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Posted September 09, 2015 by

Why Recruiting Diverse Candidates Matters to Employers

Diversity should not be ruled out when it comes to recruiting job candidates. Employers can achieve their goals in diversity by hiring people with different ideas and points of view who can relate to their clients and/or customers. A diverse workforce keeps workers more engaged and improves job performance.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter is hosting a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29th at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco. Join us.

Prior to that event, we’ll publish the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. In today’s article, Rafael Solis of Braidio discusses the benefits of recruiting diverse candidates into the workplace. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

Grads, Think You’ll Be Able to Negotiate Salaries for Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Get Your Hopes Too High

New college graduates who believe they will be able to negotiate salaries for their entry level jobs may want to think again.  Learn why in the following post.

It’s not unusual for large companies to hire a “class” of brand new college grads for a fixed number of entry-level positions for which the salary has already been set. Why is that? Because most entry-level positions are…

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Posted October 16, 2013 by

How to get your employer to pay for college

Money saved for college with a small graduation cap

Money saved for college with a small graduation cap. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s the understatement of the century to say that college is expensive.

According to The College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees in the 2012-13 academic year was $8,655 for public, four-year colleges as an in-state student; $21,706 for public, four-year colleges as an out-of-state student; and $29,056 for private, nonprofit, four-year colleges.

But did you know that some companies may be willing to pay for your tuition and fees? Apple, UPS and Starbucks are just a few examples, according to a Huffington Post article. It may take some convincing, though, if they don’t have a tuition reimbursement program already in place.

Here are three ways to possibly get your employer to help pay for your college. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2013 by

Conquering Impostor Syndrome–7 Lessons from Successful Business Leaders

Joyce Roché

Joyce Roché

Many successful people suffer from impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you’re a fraud–and that you’ll be “found out” if you don’t work longer and harder than everyone else. You believe others are more qualified than you, and every time you succeed, you’re not confident you can do it again.

Impostor syndrome is surprisingly common among some of our most successful leaders–whether they’re female, members of a minority group, or white men. Based on my own and others’ experiences with impostor syndrome, here are 7 ways to conquer it. (more…)

Posted July 11, 2013 by

You Maybe Tempted, but Don’t Lie to Get an Entry Level Job

If you are a college student or recent graduate searching for an entry level job, it’s okay to distinguish yourself as the best candidate; however, remember to be honest during the process.  While you might think lying can reward you with a job, the following post also points out the risks involved.

Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson lost his job in 2012 because he falsified his resume. He lied about getting a computer science degree and was forced to resign when the truth came to light. “How could he do such a thing?” the American public cried out. “What kind of criminal lies on his

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The Risks (and Rewards) of Lying During Your Job Hunt

Posted May 16, 2013 by

Tips New Employees with Recent Graduate Jobs Can Use

Congratulations to those of you who have started or will start recent graduate jobs.  Remember the tips in the following post while at work.

I’m staying with some friends in South Florida this week. Both are managers in their fields and we’re always chatting about best practices and how their employees can perform better. Here are a few tips we put together: 1. Listen to Your Manager. Don’t create your own rules. Follow the systems in place. 2. Think

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Posted April 11, 2013 by

Job Performance is Not a Predictor of Employee Engagement

The following post may surprise you concerning which employees are most engaged on the job.

Companies who believe employees are their most important asset will be disturbed to learn that in 42% of organizations, low performers are MORE engaged than high and middle performers. “When Leadership IQ conducted an advanced analysis linking employee engagement scores with appraisal scores, we got some shocking results,” said Mark Murphy, CEO of Leadership IQ. “We found that

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Job Performance is Not a Predictor of Employee Engagement

Posted November 15, 2012 by

How Your Bedtime Is Affecting Your Job Performance

Nancy Ancowitz

Nancy Ancowitz, contributing writer

Society stigmatizes people who are different — not just the well-recognized differences like skin color, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation. The stigmas are also against people of a quieter nature, heavy people (especially women!), short people (especially men!), and older people. Now a different group is emerging from the shadows: night owls.

You might think it’s nobody’s business when you go to bed. However, if you’re trying to hold down — or look for — a 9-to-5 job and you can’t get to sleep each night until the wee hours, you’re probably facing chronic exhaustion, which can affect your health and well-being, and ultimately your performance on the job. (more…)