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How To Use The HBCU Career Center Job Board

October 27, 2020 7:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The HBCU Career Center job board is the premier resource for connecting the HBCU community with organizations offering career and internship opportunities. Through the job board, these announcements reach students, new alumni and experienced working professionals. In fact 74% of our users already hold a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree. In addition to The HBCU Career Center job board opportunities, there are many job search resources for job seekers and career researchers in the Career Toolkit. The HBCU Career Center job board allows users to: Search Jobs and Internships and... View Article

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, Work, Jobs and Social Justice in the Coronavirus Era

July 5, 2020 8:18 am Published by

Career, work and jobs have always been at the crux of social justice movements in the United States. The examples are many. The very founding of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 1837, as the Institute for Colored Youth, had career, work, jobs and social justice at its core. When a former slave owner, Richard Humphreys, bequeath a sum of ten thousand dollars to start the institution, the goal was “the benevolent design of instructing descendants of the African race in school learning, in the various branches of mechanic arts and trades and... View Article

Why Do Internships?

January 20, 2020 10:16 pm Published by

By Andrea Byrd (Mississippi Valley State University) Student Career Journal is a series of articles written by HBCU students about college life, career activities and opportunities on their campus that encourage career development and building success habits. When answering the question – why do internships? Four reasons come to mind immediately. Acquiring new skills Students do internships as an opportunity to learn one or more new skills that will prepare them for their careers. Not only do employers seek applicants who are fluent in their job duties, but they also... View Article

Tougaloo College – This HBCU Has a Civil Rights Legacy

October 18, 2017 1:48 pm Published by

Every Thursday, we honor the history of institutions designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) through the #TBT hashtag.  For those who don’t know, the #TBT hash tag means “Throw Back Thursday” and on Thursdays, social media lights up with people sharing images of the past. Today our #TBT celebration is all about Tougaloo College  which was established in 1869, in Mississippi and is affectionately known as – “The Loo”.  Their tag line, quite appropriately, is “Where History Meets the Future”. HBCUs, including Tougaloo College, have played a significant... View Article

70% of Employers Looking at Job Applicant Social Media Accounts

July 5, 2017 1:43 pm Published by

Recent Career Builder survey confirms what you already know – Employers are looking at applicant social media accounts.  The number is up from 60% in 2016 to 70% in 2017.  We can only assume it will keep growing.   What’s good about employers looking at applicant social media? Well according to survey respondents, recruiters are looking at the following good things and making hiring decisions: 61% looking for information that supports the candidate’s knowledge and skills for the job 50% are looking to see if you have a good professional... 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

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