Even It Up!

Shifting the balance for jobseekers

About Even It Up!

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Looking for a job is a tricky business, especially in this economic climate. Generally, there are all sorts of barriers and obstacles a jobseeker has to overcome in order to even be offered a job!

From our research, it seems that many employers and recruitment companies just don’t treat jobseekers either fairly or respectfully.  This blog questions the recruitment practices that permeate many organisations, and is a companion to the Even It Up! website.

The Even It Up! website provides jobseeker experiences to other jobseekers. It gives The Lowdown on recruitment, selection and interview practices of recruting organisations, from the best to the worst.

Our Vision is that jobseekers are treated fairly and respectfully.

Our aim is that, one day, Even It Up! won’t need to exist!


Written by evenitup

December 3, 2008 at 12:51 am

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  1. I just read your blog and I like it as I share my experience dealing with the job agents. I know it is 2 years later from the first message you posted. Better late than Never. Can you moderate my posts (3 of them) and then post? Thanks . See in the actual blogs… “10 things …”,


    December 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

    • Sorry! This blog is no longer active in terms of me posting to it. People still like to post comments though, so I know I should come back and check on it more often than I do.


      December 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  2. Thanks for your comments, Toby. We’ve sent you an email that hopefully answers your questions!


    December 31, 2008 at 10:54 am

  3. Great to find some kindred spirits!

    Was thinking of launching a blog to shame recruiters – what about the legal issues though? Clearly would need to be moderated. Presumably yours is?

    Had a quick look at the comments on your site about their experiences – predictably awful about most of the pond scum (recruiters) they dealt with.

    What was interesting was the assumptions they made about the reasons for the behaviour of the consultants. Unfortunately wrong in nearly every case – the real reasons for their appalling behaviour is usually and inevitably far more prosaic.

    How much traffic are you getting to the site? Love to know,

    Cheers, Toby

    Toby Marshall

    December 30, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    • Toby – I’ve read through a lot of what is posted on this site some of which I agree with and some of which I think is simply bogus. As I read through your comments though I am confused as to why you would write to “shame recruiters.” Don’t you run a recruiting company?

      Why do you feel the need to shame recruiters? I look forward to your response as well as invite you to guest post on my blog (http://www.CruiterTalk.com) to create some meaningful dialogue with career recruiters.

      You can always reach me at ryan.leary@hotmail.com



      Ryan Leary

      June 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

      • Hi Ryan, I think you have me confused with someone who made contact with me! If you read the post again, you will find that Toby Marshall is someone who reads my blog and posted some questions! FYI the purpose of the Even It Up! site is to ensure that jobseekers are treated fairly and respectfully. I have consistently urged jobseekers to submit assessments on those recruiters and direct employers who get it right, as well as those that get it so, so wrong. It is only by directing jobseekers to the great performers that the dodgy ones will be weeded out. Hopefully this clarifies things for you. Diane 🙂


        June 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

      • Even It Up! sent an email to Ryan AND posted a comment on his blog and have not had a response… why put this sort of invitation out there if you if you aren’t willing to put your money where your mouth is? Oh, wait, we forgot! Ryan’s a recruiter and they are notorious for overpromising and underdelivering!


        July 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    • Toby, there is no such thing as “Legal Issues” (as long as you STICK TO THE FACTS and are TRUTHFUL).

      The great thing is in our LOVELY DEMOCRACY is that *TRUTH* is the ABSOLUTE DEFENSE against Libel/Slander.

      As long as you stick to the facts/TRUTH—there’s NOTHING you can be held against.

      NONE of your arguments should be of the nature.
      I think….
      I feel….
      I believe……

      NEVER state something as “FACT” that you can’t prove in a court of law (either copy of v.m. or copy of email,etc.)

      And if you’ve deleted said v.m.—and/or can’t find it in writing….

      ALWAYS explain yourself with the disclaimer ‘Rumor has it”…or “Alleged”…..
      Then, you are protected…as you are not explaining “FACTS”. (that’s why when you watch T.V. they pay EXTRA close attention to saying “The Alleged”—so they can’t get sued for Libel/Slander.

      By the way, if you feel like wasting an hour of your time (reading one of the most hilarious REAL LIFE stories of this)—-read the story

      The (almost banned) Miss Vermont Story

      Printer Friendly Url:http://www.tuckermax.com/archives/print/the_almost_bann.phtml

      Tucker Max is a guy with an Overinflated Ego–that loves to Blog about his exploits with women.

      Just so happens one woman he hooked up with was “Miss Vermont”

      What makes the story PROFOUNDLY ironic is that her “Miss Vermont” Platform was based on Abstinence and Virginity. (NEITHER of which she followed).
      The story is about how she tried to sue for Slander/Libel—funny thing is…he won (the ACLU and NEW York Times–wrote briefs in his defense, etc.)…GREAT reading for a bored Sunday afternoon kind of thing).


      June 24, 2009 at 11:05 am

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