Avenica to Accelerate Growth with Addition of Sales Leader

Posted on: November 13th, 2017
Jared Phillips joins fast growing entry-level recruiting firm as VP of Sales & Business Development Avenica – formerly known as Gradstaff, Inc. – recently announced the addition of Jared Phillips to its Executive Team as Vice President of Sales & Business Development. Phillips will lead Avenica’s grow ... Read Full Article

Networking Through the Holidays

Posted on: November 13th, 2017
For a lot of college students and young professionals, networking can sound like an overwhelming idea. When we imagine being thrown into a room full of strangers who we have little to no connection with, it can feel intimidating and even cringe-worthy. But it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, it can be as easy as shifti ... Read Full Article

Navigating the Professional World

Posted on: October 25th, 2017
So, you’ve landed your first professional job out of college – congrats! With the relief of job searching coming to an end, it can feel like the hard work of setting a good impression and showcasing your strengths is behind you. But in many ways, this work is just beginning. Beyond excelling at your day-to-day job, ... Read Full Article

University Ventures acquires GradStaff, which rebrands as Avenica

Posted on: July 20th, 2017
We are very excited to announce our new partners University Ventures, our new CEO Brian Weed, and our new name Avenica! Read more in our recent press release. Over the years, we have contemplated making a brand name change to address the misperception by some that GradStaff was a temporary staffing firm, which ... Read Full Article

New CEO Brian Weed Shares Job Search Strategy Tips

Posted on: June 12th, 2017
GradStaff's new CEO Brian Weed spent some time with Vocate to discuss his excitement for his new position and some great info for graduating seniors starting off on the entry level job search. Brian took the leadership position here at GradStaff because he believes in our mission to help new grads find a career, no ... Read Full Article

Entry-level job interviews are tough – here are some tips from the experts

Posted on: June 12th, 2017
Former CEO of GradStaff, Bob LaBombard shares 8 great tips for new job seekers to leverage when interviewing in this CNBC Article. Taking time with your interviewer to fully clarify the job duties, career path, company culture and more will help in your ability to assess the position as a good fit for you and show th ... Read Full Article

Notes on the Entry Level Job Market

Posted on: May 19th, 2017
The class of 2017 is stepping in to one of the strongest job markets in several years, but underemployment continues to skew the data on career success at the entry level. GradStaff CEO Brian Weed discusses some of the underlying issues in this USA Today College article on why new grads and the companies that want to h ... Read Full Article

Chicago Tribune: Making the Most of Your Entry Level Job

Posted on: May 19th, 2017
GradStaff CEO Brian Weed contributes solid advice to new grads starting out in a career along side other notable business leaders and career coaches in a recent Chicago Tribune article. Brian describes how being positive and patient leads to success. He notes that "Employers crave strong team players who make positive ... Read Full Article