A recruitment advertisement that works – BIG TIME!

Wow! How creative is this? Jobsintown.de an online employment company in Denmark (presumably) launched a very cool ad campaign to lure people to their website some time ago and (in my opinion) its still working. Check out the screenshot below!

This rather ingenious ad is of a guy handling financial transactions while trapped in an ATM machine. The caption beneath it is “Life is too short for the wrong job.” (NICE!) Below is another brilliant piece; some poor slob washing clothes, but from the inside of a washing machine.

What I especially like about these ads is that they are life-sized and (at first glance) easy to mistake for the real thing. Wow! Hat tip to VisualFunHouse for the pictures. Click here to see more examples of this brilliant ad campaign.

How To Find a Job Using Linkedin

Jim gets a strange call from a fan, then introduces a great Linkedin training resource for jobseekers. Please pass it on… ( Scroll down for more jobhunting resources. )


* Want more info on how to be found by recruiters (and get hired fast?) http://bit.ly/resumeseo
* Read The Hidden Job Report to find thousands of unadvertised jobs! http://hiddenjobreport.com
* Watch JSTN (Job Search Television Network) http://www.myjstn.com
* I contributed content to: “Get a Job!” by David B. Wright | http://amzn.to/dVGf0O
* I contributed content to: Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0 http://amzn.to/g51JP9
* Check out Augmented Resumes! http://www.augmentedresumes.com

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When will job boards innovate? (Part 3)

I am a big Modesty Blaise fan.  Its a comic strip, series of novels, movies (1 awful movie and 1 okay movie) and a failed TV series about a crime boss who retires, but soon gets bored and is lured back into danger on behalf of her government. The books and comics are all written by Peter O’ Donnell and if you like a good crime novel (slightly off the beaten path), I cannot recommend Modesty Blaise enough. She rocks! (Below is a trailer for the better of the two movies.)

Anyways, I was on Amazon looking for some Modesty Blaise books and noticed at the bottom of the page were recommendations. You’ve seen them before, I’m sure. “Customers who bought this item also bought…” Or, “Other customers suggested these items…”

Modesty Blaise

Although I have seen their recommendations a bazillion times, I thought, “Hey, this could be a job board!”

Imagine this:

(1) A jobseeker applies for a job they have an interest in.
(2) The job board says, “If you like this job, try applying to these other jobs as well.”
(3) Or, the job board says, “Based on your resume, you might want to consider these jobs as well.”
(4) Or, people who have worked with your present employer, have been hired into these companies. Why not consider them as well?

Just a thought… Is it a good one? Let me know in the comments.

How to find work at a startup

In case you didn’t know, I’m really into video these days. As such, I am really trying to get a handle on the web series industry and as such, I stumbled across a cool company called – Clearleap. I read through their site and thought that they were doing some pretty interesting things. I thought to myself, “Self, if you were looking for a new gig, with a startup – like Clearleap, what would you do?”

“Hmm,” I say to… um…. myself, “Click the Careers link and see what they have available.”

Alas, nothing was there (at this writing) but the promise that Clearleap was a great place to be.


Now, what if I wanted to know as soon as they posted a new job? Hmm… I could (a) email them my resume and risk being forgotten about in the blackhole of applicant tracking systems, or (b) return to the website constantly to see if anything new had been posted or… (c) monitor it with a webpage tracking system. Sounds fancy, huh? Webpage tracking system… Basically, you can use one of several services (some free) to constantly monitor pages for changes and the moment that they do, you get notified by email. In the case of companies (like Clearleap) that do not have a notification system in place, all I would have to do is use a service like “Watch That Page” to let me know when the content on the page changes. Once it does, presumably it will be because some jobs have been posted. I can then return at that time to see what I can see and react accordingly. Make sense?

Here is a list of services that let you monitor pages for changes:

Let me know if you think this tip is useful.


Where should I relo to?

Yesterday, I shared with you a cool tool on Indeed’s website. I was going to write about something totally different today, but thought, nah… let me share one more cool tool of theirs that I like. (I’m such a fan.)

If you are considering relocating to another city to seek job opportunities, but you are clueless as to where to go, I HIGHLY suggest that you check out Indeed’s Job Postings Per Capita map. Why? It has red dots on a USA map. The bigger the dots, the more openings there are in that part of the country. Pretty cool, huh?

And just in case you are geographically challenged, if you scroll down the bottom of the page, you can see a list of the top cities with links to jobs in those cities. Groovy!

Well, I think its groovy, just sayin’…