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XSS is a serious problem
7:00am Tuesday 19 July 2011
Tags: recruitment software job boards job board software xss owasp security hacking javascript

I've written about XSS (cross-site scripting) numerous times on this blog. If you run a job board, or manage your recruitment website take note... XSS is a very serious problem! read more...


RIP TheBigChair, MyCareer Head Hunter
7:00am Tuesday 10 May 2011
Tags: jobfox mycareer thebigchair rip job boards online recruitment fairfax seek linkedin resume database

Thank you for visiting TheBigChair - unfortunately weíve shut down! It's no surprise there was no mention of the future of TheBigChair or MyCareer Head Hunter in last years Fairfax investors presentation. Both sites will now be laid to rest in the ever increasing job board cemetery. read more...


Online Recruitment 101
7:54pm Sunday 27 February 2011
Tags: online recruitment video job boards applicant tracking system

Short video about online recruitment for anyone new to the industry. Stick men are cool. read more...


OWASP Top 10 and your Recruitment Website - Part 2
4:37pm Thursday 09 December 2010
Tags: recruitment security recruitment websites owasp job boards dmitry kulshitsky security hacking insecure direct object references xss sql injections cross-site request forgery csrf

In part 1 of this series we started a conversation about the OWASP Top 10 most prevalent security vulnerabilities and how relevant these issues were to a typical recruitment web site. In the 2nd part we will review the next 2 items from this list. read more...


MyCareer, TradeMe, jobs.com.au & TheBigChair?? What is happening down in Fairfax land
8:00am Wednesday 24 November 2010
Tags: mycareer thebigchair jobs.com.au trademe jobs fairfax media job boards online recruitment online strategy niche job board job ad yields

Yesterday, Fairfax Media released an important announcement (PDF) as a result of a long winding review of its entire business operations. There were a few strategic announcements made about the future of MyCareer and the new use for jobs.com.au read more...


How to make job searching cool
11:37am Wednesday 13 October 2010
Tags: funny job ads job boards careerone mycareer seek mgmt tv commercials funny videos mycareer lube indigenous jobs australia

Add 2 cups of creativity, a message, a few "below the line" suggestions and target the correct audience. Don't you just love the creativity of marketing agencies? Some people may find them a bit weird while others marvel at the creativity. Below are some of my other favourite job search videos (besides the Monster/CareerBuilder Superbowl ads). I can't remember this TV campaign from MyCareer ever going to air. Do you? read more...


Online Recruitment - Past, Present & Future
7:08pm Monday 06 September 2010
Tags: online recruitment mark anderson beyond.com job boards social media social recruitment hr florida mobile recruiting future of job boards mobile applications job board seo recruitment marketing google

Mark Anderson, Senior Director of Enterprise Sales from Beyond.com presents on the topic of Online Recruitment, how it started, where it is now, and where it's going in the future at the HR Florida State Conference & Expo 2010. read more...


Opportunities and Challenges post the GFC and in preparation for environmental changes
6:25pm Monday 06 September 2010
Tags: rcsa confereence matthew tukaki green jobs recruitment presentation job boards

One of the most talked about topics among recruiters since the RCSA Conference last week has been Matthew Tukaki's presentation titled "Opportunities and Challenges post the GFC and in preparation for environmental changes". read more...


Log in with LinkedIn
7:30am Monday 19 July 2010
Tags: linkedin api linkedin.com login with linkedin user registration oauth job boards recruitment agency website trusted authentication registration form login form social networking facebook connect social recruitment social recruiting

We have released "Log in with LinkedIn" functionality across a number of our client job boards and recruitment agency websites. This is a first for the Australian & New Zealand recruitment industry that allows users to use their existing LinkedIn details to Register/Login with another site. read more...


Social Recruiting is a dirty word
11:00am Thursday 01 July 2010
Tags: social recruiting social media social recruitment thomas shaw presentation facebook twitter linkedin recruitment websites social media privacy mobile recruiting job boards social recruitment strategy

Today, I gave quite a controversial presentation to a group of Recruitment Agency owners on Social Recruiting. When I was first asked to present to this group a few months ago, I was initially asked to speak about "Social Media and it's use in the Recruitment process". I said no, I wasn't interested. read more...


Oops! Tips - May 2010
11:23pm Wednesday 12 May 2010
Tags: oops tips html formatting job boards recruitment websites job ads job ad errors employment advertising translating html code google maps keyword spam

With the ever changing technology landscape, job boards will never be 100% perfect. Here are some little bugs we have spotted over the past few weeks. read more...


Social Recruiting in Australia and New Zealand. What do Recruiters really think about it?
8:00am Friday 30 April 2010
Tags: rcsa rcsa.com.au rcsa quarterly business manager survey social media social recruiting job boards source candidates recruitment marketing strategy social networking background checks social recruiting in australia niche job boards refer a friend proshortlist twitter facebook linkedin recruitment industry statistics recruitment statistics social recruiting statistics social recruiting in new zealand

The latest RCSA Quarterly Business Manager Survey for 1st Qtr, 2010 has been released. It's no surprise that mainstream job boards still lead the advertising medium recruiters use to source candidates. The trend indicates recruiters are decreasing the use of networking events, niche job boards and refer-a-friend incentives (see image below). read more...


How cybermule jobs work
2:08pm Sunday 25 April 2010
Tags: job boards cybermule fake job ads scam jobs symantec job ads recruitment website

Symantec has put together a short educational video on how cyber mule jobs work and why you need to avoid these types of job ads. Job boards work very hard to put in processes to validate each advertiser and the legitimacy of the job ads before they are posted on their site. But scammers are getting smarter and we all need to learn how to spot suspect job ads. read more...


Recruiters decrease the use of Niche Job Boards, Social Networking sites and Refer a Friend Incentives to source candidates?
10:32am Monday 22 February 2010
Tags: rcsa rcsa.com.au rcsa quarterly business manager survey media used to source candidates job boards networking events niche job boards job board refer a friend business networking trade magazines social networking virtual communication virtual game worlds 4th qtr 2009 candidates

The RCSA has released the latest Quarterly Business Manager Survey results for the 4th Qtr 2009. The survey results show a decrease in the use of Niche Job Boards, Social Networking sites and Refer a Friend Incentives to source candidates. But is this survey result a true reflection of industry trends or an error in the survey? read more...


Is your Job Application Form redirecting candidate applications to identity thieves?
1:52pm Wednesday 10 February 2010
Tags: hijacking job application forms identity theft url manipulation hacking job boards recruitment agency application form candidate details 3rd party application form email address url security risk

Did you know on some application forms you can manipulate the URL and have the candidateís job application redirected to someone elseís email address? Job boards, career/recruitment websites are already a haven for identity thieves and this "oversight" on your application form is fueling their business! read more...


SMS referral programs
3:38pm Tuesday 12 January 2010
Tags: sms using sms in recruitment mobile recruitment job boards online recruitment refer a friend sms job alerts sms job to a friend sms referral program

Over the past few weeks I have been integrating SMS functionality into a number of recruitment agency websites. We are all used to having the ability to email a job to a friend, but these days you are more likely to remember your friends mobile number compared to their email address. read more...


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way to the bank
5:25pm Friday 18 December 2009
Tags: job boards funny job ads job ad title christmas smaart recruitment

This weeks Christmas job ad title winner goes to Smaart Recruitment with "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way to the bank!! Temps, we need you!" read more...


Calling Blitzen, Dancer and Rudolph - Reindeers needed everyday till Xmas
8:10pm Thursday 10 December 2009
Tags: job boards funny job ads christmas mycareer sydney morning herald

This weeks Christmas job ad winner was found on MyCareer and also displayed in The Sydney Morning Herald. "Calling Blitzen, Dancer and Rudolph" Santa must have been in a rush because he forgot to check his diary. read more...


Are you a Social Recruitment wanker?
9:47am Monday 07 December 2009
Tags: social recruiting social recruitment twitter facebook myspace seek job board statistics social recruitment wanker social media club online recruitment online recruitment industry job boards carsales realestate online classifieds future of job boards

There may come a time where you are so immersed in social media you become a wanker. You forget about the real world. Real relationships. A world where you pick up the phone to call a candidate or catch-up with a client for a coffee. For all those who know me, I would rather communicate over the phone than correspond via Twitter. read more...


Dear Santa. All I want for Christmas are some Team Leaders
9:35am Friday 04 December 2009
Tags: christmas job ads funny job boards the warehouse funny job ads

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." read more...


Online Marketing Ideas - Peel Away Ads
4:39pm Thursday 26 November 2009
Tags: online marketing pop ups pop unders peel ads peel away ads recruitment website recruitment agency website website visitors website marketing job boards online advertising integralhrm integralhrm.com

Pop ups, pop unders and ads flying onto your pages are ANNOYING. Peel Away Ads are an effective marketing tool as they are non-intrusive and catch the visitorís eye instantly. read more...


My Presentation from RecruitTECH 2009 on Twitter, Facebook, Recruitment & Integration
9:03am Wednesday 25 November 2009
Tags: youtube thomas shaw recruitment directory recruittech presentations recruitment website ppc openid social recruiting social networking using twitter for recruitment using facebook for recruitment people search engine recruittech 2009 canberra oauth api facebook connect recruitment integration facebook twitter job boards ats applicant tracking systems crm thomas shaw presentation

A big thanks goes out to Clayton Wehner from CapitalJobs for organising RecruitTECH 2009 and uploading the video recordings. I was fortunate enough to be one of the presenters at RecruitTECH 2009 - Australian Recruitment and Technology Conference in Canberra ACT. Below is a recording of my presentation was titled "Twitter, Facebook, Recruitment & Integration". read more...


Job Ad Click Through Destination Statistics & Posting Methods Recruiters use on Twitter & Facebook
2:00pm Friday 20 November 2009
Tags: facebook job boards api ats rss feed statistics twitter recruiters recruitment agency using facebook for recruitment using twitter for recruitment social recruiting

I have just finished collating statistics studying the job ad "click through destination" and "posting methods" Recruiters are using on Twitter and Facebook. I looked at 100 different Australian Recruitment Agency/Recruiters who post job ads to Twitter or Facebook. read more...


Cut the fat. Expired job ads should not be displayed
7:00pm Sunday 15 November 2009
Tags: online recruitment job boards expired job ads expired job advertisements job ads seo search engine misleading advertising job seekers

Have you ever wondered why some job boards display expired (or archived) job ads online? I have always been a believer that expired job ads SHOULD NOT be displayed, but others may have you believe that expired job ads are good for your SEO. read more...


Gone in 60 seconds. The Candidate Registration Process
1:25am Monday 09 November 2009
Tags: candidate registration job boards job sites online recruitment ux ui modal boxes jquery password strength seek seek.com.au user experience form validation validation process job seeker

Most sites make it very hard for a job seeker to register for an account. The first problem they face is being redirected from the initial page they were viewing to a separate registration page. Secondly, there are often required fields like username, email address or password which require validation of some sorts. read more...


96% of Recruiters source Candidates through mainstream Job Boards
10:30pm Wednesday 04 November 2009
Tags: rcsa rcsa.com.au candidate sources sources of talent survey talentsource.com.au job boards social networking niche job boards networking events referrals statistics ih-house job board refer a friend business networking sites trade magazines virtual communication channels rcsa quarterly business manager survey

The RCSA has just released the latest Quarterly Business Manager Survey results for the 3rd Quarter 2009. Contained within the past 2 surveys, is a question regarding the "media used to source candidates". Although the survey is only a small sample of Recruitment Agencies across Australia & New Zealand, I have grouped together the past 2 survey results, to better represent any trends over the past 6 months. read more...


RecruitTECH 2009 - Twitter, Facebook, Recruitment & Integration
12:27pm Monday 21 September 2009
Tags: recruittech thomas shaw recruitment directory twitter facebook recruitment integration facebook connect api oauth canberra recruittech 2009 people search engine using facebook for recruitment using twitter for recruitment social networking social recruiting ppc openid recruitment website job boards ats applicant tracking system crm

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be one of the presenters at RecruitTECH 2009 - Australian Recruitment and Technology Conference in Canberra ACT. Below is my presentation titled "Twitter, Facebook, Recruitment & Integration". read more...


Recruitment Marketing Analytics
12:00pm Wednesday 02 September 2009
Tags: recruitment marketing online marketing job boards advertising job adverts recruitment marketing analytics data analytics ctr click through rate statistics ad views apply clicks application form application rate cpv cost per view cpc cost per click cpa cost per applicant recruitment metrics ratios sources of hire sources of talent

It puzzles me how recruiters are not making informed and calculated decisions on their recruitment marketing spend. Are you measuring the performance of each job advert via each source? Which sources are the best performing, provide the largest volume and have the lowest candidate acquisition cost? read more...


When will Print die? Online vs Print
7:00am Thursday 27 August 2009
Tags: online recruitment job boards print media job adverts anz job advertisements series job seeker preference statistics revenue model online vs print

79% of jobs advertised in Australia are online, 73% of job seekers prefer online compared with print. But that only equates to 39% of the overall $$ advertising spend in the marketplace. Clearly, the structural shift in how people look for work proves that using print media is a waste. read more...


Segmenting Data using Google Analytics
2:00pm Tuesday 25 August 2009
Tags: google analytics social media job boards website statistics referral sources measuring social media recruitment website job board data segmentation advanced segmentation

One of the most underrated website statistical tools is Google Analytics. Not only is the service free, but many people would not be familiar with the advanced tool set. Google Analytics offers excellent reporting and traffic analysis that can help you assess how well (or bad) your recruitment website is tracking. read more...


Donít be a mule
1:00am Thursday 20 August 2009
Tags: job boards phishing scam email scam bank account mule

They say things happen in threeís. Over the past 24 hours, there has been a number of scam emails (phishing) circulating saying they have found your resume from various Australian job boards and need your help. One of these was even sent to me. read more...


Search Engine Friendly URLs
4:01pm Sunday 26 July 2009
Tags: seek seek.com.au careerone careerone.com.au mycareer mycareer.com.au friendly url search engine friendly seo search engine optimisation jobsjobsjobs jobsjobsjobs.com.au nowhiring nowhiring.com.au capitaljobs capitaljobs.com.au job aggregators sef url job boards recruitment websites

Job aggregation sites were one of the fist to fully embraced the search engine friendly (SEF) URL structure, as it generates high organic traffic from the search engines. Over the past few years, other job boards have been envious of MyCareer's SEF URL structure and now SEEK has implemented a SEF URL structure for each job advert. read more...


Why Job Boards Share Postings
12:15am Tuesday 14 July 2009
Tags: job boards job ads aggregators jobg8 jobg8.com.au collegerecruiter collegerecruiter.com pay for performance job aggregators job applications candidates candidate source

It's not uncommon to find the same job adverts appearing on multiple job sites. In Australia, the practice of job boards sharing "job content" has increased dramatically in these economic times. Are your job adverts appearing on other sites without your knowledge? read more...


Job Site Updates
9:48pm Monday 06 July 2009
Tags: lifestylecareers lifestylecareers.com.au job boards mumbrella mumbrella.com.au myjobwizard myjobwizard.com.au job sites resume services

A number of new job sites have recently launched in Australia. These include Lifestyle Careers, My Job Wizard, and mUmBRELLA has added a jobs section. read more...


Where did you hear about this job? Tracking Candidate Sources
1:07am Friday 03 July 2009
Tags: ats applicant tracking system application tracking system atsreportcard.com sources of hire tracking statistics allretailjobs.com jake firth sourcing data job boards recruitment marketing metrics sources of hire sources of talent

Do you track where your candidates have come from? If you are using some sort of application tracking system (ATS) in your recruitment process; more than likely you have the ability to automatically track where the candidate has come from. read more...


Using Facebook for Recruitment
1:45pm Tuesday 09 June 2009
Tags: facebook recruitment facebook connect webinar using facebook for recruitment thomas shaw ppc facebook ads api oauth openid facebook profile job boards website online recruitment

Below are the presentation slides and live recording of the latest webinar - Using Twitter for Recruitment. Have you tried recruiting on Facebook? Do you manually click through profiles and post messages on group profiles? Guess what, you have already created your first mistake! If you are like most online recruiters, then more than likely you are concerned about how to grow traffic to your website and increase sales and placements. read more...


Recruitment Genome Report 2009
9:47pm Sunday 17 May 2009
Tags: survey report arbita recruitment genome report 2009 blogs social networking talent sources smo seo recruitment strategy candidates marketing strategy technology job boards

The first installment of the Recruitment Genome Report 2009 titled "Act While Others Wait: Savvy Recruitment Marketing Strategies Now Ensure Success While Others Wait for Better Times" was released yesterday by Arbita. The reports authors are leading US industry figures who compiled the survey data between Jan 23 - Mar 16 2009. read more...


Ooops tips - May 2009
7:33pm Tuesday 12 May 2009
Tags: seek mycareer linkme job boards ooops job advert online recruitment

First off, I must thank all the blog/twitter followers who send me emails pointing out these issues. Following on from The ooops tips for job adverts Feb 2009 here are some more slip-ups. read more...


Radio Interview - Online Recruitment in a web 2.0 world
10:59pm Monday 11 May 2009
Tags: interview web2.0 joy94.9 thomas shaw online recruitment job boards seek careerone spokeo.com wink.com jason shaw social networking background searching job seeker tips recruitment agencies technogaze

Tonight I was interviews on Joy 94.9 a community radio station in Melbourne. I was the special guest of the weekly 7pm show called "Technogaze - gazing into the past, present and future of technology". I spoke on various topics such as Social Networking, Job Boards, Online Recruitment, Background Searching and job seeker tips. You can download the full podcast or listen to the full show below (the interview starts at around the 9m mark) read more...


Do not "Auto Approve" job adverts
8:13pm Sunday 29 March 2009
Tags: job boards scam job advert online advertising hippo job board software hippo.com.au

It amazes me how job boards (and other classifieds sites) continue to allow adverts to be posted live without checking the job advert or advertiser. Checking to see if the advertiser is legit is one step you can take to stop scams (and fake ads) appearing on your site. read more...