- August 11, 2014 by William Frierson
If you are a recent graduate searching for jobs, having a mentor can provide some guidance for your career. Here are the 10 best questions to ask a mentor, according to the following post.
You finally gathered up enough courage to ask a mentor, or potential mentor, for a cup of coffee. The pressure is mounting. You’re sweating, a lot; there aren’t enough Starbucks napkins in the world to dry your palms. And just when you think you have enough time to hit the
- June 26, 2014 by William Frierson
If you’re looking for an entry level job, getting an employee referral could make a difference in your job search. Learn five ways to earn one in the following post.
According to Jobvite, employee referrals get hired faster than candidates from company career sites. In addition, HR professionals rate employee referrals as the No. 1 source for quality hires! In fact, Jobvite reports that 44 percent of new hires are employee referrals. So how does one take advantage of this hiring trend? Here are five ways to earn an employee
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- June 03, 2014 by William Frierson
Once they have walked across the stage at graduation, many new graduates will likely begin searching for entry level jobs. In order to succeed in getting their careers going, they should check out these 12 tips in the following post.
The Onion recently published a satirical article that featured a 2014 graduate preparing for his 14-month post-grad job search. The piece highlighted how the graduate will spend his time after college “scouring online job listings, endlessly revising a resume no one will ever look at, and submitting 10 to 20 job applications every day to which he will never receive a single
- January 16, 2014 by William Frierson
If you’re an internship finder searching for an opportunity, the following post shares nine places you may not have thought about finding these positions.
When you’re looking for internships, there are some pretty basic search methods everyone knows. There are big job boards like Internships.com, Glassdoor, and Indeed.com that list hundreds of internships all around the world. The problem with big sites like these is that everyone uses them, so the positions
- August 28, 2013 by William Frierson
It’s one thing to begin a new entry level job, but how about starting one in a new place without knowing anyone. If you are in this position, the following post has advice to overcome feeling lonely.
To the class of 2013, congratulations! Many of you will now embark on your next adventure: a new job in a new city. A fresh start is always exciting. Not only do you get to spread your wings; you also get to do what you’ve wanted to do professionally for years. There’s just one holdup
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- July 09, 2012 by Steven Rothberg
A new survey confirms what most in the recruiting industry already know: the use of social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have become an essential practice amongst human resource professionals with 92 percent of U.S. companies using social networks and media to find talent in 2012, up from 78 percent five years ago. LinkedIn continues to be a dominant recruiting network, while Facebook and Twitter have seen major adoption growth in the past year.
Two-thirds of companies now recruit through Facebook and 54 percent use Twitter to find new talent. Jobvite‘s June 2012 Social Recruiting Survey of 1,000 human resource and recruiting professionals also found that employers scrutinize social media activity, noting more than half of respondents would have a negative reaction to seeing a spelling or grammar mistake in a social profile. Overall, social recruiting has become an essential tool for recruiters and can be expected to become even more important as 89 percent of the companies surveyed report plans to increase hiring this year. Continue Reading