Exclusive Stats: The Impact Of Tweeting Job Descriptions

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According to ERE.net roughly 30% of all hires come through a referral. A referral pipeline can be easier to build in the early and mid-stages of a company’s growth. People are attracted by the opportunity to get in early and have an impact. As your company grows, the referral pipeline can be more difficult to… Read more »

These 5 Top Facebook Career Pages “Get It”

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[2016 Editor’s NOTE: Ongig (the video job description platform) did an update to this post at Top Facebook Company Career Pages (and Why!) (2016) The traditional recruiting approach is to hire a third party recruiting firm or individual recruiter who writes boring job descriptions, throws “hail mary” listings on job boards and works their network. There is… Read more »

Klout Breaks Records With This Facebook Recruiting Activity

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Congrats to Klout on last week’s Big Data Engineer job posting — Klout Chief Scientist Ding Zhou and his hiring team quickly garnered 100+ Facebook Likes for its Big Data Engineer job opportunity, a new record based on our unofficial stats! And those Facebook Likes have generated more than 400 visits from Facebook, which is… Read more »

“The Visual Recruiting Superiority Effect”: A Concept Most Employers Ignore

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It is superior to use pictures rather than just words when communicating a message — this is an application of “The Picture Superiority Effect. In this article, I’m gonna co-opt it for us recruiters and call it “The Visual Recruiting Superiority Effect” or “Visual Recruiting” for short. But first, some advertising/design/recruiting 101: The power of an… Read more »

Avoid These 3 Mistakes & Your Job Posting Won’t Suck

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If you need to create a job description, we’d prefer you use Ongig and have yourself a next-gen “social job description.” But if it is absolutely necessary for you to write a job description through some other means, please try to avoid making these 3 mistakes. 1) A Robotic-Looking URL The URL for a job description needs… Read more »

Exclusive Stats: Facebook Likes & Their Impact On Job Posting Traffic

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We’re still in the early days of social recruiting but we have some data to share on Facebook Likes on job descriptions. We perused the analytics for our jobs (the ones that had dependable data) and want to share the following #s: Average Facebook Likes per job description: 7.26 The average # of visits from… Read more »

Debate Runs Wild Over Use Of Klout Score As Job Requirement

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Over the last few weeks we’ve had a front row seat to the global debate over Salesforce.com’s use of the Klout score as a “desired skill” for the position of Community Manager. Salesforce Posts Job On Ongig Listing Klout Score As “Desired Skill” On July 27th, Salesforce.com posted a Community Manager job through Ongig with… Read more »

The Forgotten Gap In The Tech Boom Of 2012

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If You Are A Founder Of A Startup Who Is New To Leading, This Post Is For You First off, congratulations on being a part of driving one of the most exciting economic booms we may ever see in our lifetime. No region in the world comes close to what we’re experiencing in the Bay… Read more »

What’s Your LinkedIn InMail Response Rate?

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[Note: If you do nothing else, please proceed to the bottom of this page to vote and comment. We want your opinion on the effectiveness of LinkedIn InMails.] The value LinkedIn places on an InMail is $10 each. Of course, you can get a volume discount if you buy the LinkedIn Recruiter seat. Several of… Read more »

Kixeye Ridicules Rivals Zynga, EA & Kabam In This Profanity-Laced Recruiting Video

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In case you missed it, San Francisco gaming company Kixeye put their stake in the ground this week with an explosive video mocking their rival — it’s probably the fastest growing recruiting video we’ve seen. THe video is from the perspective of a job applicant on an interview with what appears to be Zynga (who… Read more »

5 Tips On How Recruiting Videos Boost Job Applications By 34%

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Job postings with video icons are viewed 12% more than those without, according to a study by CareerBuilder last month.

Your Resume Is Dead: Follow These 4 Simple Steps Instead

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Are you one of the millions of job seekers out there spending countless hours polishing every last word on your resume that highlights how amazing you are, stop it! Let’s take a step back to think about what you should really spend your time on if you are serious about getting that perfect job.

5 Reasons Why Job Postings Are Dead

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We’re calling it first: the classic old style job posting you have seen a thousand of – and may have even posted a few yourself – is on its deathbed. Job postings on Craigslist…dead; jobs on Monster…dead; jobs on CareerBuilder…dead (at least as far as A-Player job seekers are concerned). Cause Of Death: Old Age, Atrophy… Read more »

The “Weird BD VooDoo” Of Instagram/Twitter/GetSatisfaction’s Office Space

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I happened to be at Instagram’s old offices (164 S. Park) yesterday when the Facebook acquisition went down. I snapped this crappy pic because I thought it was cool that Instagram, Twitter and GetSatisfaction (social CRM on the rise ) all did their first work here.

Is This Type Of Multitasking Killing Your Chance At Landing a Job?

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[This is a guest-post from Brian Kerr] Everyone has seen job postings looking for great multitaskers. If you are below the age of 35, you will probably happily admit that you multitask better than most, and much better than those of your parents’ generation. The problem is that you don’t.