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Posted April 22, 2016 by

TATech 2016 Fall Conference & Expo: Doing better deals

The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions (TATech) will host a fall conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 19-21, 2016. Peter Weddle, CEO of TATech, is excited to announce the conference and share information about the conference’s scope, purpose, and agenda with viewers in this video hosted by Bethany Wallace, Content Manager of College Recruiter. Bethany interviews Peter and Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of College Recruiter, who will present a session for talent acquisition leaders at the TATech 2016 Fall Conference & Expo.


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Peter Weddle explains that TATech is the global trade association for the talent acquisition solutions industry. It represents the for-profit enterprises and not-for-profit organizations that provide technology-based products and services for talent acquisition professionals, from applicant tracking system companies, job boards, and social media sites to mobile apps, recruitment advertising agencies, and cloud-based recruitment marketing platforms. Collectively, its members power or operate over 60,000 sites worldwide and provide state-of-the-art solutions services for virtually every facet of talent acquisition.

The purpose of the TATech 2016 Fall Conference & Expo is to provide cross-talk and information sharing between recruiters/talent acquisition professionals and vendors who provide products and services for talent acquisition professionals. Peter Weddle believes there is a lack of communication and interaction between these two groups of professionals, and that enabling employers and recruiters to get the information they need from their vendors will help them improve their return on investment.

Steven Rothberg, President of College Recruiter, hopes to help talent acquisition leaders improve their return on investment when working with vendors, too, and that is the scope of his presentation entitled, “Doing better deals: How to be a smart consumer of talent acquisition solutions.” In the past, many employers simply posted jobs and assumed the risk; either the jobs would perform well or not. However, with the solutions available to employers now via technology, employers should do their homework and understand the estimated return on investment associated with various types of advertising (banner advertising, email campaigns, pay per click, etc.).

Steven will cover this information in his presentation and believes it will empower talent acquisition professionals to make informed decisions regarding their college recruiting budgets. It will also help employers to negotiate better deals and to make cost comparisons between proposals from different vendors. He emphasizes that employers should negotiate with vendors and provide justification using metrics and pricing information using this type of cost comparison information.

Peter Weddle emphasizes the value of attending a conference like the TATech 2016 Fall Conference & Expo; there isn’t always an opportunity to visit face-to-face with owners of organizations like College Recruiter. In addition, TATech is offering free hotel accommodations at The Palms to those who register for the conference by June 15, 2016. Lastly, Peter mentions that the conference is truly a fun experience, featuring the 2016 Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs). Modeled after the Oscars, the awards are a red carpet, black tie optional celebration.

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Posted October 21, 2014 by

7 Underused Job Search Tricks for Grads

Portrait of a young woman in an academic gown, future trends.

Portrait of a young woman in an academic gown, future trends. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Grads looking for work have it tough, as they try to enter a difficult job market while also trying to learn the intricacies of a job search. They don’t yet know for themselves what works in a job search and what doesn’t.

For most inexperienced job seekers, the main strategy is simply to apply for jobs on major job boards, not realizing that most job openings aren’t ever posted on the likes of Monster or Workopolis. So if you want to make the most out of your job search, here are 7 job search tricks and resources that are underused by grads. (more…)

Posted September 29, 2014 by

Thinking of Building Your Salesforce Career? Here are Things to Consider

Sales force concept

Sales force concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A salesforce career is among the most lucrative careers in the market right now. Clients are always looking for salesforce administrators as well as developers.  If you are thinking of building your career in this industry, not a day will end without you having to share your knowledge and skills with companies that need programming software.

Salesforce careers are all about offering programmatic access to information in organizations-the tools that the administrator or developer uses are called Salesforce API. These application programming interfaces, API, are secured to protect the information of the organization against intruders. If you would like to build your career in this industry, you need to understand how to use API in client based projects. (more…)

Posted April 08, 2014 by

How Technology Can Give Young People the Edge When Job Hunting

Different mobile devices each with a blue background

Different mobile devices each with a blue background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Applying for a job may seem like an area of our lives which will never change, but the truth is that throughout history technology has constantly changed the way we seek and apply for roles.

The Evolution of the CV

The CV has particularly been one that has changed over the last 500 years since it was first created by Leonardo Da Vinci. During the 20th century the CV became an institution of applying for a role, and in the 1970s technology allowed them to become standardised with the evolution of word processors.

Now CVs and job searching as a whole are taking on another life with further advancements in technology. Long gone are the days where you were only able to discover jobs through the local paper or through an online jobs board. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2014 by

The 5 Stages of Job Hunting Grief – And How to Cope with Them

Woman crying at work after being dismissed

Woman crying at work after being dismissed. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the five stages of grieving the loss of a loved one – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These were defined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross way back in 1969, and quickly became a universally accepted model for how people deal with death. You may have even seen people apply these stages to other kinds of loss, such as job loss. But there’s another kind of grief that’s increased in prominence during the Great Recession but hasn’t been as clearly defined: job hunting grief. (more…)

Posted October 18, 2013 by

Need a Different Strategy for Your Entry Level Job Search? Create an Online Portfolio

In addition to “who you know”, it may be also about “what you show” when it comes to your job search.  So, if you want to impress potential employers while trying to find an entry level job, the following post suggests creating an online portfolio.

In today’s competitive job market, it’s not enough just to know things. To get a recruiter’s attention, you must be able to demonstrate what you can do and do better than your career competition. Developing a portfolio of work samples is one strategy for demonstrating your skill. A recent study found

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Posted January 08, 2013 by

Why Job Boards Should Embrace and Not Fear Mobile

Jeff Dickey-Chasins

Jeff Dickey-Chasins

Jeff Dickey-Chasins a/k/a The Job Board Doctor recently posted an article that reminded me that many job boards are either in denial about the growth in usage of the Internet by those on iPads, cell phones, and other mobile devices or those job boards are fearful about that usage migration.

I agree that job boards largely displaced newspapers as the primary source for job postings and that social media sites such as LinkedIn are trying to displace job boards as the primary source for job postings. I also agree that those social media sites look more and more like job boards and would cite as a further example the Social Recruiting App recently launched to much fanfare (and criticism) on Facebook as well as somewhat similar apps added to Facebook pages by companies such as Jobcast (i.e., CollegeRecruiter.com Facebook page) and Work4Labs. (more…)

Posted January 07, 2013 by

When, Why and How to Use Mobile Technology in Your Recruitment Efforts

Man watching webinarVirtually every member of Gen Y — today’s college students and recent graduates — and about 90 percent of Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers care enough about only one electronic device to carry it with them virtually everywhere they go: their cell phones.

Most young adults see their cell phones as important to carry with them as their wallet and keys and the significance of their cell phones has only grown as most of those young adults have graduated from feature to smartphones like iPhones, Androids, and Blackberrys. Indeed, some studies are now projecting that in 2013 the large majority of college students and recent graduates will own smartphones.  (more…)

Posted January 02, 2013 by

Make Your Mobile a Job Seeker’s Dream Tool in 8 Steps

Natalie Bracco

Natalie Bracco, Freelance Writer

Nobody pounds the pavement to go out job hunting anymore. In today’s digital age, many companies use an online hiring process to accept applications, gather resumes and schedule interviews with potential employees. Use the following 8 simple steps to make your mobile a job seeker’s dream tool. (more…)

Posted October 22, 2012 by

Best iOS Apps for Mobile Learning

College students and recent graduates who possess iPhones may be interested in the following infographic.  It features the best iOS apps for learning while on the go, according to one source. (more…)