Even It Up!

Shifting the balance for jobseekers

The Even It Up! SEEK anti-SARA awards!

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Yes! It’s that time of year again!  Recruiters are giving out gongs to themselves and patting themselves on the back for a job well done.


And make no mistake, this little award is about the recruitment industry tooting its horn, not the jobseeker.  If you don’t believe us, check our their Campaign page.   Who was it that said blatant self promotion is no guarantee of quality?

So in the spirit of the event, Even It Up! urges jobseekers who have had a really crap experience to let the event organisers know.  You can even use their form, and here’s the link.  Just let them know in no uncertain terms of the terrible, unfair and disrespectful treatment you’ve had at the hands of these so-called professionals*.

Now, we know that we are going to be accused of being “negative” and “whingers”.  Good!  The only way we are going to effect change in this cattle trade of an industry is to jump up and down and make lots of noise!

So whinge away Even It Up! supporters.  Let your negativity be heard loud and proud!

* No disrespect to recruiters who are actually professional.  They want the game changed as much as we do!

Written by evenitup

July 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm

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  1. “Recruiters are giving out gongs to themselves and patting themselves on the back for a job well done”

    Seek hands out the awards based on voting by jobseekers.

    You really are quite jaded, aren’t you?


    July 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    • Not so much jaded; more disappointed with the self-aggrandisement that accompanies an industry that treats people with such disrespect. The awards would have much more credibility if a) there wasn’t such a big marketing push by recruitment companies and b) they were handed out by a third party not attached to the industry. But we can only guess from your comments that you are involved in the industry, and probably wouldn’t see it that way.


      July 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm

  2. Interesting form of advocacy, I wasn’t aware that SARA is so self-aggrandising.

    Mark Tayar

    July 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm

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