The kind folks at Bersin Associates in Oakland, CA gave us permission to share some awesome data from their $999 Talent Acquisition Factbook 2011 authored by Karen O’Leonard. A Recruiter Makes 21% Of Your First Year’s Salary (E.g. $21K Here In SF)
Posts by Rob Kelly
Here are some more creative business cards/calling cards we discovered after posting A Creative Business Card Showing Twitter, Web & Email All On One Line. Thanks to Neatorama for posting this calling card from comedian Steve Martin: Here’s a simple & cool business card from Ji Lee (formerly Creative Director at Google)
Compensation is one of the “5 C’s” key to your career — no surprise there, right? But it might surprise you to find out what increased my compensation. Towards that end, I plotted my compensation over my career to figure out what caused it to go up (and down). Above is my income data from 1989… Read more »
Interested in working for a startup? There’s some good chatter over on Quora on a question called “How To Evaluate Whether To Work For A Startup?” My favorite 5 tips from Quora are: 1) Your manager is vital (source: Keith Rabois, COO of Square in San Francisco)
I’ve been lucky to have some awesome jobs in my life, including CEO (4 times), VP of Sales, Director of Business Development, Senior Editor and Assistant (Gopher) a couple of times. At each business I’ve been at I’ve learned that I run into awesome qualities (ones I’d like to have at every job I ever… Read more »
We were stunned when we looked at Ongig’s analytics over the weekend — 8,000+ people had visited from Hacker News and yet only 1.1% of them used Internet Explorer (IE) (see graph and chart below). IE usually loses out to Chrome on Ongig’s regular traffic (23.4% to 33.4%), but
I found it amusing when a senior .Net/C# developer colleague (let’s call him “Kumar”) in San Francisco showed me his cell phone the other day: Kumar named 19 of his contacts “Spam No. __” because
Fascinating CNN report on Jack Dorsey’s weekly schedule as CEO of both Twitter and Square. He told CNN he works 8 hours per weekday at Twitter and then walks 2 blocks to Square where he works another 8 hours…and each day has its own theme:
Ongig stumbled across an archived Marc Andreessen blog posting on hiring and it reminded me of Warren Buffett’s criteria for making a good hire (which I apply to all people I do business with). I though I’d contrast their two styles here: Andreessen’s Top 3 Criteria For A Good Hire Are: 1) Drive 2) Curiosity… Read more »
I’ve been workong on Onigig (cloud software to create the best job descriptions in the world) but I also get to see cool business cards too — this is one of the most creative business cards I’ve seen in awhile — it shows a Twitter, Web and email address all wrapped in one. It belongs to designer… Read more »
He who asks the most questions, wins! When the superstar (aka “A-Player”) professionals we know interview for a job, they don’t just sit back and answer the hiring manager’s questions. They turn the tables and ask the hiring manager a bunch of key questions. And if the manager doesn’t have good answers, they’re likely a bozo… Read more »
I was reaching out to some San Francisco “A-Players” last week for the “The 5 C’s Of Why An A-Player Takes A New Job” article and one rising star, Mackenzie Mee-Lee, responded right after deadline about why she joined a new business (The Lions) recently. Here are Mackenzie’s own words
I found a cool tool called Vizualize.me that lets you turn your LinkedIn profile into an infographic.
I first heard the term “A-Player” when I studied under Topgrading author Brad Smart. I took detailed notes during my workshop – after all, the legendary GE CEO Jack Welch had been one of Brad’s pupils.
We here at Ongig believe that the hiring world is being radically shaped.