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10 Awesome "Careers Page" Ideas You Might Have Missed

Most Careers pages are boring. As we pointed out last month, some remind you of a visit to the DMV. On the flip side,  some employers do an outstanding job of making their Jobs section…

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Added by Jason Webster on March 7, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Facebook check pre-hire? Never. Here's why -

I must be behind the times or just in denial. 





I don't believe that so many employers are taking to the online streets of Facebook for pre-employment screening. I think they might be making it up just to look hip or as part of some kind of…

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Added by Michael Wright on March 5, 2013 at 8:26am — 8 Comments

Will You Accept a Few White lies From a Candidate?

Lying is something that most people will say is a bad habit, yet many candidates seeking a sales job interview are known to lie on their resumes or even tell a “white lie” in regards to the answers to questions while on a sales position interview.The English Dictionary defines a white lie as a minor or…

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Added by Or Hillel on February 28, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!

Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!

So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

3 Mistakes That Could Make Your Jobs Page Look Like The D.M.V.

I look at a lot of jobs/careers pages.

So you can imagine my surprise when I was perusing the “Jobs” pages of the  Forbes Magazine Most Innovative Companies In The World —  and found that many of them are sub-standard.

In particular, some of these innovative companies have jobs pages that remind me of the experience I have when I visit the Department of Motor Vehicles…

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Added by Jason Webster on February 13, 2013 at 12:39am — No Comments

The Candidate Experience: A consumer dilemma...

Think back to the most important item you ever bought. Whether it was a house, a car, an engagement ring or a much sought-after collectible, I’m sure you did your research - consulted reviews, comparison sites, friends, relatives and maybe even the experts. Every buy…

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Added by Laura Purt on February 8, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments

The moving target that is the job Description!!

The moving target that is the job Description!!

We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

I HAVE RETIRED!!

I HAVE RETIRED! 

I almost can't believe I am actually saying those words, but YES(!) I am retired.

My LinkedIn account  is closed (can't seem to figure out how to actually close it so I just deleted everything) and I will no longer be on Twitter.  This will be my last entry on Recruiting Blogs…

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Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on February 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 15 Comments

Attraction Strategy: Merely an innovation of creativity?

The recent decision by the RAD Awards not to shortlist, or appoint a winner due to the quality of the entrants for their candidate experience category raises some interesting questions regarding the candidate experience and its perceived place within recruitment marketing. The fact that the category was introduced…

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Added by Laura Purt on January 31, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

What Human Resources can Learn from the Brutal NHL Lockout

Roller Coaster enthusiasts are usually bummed by the extremely short track, wishing there were more ups, downs, and mega insane twists. While we can’t blame a thrill seeker for wanting a longer ride, maybe roller coasters are just meant to be short and to the point, and not drawn out, exhausting, and detrimental to those around it.

The NHL, it’s players, league officials, and fans of the game have just reached the end of their own long roller coaster ride.  While the lockout…

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Added by Christopher Young on January 22, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Boolean Operators Updated!!

Boolean Operators Updated!! 

So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 1/16/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Zuck Wants Facebook's Top Recruiter To "Delight" Candidates

I was catching up on email while standing in line at Peet’s in Oakland yesterday morning when the headline for a job description caught my attention:

“Head of Global Recruiting for Facebook”

Wow, we here @Ongig study job ads a bunch — I wondered what…

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Added by Jason Webster on January 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Social Recruiting Surprise: Google Search Beats Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn (Combined) In Job Traffic



Ever wonder where all the traffic to your job postings comes from?

On the heals of last week’s piece on The 5 Things Everyone Should Know About SEO in Job Descriptions, Ongig took a look at our last 100,000 visits to the “social job descriptions” we help power for our employer users (and thus have visibility into via…

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Added by Jason Webster on December 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Could your Recruitment Strategy be Damaging your Consumer Brand?

“We all know the power of negative word of mouth on image and reputation and what may have started out as an opportunity to communicate a strong employer brand may actually end up damaging it.”

Brett Minchington, …

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Added by Laura Purt on December 3, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated

 

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Are You Embracing Recruitment's Black Hole?

Do you ask candidates for feedback on your recruitment process? Not just the successful ones but the unsuccessful as well?If you do, how in-depth do you go and how do you use the data to positively impact future recruitment? And if you don’t, you’re missing out...

Many people talk about how to manage recruitment’s black hole, understand it or even outwit it but what about…

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Added by Laura Purt on November 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Some Things are Worth Repeating

A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true. 

Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:

  1. There is the obvious "courting" that occurs in both dating and recruiting, with recruiters often serving the role of "Match Maker" between candidates and companies
  2. Dating and…
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Added by Katie Bauer on October 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

The Online Candidate Experience: Your first impression counts...

How do you communicate with your candidates? Do you know where they first heard of you, what spurred them to apply for the role or what their first impression was? In the vast communications landscape a candidate’s first sighting could have come from an array of sources. They, themselves, probably couldn’t tell you where their first influencer came from. Because of this companies must ensure they’re on top of their…

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Added by Laura Purt on September 25, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Give your recruitment email marketing the edge over your Competition

How?  By applying mobile optimisation to your email campaigns

 

Any business that needs to attract active or passive candidate talent to jobs or talent pools has or will at some time run a range of targeted email marketing campaigns.  These targets may be from your own talent…

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Added by Martin Shaw on September 12, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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