What does “Individual Contributor” mean?

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The phrase, individual contributor (IC), shows up often in job descriptions. So, what does IC mean? Let’s define it, along with some examples of where (and why) you might use it in your JDs. Individual Contributor Meaning   We here at Ongig define individual contributor is…an employee who is only responsible for managing themselves. An… Read more »

20+ Great Examples of Employers Dropping College Degree Requirements [and Why]

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Google does it. So do Apple, IBM, Tesla, UPS, and many more. What do these companies have in common? They’re all dropping college degree requirements. Yes, you heard right: They’re all removing the requirement of a college degree from their job descriptions. According to some leaders, business leaders, millions of jobs requiring a 4-year degree… Read more »

3 Easy Tips to Use Microsoft Word’s Readability Feature

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Did you know you can test for readability in Microsoft Word? It’s one of the hidden features of the software. Here are 3 tips on using it. Plus, when we recommend not to. Tip 1: How to find the Microsoft Word Readability feature How can you find (and turn on) the readability feature on Microsoft… Read more »

What is a Job Family?

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What is a job family? Why is it important? And what separates it from a job function? Let’s dive in for some answers.  Job Family Definition A job family includes roles with similar education, skills, training, or experience. So, what is the difference between job function and job family? A job family is a group of… Read more »

6 Freelancers Who Write Great Job Descriptions [+ 3 agencies]

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To write great job ads, you can use a job description tool or hire a copywriter. Here are 6 copywriters who are top of their game at writing job descriptions: Katrina Kibben Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, is one of the industry’s pro job description writers. She and her team writes thousands of… Read more »

Skills vs Competencies…are they the same?

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Skills vs competencies…what’s the difference? Are they the same? Which should you use in your job postings? In this blog, we’ll dig in for answers.   Skills vs Competencies Skills refer to an employee’s learned activities (through training or experience) related to a role.  Competencies are skills (combined with abilities and knowledge) that help an employee… Read more »

What is a Job Function and why it’s Important?

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What is a job function? Sounds obvious…or is it? How is job function different than job family, job title, or job role. Let’s dig in. What is job function? The purpose of a job function in a job posting is to give a complete description of the primary responsibilities the employee will perform. We define… Read more »

5 Examples of a Social Media Influencer Job Description [+ Popular Job Titles]

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If you’re searching for an influencer marketing job description or (top influencer titles), I can help. In this post, you’ll find: 1 FREE social media influencer job description template (just copy & paste!) 4 examples of other influencer-related job descriptions (managers, VPs, & more) 30 of the most-searched influencer job titles (by candidates & employers)… Read more »

5 Examples of an HR Business Partner Job Description [+ free template!]

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“HR business partner job description” is a popular Google search (900 queries per month!), I found these 5 examples to use as a guide to help you create your own. In this post, you’ll find: What is an HR Business Partner? — a quick definition HRBP vs HR Manager — are they the same? 5… Read more »

A List of 325+ Job Title Abbreviations & Acronyms

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Do you use job title abbreviations in your job ads? Since there are SO many title abbreviations, here’s a list of 325+ we find often in job ads. I divided the job title abbreviations into mini lists by industry or department (with a table of contents), so it’s easier to navigate. Now on to the… Read more »

What is a Position Description? [+ templates]

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Position description and job description are often interchangeable, but they are not technically the same. So what’s the difference? In this post, I cover: What is a position description? — a simple definition. Position description vs job description — how they are different? How to create a position description — steps for writing your own…. Read more »

The 10 Most Popular Payroll Job Titles [+ descriptions]

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What are the most popular payroll job titles? I reviewed 30 of the most searched-for by candidates (and employers!) to find out. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: The top 10 most-searched-for payroll related job titles — A column chart of the top… Read more »

Top 20 Insurance Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best insurance job titles? I reviewed 50+ of the most-searched-for by candidates (and employers!) to find out. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: The top 20 most-searched-for insurance agency job titles — A column chart of the top 20 insurance… Read more »

7 Examples of Elitist Language that Might Hurt your Job Ads

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Elitist language often finds its way into your job ads. And, elitism at work causes hostile working relationships. Searching Indeed, I found 100’s of examples of elitist language in job postings. I put together this list of the 7 most used, plus: Tips on how to replace them with more inclusive language 20+ variations of… Read more »

5 Examples of a Social Media Coordinator Job Description

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“Social media coordinator job description” is so popular on Google search, I thought you might want help to write one of your own. In this post, you’ll find: a definition of a social media coordinator 5 examples of a social media coordinator job description a free JD template for social media coordinator 7 similar job… Read more »