Do You Have this Massive “Drop-Off” From Career Site to Job Descriptions?

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Do you have this problem? You’ve got a solid-looking company career site page like this: The “Hotel Lobby Theory” …yet your job description pages look something more like this JD below. My friend Eric Osterman (Recruitment Marketing Manager at CenturyLink calls it the “Hotel Lobby Theory” — the lobby needs to look pretty but if… Read more »

Top Job Application Sources For Employers

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Earlier this week we showed you a pie graph of the top traffic sources that referred candidates to Ongig’s clients’ job descriptions. Now we’ll take a look at the last month of our clients’ job application sources (referring sources that lead to a job apply). Here are the top sources:  

Top Job Traffic Sources to Employer’s Job Descriptions

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We took a look at the last month of traffic sources who referred candidates to Ongig’s clients’ job descriptions. Here is a pie chart of the top sources:   You might also want to take a look at the top job application traffic sources.

How “Attractive” Is Your Careers Site?

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You’ve heard about the importance of Candidate Experience and Employment Branding. The question is…what are you doing to evaluate how your careers site is performing on these topics. In sales, it’s been said that 70% of prospects have already made their decision before talking to a human being about making the purchase. You should think… Read more »

The Top 14 Job Boards in India Driving Applications

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Many of you are beginning to hire in India and the job boards/aggregators there might be new to you. If so, you may want to look at the 14 sites below — they were the leading sources of application clicks to Ongig clients over the period of May 1 through June 22nd. Much of the traffic… Read more »

Jobvite/LinkedIn Customers: Don’t Lose Your Best Candidates this Way

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You’ve spent thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours, on your new careers site. You also spend thousands of dollars paying to advertise your jobs on sites like LinkedIn. The problem is that this is not a unified strategy. An example comes from SurveyMonkey. They are a Jobvite user, and a company we greatly admire…. Read more »

The Psychology in Managing the Candidate Experience

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I recently had the opportunity to conduct a workshop at the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in San Francisco. The workshop focused on “Managing the Candidate Experience”. As I prepared for the workshop, I thought the first step in managing the Candidate Experience is to understand the psychology of candidates. This allows you to have empathy, and… Read more »

It’s 10pm: Do You Know Where Your Job Descriptions Are?

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I grew up in New York in the ’70s and ’80s and there was a famous public service ad that ran many nights with the eerie message: “It’s 10pm, do you know where your children are?” I’ve been reminded of that ad lately as I look at job descriptions these days and wonder if employers/recruiters… Read more »

How to Insert an Image Into a Craigslist Job Ad (3 Easy Steps)

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Remember the early days of Match.com when the personal ads with the pictures were the ones that received more click-throughs than the ads without? A job ad on Craigslist is no different. All other things equal, a candidate is more likely to click on a search result that has an “img” next to it (signifying… 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 »

The Death Of The Middle-Man Recruiter — Again!

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[This is a guest blog by recruiter Nina Merklina Morrison] Over the past dozen years I have heard proclamations that my job as an external recruiter is on the verge of extinction. Meanwhile, despite the oversights and calls of vocational doom, the job of recruiter persists and the recruitment industry continues to generate billions of… Read more »