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Posted August 29, 2016 by

Will robots replace fast food workers?

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I was recently asked by a journalist whether robots are likely to replace the cashiers, cooks, and others who are employed fast food restaurants. As with most things in life, the answer isn’t so black-and-white.

Many of the students and some of the recent grads who use College Recruiter are employed by fast food restaurants. In fact, one of our employees was a “sandwich artist” at Subway prior to joining us.

There’s no doubt that automation will continue to impact the number and types of jobs in fast food restaurants but I don’t buy the argument that digital ordering, kiosks, tablets, and other methods will replace human workers in fast food restaurants. Just look at banks. Have ATM’s reduced the need for human tellers? Absolutely. But have ATM’s come close to eliminating the need for human tellers? Absolutely not.

Posted April 07, 2016 by

3 social media tips for job search success

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Social media can benefit college students and recent graduates searching for internships and entry-level jobs. In order to get the most out of their search using social sites, students and grads must first understand how to use them. We have some help for job seekers in this area.

Kristen Zierau, Director of Executive Recruiting at JMJ Phillip Executive Search, offers the following tips to help college students and recent grads obtain job search success with social media.

1. “When I speak with college career services departments, I give the advice that job applicants really need to clean up their profiles online. There are programs called scrappers that will pull college students and recent graduates’ posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and post them on their own sites. The bad thing about this is while candidates may clean up their profiles now, another site could be hanging onto their information for years. If job seekers show photos themselves doing wild or crazy things (or maybe sometimes illegal things), it’s likely someone will find this social media post. The same concept applies to political views. Students and grads can find the devoted Bernie or Trump supporter on LinkedIn pretty easily as they are often spamming LinkedIn with their viewpoints and political “expertise.” They will also find out many of those supporters haven’t landed jobs since graduating in the summer of 2015, so be careful and keep viewpoints private unless job seekers can do it under a seemingly untraceable alias.

2. When searching for jobs on social media, college students and graduates cannot treat it like a casual message to a friend. Don’t use shorthand writing. Make sure the grammar is correct and everything sounds professional. Let’s face it; college grads need to sound like they actually graduated from college!

3. Pinging hiring managers directly on LinkedIn is a good start; do this six to 12+ months before graduation. Follow them on Twitter and other social media sources, and engage with them once in a while but not too often; it can be considered annoying. If possible, send a link back to the hiring managers showing agreement with their post; that will help keep a job seeker’s name on their minds. For example, if college students and recent graduates see a post about management from them, maybe send the hiring manager a relevant link to a Harvard Business Review article on management showing they are paying attention.”

Interested in finding more tips for your social media job search? Visit our blog and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Kristen Zierau, Director of Executive Recruiting at JMJ Phillip Executive Search

A graduate of Michigan State University’s Business School, Ms. Kristen Zierau began her successful career with Target. As one of the fastest rising employees within the Target organization, she became an Executive Team Leader, making a name for herself in the hiring, training, and development of young talent in the retail sector. Prior to joining JMJ Phillip, Ms. Zierau also completed her MBA at Walsh College with honors. Ms. Zierau made a transition to the management consulting and executive search sector, which she is currently on the executive fast-track program at JMJ Phillip. Soon she will be leading Clarke-Caniff, a brand focusing on recruiting and executive search for the retail and hospitality sectors.

Posted July 07, 2015 by

Online Education: Which Programs Are the Best and Worst to Choose From?

Are you considering an online education?  If so, you want to make sure you do your research so that you decide on the best program for you.  While there may be many programs available, some might be better than others depending on the career path you choose.  So, which online programs are said to be the best and worst?  Find out in the following infographic. (more…)

Posted January 21, 2015 by

What to Do With a Hospitality Degree After Graduation

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Hotel manager or director and supervisor welcome arriving VIP guests with roses on arrival in luxury or grand hotel. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After graduating school with a degree in hospitality, a lot of people are lost and don’t know where to turn. Some opt to work at a hotel, while others try to get a corporate job, which is often not fun for people who want to work with the public. With that being said, you have options, and here are four things to do with a hospitality degree after graduation. (more…)

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Considering a Career in Hospitality

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Portrait of waiter holding menus in restaurant. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you graduate from college, you’re qualified for a much greater number of jobs than someone without a degree, and the hospitality industry is one of the most lucrative markets to enter. Jobs are typically easier to obtain in hotels and restaurants than in business, academia, science or healthcare sectors, and there are many types of jobs to choose from. For example, the hospitality industry includes hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, night clubs and any other entertainment venue that serves food or beverages. (more…)

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Travel Agent Can Prove To Be The Best Career Option

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The main aim of travel agents is to assess some of the best business and individual people’s needs, which can help them to make finest possible travel arrangements. An agent needs to specialize towards the kind of travel as divided under business and leisure category. Moreover, travel can also be categorized under the destination. Travel agents or planners are going to promote the travel packages, as part of the resorts, cruise lines and also some other specialty groups. Understanding more about the travel groups and the mindset of the travelers is a must, if you want to reach the best position in this career option. (more…)

Posted July 07, 2014 by

How to Turn Your College Job into a Career

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Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Plenty of grown-ups don’t know the answer to that question. College offers a series of different majors, but the career paths that stem from them aren’t always clear. If you major in education, you might feel like you have to be a teacher. If you major in pre-med, you might feel like you have to be a doctor. The truth is, you don’t.

A million shades of gray exist in the wild world of employment. A person with an education major could end up landing a job as a writer or editor in their field of expertise. A person with a pre-med major might decide to skip med school and take a position as a research assistant or lab technologist. (more…)

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Are You Creative? 5 Opportunities to Find an Internship

If you are a creative person who wants to find an internship, the following post has five opportunities to consider.

Featured: Featured We have ALL NEW internships going up every week — here are the top 5 CREATIVE opportunities with companies who are looking for you NOW! Click below to apply:1.Sprayground- This bag company is giving creative thinkers the chance to learn hands on experience in the rapid-growing fashion industry.read more

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Looking for Entry Level Jobs Globally? Try the Middle East and North Africa

Recent graduates searching for entry level jobs around the globe may find opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa.  Learn more in the following post.

If you’re graduating soon then you should rejoice as the majority of employers in the Middle East and North Africa region are looking for entry-level professionals. Indeed, the latest Bayt.com Middle East Job Index Survey…

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Posted February 20, 2014 by

Hiring or Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? What You Should Know About the Modern Workplace

Whether you’re an employer hiring for or a job seeker searching for recent college graduate jobs, it is important to understand what’s is going on in today’s workplace.  The following post includes an infographic that can help employers and job seekers in the working world.

In part due to recent technology advances, and partly a result of the influence of the growing number of Millennials in the workforce, today’s workplace is nothing like professional environments of the past. This infographic from Recruiter.com shows how the face of the workplace is evolving. How will this affect your career? How will your job

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