Link Roundup 6/9/17: May Jobs Report & Surveys

Link Roundup 6/9/17: May Jobs Report & Surveys

Link Roundups
This week our Link Roundup starts off by looking at the new job market numbers, before heading into some helpful job search advice. What's great about the links this week is that almost all of them are backed by data from surveys. So instead of taking advice on mere speculation, there is actually some evidence to back it up! In addition, we also have a link to America's Best Employer of 2017 as determined by Statista and Forbes. There are plenty of links with great advice, so read on! U.S. Had Record 6 Million Job Openings, Even As 6.8 Americans Are Looking For Jobs It's a great time to be a job seeker, for the most part. Unemployment has hit a 16 year low, and it's certainly a candidate's market.…
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6 Overlooked Job Search Steps for Graduates

6 Overlooked Job Search Steps for Graduates

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Congratulations, you did it! Graduating from college is no small task, and you should certainly be proud. Now, you and all of your fellow graduates should start thinking about employment. Finding a job after graduation is no small task. There are many things to take into consideration, and usually the 'first movers' are the ones who are gainfully employed shortly after graduation. Waiting too long to start looking could hurt your job search. Thankfully, there is a wide variety of advice out there for recent graduates looking for a job. However, some crucial steps often get overlooked, despite their importance. Today, our blog focuses on a few steps you shouldn't overlook in your job search. (more…)
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Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired After an Internship

Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired After an Internship

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
Internships are fantastic opportunities to learn, grow, and network. It's a great way to get experience in your field, and build your skill set. However, many young professionals and recent grads approach internships for one reason- getting hired. Ironically, if this is all you are thinking about, it's not very likely for you to be brought on full time. It's very important to approach the internship in a certain way if you want to be considered to be hired. We'll discuss what the best mindset is along with some advice below. (more…)
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You’ve Graduated, What’s Next?

You’ve Graduated, What’s Next?

General Job Search Advice
If you're reading this, it means you've likely graduated college recently, so congratulations! You worked through the long nights, balanced your social and student life, and managed to get passing marks. These are all fantastic achievements! Riding the wave of success can be extremely beneficial to hit the ground running in the job market. When many graduates begin looking for job opportunities, they're unsure of where to start, and failing to be proactive right away can be a big misstep if you're someone who is easily caught in a lazy daily routine.  (more…)
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Turning an Internship into a full time job

General Job Search Advice
This week, we welcomed two new interns to our team.  We typically offer one to two internships per semester, providing students with backgrounds ranging from accounting to technology and of course, human resources, an opportunity to learn the recruiting industry. Our internships involve real recruiting experience, networking, and other components that prepare students for a full-time job in recruiting or related area.  Completing an internship prior to applying for a full-time position in your career field is one of the most valuable experiences you can have, one that is extremely influential to hiring managers reviewing your resume. Often times students really enjoy their experience and would welcome the opportunity to work full-time for the company they’re interning for.  The infographic below provides some useful tips for interning to get hired,…
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Advice for College Freshmen From Our Social Media Followers

General Job Search Advice
Late last week, we asked those following Walrath Recruiting on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to provide helpful advice to college students who are just beginning their post-high school academic journey this fall.  From the one thing they wish they knew about college before starting, to the importance of standing out and succeeding, our friends were quick to respond with valuable tips and info regarding the almighty important first year of college: Don’t slack off in the first year; get your GPA up early as it tends to only get harder from there. Plan to find a mentor that is a professor in your major. Understand that everyone is getting internships now. How will you set yourself apart? Ensure to get involved in on campus activities, philanthropic clubs and various internships…
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