Thomas Shaw's Blog (11)

Dear Santa. All I want for Christmas are some Team Leaders

It's that time of the year again where recruiters try to come up with the most creative, witty and funny job advert titles. This week, the award goes to The Warehouse in New Zealand with "Dear Santa. All I want for Christmas are some Team Leaders, please."



Runners up...



* Sales and Support Specialist Get your new job wrapped up for Christmas!

* Christmas Is Coming...Get Temping Now!!

* A NEW JOB… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on December 3, 2009 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Deloitte NZ Facebook profile - Live and Interactive with Graduates

Over the past few months, I have been watching Deloitte New Zealand build a structured (and very strategic) presence on Facebook. Today, they have released the next piece of the puzzle. Deloitte NZ will be hosting a live-streaming video/Facebook chat session for potential Graduates.



It's something different and certinally an idea that will be picked up by other graduate… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on December 1, 2009 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Integrating the LinkedIn API with your Job Board/Recruitment database

Last week, I wrote a blog post about how LinkedIn has released a public API for developers to build 3rd party applications using the database. Today, I thought I would show you how easy it was to create a application utilising the LinkedIn API. I want you to forget that LinkedIn is a social networking site, and think about it as a massive information database. A database you can now… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on December 1, 2009 at 7:01am — No Comments

Cut the fat. Application Form Filename Structure

Making the candidate conform to your recruitment systems filename structure is stupid. Technology is used to improve the application process - not complicate it.



Earlier this week I had a call from an Employer who just implemented a new online recruitment system... "Thomas what do you think of our new recruitment system" [silence] "great isn't it".



Hello? We are nearly in 2010. This should not be happening.



Original blog post… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on November 26, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

No one wants to follow your Recruitment Agency on Twitter

I had an interesting call from a Recruiter today. He was complaining about the fact that no one wants to follow his Recruitment Agency on Twitter. I spent some time talking about the ways you can use Twitter in the Recruitment process. But he didn't care.



We talked about creating a social recruiting strategy to interact with the users. He didn't care.



This is not an unusual situation I find myself in. Nearly all Recruiters I talk with about using some type of social media… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on October 8, 2009 at 7:38am — 8 Comments

It's all about the numbers

Have you ever been to a job site where you looked at the hit counter and just scratched your head?



All websites want to publically say how good they are "we have X number of users on our database", "today we had X number of applications" "X number of candidate searches on our database" etc.



That's great! But who cares?



While statistics play an important part of "selling" your website. It is important to step back and think what kind of statistics are necessary… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on September 22, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Creating an iphone enabled job site

Original blog post here (with images)



Last week, we released our white label iphone job search applications and since then, we have had a number of queries as to how you can create… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on August 16, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Hijacking Competitors Job Adverts

Do you want your competitors to work for you? Easy. Redirect candidate traffic and visitors away from the competitor by hijacking their job advert.



Original blog post from http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/hijacking-competitors-job-adverts-a232.html



With the increased use of RSS feeds and job aggregation software (and very smart and savvy IT… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on July 27, 2009 at 1:31am — No Comments

Give your resume the FLICK

This morning, I spoke with Annemarie Cross & Keith Keller on their weekly radio show, discussing how job seekers can give their resume the "FLICK" (Format, Layout, Image, Consistency & Keywords).



Original blog post here… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on July 27, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Web 2.0 in Recruitment presentation

Hi guys, thought I would share my presentation on Web 2.0 in Recruitment that I did for the Inspecht HR Futures conference in Melbourne Australia today http://hrfutures.inspecht.com.au



You can download the pdf here http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/web-2-0-in-recruitment-a115.html



If you know slideshare.net - the presentation… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on February 26, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Directory acquires DigitalIndustryJobs.com

Melbourne based Recruitment Directory Pty Ltd http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au has purchased the United Kingdom based niche job board DigitalIndustryJobs.com http://www.digitalindustryjobs.com from its existing UK owner.



Announcing the acquisition, Thomas Shaw, Managing Director of Recruitment Directory described the purchase of DigitalIndustryJobs.com as “…an ideal fit within… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on October 28, 2008 at 6:48am — No Comments

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