Monster CV database vs. LinkedIn free Public Profiles

For the most European recruiters Monster used to perform the best as the CV database. The quality of candidates was on average higher than the average quality of the applicant who would apply on a job site in. Monster advertised this as a ‘Passive Candidate’ as opposed to the ‘Active Candidate’. They claimed that a … Continue reading Monster CV database vs. LinkedIn free Public Profiles

Monster rethinking service offering

Monster is interested in what job seekers think of their jobs web site. Here is the mail sent to job hunters today: SATISFIED? LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK Dear Job Seeker, At Monster, we are committed to creating an online experience that advances your life and your career. To help us achieve this, we … Continue reading Monster rethinking service offering

Monster is hiring, Monster is firing,.. Monster is WHAT?

Just read a press release on Monster web site. It starts extremely positive with Monster is hiring 80 new staff!. Later on it actually reads that that same monster is making 160 people redundant. Makes you wonder, if that is a positive news or …? What is obvious is that Monster is realising that they … Continue reading Monster is hiring, Monster is firing,.. Monster is WHAT?

Monster hacked again!

Monster recruitment website is making an interesting habit of being hacked regularly. The latest hack on Friday (January 23, 2009) was interestingly managed from Monster. They posted the note on their web site that included the following: We recently learned our database was illegally accessed and certain contact and account data were taken, including Monster … Continue reading Monster hacked again!

Take a sneak peek at the new Monster

Monster is all about their new site. That isn’t actaully available. And will not be available this year. That does not stop them advertising it for the last couple of months. They started sounding a bit like Microsoft advertising their Vista. A lot of hipe, for a long, long time, but the result is… Well … Continue reading Take a sneak peek at the new Monster

The Monster Job Forum

Monster has something strange on their site. And we are talking about the ‘Real Monster’ here. Are they looking into getting the job hunters engage in some social networking on the Forum on their site? It is an interesting attempt from the Search Engine Optimisation perspective, but wouldn’t it look a bit better if there … Continue reading The Monster Job Forum

Monster Finance – New Irish Job board!? NO! Just a Recruitment Agency With a Name of a Job Board

I am not entirely sure what does the logo represent, but I am afraid it stands quite well in the internal competition we used to have in the company – who will make the worst logo for a job site. The www.Jobs-Ireland.ie logo used to be in the lead, but Monster Finance is really quite … Continue reading Monster Finance – New Irish Job board!? NO! Just a Recruitment Agency With a Name of a Job Board

Monster Jobs via RSS

Just noticed the update to the Monster.ie job site this morning. First impressions are really good. Nice usage of cookies, it stores a job seekers activity history. That enables you to see je list of jobs you have viewed on Monster jobs site before. The interface seams upgraded with the right column with different data, … Continue reading Monster Jobs via RSS

Irish Jobs Sites – what’s in the bag for 2014?

The recession had a very negative effect in the Irish job board industry. All the job boards are struggling. The number of jobs advertised in the last 5 years is lower than the number of job advertised in a single year before the recession. All that is really happening in the jobs board space is … Continue reading Irish Jobs Sites – what’s in the bag for 2014?

Google Penguin 2 and the Jobs in Ireland

Did you hear Google released a major update to Penguin 2 on Friday? Matt Cutts (the head of Google’s Webspam team) recently confirmed on his blog that Penguin 2.0 is now live. So let’s see how did the Google Penguin 2 update affected our Irish online recruitment industry. Here is the search result page for … Continue reading Google Penguin 2 and the Jobs in Ireland

Recruitment Advertising Workshop

Great Recruitment Advertising Workshop event organised by Stephen Harrington Recruitment Manager: Sales | Marketing | Multi-Lingual @ Allen Recruitment. Here is the original announcement: When and Where: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 – Vavasour Suite, registration at main reception. Wednesday 24th April, from 8.45 to 11.30am Enter via entrance A on Lansdowne Road Car park … Continue reading Recruitment Advertising Workshop

#TruDublin Speakers

Current (confirmed) #truDublin Track Leaders #truDublin Summer 2012 takes place on Wednesday 16th May & Thursday 17th May in the Sycamore Club, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, kicking off at 9am each day. Tickets are priced at €199 for the two days and a limited number of one-day tickets are available for €99.50 each day. Be … Continue reading #TruDublin Speakers

National Online Recruitment Awards, NORA – how does it look like in UK?

In Ireland we have our NRF that gives awards to the recruitment agencies (NRF members only) and within those there is an Award for the Best Recruitment Web Site. Then we have the Golden Spiders awards that again one has to pay €150 per site to get ‘Nominated’, so the real good work of start-ups … Continue reading National Online Recruitment Awards, NORA – how does it look like in UK?