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Posted September 30, 2015 by

Handling discrimination and harassment against LGBT employees/candidates

Discrimination and harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated. LGBT employees and candidates need protection concerning comments on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Employers are responsible for establishing a policy that disciplines workplace discrimination and harassment.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter recently hosted a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29, at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco.

College Recruiter has been publishing the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. Beth Zoller, Legal Editor for XpertHR, explains handling discrimination and harassment against LGBT employees and candidates. (more…)

Posted September 23, 2015 by

How to Address Discrimination During the Hiring Process

Job candidates should keep an eye out for discrimination during the hiring process. If for any reason candidates suspect discrimination, they should follow expert Janine Truitt’s helpful advice for addressing this touchy situation in an appropriate manner.

College Recruiter is hosting the third part of a 3-part webinar series on September 24, 2015, featuring special guests Janine Truitt of Talent Think Innovations, LLC, and Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting. The webinar series is focused on Honest Diversity Conversations; part three is entitled Bias Leadership. Register now!

In the following interview, Janine explains how to handle discrimination during the hiring process. (more…)

Posted September 09, 2014 by

What It Takes to Land an Entry Level Job in Mergers and Acquisitions

If you’re interested in getting an entry level job in mergers and acquisitions, the following post shares how you can acquire one.

Want to stand out from the competition when applying for a graduate job in M&A? Here’s how.

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Posted March 21, 2014 by

College Students, About to Graduate without Securing Entry Level Jobs? 5 Tips for Your Job Search

College students, don’t be too discouraged if you haven’t found entry level jobs as you prepare to graduate.  Remember these five tips in the following post as you continue your job search.

According to a survey by the Economic Policy Institute, the unemployment rate for 2013 college grads sits at 8.8 percent. While the economy is improving, soon-to-be college grads entering the job market may feel apprehensive about finding work after they walk across that stage. Don’t spend your remaining college career, and the summer, dwelling in your

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Posted February 19, 2014 by

Writing a Cover Letter for an Entry Level Job? Tell Your Own Story

The next time you write a cover letter for an entry level job, consider telling a story to help make the case for why you’re the best candidate for the position.  Learn more in the following post.

Rather than start a cover letter in typical, ho-hum fashion, lead with a personal story that either happened at work or on your free time. It can be dramatic, interesting, unique (like Amanda Munster’s genius savings plan for a first home), exciting or downright unusual. If the anecdote relates directly to the job you’re

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Posted December 30, 2013 by

Create an Entry Level Job Opportunity Before One Opens Up

If you are having trouble finding an entry level job, learn how to create an opportunity for yourself with the company you wish to work for in the following post.

Just about every job seeker can tell this story: They apply for the perfect job opening. And then they wait. And wait. They never hear from the company. An organization may want to hire, and may post open positions, but that doesn’t mean it’s in a rush to fill them. Job seekers should note a new study by

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Posted December 03, 2013 by

5 Types of Emails for Your Entry Level Job Search

During your entry level job search, you may need to send specific email responses.  In the following post, learn five types of emails you can create to use when necessary.

Tim Kreider lit a fire under the blogosphere in late October with a New York Times column called “Slaves of the Internet, Unite!” In the piece, Kreider gripes about young writers who contribute to web sites and receive no compensation. Kreider recommends aspiring young folk turn down pro-bono opportunities and

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Posted November 08, 2013 by

What Does It Take to Find Entry Level Jobs in Finance?

For those of you trying to find entry level jobs in finance, there is one step you may want to consider first that can eventually lead you to the job you want.  Learn more in the following post.

If you’ve been looking for entry level finance jobs, you already know that it’s a tough market out there. What you may not know is that many finance rock.

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Posted September 23, 2013 by

Are You a Humanities Major? Entry Level Jobs in Travel that Might Interest You

If you are not sure what kind of entry level jobs to consider as a humanities major, the following post has opportunities in the travel industry that are expected to increase in the years to come.

Over the 2008-18 period, occupations such as hotel, motel and resort desk clerks, tour guides and escorts, and flight attendants are all projected to increase in employment. via bls.gov Not only for those with specialized degrees in travel and hospitality industry, travel jobs rank high on employing those with little experience or

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Posted September 16, 2013 by

When Crowdsourced Employees Tarnish Your Brand

Network of people representing crowdsourcing icons

Network of people representing crowdsourcing icons. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are many advantages to crowdsourcing your staff. You are able to split large projects into tiny tasks, and activate thousands of workers across every time zone to complete your work quickly and efficiently. You are able to work with individual independent contractors, skipping the expenses associated with full-time employees. You are also able to work remotely, saving office and overhead expenses.

However, working with thousands of anonymous employees has its hazards. When your crowdsourced staff feels slighted or underappreciated, they take their complaints far and wide. Suddenly, your brand is being identified as a bad place to work, and is also being associated with an inferior product. (more…)