Select Website 

Recruitment Directory's Blog - Australia's #1 Recruitment Technology Blog!

Previous Page Previous Page  Next Page Next Page

MyCareer: suspicious or annoying?

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 11:36am Monday 20 April 2009    Print Article

While I was visiting MyCareer this morning, an alert popped up on my computer telling me that the "Site is Unsafe".

Being the vigilant person that I am. I proceeded to read the full report.

Although Norton has identified MyCareer of having a potential adware threat. Norton has added various "social functions" including user reviews and ratings on the right hand panel.

What is the community buzz on your website?







Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/mycareer-suspicious-or-annoying-a162.html

Article Tags: mycareer adware norton social ratings reviews unsafe mycareer.com.au

Comments View Comments (0)



Using Twitter for Recruitment presentation slides

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 4:11pm Thursday 16 April 2009    Print Article

The presentation slides from yesterday’s webinar "Using Twitter for Recruitment" are now available online. A big thanks to all those who joined us for the live session, and also Recruiter Daily and Adlogic for sponsoring the event.

You can follow me via my twitter profile @thomasshaw

I have uploaded the presentation with 2 different versions, and you can also view the presentation online (or incorporate into your own blog/website)

1 slide per page – 2.46mb

2 slides per page – 2.41mb




Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/using-twitter-for-recruitment-presentation-slides-a161.html

Article Tags: webinar twitter thomas shaw adlogic recruiterdaily slideshare

Comments View Comments (0)



Great Australian Pay Check

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 10:48am Thursday 16 April 2009    Print Article

SEEK has just released the Great Australian Pay Check (aka salary survey results) it started compiling from users 12 months ago. The reports contain a wealth of information for job seekers, recruiters and HR to compare salary packages. SEEK's survey data size and report contents squash all rivals.




Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/great-australian-pay-check-a160.html

Article Tags: salary survey seek seek paycheck paycheck seek.com.au paycheck.seek.com.au

Comments View Comments (0)



Typosquatting

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 6:27pm Monday 13 April 2009    Print Article

You've probably noticed this yourself - You quickly type a URL into the browsers address bar, hit enter and arrive at a site that doesn't look like the one you were expecting. Then you notice that you entered a typo in the domain name.

Typosquatting (also called URL hijacking), is a form of cybersquatting which relies on mistakes such as typographical errors made by users when inputting a website address into the web browser. Should a user accidentally enter an incorrect website address, they may be led to an alternative website owned by a cybersquatter.

Some clever cybersquatters has anticipated this and registered the domain name with the typo. So every time someone enters this misspelled domain name (and it happens more often than you might think), they land on his page instead of the page they were looking for.

We did a quick search on 3 job board domain names - MyCareer, CareerOne, and JobsJobsJobs (We couldn’t ascertain the registered domain names for SEEK). It's best to be proactive and register the typo's of your domain name/brand before others do. The list below is only a small sample of those purchased by the real domain name.

If you believe your domain name has been registered by typosquatters, you should refer to auDA’s Prohibition on Misspellings Policy (2008-09) while you are there, make sure you check out the list of prohibited misspellings.





Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/typosquatting-a159.html

Article Tags: domain names careerone mycareer jobsjobsjobs typos auda typosquatting cybersquatting

Comments View Comments (0)



Please select your gender

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 5:37pm Monday 13 April 2009    Print Article

Last week, a mid-size Australian company updated the job application form with an extra gender selection.

The company specialises in Accounting, Insolvency and Financial Planning.

It got me thinking... Do we really need to know what the gender of the candidate when they apply for a job?

Certainly for some roles it may be necessary and the employer should clarify the job advertisement with an exemption notice from the relevant authority.

But it dose open the possibility of discrimination towards the job seeker.




Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/please-select-your-gender-a158.html

Article Tags: application form online recruitment gender application questions transgender

Comments View Comments (0)



LinkMe in bed with CareerOne

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 1:33am Sunday 12 April 2009    Print Article

Did you know that LinkMe is now aggregating job adverts from CareerOne? At the bottom of those aggregated job adverts you will see this statement "Applications for this job are via CareerOne". First comes love, then comes marriage....





Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/linkme-in-bed-with-careerone-a157.html

Article Tags: linkme careerone jobs job board aggregated content sharing linkme.com.au careerone.com.au

Comments View Comments (0)



Using Twitter for Recruitment

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 3:40pm Thursday 09 April 2009    Print Article

I will be presenting a webinar on "Using Twitter for Recruitment" with Recruiter Daily and Adlogic. Attached below is the email flyer that was sent out. You can register for the event online. This is a great initiative, and thanks to everyone that has signed up! I look forward to sharing my wisdom.




Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/using-twitter-for-recruitment-a156.html

Article Tags: twitter webinar thomas shaw recruiter daily adlogic recruitment

Comments View Comments (0)



Recruitment and Social Media

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 7:00pm Wednesday 08 April 2009    Print Article

Great short and sharp slide show by Daemon Digital titled "Recruitment and Social Media"




Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/recruitment-and-social-media-a155.html

Article Tags: recruitment social media daemon digital slide show

Comments View Comments (0)



Look out CareerOne here comes NewCareerOne

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 12:08am Monday 06 April 2009    Print Article

Look out CareerOne here comes NewCareerOne. Registered last week, NewCareerOne is nothing more than a sponsored links farm, displaying ads from Yahoo. Another one of these sites is JobsGuruOnline which can be traced back to an Australian Company.




Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/look-out-careerone-here-comes-newcareerone-a154.html

Article Tags: newcareerone careerone sponsored ads link farm careerone.com.au newcareerone.com

Comments View Comments (0)



What do you think of the SEEK site?

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 12:55pm Friday 03 April 2009    Print Article

It's friday, let's have some fun.




Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/what-do-you-think-of-the-seek-site-a153.html

Article Tags: seek survey funny seek.com.au

Comments View Comments (0)


Previous Page Previous Page  Next Page Next Page


Random Blog Articles

Monster hacked again plus information on security terminology
Published: 8:19pm Wednesday 28 January 2009

Creating a Job Search Widget
Published: 7:40pm Tuesday 22 September 2009

How can we improve the candidate’s interview skills?
Published: 1:07pm Thursday 17 December 2009

RCSA releases Quarterly Research report Nov 2008
Published: 12:11am Tuesday 25 November 2008

Has your job expired?
Published: 12:14pm Tuesday 16 June 2009