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Posted March 23, 2016 by

Fraudulent job postings: TATech Industry Congress

In today’s job board industry, fraudulent job postings are a real threat to both job seekers and talent acquisition professionals. TATech, the Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions, is confronting that threat head-on in various ways.

One of the ways TATech is rising to the challenges posed by fraudulent job postings is by offering solutions to members of the job board industry. At the upcoming TATech Industry Congress event in Orlando, Florida (April 16-17, 2016), College Recruiter’s CEO Faith Rothberg will moderate a panel discussion on this very topic. This article and embedded video, hosted by College Recruiter’s Content Manager, Bethany Wallace, with guests Faith Rothberg and TATech Vice President Pete Weddle, discusses the importance and relevance of Faith’s panel discussion topic, “Fraudulent postings: Why protecting users protects your business.”


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First, Pete Weddle provides viewers who may be unfamiliar with TATech a little background on the organization. TATech, formerly the IAEWS (International Assocation of Employment Websites), has its roots in job boards. It has evolved as the industry has evolved. The association includes almost any organization providing technology and services that help facilitate the talent acquisition process. Collectively, the TATech membership powers over 60,000 sites or applications.

The TATech Industry Congress is the only industry-focused event in 2016. At this event, Faith Rothberg, CEO of College Recruiter, will moderate a panel discussion on a hot topic in the job board industry. The title of Faith Rothberg’s panel discussion is “Fraudulent postings: Why protecting users protects your business.” Faith explains that the panel discussion will cover everything from how fraudulent postings can occur, how businesses can prevent them from occurring, and how business owners/recruiters can keep them to a minimum. The panel will cover criminal intent, technological solutions, and enhancing the candidate experience.

Fraudulent job postings have become more of a problem lately because scammers have figured out ways to automate attacks on job posting sites to steal personal information. This can lead to problems for candidates when searching for jobs online. This can lead to more severe impacts on candidates, including identity theft. Scammers have become highly educated in this process.

Pete Weddle adds that he regularly hears from talent acquisition professionals who are concerned about this problem; he is very excited about hosting this panel discussion at the TATech Industry Congress.

Faith believes that TATech is truly helping the job board industry to better equip themselves to handle this problem through the TRUEad program. TATech created the TRUEad program in response to this issue. It is a centralized place to report fraudulent job postings and to gain awareness about fraudulent job postings.

For more information about the TATech Industry Congress or the TRUEad program, visit the TATech website.

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Posted June 05, 2015 by

How to use the secret language of job postings to supercharge your resume, cover letter and interview

 

Job postings have a secret language all their own and understanding this can supercharge both resume and cover letter, plus your performance at job interviews.

There are half a dozen keywords and phrases that you see in almost every job posting. These words and phrases are so commonly used that most people say they are meaningless – that you could put any job title on top of them. These people are missing the point. Far from being pointless, these words represent a secret language that most job hunters never grasp but should include in their job application. Those that elaborate on these keywords and phrases are the ones who get the job offers and the subsequently promotions that help them achieve far greater levels of long-term success.  (more…)

Posted December 05, 2014 by

Use Data to Drive Your Recruiting Decisions

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Close-up of a touchscreen with financial data in form of charts and diagrams. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You may find this surprising – but 74% of talent acquisition leaders say that their organizations do a poor job of using metrics in their recruiting process.

Why? Some of it is lack of time – but a good portion simply don’t know what numbers are available and what can be done with them.  But sometimes even when you know what numbers you want, you’re charged more money by your ATS or job board “partner” for access to your own numbers.  At College Recruiter, we think that’s wrong.  In fact, we automatically provide detailed reports every month for job postings and every targeted banner ad and targeted email campaign so that our clients know how many candidates saw the ads (branding) and how many of those clicked through to the employer’s web site to apply. (more…)

Posted December 04, 2014 by

4 Speedy Ways for Landing on a Right Job

3d people - man, person with magnifying glass searching for job.

3d people – man, person with magnifying glass searching for job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In today’s technology-driven world, job seekers can access any employer to land on a right job. Now there are a number of apps, websites, and other online resources that are facilitating job hunters to find a best day job. Moreover technology has enabled the job seekers to create inspiring resumes that have the capacity to persuade the recruiter to hire them. However, if you are also willing to inspire the recruiter for rapid recruitment then you’re at the right place. Have a look at the information shared below to speed up your job search process and land on a right job. (more…)

Posted December 03, 2014 by

Not Every Employer has the Brand of Google

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Highway signpost with Employer Branding wording. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are a few companies out there that every candidate knows – Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, and so on.

Then there are the rest of us. Our organizations provide as good of a work environment as the ‘big boys’ – maybe better! But if candidates don’t know who we are, our hiring efforts become more challenging. (more…)

Posted December 02, 2014 by

It’s All about the Candidate Experience

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Job application career apply vacancy concepts. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Recruiting really begins with the candidate – and that’s why College Recruiter is so passionate about creating an exceptional candidate experience. In order for companies to fill their entry-level and internship positions, they need a reliable flow of quality candidates – day in and day out. (more…)

Posted August 18, 2014 by

Your Dream Entry Level Job Might be All in the Words

To land the entry level job of your dreams, think about the words you’re using in your job search.  Learn more from an infographic in the following post.

As we all learn in grammar school: words can hurt. This is especially true for job seekers. The right words will impress a recruiter or hiring manager enough to offer you an interview. The wrong words not only hurt your personal brand, they can cost you that interview…

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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 July 29, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Stuck in Your Searches for Jobs? 6 Ways to Move them Forward

Recent college graduates who believe their searches for jobs are getting nowhere can get them going again in these six ways found in the following post.

There are many things that can trip you up in the job search. They’ll cause you to get frustrated, lose heart, and maybe want to give up. But most are avoidable if you put some forethought and planning into the process.

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Posted June 30, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Writing Resumes and Cover Letters for Jobs? Carefully Consider Word Choice

When writing resumes and cover letters for jobs as a recent graduate, think about the words you use.  They could help or hurt your chances of getting one step closer to the job you want.  In the following post, learn some words to enhance your job search documents.

Words have the power to influence, soothe, agitate or amaze. Using them carefully in your jobsearch may not seem that important to you at first thought, but the answer to success may lie in the trivial pursuit to write each word in your resume, your profile or cover letter in an impeccable way to impress and influence the reader.

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