March 2, 2017
Breaking Up the Monotony of Traditional Screening Tools premium
As a hiring manager, you’ve probably reviewed hundreds if not thousands of resumes in your day, not to mention a myriad of LinkedIn profiles. Some students and recent graduates utilize these rigid tools in the hopes of grabbing your attention enough to get a friendly call about an initial interview. But the one- or two-page […]
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February 21, 2017
Great Students Don’t Always Make Great Hires premium
On the surface, a student’s grade point average (GPA) is a leading indicator of what’s to come regarding a new hire’s quality of work on the job. Nearly two-thirds of employers use a recent graduate’s grades as a screening tool in the hiring process, and those employers feel confident setting aside resumes with anything less […]
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February 14, 2017
Why Interns are the Highest Value Hires premium
Tapping into the large pool of qualified students and recent graduates to fill temporary positions is met with some hesitation for companies large and small. There is an overwhelming sense that interns are only a smart choice when ample busy work is available. Administrative tasks, low-level projects, and the occasional coffee run make up the […]
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February 7, 2017
3 Reasons Job Boards Don’t Work for Hiring College Students premium
Posting open positions to job boards has long been a staple in the recruiting and hiring universe. It’s easy to copy and paste a bland job description and a handful of experience requirements onto a job board that promises to disperse your hiring need to the eager masses, but the system is far from effective. […]
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January 31, 2017
Need an Intern? 3 Reasons You Don’t Deserve One premium
When there’s quite a bit of work to be done, and current employees are maxed regarding their time and energy, it’s time for more hands on deck. That could come by way of full- or part-time long-term talent joining the team, or through the strategic addition of an intern workforce. Although the latter may pique […]
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January 24, 2017
Shifting On-Campus Recruiting toward Diversity and Evidence-based Hiring premium
Companies spend countless hours each year pounding the pavement to find the best and brightest talent to join their ranks. On-campus recruiting has been a staple in the process for decades, with representatives from several industries staking claim in elite college and university career centers around the country. While on-site interviews and company information sessions […]
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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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