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Innovative recruitment tactics

by mel starrs on March 21, 2007

in Uncategorized

This is doing the rounds of the blogosphere at the minute – a computer games company trying to recruit/poach staff by finding them via their blogs and then flattering them with a highly personal message on an iPod shuffle.

Two messages here – recruiting is really hard in our current climate – reminds me of the converse advice I saw in the nineties (when times were not so great) about pitching your CV on a bottle of champagne (now a very tacky idea).

Secondly, your online persona is a constant marketing tool for yourself.  Think about how you present yourself online?  If you don’t have a presence, potential employers bearing free gifts and massive flattery won’t be able to find you. And if you’re a soon to be graduate with a myspace page – what does it say about you?  We’ve all got the ability to google you, you know (I’ve seen students blogging about their job offers and who they’ve been to interview with – either blindingly genius or dumb depending on your POV)

via Seth and Ben

  • http://www.greendope.com Bryan

    Just came across the site and this is one of the articles that caught my eye. It’s definitely good advice both in terms of having a presence and managing that presence to present your best face.

  • http://www.greendope.com Bryan

    Just came across the site and this is one of the articles that caught my eye. It’s definitely good advice both in terms of having a presence and managing that presence to present your best face.