Yes, Your Taleo Jobs Can Look this Awesome on Mobile

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Do you use Taleo? If you do, your job descriptions on a phone probably look like the old “help-wanted” ads your parents once used to find jobs…but even worse-looking because they have to fit on a tiny screen! This is no knock on Taleo — it was designed to track, not attract candidates. Taleo has… Read more »

The Top 14 Job Boards in India Driving Applications

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Many of you are beginning to hire in India and the job boards/aggregators there might be new to you. If so, you may want to look at the 14 sites below — they were the leading sources of application clicks to Ongig clients¬†over the period of May 1 through June 22nd. Much of the traffic… Read more »

7 Cool and Effective Tips for Your Careers Site

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I look at a lot of careers pages and wanted to pass along seven ideas I ran across lately that might help you move the needle on driving candidate experience. 1) Use a Headline Qualcomm grabs your attention with a simple and eye-grabbing headline: “Get Your Mobile On”. Reason this is important: Copywriting is key… Read more »

The Best Recruiters in the Future Will Have to “Think Granular”

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I like trends, and the recruiting trend of things going more granular is one I’ve been thinking about lately. By “granular”, I’m talking about things getting chunked down to smaller, more particular items…think grains of sand on a beach versus the beach itself.   The Internet is causing all this of course…I know, no big… Read more »

How One Recruiter is Crushing Another on Craigslist

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Visual Job Ads Craigslist |ONgig

Good to see Craigslist finally emphasizing visual job descriptions. Why should you care? Don’t you think Rocket Lawyer below is crushing Switchfly and Intrax in terms of click-throughs on their Senior Web Developer ad on Craigslist below (location aside)?   “Contrast” = Good “CRAP” I do. The reason is that it leverages “contrast”, one of… Read more »

How Ongig Found Its “Unicorn” Designer for Free…Well Almost!

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Ongig UX Unicorn Designer Job Posting Craigslist versus Behance.net job boards

Jason, Kevin and I are very psyched, and relieved, to have finished our “Unicorn Designer” search (welcome aboard, Max as employee #4!). This Unicorn search didn’t start off easy: our first real screened candidate walked out out of our offices in the middle of our Topgrading interview — I had never seen that before. And… Read more »

How a Comments Section Makes Your “Recruiting SEO” Explode

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Ongig believes that one day all job pages will have live interactivity such as a comments/chat feature. First off, it’s a great experience for the candidate — they get their questions answered (questions that often aren’t answered in a standard job posting). But it’s great for internal recruiters too — especially for search engine optimization… Read more »

Up to 20% or More of Your Candidates Will Click the “Talent Network” Button

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How a recruiter uses a Join Our Talent Network call to action button to attract job candidates.

We’re impressed with the high percentage of candidates clicking “Join Our Talent Network” on some of our clients’ Career home pages. A Careers home page like La Jolla Group (parent of O’Neill Sports) that places their “Join Our Talent Network” call-to-action button in a prominent position (above-the fold) can easily see 20% or more of… Read more »