Social Recruiting Strategies Conference In San Francisco This Week

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Social Recruiting is a trendy phrase in the world of talent acquisition. Top recruiters across the industry are hard at work trying to define Social Recruiting. Is it social because of networking? Is it social because of technology? Is it something different altogether?

Best Signs At The San Francisco PIPA/SOPA Protest

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Thanks to Jonathan Nelson of Hackers and Founders for promoting the protest. I ride my bike down Market Street every day, so his email got my attention and got me there. For those who couldn’t make it, I thought I’d take a few pics at the protest. After reviewing the pics, I felt that a… Read more »

Now Here’s A Bad-Ass Resume (Cost: $1,500)

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Our video job description platform Ongig helps create visually appealing job postings, but on the other side of the career equation is a world of visually-appealing resumes. We found one (thanks to Anonymous Ongigger for sending it in!) of a British entrepreneur named Dave Ingram now living in Mill Valley, CA. Here it is:

Q&A With Leadership Coach For Zynga, Facebook & eBay

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Regan Bach is an executive coach, leadership consultant, and President of Irontree Consulting.  He has worked with some incredible companies including Facebook, Zynga, eBay, Paypal  and a number of other leading technology businesses. Regan is also a friend and I thought I’d ask him some questions to help support you in case you haven’t had the… Read more »

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 »

The Top 10 Tech Titles That Need To Be Filled: PM Is #1…Where Do Engineers Rank?

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Ongig asked hundreds of cool tech companies hiring in the San Francisco Bay Area what positions they would like to do a social job posting video for. Below is the list:  

5 Pictures From Facebook’s New Headquarters

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Thank you to Anonymous for sharing some pictures of Facebook’s new office in Menlo Park. She had a grand time at the new campus with the slight exception of the 20 minutes it took to find parking! I “like” the Facebook sign that greets you: Cool idea for a parking spot:

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 »

Progress For San Francisco’s New Transbay Transit Terminal

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Convenience is an important factor when top candidates are choosing their place of work. San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Terminal of tomorrow promises to add more to the term “convenience” that just location.

What 5 Famous Tech People’s Early Business Cards Looked Like

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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!?

The Most Popular Videos About Working At Top Tech Companies (From YouTube)

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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 »

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 »

The Top 10 Most Visually-Appealing Career Web Pages Of 2011

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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 »

5 San Francisco Entrepreneurs You Should Know About

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I’ve had advice from people in the past to “work with companies led by people you strongly believe in”. As I reflect on 2011, I am fortunate to recall several amazing people I was able to meet. Thus, I wanted to share my thoughts on 5 San Francisco entrepreneurs you should know about.