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Posted February 18, 2016 by

Using LinkedIn to recruit college students

Recruiters should watch out for hiring trends in college recruiting in 2016. One trend is connecting with college students on LinkedIn. By engaging with potential candidates sooner rather than later, small companies will have a chance to compete with large companies for the best talent. Dennis Theodorou, Executive Search Expert and Vice President of Operations at JMJ Phillip Executive Search, discusses this trend as it relates to his company and others.

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“One major tip we are giving clients and something we have been actively doing in the last two years is connecting with candidates on LinkedIn prior to their graduation, as early as one to two years before graduation. At that point in their careers, our companies and other companies often setup pre-interviews or bring candidates onsite for mixers or for “learn what we do” type-of days, offering a unique, hands-on, real world experience.

A big issue small and medium-sized companies need to accommodate is all the large corporations are picking up a good portion of the graduating class before these smaller companies ever get a shot. As a smaller company, we have had to become more aggressive for our internal hiring and for our clients to gain an edge and earn the attention of top talent. If recruiters and hiring managers cannot get recent graduates or college upperclassmen interested in their companies way before graduation, it’s likely they will lose these candidates due to high profile startups and large Fortune 1000’s hitting campuses with presentation days – nearly automatically placing them lower on students’ interest and priority scale before even having a chance.

As employers, capture their minds early, and you will increase your odds greatly, but you have to be highly proactive.”

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Mr. Dennis Theodorou has more than 15 years of operational excellence and executive experience across multiple industries including: Executive Search, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Retail and Hospitality. Mr. Theodorou graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the leading supply chain management college in the world, Michigan State University. He has continued his education through graduate-level course work at Harvard University. As a development agent for Subway, he managed and led an entire region of store locations including the management of self-owned stores, franchise development, real estate, and area management. As a national expert in hiring, he has hired more than 700 employees over his entire career span and works hand-in-hand with companies to help on board top talent. Currently as Vice President of JMJ Phillip, he manages a portfolio of executive recruiting and employment service brands, spanning multiple locations and across nearly all verticals.

Posted October 07, 2015 by

Getting into the job search routine after vacation

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Late summer and early fall brings many things. The welcome scent of pumpkin spice wafts through our favorite coffee shops, department stores inexplicably begin decorating for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and college students begin returning to school after a restful summer vacation. If you are one of these college students, you are probably just beginning to get back into the groove of things. You’ve probably begun adjusting to a new sleep schedule, memorized where your classes are, and otherwise made the transition back to school. This is great, but have you also gotten your job search on track? After all, if you are like most students, looking for a job was probably not a high priority over the summer. Now that you are back in school and getting back to business, why not kick your job search efforts into high gear? (more…)

Posted September 09, 2015 by

Making Diversity a Priority in the Workplace

Does a level of concern exist in your company about diversity? While you may support diversity in the workplace, you may not know how to implement it. As an employer, let us help you consider a variety of factors to make diversity a priority in the workplace.

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

Prior to that event, we’ll publish the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. In today’s article, Annette Morris discusses how Nestle Purina PetCare Company addresses diversity in the workplace. (more…)

Posted December 29, 2014 by

From a Student to an Employee: How to handle the transition?

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Anshuman Kukreti

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attending lectures, submitting projects, enduring sleepless nights during exam days, partying hard, asking for grace marks during innumerable instances and what not! Seriously, time at college was a different phase of life altogether. Having spent majority of years as a student till now, there are some changes you’ll have to adapt yourself to, while moving ahead.

Getting a job was a feat you achieved as a student. But, making a successful transition from being a student to a productive and efficient employee is the next milestone in queue. (more…)

Posted December 26, 2014 by

Getting a Legal Internship

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Graduating law school is a great accomplishment. It takes a remarkable amount of studying and dedication to become a criminal lawyer. Lawyers are very bright people. However, you will still have work to do after you receive your diploma. Now you need to set your sights on getting a legal internship. As you might imagine, there is a great deal of competition for these coveted positions. Therefore, you need to do everything you can to set yourself apart from the other applicants. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can go about landing a legal internship as soon as possible after you graduate: (more…)

Posted October 09, 2014 by

The 8 Most Common Salary Negotiation Tactics

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Jim Hopkinson, Salary.com contributing writer

Within the language of every culture exists a sub-language – a collection of words, phrases, acronyms, slang, and jargon unique to that area of life, which must be deciphered in order to truly gain an understanding. The language of negotiation is no different.

Wikipedia has a great list of negotiation terms and tactics, so let’s highlight some of them and frame them in terms of salary negotiation. (more…)

Posted September 23, 2014 by

5 Habits You Need to Develop During College

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Rear view of students attentively listening to male teacher in the classroom. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Starting college is a huge step. For most, it’s your first taste of long-term independence. Although this is a new and exciting time, that doesn’t mean that it is also a time to go crazy.

This transitional period between relying on your parents and relying on yourself is a key period. Habits that you start now are going to have a much larger effect than habits that you may have had before, so it’s important to develop good, strong habits when you’re in college. These habits are ones you will hopefully carry on to your professional life and benefit you in future jobs. (more…)

Posted September 10, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? Ask Your Interviewer These 5 Questions

When interviewing for an entry level job, a candidate should consider asking these five questions in the following post.

Some of the best advice ever shared among job seekers: when in a job interview, interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position. You need to know if this job at this company is a good fit for you, right?

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