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Avenica CEO Brian Weed talks with WCCO on 2018 Grad Career Prospects
Posted on: May 21st, 2018

You’ve passed your finals, walked across the stage, and thrown your cap in the air. But now what? Brian Weed, Avenica’s CEO spoke with WCCO’s Heather Brown and Jason DeRusha on life after commencement and starting a career. Watch the video, then let’s chat about your future career!

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Why New Grads Still Struggle to Find Good Jobs
Posted on: December 19th, 2016

CNBC recently featured an article written by GradStaff CEO, Bob LaBombard, focusing on the state of recent college graduates entering the workforce. The article highlights the findings of a survey conducted by GradStaff, which asked over 500 recent grads to reflect on the success of their current job search. The survey showed that new grads aren’t necessarily struggling due to tough competition or bad luck, instead the data showed that the majority of recent grads are simply unsure about where they fit in the workplace or what to apply to with their major. The numbers behind these statistics show that there’s still a lot of work to be done in terms of preparing graduates for their job search and life after college. You can read the full story by following the link HERE.

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Webinar – Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors
Posted on: November 2nd, 2016

On Thursday, November 17th, GradStaff hosted a Job Search Strategies Webinar for current college seniors. The webinar is designed for anyone who has been unsuccessful in their job search thus far or for those who are still unsure where they fit in the workplace or what to do upon graduation. From learning how to identify your unique transferable skills to developing your network and chasing after a referral, this webinar is focused on all things job search related.

You can expect to walk away with a better understanding of how to establish your own professional brand as it pertains to your unique skills, how to navigate and take action within the entry-level job market, and how to develop a planned out strategy for your current job search.

To download a PDF version of the slides, click HERE.

You can also watch the webinar in full below:

 

 

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The Role of Small Businesses in Economic Equality
Posted on: October 18th, 2016

GradStaff CEO Bob LaBombard was recently part of the discussion panel at the 52nd annual Gustavus Adolphus Nobel Conference. Year in and year out, the conference covers a wide range of social and scientific issues, with this year’s main discussion gearing toward “economic balance in everyday life.” LaBombard, and other panelists, pointed to the slowdown of growth and development of new small businesses as a big contributor to the slow decline of the middle class.

With over 70% of new jobs in 2015 being created by companies of 500 employees or less, it is obvious to see that if this decline continues, it could cause an even bigger problem within the economy, as well as create more challenges among young job seekers. GradStaff understands how important small businesses are to the U.S. economy and strives to help these businesses find great employees for their entry-level job openings. The future of these companies lies in the hands of new graduates, and the future of a lot of recent graduates currently rely, and will continue to rely on jobs created by small businesses. To learn more about the discussion, you can read the full article by following the link HERE.

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5 Ways Colleges Can Help Grads Become “Career Ready”
Posted on: September 20th, 2016

This fall, millions of incoming college freshman said goodbye to their parents and hello to dorm life as they begin their exciting journey into the next phase of their lives. Many would say that the purpose of attending college is to prepare students and make sure that they land a good job after graduation. If that’s truly the case, why is it that only 25% of college students will have a job upon graduation? This eye-popping statistic is starting to create more and more noise, as colleges are beginning to emphasize career focused programs and opportunities for their students on campus. There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done, and GradStaff CEO Bob LaBombard shares his thoughts on what colleges can do to increase the amount of students having that good job lined up upon graduation. You can read his full article featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution HERE.

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GradStaff CEO Joins CNBC: 5 Great Entry-Level Jobs For Recent Grads
Posted on: August 17th, 2016

An article written by GradStaff CEO Bob LaBombard was recently featured on CNBC.com. The article highlights entry-level opportunities that are often overlooked by recent graduates due to the fact that up to 60-70 percent of new grads still don’t know where their education and skills fit in the workplace. This results in a large disconnect between grads and employers. “Job seekers and hiring companies often can’t find each other, making the frustration mutual. Businesses are missing out on quality talent, and millennials are ignoring entire segments of the job market because they’re unaware of those opportunities.” You can learn more about these entry-level opportunities by accessing the full article HERE.

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10 Industry Experts Share Their Best Job Hunting Tips
Posted on: August 8th, 2016

GradStaff CEO Bob LaBombard was recently featured in an article by Career Addict focusing on industry experts and their most important advice on how to conduct a successful job hunt. These experts – CEOs, authors, professionals, etc. have walked the path of a young professional and are in a great position to help young job seekers given their experience and success. Tip # 2 focuses on creating a Modern Resume, but keep in mind this is tailored more toward creative roles, and a more traditional copy of a resume is important to have for non-creative positions. You can see all 10 job searching tips by reading the full article HERE.

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Could Your Next Interview Be Conducted By a Computer?
Posted on: July 5th, 2016

Fewer and fewer companies these days are visiting campuses to recruit and conduct in-person interviews with potential candidates. GradStaff CEO Bob LaBombard was recently featured in an article by CNN Money that looks into how technology is changing how companies hire. “A generation ago, LaBombard says: “The employer came to the candidate. Now the candidate has to find the employer.”” Many see both pros and cons to technology playing a larger part in the way that companies hire. With all of these changes it’s easy to see why college grads need all of the help they can get to land good jobs out of school. To read the full article on CNN.com, click HERE.

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