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Posted January 28, 2011 by

New Webinar Service Warmly Greeted at #SHRM09

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.

We were pleased with the upbeat crowd and and positive feedback about our existing job posting, targeted email, and cell phone text messaging tools and also very happy with the interest paid to our newest offering: paid career and recruiting webinars. We just started offering webinars to candidates to help them with their career development, to college career service offices to help them help their students and alumni, and to employers to help them better recruit and manage their Gen Y workforce.

Originally posted by Steven Rothberg

Posted January 28, 2011 by

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

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.”

Other organizations partnered with TwitterJobSearch include TMP Worldwide, Incisive Media, Euro RSCG Riley, Barkers, and Avature. This growing network, which also includes over 400 job board properties, ensures that businesses can access a comprehensive suite of services that suit their existing resources and capabilities. Companies looking to recruit can now automatically incorporate optimized placement on TwitterJobSearch into a range of other global or local print and digital activities, as well as take advantage of fully managed programs that deliver a complete social media recruitment solution.
Bill Fischer of TwitterJobSearch.com“We’re tracking organizations in more than 17 countries that are already using social media sites like Twitter in their recruitment efforts;” commented Bill Fischer, Co-Founder of TwitterJobSearch. “Social media, paired with natural language search engine is the future of classified advertising and we’re building out a network of top tier partners like CollegeRecruiter.com to reach the graduate market. With over 270,000 unique job opportunities being published in the last thirty days, Twitter is likely to become a bigger online recruitment resource than Monster or Craigslist by the end of this year.”
About CollegeRecruiter.com
Founded in 1991 by Steven Rothberg, CollegeRecruiter.com is the leading job board for college students hunting for internships and recent graduates looking for entry level jobs and other career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com has been named by Weddle’s as a Top Job Site for the last three years. For more information about CollegeRecruiter.com, please visit our Press Room or contact Steven Rothberg at Steven@CollegeRecruiter.com or 800-835-4989 x704.
About TwitterJobSearch
TwitterJobSearch is the new service from Workhound, the UK’s leading job search engine, providing contextual search solutions that analyse, organise and extend the reach of job opportunities. The TwitterJobSearch solution looks at the content of every tweet in context to determine its intent and break out filterable data. Getting beyond the 140 character limit of Twitter by going beyond the tweet,the technology also looks at biography information and crawls destination URLs to find additional information and context.
Workhound is Britain’s largest online job source, offering vertical search of more current UK job listings from job boards, employment services and company job postings than any other service. Additionally, with the UK’s largest database of real-time recruitment offerings, the company’s SalaryTrack product provides a precise view of current employment pay.
TwitterJobSearch, Workhound and SalaryTrack are all products of WorkDigital Ltd. TwitterJobSearch.com is not associated with Twitter Inc.
For further information, images and interviews please contact:
Henry Mackintosh
E: henry@twitterjobsearch.com
T: @henrymack
M: +44 7792 253 659

Originally posted by Steven Rothberg

Posted January 28, 2011 by

Fashionable Internships With Dress for Success

At some point during your internship search, you’ve probably read at least one article about what to wear to a job interview . If you’ve already had an interview or two, you were probably stressed out about the decision: blue shirt or white shirt? or some other mundane detail like that. For a lot of people, what to wear to an interview is a much bigger issue. That’s where Dress for Success comes in. They are a New York City based non-profit that aims to “promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” Every year Dress for Success and their affiliates across the world help more than 40,000 women become better prepared to land a job. Continue reading about Dress for Success…
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Originally posted by Candice A

Posted January 28, 2011 by

Why Some Employers are Hesitant to Announce Entry Level Job Opportunities

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.

According to one career consultant, employers are hesitant to make entry level job opportunities known because
1) they don’t have enough time to view a pile of resumes and
2) they don’t want to risk hiring the wrong candidate for a certain job.
As far as being flooded with resumes, it could be that employers simply want to engage more with graduates beyond their resumes (see A Perspective on Resumes in College Recruiting). The second reason has more to do with who employers trust to help them find the best candidates for the positions they want to fill. Instead of advertising the jobs as they normally would, employers are more comfortable talking to their own network of people who have a better understanding of the type of candidates they need. This makes sense, as employers want to make a good investment in someone for the short-term and the long-term.
So, what can graduates do to position themselves better for entry level job opportunities? Our expert says not to just focus on networking, but also relationship building with former co-workers and other people. This will allow both parties to understand each other, and potentially, become valuable resources to each other, for example, as references (see References Who Can Help You Get an Entry Level Job).
Now you know why some jobs are hard to find, college graduates, but they do exist. Be proactive in your job search, and the employers may just find you.
Information provided by Terese Corey Blanck.
Source
Campus Career Counselor – April 2009

Originally posted by William Frierson

Posted January 28, 2011 by

Fourth of July Office Party

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:

Decide on the scope of your decorating – Ex. – patriotic hats and noise blowers
Pick between July 4 decorations that are reusable or throwaways – Ex. – figurines and nylon flags that can be used repeatedly
Settle on an overall theme for your gathering – Ex. – a costume party
Our expert provides some personal recommendations employers may also want to consider for their parties (see link below).
So, employers, if you want to bring your employees together to celebrate our country’s independence, then think about having a fourth of July office party. Just make sure it doesn’t create any unnecessary fireworks, if you know what I mean.
Knowing how to conduct yourself at any holiday office party is important, especially if you just got an entry level job. For some good tips, read Holiday Office Party Advice.
Happy Fourth of July!
Information provided by M. Krasniak.
Source
http://www.business.com/directory/retail_and_consumer_services/party_supplies/holidays/fourth_of_july/

Originally posted by William Frierson

Posted January 28, 2011 by

Customer Service Representative Sample Job Description

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.
Continue reading …
Sample job description courtesy of hrvinet.com

Originally posted by Candice A

Posted January 28, 2011 by

What Jobs Are in the Stimulus Package? 6 Hot Opportunities

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.

Originally posted by Candice A

Posted January 28, 2011 by

5 Salary Secrets Your Company Won’t Tell You

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.

Originally posted by Candice A

Posted January 28, 2011 by

Entry Level Jobs With e-Dialog

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Nobody likes getting spam in their inbox, but a well-crafted, beautifully designed marketing message from one of your favorite brands isn’t always that bad–especially if it includes a special offer (kind of like the one above). We’ve already talked about Aweber and Constant Contact in terms of e-mail marketing, but today we’re going to talk about a company that does it on a much bigger scale. Burlington, MA based e-Dialog “is the proven provider of advanced e-mail marketing and database technologies, products, strategies, and services for permission-based e-mail marketers,” and they can back that up with a client list that includes the NFL, Nintendo, the NHL, OfficeMax, Harvard Business School Publishing, and many more serious brands.
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Originally posted by Candice A

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Entry Level Jobs With Skyhook Wireless

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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Originally posted by Candice A