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Posted July 31, 2017 by

Diversity in the workplace: recruitment tips and tactics Part 2 [expert panel discussion]

 

As demographics change in the United States, including at college campuses, we should be seeing more diversity in the workplace. So why is the needle moving so slowly? In today’s panel discussion with College Recruiter’s Panel of Experts, we explore strategies for talent acquisition professionals to improve their diversity recruitment. Today our discussion touched on what an inclusive recruitment process looks like, differences between the government and private sectors, and concrete tips for talent acquisition professionals. (more…)

Posted February 24, 2016 by

Senior year job search: A timeline

Robyn Scott, guest writer

Robyn Scott, guest writer

All of a sudden students are part way through their senior year of college, and employment (or unemployment) is just a few short months away. Students who wait to look for jobs until college is over will generally find they are unemployed or working at a part-time job they don’t like for the entire summer.

Of course, lucky students will have secured positions by the fall, but many will need to search for much longer than that. No two students will have the exact same experience. Employment opportunities vary depending on the field, time of year, and flexibility of the job seeker. Recent graduates who are willing to relocate or consider full-time internships, for example, may have more opportunities than people looking for full-time paid employment in their current city only. To avoid post grad unemployment, it’s good for students to start their job search while they are still in college.

1) First semester senior year

During the first semester of senior year, students are not likely to receive a full-time job offer. Although there are a few high demand fields, most students will be doing preliminary research at this point. Students are encouraged to begin networking with people in their chosen career fields if they haven’t already done so. They can also start investigating which companies hire new graduates and find out if recruiters will be on campus during the year. Additionally, the first semester is a good time to meet with professors or professionals within the field to get information about possible opportunities in the future. Although most companies are not going to give an official interview at this point, they may offer an informational interview. A familiar face is more likely to be hired later on.

2) Beginning of second semester senior year

Once students get to their second semester of their senior year, they can start legitimately looking for jobs. Many companies hiring new graduates will begin their recruitment process at this point knowing their employees can’t start until the beginning of summer. One of the most challenging issues for students at this point is finding a balance between school and the job search. It’s important students devote their full attention to study the week before midterms and finals but still manage to send out applications and meet with recruiters.

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3) End of second semester senior year

By the end of the second semester, it’s important students are sending out completed job applications on a regular basis. There is not a magic number but one to two applications per week will serve as a good, minimum goal. In addition to applying for jobs the traditional way, students should be actively networking and refining their resumes. Also, it’s important to tailor each cover letter to a specific position. The human resources department can easily tell who made the effort to read the entire job description and who wrote a standard letter.

4) The summer after graduation

The majority of college seniors will not have secured full-time employment by their graduation date. However, this is when it’s important to stay motivated and get creative. In addition to continuing a full-time job search in a specific field, recent grads should look at viable part-time positions, paid internships, and transition jobs that can help them build their resumes. There are several companies that won’t hire somebody until they have a couple years of experience, so that dream job may be just around the corner. In order to beef up their resumes, recent grads can be creative and have two part-time jobs or look into the possibility of something near their field, if not directly in it.

Looking for more advice on the job search? Go to College Recruiter’s blog and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter.

Robyn Scott, a guest writer for College Recruiter, is a private tutor with TutorNerds LLC. She has a BA from the University of California, Irvine, and a MA from the University of Southampton, UK.

Posted February 18, 2015 by

Important things not to mention in your resume or work profile

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Cropped image of businessman analyzing resume at desk in office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Your first step to professional life, is selling yourself on paper or a document which is globally called a resume. A resume also sometimes called a CV is a summary, highlighting all your academic achievements, work experience and job-relevant skills that can help a potential employer make a decision of whether to proceed further in a recruitment process with you or not. (more…)

Posted November 19, 2013 by

Do You Believe College Prepares Students for Recent Graduate Jobs?

Find out what students think about whether or not college prepares them for recent graduate jobs in the following post.

recruiting (2) A survey recently conducted by the University of Phoenix and Harris Interactive asked working adults whether they felt college had prepared them for their careers. Of more than 1,600 working adults surveyed,…

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Posted July 24, 2013 by

From a Little Town? Securing an Internship in a Big City as an Entry Level Job

If you’re a student looking to land an internship in a big city as an entry level job, the following post has tips to achieve this goal.

Featured: Featured I had a student tweet to me the other day asking me to blog on this subject. She said she was from a small town and wanted a big city internship. Are you in the same boat? With fall internships right around the corner, you have three main options: 1. Intern in the city

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How To Land a Big City Internship When You’re From a Small Town

Posted December 24, 2012 by

Top 8 Reasons Why Many Veterans aren’t Getting the Job

CollegeRecruiter.comAfter a little while searching for jobs, military veterans probably wonder why they can’t get hired.  In the following post, learn eight reasons keeping them from landing new positions in the civilian workforce.

Today we welcome a guest blog post from Todd Hecht, a Recruiter at Orion International and Navy veteran.

There is no doubt in my mind that the job market is tough overall and even tougher for newly transitioning veterans. You would be hard pressed not to find blog after blog and LinkedIn post after post that identifies the reasons why the market is so tough for our Nation’s Heroes. There is no shortage of people identifying what the Government can do or what companies can do to help our veterans.

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Top 8 Reasons Why Many Veterans aren’t Getting the Job

Posted September 27, 2012 by

How to Approach Hiring the Right People and Avoid Hiring the Wrong Ones

Mark Debinski

Mark Debinski, President of Bluewater Advisory

The simple reality for many business owners is that, in many ways, the company can only be as good as the people who represent it. That’s why hiring managers everywhere want to make sure they do everything possible to bring in the right talent when it comes to recruiting. While there is no tried and true formula to doing so, there are a few things a recruiter can do to make sure the talent matches the company’s needs. So let’s see what some of those things are by looking at mistakes that are commonly made, as well as steps that should be taken to ensure recruitment goes as smoothly as possible. (more…)