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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

20 Pieces of REAL Advice for a College Freshman

June 2, 2019 4:37 pm Published by

From the desk of the Dean…(Updated for the Class of 2023) In a few weeks, summer will end and you will become a college freshman.  You won’t be alone. Thousands of new college freshmen will file onto college campuses and populate college residence halls. Most college students will enter college with tons of advice from parents, teachers and college counselors. With all the advice out there, it is hard for college students to separate the advice that will lead to long term success. If you are a new college freshman... 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

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

Tell Your Story and Push Past Networking Anxiety

November 14, 2016 7:21 pm Published by

Anyone who knows me well enough can tell you about my very real aversion to most conventions, among them, the traditional networking event. Something about the prospect of going into a room full of strangers— not necessarily to have fun per se— but to just chat about what we’re up to professionally and maybe exchange contact information, unnerves me. These events can often begin to feel tiresome when the meaningful exchange of ideas intersects with the need to self-promote, preach, or sell something. I’m not into that. Enough of my... View Article

6 Ways You are Just Killing your Resume

July 30, 2016 8:23 pm Published by

Most HBCU students and new HBCU alumni don’t really know that the better the economy is the more competition there is to land really good interviews for their dream position. One reason is that Millennials are willing do a little bit of job hopping and therefore you might find yourself in a competitive situation as you apply for jobs and internships.  Good economy = busy recruiters who are quick to toss your resume.  Here are just six resume writing no-no’s that are just killing your resume. Two manny erors. Those... View Article

How to Make Sure People Read Your LinkedIn Profile

May 30, 2016 11:04 pm Published by

Don’t you just love micro-learning? I love these quick video lessons.  They are an awesome tool to get a bunch of information across in a very quick and compact way.  This video from Business Insider does just that.  Recruiter Donna Serdula shares 5 tips to make sure people read your LinkedIn profile.  From the header to her tips on giving recommendations, your LinkedIn profile is probably the best way out there for employers to find out a LOT about you in a very short time.  Remember that a busy recruiter... 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

Build a Career Advisory Board

February 6, 2016 2:49 pm Published by

Time to hail your C.A.B. If you have followed my blogs for the last several years, you know that I am a fan of developing quick and easy acronyms to reinforce career management ideas. I started to do it when I moved from the corporate world into higher education and students and faculty seemed to remember my little phrases and so they just stuck. The C.A.B concept is one of those little acronyms that I have used for years to explain the concept of a Career Advisory Board. Imagine a... View Article

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