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Nearly 15% of people use social media to find a new job, according to a new survey from  Clutch , a B2B ratings and reviews firm. Social media use in recruiting varies by industry. For example, recruiters in creative fields can identify candidates on visual platforms like Instagram, while traditional businesses are more likely to discover candidates on LinkedIn. Some social media platforms, including Facebook, are launching their own recruiting platforms for businesses. Recruiters can gather job applications, conduct interviews, and even extend offers without leaving the platform. "If you have everything on your mobile phone – if that's your entertainment, news, work, and communication tool – why not make it easy for people to apply to a job all in one place?" said Michael Loguidice, a social media coordinator for  Labor Finders , a staffing company that uses Facebook to place candidates in temporary roles. As billions of people engage with social media daily, recruiters can benefit from these platforms, too. Networking Remains Valuable, Helping 25% of People Secure a New Job. Traditional networking is still an effective option for companies and job seekers, even as digital channels become more popular. One-quarter of recent hires (25%) landed their current job through networking. Companies, however, should avoid limiting themselves to the same networks for every new hire to ensure they recruit a diverse group of employees. To diversify their networks, companies can connect with professional associations such as the National Association of Asian American Professionals or the National Black MBA Association. Companies can also hire recruiting firms that specialize in increasing diversity. Strategic networking can connect companies with qualified candidates while also increasing diversity. Online Job Boards Remain Essential to Recruiting Online job boards have effectively replaced traditional job postings in newspapers. More than 40% of job seekers secure new roles through online job boards, the survey found. This includes general job boards such as Indeed and Monster (33%) and industry-specific job boards such as MediaBistro and USAJOBS (8%). Experts say the current job market is tipped in candidates' favor due to the low unemployment rate, increasing the likelihood that candidates will secure a new job after conducting an initial search using online job boards. "Going to a general job board may be the first step," said Jenna Filipkowski, head of research at  Human Capital Institute . "If they find what they're looking for there, they don't necessarily need to take the deeper dive." Online job boards are especially effective for women. Forty-four percent of women surveyed found a job using an online job board, compared to 33% of men. Most job boards offer automatic job alerts based on candidates' search history. These automatic job suggestions are influential, with nearly two-thirds of job seekers (61%) finding them helpful. Clutch's 2019 Recruiting Survey included 507 full-time employees who started a new job in the past 6 months. Read the full report here:  https://clutch.co/hr/recruiting/resources/how-people-find-jobs
A fast-growing TV ad agency is looking for highly motivated college students eager for a career in advertising. Minneapolis-based Marketing Architects announced they’re now accepting applications for their summer internship program. Last summer’s participants universally described the internship as a hands-on, real-world experience. “In school everything is hypothetical. It was exciting to address real issues facing the business,” said Izzy, a media intern who focused on data analysis. “I discovered a career path I never knew existed.” Each intern was assigned projects that had a real impact on the business. While they had full access to their colleagues for support, they were challenged to find their own solutions. In the process, every intern had the opportunity to hone their research, presentation and communication skills. “I got to do meaningful, impactful research and a lot of it,” said Joey, an analytics intern. “I learned how to discover and tell the story being told in the data.” “I didn’t realize how much I was capable of,” said Griffin in reference to his experience as a media team intern last summer. “It felt like a huge responsibility that I didn’t expect from an internship.” Marketing Architects is accepting applications for internships in various areas across the business. Additionally, this growing agency is also hiring for full-time positions in Accounting, Business Development, Creative and Marketing. For more information, visit  www.marketingarchitects.com/jobs . About Marketing Architects Based in Minneapolis, MN, Marketing Architects is an advertising agency that makes TV work. In contrast to the complicated, confusing and expensive world of TV advertising, they’ve developed a better way. They create smarter TV campaigns and eliminate the wasted costs inherent with traditional advertising agencies. They offer three solutions (Media, Creative & Analytics) under the same roof that work together to solve the complexity and cost of launching TV campaigns. For more information about Marketing Architects, visit  www.marketingarchitects.com .
Wawa, Inc. today announced plans to launch a hiring campaign with the goal of hiring up to 1,000 new associates across Florida during the next three months, with all of Wawa’s 160 stores in Florida looking to add new talent. The hiring campaign will span the first quarter of 2019 and focuses on filling customer-service positions. It is part of Wawa’s overall commitment to provide job opportunities that can lead to fulfilling careers for community members in the areas Wawa serves in the Sunshine State. “At Wawa, part of commitment to fulfilling lives means adding jobs for new associates, while also providing advancement opportunities for the almost 6,000 Wawa associates who are part of our Wawa family in Florida. That’s why we’re thrilled to kick-off this hiring campaign and add a number of new members to our growing Wawa Family,” said Elizabeth Moore, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Diversity at Wawa. “As we look to fill these positions with people who have a strong passion for serving others, we’re looking for individuals who want to join our team for Florida’s busy tourist season as well those who might be interested in the start of a fulfilling career at Wawa.” January 16 – Select Stores to Host Open House Hiring Events While every store will have job opportunities available, some will host open house events on Jan. 16 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. See attached list of stores in each market to learn where interested candidates may attend. The action-packed events will feature information about job openings – candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.wawa.com before attending the open house event. Candidates will get the chance to meet the team and learn more about fulfilling opportunities! As part of the events, potential associates who have applied online can receive a brief first interview, learn more about Wawa’s unique culture, explore career opportunities, and discover the important role Wawa associates play in their communities. Stores hosting the Open House events will have signs announcing participation, but please visit this  LINK  for a full listing of open houses by market. Individuals interested in career opportunities at Wawa are encouraged to apply online prior to attending an Open House event. Wawa associates hired in these full and part-time positions enjoy competitive salaries and health benefits, as well as flexible schedules and tuition reimbursement opportunities. In addition, through Wawa’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), associates share directly in the growth of Wawa. Today Wawa is 41% owned by associates through the ESOP. Nearly half the ESOP is owned by store level associates and store management. With more than 13,000 participants, Wawa’s ESOP ranks as one of the top10 largest ESOPs in the country. Wawa continues to expand throughout Florida with plans to open 25-30 new stores each year for the next several years. In 2019, Wawa will launch in the new markets of Ocala and Miami-Dade. To apply for an open position, visit  www.wawa.com . About Wawa’s Career Opportunities Wawa is always looking to provide fulfilling employment opportunities for both management and non-management associates.  A career with Wawa includes significant advancement and growth opportunities, with 60% of all management in the company  rising from customer service associate positions. Wawa offers a meaningful chance to be part of a team that exists to go  beyond filling orders, to fulfill the lives of customers and communities every day. With extremely competitive compensation   and benefits as well as continuing education opportunities and ongoing opportunities for associate recognition and fun, Wawa  is proud to be a place that more than 30,000 associates call home. In 2016 and 2017, Wawa was recognized in Forbes as one  of America’s Best Large Employers, a survey-based ranking of employers offering the best associate experiences and  strongest opportunities.
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