I have to admit I feel like a Rant, it all started with my regular email from Recruiter magazine. OK it is the main magazine for our industry and they send emails of the latest news which I find very informative, but it all goes wrong when you follow the link to the article, as there is no link to the company they quote to gain more information.You wouldn’t get that on a blog now would you!
You can certainly tell this magazine is typical of many out there who have not embraced the Internet, I am obviously glad as I wouldn’t be able to compete if they did. Anyway I decided not to moan at this point as it is a weakness I can capitalize on. Then would you believe it the very next day I get my copy of their Guide to Recruitment Software, now I may be biased but there isn’t a mention of Arithon Recruitment Software who in my opinion have the most advanced ASP based recruitment based offering on the market, let alone having been around since 1998, I ask you how can you take the magazine seriously!!!!
I thought I was done but then I remembered the September issue of Recruiter, they ran an article on Blogging and Recruitment, as a result I had a long chat with their reporter, giving them my insider view, particularly as I am one of only a few UK recruiters who blog. Well when the Recruiter Mag came out I didn’t get a mention, I wasn’t bitter as I had already published my comments "Why I Blog" related to their questions, but it is only when you included it with their other omissions you just have to say something.
What really stands out in their article about blogging, is that it only has one link, which goes to www.web-based-recruitment.com This is a company looking to sell its service of consultancy to recruitment consultants who want a blog or promote themselves online and not to one single blog! Call me cynical but did they pay for that link or the article, whichever the case I did take time to look at their blog OnlineRecruitment which is written by Mike Taylor, so although I am cynical to Recruiter Magazine, Mikes blog I thought was excellent and informative so I shall ad him to my blog roll, mind you I would be interested to hear Mikes view, maybe he should give some advice to the Recruiter Magazine!.
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