Superstars Stevie Hutson on Colourful Radio, Season 2 episode 4

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Season 2 of Superstars founder Stevie Hutson’s appearances on Colourful Radio’s Life With Juicy Jaxx has now reached episode four. Stevie has been joining Colourful presenter Jaxx for her morning show to discuss the job market and offer advice to Colourful listeners to help them get the career of their dreams.

Steve Hutson, Founder of Superstars

Steve Hutson, Founder of Superstars - appearing every Tuesday at 11:30am on Colourful Radio

I think portals need to change. It's all become a bit too inhumane

Season 2 of Superstars founder Stevie Hutson’s appearances on Colourful Radio’s Life With Juicy Jaxx has now reached episode four. Stevie has been joining Colourful presenter Jaxx for her morning show to discuss the job market and offer advice to Colourful listeners to help them get the career of their dreams.

This week Stevie and Jaxx talked about portals. Those ‘find me a job’ sites like Monster or LinkedIn that claim to be able to get your CV seen by hundreds of recruiters and potential employers.

"I've been noticing in the last couple of years how portals have been changing,” Stevie told Jaxx. “That was one of the influences on the way Superstars has been built. There are still plenty of people using portals and still not really understanding what they need to be doing to get the best from them."

"What people have to realise about portals is that what they are trying to do is get as many people on the site as they can so that they can increase their advertising revenue and then sell those people's details to recruiters."

"That's a great business model,” he continued, “but where is the real advantage for our Talent? How are they going to get themselves seen?"

Hutson had some tips to help listeners get the most out of using job portals by trying to be as specific as possible about what you want to help recruiters match you with only jobs that you would be interested in. “If you want to be an admin person - where do you want to be an admin person? Do you want to be in that hospital sector? Do you want it to be in the creative sector? The financial sector?"

“Sometimes these things can take half an hour to put your information on and then it crashes and - guess what? - you have to do it again. Do that. Bear with it and make it really specific.”

Ultimately, Hutson is convinced that the current portal model is broken. "I think portals need to change. It's all become a bit too inhumane,” he told Jaxx.

“People are saying that they are coming off LinkedIn because they are being hassled by recruiters. LinkedIn have been very clever and done an amazing job but we have one hundred and fifty five million strangers on LinkedIn. Nobody really knows who all these people are.”

Superstars is committed to finding new and better ways to engage with Talent and Stevie was pleased to talk about the latest addition to the Superstars site http://www.homeofsuperstars.com - Mentors. Mentors are exactly what they sound like - professionals with a wealth of experience who are willing to share advice with people who want to work in their sectors.

“The exciting thing about Mentors is that we are going to have high-end people ready to talk to our community for free to get talented advice. No-one does that.”

"This is what the future of portals should be about. We think it is going to be a fantastic addition to our site and we are really excited about it"

Stevie Hutson will be back on Life with Juicy Jaxx at 11:30am on 2nd October to talk more about the world of employment and how Superstars are doing their best to improve it. You can listen live via the Colourful website [http://www.colourfulradio.com/presenter/life/ or catch up with Stevie’s previous appearances on the Superstars You-Tube channel [http://www.youtube.com/user/homeofsuperstar .

Stevie Hutson will be back on Life with Juicy Jaxx at 11:30am on 2nd October to talk more about the world of employment and how Superstars are doing their best to improve it. You can listen live via the Colourful website [http://www.colourfulradio.com/presenter/life/ or catch up with Stevie’s previous appearances on the Superstars You-Tube channel [http://www.youtube.com/user/homeofsuperstar .

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