Including your photo in a résumé is frowned upon in the U.S. (HR folks are scared of the risk of discrimination suits)– but they are commonplace in other countries such as South America, Asia, Africa and Western Europe. Thank you to Deviant Art for these photo résumé examples:
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?
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 »
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:
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 »
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 »
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:
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:
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »