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Employee Recruitment and Selection in the Age of Social Media

Employee Recruitment and Selection in the Age of Social Media

The landscape of most industries is shifting because of social media. It is logical that the recruiting industry will also change in the social media explosion. In fact, Socialnomics author Erik Qualmann predicted that social media will replace the traditional recruiting process entirely. Qualman made his prediction in 2009 and 2 years later I say [...]

September 30, 2011 More
Experience and LinkedIn Add a Social Element to the Job Hunt

Experience and LinkedIn Add a Social Element to the Job Hunt

Experience is proud to announce a deeper integration with LinkedIn’s professional social network. Our 5 million students and alumni can now link their Experience account with a LinkedIn profile. The new feature aids candidates by adding a social element to the job hunt. Social media is the #1 activity on the web and it is [...]

September 30, 2011 More

The 5 Coolest Jobs You Can Get with a Marketing Degree

Being a marketing guy or gal might sound like the kind of career that extremely square people in the 1950s thought were “nifty” or “neato”. However, thanks to burgeoning industries and new technologies, the marketing world can actually offer some really challenging, interesting and just plain cool job opportunities. Big name companies, corporations and even [...]

September 30, 2011 More
Students Love Technology [Infographic]

Students Love Technology [Infographic]

The younger generation’s love affair with technology is especially prevalent in higher education. Everybody is carrying a laptop or a tablet to class. Analysts say that tablets may replace textbooks within a matter of years. The infographic below details the ever chipper relationship between students and technology. Via: OnlineEducation.net

September 30, 2011 More
The Evolution of the MBA [Infographic]

The Evolution of the MBA [Infographic]

100 years after the first MBA program was introduced at Harvard University, technological advances are creating MBA programs that can be facilitated online.  Our friends at the University of North Carolina present us with a new infographic detailing the evolution of the MBA program. The Kenan-Flager Business School of UNC has launched a new Online [...]

September 28, 2011 More

How to Decide on a Career Path

Choosing a career is never a very easy thing to do.  How can it be?  At what point in our lives do we know not only where we’d like to end up, but what we have to do in order to get there?  There are very, very few people in the world who are not [...]

September 15, 2011 More
Mind the Gap: 8 Ways to Handle Gaps Between Jobs

Mind the Gap: 8 Ways to Handle Gaps Between Jobs

Last year, the average time between jobs peaked at around 30 weeks. 30 weeks… that’s right around seven months. Seven months of your time spent out of a job. Seven months that can easily sift through your fingers if you don’t watch out. While seven months seems like a great opportunity to relax, work on [...]

September 14, 2011 More
5 Ways to Keep Your Resume Unreadable

5 Ways to Keep Your Resume Unreadable

You have the education. You have the experience. You are ready to go after that job with the best version of your resume. You have a flawless cover letter and send off your resume for your dream job. On the other end of that email, the hiring manager, impressed by your cover letter, goes to [...]

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The 6 Commandments of Resume Writing

The 6 Commandments of Resume Writing

No matter what field you’re in, your resume can make or break your chances at receiving an offer for a first interview for a job opportunity. When creating or updating your resume, you need to make sure it won’t be the reason a hiring manager moves on to the next candidate. How does your resume [...]

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Destress During the Day

Many of us spend a minimum of eight hours a day doing a combination of answering e-mails at our computer, running to meetings, and making calls to meet deadlines. It is very easy to get caught up in the stress of it all and leave work at the end of day with red eyes and [...]

September 6, 2011 More

Mistakes: Steps to Success

One of the first things I feared most in the workplace were mistakes.  To be seen as less than perfect was a big no-no for me.  I always scared of ruining my impression, of being seen as less than reliable and wanted to be great at what I did, regardless of how much I enjoyed [...]

September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Stay on Top of Your Game

When experiencing the transition from summer to the school year, it’s sometimes difficult to stay organized. So in my opinion, I believe it’s extremely important to create some sort of regime to get you in the swing of things. Whether it consists of working, being physically active, or part of a school club, having that [...]

September 1, 2011 More