January 17, 2017
The Disconnect Between an Entry-level Job and Experience premium
Anyone can take a quick look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and gather that the job market is stronger than it has been in a decade. Unemployment levels remain relatively low, and job creation has experienced a notable increase over the last three years. For recent graduates, one might think searching for and securing […]
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September 19, 2016
Why Your Entry-Level Job Requirements are Totally Wrong premium
Perhaps the most discouraging part of the post-grad job hunt is the unreasonable expectation of experience at the entry level. You know what I’m talking about. The whole, “this is an entry-level position but we require 1-3 years of experience in this field to even be considered for an interview” bit. Here are some examples, […]
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September 19, 2016
Hiring College Students? 3 Reasons Job Boards Won’t Work premium
As a small or medium-sized business looking to hire a college grad or student intern, you probably don’t have the time, resources or brand recognition to make a splash at the local college career fairs. But before you click “post” on one of the Internet job boards, read these words of caution:   Job boards […]
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December 28, 2015
10 Reasons to Kill Campus Recruiting in 2016 premium
Campus recruiting as we know it looks like this: Executives choose a short list of just ~10 schools to recruit from (there are 2,500 4-year colleges in the USA).  Corporate recruiters don’t or can’t push back, handcuffing themselves to a foolishly small pool of talent. Instead of recruiting for learning ability, hiring managers get extremely specific about […]
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December 18, 2015
Skills Gap to Skills Map – A Roadmap premium
My team and I are often emailed and confronted with reactions to media coverage of the increasingly difficult job market for new college graduates, the rising cost of tuition and high underemployment rates, the widening skills gap, and the tech startups that seem to pop up weekly attempting to solve one or more of these […]
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July 20, 2015
Top 3 Reasons Millennials Don’t Use LinkedIn premium
It is generally accepted that LinkedIn is a professional network, while Facebook, Instagram, etc. appeal more to younger users. Here are the top 3 reasons why millennials and college students in particular aren’t using LinkedIn: No one to connect with Linkedin was founded on the idea that “relationships matter,” a point that no professional would argue. But […]
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July 20, 2015
Millennials Are “Doers,” So Get Out of Their Way premium
Millennials and today’s young people in general have been derided in the media as a generation of self-entitled, egocentric brats – a bunch of punks that grown-ups are left to merely cope with or discipline. If you agree with the mainstream media, you’re in trouble. Because millennials are building and proving their skills at an […]
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July 9, 2015
E-Portfolios 101 premium
If you’re a recruiter or a hiring manager, there’s a resource perhaps as fundamental to recruiting as the resume or LinkedIn profile, but potentially more helpful than both: The e-portfolio. E-portfolio Definition An e-portfolio is a purposeful aggregation of digital items – ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback etc, which ‘presents’ a selected audience with evidence of a […]
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July 9, 2015
Drilling into “Clickable Credentials” premium
In this video snippet, you’ll learn how to differentiate awesome vs. OK candidates in 30 seconds or less. Clickable credentials are a key component of e-portfolios that help recruiters see evidence of how a candidate has actually applied the skills listed in their resume: To attract quality candidates with awesome clickable credentials, or to add credential […]
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