• Transparency: It is a Beautiful Thing

    December 30, 2006 by

    Jason Goldberg, Jobster CEOMy hat is off to Jason Goldberg of Jobster. It appears that high flying Jobster, for which I have tremendous respect, is about to lay off a significant number of its employees in an effort to become profitable in 2007. Unlike most CEO’s, Jason has been open and honest with the readers of his blog about what is happening. I’m sure that there are things that he has not been able to discuss because of the fiduciary obligations that he owes to his VC and other shareholders, but it is truly amazing how he has been willing to not only acknowledge the very difficult issues in his blog but also link to blogs and other articles that are trash talking Jobster. He even approved a comment from a disgruntled parent of one of his recent college graduate employees.
    This is a difficult time for Jason, his shareholders, his employees, his clients, his vendors, and others who care about Jobster. Yet when they all look back upon this period, they will trust Jason more and because of that Jobster will be stronger and even more respected than it already is.

  • Email Becoming Tool of Choice Amongst College Students for Informational Interviewing

    December 29, 2006 by

    student sending emailsInformational interviews are one of the most effective methods of networking. Traditionally these interviews have been held face-to-face, but today’s college students are increasingly conducting such interviews via email.
    University of Pittsburgh senior Emily Guzan, for example, used her college career service office’s database of alums and then emailed five who are working as attorneys, which is her chosen career path. All five responded and two of them invited her to shadow them in their offices.

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  • We’re #17! (and 21 and 25)

    December 27, 2006 by

    baby taking first stepsRecruiting.com just announced the top 10 recruiting blog winners for 2006. Last year, we were fortunate enough to win two of the best blog awards. This year, the format changed and there was far more competition due to the huge increase in the number of blogs. Nevertheless, I was proud to see that three of our blogs were in the top 25.
    Interestingly, all of the blogs at ERE.net were combined into one entry and together they secured 93 votes, enough to land them in the top ten. If you were to add up the votes for the three nominated CollegeRecruiter.com blogs, we would have had 112 votes and finished sixth. I kind of feel like a proud dad watching his kid take his first steps. Well, maybe not that proud but still proud.

  • Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S.

    December 26, 2006 by

    If you’re one of those who are primarily motivated by money, pay close attention. The 10 highest paying jobs in the country are as follows:

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  • High Paying Internship and Entry Level Job

    December 22, 2006 by

    College students who are searching for great internships and recent graduates who are looking for the highest paying entry level jobs often search job boards such as CollegeRecruiter.com for the highest paying employment opportunities. There is little doubt that the highest paying internships are great for students who want to make as much money as possible. Similarly, the highest paying jobs for college graduates are great matches for recent graduates who want to make the most money.
    So what is an example of an entry level career opportunity that is one of the highest paying jobs? Securities Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents.

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  • Staying Motivated During the Job Hunt

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    Job hunting depending on how long it lasts, can become tiring and unmotivating. Here are some tips I’ve found helpful for staying focused and positive when it comes to finding the job and career you want.
    1. Figure out exactly what you want. Knowing this means wasting less time on jobs that aren’t going to help you toward the career you want.
    2. Set daily goals. It’ll focus your effort more and you’ll be more productive with your time.
    3. Continue learning. Why not benefit from your spare time and make yourself more marketable. You could even take on an internship or volunteer.
    4. Stay positive. Sometimes it take a while for the right job to come along but remember that if you know what you want and you work for it, it’ll come along.
    5. Take time out for yourself. Remember to find time to relax, go out with friends, even take a walk. Your health and outlook benefit when you remember to take care of your physical and mental health.

  • How to Train Yourself for a New Job

    December 21, 2006 by

    If you’ve been looking for a job for any length of time, you’ll notice there are many out there beyond your level of expertise. Why is that? Is it because of your education? Your lack of experience? If you want to move ahead in your career, sometimes you need to make yourself more marketable. How exactly can you do that?
    Further Your Education
    Many job postings today ‘require’ degrees. If you’re in the market for one of these positions and you don’t currently hold a degree, then you need to seriously consider exploring obtaining one. Start gathering information about online distance programs, if that would suit your lifestyle better. This is true for undergraduate and graduate degrees.
    If you don’t feel that a formal education is what you need, look into other specific training programs that are suitable for your field. Look through job postings and take notes on the areas where you can improve and research ways on how to do just that.
    Take Advantage of Your Situation
    If you’re currently employed, you can use your position to better yourself as well. Take on new tasks that will allow you to gain that experience you’re lacking. Head up a project and manage it and the people a part of it to get some managerial experience.
    It can be difficult to muster up enthusiasm to try new things at a job that you dislike. If that’s you, you need to change your frame of mind. Instead of dreading every day, look at it as an opportunity to train yourself for a new, and better, job.
    It’s imperative that you don’t sulk in your misery. Potential employers can spot a desperate job seeker a mile away. Even if you are desperate to get out of your current situation, take advantage of the in-house training they may provide. Can you take outside classes to hone up on your computer skills? If there is a weakness in your resume, take this time to make it a positive instead.
    Looking for a job is a stressful situation. However, if you can make yourself more attractive in a potential employer’s eyes, then you need to do it. There are lots of other job seekers out there just waiting to take your dream job. Strive to make yourself easily employable and then the difficult part will be deciding which job offer to accept.

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  • Happy New Job in 2007

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    According to the FirstGov.gov Web site, three of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are losing weight, saving money and getting a better job.

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  • Urban Cowboy or Rural Relaxation?

    December 20, 2006 by

    If you’re just about to enter the workforce for the first time, you may not even think about the fact that the world is your oyster. Seriously–you could potentially take a job anywhere in the country, and perhaps even in the world.
    Sure, you’ve got some parameters. You might have a preference for warm weather or mountain climbing, a spouse or partner’s simultaneous job search or a desire to be near family. But if you’re young, single and eager to get to work, don’t assume you should return to your hometown, follow your family or a sibiling, or even stay in the city where you went to school. There’s often no other time in your life when you have this much freedom and independence. Trust me.
    Where to start? Well, for one, what about Austin? The online edition of Workforce Management shows that Austin is the number one place for single professionals. “The survey measures numerous items that could affect a person’s adjustment to a new region, including commuting times, rental rates, vehicle and other fees, and cultural activities.”
    Austin isn’t for everyone, but the feature should alert you to stop and consider your options–all of your options. Have you ever wanted to try out the other coast? Or a different climate? Even if it’s far, many companies will pay relocation or consider your application if you indicate your strong preference to live in their locale.
    And if you’re motivated by geography, there’s nothing wrong with choosing a city first and then focusing your job search on that city. To determine cities that may best meet your needs, Employment Spot has a listing of the many city rankings available today.
    If you’re feeling really open-minded, you can also try sites like Find your Spot that take you through a series of questions designed to help you find what cities best match your needs.
    Hey, it’s almost a new year. And there’s nothing like a new year to help you open your mind and broaden your horizons for a fresh start. Whether it’s Austin, LA, DC, Chicago or Minneapolis, this may be the only time you can take a big geographic leap.
    http://www.workforce.com/section/16/feature/24/61/09/246118.html

  • Entry-Level Public Relation Jobs in New York

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    Public Relations is a career choice that is becoming more popular. These people get to tell the public more about a person, business, or event. Entry-level jobs in public relations are numerous. There are many public relation jobs in New York. There are so many people in New York that need somebody to talk to the public. Finding an entry-level job is very simple.

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