Random Thoughts From a Corporate Recruiter
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Random Thoughts From a Corporate Recruiter

About the Book

My name is David Talamelli, I am an IT Recruitment Professional based in Australia. I have been in the IT Recruitment Industry since 1999 working in a variety of Agency, RPO and internal recruitment roles. In 2006 I joined Oracle and gained exposure across the Asia Pacific region.

As a Recruiter I use many of the social networking tools available to be effective in my role. In 2008 when I was actively recruiting a number of roles across a range of skill sets I was finding that candidates and people interested in Oracle as a potential employer were looking for information about what it is like to work here and find out some of the things that we are doing besides just our job openings. This thinking led me to the world of blogging and using blogs to share my thoughts and ideas with a larger audience.

This book is a collection of those blog posts written over the years, that I hope you find useful, helpful or entertaining.

With blogging I wanted to give people a forum and be able to share information that will help people in their job search. This could be information about Oracle, Job Hunting tips, Social Networking advice/reviews, etc... I hope these blogs help in some way.

In this book are various blog posts that I have written from 2008 to 2012. These are my thoughts that I have collected and put to paper over the years. This is not a self help book or a book showing tips and tricks on how to find a job or how to hire great people. It really is as the title suggests – random thoughts from a Corporate Recruiter on either Recruitment, Job Searching or Social Media (for job searching).

One of the main reasons I wanted to create this book is for my own personal use. Looking back at all the posts I have written, I wanted to find a way to not lose those thoughts in time that I have had. I hope some of these posts are relevant, useful or entertaining for you as well. I would love to hear your feedback.

I hope you enjoy

David Talamelli

About the Author

David Talamelli
David Talamelli

I have been in the IT Recruitment Industry since 1999 working in a variety of Agency, RPO and internal recruitment roles. In 2006 I joined Oracle and gained exposure across the Asia Pacific region. I enjoy being able to provide solutions to real world business issues and being able to drive change to help my customers stay ahead of the curve in the increasingly competitive market we are in.

Outside of the world of IT Recruitment my wife and I are busy raising three kids in the sunny suburbs of Melbourne Australia.

Table of Contents

  • An Introduction
  • May 2008
  • I am a Recruiter for Oracle Corp in the APAC Region
  • July 2008
  • Is Twitter (twitter.com) the new LinkedIn
  • Are Permanent Roles more attractive than Contracts in today’s market
  • Why would a high caliber individual who has a great job jump ship?
  • August 2008
  • Social Networking: The Art of conversation
  • Employee Retention - Some Thoughts
  • 10 tips to build your network
  • September 2008
  • Other Countries Are Gaining in the War for Talent
  • The Hidden Job Market…..How do I Find It??
  • October 2008
  • Companies do Recruit in both Booms and Busts
  • Australian Computer Society: Presentation Wrap
  • November 2008
  • Gen Y……The New Workforce
  • Strive to do what You Enjoy
  • Inspecht HR Futures Conference - Feb. 26th 2009 - Melb. Australia
  • December 2008
  • Recruitment is Becoming an Increasingly Transparent Business
  • Recruiting Survey: What would you do???
  • Recruiting Survey Results: What would you do??
  • 2008…A Review and 2009…A New Beginning
  • January 2009
  • Using Twitter to Land a Job: Real Life Examples
  • Motivation from Seth Godin and David Carman
  • Being Ranked #35 of the Top 50 Recruiters Using Twitter
  • February 2009
  • Five Trends We May See Happening in Recruitment
  • March 2009
  • Ranking your Employer: What is Glassdoor.com??
  • April 2009
  • Has Twitter Lost its Way and Relevance???
  • May 2009
  • Recruitment Should be About Quality not Just Quantity
  • The Changing Workplace: No Longer Just the Office You Work In
  • Australian Computer Society Panel Discussion: Social Networking the Pros and Cons
  • June 2009
  • Perspective Needed When Using the Title “Web 2.0 Expert”
  • An interview is a two way process
  • Australian Computer Society Event: Social Networking in a Business Context
  • July 2009
  • Gizapage.com Where Have You Been all my Social Networking Life?
  • Your Chance to Vote!! What Content Do You Want More Of??
  • August 2009
  • RecruitTech Recruitment and Technology Conference: Canberra September 2009
  • Treat Your Job Search as a Sales Process
  • In Recruitment - Customer Service is King
  • The IT Industry is in Good Hands
  • Email…I Think We Should See Other People
  • Social Networks Despite What People Say About You….I Still Want to Hang Out
  • September 2009
  • I am Not Involved in Marketing, or am I?
  • It’s Lunch Time, Where are My Running Shoes - Work/Life Balance
  • RecruitTech Wrap-up: Canberra Australia
  • Trust Agents by Brogan and Smith - A Review
  • October 2009
  • Is This the End of the Road for the Traditional Resume
  • Is the Recruitment Grass Really Greener On The Other Side (of the World)
  • The DownUnder Recruiting PodCast
  • Facebook/Twitter Banned at Your Company…This May Impact Your Ability to Hire Great People
  • Goodbye LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc….Hello Social Networking Aggregates
  • December 2009
  • Social Networking…How Much Talk About it is too Much
  • Corporate Blogging….You Don’t Have to be a Robot
  • January 2010
  • Career Longevity: Find Creativity in Your Job
  • The Face of the New Employee - Virtual and Everywhere
  • April 2010
  • Looking for Your Next Challenge…Don’t Stretch Too Far
  • Social Media Talk: Facebook, Really?? How Has It Become This Popular??
  • Making a Job Change That’s Easy Why Not Try a Career Change
  • June 2010
  • Book Review Charlene Li’s New Book: Open Leadership
  • Informal Interviews: Just Relax (or Should I?)
  • Is HR/Recruitment Really Ready For Innovative Candidates
  • August 2010
  • Social Media May Have Changed the Game but I Still Like Tradition
  • January 2011
  • Your Job Search Should be More Than Just a New Year’s Resolution
  • February 2011
  • Interviews Gone Bad…..Now What Do I Do?
  • March 2011
  • You Are Hiring But Do Candidate’s Want to Work For You
  • Two Candidates + One Job = Two Different Outcomes
  • April 2011
  • The Taste of Humble Pie with a Side Order of Facebook
  • August 2011
  • ATC Source Conference in Melbourne (Glen Cathey Presentation)
  • ATC Source Conference in Melbourne (Jim Stroud Presentation)
  • April 2012
  • Now It’s Personal (Although It Should Always Be): Campus Recruitment

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