Professional Diversity Network: A Year in Review – 2013 Recruitment Highlights

2013 has been a monumental year for diverse professionals.  Overall veteran unemployment is down to 6.7 percent, just under national unemployment levels; the LGBT community can now enjoy benefits offered to same sex-married couples after the repeal of the Defense Continue reading Professional Diversity Network: A Year in Review – 2013 Recruitment Highlights

Professional Diversity Network: A Year in Review – 2013 Highlights

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2013 has been a monumental year for diverse professionals.  Overall veteran unemployment is down to 6.7 percent, just under national unemployment levels; the LGBT community can now enjoy benefits offered to same sex-married couples after the repeal of the Defense Continue reading Professional Diversity Network: A Year in Review – 2013 Highlights

The Classic Catch-22 For Recent College Graduates: Experience Required For That First Job

Leaving the safety of academia and stepping out into the real world is daunting enough and is exacerbated by the fact that finding that perfect first job is difficult in the aftermath of the recent recession.  Recent college graduates face Continue reading The Classic Catch-22 For Recent College Graduates: Experience Required For That First Job

How Important Is That College Degree?

Author Thomas Friedman recently assessed the ramifications of the economic downturn and its affects on what he calls the education-to-work model in America.  What he discovered is that since jobs are evolving quickly, they require equally evolving new skill sets.  Continue reading How Important Is That College Degree?

Resunate Adds Strength to Resumes and Professional Diversity Network’s Portfolio

The Professional Diversity Network recently acquired Resunate, a developer of recruiting software designed to connect job seekers, colleges, universities and job placement companies with specific job postings.The Resunate mission is to increase the number of successful job placements by providing candidates Continue reading Resunate Adds Strength to Resumes and Professional Diversity Network’s Portfolio

How To Get Hired: Try a Non-traditional Job Search

As the nation’s economic recovery is slowly moving forward and the unemployment rate remains stalled at about 7.6 percent, finding a job continues to be a relevant topic in today’s environment.  Surprisingly, non-traditional methods of job hunting can often produce Continue reading How To Get Hired: Try a Non-traditional Job Search

Short-Term Employment: The Wave of the Future

There was a recent article in the Chicago Tribune that discussed a new phenomenon among employers.  They are looking to hire workers for short “tours of duty.”  Gone are the days of being a “lifer” at IBM.  Because of the Continue reading Short-Term Employment: The Wave of the Future

The Importance of Corporate Culture

I recently read an article on the importance of corporate cultural fit when interviewing potential candidates.  A blogger highlighted unconventional questions that an employer should ask to determine if a candidate fits into their company’s culture.  As someone looking for Continue reading The Importance of Corporate Culture