Jason Webster
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Jason Webster commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'LinkedIn Acquires Bright: Why The "Professional Network" Really Bought A Job Board'
"I'll admit I don't know a ton about Bright. However, I do know this. We have a client who was unknowingly getting their jobs scraped by Bright. Now candidates were being directed to a Bright hosted page with the company's job…"
Feb 6
Sarah Calverley and Jason Webster are now friends
Oct 27, 2013
Tim Spagnola liked Jason Webster's blog post I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters
Oct 23, 2013
Paul Alfred commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"Thanks for the post Jason ... This guy would not last 4 weeks in the Canadian recruiting market ...  He would be black listed...  "
Oct 22, 2013
Mitch Sullivan commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"That guy doesn't do recruitment.  He's just a spot-trader.  He's also probably been trained to generate business this way, either by one of the mass of dinosaur recruitment trainers out there, or his manager because…"
Oct 18, 2013
Brian K. Johnston commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"Thanks For Sharing... What A Bummer You Had To Go Through That, However Sharing It Is Helpful... We All Need To Be More Kind To One Another, Including Myself... Life I Too Short.... EnJOY The Ride!"
Oct 17, 2013
Ryan Leary liked Jason Webster's blog post I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters
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Keith D. Halperin commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"@ Jason: "to his CEO. And that person did…"
Oct 17, 2013
Matt Charney liked Jason Webster's blog post I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters
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Jeremy Spring liked Jason Webster's blog post I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters
Oct 17, 2013
Jeremy Spring commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"@Matt- re: "vacuum cleaner circuit".  Classic! "
Oct 17, 2013
Jeremy Spring commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"Too many red flags in the initial email to engage a person like this on any level higher than a "thanks but no thanks" reply. The deceptive subject line merits a one way trip to the "junk" folder. If my recruiters worked biz dev…"
Oct 17, 2013
A blog post by Jason Webster was featured

I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters

by Rob KellyWe had a really bad experience with an agency recruiter the other day.It started with a cold-call and a resume to me.The recruiter caught my attention with his subject line (implying that he and I had some previous relationship) — it worked. I opened this email:…the candidate that the recruiter sent over was a Ruby on Rails engineer (not a PHP engineer which is what Ongig had advertised).I told the recruiter so much.And so he tried again with another resume (see email…See More
Oct 17, 2013
Malia Jorgensen commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"Wow! Crazy stuff. I wonder if the recruiter still has a job.  He may have to find a new career."
Oct 17, 2013
Matt Charney commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"Jason - not surprising. Don't hate to be a whistleblower - without it, there would be no accountability or no compelling blog content.  Feel free to blow that whistle (or call BS) any time you want.  It's appreciated."
Oct 17, 2013
Jason Webster commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters'
"Hey Matt. I hate to be a whistleblower, but we did forward this email to his CEO. And that person did [drumroll]....nothing."
Oct 17, 2013

Profile Information

Name
Jason
Job Title
Co-Founder
Company
Ongig
Which best describes your profession?
Other/Outside Industry
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://ongig.com
Blog
http://socialrecruitingreport.com
LinkedIn Profile
http://linkedin.com/in/jwebster99

Jason Webster's Blog

I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 1:30pm 12 Comments

by Rob Kelly

We had a really bad experience with an agency recruiter the other day.

It started with a cold-call and a resume to me.

The recruiter caught my attention with his subject line (implying that he and I had some previous relationship) — it worked. I opened this email:

email from bad recruiter phishing for a client

…the…

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How YouTube Is Hurting Your Recruiting Strategy

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Video has become an effective tool in recruiting. Most Talent Leaders realize that video tells a better story than a text-based job description and 30 minute phone call. Ongig’s platform confirms that theory as we see an average time of 4 minutes 25 seconds on each of our…

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The $20,000 Email

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 3:00pm 19 Comments

I'm a studious reader of sites like ERE.net, SourceCon, TLNT, and RecruitingBlogs. I've read the debate over the demise of agency recruiting. A debate which is filled with emotion, and where sentiments are strong.

Reading the commentary and online debate provides perspective, but to me it's not enough. That's why a recent conversation with a Director of Talent Acquisition [let's call her Jane]…

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Top 5 Frustrations In Corporate Recruiting

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 2:30pm 13 Comments

Recruiting is difficult. Hiring an awesome employee is a very personal experience for both the candidate and the hiring team. Candidates have aspirations, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. Recruiters have the same, with the added pressure of big hiring goals to hit. We’ve been curious to know more about the things corporate recruiters perceive to being in their in…

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