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Posted October 11, 2018 by

College Recruiter providing high CPC, original backfill to publishers who primarily target students, recent grads

Almost since job boards existed, they’ve partnered together to share job content. One job board may have an excess number of candidate traffic in one area while a second may have an excess number of job posting ads in the same area. A real win-win can be created if the first sends its candidates to the second in return for a share of the revenue the second receives from its employer customer.

Unfortunately for the publisher — the site with excess candidate traffic — these backfill deals often took on the form of API calls, meaning that all of the jobs from the advertiser — the site with excess demand from employers — appeared at the bottom of the publisher’s search results. The publisher may have five jobs that match the interests of the candidate but their search results page would end up showing those five jobs plus hundreds of others from the advertiser.

Even worse was that the advertiser’s brand was typically adjacent to the jobs and the candidate would be sent to the advertiser’s site to register and, perhaps, apply to the job. To the candidate, the experience was searching for a job on the first job board, finding a potential match on the search results page, clicking, and going to a second job board. That created, at best, confusion for many job seekers. Were they at the employer’s site? Why were they being asked to register again? Was registering the same as applying? (more…)

Posted April 14, 2016 by

Fraudulent job postings target college students

Fraudulent job postings, left unchecked, can prove truly harmful to college students and recent grads. Recently, an organization calling itself HYDROCK, Inc, LLC, posted fraudulent job postings for college students. Thankfully, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota received reports about the fraudulent postings and alerted employers, job seekers, and recruitment media companies like College Recruiter about the questionable job postings.

The postings boasted of positions allowing students flexible hours/scheduling “to avoid conflicts between classes or other business.” Unfortunately, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Upon further investigation, that was the case with this posting.

College students and recent grads should be leery of shady job postings. If applicants run across job postings like this (or are approached by companies after posting their resumes online), they should consider the following warning signs that may indicate signs of fraudulence:

  • You will receive a check up front, prior to beginning work.
  • You will work a minimal number of hours but receive a large income in return.
  • You are asked to submit your Social Security number or very sensitive personal information to a company prior to the face-to-face interview and acceptance of the position.
  • As part of the position, you will be required to transfer money or reship goods.
  • The company claims to be located in another country.
  • The position does not list any minimum qualifications for education or experience.
  • The job posting contains grammatical, mechanical, or stylistic errors.
  • The company claims to have been in business for years, but the website was only recently created.

Faith Rothberg, CEO of College Recruiter, recently discussed the topic of fraudulent job postings with Pete Weddle, the Vice President of TATech. Faith will be moderating a panel discussion at the TATech Industry Congress this weekend, April 16-17, in Orlando, Florida.


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Faith and Pete both believe that if College Recruiter and other recruitment media companies take action to prevent scammers from successfully reaching candidates, they will help make a difference in fighting this ongoing battle against fraudulent job postings.

“At College Recruiter, we believe every student and recent grad deserves to get started in a great career. Having quality job postings is necessary to reaching this goal,” Faith Rothberg states. “We also believe that talent acquisition leaders deserve to have a place to connect with candidates, a place which showcases quality positions they have to offer. This is what College Recruiter offers. College Recruiter’s extensive filtering system ensures that the jobs on our site are quality postings and are limited strictly to those with 0-3 years of experience.”

Need help managing job postings? Reach out to College Recruiter—we’re here to help.

Posted March 14, 2014 by

Andrea McEwen-Henderson Joins College Recruiter as National Account Manager, Corporate Sales

Andrea McEwen-Henderson

Andrea McEwen-Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 14, 2014 – College Recruiter, the leading niche job board for college students hunting for internships and recent graduates looking for entry level jobs and other career opportunities, today announced that Andrea McEwen-Henderson has joined its sales team as its new national account manager for corporate sales.

Andrea comes to College Recruiter with eight years of collaborative sales experience with Day-Timer Inc. and then more than 11 years of collaborative sales experience with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) helping the leading employers of college and university students and recent graduates market their internships, co-op opportunities, and entry-level jobs to college and university students and recent graduates.  (more…)

Posted March 13, 2014 by

Jimmy McCourt Joins College Recruiter as National Account Manager, Corporate Sales

Jimmy McCourt

Jimmy McCourt

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 13, 2014 – College Recruiter, the leading niche job board for college students hunting for internships and recent graduates looking for entry level jobs and other career opportunities, today announced that Jimmy McCourt has joined its sales team as its new national account manager for corporate sales.

Jimmy comes to College Recruiter with experience both in the job board  and recruiting industries. He was an account executive for Indeed, the highest trafficked job board in the world, and a technical recruiter for Equity Staffing Group. Anyone who has had the pleasure of speaking with Jimmy even for a few minutes will experience his passion for sales, marketing, recruiting, advertising, digital media, and technology. He brings that all together by analyzing job-seeker behavior in the ever-evolving digital recruitment landscape to help his employer clients strategically and systemically improve the quality of people they hire, while simultaneously strengthening their brand online and beyond. (more…)

Posted March 12, 2014 by

Josh Rock Joins College Recruiter as National Account Manager, Corporate Sales

Josh Rock

Josh Rock

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 12, 2014 – College Recruiter, the leading niche job board for college students hunting for internships and recent graduates looking for entry level jobs and other career opportunities, today announced that Josh Rock has joined its sales team as its new national account manager for corporate sales.

Josh comes to College Recruiter with 16 years of experience in helping large, medium, and small employers efficiently and effectively use social media, marketing, advertising, and applicant tracking systems (ATS). Josh has worked both for media partners such as JobDig Media and LinkedUp.com and within recruiting departments for employers such as Office Team and CentraCare Health System. He also has great passion for helping others learn whether he’s delivering job hunting tips to a classroom of students, presentations to a room full of recruiters, or helping professional associations and employers connect with keynote speakers for their events. (more…)

Posted March 11, 2014 by

Lori DeSousa Joins College Recruiter as National Account Manager, Corporate Sales

Lori DeSousa

Lori DeSousa

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 11, 2014 – College Recruiter, the leading niche job board for college students hunting for internships and recent graduates looking for entry level jobs and other career opportunities, today announced that Lori DeSousa has joined its sales team as its new national account manager for corporate sales.

Lori comes to College Recruiter with 16 years of account and project management, client relations, marketing, consultative sales and recruitment ad agency experience. She has a wealth of experience in working with employer clients who hire dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of college students and recent graduates a year as well as the recruitment advertising agencies which buy media for and otherwise represent those clients. Lori was a senior media planning / buyer for CACI International from 2004 through 2007, account director / media strategist for TMP Worldwide’s Government division from 2007 through 2010, and business relations consultant for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) from 2011 through 2013. (more…)

Posted March 10, 2014 by

Jamara Cheek Joins College Recruiter as National Account Manager, Government Sales

Jamara Cheek

Jamara Cheek

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 10, 2014 – College Recruiter, the leading niche job board for college students hunting for internships and recent graduates looking for entry level jobs and other career opportunities, today announced that Jamara Cheek has joined its sales team as its new national account manager for government sales.

From 2008 through 2014, Jamara was the metro area manager of the Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Jamara comes to College Recruiter with a wealth of experience helping small- and medium-sized organizations win more business from federal, state, and local government agencies by providing hands-on coaching and technical assistance for registrations, certifications, bid/proposal development, GSA Multiple Award Schedule contracts, invoicing, subcontracting, and networking within the government. In that role, Jamara developed expertise in: (more…)

Posted February 05, 2014 by

College Recruiter CEO Faith Rothberg Elected to IAEWS Board of Governors

Faith Rothberg, CEO of CollegeRecruiter.com

Faith Rothberg, CEO of CollegeRecruiter.com

Minneapolis, MN, January 31, 2014 — The International Association of Employment Web Sites, the trade association for the global online employment services industry, today announced that College Recruiter CEO Faith Rothberg was elected to the 2014 Board of Governors.

Faith will be joined on the Board by:

  • John Bell, CEO Boxwood Technology
  • Ethan Bloomfield, SVP ZipRecruiter
  • Ted Daywalt, CEO VetJobs
  • Jamie Freundlich, CEO LiveCareer
  • David Lewis, CEO AllCountyJobs.com
  • Rathin Sinha, CEO America’s Job Exchange

The IAEWS was founded by executive director Peter Weddle and has 900 member organizations representing 60,000 employment sites that serve job seekers, employers and recruiters worldwide. These employment sites are job boards and career portals operated by:

  • commercial enterprises;
  • newspapers;
  • radio and television stations;
  • trade and professional magazines and publications;
  • professional associations and societies;
  • college, university, and trade/technical school alumni organizations; and
  • affinity groups.

Today, job boards and career portals serve virtually every profession, craft and trade, in every industry, in every country of the world.

Posted April 05, 2013 by

Choosing the ‘Write’ One: Writing Samples 101

If you are interviewing for a writing job, it is a good idea to bring a variety of writing samples just in case a potential employer is interested.  Learn more in the following post.

Whenever I go on an interview, I carry a folder full of writing samples and copies of my resume. You’ve probably heard that employers often ask for writing samples during an interview even if they hadn’t asked you to bring or send them beforehand. I’ve been in this very

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Choosing the ‘Write’ One: Writing Samples 101

Posted March 28, 2013 by

CollegeRecruiter.com Named a Best Job Site for Students by About.com

About.com 2013 Readers' Choice FinalistMINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 28, 2013 – About.com recently surveyed its users to ask them to nominate and then vote for the best job and career sites in the following categories: Best Job Site, Best Job Site for Students, Best Career Blog, Best Career Networking Site, Best Site for Company Information, Best Resume Site, Best Salary Site, Best Facebook App for Job Searching, and Best Mobile App for Job Searching. According to the results just announced by About.com Guide Alison Doyle, CollegeRecruiter.com was selected as one of the five best job sites for students.

“We’re always happy to receive positive recognition by a large group of job seekers,” said Steven Rothberg, president and founder of CollegeRecruiter.com. “It is even sweeter when we receive an award such as the About.com Readers’ Choice because About.com is such a wonderful, time tested source of information about tens of thousands of topics.” (more…)