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Posted March 18, 2019 by

College Recruiter selected as one of 12 HR tech companies to present at Talent Tech Labs NEXT conference

Minneapolis, MN (March 18, 2019) — Job search site, College Recruiter, announced today that it was selected as one of only a dozen, human resource technology companies to demo its products to an executive network of passionate talent acquisition leaders from global enterprises.

Talent Tech NEXT, which is the second of three days of the ASU+GSV Summit, delivers insightful market intelligence and carefully curated company demos to 4,000 talent acquisition leaders from the world’s leading companies. Never a sales pitch. Attendees discover — and interact directly with — cutting-edge, fully-vetted technologies that are ready to implement directly into their recruiting stacks. Additionally, attendees learn about top trends and real use-case implementation strategies directly from industry practitioners who are actual agents of change and experts within the Talent Acquisition Technology Ecosystem.

At Talent Text NEXT, College Recruiter will demo its newest product, JobsThatScale job postings, which has already been adopted by hundreds of Fortune 1,000 companies and other organizations who want to hire dozens or even hundreds of people for the same role in different locations, different roles in the same location, or different roles in different locations.

Talent Text NEXT will take place within the ASU – GSV Summit on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. To save 50 percent off of an attendee ticket, go to  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talent-tech-next-inside-asu-gsv-summit-tickets-55089769985?discount=TTLNextCollegeRecruiter or enter promo code TTLNextCollegeRecruiter at checkout.

About College Recruiter

College Recruiter believes that every student and recent graduate deserves a great career. Our customers are primarily Fortune 1,000 companies, federal government agencies, and other organizations who want to hire dozens or even hundreds of students and recent graduates of all one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities for part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. For more information, call 952.884.2211 or email Sales@CollegeRecruiter.com, or visit us at CollegeRecruiter.com.

Posted June 22, 2016 by

The power of networking

 

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Kenneth Heinzel’s 33 years of experience shine through in his recently published book, Private Notes From a Headhunter: Proven Job Search and Interviewing Techniques for College Students and Recent Grads. Throughout the job search process, Heinzel suggests that job seekers never underestimate the power of networking and your network. Ever. Your personal network and support group are two key elements of a successful job search.

Your personal network includes people who can provide you with leads that result in your getting an interview or job. Your support group should include friends or associates who are also currently looking for work. Meeting with your support group on a regular basis allows you to share contacts, research information, and discuss what worked or didn’t work in a job search or an interview.

“Many, if not most, of the jobs that you land in your career will come from information and contacts discovered in your own personal network,” says Heinzel.

 

Heinzel also touches on the role recruiters and career professionals play in getting job seekers interviews and jobs. Remember these tips: Never ever pay a recruiter for anything. Almost all legitimate recruiters are paid by the client (the hiring company) in the form of a fee that is based on a retainer (fee paid in advance), or on contingency (fee paid after successful placement). If you are working with a career coach, employment agency or career marketer, Heinzel’s advice is to never pay more than $500 for those services. Before paying for services, check to see if these services are available for free through an organization like College Recruiter, which offers a free resume editing service. If you must pay, pay only for three things, says Heinzel:

  1. Help in improving your interviewing skills
  2. Your resume (especially if you’re not used to writing resumes or your writing skills are shaky)
  3. Contact names.

Do you apply for jobs but never hear back from an actual person?

Remember, Heinzel points out, HR’s number one job is to protect the company. They act as the screener for almost all incoming resumes. If someone in HR doesn’t feel that your resume is what they are looking for or if the resume screening software determines that your resume doesn’t have enough of the keywords found in the online job description, it won’t advance to the next step in the application process.

Picture this possible scenario, says Heinzel: The screener is an HR staffer and not feeling well that day, and even if he sees that you are marginally qualified, because he is a Cal grad and you graduated from Stanford… well, so long, buddy.

Remember, there are hundreds to thousands of resumes coming in, so the majority of HR’s time is spent eliminating candidates, says Heinzel.

The hiring manager is the one with the power to interview and hire you, not HR. So what do you do?

Get to the hiring manager – a direct contact responsible for hiring for the position for which you are applying. Networking with the right people at companies is important. This can be difficult unless you have a contact within the target company.

Heinzel provides encouragement and educates readers on the importance of being persistent but gracious. Getting an interview and getting a job is hard work.

“Looking for work is a full-time job in itself,” says Heinzel. “If you’re not putting in at least six hours a day in related job search activities, you’re not doing the job you’re supposed to be doing right now, until you find a better one.”

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Kenneth A. Heinzel

Kenneth A. Heinzel

About Ken Heinzel
Ken Heinzel, author of  Private Notes From a Headhunter: Proven Job Search and Interviewing Techniques for College Students and Recent Grads taught marketing and business management at Sonoma State University in Northern California from 2000 to 2009. Prior to teaching at SSU, professor Heinzel was an Executive Recruiter (Headhunter), in the high-tech industry. He placed scores of candidates over a ten-year period in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. In addition, he was an executive and sales manager in corporate America for twenty years at large corporations, such as Xerox and Ameritech. He and his editor/wife Inese live in Santa Rosa, California.

Posted May 21, 2015 by

How College Students and Job Seekers Can Use LinkedIn to Their Advantage

As college students and job seekers look for employment, they should consider any resources that can boost their chances of success.  In today’s world, social media can play a role in the job search.  LinkedIn is a professional networking website that allows people to present themselves in a professional manner and connect with professionals who can be valuable resources.  If you want to a leg up on the competition, you should learn how to use LinkedIn to your advantage. (more…)
Posted August 25, 2014 by

Looking for an Entry Level Job with a Company Culture You Believe In? Consider Working for These 25 Employers

If company culture is important to you in your entry level job search, then you may be interested in working for one of these 25 employers in the following post.

So you’re looking for a job, right? But you don’t just want any old job. Your dream job needs to pay well, have great perks, and embrace a company culture you can identify with. Essentially, you’d like to be happy in your job and you don’t think that’s too much to ask. According

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Posted August 15, 2014 by

Embark on a New Life: Top 3 Cities for College Grads

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Young man indoors holding card boxes. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Recent college grads can expect a slightly better job outlook than those who graduated in 2013, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Spring Update Survey. The survey revealed that employers plan to hire 8.6 percent more 2014 graduates than they hired from last year’s 2013 class. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have a much easier time nabbing that perfect job—increase the odds just by living in the city that is right for you. (more…)

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Will Increasing Minimum Wage Reduce Entry Level Jobs in Restaurants?

There is talk that an increase in minimum wage will cost entry level jobs for the restaurant industry.  Learn more in the following post.

… the minimum wage mean fewer entry-level jobs. With a shortage of entry level work nationwide recognized recently by Hillary Clinton, CRA urges people not to reduce jobs even more with higher minimum wage demands.

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Posted May 19, 2014 by

Passion is a Key Factor in Hiring for Entry Level Jobs in the Tech Industry

When searching for entry level jobs in the tech industry, your passion could be more important than where you went to school.  Learn more in the following post.

For entry-level tech jobs, hiring managers care about passion for IT more than a diploma. College graduates don’t need to be employed to become involved with the tech industry. By Fred O’Connor | IDG News Service…

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Posted May 19, 2014 by

Looking for an Entry Level Job in the Nonprofit Sector? Some Opportunities to Consider

If you are looking for an entry level job in the nonprofit sector, the following post has some opportunities that you might want to consider.

If you’re searching for an entry-level job but aren’t sure what type of nonprofit you’d like to work at, browsing what’s available can give you a good sense of what’s out there. Just perform a basic search for jobs in your area,…

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Posted April 14, 2014 by

Livestream of College Recruiting Bootcamp on 5/5/2014 — #CRBootcamp

LinkedIn head office

LinkedIn head office

College Recruiter is happy to announce that we’ll be livestreaming the presentations and panel discussions for our May 5, 2014 College Recruiting Bootcamp.

The College Recruiting Bootcamp is co-hosted by our partner, LinkedIn, and is located at their corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California. All attendees and presenters will be hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource professionals whose primary job duties including hiring and managing college and university students and recent graduates. The presentations and panel discussions will help you more efficiently and effectively hire the students and recent graduates. The full agenda and ticketing information is at www.CollegeRecruitingBootcamp.com. (more…)

Posted March 25, 2014 by

Learn How to Better Recruit Students, Grads – 5/5 Conference at LinkedIn HQ

Linkedin's HeadquartersDo you know any hiring managers, corporate recruiters, or other human resource professionals who hire college and university students and recent grads? Are they finding it increasingly difficult to hire and retain the best talent for their internship and entry-level job opportunities?

Forward this to them as they should attend our College Recruiting Bootcamp conference on Monday, May 5th at the LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, California. For $250, they’ll learn from the nation’s leading university relations practitioners about what their organizations are doing to win the talent they need to survive and thrive. (more…)