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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

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

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

Company Research in 3 Easy Steps

August 4, 2015 4:02 pm Published by

HR professionals say it all the time and I share it all the time: Do your company research before you go into the job interview. Some research says that if you spend just 15 minutes on the company’s website before a job interview, you will learn enough to do well in the job interview. Now with all the information available via social media, why do so many recruiters complain that job seekers are still walking into job interviews without doing any company research? Most experienced recruiters can tell the difference... View Article

Combat Job Search Age Discrimination

July 3, 2014 2:53 am Published by

I spoke with a colleague recently who had lost a spouse and was looking to reenter the workplace.  It was pretty clear that his biggest concern was the job search age discrimination he felt he would face. He was worried about his chances of finding, what he called, decent employment.  “Nobody wants to hire old people anyway and with all these young people looking for work, I feel bad trying to take a job from them.  They have families. They are starting out. I’m just too old for a job search anyway.” Not only... 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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