Archive for November, 2012

#andsomeintern – show us what you can do

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It’s been a busy 2012 for the andsome bunch. Oodles of awards stuff – 30 nominations in total/13 shiny trophies collected so far. Lots of andsome busyness – across social media, websites, video and digital. And welcoming some new clients to the andsome fold – in retail, hospitality, fashion, FMCG, entertainment, diversity, phew, the list goes on. That’s why we’ve plenty to look forward to in 2013 – and so will you as our #andsomeintern.

To put it simply, we’re looking for one (maybe even two) people to join us as a paid intern for a minimum of 6 months. We’re known as a bit of a Social Agency, so you’ll need a love of the digital world.

You may be a Tweetaholic, a blogger extraordinaire, a flash-bang-what an instagrammer… you know what we mean. So, being our Social Media Intern could be right up your Pinterest.

Maybe you could be a coder, a programmer, a designer – you already know a whole lotta websitey stuff. And as our Digital Intern, you’ll want the chance to click here and learn more.

(Or you may even be a ‘Transformer’ between the two.)

As our intern, you’ll be expected to roll up your sleeves and get involved in all sides of andsome. What are we like? There’s plenty of links on here to give you an idea. But in a nutshell, we’re a comms agency into recruitment marketing, internal comms, employer branding, social recruiting, as well as general marketing and branding too. And we community manage social network accounts for our clients too – now that is different.

Do you like? Well, just prove to us how much.

We don’t want to see your standard CV right now (and that doesn’t mean just converting it into an infographic either), we want you to get our attention on social media or online. Show us why you’d be the best person to join us as an intern.

Simple as that. Then if we like what we read, see, watch, hear, whatever… well, you can guess what happens then.
Good Luck #andsomeintern

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Is Twitter the death of recruitment?

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Nowadays you can’t go on Twitter without seeing loads of links about ‘recruitment that, social recruiting this’ from most people involved in recruiting industry. It is good to be informed. To know what’s going on. To spread knowledge. And, we think importantly, to hopefully get inspired. But… and it’s a big BUT (and I cannot lie)… why does it seem like 98% of folks in the industry have to tweet about solely about the industry around 99% of the time?

I tweet alot about it. I know that. Before anyone comes back about it. But I tweet about lots of other subjects too. Some frivolous – videogaming. Some allied – social marketing. Some… well, you get the picture. There’s so much out there to talk about and share that ‘recruitment’ can learn from and be inspired by.  As a comms agency, and personally as a creative, anything can be an inspiration – it doesn’t have to have direct connection.

Recruitment does not, and should not, exist in a bubble. The more you solely pore over social media in recruitment infographics, the latest recruitment app, the most recent (or not so recent) blog post about employer branding and read another Top 10 must-do tip list about social recruiting – you’re seriously missing out on what’s happening in the real world, to, and with, the real people that you’re wanting to recruit.