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Posted July 18, 2014 by

Best Apps for Networking: Bringing You the Best Apps for Play, Business, and Everything In Between

Various social media apps for networking

Various social media apps for networking. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

We live in a modern evolving world and all the happening is online. Social and business networking is booming, and new apps are constantly being made. Whether it’s retweeting a video of Mario Goetze scoring the winning goal for Germany in the FIFA World Cup at your friends, to submitting that polished resume online to land the first important job, the internet always knows how to provide. Especially on the go!

We put together a list of our top apps—some more familiar than others—ranging from downright silly sharing with friends, to life changing apps for business: (more…)

Posted June 26, 2014 by

Social Media Mistakes that May Put Off Recruiters

Computer keyboard with blue button for Social media

Computer keyboard with blue button for Social media. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During the last few years, the scope of social media has expanded to include not only our personal but also professional lives. We tend to leave plenty of digital footprints all over the web, allowing for recruiters to see our full profile not just the part we present in our resumes. Learning more about a candidate through social media can sometimes have disastrous effects. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the little details that bother recruiters when checking a candidate’s suitability for the job through social media profiles. (more…)

Posted June 17, 2014 by

Your Online Reputation Matters to Recruiters

As a job seeker, it is important to understand that your online reputation (basically anything online about you) matters to recruiters, which can impact your job search.  The following post features an infographic that talks about managing your online reputation.

Even when not actively job searching, you must constantly maintain your online professionalism. Just ask Evan Spiegel of SnapChat, who learned the hard way that anything communicated digitally can (and, at some point, most likely will) affect your reputation. As this infographic from KSBD shows, we must constantly be aware that

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Posted May 29, 2014 by

5 Best Practices for Alumni Engagement Online

Alumni rejoicing together

Alumni rejoicing together. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many graduates have fond memories of their days on campus. I mean, sure, the knowledge and experience gained, but probably also a lot of pizza and late nights socializing at a whisper in the library.

But your relationship with those grads doesn’t have to end after they walk across the stage. Alumni can be a great resource for current student retention, career networking, and (of course) university donations. In the past, alumni engagement strategies revolved around phone calls and direct mail campaigns. Now, higher ed staff are beginning to engage alumni using social media, connecting more grads across the country and inviting their participation at several levels. (more…)

Posted May 12, 2014 by

Just Had a Vacation from Those Recent Graduate Jobs? Don’t Post Photos that Might Harm Your Career

While you might be tempted to show off your vacation photos, be careful not the rub anyone the wrong way on those recent graduate jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

You’ve been endlessly plugging away at work for months; spending late nights at the office and wishing that someone would invent a coffee IV already. Impressing your boss at every turn can be exhausting, so you start desperately counting down the days to when you can finally get some R & R and your skin can

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Posted January 27, 2014 by

Why College Recruiters Should Visit Low Income Schools

When thinking about going to college, not all students have the opportunity to meet college recruiters on a regular basis.  The following post explains why they should visit low income schools more often.

The role of a college recruiter is to identify eligible students and convince them to apply to his or her respective university. No one expects recruiters to hold students’ hands during the process. But college recruiters are vital in…

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Posted December 23, 2013 by

Put a Brand on Your Job Search

The words Personal Brand in all capital letters

The words Personal Brand in all capital letters. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you think of branding, you may automatically think of the messages companies put out there to create certain impressions among consumers. But you also have an individual brand, and you send out messages that give other people positive or negative impressions about you. When you’re looking for a job and trying to land those important job interviews, these messages can either help or hurt your chances of landing the position you want. (more…)

Posted July 24, 2013 by

Be Careful on Social Media! College Recruiters are Watching You

While prospective college students may see no harm in their activities on social media, college recruiters may disagree.  Learn more in the following post.

That said, with only 15 percent of schools having any policy whatsoever, that gives the vast majority of college recruiters complete freedom to surf your internet trail. Online behavior that can affect your chances of admission

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Posted October 17, 2012 by

5 Best Practices for Job Seekers Looking for Next Career Opportunity

ExecuNet Editor-in-Chief Robyn GreenspanA recent survey asked top third party recruiters (also known as headhunters) to weigh-in on best practices to help job seekers find their next career opportunity. The data suggests that when submitting job applications, developing an online profile and networking with recruiters, there are some very clear do’s and don’ts.

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