Most job titles are normal, but some situations can get weird. Here at Ongig, 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 title at a time… Read more »
Posts by Rob Kelly
Few people know that Steve Jobs didn’t serve as CEO of Apple until 1997. Did you know that Bill Gates started Microsoft in New Mexico!?
Ongig’s focus is video job postings (we believe all online job opportunities will be visual one day) and we are always on the look-out for any videos to do with hiring. We decided to comb through YouTube and show you the most viewed videos having to do with hiring at top tech companies — Enjoy!… Read more »
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 »
Editorial Update — check out this updated article from 2016: 20 of the Best Company Career Sites (and Why!) Ongig’s vision is that all job opportunities should be visual and transparent — that’s why all of our job opps have video and pictures. But there are also many employer Web sites with cool career pages — we… Read more »
Thank you to one of Ongig’s favorite techie couples, Currin Berdine and Jose Miguel Hernandez, for giving us this cool gift idea for dog-lovers: the Ultra Dog Pack from REI. Here’s their puppy Lola (who also has her own Facebook page) donning the Dog Pack with Currin:
I was watching An Evening With Kevin Smith (The full 2 hours of it free) the other night and a guy named “Geek” asked Kevin a question — and Kevin had a throw-away comment about the word “Geek” originating from someone biting chicken heads off. That got me thinking about the origin of the word… Read more »
We here at Ongig (video job description platform) tried using Google+’s Hangouts feature for our Ongig daily huddle call this morning and it was super-easy and fun. You just go to
I was curious who the most profitable tech companies were based on net income per employee; so I asked the kind folks at MANDASOFT (a cool mergers and acquisitions data provider) for the data. Top 25 Tech Companies By Profit-Per-Employee I think of the highest profit-per-employee companies as the most efficient companies, since they generate… Read more »
A friend just sent me this nice quality version of me nervously asking Steve Jobs a question at All Things Digital (D5) a few years back. I asked him for his advice for entrepreneurs like me…on how to try to build an awesome company like Apple.
One of the “5 C’s” I mentioned in past posts here at Ongig (the video job description platform) is getting from Point A to Point B in your Career development. To do so, you need to be purposeful about your job. Here’s an easy exercise for figuring out the purpose statement of your current or next job…. Read more »
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)
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)
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 »
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