April 11, 2017
Attention Campus Recruiters: Your Target Schools Miss the Mark premium
Selecting core and target schools for on-campus recruiting is a way of life among most recruiters. There is a strong belief that sourcing recent grads and current college students from top-ranking colleges and universities saves both time and money throughout the recruiting process, and subsequently on training and cultivating on the job. However, filling open […]
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April 6, 2017
Modernizing Your Campus Career Fair Strategy premium
Careers fairs have been a staple in on-campus recruiting for decades. Countless employers set up shop in the hopes the perfect candidate will casually walk by the brochure-heavy table and immediately fall in love. Although career fairs have some merit in sourcing qualified prospective hires, the process ends up feeling a bit like speed dating […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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March 27, 2017
Why Work Samples are King premium
Sourcing the best talent has traditionally come down to finding the most polished resume, whether from online resources like LinkedIn or recruiting sites, or direct from interested candidates. The unfortunate truth is that resumes, and the stock cover letters that accompany them are not hitting the mark in securing the next great hire, especially when […]
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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 […]
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March 23, 2017
Meet Pete: Senior UI Engineer Extraordinaire premium
We will be featuring a new blog series dedicated to getting to know the people at Portfolium (or Planet Portfolium). Our first interview will be with our Senior UI Engineer, Peter D’Orsi. His two-year P-Versary was this past week, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him on our team.   Tell us a […]
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March 21, 2017
College recruiters: Wish you had your very own LinkedIn for students? premium
As a recruiting tool, LinkedIn can be a powerful asset for hiring managers. Since its launch, it has been coined the social network for professionals, offering a seamless way for job seekers and current employees to connect with companies and individuals with which they want to work. For students and recent graduates, though, LinkedIn’s heavy […]
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