COVID Layoffs Drop 64% Last Week [June 29, 2020 Update]

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June 29, 2020 Update Here are some COVID layoff highlights I’m seeing from Talent Airport (brought to you by Ongig & Friends) through midnight last night. Highlights & Observations from Last Week: Layoffs are back down (again) — Last week’s layoffs decreased 63.85% compared to the previous week. Although a number of layoffs last week were undisclosed… Read more »

Neurodiversity: The Definitive Guide

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Did you know that about 1 in 7 people are neurodiverse? They include Bill Gates, Emily Dickinson, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Whoopi Goldberg, Michelangelo and Charles Darwin. There are 150+ famous people with autism alone. The neurodiversity movement is strong. This article is meant to give you a high-level understanding of its impact on work… Read more »

The Top 20 Social Media Job Titles [by Popularity]

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What are the optimal social media job titles? I asked my team to help me analyze which social media titles work best. In this mini-report (the latest chapter in Ongig’s Job Titles: The Definitive Guide, you’ll find guidance on: Social Media Hierarchy — An org chart of where social media position titles fit. The 20 Most… Read more »

The Top 20 Communications Job Titles [Includes PR!]

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What are the optimal Communications job titles? I asked my team to help me analyze which Communications/Public Relations job titles work best. In this mini-report (the latest chapter in Ongig’s Job Titles: The Definitive Guide, you’ll find guidance on: Communications Job Titles Hierarchy — The standard for Communications/PR department positions The 20 Most Searched-For Communications Titles… Read more »

The Top 20 Diversity Titles [with Descriptions]

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Which diversity titles work best for you and your team? My team and I looked at the best practices at leading companies as well as the most popular diversity titles requested on Google (via ahrefs and Google’s Keyword Tool). This diversity title article is the latest chapter in Ongig’s Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. Enjoy!… Read more »

100+ Creative & Funny Job Titles [by Department & Position]

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I’ve been writing a lot about job titles lately (see Ongig’s Job Titles: The Definitive Guide). As part of that journey, I’ve run across some funny job titles. There are numerous creative job titles for every department and position. I thought I’d put these cool job titles here into one list. Warning: there are some… Read more »

Top 20 Finance Job Titles

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Which finance job titles work best? I asked my team to help me analyze finance titles that both employers and candidates say are the most important. This Finance job title article is the latest chapter in Ongig’s Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. We provide some best practices on finance job titles such as Finance Job Titles… Read more »

The Top 20 Accounting Job Titles

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What are the optimal accounting job titles? I asked my team to help me analyze which accounting titles work best. In this mini-report (the latest chapter in Ongig’s Job Titles: The Definitive Guide, you’ll find guidance on: Accounting Job Titles Hierarchy — The standard for accounting department positions Most Searched-For Accounting Titles — A pie chart… Read more »

The Top 40 Job Titles in Human Resources

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Human Resources might have the most complicated set of job titles of any department. In this article, I share 4 pieces of research I hope will assist you in using the most effective HR job titles: HR Job Titles Hierarchy — An pyramid of the basic org chart  of HR teams Examples of the job… Read more »

The Top 20 C-Level Titles [with Descriptions]

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I compiled a list of C Level titles to help you think about the executive org chart. Below you’ll find 3 main sections: Two pie charts of the top C Level executive titles that candidates search for (one for corporate and one for non-profit, government, healthcare and other less traditional corporate industries). A list of… Read more »

How to Write LinkedIn Job Descriptions

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How you write your LinkedIn job descriptions is different from writing JDs elsewhere. Here are a few tips aimed to maximize your apply rate from the best candidates. Which Job Description Sections NOT to Write (LinkedIn already has them) The first thing to know about how to write LinkedIn job descriptions is what NOT to… Read more »

The Top 35 IT Job Titles [Ranked by Search Volume]

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What names should you use for your IT job titles? It starts with using the same language as candidates. Below is a list of IT job titles ranked by the number of times people (most likely candidates!) Google-searched the title name and the word “jobs”. Our source is the excellent SEO resource ahrefs. Note: This… Read more »

Elitism in Hiring: Who Needs Harvard?

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Is elitism hurting your hiring? If you’re focused on hiring candidates from top schools or programs, it just may. What is Elitism? It’s the belief that people with high education, high intellect, wealth, etc. are more likely to be successful than others without such qualities. However, there’s evidence that elite schools do NOT produce the… Read more »