April 27, 2017
Get Your Foot in the Door with These Companies premium
Entry-level jobs often get a bum rap because after years of schooling, you might feel accepting one is a little beneath you. But let’s face it. We all have to start somewhere. Even David Geffen, a well-known music (Geffen Records) and movie (DreamWorks) executive started out in the mailroom at the William Morris Talent Agency […]
April 26, 2017
Why Companies are Ignoring Students’ GPAs When Hiring premium
There is a shift happening in the way recruiters and companies hire. The old steadfast system of trying to quantify a potential candidate’s success based on school reputation and GPA, no longer carries the weight it once did. In fact, there are some companies that are abandoning GPAs as a qualifier altogether. Instead they are […]
April 20, 2017
Do You Have the Skills Recruiters are Looking For? premium
According to the National Association of College and Employers’ (NACE) Job Outlook 2017 report, nearly 80 percent of the respondents said the ability to work as a team was the top skill they were looking for in potential employees. While this may sound like a no-brainer, there still seems to be a gap between the […]
April 19, 2017
How to Help Businesses Look Beyond Four-Year Degrees to Find the Best Job Candidates premium
Within the last two years, the U.K. divisions of publishing company Penguin Random House and consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) announced having a university degree was no longer a requirement when applying for a job. For EY, the decision came after an internal 18-month study of 400 employees that uncovered little evidence academic success […]
April 13, 2017
Are Your Skills Costing You Great Career Opportunities? premium
Picture this: while you’re obsessing over having the right school, the perfect GPA, and a laundry list of impressive credentials on your fancy resume paper, companies are doing the exact opposite. They are most likely obsessing over finding the right person to solve their problems. Let that sink in. To get a company’s attention you […]
April 12, 2017
What New England is Teaching Educators About Advancing K-12 Competency-Based Education premium
Currently, over 40 states have legislation that addresses competency-based-education (CBE) in some fashion. And while CBE looks different from state-to-state, what remains constant is the goal of focusing on the students and giving them a personalized education that will prepare them for higher education or the workforce. While many states are still finding their footing […]
April 6, 2017
Why You Should Ditch the Resume for an ePortfolio premium
These days, college grads and employers often find themselves struggling to find common ground when it comes to skills wanted and the talent available. On one hand employers feel recent college grads aren’t equipped with the required skills to be successful in the workforce, while students complain employers don’t take the time to discover their […]
March 30, 2017
Why Career Fairs and Jobs Boards Alone Won’t Land Your Dream Job premium
Career fairs and job boards have long been the foundation for which students build their employment searches on. And that can be a mistake. Don’t misunderstand. Both career fairs and job boards have their advantages. At a career fair, you get face-to-face time with recruiters, a feel for what a company offers, and what their […]
March 27, 2017
Educating Employers on the Value of Online Competency-Based Education Degrees premium
While many employers are becoming more accepting of online degrees, there still seems to be uncertainty about what CBE is and how potential employees with CBE backgrounds will be assets to their company. Joy Henrich, regional dean at the for-profit Rasmussen College conducted a study and discovered that over 50 percent of employers were somewhat […]
March 27, 2017
3 Ways Competency-Based Education Programs Give Your Students an Advantage in their Job Hunt premium
Let’s take a moment to be honest. Even though competency-based education (CBE) programs are becoming more common, not everyone is sold on their value. Some educators, employers, and even students are still stuck on the traditional model where a set number of required credit hours are accrued and neatly bundled together to add up to […]
March 16, 2017
Why Grads Need More Than a Good GPA and School Recognition to Get Hired premium
‘Looking good on paper.’ The age-old adage that sometimes gives students a false sense of security when it comes to their education. There on your resume in black-and-white is your school with the first-rate reputation. And then there’s your stellar GPA—the proverbial ‘gold star’ that lets the world know you’re smart and a hard worker. […]
March 15, 2017
The Roles Competency-Based Education and Co-Curricular Transcript Play in Today’s Education premium
The language of learning has come a long way since we were first taught our fundamental ABCs. Today, concepts like CBE (Competency-Based Education) and CCT (Co-Curricular Transcript) are transforming the way students prepare for higher education and the workforce. But what are they and how can they help? Personalizing Assessment Competency-based education acknowledges and supports […]