7 Cool and Effective Tips for Your Careers Site

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Careers Page Tips | Qualcomm Uses Headline

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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Recruiters Need To Think Granular - Ongig

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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Recruiting SEO Comments Chat-1

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 »

How to Recruit Job Candidates Through “Retargeting” Ads

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You may have heard of retargeting advertising technology as a hot tool for attracting customers, but one retargeting startup (ReTargeter here in SF) has a person dedicated to helping companies retarget just candidates. This retargeting-candidate specialist is Armando Gallegos and we decided to pick his brain on using retargeting ads for hiring.