BEFORE you attend your job interview (see post here). So once you have done your research, prepared your questions and practiced your interview techniques with a trusted someone, what next?!

What to do on the day of the interview
You can't avoid some 'nerves' before an interview, but you can be prepared and ensure that you…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on July 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to impress at your next job interview

One of the MOST stressful parts of looking for a new job is the interview!

 

If you have been successful in getting shortlisted to the interview stage, you need to take just as much care (if not more!) of how you handle the interview. The interview is not just about the actual appointment itself - your performance at the interview is what can make or break you!
The interview is your opportunity to shine! It is your chance to showcase your skills, abilities and your…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

What industry should you be working in?

At the end of the financial year, it's a good time to take stock of the industries that are going strong and contributing to employment growth!

 

The Qld Office of Economical and Statistical Research Information Brief for the March 2011 quarter has reported that Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest percentage increase in employment - up a healthy 5.7%.…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Recruiters: how to ask for a retainer

Last week we discussed the fact that most Australian recruiters are being paid on a "Contingency" basis when they are proving "Retainer" services, ie: they are putting forward a number of suited candidates for the client to choose from, but the client doesn't end up picking any and therefore doesn't pay ANY fees to the recruiter.

 

In reality you have already done the work! You have already screened…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The return of the retainer

It's time recruiters fully understand the service they are offering their clients. Many of us are working on a Contingency basis (ie: only being paid for a successful placement, irrespective of who is put forward for the position); as we think this is what the client wants - in reality a contingency based payment is really only favoured if you are putting forward 1 candidate, if you are working for the candidates best interest.

 

If you are indeed working for…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why recruiters need to consider retention

As a recruiter, it is obviously important that you match an employee and potential employer well. Aside from the obvious issue of compensation, there is the longer term issue of your reputation (you know what I mean - if too many of your placements don't "work out" you end up wearing this reputation and it can be hard to shake).

 

So whilst I know recruiters are all nodding in agreement with me "yes, retention is important", what are you actually doing to ensure that you have…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 27, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

How to get the BEST employee

It's the age old question all potential employers dread - how do you know you are hiring the best person for the job?

 

Well there are several ways you can ensure you choose the right employee!! Some of them are obvious:
  • do their qualifications meet your needs?
  • does their previous job experience suit your requirements?
  • did their referees speak well of their strengths and abilities?
There are also the standard internal…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 20, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

How to survive the manager from hell

Have you ever had one of "those" managers? You know the type I mean "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO"! The type of manager who thinks that people perform better under a fear based regime, the type of manager who thinks their employees are sub-standard and to be treated as such; the Manager from Hell (MFH)!
It's probably a good guess we've all been there! I used to work with a manager who thought her job wasn't done if she didn't have at least one staff member in tears a month (ok -…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 13, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What type of Manager is the best?

It surprises me in this day and age that there are still managers out there blaming their staff for poor performance!! Yes, you heard me correctly!

 

I know that those of you who know me might be scratching your head - after all, aren't I the girl who is constantly banging on about accepting personal responsibility and you are the master of your own destiny? Well, yes, BUT when it comes to the office environment, the manager is the person who is responsible for the…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 6, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Want to make searching for a job as easy as pie?!

We are hugely excited to announce our new sitewww.jobezy.com.au!

 

We have been watching the “Smart Phone” market carefully and are pleased to announce that you can now choose between abridged SMS job alerts or mobile email!

 

We all know that the humble mobile phone, like our car keys and wallet/purse is simply something we now all carry! And with the popularity of the new Smart Phones (iPhones and Android phones), we truly…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

WARNING: don't ruin your future career chances!

Following on from our previous post, we have had some job seekers and employees asking us about non-compete agreements!

 

Failure to understand just what signing a non-compete clause or agreement binds you to is becoming a huge potential problem for job seekers and new employees. Coming from a sales background, I have always been familiar with an employer or potential employer seeking to protect their interests, but we are now seeing more and more industries and…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 22, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Be careful of non-compete agreements when hiring

Recruiters and employers alike are asking the same question:

 

How do we handle a potential candidate who is subject to a non-compete agreement from their previous employer?



Until fairly recently, most employers did the same thing - ignored that candidate in favour of what was easier (yes, even some recruiters may have been tempted to do the same thing!). That was ok when non-competes were a rare thing. Or within an expected industry role (ie:…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

More detail in your Mobile Job Ads from SMStheJOB





We are excited to announce the release of:

 

our Detailed MOBILE JOB ADS

(as an add on to our traditional SMS Job ads!) 

 

Register as a Job Seeker and SMStheJOB will send Job alerts to your mobile and allow you to apply for those jobs by responding with a simple 5 letter code sent by sms.

By registering you tell us in what Job categories,…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

How busy recruiters save time





There's no way around it - recruiters are busy busy people. Now that's not a bad thing and anyone in recruitment will support me - it is one of the most exciting and challenging career paths you could wish for! But the truth is that there are a lot of elements that go into being a successful recruiter AND there are only a certain number of hours in the day.
Recruiters need to know their employers well - they need to understand the work…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on March 28, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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