Not Your Average Networking Event

Coming-Events.blog-04-e1397679345952 Tired of stuffy ‘networking’ events? So are we. That’s why we’ve put together the following four mold-breaking, suit-snubbing, anti-corporate gatherings – to spice things up a bit. Whether you’re into film, food trucks, scotch tasting or skill building, come mingle with other professionals and have fun in the process. It’s not-working, not networking. (But you might get something out of it.) Note: the following events are rolling out in San Diego. To receive event notifications in your city, email elevated@proveninc.com.   READ MORE

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Office Hours: Interview Practice @PROVENSD

Office-Hours2-041-e1397154358565 Join us for our first ever office hours! We would like to open our doors to job seekers, hiring managers, and anyone else with questions. Over the next few months we will be helping with the interview process, resume building tips and other requested topics. Who: Everyone! The more the merrier. What: Whether you’re a job seeker or a hiring manager, everyone can benefit from this session. Meet with one of our highly trained recruiters for interview practice, tips and tricks to perfect the skills you need to ace your next interview:

The Future Is STEM-Based. Are You?

Liberal Arts majors, listen up: according to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, 80% of the jobs created within the next decade will require a STEM-based education.   Not sure if you've got one?   You’re not alone. The growing importance of this national concern was the topic du jour at the San Diego Jewish Academy’s annual STEM brunch last Sunday. Simply put, ‘STEM’ is an acronym for the fields of study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and our future depends on it. But there’s a problem.   In the United States, the demand for STEM professionals is increasing exponentially among the progressive 21st century businesses driving innovation and economic growth, yet the prevalence of these studies among college graduates is on a continued, alarming decline. READ MORE

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DIY Guide to Recruiter-Proofing Your Resume

We’ve all heard the statistic – these days, a typical recruiter spends an average of six seconds reviewing a resume. As a professional recruiter myself, I can confirm this to be true. Yet it’s important to note that six seconds is an average figure, meaning that it represents a wide range of experiences. Some resumes I’ve encountered capture more than six seconds of my attention. Some capture much less. Have you ever applied for a job and didn’t hear back?  Or – even worse – received the non-descript, automated, “thanks but no thanks” rejection email?  If so, then your resume may have ended up on the wrong side of the six second rule. Recruiters never want to miss out on a great candidate because of a trivial detail, but it happens ...
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Want to Fast Track Your Career? Our 2012 Rookie of the Year Will Show You How It’s Done

We are proud to award Sabrina Grigorian from our San Diego team as PROVEN’s first-ever Rookie of the Year! Beyond earning this award by the numbers, Sabrina has exemplified WORK. LIFE. ELEVATED. through her dedication to her candidates, her clients, and her team. Sabrina has propelled her career through consistent professionalism and work excellence, and never without a smile.   With a mere 18 months of experience under her belt, Sabrina is a model for recent grads – and professionals of all levels – seeking to fast track their careers through work ethic and determination. Here’s her advice for job seekers and new hires looking to elevate their own career opportunities:   What does WORK. LIFE. ELEVATED. mean to you? To me, feeling ELEVATED comes from a combination of working hard, enjoying working hard, and being surrounded by that same energy. It’s beyond just seeing success and more so a result of leaving everyday knowing I di...
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