March 14, 2014 by William Frierson
Often, it’s not your resume that’s hurting you. It’s not that your LinkedIn profile is preventing you from job search success. It’s not where you went to college, either.
Rather, it’s the number of other applicants going for the same openings. For instance, if you’re applying to the same positions as a 1,000 other qualified applicants, you have a 0.1% chance of getting that job.
As an intelligent job seeker, you should automatically recognize that when you utilize the mainstream avenues such as LinkedIn and Monster, you’re often competing with the masses.
As a result, you have less options, more rejection and lowered confidence from non-responsive hiring managers. Continue Reading
February 06, 2014 by William Frierson
If you think of your job search like a sport, then it is natural to expect peaks and valleys in your own performance. Still, there is nothing more draining, humbling and dispiriting than consistent rejection and non-responsiveness during a job search.
I’ve learned that when interviewing, challenges or problems will always arise and there are two ways to deal with them: the effective way and the ineffective way. The effective way is to assess where you are, determine where you want to be in your career, identify and implement creative solutions, and remain resilient. Continue Reading
February 05, 2014 by William Frierson
While it might be easier to blame everyone else for why your entry level job search has not been successful, it’s better to take a look at what you’re doing (or not doing). The following post offers six reasons why you may not have found a job yet.
For some of us, it’s time to own up to the real reason our job search is failing. It’s not the down economy. It isn’t the employers and recruiters. It is time to re-evaluate our own efforts… and get better at job searching…
April 09, 2013 by William Frierson
Job boards have been and continue to be an important resource for both job seekers and employers. Industry experts and those who used job boards in the early days probably have a better understanding of how far this job search method has come, but what about the job seekers and employers of today? The following infographic takes you through the history of the job board industry and more, including the top 10 job board niches. Continue Reading
October 26, 2012 by Steven Rothberg
A commonly used cliche has the buyer of advertising stating that he knows that half of his advertising is working but he just wishes that he knew which half. That cliche pre-dates the Internet as today’s marketers should and sometimes do know which of their ads is working. But even then, how do you define “working?”
One of the interesting developments since CollegeRecruiter.com went live way back in 1996 is the increased attention employers are paying to metrics so they can better understand where their money is being well spent. For 16 years we’ve heard employers say that they use niche job boards such as ours because they care more about quality than quantity yet when it came time to decide whether to renew a job posting package our sales team would invariably hear yes or no based upon how many applications the employer received from our candidates. Those employers were saying they were basing their decisions on quality but actually were basing them on quantity. Continue Reading
February 22, 2012 by William Frierson
In a world where bigger is often viewed as better, it’s sometimes tough to decide whether to choose products and services based upon size or other specific factors. This can even be the case when deciding which job boards to use within your niche.
Of course, niche job boards could be considered the smaller version of the generic job boards that are usually larger and more popular. But even within a niche you will find bigs and smalls. So how do you decide whether bigger is better for you? Continue Reading