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Posted March 25, 2016 by

College Recruiter wins Weddle’s User’s Choice Awards for best job boards for 9th time

2016 Weddle's User's Choice Awards

2016 Weddle’s User’s Choice Awards

College Recruiter is proud to announce its selection for the ninth time, from 95 nominated sites amongst 100,000 international industry contenders, as a recipient of the 2016 Weddle’s User’s Choice Award.

Weddle’s, managed by founder Peter Weddle, the premier publisher of original, effective resources for job seekers, career activists, employers, recruiters, and employment sites, recently announced the winners of the 2016 User’s Choice Awards. Weddle’s 2016 User’s Choice Awards are the only recognition in the industry which allows users (including job seekers, employers, and talent acquisition leaders) the opportunity to select recipients.

One of the recipients was CollegeRecruiter.com, an interactive recruitment media company for college students and recent graduates searching for internships, entry-level jobs, part-time jobs, and other career opportunities.

“In today’s job market, knowing the leaders in the job board industry is crucial,” said WEDDLE’s Publisher Peter Weddle. “The 2016 Weddle’s User’s Choice Awards winners represent the industry all-stars. Equally as important, these professionals are selected directly by those who use those sites to find jobs and hire new employees, and they are the most discerning judges by far.”

Peter and Faith award

Peter Weddle, Publisher of Weddle’s, with Faith Rothberg, CEO of College Recruiter

Faith Rothberg, CEO of College Recruiter, was thrilled to find out about College Recruiter’s selection as a recipient of the award.

“We’re honored to receive the Weddle’s User’s Choice Award in 2016. Having received the award nine times in a row makes us feel truly distinguished among other job boards, particularly those who work with talent acquisition leaders to provide entry-level job opportunities to college students and recent graduates. At College Recruiter, we’re very passionate about the user experience, and we continue to strive to improve year over year. We’re grateful to be acknowledged for our efforts in the industry and humbled to be the only award winner from amongst the many good sites targeted to students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs,” Faith stated.

At College Recruiter, we believe every student and recent graduate deserves a great career. We are committed to creating a quality candidate and recruiter experience. Our interactive media solutions connect students and graduates to excellent entry-level jobs and internships. Why not let College Recruiter assist you in the recruiting process?

 

Posted April 17, 2014 by

Study Shows No Difference in Work Quality Between Short- and Long-Term Unemployed

Peter Weddle

Peter Weddle of Weddle’s

One of the joys of being an owner of a niche job board is knowing that every day we’re helping thousands of people find rewarding careers. But sometimes it is easy to forget that many of those people have been trying to find a job for a much longer period of time than others.

It used to be assumed by virtually all that those who are out-of-work are unemployed because they don’t perform as well on-the-job as those who are employed. And if that’s true, then it must also be true that those who have been unemployed for a long period of time must not perform as well as those who have been unemployed for only a short period of time. So the longer you’ve been out-of-work, the less likely it is that you’ll perform well if hired and therefore the less likely it is that you’ll get hired.

As reported today by WEDDLE’s, an experiment run by researchers at the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago, and McGill University demonstrated that there is  a bias against first-time applicants with lengthy periods of unemployment. “Researchers at the three schools submitted 12,000 fake resumes for about 3,000 jobs, and found that those with eight months of unemployment were 45 percent less likely to be called for an interview as those with just one month out of work.”

Now a bias against a certain group of people isn’t always a bad thing. Let’s say that you’re a lipstick manufacturer and you want to hire a model for your television ad. You should be biased against hiring dudes like me as males are far less likely to purchase or use lipstick than are females. Could the bias against the long-term unemployed also be justified? Some would argue yes based upon their perception that the quality of the work performed by the long-term unemployed isn’t as good as those who have been unemployed only for short periods of time. That argument sounds reasonable except that it fails because it simply isn’t true that the quality of work differs amongst the two groups. (more…)

Posted January 31, 2014 by

CollegeRecruiter.com Named a Top Job Board 8th Year in a Row

2014 WEDDLE's Users Choice AwardsMinneapolis, MN, January 31, 2014 — The 2014 WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards were announced today and, for the eighth year in a row, niche job board CollegeRecruiter.com was selected as one of the top 30 job boards globally.

According to WEDDLE’s CEO Peter Weddle, who is also the executive director of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, the best insight on which employment sites are most helpful comes from the job seekers and career activists, employers and recruiters who use the sites and that’s what the annual WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards are all about. “They recognize the elite of the online employment services industry according to the most discerning judges around. The voting runs from January 1st to December 31st of each year. Then, the 30 sites with the most votes are recognized as the User’s Choice Award winners throughout the next year. It is the most prestigious award a job board or social media site can receive. Why? Because it is the only accolade where the winners are picked by the people who have actually used them.” (more…)

Posted August 08, 2013 by

How to Write a Persuasive Job Posting Ad

Peter Weddle

Peter Weddle of Weddle’s

Guest Post by Peter Weddle

In his 2006 book Influence, Robert Cialdini identified six sources of persuasion. They are involuntary responses that come from deep within our psyche. While all can play a role in recruitment, one is particularly important in today’s hyper-social environment. Psychologists call it “social proof,” our predisposition to follow the lead of those we know and trust.

It’s no secret that the War for Talent has morphed into a battle for the best talent. And, it’s also no secret that the best talent have attributes and characteristics that are different from everybody else.

First, they are almost always employed. In order to recruit them, therefore, we have to convince them to do the one thing we humans most hate to do: change. We have to convince them to go from the devil they know (their current employer, boss and commute) to the devil they don’t know (a new employer, a different boss and a strange commute). (more…)

Posted February 28, 2013 by

CollegeRecruiter.com Voted A Best Job Board – 7th Straight Year

2013 WEDDLE's User's Choice Awards Winner logoStamford, Connecticut – February 28, 2013 –  Each year, the WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards recognizes the 30 best employment web sites. For the seventh straight year, an Award was presented to CollegeRecruiter.com, the leading niche job board used by college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.

The selection by WEDDLE’s of the top 30 employment web sites was no small feat as there are some 150,000 job boards and other employment services sites on the Internet. The WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards identify the elite of the online employment services industry, chosen not by pundits or experts, but by actual site users. Winners of the Awards are therefore the choice of job seekers, employers and recruiters alike. (more…)

Posted January 31, 2013 by

Writing Job Postings for Adults

MOOCs are massive open online courses. They’re the next big thing in higher education. They link hundreds, sometimes thousands of students in free educational programs offered on the Internet. What’s that have to do with recruiting? They’ve learned how to deliver content that adults will read.

Peter Weddle

Peter Weddle of Weddle’s

Tragically, job postings are often ignored by the very candidates recruiter most want to reach. That’s not a criticism, just a fact. Passive, high caliber talent has the attention span of a gnat, so getting them to focus on an opening isn’t easy.

Sometimes, however, we make grabbing their attention harder than it already is. How? It begins with our vocabulary.

We use language in our job postings that only an employer could love. Talking about a job’s “requirements and responsibilities” may be the way we’ve always described vacant jobs, but, in this case at least, tradition is a trap. People’s behaviors and preferences have evolved and so too must the job posting. (more…)

Posted December 20, 2012 by

A Social Job Posting

By Peter Weddle, WEDDLE’s

Peter Weddle

Peter Weddle

Not much has changed with job postings since they first appeared in the early 1990’s. Today, they are, as they have always been, information-based ads that are shaped by their ancestors in the classified section of newspapers. What has changed, however, is the people who read job postings. They want a different experience, one that is social as well as informative.

Unfortunately, the Web is filled with poorly written job postings. These recruitment ads are nothing more than position descriptions or print classified ads repurposed online. They may work with the most desperate of job seekers, but for talented candidates with choices, they have all of the appeal of a wet blanket on a cold day. (more…)

Posted November 04, 2011 by

3 Elements of a Good Job Posting Title

Peter Weddle

Peter Weddle

According to Peter Weddle of WEDDLE’s, a research, publishing, consulting and training firm dedicated to helping organizations and people maximize their success in recruiting, retention, job search and career self-management, believes that the best written job posting titles are those which have the following three key elements: (more…)