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Posted May 22, 2015 by

Searching for Employment? Consider Using These Tools to Find Your Next Position

Job search concept: man using a laptop with job application on the screen

Job search concept: man using a laptop with job application on the screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In the digital world we live in, many recent graduates and students will find themselves searching for a job online. Gone are the days when you mailed or faxed a paper resume to a perspective employer. Thanks to the Internet and social media, the way candidates search for jobs has changed. According to a recent article in Inc., “79 percent of job seekers use social media in their job search.” With the array of information on the Internet, how do you determine the best tools to find your next position? Here are a few tips to keep in mind when searching for a job online: (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 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 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 August 11, 2014 by

Choosing Recruiters for Your Job Search? 4 Ways to Find Them

Working with recruiters could help job seekers find employment.  In the following post, learn four ways to find them for your job search.

When looking for a job, do you still spend all of your time looking for openings on job boards and sending off dozens of applications? That’s so 2004! No one does that anymore. All the cool kids are using their network to get referrals for jobs that aren’t on job boards, and the coolest

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Posted June 02, 2014 by

Want to be a Summer Internship Finder? 6 Ways to Get a Position Just in Time for the Season

If you desire to become a summer internship finder, the following post suggest six ways to land a position just in time for the season.

With summer internship season just about in full swing, you may feel like you’ve been left in the dust. While most of your friends are staring up their summer internships, it seems like you’re the only one who hasn’t secured something for the summer. Feeling lost and frustrated with your internship search, you begin to wonder if you should

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Posted March 14, 2014 by

How to Find a Job That Not Everyone’s Applying To

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Sales Recruiting

Often, it’s not your resume that’s hurting you.  It’s not that your LinkedIn profile is preventing you from job search success.  It’s not where you went to college, either.

Rather, it’s the number of other applicants going for the same openings.  For instance, if you’re applying to the same positions as a 1,000 other qualified applicants, you have a 0.1% chance of getting that job.

As an intelligent job seeker, you should automatically recognize that when you utilize the mainstream avenues such as LinkedIn and Monster, you’re often competing with the masses.

As a result, you have less options, more rejection and lowered confidence from non-responsive hiring managers. (more…)

Posted February 06, 2014 by

Getting Over a Job Search Slump

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Sales Recruiting

If you think of your job search like a sport, then it is natural to expect peaks and valleys in your own performance.  Still, there is nothing more draining, humbling and dispiriting than consistent rejection and non-responsiveness during a job search.

I’ve learned that when interviewing, challenges or problems will always arise and there are two ways to deal with them: the effective way and the ineffective way.  The effective way is to assess where you are, determine where you want to be in your career, identify and implement creative solutions, and remain resilient. (more…)

Posted February 05, 2014 by

Has Your Entry Level Job Search Not Been Successful? 6 Reasons Why

While it might be easier to blame everyone else for why your entry level job search has not been successful, it’s better to take a look at what you’re doing (or not doing).  The following post offers six reasons why you may not have found a job yet.

For some of us, it’s time to own up to the real reason our job search is failing. It’s not the down economy. It isn’t the employers and recruiters. It is time to re-evaluate our own efforts… and get better at job searching…

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