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Posted January 20, 2016 by

9 ways job seekers can stand out

Whether it be college students or other young job seekers, finding employment doesn’t necessarily come easily to college students. However, the more effort college students put into their job searches, the more they will get out of them. Amber Stover, Director of Talent Acquisition for Edmunds.com, provides tips for anyone seeking to improve their job searches and stand out from the crowd. (more…)

Posted January 18, 2016 by

4 tips for college students beginning the job search

College students graduating this May will be competing for entry level jobs. While these soon-to-be graduates may believe they’re the perfect candidates, they must learn how to find jobs. Ray Rogers, Director of Career & Professional Development at St. Edward’s University, shares four tips as college students begin their job searches. (more…)

Posted December 04, 2015 by

Recession and competitive job market as incentives for hiring students earlier

While employers may have their own reasons for hiring students well in advance of graduating, other variable factors can affect that decision as well. For example, the 2008 recession cost many people jobs, hurting the economy. On a positive note, it created opportunities for students to prove themselves as potential employees. Today, the economy in the United States is bouncing back and producing not only a competitive job market, but a race among employers to hire the best candidates. (more…)

Posted June 03, 2015 by

5 Ways To Find A Valuable Internship For You

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An internship is an important part of getting ahead when you graduate as it adds valuable and practical work experience to your resume. Here are five ways you can use to find a valuable internship for you.

1) Talk to your professors. Most professors have great contacts with the corporate world either through their own work or their research. Professors can help you figure out what internship is best for you and put you in touch with the right people in human resources. They can also add great references to your applications giving you an edge over other applicants. (more…)

Posted June 16, 2014 by

Are Career Fairs Still Important for College Recruiting? Other Strategies to Find the Best Talent

When it comes to college recruiting, you would think that college career fairs are a big factor in finding new hires.  However, this may not be the case for all companies.  Learn more, including other strategies to search for talent, in the following post.

Below are a few ways that companies can optimize their university recruiting strategies and build a stronger pipeline to recruit interns and new-grads: Discover the most difficult courses on campus and find the students who…

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Posted May 13, 2014 by

3 Ways College Recruiting Compares with the NFL Draft

Last week, we saw many young men achieve their dreams of being drafted to the NFL.  If you think about it, college recruiting is similar to this annual sports event.  In the following post, learn three ways college recruiting compares with the NFL Draft.

NFL General Managers and CEOs alike are often asked about their top annual objectives. Although exact wording may vary, their answer is always something to the tune of “finding the right young talent to help grow our…

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Posted May 12, 2014 by

Preparing Students for Success Throughout Their College Careers

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College students walking together in a row on campus. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College students are continually preparing for a bad economy and highly competitive job market when they leave school. In order to obtain post-grad engagement and support, universities need to prepare students for a successful career. Universities can provide help by hosting networking opportunities, maintaining a relationship with the student and providing emotional support through this difficult transition. Don’t expect a gift like the $151 Billion donation from Real Estate mogul John Arrillaga to his alma mater, Stanford. But any student prepared to accomplish life goals will certainly be more willing to give back to the University that got them there. (more…)

Posted April 16, 2014 by

Going to a Job Fair to Learn about Entry Level Jobs? 11 Tips to Make the Most of the Opportunity

If you plan to attend a job fair to learn more about entry level jobs, check out 11 tips to make the most of the opportunity in the following post.

Job fairs are a great way for employers and job seekers to meet face-to-face without spending a lot of time and effort coordinating a typical interview. However, for the job seeker, the convenience of being able to meet with multiple hiring managers doesn’t mean that preparing for the interviews will be easier or

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Posted February 20, 2014 by

College Recruiters, Take Advantage of These 7 Tips When Attending an Online Career Fair

At their next online career fairs, college recruiters should consider seven tips to find their ideal job candidates, which are found in the following post.

Learn how you can host your own online recruiting event. Request a demo here >> If you’ve ever tried recruiting via online career fairs, you know the value of using this new technology to find the best candidates. Just like in-person recruiting, online recruiting is most effective if you have a

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Posted January 27, 2014 by

Attending Networking Events for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 8 Tips to Put Your Best Foot Forward

In your search for jobs for recent college graduates, you may attend some networking events.  In the following post, learn eight tips that can help you put your best foot forward when meeting new people.

Online career fairs and networking events can be great opportunities to meet potential employers and professional peers without leaving the comfort of your desk. But since virtual fairs are a relatively new technology, attendees often don’t know what to expect or how to make the most of these events. Lucky for

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