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Posted August 22, 2016 by

Recruiters’ failure to follow-up hurts networking

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Attending networking events on college campuses is a great way for recruiters and hiring managers to interact with and build relationships with college students. By engaging in conversations with college students, recruiters and hiring managers can find potential candidates for entry-level jobs, internships, or other career opportunities. It is also important to keep in mind that networking is a two-way street. While it is important for students to follow-up with recruiters, recruiters should do the same.

One mistake some recruiters make is not following up during the hiring process. This can not only create a less impressive candidate experience but can also a company or organization’s reputation. Kevin Fallon, Director of Career Services at Salisbury University (Maryland), discusses the negative effect left on college students when recruiters do not follow up during the hiring process.

“The single biggest mistake we often see recruiters and hiring managers make during the hiring process is a lack of follow-up or follow-through. College students will come to us and say ‘I never heard back from (recruiter) at (name of company) – Should I follow up with them?’ This lack of following through on communicating with students is damaging to an organization’s brand, and it leaves them with an unfavorable view of the organization. It especially does when you consider the contact management software available today.”

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Kevin Fallon, Director of Career Services at Salisbury University

Kevin Fallon, Director of Career Services at Salisbury University

Kevin Fallon serves as the Director of Career Services at Salisbury University (Maryland), where he leads the delivery of career and professional development services to more than 8,000 students enrolled in, as well as alumni from 42 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in business, education, science and technology, and the liberal arts. Prior to joining Salisbury, Fallon’s 22-year career included talent acquisition and talent development leadership roles with global Fortune organizations such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Accenture, and Bank of America, as well as university career services leadership roles with the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park and Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Posted August 11, 2014 by

About to Become an Entrepreneur as Your Entry Level Job? 3 Secrets for Success

If you are about to pursue an entry level job as a business owner, you should know these three secrets for success found in the following post.

Promise me something. The next time you update your resume (which you should do frequently, even if you’re not looking for a job), you will scrub it completely of the words self-starter, highly-motivated and driven. Why, you ask? Because you’re lying to yourself. The reality of being a self-starter The reality is that it’s easy

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Posted November 19, 2013 by

How to Find a Mentor for Your Entry Level Job Search

If you believe you need some guidance as you search for an entry level job, consider getting a mentor.  How can you find one?  Learn more in the following post.

“Mentors and sponsors aren’t just handed down to you. You have to ask for it.” That’s good advice from Erica Dhawan, a leadership expert, Gen Y speaker, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Most important, she says, is that when finding a mentor, you need to make like the Nike slogan and

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Posted September 06, 2013 by

College Recruiter Shares Phone Interview Advice

College students and recent graduates preparing for phone interviews can get some good advice from one college recruiter in the following post.

4 Responses to Phone Interview Advice, From Mark Lyden, a Current Lead College Recruiter for a Fortune 50 Company. English Expert says: August 29, 2013 at 10:16 pm. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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