JOB BOARDS HAVE A BIG PROBLEM: Upwards of 70% of all jobs are found through professional networking, and not through traditional job boards. However, most professionals (especially in technology sectors) have poor networks because (a) they don't realize its importance in current or future job searches, and (b) opportunities to meet local colleagues are rare. Both of these issues are addressed by taking a focused community ...more »
GadBall (www.GadBall.com) is a unique career portal for Job Seekers and One Stop Centers developed and supported by Data Frenzy, its clients, and job board partners. GadBall is entirely free for Job Seekers and One Stop Centers. GadBall has several job search, job matching and career exploration features; even though only one category selection is permissible for this challenge, GadBall is a good fit for all categories. ...more »
Great Job! is an online community for job seekers built for state/local workforce boards by Business Access. It allows WIBs to offer an unlimited amount of online resources and a social network to their mid- and high-level job seekers with easy enrollment and detailed tracking of activities. Great Job! “puts it all in one place” for job seekers. It features hundreds of online resources including: customized training ...more »
HigherEdCareers, the monthly interview series on HigherEdJobs.com, will feature higher education experts having chat room discussions about a current topic in higher education and its impact on the careers of the people who work at our colleges and universities. Recent topics and experts have included: • Social Media in Higher Education Careers with Rick Klau of Google • Beginning a Career in Student Affairs with Lori ...more »
The Zinger Employee Engagement Model offers a tool to help future employees and current employees understand the personal and organizational benefits of being fully engaged in their work. It offers a color and quick model to outline the 14 key elements of engagement.
The Unemployment LifeLine is a one-stop guide that links workers to the resources in their area: from unemployment offices to veterans' services to child care. Hardworking families are struggling to get by, and too often, they don't know where to turn for help. That's where the Unemployment LifeLine comes in: providing people the opportunity to talk to others, find community services and share support and lessons learned. ...more »