Don’t Pay the Ferryman… A Recruitment Industry Parable…

Who would have thought? Back in ’82 when Chris De Burgh penned the classic tune Don’t Pay the Ferryman he was actually… consciously or otherwise… responsible for the most concise… yet overreaching… thought process clients run through when dealing with the recruitment industry in history! Don’t pay the Ferryman (substitute Recruiter) Don’t even fix a

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Death of the 457 Recruiter…

Ouch. That’s blunt. After all, wasn’t Recruiter protected under the new visa guidelines released last month? Not like the unfortunate Goat Farmer… Potter… or Archaeologist… who sadly are no longer deemed worthy of such an honour. We all rejoiced and breathed a long… satisfying sigh of relief and promptly choofed off to Ryan’s Bar…. Or

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Why Everyone Hates a Recruiter…

Let me start right off by addressing the elephant in the room. Yes there are bad recruiters… they are almost exclusively then ones trained by bad recruitment business owners. I have heard fabled tales of fake recruitment ads… candidate bullying and outright dodgy behaviour. The facts are most recruiters are not like this, and this

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Make Recruitment Great Again…

I was at the first footy training session for the year earlier in the week… not for me… for my 9 year old… the only thing I train these days is the 6:56 City Loop – express from Caulfield to South Yarra… anyway, I digress. So, I asked one of the other Dads who runs

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Would you allow this?

Imagine if you will… you have met with a new client. Taken the time to completely understand their business and their pain… agreed terms of business – both verbally and in writing… Spent hours & hours sourcing… you know… mapping markets, job boards, referral, social media, head hunting. Further hours phone screening… interviewing… preparing profiles…

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Clients backdooring Candidates… it’s not what you think.

There are so many things I could have blogged about this week…. Like the client who took too long to offer the perfect candidate and missed out on him… my fault apparently… or the candidate I’ve been chasing for a few months who finally agreed to meet with me, only to have her grand mother

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Stressed? Sleep deprived? Welcome to Recruitment…

Put simply if you are looking for an easy gig – steer clear of the wonderful world of recruitment. We all have things going on in our lives right? Family? Sport? Macramé? Doesn’t really matter what it is… what does matter is that you have your priorities right. For those of us in the recruitment

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Is your Boss a Psycho?

According to a recent study… (I know it’s very rare that I start a post with ‘According to a recent study…’ Kind of makes me feel smart… well less stupid anyway). Anyway… according to a recent study by Bond University & University of San Diego 21% of Bosses exhibit psychopathic tendencies… as opposed to 1%

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Recruiters are not Mind Readers…

I read a LinkedIn article last week that really p*ssed me off. Yes it was another recruiter bashing post… yes it was a poor me candidate rant… and yes it garnered the expected support from job seekers who have had a similar poor experience from the recruitment fraternity… but… it was an absolutely stupid argument.

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social experiment… prank… or just mean?

Earlier this week I did something terrible. I decided to create a fake cv… from a fake candidate and post it on LinkedIn to see what reaction it would get. I call it a social experiment… I’m sure some of the people who wrote provocative comments and privately messaged me with their thoughts might feel

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