July 30, 2009
Posted by dtalamelli under Candidates  Comments
On our Recruitment Blog, we cover a range of topics that range from 1) Job Hunting and Recruitment Tips 2) Open positions here 3) The latest Social Networking Tools 4) Information about Oracle and many other topics as well.
I believe that this blog is your (the readers) blog and it is here for you to find out and read information that is important to you.
With that in mind, I wanted to find out from our readers what content would you like to see more of on our Recruitment Blog. I have created a poll below and depending on the results I will aim to target more of our writing to what the majority of our readers want to see.
This blog is about communicating and talking to each other, if there is any other comments, ideas or topics that you would like to know from Oracle’s Recruitment Team let us know and we will put our thinking caps on to help.
<!–What content would you like to see from Oracle’s Recruitment Blog?
- More information about Oracle and what it is like to work here
– More information on Job Hunting Tips and Recruitment Advice
– More information on open vacancies at Oracle
– More information on the latest/greatest Social Networking Tools
To register your vote and see the results please follow this link–>
July 15, 2009
Over the past few years I have presented at various functions for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and have had the opportunity to meet some of the people that keep the ACS running. I received an email last week from Yasas Abeywickrama who is Director for the Young IT Professionals Board for ACS to let me know about the upcoming ACS Young IT Conference in Sydney taking place on September 3rd and 4th this year.
Some notes and details about the conference from Yasas:
“This conference is essential for career growth and development with our theme “The Future of ICT – Lead, Transform, and Succeed. The conference will be held at Dockside, a picturesque conference centre overlooking Darling Harbour. It will feature a conference dinner on the 3rd of September, a trade show running both days, and an important chance to learn more about your ICT future and network with your peers.
This conference will provide young professionals, recent graduates and university students with the techniques, skills and confidence to advance their career in ICT. As a delegate, you will gain valuable insights into the current state of the ICT industry, future directions and trends, essential business skills, and the art of networking, along with valuable opportunities to connect with speakers, sponsors and other participants.
This is the only Conference of its kind, by being dedicated for young ICT professionals, so, I believe its a great opportunity for all those involved in this industry.”
For more details on this ACS conference or to register please visit the ACS website at: www.acs.org.au/youngit/2009conference
July 8, 2009
For regular readers, you will know I utilise many Social Networks in my role here as a Recruiter for Oracle. I try to use about 3-4 networks as using many more can become too much to handle, other wise I would be spending 24/7 of my time trying to manage my online profile. Last week I came across the website www.gizapage.com.
Gizapage potentially could be a life saver to help me manage my social networks. What Gizapage does is that it consolidates all of my social networks and provides links to many of my online profiles and networks. On the top bar you can click on each social network tab and it will take you to my corresponding social network page of that site. Here is a screenshot of my page below:
A benefit of gizapage.com I think of is for those times when you are talking to someone and they ask if you have a profile they can view or refer to – rather than going through all your profiles and trying to remember each webpage – you now simply have to give the one webpage link which provides access to all your online profiles.
This is also good for your email signature. My email signature was getting out of hand, I had links to our blog, linkedin, twitter, etc…. on top of my phone number, title and address. It was getting to the stage that there was too much information on my signature. Now with one webpage link my signature can look much cleaner than with numerous links attached to it.
From my initial look at gizapage, I like it. It certainly makes managing my online profile easier. I like that you can measure statistics on your gizapage dashboard to see what sites are getting the most traffic. I would like it even more if it had the function to update all my profiles automatically when any profile is updated, however I am not sure how that could be done given the variety of social networking sites out there.
I think this is a natural step in the social networking space, it was only a matter of time before someone thought of a way to consolidate all the social networks out there.
My Gizapage landing page can be found at http://davidtalamelli.gizapage.com/.