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Posted July 10, 2016 by

Networking events on campus give students workplace preview

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Recruiters typically head to college campuses every fall. They will be looking for the best and brightest students with the potential to fill internships and entry-level jobs. However, other recruiters will not travel to schools or may limit travel because of the costs; they would prefer job seekers come to them, find candidates online, or may recruit through other means, such as through target email campaigns and banner ads.

Recruiters who opt out of campus recruiting entirely might miss out on the face-to-face interaction with college students interested in learning more about specific employers. Attending at least some of the networking events on college campuses not only allows recruiters to make their presence known but also helps students gain a better understanding of the workplace. John Link, Assistant Director for Career Development at Webster University, highlights why recruiters and employers should visit college campuses.

“I think it is important for recruiters to actively attend networking events on university and college campuses to assist with developing college students’ understanding of the working world, and begin identifying the marketable skills and abilities essential in that specific area of employment. Employers who attend networking events on university and college campuses have immediate access to college students from various economic and cultural backgrounds while connecting information to students about opportunities for the company or organization they are representing. This information can be helpful for short and long-term career goal setting and connecting students to professionals in the fields of work they are interested in.”

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John Link, Assistant Director for Career Development at Webster University

John Link, Assistant Director for Career Development at Webster University

John Link is the Assistant Director for Career Development at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. An Indiana native, John spent time working at Indiana State University’s Career Center in career programming before making the move to St. Louis. Prior to working in higher education, John worked as an elementary teacher in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and served as an instructional coach to assist teachers in further developing their math and science teaching skills. John enjoys working in career development and helping define students’ career goals through personalized career coaching.

Posted February 06, 2015 by

Cracking the MBA Admissions Code with the Perfect Job History

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Yael Redelman-Sidi, Founder of Admit1MBA & Admit2Med

If you’re in college and already know you will need an MBA to achieve your career goals (maybe you want to work for Private Equity or become a product manager for Google), you have to be careful and creative while considering the career path that will most increase your chances of admission to top business programs.

Leading programs like Wharton, Harvard, Columbia Business School, NYU Stern and MIT receive thousands of applications, with as many as 20 people competing for each spot in the class. The decision of the MBA admissions board is influenced by whether your professional and personal experience will allow you to make valuable contributions in the classroom. Your time in the workforce has to be meaningful and relevant. (more…)

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Best Interview Tips for Success

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Woman shaking hands while having an interview in office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Job seekers often find it challenging to get the jobs they need because they are not prepared for interviews. An important aspect of getting a job is handling the interview effectively. The first step towards a successful interview is to be adequately prepared.

Be Fully Prepared

Preparing for an interview involves finding out information about the company. This type of information makes it possible for the job seeker to be aware of what the position requires. It also proves to the interviewer that you have made the effort to understand the needs of the company. (more…)

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Recent Graduates, Daring Yourselves to Land Dream Jobs? Tips to Go for Them

While recent graduates probably face enough pressure to find entry level jobs, what about those who are thinking about finding their dream jobs?  Even though grads might already know their passions, going after them can be a bold move.  They may be required to make sacrifices such as putting up a lot of money, relocating somewhere else, or even breaking up with a significant other.  That can be a lot to ask.  However, what happens if you decide to pursue your dream job?  Only time will tell; in the meantime, here are some tips to help grads in their dream job searches. (more…)

Posted September 15, 2014 by

Recruiters, Want a Successful Experience on Campus this Fall? Here’s What You Can Do

With the fall season approaching, recruiters who visit college campuses will be looking to find quality candidates to hire.  The following post shares advice on having a successful recruiting experience on campus this autumn.

Ah, the fall! I love it. Everything about it: pumpkin spice lattes, fall scented candles, pumpkin carving, boots, and back to school time. As someone who’s made a transition from being on the ground as a college recruiter to a…

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Posted August 29, 2014 by

College Graduates, Want a Direct Connection to Jobs? 10 Ways to Contact Hiring Managers

College graduates looking for jobs should think about contacting hiring managers directly using any of these 10 ways in the following post.

The best way to advance your job search is to talk to the people making the big decisions: the hiring manager. In fact, to greatly improve your job search results, the number of conversations with these decision makers is the ultimate metric you should be tracking. Not job leads found. Not new connections on social media. Not applications sent.

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Posted July 18, 2014 by

How to be proactive: Build these 5 strengths

 

Proactive people think deeply and never stop taking initiatives. Being proactive at work not only boosts your confidence, but also your professional career. Proactive employees often have effective planning skills, communication skills and a good sense of humor. When you are a proactive employee, you can easily resolve problems individually, without acquiring assistance from anybody. But if you don’t know how to be proactive, here we offer five areas to strengthen at work.   (more…)

Posted May 15, 2014 by

Using Social Media to Find Recent Graduate Jobs? Tips to Enhance Your Search

If you need tips to improve your search for recent graduate jobs on social media, find some in the following post.

In management studies, students are always told to get in the consumer’s shoes. When you know what your audience wants, it’s much easier to deliver directly to their expectations. Getting hired is a similar process. When you go out there in the market, you are essentially selling yourself to

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Posted April 25, 2014 by

Build Up Your Skills for an Interview Presentation

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Young man smiling while holding a microphone in front of him. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you apply for a job after graduation, you may be asked to give a presentation in front of an interviewer or a panel as part of the screening process. This is often a requirement for sales, marketing, or other positions that call for face-to-face meetings with clients or management.

Public speaking can be nerve-wracking, let alone presenting to decision makers who may or may not give you that sought-after break. The butterflies in your stomach are just one of the many physical indicators of tension – you’ll also sweat profusely, your body may shake, and in a worst-case scenario, you may experience mental block. (more…)

Posted March 03, 2014 by

Show Employers How Valuable You Are Before They Hire You for Recent College Graduate Jobs

Have you ever been rejected by a company you thought would be perfect to work for?  Don’t worry.  If you’re applying for recent college graduate jobs, try showing potential employers why you would be valuable before they hire you, as suggested in the following post.

I would love to work for LinkedIn. I sent my resume and cover letter to apply for a marketing job at LinkedIn. They didn’t think I was good enough. I, however, know different. Such is the lament of the job seeker. The problem is, you plan to show employers what a great

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