July 19, 2013 by Steven Rothberg
More than a third (35 percent) of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research. Which jobs are the hardest to fill and in need of workers now? Which professions are experiencing strong job growth and present good opportunities for the unemployed, underemployed and workers looking to make a career change?
“Although the recession created an abundant pool of readily-available, unemployed talent that still exists today, employers are struggling to find new employees for technology-related occupations, sales, healthcare and a variety of other areas,” said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. “Two in five employers (41 percent) reported that they continuously recruit throughout the year, so that they have candidates in their pipeline in case a position opens up down the road. The skills gap that exists for high-growth, specialized occupations will become even more pronounced in the years to come, prompting the need to place a greater emphasis on reskilling workers through formal education and on-the-job training.” Continue Reading
July 01, 2013 by William Frierson
Is the engineering department reputable enough to stand out on a resume? Could the starting quarterback lead the football team to a BCS bowl berth? Will my parents write me out of the will if I refuse to attend their alma mater? Those are just a small sampling of the hundreds of factors that prospective students might take into account when deciding where to attend college. Continue Reading
June 24, 2013 by William Frierson
In theory, you can choose a school, apply and get accepted without ever talking to a single soul from that school. In reality, that may not be a great idea. Taking that approach limits your options, could lower your chances of getting into your school of choice, and could keep you from discovering a great school you may not even come across in your Internet research.
This is where college fairs come in. Continue Reading
June 05, 2013 by William Frierson
In the competitive industry of education, attracting top incoming students is a priority among colleges. Some of these institutions spend millions of dollars to assure their campus is presentable for prospective students. With online reviews growing ever more important, many of these schools are realizing their image was determined well before the student arrived on campus. Continue Reading
May 24, 2013 by William Frierson
You’ve likely heard how online schools are increasing in enrollment by 40 percent, even as brick and mortar institutions see no growth at all in their student bodies. Want to know why? Here are the top reasons cited by online students for their decision to get an education via the Internet. Continue Reading
by Steven Rothberg
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, and CollegeRecruiter.com, the leading niche job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities, recently co-hosted a half day, college recruiting conference.
Below is a video recording of the presentation by Steffan Martell, College Relations Manager of Dolby Laboratories, at the May 13, 2013 College Recruiting Bootcamp at the LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, California.
May 20, 2013 by William Frierson
I believe the answer to this question is yes for most students considering what college to attend. If that is the case for you, the following post has some factors to keep in mind when making the decision on where to earn that degree, which will hopefully help land you an entry level job.
Community college students who ultimately want to obtain a four-year degree need to keep in mind that some recruiters might perceive their two-year credits as less valuable. I meet bright, ambitious students from community …
May 15, 2013 by William Frierson
In this day and age, college — and even graduate school — is a necessity. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults with postsecondary degrees — bachelors and up — have lower unemployment rates and earn an average of $19,000 more than adults with just a high school diploma.
College is also expensive. The National Center for Education Statistics reported the average 2010 tuition costs at nearly $16,000 for public four-year institutions, and almost $33,000 for private four-year schools. Continue Reading
May 10, 2013 by William Frierson
People interested in pursuing a career in cooking will need to attend a culinary arts program. These programs can often be found at culinary arts colleges; however, in some instances, they may be found at vocational schools. Some people believe that real-life experience is what makes a person succeed in a culinary arts career, and while this experience is very valuable, there is no underestimating the value of a formal education. When choosing a culinary arts program to attend, it is important to keep the following in mind: Continue Reading
May 01, 2013 by William Frierson
While working in the entertainment industry may seem exciting, like anything else work goes into it. The following post discusses a path to one day landing an entry level job in performing arts.
U.S. Department of Labor predicts that jobs in entertainment and arts sector will grow by 25% through 2014. Entertain, act, amuse, and perform – that’s what a performing artist does! Although it is something many of us are capable of, but having aflourishingcareer in performing arts takes more than passion and performance, it takes