• Fourth of July Office Party

    June 30, 2009 by

    Well, it’s about time for the fourth of July, also known as Independence Day. This is when Americans gather with their families and friends to celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If you’re an employer, why not share this special occasion with employees by having a fourth of July office party. It could serve as a pick me up for all employees, from those with entry level jobs to the more seasoned professionals. They can help with the food, games, and even decorations.
    Speaking of the decorations for a fourth of July office party, one expert offers these suggestions:

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  • TwitterJobSearch and CollegeRecruiter.com Announce Partnership to Build College Student and Recent Graduate Recruitment Platform on Twitter

    June 29, 2009 by

    SHRM 2009 Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 29, 2009 — TwitterJobSearch, the first real time job search engine, announces a distribution partnership with award-winning college job board, CollegeRecruiter.com, to extend their reach into social media. The range of solutions from TwitterJobSearch and selected partners provide companies with a simple, cost effective way to manage their social recruitment efforts.
    “CollegeRecruiter.com works hard to put the jobs of our employer clients at the fingertips of college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and social media is an increasingly important channel,” said Steven Rothberg, founder of CollegeRecruiter.com. “Our partnership with TwitterJobSearch.com, will facilitate the efforts of our clients to reach recent graduates through social media networks.”

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  • 5 Salary Secrets Your Company Won’t Tell You

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    It’s normal to wonder how and why you get paid the salary you do. After all, most employers are not willing to share inside salary information and salary decision methods, without at least a little prodding. So how are wage increases determined in big companies? And how can you use that salary information to your advantage? Let’s take a look at the best kept company salary secrets.
    1. For most companies, 3.9% is the average budget increase for salaries
    Yes, sad but true. According to salary information in the 35th annual WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey, the “actual increase in salary budgets was 3.9 percent in 2008.” The number is expected to stay the same in 2009. Continue reading …
    Article by, Joy Victory and courtesy of PayScale.com where you can get accurate, real-time salary reports based on your job title, location, education, skills and experience.

  • What Jobs Are in the Stimulus Package? 6 Hot Opportunities

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    President Obama’s economic stimulus plan, a.k.a. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is taking effect. You may be asking yourself, “What does the stimulus plan mean to me?” At nearly $800 billion, it’s important for you to know what is in Obama’s economic stimulus plan that can help you get a new job. Here are six gigs that are likely to be in high demand from the plan.
    6 Big Wins from the Stimulus Plan on the Creation of Jobs
    1. Accountants and auditors. Expect accountants to be in even hotter demand. The economic stimulus plan requires transparent tracking of government expenditures from the stimulus funds; some experts call it an “accounting of the accounting.” Continue reading …
    Article by, Cherie L. Berkley and courtesy of PayScale.com where you can get accurate, real-time salary reports based on your job title, location, education, skills and experience.

  • Why Some Employers are Hesitant to Announce Entry Level Job Opportunities

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    Most recent college graduates understand that competition for entry level jobs is stiff, especially in a recession. While there are jobs out there, some are being hidden by employers for a couple of different reasons. These reasons should persuade graduates to be more proactive in their job searches if they aren’t already.

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  • Customer Service Representative Sample Job Description

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    Below is an example of what someone interested in applying for a job as a customer service representative might see in a job posting
    I/ Job information of Customer service representative
    1. Job tile:
    2. Job Code:
    3. Department:
    4. Report to:
    5. Job purpose:
    II/ Key job tasks of Customer service representative
    1. Perform various customer service activities, including selling and opening new checking and savings accounts, establishing direct deposit accounts and opening retirement accounts.
    2. Responsible for selling travelers’ checks and savings bonds, and drafting funds from other financial institutions.
    3. Handle client problems, answer general inquiries and complaints.
    4. Responsible for developing a working knowledge of Company price list, cost of goods, in order to quote prices to customers and potential customers by memory, and properly quote larger, more detailed jobs.
    5. Initiate activity and pricing for work being sent to outside sources and provide corresponding detailed paperwork and pricing for follow through and invoicing by our administrative staff.
    6. Cooperate with administrative staff in implementation of pricing systems, especially where unusual quotes have been used to get the business.
    7. Maintain, grow, and build long term relationships with account portfolio via phone calls, emails, promotions, and job quality follow up.
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    Sample job description courtesy of hrvinet.com

  • Entry Level Jobs With the Fatherhood Educational Institute

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    Posted on June 21, 2009
    Father’s Day is almost always a little bittersweet for me, as it marks the end of a week long fly fishing trip with my Dad to Northern Michigan. I hate for the trip to be over, but there’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than having spent a week with my Dad doing what we love–catching fish. Last year I searched high and low to bring you a post about the National Fatherhood Initiative, and this year it wasn’t easy to find another Dad related non-profit. Lucky for you, I came across the Fatherhood Educational Institute, which is based in Chicago. I know that I couldn’t have done half the things that I’ve done in my life without my Dad (like start this business), so it makes a lot of sense that the Fatherhood Educational Institute aims “to promote positive fatherhood involvement in povery stricken communities.” Great fathers are so important to the success of their children.
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    Thumbnail image for Willy Franzen.jpgArticle by Willy Franzen of One Day, One Internship and One Day, One Job

  • New Webinar Service Warmly Greeted at #SHRM09

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    CollegeRecruiter.com booth at SHRM 2009The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2009 annual conference opened yesterday afternoon with a keynote by legendary CEO, Jack Welch. Most of the 10,000+ paid attendees then made their way from the main presentation room at the mile long New Orleans Convention Center over to the massive exhibit hall to begin their discussions with the hundreds of exhibitors as well as snack on catfish fingers, gumbo, mushroom caps, beer, wine, soda, and more.
    The exhibit hall was open from 4 until 7pm yesterday and traffic to the CollegeRecruiter.com booth was pretty good from 4 until about 6:15pm and then dropped off a cliff. By 6:45pm it was much harder to spot attendees than exhibitors but that’s pretty normal for these types of events as the reality is that most of the attendees come into the exhibit hall for the free food and drink and then leave to enjoy their evenings at local restaurants and bars. And given that this year’s conference is in New Orleans, there’s no shortage of either.

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  • Entry Level Non-profit Jobs With Public Architecture

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    As much as I should have a great appreciation for architecture because my father is an architect, but I must admit that I’m still not quite there yet. However, as a guy who occasionally builds websites, I fully appreciate “the practical problems of human interaction in the built environment.” That’s why I think that San Francisco based Public Architecture is a pretty cool non-profit. Their logo is their mission statement, and if the font is too small for you to read (ummm can we say problems of human interaction?), then here’s what they do: they put “the resources of architecture in the service of the public interest.” How do they do that? Through a method, a model, and motivation.
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    Thumbnail image for Willy Franzen.jpgArticle by Willy Franzen of One Day, One Internship and One Day, One Job

  • Entry Level Jobs With Skyhook Wireless

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    In my opinion one of the coolest features of the first generation iPhone was its ability to accurately give you your location despite its lacking a GPS chip. The technology is based on using Wi-Fi access points and cellular tower triangulation to determine your coordinates. Obviously a GPS chip is a better alternative (at least as long as you don’t have a roof blocking your satellite signal), but there are plenty of applications where Wi-Fi location comes in pretty handy. That’s why Boston based Skyhook Wireless is a growing company. They’re behind the technology that provides location to non-GPS equipped iPhones (as the New York Times covered quite well), and they’re also using their technology for geotagging, device recovery, social networking, and much more.
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    Thumbnail image for Willy Franzen.jpgArticle by Willy Franzen of One Day, One Internship and One Day, One Job