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Posted September 05, 2018 by

Furthering your education might be more possible with your employer’s help

 

Some employers offer tuition reimbursement or even scholarships that help their employees pay for school. For all the students who work part-time to help pay their tuition, this kind of additional assistance can be the difference between staying in school or dropping out. And for employees who are intimidated by the decision to balance work with school, it could help to ask your employer what kind of support they offer that would allow you to further your education. We connected with Jason Bilotti, Owner-Operator of West Paces Ferry Chick-fil-A in Atlanta. Chick-fil-A awards scholarships to thousands of employees, this year totaling $14.5 million, to help them further their education. Bilotti shares here about why he thinks it’s so important for employees at the retail level to further their education.

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Posted August 23, 2018 by

What to do with a degree in Criminal Justice: Interview with the FBI

 

If you’re studying or thinking about studying Criminal Justice, we are excited to have some great career advice for you, via FBI’s Recruitment and Selection Unit. They answered our questions about what is available for Criminal Justice students, and not surprisingly, your options go beyond what you see on TV. We asked about misconceptions around the field, career opportunities, what kinds of skills this degree will give you, where you might have to grow, and what makes a Criminal Justice degree worth it. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2018 by

Your Affirmative Action Plan’s focus on compensation, and 6 common mistakes

 

If your organization has built or is building an Affirmation Action Plan, Tamara Seiler has great insight for government contractors to comply with requirements and compete for government funding, as well as leverage the data you are required to collect to improve your recruitment efforts. Seiler is Director of Compliance and Marketing Strategy at HudsonMann, and she is very familiar with challenges and trends related to affirmative action.  (more…)

Posted July 31, 2018 by

Talent acquisition in health care: 7 skills to recruit for and planning a future workforce

 

Where is talent missing in health care, and how can recruiters identify that talent? How can health care talent acquisition leaders plan their workforce to successfully compete and provide great patient care? We got into these questions with Janine Truitt, Chief Innovations Officer at Talent Think Innovations, and with Pam Baker, founder of Journeous. Collectively, Truitt and Baker spent about 30 years in health care and pharmaceuticals, including in HR and TA. They each provided unique insight into how to fill talent shortages, what kind of talent is needed, how to imagine the future of the health care workforce, and how recruiters can survive in this industry.

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Posted July 26, 2018 by

[white paper] Skills gap? A deeper look at your job ads can help identify more qualified candidates

 

Our latest white paper is specifically for recruiting and talent acquisition leaders who are struggling to attract enough qualified candidates. We teamed up with LiveCareer and combed through their recent 2018 Skills Gap Report. Our hope is that the tips here help you revise your job ads with a fresh lens, and ultimately help you land more of the right candidates faster. (more…)

Posted July 24, 2018 by

Building an internship program at an innovative company

 

What does an innovative company do to recruit and retain interns? I had the pleasure of speaking with Mario Portugal, Head of Recruitment at Beyond Limits, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. They built some strategic elements into their internship program that help them recruit the right talent and retain that talent into the future, all while allowing other employees to benefit from what the intern team has to offer.

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Posted July 20, 2018 by

A data-driven university selection approach: You can too!

 

At Micron Technology, Dmitry Zhmurkin uses a fantastic method for basing their university relations decisions on data. Zhmurkin is their University Relations Program Manager, and his method helps them decide whether to visit a campus and work with career services, or whether to recruit virtually. College Recruiter’s president and founder Steven Rothberg recently spoke with him about his methodology and said that Zhmurkin “just greatly improved the college recruiting practices at probably dozens, maybe hundreds of organizations.”

Want to know the secret formula? Below we summarize Zhmurkin’s presentation, including a description of his methodology. (more…)

Posted June 18, 2018 by

From resumes and cover letters to networking and interviewing: Total entry-level job seeker advice!

guide to interviewingEntry-Level Job Seeker’s Definitive Guide to Interviewing: We would love for you to get that job! We know a thing or two about what will make you stand out–we help connect about 2.5 million students and grads to entry-level jobs every year. Don’t make the mistake of showing up unprepared for your interview. This guide includes tips for researching the organization, answering common questions, preparing your success stories, what to wear, and more. Read the guide.

 

Job search tips in getting past the ATSGetting Your Resume Past the Machines and Landing a Job You Love: You might know that most employers use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to scan your resume before any humans lay eyes on it. These machines filter out a crazy amount of resumes, many of which are from qualified candidates. We get how frustrating this is for job seekers, and this guide helps you get past that first step in the process. Read the guide.

 

 

Guide to resume writingDefinitive Guide to Resume Writing for Students and Grads: We have so much advice for improving your resume, and we did our best to boil it down. In this guide you’ll find tips for being specific on your resume, formatting, tailoring it for each job, and specific tips for women, veterans and engineers. Read the guide.

 

 

Entry-Level Job Seeker’s Definitive Guide to Salary Negotiation: We want you to get paid fairly almost as much as you do! We believe every student and grad deserves a great career, so we put together this guide that includes tips on doing salary research, keeping the conversation open, talking points, how to articulate your value and more. Read the guide.

 

 

Guide to networking

Networking: A Definitive Guide for Students and Grads to Succeed in the Job Search: Where do you even start networking? This guide takes you from the very beginning, and gives you a sample elevator pitch, shows you how to conduct an informational interview, how to engage authentically, mistakes to avoid, and many other tips for connecting with the right people who will help you find a job. Read the guide.

 

Find an internshipInternship Do’s and Don’ts: Everyone’s career starts somewhere. If you want to start on the right foot, read this guide with lessons from two employers who hire a lot of interns. We frame their stories into do’s and don’ts to guide you as you search for an internship.  Read the guide.

 

 

how to land a job by graduation7 Things College Seniors Should Do Now to Land a Job by Graduation [infographic]:It takes hard work to get hired. Prepare for a marathon, not a sprint. First, know your core skills. Make a list of great things going for you. Narrow down your list to where you are most competent and what you enjoy most. Next, update your resume. See more.

 

 

The Right Questions to Ask in a Job Interview [infographic]: Here we provide about twenty sample questions that would reveal genuine information about the employer and show that you’re enthusiastic and interested in the job. Don’t make the mistake of not asking any questions during or at the end of your interview. You’re interviewing them too, to see whether they’re a good fit. Check out our suggestions.

 

 10 Reasons Why College Grads Should Consider Entry-Level Sales Jobs [infographic]:Entry-level sales jobs are a great opportunity for recent grads to learn professional skills that last a lifetime. For starters, sales jobs aren’t limited to certain degrees and even if you never work in sales again, you’ll practice using psychology and negotiation. That will help you advance and create partnerships. Here are nine more reasons.

 

4 Reasons Why College Grads Should Consider Work and Travel Jobs [infographic]:First of all, international experience will help you get to the top of the ladder eventually. Senior leadership roles are especially open to those with international experience because today’s organizations need leaders with a global mindset. That’s not the only reason–here are three more.

 

 

Airline jobsJobs Related to Aviation, Airlines and Airports, and How to Grow Your Career [infographic]: There are more opportunities than becoming a pilot or flight attendant. Many jobs in this industry offer great pay and travel benefits. Luckily, recruiters are actively seeking students and grads for roles in research and  development, airport operations, hospitality and tourism, aviation management, travel agents, and more. 

 

 

Networking tips to find a jobGraduating? These People in Your Network Can Help You Find a Job [infographic]:Faculty, campus career counselors, alumni, your parents (and their friends), and even your college president can all be helpful in your job search. It’s up to you to reach out, both in person and online. Expand your activities–new experiences will not only introduce you to new people but you’ll also learn more about yourself. Let us explain…

 

 

Cover letter mistakes

5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes [infographic]:First, don’t reword everything from your resume into your cover letter. You have to describe more of your story than what someone can easily scan on your resume. Second, don’t use a general cover letter–it has to be tailored to each job. Make sure it’s all about you, not what someone else wrote. See more.

 

 

 

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Posted June 14, 2018 by

[Guide] Get your resume past the machines and land a job you love

 

Applying for jobs can be incredibly frustrating. Does this sound familiar: you’ve submitted your resume online for dozens (hundreds?) of jobs and no one has called for an interview. You have decent experience and a college education but you’re not getting anywhere. Not finding the right job is negatively affecting every aspect of your life.

One of the most common frustrations for job seekers is getting past the applicant tracking machines (ATS) in their job search. An ATS is a machine that scans your resume before a human even lays eyes on it. We teamed up with Intry to create a guide to navigating ATS’s so you can get your resume past the machines and land a job you love.

Read the Guide:

Get Your Resume Past the Machines and Land a Job Your Love

At College Recruiter, we believe that every student and recent grad deserves a great career, and we also believe you deserve a high-quality job search experience. Our friends at Intry feel wholeheartedly that everyone deserves to be happy in their jobs. We combined our own expertise of what helps entry-level candidates stand out, with Intry’s deep knowledge of how ATS filters are blocking your resume.

In the guide we describe eight steps you can take:

  1. How to focus your job search
  2. Doing self-reflection to become more aware of where you fit
  3. Networking
  4. One-click applications–beware!
  5. Staying employed at your day job
  6. Tailoring your resume for each job application
  7. How font and format matter
  8. Managing your emotions

Tips for navigating ATS in your job searchRead the guide: Get Your Resume Past the Machines and Land a Job You Love

 

 

 

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Posted June 12, 2018 by

When and how HR tech can engage gig workers in your organization’s culture

If there is one person who knows about how HR leaders can and should choose the right technology tools, it is Sarah Brennan. Brennan is Founder and Chief Advisor at Accelir, where she dedicates herself to improving the impact of technology on people, business and the future of work. She partners with the companies that build the technology and she educates the companies that use that technology. Brennan was also selected to be an official SHRM 2018 blogger. I interviewed Brennan about how she is seeing the impact of the growing gig economy, and how HR leaders should be using (and not using) technology to engage their contracted and gig workers.  (more…)