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Posted January 29, 2016 by

Preparing for the corporate world – A guide for college students

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Barney Whistance, guest writer

As graduation draws near, anxiety along with trepidation of getting a decent job seems to take over. Why not save yourself from impending doom by being prepared beforehand and present yourself in the best possible manner for recruiters to hire you? Opportunities are endless, but it is up to you how you avail them. We hope to guide you to pave your career path and minimize the imminent danger lingering around the horizon of not doing justice to your years of academics and hard work. Formulating an effective job search strategy will bring you in close proximity to recruiters, searching ardently for a potential candidate and increase your chances of getting hired. (more…)

Posted January 26, 2015 by

Study shows ATS block 86-94% of those trying to apply

Most popular applicant tracking systems, as ranked by OnGig

Most popular applicant tracking systems, as ranked by OnGig

Human resource departments have always understood the need to efficiently manage the flow of information about people who want to work for our organizations.

Several decades ago the need for efficiency led to the popularization of applicant tracking systems and those have allowed employers to greatly reduce their costs-per-hire, time-to-hire, and ability to defend themselves in lawsuits. That’s all good but with the good often comes some bad.

At niche job board College Recruiter, we see ATS from the vantage point of our employer clients as well as the millions of actively searching recent grads and students who use our site and more passive candidates who we reach via targeted email, targeted mobile banner, and targeted display ad campaigns. As you might expect, many of them get pretty frustrated and the most highly qualified and therefore most sought after candidates tend to give up because, well, they can. (more…)

Posted June 26, 2014 by

Want to Get an Employee Referral for an Entry Level Job? 5 Ways to Earn One

If you’re looking for an entry level job, getting an employee referral could make a difference in your job search.  Learn five ways to earn one in the following post.

According to Jobvite, employee referrals get hired faster than candidates from company career sites. In addition, HR professionals rate employee referrals as the No. 1 source for quality hires! In fact, Jobvite reports that 44 percent of new hires are employee referrals. So how does one take advantage of this hiring trend? Here are five ways to earn an employee

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Posted June 23, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Tech Savvy in Your Search for Jobs?

For recent college graduates, being tech savvy can benefit your search for jobs while on the go.  Learn more about mobile job seekers from an infographic in the following post.

The job seeking world, like most everything in the Social Age, has gone mobile. Led by Millennials, today’s job seekers expect to find and apply for jobs, network and communicate with employers all from their iPhones or Androids. How and when are you looking for work? And, perhaps more important, are you keeping up with

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Posted November 27, 2013 by

Hiring Candidates for Recent Graduate Jobs? How Social Media Can Play a Role

For employers interested in hiring candidates for recent graduate jobs, social media is one strategy that could help their recruitment process.  Get some details in the following post.

In the past, there was always a question of the value of social media in recruiting. Based on this year’s 2013 JobviteSocial Recruiting Survey, however, it is clear hiring managers believe social recruiting is more than worthwhile. With 94% of recruiters using social media for recruiting, the bigger question now isn’t if

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Posted July 09, 2012 by

92% of Employers Use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn to Hire New Employees

Twitter birdA new survey confirms what most in the recruiting industry already know: the use of social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have become an essential practice amongst human resource professionals with 92 percent of U.S. companies using social networks and media to find talent in 2012, up from 78 percent five years ago. LinkedIn continues to be a dominant recruiting network, while Facebook and Twitter have seen major adoption growth in the past year.

Two-thirds of companies now recruit through Facebook and 54 percent use Twitter to find new talent. Jobvite‘s June 2012 Social Recruiting Survey of 1,000 human resource and recruiting professionals also found that employers scrutinize social media activity, noting more than half of respondents would have a negative reaction to seeing a spelling or grammar mistake in a social profile. Overall, social recruiting has become an essential tool for recruiters and can be expected to become even more important as 89 percent of the companies surveyed report plans to increase hiring this year. (more…)