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Posted June 02, 2016 by

Helping new hires through onboarding process

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For some new hires like college students and recent graduates, starting new entry-level jobs might be intimidating. They can use some help in the onboarding process. New hires need to understand company culture, along with having clearly defined expectations for their positions. When employers communicate important information to new employees, they not only create effective onboarding programs, but they also give employees the necessary tools to succeed. Eden Chen, Co-Founder of Fishermen Labs, shares his company’s approach to onboarding.

“Our onboarding program is focused on trying to help employees understand our culture, making sure they have adequate support (especially in the form of mentorship), figuring out exactly what expectations new employees have in terms of where they want to see themselves grow and what positions they aspire to, and getting employees involved in a project as soon as possible. Our view is the best way to learn is by doing, so instead of spending time in lengthy onboarding processes, we make sure the above items are settled and then throw new hires into the mix, eliminating red tape.”

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Eden Chen, Co-Founder of Fishermen Labs

Eden Chen, Co-Founder of Fishermen Labs

Eden Chen is the Co-Founder of Fishermen Labs, one of the fastest growing software development agencies in the US. Eden is a serial entrepreneur and heads up various other startups including Knife and Fox (design agency), Ctrl Collective (co-working), Glo Bible (app with 3 million+ downloads), Zolo Studios (game studio), and Dev Crew (international software development).

Posted August 05, 2015 by

Top 5 Most Effective Ways for Recent Graduates to Fund their Startup Businesses

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Approved small business loan application and dollar bills. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are a recent graduate and striving to setup your own startup business, there are a number of ways which can be used to collect money but you still need to be sure what kind of funding method will really suit your business type. Though, it is not a rocket science to understand available options, it is quite crucial to analyze your business from all angles to bring it on its feet. You might have a really great business idea but you should always remember that just one mistake can take you away from lots of funding opportunities and therefore, you must know what you actually need to do at this stage. Some available options for recent graduates to fund startups: (more…)

Posted October 07, 2014 by

Employers, Do You Want to Hire Millennials? How You Can Recruit Them

Some employers may have a desire to recruit Millennials but don’t know how to go about doing it.  In order to attract this tech-savvy generation, it is important for companies to know what they value, while focusing on their specific needs.  Here are some tips to help employers recruit the best candidates for hire. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

College Students, Have You Thought about Asking These 6 Questions During Your Jobs as Interns?

For college students with jobs as interns who have the opportunity to ask questions to mentors or employees, there are six they should in the following post.

Featured: Featured We held a mentorship/informational session for our interns last week. They had the opportunity to ask myself and my two employees (our Digital Marketing Manager and our Campus Programs Manager) two questions each. Here are some of our favorite questions that they asked:read more

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Posted July 07, 2014 by

College Students, Need Some Advice about Getting Jobs and More? Ask Alumni These 7 Questions

Networking with alumni is one way for college students searching for jobs to get some advice.  Here are seven questions in the following post for students to ask alumni.

Looking for a new direction in your job search this summer? Attempting to expand your personal network after graduation? Struggling with career decisions? Been-there-done-that career advice and mentorship may be closer and easier than you thought. When was the last time you tapped your alumni network?

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Posted June 26, 2014 by

Grads, Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? What Should or Should Not Be on Them

When writing resumes for entry level jobs, graduates should not assume what will or won’t count on them.  In the following post, learn some things that should or should not be included on a resume.

Many young careerists – even those with a couple internships under their belt – feel as though their resume and LinkedIn profiles are, for lack of a better word, lacking. And sometimes this is true – especially when you’re up against someone with three, five and even ten years of at least

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Posted June 20, 2014 by

Want to Get Recruiters Attention as a Stand Out Job Candidate? 5 Tips that Can Help

In order to get noticed by recruiters, you should stand out from the crowd of job seekers.  In the following post, learn five tips to help you separate yourself as the best job candidate.

As many have learned, being a job seeker in today’s workforce is a challenge. Unlike the heyday of Monster.com, where all a job seeker had to do is hit the ‘Apply Now’ button, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to help job seekers land a job. In fact, if you want to be a standout

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Posted June 13, 2014 by

Will Losing Baby Boomers in the Workplace Affect Employers?

As baby boomers enter retirement, how much will that affect employers in the workplace?  What, if any, concerns do they have?  Learn more in the following post.

One-fifth of the U.S. workforce has passed or is nearing retirement age, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, yet research suggests many executives aren’t too concerned with losing baby boomer employees to retirement in the next couple of years. Only 31% of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for a recent Robert Half survey said they were worried about this possibility. 63% of financial executives reported being unconcerned. (more…)

Posted June 03, 2014 by

Want to Land an Entry Level Job or Internship in 2014? Top 10 Skills that Interest Employers

To boost your chances of landing an entry level job or an internship in 2014, learn the top 10 skills that are interesting to employers in the following post.

Featured: Featured Last week, I moderated a think tank for Dell in New York City. The topic of the think tank was Gen Y in the “real world” (get the connection with my book? Welcome to the Real World). I sat around a table for several hours with great students, entrepreneurs, and employers and held

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Posted March 20, 2014 by

Interested in Recent College Graduate Jobs in the Tech Field? One Thing to Make a Priority

If you’re thinking about exploring recent college graduate jobs in the tech field, there is one thing you should make a priority, according to the following post.

MBAs, bankers, hipsters, nerds, non-hipsters… who isn’t influenced by technology these days? As tech is incorporated into almost all aspects of our lives and workplaces, it’s become the field presenting the biggest opportunities for growth and innovation. The dramatic rise of tech startups and hardware or software companies brings about a wealth of new jobs. But there’s

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