CareerPlug Blog

The Pluggies: Celebrating CareerPlug’s 10th Birthday

CareerPlug was founded on the first day of summer (June 21st) back in 2007. In typical startup fashion, Clint Smith, our founder and President, worked out his apartment for the first couple years along with the company’s first employee Garrett Wilson (today our Director of Operations). Now, in less than a month, CareerPlug officially turns

Would You Apply to Your Jobs?

There was a time when candidates, particularly those paid hourly, were willing to spend 20-30 minutes (sometimes up to an hour) on a job application. This was the standard. It was simply the way things were done. Well, not anymore. Most candidates are no longer willing to complete long applications upfront. There are too many

Building Your Talent Magnet

Do Candidates Know (and Care) About Your Jobs?

Thousands of companies are hiring at this very moment. Some of them are your direct competitors. But this isn’t your only competition. Does Domino’s Pizza compete with Uber? Maybe not directly in business, but they definitely compete when it comes to recruiting employees. What are the most important hires that you need to make? Who

Bright Angel Scholar Award 2017

Today the CareerPlug team attended the Shining Stars Luncheon – an event hosted by Foster Angels of Central Texas to honor local foster youth. CareerPlug sponsors the Bright Angel Scholars Award, one of the awards presented at today’s event. This scholarship — developed in 2015 in close partnership with Foster Angels — awards $10,000 to a former foster

Broadcast your jobs to attract more applicants

Why Should I Work For You?

“Why should I work for you?” Candidates may not ask you this question directly, but they are definitely asking themselves. Candidly, there are some candidates that you never saw because they answered this question for themselves before they decided to not apply for your job. This may sound harsh, but consider this: how many times

Build a better hiring process

3 Essential Components of a Superstar Hiring Process

At CareerPlug we know that our people are the heart of our business. It is our people who execute our mission and vision and live our values every day. Having the right people in place has empowered us to innovate, explore, and grow as a company. And this isn’t unique to us – HR leaders

The Best Places To Post Your Jobs

Fishing for the Perfect Hire The right candidate will rarely walk through your front door right when you need them.  That would be like a fisherman waiting for the catch of the day to jump into the boat!  A skilled fisher knows that having the right equipment and the right location matters in making that

Product Update: Partnership With ZipRecruiter

We are excited to announce a new partnership with ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter is one of the leading job search platforms in the country, serving millions of job seekers each month. ZipRecruiter’s platform includes the #1 rated job search app on Android and iOS and 40 million+ job alert email subscribers. How Does It Work? Step 1: Post a job

Need More Applicants? Make It Easier To Apply

Why Complex Applications Are Deterring Applicants A job application is like a handshake: an introduction that can leave a lasting first impression for hiring managers and candidates. While hiring managers are looking for the right candidate, job seekers are looking for the right company. It’s reasonable to expect candidates to put their best foot forward

3 Tips For Writing Better Job Descriptions

Writing stellar job descriptions is one of the first steps a company can take to give job seekers a great candidate experience. After all, these preliminary interactions set the tone of the working relationship. Set the right tone by showcasing your opportunity in a candidate-friendly way with these three tips for better job descriptions. Use