• Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad (Good?) Wolf?

    November 30, 2005 by

    The blogosphere is buzzing about Google’s plans to enter into on-line classifieds and scan every book in the world, copyrighted or not. See Digital Rules By Rich Karlgaard.
    Apparently Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, French President Jacques Chirac, and others see Google as both benevolent (they love its search engine) and evil (their publisher constituents are nervous that they might actually have to compete with the brains and capital at Google). CollegeRecruiter.com is impacted both as a publisher of books and as the seller of job postings, a type of on-line classified advertising. Are we nervous about Google’s forays into two of our business areas? Sure. Are we excited about the potential because we see the potential for working with their systems in such a way that we are able to help level the playing field against some of our larger indirect competitors that are able to buy advertising on the Superbowl? Absolutely.

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  • Google Base – Threat or Opportunity?

    November 29, 2005 by

    Google recently announced the release of Google Base, an on-line classified advertising system that allows employers, job boards, and other organizations to post job openings. The release has been quite the topic of conversation in the recruitment world. See, for example, Google Enters Job Listings Fray | workforce.com.
    While some of the highest traffic job boards view the entry by Google into recruitment advertising as a threat and have refused to cooperate, Careerbuilder, CollegeRecruiter.com and others view Google’s move as an opportunity. Within weeks and certainly months, expect many and perhaps most premium job boards to follow our lead by crossposting some or all of their jobs to Google because doing so is good for the candidate, good for the employer, and therefore good for the job board.

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  • A Significant Difference: Pride, Bullying, Confidence

    November 20, 2005 by

    There’s been a lot of buzz in my environment over the past several months. It has to do with pride. The pride that the community criticizes is that attributed to conceit, unmerited satisfaction and inflated status about something.
    While the detractors scorn pride, they only recently stopped to consider the positive side of pride. This is being elated over doing something well and bringing positive credit to those who deserve it. Once reminded of this other aspect of being proud of something, the community admitted that there is the negative aspect of pride and the one that is positive. There are different dimensions to the one characteristic.
    Now there is yet another perspective with regard to pride, or actually something we call self-confidence. It is possible to be confident, that is, have a belief in one’s own abilities or being certain, having assurance. That can be expressed in various ways that one goes about doing or saying things. However, let’s not get confidence mixed up with bullying.

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  • Fed Chairman-to-be Ben Bernanke Focused on Inflation and Jobs

    November 16, 2005 by

    Great news out of the yesterday’s Senate confirmation hearings for Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve Chairman to-be. In prepared his prepared remarks Bernanke vowed to stay focused on both inflation and jobs as he understands that it is “low income people who suffer most from recession [and] low-income people who suffer most from a high level of inflation.”

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  • National Association of Colleges and Employers 2006 National Meeting

    November 14, 2005 by

    I think that there’s a cliche out there about always a bridesmaid and never a bride. While that wouldn’t quite apply to me (I am a guy, after all), I could, as Bill Clinton used to say, feel their pain. For years I’ve looked forward to being one of the speakers at the National Association of Colleges and Employers National Meetings. These are, without question, the premiere conferences for those involved in college hiring. Most of the attendees are college career service office professionals, but there are also hundreds of employers and vendors. Last year’s National Meeting in Milwaukee attracted thousands of attendees. Next spring’s meeting in Anaheim, home of Mickey, should be even bigger. And I’ll be one of the speakers.

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  • CollegeRecruiter.com Founder to Speak at National Association of Colleges and Employers 2006 National Meeting (November 14, 2005 Press Release)



    Minneapolis, Minnesota — November 14, 2005 — CollegeRecruiter.com, the highest traffic career site used by job hunting students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them, announced today that Steven Rothberg, its President and Founder, has been accepted to speak at the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2006 National Meeting in Anaheim, California next spring.

    “I’m thrilled to be part of the 2006 NACE National Meeting,” said Rothberg. “There is no doubt that NACE is the premier association for college career service offices and employers who are involved in college hiring. And their National Meeting is the premier event for those same people. Quite simply, the other speakers, the venue, the organizers, they’re all first rate and I look forward to continuing to be a member of NACE and to working with them for many years to come.”

    During his presentation, Rothberg will discuss how Duke University and other schools now provide free iPods to their students to improve learning. In his interactive, humorous session, Rothberg will explain the nuts-and-bolts behind podcasting, which is the distribution of audio and video programs over the Internet via a publish and subscribe model. He will demystify podcasting, illustrate how it catches the attention of today’s mobile graduates, and how it can be used as a cutting-edge tool for recruiting and career counseling.

    About NACE

    Founded in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers is the leading source of information for career services practitioners on college campuses who advise students and alumni in career development and the employment process, and for human resources professionals who recruit and hire college graduates. NACE represents the interest of more than 1,800 college career services offices at four-year, two-year, technical, and graduate schools and more than 1,900 HR/staffing functions in business, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government. The 2006 NACE National Meeting will be held from May 30 through June 2, 2006, in Anaheim, California. Further information about NACE is available at http://www.naceweb.org.

    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.

    Steven Rothberg
    3109 W 50 St Ste 121
    Minneapolis, MN 55410-2102
    Phone: 800-835-4989
    Fax: 702-537-2227

  • Microsoft Blog for College Grads


    I learned today about Steven Sinofsky’s Microsoft TechTalk, a blog for college grads interested in learning about careers at Microsoft. While some may criticize Microsoft for being “the evil empire,” an opinion to which I’ve never subscribed, there can be little doubt that Microsoft has grown over the past couple of decades into a very large company.

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  • Candidates Should Attend HR Conferences and Trade Shows

    November 11, 2005 by

    As the President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, I speak at a number of HR conferences. Some are general and some are specifically geared to college or Internet recruiting issues. It never ceases to amaze me that I’ve never run into a candidate at these conferences, other than the HR people who are looking for new HR positions. College students and recent graduates should attend college recruiting conferences. Diverse candidates should attend diversity recruiting conferences. They’ll be surrounded by dozens and even hundreds of senior human resource professionals and hiring managers. What could be a better investment?

  • MBA Salaries Regain Dot Com Highs

    November 08, 2005 by

    Just in case there was any doubt about the effect of the rebounding economy on starting salaries, it was reported today that the compensation for recent business school graduates from Harvard, Dartmouth, and Stanford rose at least 9.5 percent from a year earlier. See Dallas Morning News.
    Most of the growth, as can be expected, was driven by sharply higher salaries being offered by investment banking firms. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., for example, paid members of its class of 2004 about $85,000. This year’s group should be treating last year’s group to steak dinners. The class of 2005 is being paid about $140,000, an astounding one year increase of 35 percent.

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  • Employers and Recruiters – Want to Blog?

    November 02, 2005 by

    CollegeRecruiter.com plans to allow a few employers and recruiters to get some great added exposure and develop a real rapport with the job seekers and others who use our site. How? By allowing those organizations to designate one or more of their staff to post regular entries to our blog.
    If you’re willing to post diary-type entries at least two or three times a week, then I want to talk with you. I’m looking for employers to really pull back the curtains and allow candidates to gain some real insight into the hiring process, what it is like to work at your organization, etc. Insights about what candidates are doing well and not doing well would be great. I wouldn’t want you to use any names about specific candidates or otherwise identify them in any way, but writing about specific situations would be great.
    Interested? Contact me directly at Steven@CollegeRecruiter.com or 800-835-4989.