Tear Up The CVs

When I received yet another CV yesterday saying that the candidate could "work well in a team and also autonomously" I wondered, what is the bloody point of this?  Why do we still insist on receiving a daunting stack of CV's for every job we recruit when they have by and…
Jonathan Rice
April 11, 2013
EmploymentJob BoardsRecruitment

Recruiters and Rocket Scientists

Anyone can do recruitment.  It isn't exactly rocket science, right? Heard that good old chestnut before?  Of course you have.  How about the fact that there's no barriers to entry in recruitment? (Yawn).  That all we're doing is chucking ads up on job boards (ok some are, hopefully many others…
Jonathan Rice
April 4, 2013
Job BoardsRecruitment

The End of Jobs (.co.nz)

This week we were greeted with the sad announcement from Jobs.co.nz that they had placed themselves into voluntary liquidation.  Sad, from a few different angles really.  A product that caused barely a ripple on the Australasian market dominance of SEEK ultimately failed in its' bid to change the prescribed and traditional way…
Jonathan Rice
March 14, 2013

Recruitment Black Holes and Revelations

If you've been in recruitment long enough you will no doubt be tired by now of hearing about our "terrible reputation" for feedback, follow up, returning calls...for adequately communicating.  Surprising accusation of an industry that really exists to network, build relationships and make matches through various communication channels. Witness the…
Jonathan Rice
November 22, 2012