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Tips for Working with Employment Agencies

October 12, 2020 6:00 pm Published by

When the job search stalls, an employment agency could be the shot in the arm that a job seeker needs. An employment agency helps employers fill their vacant positions. They do this in two ways. First, they screen and submit the best job applicants and they serve as an advocate for job applicants. They do this by promoting the job applicant’s credentials to the employer. There are many myths about how an employment agency works with job seekers. Understanding some of the terms  used in the staffing industry helps clarify... View Article

Explore Niche Job Boards

August 28, 2020 2:18 pm Published by

The US economy is in recovery and employers are increasing the number of new job openings every month.  Niche job boards are an excellent way to find job openings from employers looking specifically for groups of interested applicants. What are Niche Job Boards Niche job boards or niche job sites are online job search websites where employers can target candidates with specific interests.  Most niche job boards lists jobs that are specific to certain industries so job seekers can increase the odds of finding a job in their industry.  Many job boards also attract... View Article

Career Placement Center on Campus – Can They Help?

June 30, 2017 11:13 am Published by

Although the trend has shifted away from the use of the word “placement” in the names of career offices on college campuses, your college or university may still have an office called “Career Placement Center”. Even if the staff there doesn’t use that name, many students, staff and even faculty on college campuses will often use that term and have the wrong concept of what such an office does. Sometimes college students delay job searches because they perceive that the “career placement center” office will do just that and place... View Article

Working with Recruiters – Why Can’t I Reach You?

June 15, 2017 5:00 am Published by

If you want to frustrate recruiters in the job search process, go ahead and make it hard for them to reach you.  What is the point of having multiple email addresses and phone numbers on your resume and then no one can connect with you. Recruiters hate that. Bottom line is that when you are working with recruiters, they must be able to reach you! Trust me – if you list phone numbers and email addresses on your resume, you should be easily and quickly accessible in both ways. If... View Article

It’s Official! Paul Quinn Is The First HBCU Work College

March 22, 2017 2:08 pm Published by

After a two-year application process, Paul Quinn College has become the first HBCU to meet the Department of Education’s standards for the “work college” designation. As of Monday morning, Paul Quinn now joins seven other institutions trailblazing this new method for potentially reducing student debt. Unlike traditional work study programs, whose distribution is based solely on the student’s financial needs —since 2015—every student at Paul Quinn, has either a job on campus or with a local business in Dallas, Texas. According to college president Michael Sorrell, due to 80 percent... View Article

Smart Career Gifts for New Grads

May 9, 2016 1:30 pm Published by

It’s still commencement season and graduation gift giving is at it’s peak.  For the new graduate in your life, help to jump start the professional life with smart career gifts for new graduates. Career gift # 1 is Professional attire.  Many new grads struggle to build a professional wardrobe.  Stick to retail gift card to stores specializing in business professional or business casual attire such as Men’s Warehouse or Jos A. Banks for men or Kasper and Ann Taylor for women.  This way new grads won’t spend the money on other things. Career gift... View Article

Where Do New Grads Find Jobs?

June 14, 2014 1:43 am Published by

          Your cap and gown is probably making it’s way off the floor and to the back of the closet.  If commencement is becoming a distant memory, and parents are asking – What are you doing to look for a job?  You’re not alone.  Over 80% of new graduates didn’t land a job before graduation so for many, looking for a job is now a full time job.  If you don’t already know where to look for a job, here are a few places to get started: Your campus... View Article

10 Job Search Mistakes New Grads Make

April 18, 2014 4:10 am Published by

Everybody makes job search mistakes. However, many of the job search mistakes new grads make can be avoided with a little bit of research and preparation.   The following ten job search mistakes are easy to fix.  If you believe you are not making job search progress then you need to pay immediate attention to this list of job search mistakes. Bad resumes and cover letters This is a no brainer.  Data suggests that 75% of job applicants are eliminated from their resumes alone.  There are so many resume samples and cover letter samples available... View Article

Should I name job references on my resume?

September 7, 2009 10:51 am Published by

It is never too early in your college program to begin thinking about who could be professional job references for you. You will need these references when you are applying for internships, graduate schools or careers after graduation. Having a list of professional job references is definitely part of an effective job search strategy. However, the names of your job references should not be listed on your resume. This is not what recruiters prefer to see. What you should do instead is create a separate document titled: Job References. This will... View Article

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