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Posted November 02, 2015 by

Employee resource groups offer leadership and empowerment

Sometimes employees believe their concerns are neglected in the workplace. They want to say something but don’t feel encouraged to do so. Employee resource groups offer a sense of empowerment that can potentially transform workers into leaders.

College Recruiter is currently focusing on employee resource groups (ERGs), publishing the opinions of experts based on a series of questions. In today’s article, Abby Kowalewitz, Brand Strategist at Allen & Gerritsen, highlights a new initiative focused on leadership and empowerment for women. (more…)

Posted March 20, 2014 by

Need career guidance? A mentor can help

Young mentor going over work with his new colleague

Young mentor going over work with his new colleague. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Managing a fast-paced career can feel a little like navigating a minefield. You want to excel, of course, not only by doing your best work, but by being innovative, confident, and creative. At the same time, you’re trying to steer clear of mistakes you’ve seen others make, as well as the plethora of unforeseen pitfalls that can cause a career to stall or become obsolete altogether. Whether you’re at the beginning of your professional career, or at the peak of it, it’s hard not to feel like you’re on your own. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Support and guidance can be yours, if you find and retain the right mentor to help see you through. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2014 by

The 5 Stages of Job Hunting Grief – And How to Cope with Them

Woman crying at work after being dismissed

Woman crying at work after being dismissed. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the five stages of grieving the loss of a loved one – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These were defined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross way back in 1969, and quickly became a universally accepted model for how people deal with death. You may have even seen people apply these stages to other kinds of loss, such as job loss. But there’s another kind of grief that’s increased in prominence during the Great Recession but hasn’t been as clearly defined: job hunting grief. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2013 by

Is Your Friend Without an Entry Level Job? Be Careful What You Say

If you have an entry level job, but your friend is without one, be grateful.  You also need to be careful how to approach talking about your friend’s job search.  Get some advice in the following post.

Your friend’s out of work. But while she scrambles to make ends meet and worries about the future, you’re heading into a stable workplace every day and collecting a steady paycheck. Her predicament puts your cranky boss and overloaded inbox in perspective, and you’re doing everything you can to provide her with leads. You also try to mind

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Posted August 14, 2013 by

Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs? Make Sure You Earn the Interviewer’s Trust

Trust is something we must earn from people.  When meeting someone for the first time, for example, young professionals who are interviewing for recent graduate jobs, you want to earn trust by making a great impression.  Learn seven ways to achieve this goal in the following post.

Guest Post by Marvin Brown Trust is at the core of every type of human transaction, whether it’s in business, family matters, or with a romantic partner. If you want to get hired, you need to inspire trust. If you want to make a sale, the prospect has to trust you. To get anyone to listen to

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