• CollegeRecruiter.com Offers Live, On-line Chat to Job Seekers: Job Seekers No Longer Need to Wait for Hours or Even Days for Answers to Questions (January 31, 2005 Press Release)

    January 31, 2005 by

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT INFO:
    CollegeRecruiter.com
    Steven Rothberg
    3109 W 50 St Ste 121
    Minneapolis, MN 55410-2102
    USA
    Phone: 800-835-4989
    Fax: 702-537-2227
    [email protected]
    https://www.collegerecruiter.com

    Minneapolis, Minnesota — January 31, 2005 – Since the Internet became commercially popular almost 10 years ago, users have been frustrated by how long it takes for them to receive responses to their emails to their favorite web sites. Even when they receive a reply, they’re often canned responses that have little to nothing to do with the question posed by the user.

    Some of the biggest offenders of failing to treat users with the respect and attention they deserve have been Internet job boards, perhaps because many of those boards have looked upon job seekers simply as traffic and therefore not deserving of the same individualized attention as the employers who pay to advertise their job openings and search the resume banks. If Internet career site CollegeRecruiter.com has its way, however, that attitude will soon change for the better.

    “Since we went live in 1996, we’ve always placed great importance on answering each and every email within two business days with a real response. But even though our responsiveness far exceeded that of most of our competitors, we still found that job seekers wanted faster answers,” said Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of Internet career site CollegeRecruiter.com. The solution was live, on-line chat. Now when a job seeker visits CollegeRecruiter.com, they can chat with a real, live customer service representative to find out how best to use the site or to ask career-related questions. The customer service representatives have been trained to provide concise answers to almost any such question. If they don’t have the training to answer the questions, they bring in experts who do.

    Rothberg believes that providing more service is good business. “The candidates who are the most sought after by employers tend to be the candidates with the most choices. They can afford to be choosy and aren’t willing to accept less than excellent service from any organization with which they work. If they won’t tolerate inattentive service in a restaurant, then they also shouldn’t tolerate it from an Internet career site.” And now there’s no need.

    About CollegeRecruiter.com

    CollegeRecruiter.com is the highest traffic career site used by job hunting students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them. The CollegeRecruiter.com network of career sites is used by 5,000,000 visitors per month to find part-time positions, summer jobs, internships and career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com features tens of thousands of job openings and over 1,300 pages of employment-related articles and Ask the Experts questions and answers. Further information about CollegeRecruiter.com is available at https://www.collegerecruiter.com/pages/press-room.php.

  • Career Sites Aren’t Just About Jobs Anymore: CollegeRecruiter.com Increases Access to Continuing Education Opportunities (January 28, 2005 Press Release)

    January 28, 2005 by

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT INFO:
    CollegeRecruiter.com
    Steven Rothberg
    3109 W 50 St Ste 121
    Minneapolis, MN 55410-2102
    USA
    Phone: 800-835-4989
    Fax: 702-537-2227
    [email protected]
    https://www.collegerecruiter.com

    Minneapolis, Minnesota — January 28, 2005 – The trend toward a more educated workforce is alive and well. Many college and university students and recent graduates who are actively seeking employment are also seeking information about how to continue their education. Those with associate degrees from two year schools are looking at bachelor’s degrees from four year schools and those with bachelor’s degrees are looking to trade up even further by obtaining a master’s degree.

    “Since we launched in 1996, we’ve always had at least some information on our site about continuing education opportunities,” said Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of Internet career site CollegeRecruiter.com. “But 18 months ago we saw a significant increase in the number of requests for more and better targeted information about continuing education options.” After the School Finder section of CollegeRecruiter.com was enhanced, the number of requests jumped from a handful per month to a handful per day, an increase of about 3,000 percent. In December 2004, CollegeRecruiter.com began to market its School Finder separately, both to existing users and to new users. According to Rothberg, “CollegeRecruiter.com is now delivering information about continuing education opportunities to about 50 candidates per day, an increase of about 30,000 percent in just 18 months!”

    Rothberg believes that the trend toward more education is driven largely by economics. “Those with degrees earn more than those without degrees, and those with higher degrees earn more than those with lower degrees. Also, as more Americans change careers more often, retraining becomes less of a luxury and more of a necessity. And there’s little doubt that the boom in on-line education opportunities has been incredibly empowering to a huge segment of the population that for geographic, economic or other reasons have not been able to return to school but are now doing so in droves because they’re able to learn at their own speed from the comfort of their living rooms.”

    About CollegeRecruiter.com

    CollegeRecruiter.com is the highest traffic career site used by job hunting students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them. The CollegeRecruiter.com network of career sites is used by 5,000,000 visitors per month to find part-time positions, summer jobs, internships and career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com features tens of thousands of job openings and over 1,300 pages of employment-related articles and Ask the Experts questions and answers. Further information about CollegeRecruiter.com is available at https://www.collegerecruiter.com/pages/press-room.php.

  • Students and Grads Steady in Optimism About Their Job Search (January 14, 2005 Press Release)

    January 14, 2005 by

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT INFO:
    CollegeRecruiter.com
    Steven Rothberg
    3109 W 50 St Ste 121
    Minneapolis, MN 55410-2102
    USA
    Phone: 800-835-4989
    Fax: 702-537-2227
    [email protected]
    https://www.collegerecruiter.com

    Minneapolis, Minnesota — January 14, 2005 – More college and university students and recent graduates who are actively seeking work expect to find it more quickly than those surveyed two years ago; however, results from last year are virtually unchanged, according to poll results released today by CollegeRecruiter.com, an online job listing service for students and recent graduates with zero to three years of experience.

    The CollegeRecruiter.com poll asked 1,284 college students and recent graduates how many months they expect to be looking for a new job:

    • 25 percent very optimistically expected that it would take them one month or less. In February 2004, 25 percent felt the same way and in June 2003, 14 percent the same way.
    • 24 percent optimistically expected that it would take them two to three months. In February 2004, 22 percent felt the same way and in June 2003, 26 percent felt the same way.
    • 17 percent expected that it would take them four to six months. In February 2004, 20 percent felt the same way; in June 2003, 16 percent felt the same way.
    • 34 percent pessimistically expected that it would take them more than six months. In February 2004, 33 percent felt the same way; in June 2003, 37 percent felt the same way.

    “We had no doubt that many job seekers were having much more success than those who were searching in 2003, but were disappointed that we saw a flattening out of that optimism in 2004,” said Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.com. “We believe that 2005 will see a return to the increased optimism by most job seekers, as employers put behind them the uncertainties of the U.S. elections and the impact of the devastating hurricanes in and around Florida.”

    About CollegeRecruiter.com

    CollegeRecruiter.com is the highest traffic career site used by job hunting students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them. The CollegeRecruiter.com network of career sites is used by 5,000,000 visitors per month to find part-time positions, summer jobs, internships and career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com features tens of thousands of job openings and over 1,300 pages of employment-related articles and Ask the Experts questions and answers. Further information about CollegeRecruiter.com is available at https://www.collegerecruiter.com/pages/press-room.php.