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Posted December 14, 2015 by

College Recruiter founder to guest on Mashable Twitter chat

College Recruiter founder Steven Rothberg

College Recruiter founder Steven Rothberg

Minneapolis, MN (December 14, 2015) — Interactive recruitment media company College Recruiter announced today that its president and founder, Steven Rothberg, will be a guest of Mashable on its next #BizChats Twitter chat when thousands of professionals will gather to learn how to take stock in all of their accomplishments and prepare for a fruitful 2016.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to partner with Mashable to help many of its 45 million monthly unique visitors with their careers, whether they’re happy with the job they currently have and just want to be better or if they’re considering finding a better opportunity,” said Rothberg. “Mashable has a sterling reputation for providing meaningful, engaging content to its users and for delivering that content at a time and in a way which is best suited for each of those users. Their #BizChats Twitter chats fit that model perfectly.”

The #BizChats Twitter chat will run for an hour starting Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Pacific. Mashable staff, other guests, and Rothberg will discuss how professionals can take stock in all their accomplishments and prepare for a fruitful 2016. Joining the conversation will be Anita Campbell, CEO and founder of smallbiztrends.com; Dan Schawbel, career & workplace expert, New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author; J.T. O’Donnell, CEO and founder of Careerealism.com; and Sarah Landrum, career blogger for punchedclocks.com & freelance writer. (more…)

Posted February 25, 2014 by

College Students Building e-Portfolios (Apparently for Self-Awareness)

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

By Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

In another sign that job seekers and employers are disconnected from one another, the Wall Street Journal noted in the article Giant Resumes Fail to Impress that “more universities are pushing their graduates to complete e-portfolios: web based dossiers that showcase writing samples, class presentations and other evidence of skills…”

According to Educause, (a non-profit, that we guess does the due diligence on subjects like this) over half of US college students, many of them MBAs, are using the expanded resume approach up from 7% in 2010…and it is only expected to increase this year.

Eventually the article quoted a few employers like Marie Artim, TA VP from Enterprise Holdings who simply told the truth about the subject [paraphrasing]: we don’t see it much and if we did we wouldn’t use it. (more…)

Posted March 28, 2013 by

80% of Job Openings Are Unadvertised

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I was recently quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying that 80 percent of job openings are unadvertised. Several people have contacted me to ask where I got that number. Some believe that only 70 percent of job openings are unadvertised. So where did I get 80 percent from?

As well stated on the Jobfully blog, the number bounces around a bit year-to-year and even month-to-month depending upon the state of the labor market and is indirectly reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in their monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The survey reports these numbers: (more…)

Posted March 08, 2013 by

Economy Added 236,000 Jobs Despite Expectations of Only 160,000

Bureau of Labor StatisticsThe U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February. According to the Wall Street Journal, economists had forecast that payrolls would rise by 160,000 and the unemployment rate would fall to 7.8 percent. In related news,  the unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since the end of 2008.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 236,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, construction, and health care. (more…)