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Posted September 27, 2013 by

Call for presentations for #truCollegeRecruiter conferences

truCR bannerBill Boorman and crew at Globaltru — the organization behind unconferences such as truSanFrancisco and truLondon — has partnered with niche job board CollegeRecruiter.com to create one day events this December in New York City, Atlanta, and Dallas. Do you know of anyone who would like to be a presenter / track leader?

CollegeRecruiter.com is the leading niche job board used by college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities. We’ve hosted four similar events for recruiters and other human resource professionals: FedCollege events located in Washington, D.C. and one College Recruiting Bootcamp and co-hosted with LinkedIn this past May at their offices in Mountain View, California.

The December events will each pair a morning of our 20 minute, TedX-like presentations with an afternoon of the unconference, moderator-led, discussion-based tracks where the conversations are much more free flowing. Each conference will run from 8am through 5pm. Dates and venues are: (more…)

Posted September 12, 2013 by

#truLondon Discussion on How to Recruit College Students and Grads

truLondon logoLast week I had the good fortune to be able to participate in the eighth truLondon unconference. What’s an unconference? Well, if you’ve ever been to a conference for recruiters and other human resource professionals then you can picture the typical presentation room with rows of chairs for attendees and the presenter at the front of the room with her trusty podium, microphone, name badge, and PowerPoint presentation. None of that is anywhere to be seen in an unconference put on by Globaltru.

Bill Boorman, Aki Kakko, and Craig Fisher are the principals of the tru conferences, which are spreading across the globe faster than guppies reproduce and likely are the world’s largest series of recruiting events. Just about every week there’s a tru conference in cities such as Sydney, Dublin, Seattle, New York, Helsinki, Toronto, and London. Last week’s unconference was at the University of Westminster in London and attended by about 150 organizers, track leaders, and attendees. The agenda was thrown out the window before the conference started and we immediately descended into what Bill affectionately refers to as “organized chaos.” There were six classrooms with one being set up as a mini studio for Kelly Services’ The Talent Project from which they broadcast via Internet livestreaming a series of discussions. (more…)