Posts Tagged ‘social networks’

Adoption of Social Media for Job Search Soars in Australia

332__608x608_01-154-blue-chrome-rain-social-networking-icons-webtreats-previewIt’s no secret that Australians love social media, but little data exists on the extent of its adoption in finding jobs or enhancing career opportunities. In this year’s Executive Monitor study we further expanded on our earlier investigation on the subject of job seekers’ adoption of social media to find jobs.

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Can You Recognize This Job Board?

Aviary theloop-com-au Picture 1Take a good look at The Loop, it has all the characteristics of a job board, but it also embraced the ideals of social networking by allowing users to connect and collaborate. In fact, it is promoting itself as a networking site for the creative industry.

What doomsayers fail to recognize is the ability of  job boards (or the business model) to evolve with the times. Be prepared to see more blending of the traditional with the new.

SMH did a piece on The Loop (Pip Jamieson and Matt Fayle are Co Founders).

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Guest Post: Job Boards Are Alive And Kicking

To many observers, job boards are passé; relics of a bygone era. Carey Eaton, CIO of SEEK, Australia’s largest job board, thinks otherwise. Here’s his take on the current challenges and future opportunities for job boards.

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[Guest Post] Ross Clennett – The 10 biggest mistakes recruiters make with social media

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Starting in 1989, Ross Clennett, APRCSA, worked for 15 years as a recruiter in London, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. He has been a regular writer about recruitment and the Australian recruitment scene since 2001. He runs Australia’s only online training and professional development membership site for recruitment company owners and managers.

1) Believing the claims that technology vendors make and undertaking few, if any, background checks of these claims with other recruiters who are actively using the vendor’s product

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Talent Tidbits

Thought for the week – "Online social networks are most useful when they address real failures in the operation of offline networks," – Mikolaj Jan Piskorski

Understanding users of social networks 
A fascinating look at what work on social networks. Hint – users do not click on advertising.  But, 70% of users view photographs.

What about newspapers?
Can print media be saved? Booz Allen offers four strategies  to reinvent print and make it profitable.

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Success for recruiters is strategic not tactical

Some of the most successful recruiters that I’ve encountered have very little to do with social media.

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Social Recruitment gaining grounds

Research coming out of the US suggested Social Recruiting, the practice of using social media or networks to recruit staff, is gaining grounds. A study by Jobvite found that 68% of respondents use social networks or media to support their recruitment efforts. More telling is the finding that 66% successfully hired a candidate through an online social network.

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