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Posted December 09, 2014 by

Use Targeted Emails and Banners to Reach Grads, Students by School, Major, Diversity, and More

Business hand touch email marketing concept

Business hand touch email marketing concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve probably heard the quote that you know that half of your advertising is working but you don’t know which half.  At College Recruiter, we help ensure that all of your ads work by targeting them to the grads and students who you want to reach the most.

There’s nothing worse than spending money when you don’t need to – and that’s why using targeted banner ads and emails to reach specific types of candidates is a smart move.  Instead of a ‘shotgun approach’ to hit everyone out there, College Recruiter’s targeted banner and emails deliver your ads just to the exact candidates you need to fill your entry-level jobs and internships. (more…)

Posted December 08, 2014 by

Where Do Your Hires Come From?

Congratulations, you're hired! says manager to selected candidate

Congratulations, you’re hired! says manager to selected candidate. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For the past decade, Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler of CareerXroads have surveyed thousands of employers about where their hires originated. This reliable study (you can get your copy here) consistently points to three top sources:

  1. Referrals;
  2. Employer career sites; and
  3. Job boards.

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Posted December 04, 2014 by

Less is More in Recruiting

Recruitment concept on blue background with world map and social icons

Recruitment concept on blue background with world map and social icons. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Have you ever noticed how recruiting ‘experts’ and ‘pundits’ tell you that – more is better?

It isn’t. What’s the use of getting hundreds of applicants if they aren’t high quality? When you’re on the line for filling your organization’s open positions, you need quality applicants that meet your needs – not dozens of ‘poor fits’.  Wouldn’t you rather get 20 applications and have 10 of them be good fits than get 200 applications and have 12 of them be good fits? (more…)

Posted November 04, 2014 by

Facts to Help You Build a Strong Career on the Right Foundation

Career building exercise

Career building exercise. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Life in the 21st century has been reduced to an endless struggle in pursuit of success, prosperity, happiness and contentment. However, to facilitate your search for the above, you must build a strong foundation for your career. Today, career-building is one of the most important individual attributes which can set you on the road to success. Before jumping into a course or a career, it is extremely important for you to understand the extent and the effectiveness of your decision in propelling you towards your goals. Here are some interesting facts to guide you: (more…)

Posted October 03, 2014 by

3 Tips for Choosing Your Major with Confidence

Colorful direction sign of majors

Colorful direction sign of majors. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Choosing a major can seem like a daunting task. You are young and you may not know too much about how you want your future to be. You may not know too much about yourself yet, actually. College is a time of growth and discovery. But, you’ll have to pick something, and here are some tips to make your choice with greater confidence. (more…)

Posted September 18, 2014 by

New on Your Entry Level Job? How to Get Attention the Right Way

So, you’re starting your new entry level job and want to make a great impression.  If this is your goal, the following post has tips on how to get the right kind of attention at work.

You managed to land a coveted entry-level job at a Fortune 100 company. Congratulations! You’re now just another guppy floundering in an ocean teeming with sharks. It’s the first day on the job and you’re full of excitement in anticipation of the wondrous future that awaits you. As you make your way to the battleship grey cubicle that

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Posted September 18, 2014 by

College Student, Before Getting Jobs, Think about Factors to Consider for Your Degree

Before getting jobs, a college student must first think about his or her degree.  In the following post, learn some factors to consider before deciding on what degree to choose.

Choosing the right degree is the first step on your career ladder. When you are deciding what area to major in, you may find yourself stressing about the wide array of options. The degree that you opt for now will help to scope your future career path. That means that the

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Posted September 15, 2014 by

College Students, Looking for Jobs on Campus? How to Prepare for the Job Fair

When looking for jobs on campus, college students should take advantage of job fairs.  Learn how they can prepare for them in the following post.

‘Tis the season, here comes the fall job fair. Next week I am at both Howard University and MIT with a workshop that is designed for students to ‘own’ their job fair experience. How do they prepare in order to be performing in the top 10% of all students who attend job fairs this fall

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Posted September 08, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Need to Update Your Resumes When Applying for Jobs? 10 Things to Keep on Hand

When applying for jobs, recent college graduates will likely need to update their resumes.  Here are 10 things they should keep on hand in the following post.

Just like anything else, resumes have a lifecycle: You obsess over your resume; you get a job; you forget your resume. Then, all of a sudden, you need it updated right now for either a job opportunity that just comes along or your next job search…

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Posted September 03, 2014 by

College Students, Are You Thinking about Getting Jobs? What Your Primary Objective Should Be When Starting School

It’s not too soon for college students to start thinking about jobs.  That said, learn what their main objective should be on campus in the following post.

Millions of you are on campus for the fall. Some of you are newly minted freshman and many others are making your return from summer break. Interests, area of study, and academic environments vary. BUT, you all share the same #1 objective. There are over 21 million of you attending college in America, and over 150 million post-

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