The Founders Series: Smart Hustle

The Founders Series: Smart Hustle

The Founders Series
: advice for entrepreneurs and students who are thinking of becoming entrepreneurs With the Founders Series, we reach across multiple industries in order to get diverse perspectives on entrepreneurship. That’s why you see anything from startup law firms to mobile yoga studios sprinkled in alongside tech startups. This week, we caught up with Ramon Ray, the Founder of Smart Hustle, a multimedia (online and print magazine) resource that offers valuable advice to entrepreneurs on most aspects of growing their…

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How to Keep It Positive When Finding Jobs Takes Time

How to Keep It Positive When Finding Jobs Takes Time

As your college days are beginning to dwindle, receiving job rejections can take its toll on your psyche. It can feel like everyone around you has already signed a job contract while you’re the only one without prospects. And then when you finally do get an acceptance, it’s easy to rush into something that might not be the best fit in order to join the club, which can be short-lived if you decide to leave. What to do when the…

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Why Do I Want to Work for This Company? Attracting College Talent

Why Do I Want to Work for This Company? Attracting College Talent

The college recruitment game goes two ways. The truth is it can be just as daunting for a recruiter to attract top college talent as it is for a student to stand out from the crowd. How do you go about finding not just the best students, but the best students for your business? In this post we’ll discuss how to market your company to Millennials and ensure that you’re putting your best foot forward. How to answer this question:…

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Best Practices in Asking for an Employment Reference

Best Practices in Asking for an Employment Reference

When it comes time to apply to a job, whether for the summer months or full-time after graduation, it’s easy to get nervous. Many of us have been programmed not to brag about our accomplishments, so it can be particularly intimidating to ask someone else to do it for us. But fear not. The truth is if you ask the right person and prepare them adequately, he or she might be honored to serve as a reference for you. In…

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Hiring College Students Makes Your Workforce More Self-Sufficient

Hiring College Students Makes Your Workforce More Self-Sufficient

Managing others in the workplace can be exhausting. It sometimes feels like you’re spending so much time overseeing, correcting, and eventually redoing projects that you’re not getting any of your own work done. Maybe you’ve gone so far as to fire one employee, only to find the same thing is true of the next one. On top of not getting work done, the frustration and micromanagement is enough to make you implode. Rather than entering a never-ending firing and hiring…

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The Benefits of Being Digital Natives in an Evolving Workforce

The Benefits of Being Digital Natives in an Evolving Workforce

Calling all college students! We have great news: You know more than you think you do. No, really. We know that entering the world of job applications and post-graduate planning can be intimidating, especially in a market that seems more competitive than ever. How on earth do you stand a chance next to the girl who built her own digital-marketing platform at age 17? Or the guy who serves as co-president of four different career-based extracurriculars? You’ve probably had people…

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Tips for Interviewing College Students for Part-Time Work

Tips for Interviewing College Students for Part-Time Work

Hiring college students part-time to help you get the job done is a wise decision. Just click any other post in this blog to understand the many reasons why! As you’re preparing to post a job and sift through resumes or e-portfolios, it’s important to consider the interview. You may be already practiced at interviewing college seniors for full-time jobs or more experienced candidates for part-time jobs. Even so, it’s likely that you’ll find interviewing college students for short-term projects…

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Use HireOwl to Maintain Ethical Practices in Hiring College Students

Use HireOwl to Maintain Ethical Practices in Hiring College Students

If you’ve decided to branch out and test-drive student workers to help you get the job done, you’ve probably done a lot of research. In doing so you’ve likely seen all the shortcuts that student workers can provide to you, from helping you tackle seasonal projects to shrinking your recruiting budget. It’s important to remember, however, that while student workers can help you create some shortcuts in your hiring processes, there are still guidelines you have to follow in order…

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Four Problems Solved with Temporary Student Employees

Four Problems Solved with Temporary Student Employees

Sometimes it can feel like internships are designed more for the benefit of the intern than for your company. As a recruiter or manager, it’s not rare to find yourself spending more time thinking up assignments and overseeing the work than actually learning from it. If this sounds familiar, it might be time to switch gears, focusing less on cookie-cutter internships and more on hiring students for paid, short-term, part-time projects. While the benefits of adopting this practice are ample—for…

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What to Look for in a College Hire

What to Look for in a College Hire

You’ve decided to leverage students to help you get the job done. Naturally, we think this a great decision! At the same time, we understand that it can be confusing to know what to look for in choosing the right student workers for your business. We’ve developed a quick guide to help you know what questions to ask and what documents to review in your quest to find the right fit. How to choose the right college hire for your…

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