Why Recruiters Should Take A Page From Marketing’s Book

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According to Dictionary.com, the definition of recruiting is “to engage in finding and attracting employees, new members, students, athletes, etc.”. The key word in this definition is “attracting”. Think of things in life that attract: bait attracts a fish, a zapper attracts mosquitos, …you get the picture. Why should job ads be any different? As it stands today, most job ads aren’t worth 5 seconds… Read more »

5 Job Title Pitfalls To Avoid In Your Career

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Most job titles are normal, but some situations can get weird. Here at Ongig (the video job description platform), I spend a lot of time looking at job titles and noticed these 5 job title pitfalls to try to avoid in your career: 1) People With Multiple Titles (For Just One Employer) People using more than one… Read more »

San Francisco’s Best Startup Neighborhood

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If you have ever lived in San Francisco, you are certainly familiar with how the term “micro-climate” relates to the city’s neighborhoods. You can insert “micro-climate” when talking about which San Francisco neighborhood is the best for working in a startup as well. Each neighborhood has its own distinctive flavor and style, as well as… Read more »

Wanted: Technical Assistant To Stephen Hawking — $38,500 Per Year/No Equity (Cambridge, UK)

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Hawking.org will be posting an official job advertisement for a Technical Assistant to Professor Hawking in mid-January. Here is an unofficial summary of the job from their Web page. Here’s a video of Hawking from TED: Technical Assistant To Stephen Hawking Primary Purpose: To allow Prof. Hawking to function within the physics community and as… Read more »

An Irish Blog: Hunting For A Tech Job In Silicon Valley, Part II

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“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one” — Oscar Wilde. At no other point in the past has this quotation reverberated more truly for myself. Unfortunately for me, Wilde’s musing is a lot less imaginary and far more real. Since I published my last blog, which documented, “Hunting For… Read more »

Is The Résumé Dead?

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Throughout the 20th Century and now into the 21st, job search pundits have eulogized the résumé as it gives way to technology and time. Through each era, age, fad and phase, the resilient document changes and continues to lead the way for job seekers. Like the Phoenix, the résumé is dynamic,  dying thousands of fiery deaths only to rise from… Read more »

5 Tips On Whether To Work For A Startup

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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)