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2016 Best Employers for College Students

2016 Best Employers for College Students
2016 Most Attractive Employers for College Students

The votes are in! For the 2016 Universum Talent Survey, 70,000 college students voted these organizations as their Top 5 employers for the following majors:
Top 5 for Business Majors: Google, Disney, Apple, Ernst & Young, J. P. Morgan
Top 5 for Engineering Majors: NASA, Google, Boeing, Tesla, SpaceX
Top 5 for Computer Sciences Majors: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Disney
Top 5 for Natural Sciences Majors: Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, National Geographic, American Cancer Society
Top 5 for Humanities Majors: Disney, United Nations, National Geographic, Google, FBI
 
Also noteworthy were the not so obvious employers that ranked high in each of the categories. Here are some of those less than obvious top organizations selected by your peers: 
Business Majors: Major League Baseball, Under Armour, Southwest Airlines, Teach for America
Engineering Majors: US Department of Energy, 3M, NASCAR, Pfizer
Computer Sciences Majors: Peace Corps, Hasbro, Nike, Bose
Natural Sciences Majors: IBM, Nestle, Coach, PetSmart
Humanities Majors: Random House, Gap Inc. Best Buy, Target
 
This second list underscores the importance of being a creative job searcher because organizations you never considered before may fit your career interests. So, time to explore and discover and expand your career search options! You can start by searching @Zoomdojo.

Posted By: 
Carol

The Most Common Job Qualification Required

The Most Common Job Qualification Required
The Most Common Job Qualification Required

After reviewing more than 100,000 internship and entry-level job opportunities listed by hundreds of organizations, we have consistently found one particular skill described as a desired or required job qualification, across the board. Regardless of the job type, the one qualification or requirement most organizations seek in a candidate is "strong writing and communication skills". Most students have limited work experience and, in general, are not expected to have highly developed functional skills. Employers hire interns and recent college graduates for their potential and their perceived ability to develop skills through training and on-the-job experience. But one quality that most employers expect candidates to possess is the ability to convey information clearly and simply to all the people that the candidate will interact with when they become part of their organization. Effective communication is, therefore, regarded as a vital skill and ability - and is often taken to be an indicator of potential. So find every opportunity to practice your ability to communicate in the classroom, in your papers, presentations and tutorials, in your clubs, through extra-curricular activities and with volunteer work. And for sure, remember that clear, concise, compelling communication can make your cover letters, resume and interviews stand out! Check Zoomdojo Resources  to help you create better cover letters and resumes and to shine in your next internship or job interview.

Posted By: 
Ritu

You Do Not Need an MD for a Career in Medicine!

You Do Not Need an MD for a Career in Medicine!
You Don’t Need an MD for a Career in Medicine

Medical doctors get all the press. Just think of House, M.D. and Grey’s Anatomy.  What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor, right? Nobody ever says “phlebotomist” or “radiographer.” But maybe they should!

As of January 2016, the healthcare and social assistance sector employed a whopping 19 million people in the US, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics - which is nearly twice the population of Greece or Portugal. Furthermore, the sector has grown by four million jobs since 2006, with barely a slowdown during the recession. The BLS Career Outlook also predicts that healthcare will post the fastest and largest employment growth of any industry in the country from now until 2024, by which time an additional 3.8 million new jobs will have been created in the sector. 

The vast majority of those employed in the healthcare sector are NOT doctors. Nurses, coders, transporter, physical therapists, dieticians - these are just some of the specialities other than doctors which make up this rapidly growing employment field. We can see @Zoomdojo many healthcare jobs and healthcare internships underscoring the growth of this sector, not just for MDs! 

Posted By: 
Camden

Why Cover Letters Matter

Why Cover Letters Matter
Why Cover Letters Matter

Resume updated? Check!  And, cover letter? Not that important ... so, no problem. WRONG!
You’ve updated your resume, and are now in the throes of applying to internships and jobs. Did you put any thought into your cover letters? You think to yourself, no one reads them… well, you could be right, but you could also be completely wrong. 
 
You may be wondering what the purpose and role of the cover letter is. Beyond the resume, the cover letter gives you an opportunity to tell the prospective employer what you can do for the company. You can use it highlight aspects of the resume or add additional information that did not fit into the resume. Simply stated, the cover letter is a way to communicate why you are right for the job. 
 
But remember not to waste this prime real estate. The average time a recruiter spends reading (or scanning through) a cover letter is 3-5 seconds, giving you less time to make an impression than you will take to read this article. You should be precise and gain the reader’s attention from the very first line, which should explain clearly what the cover letter is about (E.g. Subject: The Human Resources First Year Apprenticeship). You should not repeat facts which already exist in your resume. Rather, you should provide strong (and interesting) supporting evidence of why you can do the job better than anyone else. 
 
Unless explicitly instructed not to include a cover letter, it is appropriate to write one as part of your job application; and for many employers, it is an expected part of the job seeker's package. While there's no certainty that your letter will be read, it is a valid communication and marketing tool. And from your point of view, your letter may catch someone's attention and help you move up in the pool of applicants under review. You really have nothing to lose - and everything to gain - by writing a strong cover letter for each job that you apply for.

So don’t disregard cover letters. Take the time to compose a meaningful cover letter and increase your odds to achieve job search success! 
 
You can check Zoomdojo Cover Letters for more cover letter tips and advice. 

Posted By: 
Ritu

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Why Cover Letters Matter

Resume updated? Check!  And, cover letter? Not that important ... so, no problem. WRONG!
You’ve updated your resume, and are now in the throes of applying to internships and jobs. Did you put any thought into your cover letters? You think to yourself, no one reads them… well, you could be right, but you could also be completely wrong. 
 
You may be wondering what the purpose and role of the cover letter is. Beyond the resume, the cover letter gives you an opportunity to...

Monday, January 9, 2017
2016 Most Attractive Employers for College Students

The votes are in! For the 2016 Universum Talent Survey, 70,000 college students voted these organizations as their Top 5 employers for the following majors:
Top 5 for Business Majors: Google, Disney, Apple, Ernst & Young, J. P. Morgan
Top 5 for Engineering Majors: NASA, Google, Boeing, Tesla, SpaceX
Top 5 for Computer Sciences Majors: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Disney
Top 5 for Natural Sciences Majors: Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, Centers...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Most Common Job Qualification Required

After reviewing more than 100,000 internship and entry-level job opportunities listed by hundreds of organizations, we have consistently found one particular skill described as a desired or required job qualification, across the board. Regardless of the job type, the one qualification or requirement most organizations seek in a candidate is "strong writing and communication skills". Most students have limited work experience and, in general, are not expected to have highly developed...

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