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7 March 2016

Writing

  1. A thought on job ads

    On recruiters’ emails that are really dull.

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  1. Which house style suits your body shape? - Permanent Style

    Good to have a summary of the basic styles of suit jacket in one place, even if I can barely tell most apart.

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    “Actually, the clocktower is called Big Ben’s Monster.”

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @r4isstatic I’m sure :) It seems amazing anyone finds it a good way of hiring. But I guess there are no good ways, so they try anything.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Following previous Tweet(s) I wrote a blog post about recruiters’ job ad emails: gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ClareBurr Yeah - the urge to make it sound AMAZING can make people write like an advert rather than just be human.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ClareBurr Good luck (genuinely, not sarcastically) :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ClareBurr I guess, as well as bullet points, I want a *feel* for the place & people… which an anonymous, recruiter-written ad rarely has.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ClareBurr …it’s little things that make a position/place appealing. Some times it’s simply the tone/language of the ad feeling right.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ClareBurr It’d help. Ads must be tough generally - so much of the language is very similar for every ad, and so if one is able to be picky…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ClareBurr As much info as you get in a normal ad on the web, but I assume recruiters don’t want to be merely a conduit for job ads!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Another problem with recruiter emails is the companies and jobs are so anonymised there’s nothing interesting or special about them.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @DiscerningBrute My pleasure!

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