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A Few Things About Me

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Content, Community and Social Media within Digital Recruitment and HR.

Blogger and speaker on  Social Media, recruitment and HR.

Previously I had been a billing 3rd Party Recruiter for more than 20 years. From rolodexes to databases, faxes to e-mails to social media I always tried to find great people for great companies.

I firmly believe in building consultative, value added partnerships through performance, delivery, reputation and advocacy.

The sectors I recruited in included HR, Finance, Sales & Marketing and Recruitment to Recruitment. Clients ranged from global corporates to SMEs, private sector, public sector, not for profit.

I originally qualified as an accountant, but was bored and moved into recruitment after a career coach said that I was more suited to sales, PR or marketing!

Early in my recruitment career I set up an Accountancy Recruitment business that was voted Accountancy Recruiter of The Year by readers of an accountancy magazine.

In January 2009 I set up a Twitter account. It changed my life! Whilst not as prolific as some tweeters my family would readily describe themselves as Twidow and Tworphan!

I’m sure the future is social!

I started this blog in October 2009. It has just been voted one of the Top 5 recruitment blogs in the UK.

Last year I appeared on BBC News talking about how what you say on social media sites can impact on your job.

When not recruiting, networking, tweeting or blogging I am most passionate about Arsenal Football Club, music, politics and economics.

I have recently been described as an ‘encourager par excellence’ (by Doug Shaw and Alison Chisnell) and ‘a great conversationalist’ (by Maren Hogan). I am humbled by those descriptions but mention them as they probably sum up my approach best…it’s great to know it works!


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  1. Karla Porter / Oct 29 2009 4:37 AM

    I love the focus and mission of your blog and I’m very happy I found it through a ping back to my own. Please post often..

  2. Jessie / Feb 4 2011 1:31 PM

    great blog, just set up on my own after 5 years working for other companies so it’s great to hear other recruiters talking about the industry and finding a place to pick up tips etc!

    • Mervyn Dinnen / Feb 7 2011 12:29 AM

      Thanks for the kind words Jessie and good luck with your new venture! Happy to share thoughts and ideas.

  3. Steve Nicholls / Dec 14 2011 1:21 PM

    Excellent Blog Mervyn! I’m glad that I came across this. Keep up the good work.

    Steve Nicholls, Career Coach


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