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Posted December 17, 2014 by

How to Prepare for a Successful Video Interview

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer

Tools like Skype and Google Hangouts have made online video nearly as easy to use as Facebook. That’s leading more employers to replace some in-person meetings with video interviews. The advantages are obvious: Managers get the opportunity to have a conversation that feels a lot more personal than a telephone interview, without the time and expense that often come with an in-person visit.

Like any other interview, video conversations require preparation. Indeed, they need as much planning as a personal interview. Here are the things you need to consider. (more…)

Posted August 14, 2014 by

Recruiters, Want to Find the Best Job Candidates? 7 Modern Day Strategies You Can Implement

For recruiters looking for new ways to find the best job candidates, there are seven strategies being used today they can implement that are found in the following post.

Recruiting isn’t what it used to be. And for most recruiters, that’s a good thing. These days, there’s less reading through stacks of formal resumes and cover letters, and more interacting with candidates on a casual — and often digital — basis. Here are seven modern methods recruiters are using to bring in new talent: 1. Open-ended job postings You

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Posted May 29, 2014 by

5 Best Practices for Alumni Engagement Online

Alumni rejoicing together

Alumni rejoicing together. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many graduates have fond memories of their days on campus. I mean, sure, the knowledge and experience gained, but probably also a lot of pizza and late nights socializing at a whisper in the library.

But your relationship with those grads doesn’t have to end after they walk across the stage. Alumni can be a great resource for current student retention, career networking, and (of course) university donations. In the past, alumni engagement strategies revolved around phone calls and direct mail campaigns. Now, higher ed staff are beginning to engage alumni using social media, connecting more grads across the country and inviting their participation at several levels. (more…)

Posted November 19, 2013 by

Working, but Need a Change? How to Start Networking for a New Entry Level Job

Do you need a change from your entry level job?  If so, you can use networking as part of your job search strategy.  Learn how in the following post.

Are you getting the itch? You know, the one where you show up at work every day, but you’re just not feeling it anymore. On the other hand, you don’t want your employer to find out you’re not happy. You like this job enough, especially the paycheck that comes with it. That car payment needs to be

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Posted November 18, 2013 by

Recruiting for Entry Level Jobs? 3 Interview Tools to Consider

There are some interview tools recruiters may want to use for finding the best candidates for entry level jobs and other opportunities.  Check them out in the following post.

If you’re still assessing potential candidates with the traditional interview process, you might not be doing enough. These days, many free tools are at your disposal to help you find the best fit for the position. Forget resorting to asking those age-old, boring interview questions and start digging into exactly

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Posted September 17, 2013 by

Three ways online students can be as social as on-campus students

Three female students who are surprised while looking at a laptop computer

Three female students who are surprised while looking at a laptop computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Online college can feel isolating sometimes.

Without the physical presence of the campus, students and professors, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on the college experience. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can earn an online degree and still enjoy many of the social benefits of being in college.

Here are three ways online students can be as social as on-campus students. (more…)

Posted August 30, 2013 by

Recruiters, Are You Looking to Hire Candidates for Recent Graduate Jobs? Google+ May Have the Tool for You

It is probably not a surprise to most job seekers that recruiters and employers are going online to find the best candidates for openings, such as recent graduate jobs.  For recruiters searching for these individuals, there is a tool on Google+ that may benefit them.  Learn more about it in the following post.

Are you looking for a highly effective way to reach busy clients and elusive candidates easily and cost-effectively? Many job seekers are now using video conferencing to connect with employers and recruiters and to explore companies and career options. Can you guess which social media site works well for an almost limitless variety of staffing solutions, like

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