December 10, 2014 by William Frierson
A motivation letter for an internship highlights the answers to 3 main questions:
1. What is your reason to pursue the internship program?
The answer to this question will include details such as ‘what do you know about the program?’ and ‘how it is of interest to you?’
2. What is your reason to pursue the internship with a specific employer?
You can write about ‘what you know about this employer?’ and why you have chosen an internship rather than a full-time program?
3. How will you best use this internship opportunity to excel in your career?
You can answer with details about your short-term and long-term goals. Continue Reading
How the CFPB recruits extraordinarily high performing undergraduate talent through its Director’s Financial Analyst programNovember 13, 2014 by Steven Rothberg
Warm bodies versus difference makers. Clock punching versus passion. Meets basic requirements versus transformative hire. When your agency is hiring college grads and students, is it focused more on filling requisitions than hiring people who will perform at a high level?
Dave Uejio, strategy program manager for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will deliver a presentation at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. on Monday, December 8th. Be sure to join us if you want to hire more difference makers with passion who will help to transform your workplace for the better, be sure to join us.
November 12, 2014 by Steven Rothberg
How often has your agency tried to recruit a recent college grad or student only to lose them to a corporate employer because of higher pay, nicer offices, or a more exciting brand?
Lost in that struggle is the reality that you’re better off losing the candidate who is going to choose a career path based upon who pays the most. Let’s face it, you’re never going to win that battle. You need to identify your advantages and then communicate those to the candidates who are most receptive and therefore the most likely to work for you in the short- and long-term.
So what’s one of the federal government’s biggest advantages? The Pathways Programs. Unlike the need to “hit the ground running” that so many corporate employers require of young adults, the Pathways Programs offer clear paths to federal internships and meaningful training and career development opportunities for people who are at the beginning of their federal service. Continue Reading
How Government Agencies Are Leveraging Homeland Security’s Cyberskills Management Support InitiativeNovember 11, 2014 by Steven Rothberg
One of the most difficult recruiting challenges facing any organization – corporate or government – is hiring and retaining cyber security experts. They’re hard to find, harder to hire, and even harder to retain.
Fortunately, the Department of Homeland Security is building a pipeline for cyber talent and on Monday, December 8th you can learn more about your agency can benefit from the efforts of DHS.
Renee Forney, executive director for the Cyberskills Management Support Initiative (CMSI) will deliver a presentation at our eighth College Recruiting Bootcamp that will be sure to give your agency the edge that it needs to recruit and retain these mission critical candidates. Ms. Forney’s presentation will be one of eight presentations. All are directly related to the recruitment and retention of today’s college grads and students so if your agency is struggling to hire and keep Millennials then this is an event that you can’t miss.
November 10, 2014 by Steven Rothberg
Are you a recruiting leader for a federal, state, or local government agency? Is your agency struggling to replace the talent which is retiring or about to retire? Are you having a hard time figuring out how to recruit, retain, and develop today’s recent college grads so that they’ll be ready, willing, and able to become your next generation of leaders?
Join your fellow government human resource specialist and other leaders from dozens of agencies at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. on Monday, December 8th as your fellow government employees share the good, the bad, and the ugly how to save time, make their budgets go further, and recruit the most sought after college grads and students.
The day will feature a series of focused and intense presentations by eight of the leading experts in hiring and managing Millennials. We’ll start at 10am and be finished by 3:30pm and even have time for lunch so be prepared to walk away from your day with as much information as you would if you traveled halfway across the country for a three day event. Continue Reading
November 09, 2014 by Steven Rothberg
What are you doing on Monday, December 8th? No plans yet? Good.
Join your fellow government human resource specialist and other leaders from dozens of agencies at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. as they learn how to save time, make their budgets go further, and recruit the most sought after college grads and students.
From 10am to 3:30pm (with a break for lunch) you’ll be immersed in eight presentations of 20 minutes each. No time for fluff. No time for stupid jokes. The eight, outstanding presenters will each be razor focused and so will you. How do I know that? Because this will be our 8th College Recruiting Bootcamp. Continue Reading
November 04, 2014 by William Frierson
Even though Halloween is over, that doesn’t mean that job seekers are not making mistakes that will scare off potential employers. If they expect to land internships or entry level jobs, job seekers can not afford to be careless or lazy. Your first impression should be memorable, in the right way that is. So, please for your sake and those who will be considering you for job opportunities, avoid making the following mistakes in your job search. Continue Reading
October 22, 2014 by William Frierson
How important is experience for a job seeker? Does an internship hold importance only for beginners or can an established professional like you make use of it? The following article will seek to answer these questions to support the idea of internship even long after college.
Internships are the rare opportunities provided to the privileged. However, these privileged interns may not necessarily be college students, they can be professionals like you and I. Life begins to burst our bubble as each day teaches us a new lesson. Each day can bring a revelation that allows us to change our perception of the world as we know it. But the question is – Are we willing to empty our cup to absorb the wisdom that life has to offer? Among the large number of fallacies that are existent, one of the prevalent myths that have restricted the growth of several professionals is that internships are only for 20-somethings. Continue Reading
October 09, 2014 by William Frierson
When you have a goal as a student, you should believe that you can achieve it no matter what anyone else says. The key is not to give up. Learn about the experience of one high school student who obtained a hedge fund internship by having persistence in the following post. Continue Reading
October 02, 2014 by William Frierson
It is no secret that social media is a huge part of modern day communication. While many people use it for personal reasons, some also use it for their job searches. If you’re looking for an entry level job or an internship, social media can help you learn more about job opportunities and companies that you are interested in working for. However, job seekers must be careful how they present themselves online to be taken seriously by potential employers. Let’s take a look at some ways to approach your search for career opportunities. Continue Reading