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Posted March 20, 2017 by

Career and job competencies of liberal arts graduates

 

There is a public perception that liberal arts graduates are now somehow less valuable than their peers studying business or technology. Dr. Ascan Koerner with the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota will tell you why the opposite is true. College Recruiter connected Dr. Koerner with Todd Raphael of ERE Media to learn what his team is doing to make sure employers understand the relevancy of liberal arts students and graduates. A video of Todd Raphael’s and Dr. Koerner’s discussion is below.  (more…)

Posted September 04, 2015 by

What percentage of college students graduate with at least one internship?

 

One of my favorite sources of information about all things recruiting is ERE Daily. I know most of the people who have worked there, who currently work there, and I hope to know most of the people who have yet to work there.

Occasionally, however, they publish an article which includes erroneous information. An example was an article about the so-called talent gap between the hard and soft skills offered by college students and recent graduates and those preferred and presented by employers.  (more…)

Posted April 21, 2015 by

College Recruiting: Is There a Tipping Point Coming?

The world of college recruiting is rapidly evolving as more and more employers spend more and more resources attempting to hire the best recent graduates and students yet more of those are doing so in new and innovative ways.

In this webinar, ERE Media editor-in-chief Todd Raphael discusses with College Recruiter president Steven Rothberg the changes which are quietly occurring in this recruiting niche. (more…)

Posted April 16, 2015 by

College Recruiting: Is There a Tipping Point Coming?

Todd Raphael of ERE MediaThe world of college recruiting is rapidly evolving as more and more employers spend more and more resources attempting to hire the best recent graduates and students yet more of those are doing so in new and innovative ways.

In this recorded webinar, Editor-In-Chief of ERE Media Todd Raphael discusses with College Recruiter president Steven Rothberg the changes which are quietly occurring in this recruiting niche. (more…)

Posted July 17, 2013 by

$495 cost-per-hire for candidates sourced from CollegeRecruiter.com

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly movie posterOver the past couple of days some interesting numbers have crossed my desk that I thought would be helpful to many of the readers of CollegeRecruiter.com Blog.

One of our clients is a Fortune 500 organization headquartered in the U.S. and almost all of its revenues are generated from business-to-business sales. It has a strong brand within its industry but the vast majority of people have either never heard of the organization or wouldn’t have a clue what the organization does even if the name rang a bell.  (more…)

Posted May 29, 2013 by

4 Keys to Writing a Great Job Posting Ad

Manny Medina, CEO of GroupTalent

Manny Medina, CEO of GroupTalent

Great article in today’s ERE Daily from Manny Medina, CEO of GroupTalent, a platform that developers and designers use to connect with employers based on preferences and availability.

According to Manny, well written job postings are critical to attracting the right talent for your positions yet too often employers rely on job postings which make heavy use of meaningless jargon or descriptions of their organizations, environment, culture, and jobs which could apply to just about any organization. I agree, but what I liked about Manny’s article is that he didn’t stop there and then just tell employers to do a better job of writing their postings. Far too many of these types of articles just do that. Employers are then left with knowing what not to do but not knowing what to do.

Manny’s article indicated that his extensive review of job postings revealed that the best performing job posting ads included four elements: (more…)

Posted August 14, 2012 by

Why Facebook Battles Are Important Even When They Do Harm To Your Organization

Medieval warriors battlingThe conventional wisdom is that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites are dangerous for job seekers, recruiters, hiring managers, employees, employers and anyone else within 100 yards of a place of employment. They’re minefields and best left alone. I disagree. Yes, there are dangers and those dangers sometimes do damage to relationships but I believe that social media also provides huge potential benefits both professionally and personally and that sometimes you need to take a hit in order to make a positive impact.

Todd Raphael, editor-in-chief of ERE Media, recently interviewed me via Skype about why I believe sometimes heated battles on Facebook can have a net positive impact in our professional and personal relationships and why I believe that even when those battles do some harm to our organizations such as when those battles help bring significant benefits to our communities.  (more…)