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Talk About Projects in Job Interviews

October 30, 2020 8:00 am Published by

Projects completed are great examples of practical use of your knowledge. If you share project information on a resume, it is still a good idea to talk about projects in job interviews. Keep in mind that the recruiter’s thinking process goes something like this – “The best indicator of future behavior of an employee or an intern in my company is that person’s past behavior.”  So, when you talk about projects in job interviews you are reassuring the recruiter that you have actually used the skills before.   For example, rather... View Article

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

6 Twitter Job Search Strategies for Students

September 12, 2020 6:30 pm Published by

At the core of your Twitter job search has to be your own Twitter account! No brainer right? So know that you can’t do a Twitter job search without having your own professional Twitter account. Your first priority would be setting that up. We won’t cover that here, because it is rather easy and intuitive to follow the instructions to do it. What we will say though is to make sure your Twitter account stays professional. Doesn’t mean you can’t be personal, fun or show your personality. It just means... 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

5 Ways Recruiters are Using Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

February 18, 2019 1:05 pm Published by

Whether you know it or not, using Artificial Intelligence in hiring is becoming more widespread. It shouldn’t surprise you because you are probably walking around campus with your smart phone or tablet cluttered with the latest apps to help you manage your life.  You are probably using apps to discover your favorite spots in your new college town, interacting with your favorite games and sports teams or your Alexa might even have woken you up today with your favorite programmed music.  You may even have interacted with artificial intelligence to... View Article

Artificial Intelligence in Hiring; AI is all over your Job Search

May 13, 2018 4:02 pm Published by

If you are graduating soon, you should know that recruiters are increasingly using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the hiring process.  That voice on the other end of the phone could be a real person or a real computer like a Chatbot or an Avatar of some kind. You probably won’t know.  See how companies like Ikea, L’Oreal and PepsiCo are using the hiring robot Vera in the recruiting process. For the last several years the big issue I talked to new grads about was how to manage social media in... 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

A Good Employment Reference Brings Value

February 20, 2016 8:40 pm Published by

Value of a good employment reference! Everyone knows the value of a good employment reference to help you stand out in a job search. Lining up a good employment reference is a key part of an effective job search and you want to do it before graduation. A good reference, of course, does not only have to come in the form of a letter, but can be via conversation with a recruiter, an endorsement on LinkedIn or just in the fact someone refers you for a job. Many of us... 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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