Want to Recruit Top Talent for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Develop Relationships with Potential CandidatesFebruary 28, 2014 by William Frierson
For recruiters looking to find the best talent for recent college graduate jobs, the key might be to work on developing relationships with potential candidates. Learn how to do so in the following post.
What is a pipeline? And how does it relate to recruiting? For those of you new to recruiting (or who’ve been trying to cut the mustard as a recruiter), a pipeline is your go-to, steady stream of viable candidates. It’s made up of people you’ve met who made you pause and think, “Wow. This
February 27, 2014 by William Frierson
In a recent Robert Half survey, nearly all (91 percent) of executives interviewed said they are optimistic about their companies’ near-term growth prospects. However, they are less certain about their ability to recruit experienced talent for open jobs. In fact, more than six in 10 (63 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) said it is somewhat or very challenging to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions today. Continue Reading
February 25, 2014 by Steven Rothberg
By Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads
In another sign that job seekers and employers are disconnected from one another, the Wall Street Journal noted in the article Giant Resumes Fail to Impress that “more universities are pushing their graduates to complete e-portfolios: web based dossiers that showcase writing samples, class presentations and other evidence of skills…”
According to Educause, (a non-profit, that we guess does the due diligence on subjects like this) over half of US college students, many of them MBAs, are using the expanded resume approach up from 7% in 2010…and it is only expected to increase this year.
Eventually the article quoted a few employers like Marie Artim, TA VP from Enterprise Holdings who simply told the truth about the subject [paraphrasing]: we don’t see it much and if we did we wouldn’t use it. Continue Reading
Hiring or Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? What You Should Know About the Modern WorkplaceFebruary 20, 2014 by William Frierson
Whether you’re an employer hiring for or a job seeker searching for recent college graduate jobs, it is important to understand what’s is going on in today’s workplace. The following post includes an infographic that can help employers and job seekers in the working world.
In part due to recent technology advances, and partly a result of the influence of the growing number of Millennials in the workforce, today’s workplace is nothing like professional environments of the past. This infographic from Recruiter.com shows how the face of the workplace is evolving. How will this affect your career? How will your job
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February 12, 2014 by Steven Rothberg
Saint Paul, MN (February 5, 2014) – Economists anticipate that within six years there will be 1.4 million job openings for computer specialists. A potential source for these jobs are graduates of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at American colleges and universities. Yet these schools graduate only about 400,000 STEM majors per year. One possibility for helping to greatly increase the number of grads is to increase the number of people entering the programs. There are a number of possible ways to accomplish that goal, but one of the most appealing is to encourage young women to enter the traditionally male dominated STEM fields.
Despite holding six in 10 American jobs, women held just 26 percent of computing occupations in 2012. Advance IT Minnesota launched the Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing awards program to help bridge this gender and talent gap, and support, recognize and encourage young women in high school interested in computing and technology. To offer the award, Advance IT Minnesota partnered with College Recruiter along with a number of other Minnesota organizations including Cargill, ESP-IT, General Mills, Marco, Maverick Software Consulting, Microsoft, The Nerdery, Pearson, PeopleNet, Securian, Sport Ngin, Symantec, TC Chapter of the Association of Women in Computing, Thomson Reuters, Unisys, Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) and ViaWest. Continue Reading
by William Frierson
Recruiters, are you looking to find candidates for entry level jobs? The following post offers advice on how to take your skills to the next level.
Do you strive to be a good recruiter — or a great one? If you’re a good one, people might take your call and they might listen to what you have to say. But mights don’t have guarantees. (Click here to tweet this thought.) That prospective hire might also hang up. Leave good behind and become
February 06, 2014 by William Frierson
If you are college recruiting for a digital marketer, the following post has 10 tips to find the right person for the job.
Are you considering hiring a digital marketer? Are you searching for someone to help make your business more successful and draw the right attention to your company? Hiring a digital marketer isn’t as easy as it sounds, which is why these 10 tips will help you pick the right person: 1. Don’t demand too much Many of the best digital marketers have
February 03, 2014 by Steven Rothberg
After climbing to a three-year high in 2012, planned job cuts announced by firms in the technology sector declined by 32 percent in 2013 as employers focused on hiring in several growing areas, including big data, cloud computing and security, according to a semi-annual report on tech layoffs released Monday by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
United States-based employers in the computer, electronics and telecommunications industries announced 56,918 planned layoffs in 2013, representing 11.2 percent of the 509,051 job cuts recorded during the year. That was down from a 2012 total of 83,213, which was 15.7 percent of the 523,362 job cuts announced that year.
The heaviest job cutting occurred in the computer industry, where 35,136 workers were cut from payrolls. That was 24 percent fewer than the 46,164 computer-industry job cuts in 2012. Annual job cuts among electronics saw the biggest decline, plunging 42 percent from 14,191 in 2012 to 8,830 last year. Continue Reading
January 27, 2014 by William Frierson
For recruiters looking for an additional way to find Gen Y candidates for entry level jobs, learn the benefits of using video as a strategy in the following post.
The GenY invasion is coming — some may say it’s already here. By 2025, Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce. Smart companies actively court this tech-savvy market. Is your recruiting strategy ready? For instance, many Millennials can easily navigate their way around social media. Most have at least one social networking
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January 22, 2014 by William Frierson
Ever fly fished for hours, and found a moment’s consolation in the form of a lone trout or a salmon? Fishing for the ‘right employee’ for your firm can be like finding a needle in the haystack.
Though there are rules, do’s and don’ts, and various checklists to assist you; recruitment can get tricky, and trickier for certain profiles.
If that’s the pet peeve of your organization too, it’s time for an audit of your recruiting strategy. Continue Reading