During my contracting career, I’ve worked for some of Africa’s largest websites in e-commerce and classifieds, including bidorbuy, Gumtree, eBay and PrivateProperty. Currently, I run Adzuna in South Africa, in the recruitment arena and online job aggregator space.
You can see my LinkedIn profile here.
Why write about online recruitment?
Before this online career, I worked in recruitment at a top firm: DAV. Part of the JSE-listed group ADCORP, DAV has been in existence since 1975. I was a regular top consultant and the first to bill R1,000,000 in their first year on the job. In 2008, I opened Cape Town’s IT and Engineering divisions for the company.
I interviewed thousands of candidates, mainly in the engineering and information technology industries, assisting companies to find suitable talent and advising on how foreign companies could launch teams in South Africa. Since it is now much easier to place expat skills in SA, due to changes in visa legislation, I am often involved as an immigration service to assist non-SA candidates to enter and work in the country.
Passions – Online recruitment
In short, I enjoy working on websites and recruitment – add those two together and it’s easy to see why online recruitment is interesting to me. It is often said that the best companies consist of the best people, and nothing could be closer to the truth.
I’m very passionate about online recruitment and regularly interact with various stakeholders in the industry, such as job seekers, companies, recruiters, recruitment businesses and job boards. I also occasionally advise companies as an online recruiter. My MBA thesis and research was written on whether or not to post a salary on online job advertisements (yes, you should!). I also often write on online recruitment and publish thought leadership articles in online media.
If you’d like to make contact or hire me, please start in the sidebar or ping me elsewhere on the web. I look forward to being of assistance by helping applicants find a job, recruiters improve their online traction, and employers attract, employ and retain the best people.