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Posted June 30, 2016 by

Networking on college campuses builds relationships

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Building a relationship with anyone requires time and effort. Once a relationship is established, both parties must work to maintain it. If recruiters and hiring managers want to really connect with college students, they should consider showing up on college campuses. These are networking opportunities not only for students but also for employers. Employers can create connections by personally interacting with college students, answering their questions, or by handing out business cards or other company information. Recruiters and hiring managers who spend time and energy on college campuses can not only network with students but also potentially build long-term relationships with schools. Tom Vecchione, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director for Career Development at University of the Pacific, shares his thoughts on the importance of recruiters attending networking events on college campuses.

“It’s important for organizations with ongoing hiring needs at the college degree level to build and maintain excellent working relationships with their target institutions. Many times, it takes a year or two for given organizations to begin building strong brand reputations at colleges and universities that will attract the top caliber talent they (and other employers) desire.

Creating good recruiting relationships means you want college students talking to and talking up your organization to other students. Nothing is more powerful than trusted friends making a referral based on their own first-hand experience. Approved sponsorship opportunities with key student groups can also help cultivate student recognition of your organization.

Developing a strong partnership with the college’s career services operation is probably the most important thing an organization can do. Doing so can open all kinds of opportunities to engage students and even faculty potentially. In my 20 plus years doing this, I have seen time and again those employers who commit to long-term relationships with schools (i.e., don’t abandon the relationship even when employers are not hiring or there may be a market downturn) will be the most successful.”

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Tom Vecchione, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director for Career Development at University of the Pacific

Tom Vecchione, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director for Career Development at University of the Pacific

Tom Vecchione is the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director for Career Development at University of the Pacific. Tom earned a Ph.D. in Counseling from Ohio University, specializing in college student career development. Tom has 22 years of progressively, responsible experience in career services/placement and university student affairs and works extensively with employers seeking to hire college students or alumni.

Posted October 08, 2014 by

7 Simple Ways To Make Employees Love Their Jobs

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Group of hardware store workers giving thumbs up. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Contrary to popular opinion, employees are not necessarily motivated by position, power, or prosperity. Instead, the highest order of incentives come from raising employee self-esteem and offering work that stimulates a sense of self-actualization. In many businesses, office problems arise because of a high turnover rate due to front-line managers and supervisors not being aware of how to provide employees with meaningful work incentives. Proprietary office staffing offers the the ability to strategically recruit employees at all levels of management. (more…)

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The Benefits of Employees Using Social Media on their Entry Level Jobs

While some employers might prefer their employees not using social media on their entry level jobs, there are some benefits to them doing so.  Learn more in the following post.

Use of social networks at workplace – right or wrong or can be assigned to the gray area? Social networks are sometimes seen as platforms where employees lose time in their working hours, to the point that some companies have blocked access to these platforms for being considered a waste of time. In fact, there are studies that

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Posted November 12, 2013 by

How Facebook Can Benefit Your Entry Level Job Search

Most people probably think about LinkedIn first when it comes to establishing their professional careers.  The following post, though, suggests how Facebook can benefit entry level job seekers as well.

Here’s a quick quiz. I’ll give you three clues, you name the social network. Ready? 1.Your profile includes your headshot, skills and work experience and has space for a compelling, career-oriented bio. 2. Organizations are active on this network and have their own pages where they send updates and post jobs. 3. With more than

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Posted October 02, 2013 by

Why Isn’t Your Career Advancing from Your Entry Level Job? Here Are Some Reasons – Part 2

If you’re an employee who has not advanced from his or her entry level job, the following post has more reasons that may be holding you back.

Guest blog by Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ and author of ‘FT Guide To Business Networking’, and guest blogger for Big4.com. I am often talking with people whose careers have seemingly come to a full stop in their firm. Sometimes this is fixable, and other times it isn’t. This is

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