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Posted June 12, 2014 by

Where are the Male College Graduates Who Want Jobs as Social Workers?

Male college graduates who want jobs as social workers can hopefully find some encouragement to enter this career field in the following post.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80.3 percent of social workers are female. Of social workers under the age of 34, fewer than 10 percent are male. Many experts believe that the disparity has become harmful to men. Potential male clients might be less likely to avail themselves of needed social programs. Also, skilled males might miss

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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 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…)

Posted June 04, 2013 by

Managing Young Employees with Entry Level Jobs

Are you in a position of authority, managing young workers with entry level jobs?  If so, the following post offers some ways that could help you handle this situation.

Thought “the boss” would be older, grayer and heavier than you? Think again. It turns out that Gen Yers are increasingly being managed by… each other, according to Manager 3.0: A Millennial’s Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management. This guide explains how the whole world of work is changing as more of us find ourselves managing our peers

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Posted June 04, 2012 by

Video Interview in U.K. Immediately After Keynote About U.S. Job Market for College Grads

Graduates Yorkshire logoLast week I had the good fortune to fly over to Leeds, England to keynote their annual Graduate Employment Conference. CEO of Graduates Yorkshire and Gradcore Martin Edmondson asked me to deliver a presentation about the U.S. job market for college and university students and recent graduates. Many of the issues we’re facing are similar to those they’re facing. They’re experiencing some of them before we do and we’re experiencing some before they do.

One issue that I knew was important but didn’t realize just how important it would be to them was the high cost of attending just about any type of post-secondary school. The cost of attending a higher education institution is far higher in the U.S. than it is in almost any other country and FAR higher than it is to attend an equivalent school in the United Kingdom. But their recent implementation of austerity measures threatens to put their schools on a similar path to that which our schools have long been on. Without exception, every attendee and organizer with whom I spoke greatly appreciated my urging that they do not follow our lead as we are making higher education impossible for many and soon, I fear, for most. As bad as that would have been decades ago, it is even worse moving forward as we cannot and should not hope to compete against other nations to see which can manufacture goods at the lowest possible cost. Unless we want our citizenry to again have third world standards of living, we need to ensure they have first world standards of work. And that means that we need a workforce which uses the muscles between their ears more than the muscles on their backs. (more…)