Innovative CV from French graduate

Here's a CV we received in Microsoft from a recent French graduate. Enjoy.


This week in recruitment - The fab 5

Experts say the Internet recruiting market in Russia is worth about $20 million per year maybe that's why Monster has just opened up there!. A new job board has just opened in Scotland called http://www.scottishjobsonthe.net/ And you thought that Microsoft didn't have its own job offering. My old colleague Rob McIntosh gives us an excellent defintion of the word sourcing in Wikipedia. An army recruiter goes to jail.

You can listen to it in Podcast form here,or you can listen to it in the podcast plug-in on the right hand side! Enjoy.


Want to fight poverty! Work for the richest man in the world as a Recruitment Manager!

On ERE this week the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation posted a spec looking for a Recruitment Operations Manager... if you think you have the skills needed it may be your chance to really help the world be a better place!


Hotjobs is not just your regular job board

Two interesting facts have unearthed themselves about Yahoo's hotjobs this week:

1. They are catching up ground on CareerBuilder and Monster, quickly, and
2. They have integrated their 'Answers' funtionality from their search engine into their job board thus giving them the gensis of some social networking functinality and allowing them push towards a vertical search engine niche.

It will be interesting to see if and when CareerBuilder and Monster make the move toward search engine like functionality. In my own backyard the present incumbent job board IrishJobs seems a million miles away from trying something in this space and is relying on it's push newsletter approach.


Could this job ad be the most innovative ever???

This ad is very cool and will give Mr Shackelton's ad on the right hand side of the screen a run for it's money. Check it out here.


Indeed and Zoominfo get it on!

This is a very interesting union. Maybe FY07 is going to be the year of strategic alliances!

I know that most people in Ireland in the recuitment world rarely refer to either of these companies but they are worth keeping an eye on. Interestingly ZoomInfo has agreed to use Indeed's job search engine this week.

Read the press release on Business Wire.


Should you allow comments on your career site

Have you ever heard of Tim O'Reilly before? He's the guy who founded top publishing house O'Reilly Media and has written a number of forward looking articles on open source and the Web 2.0 phenomenon. He's also the same guy who brought his experience to bear in a number of savvy investments e.g. Bloggger which sold out to Google.

He now has turned his hand to the VC world where he has a $51 million fund called AlphaTech Ventures. It is not a big heavy wait fund but rather a small and nimble fund that looks at investing at a very early stage. Impressively, some of his investors include Jeff Bezos, who is the founder of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Pierre Omidyar , who is the founder of eBay (NASDAQ EBAY).

Of no suprise is the fund has gone to work already, the investments include: Instructables, Chumby, and Wesabe.

In particular I like the first company Instructables which is a search engine that gives you “step-by-step instructions for making things you never knew you wanted”. Like this lightbulb vase above. It's pretty cool! After a little more investigation I unearted on the jobs page of this company that they are allowing applicants comment their way around the open job descriptions, and the public are allowed to see what they say!It also openly advertises AdWords on the site! Do you think this is a novel idea that may catch on in career sites across the world!?! Or just a cash strapped start-up trying to make some quick advertisement revenue?!?