Tuesday May 21, 2013
MyEdu is an exciting new recruiting platform which connects college students and recent graduates with employers. Candidates complete a multimedia profile which includes evidence of their key assets. Student accomplishments, skills, work experience and academic successes are easily captured within this profile page. Students can search for posted jobs and internships which match their personal criteria.
Thousands of students, to date, from thousands of colleges have created profiles on MyEdu. In fact, 60% of them report that they are creating their first professional profile on MyEdu and haven't yet created a LinkedIn Profile.
Students can connect with large employers like ADP, Macy's and Ernst & Young, and many smaller companies. College job seekers benefit from accessing multiple employers on a platform which contains only entry level jobs. MyEdu also has a variety of tools for students including a schedule planner, a degree planner and a GPA calculator. MyEdu is free for students.
Here are a few MyEdu profiles, so you can see how visually appealing they are:
Employers can tap this extensive talent database for candidates who meet their criteria. MyEdu has developed Talent Scout, a sophisticated software for scouring the student database to find candidates who match the employer's stated needs. Employers can also post jobs through the system. The platform offers employers a cost effective way to reach a large number of candidate without the travel and time expended by visiting campuses or attending career fairs.
Starting today, MyEdu today announced the launch of a 30-day free trial of MyEdu for Employers that allows any company to post a targeted job or internship and easily connect with applicants and suggested ideal candidates. Employers focused on recruiting early professionals can now connect with college students and grads who have the right skills, talents and experiences without wasting resources sorting through the overwhelming number of applicants that typically respond to job postings.
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Tuesday May 21, 2013
One of the benefits of applying for jobs with small companies is that you might not even need to fill out a job application. That can help you get over the hurdle of a gap in your resume, especially if you have been unemployed for a while.
It can also be a way to get hired really fast. For example, a student I know applied for a job posted on our town's Chamber of Commerce website, which is always a good source of local job listings. She emailed the employer on Sunday. The owner emailed her right back. She interviewed on Monday and was hired via email on Monday afternoon.
About the only way to get hired quicker than that is to get hired on the spot and that can happen, too. It's especially true with small companies who don't have a formal hiring process.
If you're flexible in the type of job you're seeking, don't leave out the local job search sites from your job hunting portfolio. Have a resume ready to bring to the interview. Be as flexible as possible when you're asked about your schedule and be prepared to start right away.
Also don't limit your job search to Monday - Friday. The student I mentioned had a head start on the applicants who weren't proactive over the weekend. Employers, especially those who are open weekends and evenings, don't stop hiring at 5 pm on Friday afternoon.
In addition to bringing your resume, also have an elevator pitch ready so you can describe why you're interested in the position and, most importantly, why you are qualified and would be a terrific hire.
Read More: What to Bring to Apply for a Job | On the Spot Interviews
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Tuesday May 21, 2013
Workers who have lost their jobs, even temporarily, because of the Oklahoma tornado may be eligible for unemployment benefits and/or disaster assistance. For current claimants, some payments may be delayed because of power outages and state office closures.
For new claimants, unemployment benefits may be available for workers who have lost their jobs. If you are out of work because of the storm, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) or state Unemployment Insurance (UI). Unemployed workers will need to meet the standard eligibility requirements for collecting state unemployment benefits. Self-employed individuals are also eligible for disaster assistance. There is federal aid available for small businesses, as well.
In order to qualify for disaster unemployment benefits your employment or self-employment must have been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster, and you must have been determined not to be eligible for regular state unemployment insurance. Major disasters have been declared in some counties in Oklahoma, and information on filing for benefits is available online.
To apply for federal diaster aid, register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov. To apply for unemployment, file a claim online or call the OESC Unemployment Insurance Service Center at 405-525-1500 (inside the OKC calling area) or at 1-800-555-1554.
Check with the unemployment office (Oklahoma Claimant Information) website for more information on eligibility, filing a claim for unemployment and for updates on your claim. Offices may have lost power, so there may be delays in processing applications and weekly claims. If there are delays, you will not lose any benefits. However your unemployment payment may be delayed.
Scam Warning: There are several different types of unemployment scams to watch out for, but, in general, it's important to know that you are only person who can file for unemployment compensation. Third parties cannot file unemployment claims.
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Tuesday May 21, 2013
When disaster strikes and you can't get to work because of a storm or storm damage, whether you'll get paid if your office is closed is a concern for many workers. Are you entitled to get paid if your company closes because of the storm or if you can't make it into to work because of weather issues? There are several factors involved, including whether you are an exempt or non-exempt employee, federal and state law, and company policy.
The Department of Labor issues opinion letters which provide guidance for employers to follow in paying exempt employees (who are exempt from overtime pay requirements) during periods of inclement weather. The guidelines are different based upon whether the company is closed because of the weather or whether the company is open and the employee can't get to work or otherwise misses work.
Here's more on pay for bad weather days and information on when you may get paid for weather-related absences from work. If you can't make it to work, but your workplace is open, be sure to notify your employer per normal channels that you will be absent from work.