Advertising Specialist (Recruitment) - Milton, Brisbane

Advertising Specialist (Recruitment) - Milton, Brisbane

Job No: 69615
Location: Milton, Brisbane

What's the role all about?

If this is your career, you're in the business of Advertising - specifically for Recruitment.

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Recruitment matters. Our clients can't grow and outperform their competitors if they don't have the right people (and the best people) working for them. You are instrumental to helping our clients find these people. Equally, it is the work you do that puts members of the public into jobs they love. How cool is that?

Have you ever read a really lame job ad? Poorly written, dry, didn't give you an idea of the role or the organisation at all...maybe more about "what's in it for the employer" with no reference to "what's in it for the employee".

How about a kick-ass job ad? One that drew you in, gave you the information you needed to help you decide whether or not to apply, and was crystal-clear in terms of who would (and wouldn't) be the right person for the job. One that was exciting! Maybe the ad you're reading right now is one of those. I did write it after all. (Sorry, bad joke.)

Seriously though - some recruitment ads simply jump out from the screen. They're effective for both the prospective applicants and the employer because they're honest and they hit the mark in terms of who should apply for this job. These ads get people who are the right fit for the role, excited.

This job is about writing, scheduling, posting and coordinating those kinds of advertisements.

What does an actual 'day in the life' look like?

A typical day will look something like this:
  • 7:30-7:45am (we officially start at 8am but most people choose to be in well before that) - Get to the office. Say hi to your awesome co-workers, settle in, grab a coffee, check your e-mails.
  • 8am - Plan your day. There's a long list of tasks that need to be prioritised to make sure all deadlines are reached. This role is all about deadlines, because ads need to be posted on time.
  • 8:20am - Have a meeting with your team to confirm priorities and get focused. Group high-five optional, but likely.
  • 8:30am-12pm - A mix of:
    • Writing job ads for a range of clients. Similar to what you're reading here. You'll write ads for every role under the sun, from Correctional Officers to Civil Engineers to CEOs.
    • Coordinating advertising schedules. We'll typically use 5-7 different advertising mediums (from job boards to social networks to print) to draw the right candidates to apply. The coordination piece of the role means you need to be a steel trap when it comes to organisation and attention to detail. You'll be looking at what we sold the client, and scheduling tasks to make sure everything goes out at an appropriate time and on time.
    • Posting your ads across the mediums listed above. They need to be accurate. They need to be posted in the right categories and locations. There is no room for error here. Repeat - steel trap! You also need common sense and a bit of foresight.
    • Answering phone calls
  • 12pm – Lunch! Get away from your computer screen! Have lunch in the kitchen with your awesome EO colleagues, or take a walk down Park Rd or along the river to get some fresh air
  • After lunch, through to 4:45pm - A mixture of similar tasks to those you did in the morning, plus:
    • Developing advertising strategies. One of our salespeople will say "where do you think we should advertise to attract Community Support Workers for Bendigo, with a $1,500 budget?" and you'll be responsible for putting together a strategy that is going to nail the brief.
    • Meet with various salespeople to discuss campaigns that need a little extra love and attention. You're part of the Specialist team in our business when it comes to Advertising so you'll make recommendations - and together with the salesperson you'll make a plan to turn the campaign from 'sad' to 'WOW'!
    • Attend client meetings (usually phone based) - again to be the Specialist representing Advertising - to help explain an advertising strategy we might be pitching to the client or to brainstorm on how we can best position a role.
  • 4:45pm - The Brisbane office comes together to recognise and celebrate any sales made during the day. New sales are a win for everyone!
  • 5pm - Our day officially finishes at 5. If you've gotten through all tasks, great work, get out of here and enjoy your evening. Sometimes you'll stay back later to make sure everything is tidied up and all deadlines are met.

What kind of person LOVES this role?

Emphasis on the LOVE. It's not going to work for you, or us, if you don't love what you're doing and the company itself.

Here are six qualities that make up a person who is going to LOVE this career:

  1. Someone who is organised and likes to follow systems and processes. You find this kind of discipline empowering and satisfying, not restrictive.
  2. Someone with impeccable attention to detail. To put it plainly, mistakes just can't happen in this role. It is entirely possible to do this work without making mistakes if a high level of attention to detail comes naturally to you.
  3. Someone who is a strong writer. You don't need formal writing qualifications necessarily, but you need a bit of a way with words, as well as excellent spelling and grammar. If you read a lot as a kid and teenager, and/or if you've always got a book on the go as an adult, that's a good sign.
  4. Someone looking for a career, not just a job. Sorry to use a cliché, but it's true. If you're applying for this position with a < 18-month mindset or a sense of "I'll give it a go and see what happens", it's not the right one for you. We invest in our people and give high performers opportunities that many other employers don't - so we need you to invest in us.
  5. Someone who is highly professional. This includes being well presented (corporate attire) at all times, and professionalism in how you interact with colleagues, job seekers and clients.
  6. Someone with ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM! These attributes are dear to the heart of EO. We want people with a zest for life, and passion for what they're doing. If you don't love what you're doing, what's the point?

What will we offer you?

We have a culture of ownership and autonomy. We believe the best people should be paid 'above market' and reward people for extra effort and extra outcomes. Your remuneration package will be made up of a retainer plus performance-based incentives that give you the opportunity to earn over and above your 'base'.

Our organisation structure is egalitarian, flat, and built around small, supportive teams. Your Team Leader will be someone who has succeeded in the Recruitment Advertising role, and continues to perform this role. They will put their money where their mouth is and lead by example. You'll be supported by this Team Leader, a team and a mentor. We all know the ropes and are invested in helping you succeed.

In addition, you can take advantage of our world-renowned benefits including:

  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Discounted travel – our joint venture with Flight Centre Travel Group means you'll have access to fantastic travel industry rates and we've even got an in-house team to help you plan your next travel adventure
  • Financial planning – our qualified Financial Planners are on hand to help you plan, budget and reach your financial goals
  • Corporate Health and Well-being - we have a team of personal trainers who can advise you on a range of health matters and assist you with achieving your health, wellbeing and lifestyle goals

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