The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted September 25, 2013 by

The Time is Now: Why You Need to Start Building a Professional Portfolio

An example of a personal website

An example of a personal website. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The moment you graduate, you may feel a slight lump in your stomach. You realize school is over and it’s time to move into the real-world. Financial obligations will become the first of your priorities which will lead you to begin the long (sometimes tedious) search for a job (or career).

Today, completion of college generally entails a diploma and a few years of work experience under your belt if you have happened to hold a few jobs during your time in school. This experience and certification will become the basis for your resume. Unfortunately, what these two don’t provide is an understanding of your reputation. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2013 by

How to clean up your online profile for your job search

Woman on sofa, checking her social media profile on laptop computer

Woman on sofa, checking her social media profile on laptop computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Starting a job search doesn’t start when you fill out an application. It doesn’t even start when you compose your resume. It starts when you get online.

What does that mean? Well, it’s safe to say that college seniors are all online – tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming, joining LinkedIn – you name it. You’re online before you look for jobs, and coincidentally then use the Internet to find jobs in potential markets.

But your online profile is just as important as your resume. (more…)

Posted May 31, 2013 by

Regain Your Online Reputation!

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•    Job titles and descriptions are increasingly incorporating online knowledge. Even if your occupation isn’t under the category of “tech” you still have one issue to consider when applying for jobs; online reputation. With instant internet access and endless websites, your information is being stored, shared and saved on the World Wide Web. Before waltzing into your interview, are you confident with how you’re portrayed online? (more…)

Posted May 09, 2013 by

7 Ways to Snag Your First Job in Today’s Economy

Vicky Oliver

Vicky Oliver

Everyone’s well meaning. And everyone has tons of advice! But as a new grad, it can be tough to sort through all of the wisdom from parents, friends, career counselors, and advisers. Especially as the months roll by–without a firm offer. How do things work now? What’s your savviest job-seeking strategy today? How do you make the case that you have work experience without any hard and fast work experience? And what does it take to trounce your competitors in today’s dog-eat-dog business world?

Pack your job hunter’s toolkit with these top 7 essential tips before you hit the road, and you’ll be way ahead of your peers. (more…)

Posted January 04, 2013 by

5 Ways Your Online Lifestyle Can Ruin A Career Opportunity

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you are a job seeker who uses social media, be very careful about your perception online.  The following post examines ways that employers might view you negatively based on your social media profiles.

Many people want to keep their “work lives” and their “personal lives” separate. However, with social media it has become more and more difficult to keep the two worlds from colliding. Today’s employers will look through social profiles in order to help them decide who would be a good candidate for a job position. The amount of information your publish on social media sites makes it easy for potential employers to have access to your personal life, which could turn out to be bad for you if they happen to spot some things that will turn them off, and ruin your opportunity to get the job.

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5 Ways Your Online Lifestyle Can Ruin A Career Opportunity

Posted December 04, 2012 by

“Integrators” Get Ahead: Skillfully blending your online personal image and professional life

CollegeRecruiter.comSocial media can play a positive role in both enhancing your image personally and professionally.  In the following post, learn some tips that can help you achieve this goal.

You’ve surely heard the ominous and endless warnings about how reckless social media activity can jeopardize your job or throw a wrench into your career search. And, indeed, unflattering pictures from a late-night binge, profanity laced-tirades and off-color jokes can earn you a pink slip or rejection letter.

Yet more social media researchers and experts are beginning to emphasize the upside of a savvy and well-managed online image that complements your professional life, potentially strengthening your value as an employee and your marketability as a job candidate.

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“Integrators” Get Ahead: Skillfully blending your online personal image and professional life

Posted November 30, 2012 by

Are Your Social Media Profiles Speaking For You or Against You?

CollegeRecruiter.comJob seekers should know that social media can be their best friend or worst enemy, depending on their profiles.  The following post offers tips to help keep you from losing out on becoming a potential job candidate.

Social media is a great tool for your job search and job application process because it allows you to get your name out to the entire world. Employers are starting to utilize social media sites to not only find prospective applicants, but also to investigate current applicants. This means that you need to make sure that your online profiles are showing off your best attributes and give the impression that you would be a great employee.

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Are Your Social Media Profiles Speaking For You or Against You?

Posted September 12, 2012 by

How Social Media Can Influence College Admissions

Prospective college students might think that their applications are the only factor in determining admission into college.  However, their social media profiles could also influence whether or not they will be accepted into the schools they have applied for.  Learn more in the following infographic. (more…)

Posted August 30, 2012 by

Why Social Networks Are Crucial to Getting Recruited

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jobvite, a recruitment platform for the social Web, revealed in its 2012 Social Recruiting Survey that an increasing number of employers are using social networking as a vehicle to recruit candidates. In fact, 73% of employers said they hired a candidate through social media in 2012, compared with 63% in 2011.

This revealing survey shows just how important it is for job seekers to showcase their talents on the Internet. With nearly three-fourths of top employers seeking talent online, not promoting your skills via the Web could make it more challenging to find the job you’re looking for. (more…)

Posted August 17, 2012 by

Evolving labor market calls for evolving tactics

Livingstone Mukasa

Livingstone Mukasa, Founder and CEO of Archability

Many of us can recall, rather recently, times when the majority of soon-to-be college graduates had secured two, maybe three job offers prior to donning the ceremonial gown and walking down the aisles to get their degrees.  In those days, recruiters were just about everywhere, many taking on new employees in droves and even throwing in signing bonuses and paid relocation expenses.  All that mattered was a college degree.  The rest simply fell into place on its own.

Seemingly overnight, this equation that had existed for generations was turned upside down.  Unbeknownst to many, market forces were at work chipping away at what had been the standard formula for job security.  The days of graduates finding jobs with minimal effort were coming to end as the very definition of job seeking and recruitment was undergoing a transformation that would set a new precedent in the sourcing and securing of employment. (more…)