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May 172010

We all know how tough it is out in the employment market today. If you’re looking for a job, you need to go beyond the standard CV / Resume / Covering letter, the ability to showcase your talent and creativity online gives you a great opportunity to think outside the box and get your name in front of prospective employers.

Here is a fantastic example of how Alec Brownstein an advertising creative in New York did just that – by targeting creative directors in the agencies he wanted to work with in Google AdWords…

He created five ads, got four interviews and ended up with a job at one of the agencies. Total outlay: US$6.

The old stalwarts of recruitment are still important – so don’t throw that CV away just yet, but with up to 80% of employers looking online to source talent you’d be mad to ignore the potential. Go on, get creative… and let us know how you get on in the comments :-).

Sep 232009 a new Irish online CV distribution service A new Cork based start-up is aiming to offer jobseekers a new way to get their CV in front of potential employers. is the brainchild of Niall Mullane, a 34 year-old from Glanmire who got the idea for the new website when he was personally affected by the recession when he lost his own job at the end of 2008.

“I’ve been working consistently since I was 17,” said Niall, “so being suddenly out of work with a family to support was a bit of a shock to the system.”

While searching for work himself, Niall realised there was no dedicated Irish website offering unemployed people the opportunity to promote themselves to nationwide employers free of charge. offers a platform where people who are looking for work can get their CV in front of the right people people at no cost, and a pool of readily available candidates for potential employers. Candidates can log in to the site to update their details at any time, and reply to messages from prospective employers.

"At the end of the day,people out of work need to feel as if there doing something positive in their search for a job, and i felt there was a need for all employers to view all job-seekers CVs for free," commented Niall. "I believe that can help countless people hit by the recession and make a positive move in getting Ireland back working."