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Posted January 26, 2015 by

Parents, Are You Giving Homework Help to Your Children?

According to the US educational system, if parents want their child to succeed at school, they are to help their kids with homework. The case is, students spend 70% of their waking time out of school.
Many parents face loads of troubles on the ground of this issue. Some of them are too busy because of their work, some are just surprised with the level of the difficulty of the materials their kids get at school. Homework-Desk.com decided to find out the exact numbers and statistics from this field.
Really interesting is the fact that parents studying-activity frequently depends on their age and gender. We also managed to differentiate the most popular subjects parents help their kids with. Parents’ being interested in the studying life of their kids increases children’s interest in school and makes them enjoy studying more.
There are some rules and guidelines that can help parents deal with studies, such as there should be a definite time for doing homework, as well as, a definite place. Kids shouldn’t be distracted while dealing with their home assignments. All the materials needed should be provided for the child, so that he/she won’t waste time on unnecessary researches. (more…)

Posted January 21, 2015 by

5 Books Every Incoming College Freshman Should Read

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Girl reads a book. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Are you headed off to school? Here are five books you should read before your first official class. For various reasons, they’re all life- and perspective-changing.

1. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Sharp, smart and hilariously funny, this book offers a layman’s journey through the origins of the universe. It touches on everything from astronomy to chemistry to paleontology, and not only will you finish it as a smarter person than when you began, but you might also find yourself signing up for electives that you never thought you’d want. (more…)

Posted December 09, 2014 by

Use Targeted Emails and Banners to Reach Grads, Students by School, Major, Diversity, and More

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Business hand touch email marketing concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve probably heard the quote that you know that half of your advertising is working but you don’t know which half.  At College Recruiter, we help ensure that all of your ads work by targeting them to the grads and students who you want to reach the most.

There’s nothing worse than spending money when you don’t need to – and that’s why using targeted banner ads and emails to reach specific types of candidates is a smart move.  Instead of a ‘shotgun approach’ to hit everyone out there, College Recruiter’s targeted banner and emails deliver your ads just to the exact candidates you need to fill your entry-level jobs and internships. (more…)

Posted December 08, 2014 by

Where Do Your Hires Come From?

Congratulations, you're hired! says manager to selected candidate

Congratulations, you’re hired! says manager to selected candidate. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For the past decade, Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler of CareerXroads have surveyed thousands of employers about where their hires originated. This reliable study (you can get your copy here) consistently points to three top sources:

  1. Referrals;
  2. Employer career sites; and
  3. Job boards.

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Posted October 02, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job or Internship Using Social Media? How to Approach It

It is no secret that social media is a huge part of modern day communication.  While many people use it for personal reasons, some also use it for their job searches.  If you’re looking for an entry level job or an internship, social media can help you learn more about job opportunities and companies that you are interested in working for.  However, job seekers must be careful how they present themselves online to be taken seriously by potential employers.  Let’s take a look at some ways to approach your search for career opportunities. (more…)

Posted September 24, 2014 by

College Grads, Searching for Your Dream Entry Level Jobs in the 21st Century? What to Keep in Mind

If they have not started doing so already, many college graduates will be searching for entry level jobs after graduation.  While the thought of entering the job market is exciting, it can also be scary for graduates if they are not properly prepared.  After all, today’s job search is conducted much differently than when their parents when looking for employment.  So as 21st century job seekers, what are some things grads need to focus on?  Let’s take a closer look. (more…)

Posted September 03, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want to Gain Respect When Networking about Jobs and Your Careers? 12 Tips to Earn It

At times, recent college graduates searching for jobs may feel like they don’t get enough respect when networking.  However, they can earn more respect by applying these 12 tips in the following post when talking with people.

Building a personal brand that resonates with employers and customers is hard. While in or just out of school, it can often seem impossible. So our friends at YEC asked some of their members this question: “What’s advice would you give a young careerist or entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken

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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 August 29, 2014 by

Want to Impress College Recruiters with Your MBA Application Essay? Follow These 3 Tips

If you’re trying to stand out to college recruiters with your MBA application essay, there are three tips to help you do so in the following post.

Ah yes, it’s MBA application season. Can you smell it in the air? It’s an aroma of nervous stress, double shots of espresso and late night burritos. Breathe it in. MBA application essays give you an opportunity to speak. The admissions committee already has your numbers, your resume, your recommendations — so they’ve got an idea

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Posted August 27, 2014 by

How to put your degree to work for you

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Black graduation cap with degree on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A big misconception about employment is that it is hard for new graduates to get jobs.  Many people think that getting a degree is not a sure fire way of getting a job, however the problem is not with the degree but with the person holding it.

The main problem for new graduates is how they go about getting jobs.  They think because they add their degree on their resume that potential employers will be jumping at the bit for their services.

New graduates make the mistake of relying on their degree for work instead of putting their degree to work for them.  This article will show 3 things you can do to improve your job hunting campaign if you’re a new graduate. (more…)