Proven University Internship Program

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a recruiter? Now’s your chance to find out. We are seeking bright, motivated interns for our upcoming ‘Proven University’ new-recruiter training class. This is a paid internship program for new or recent graduates seeking a crash course in Recruiting with plenty of mentoring and on-the-job learning. As one of San Diego’s Best Places to Work, we have an energetic, hardworking culture that drives people to grow personally and professionally while having fun in the process. The ideal candidate will embrace this culture and our five Guiding Principles in representing our company to customers, vendors, clients and employees. Those are:

1. Make $hit happen.

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The Questions You MUST Ask in an Interview

You have researched the company and the position you are interviewing for, you have studied how not to blow the interview, and you have prepared your answers to common interview questions – all of which is important, but in reality it’s the bare minimum. If you want to stand out from the crowd you must ask great questions, thereby demonstrating your interest and connecting with the interviewer on a personal level and determining if it’s even the job you want!   Ultimately a job interview is a two-way street. Of course, your primary objective of the ...
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Ten Minutes Is All It Takes to Seriously Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

You already know that LinkedIn is an essential personal branding tool that every professional should use. But are you really getting anything out of it? Unless you’ve optimized your LinkedIn profile, the answer is probably no. (No offense.) Here’s the good news: basic LinkedIn profile optimization is not as scary as it sounds. Got 10 minutes? Great. That’s all it takes.  Here’s why it matters: According to LinkedIn, more than 111 million Americans have active profiles on their site. That’s about 70% of our entire workforce.  And according to READ MORE

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RSVP For Office Hours @PROVENinc

Summer's over folks, and it's time to get back to work. How does that make you feel? If the answer is, 'like sh*t,' then we have an event for you. On Tuesday, October 14, PROVEN offices nationwide will open their doors to local professionals seeking to pursue a new, different or better career. Stop by our offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. between 5 - 7 PM local time, and we'll match you with a trained recruiter who can provide one-on-one guidance to address a wide range of needs. (Resume help, career assessment and counseling, goal setting... you name it.) By the way, this monthly event is completely free. [caption id="attachment_2745" align="alignright" width="300"]READ MORE

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Headhunter Tales: Jerry McMillin

JerryBlog-05-e1408489171598 Great recruiters don’t just recruit. They build meaningful, mutually-impactful relationships with their candidates and help to change entire lives, not just careers. If you think we’re exaggerating, then you may be in need of a new recruiter. Check out this recent anecdote from Jerry McMillin, a rookie Technology ‘headhunter’ in our San Diego office. Jerry is a rising star at PROVEN, and his passion for helping people to find more fulfilling opportunities raises the bar for the rest of us. “When I first began at PROVEN, I knew very little a...
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5 Creative Ways to Advance Your Career This Summer

Summer-Networking-03-e1406243694717Remember that old phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? Well, in today’s job market, it’s more important than ever. Networking, and hanging out with well-connected people is one of the most powerful strategies you can use to advance your professional career prospects with both your current or desired company. Meeting the right people has the potential to get you interviews and job opportunities that would otherwise be off limits to you as some positions are never advertised. There’s no better time than the summer. Take advantage of the casual vibe and the lightened work load offered during the warm months. Get out a...
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July Office Hours: Bring Your Job Search to Silo!

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Calling all Job Seekers! Join us for Office Hours on Wednesday, July 23rd @SILO in Makers Quarter from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

This month's open office session will be held at SILO in Makers Quarter during Bring Your Own Work (BYOW) Wednesday. This is an opportunity to get outside, shake up your job search and network with a new and [caption id="attachment_2642" align="alignright" width="150"]READ MORE

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Looking for a Job? Watch the World Cup! (Seriously.)

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The biggest sporting event on the planet has more to offer to job seekers than you might expect. Even if you don't have an interest in soccer, or football, you can still apply the same principles and strategies to your job hunting endeavors. Here's what we mean: 6 World Cup strategies you can apply to your job seeking efforts:

Have a specific goal

The teams that qualified for the World Cup have an obvious target: they want to be crowned world champions. Likewise, having a clear goal is the first step when searching for a job. If you know exactly what you're looking for, you are much more likely to be selective, prioritize your time and choose companies which match your...
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Meet These 15 Companies Who Hire for Culture Fit

Proven-Grad-37-e1402606476398 New to San Diego? Or just looking for a change? Here’s a tip – there’s a lot more employment opportunity here than meets the eye. Take, for example, the companies who recently hosted the awesomely unusual SD Grad Party + Job Fair bash at SILO in Makers Quarter. Part business, part celebration, this event gathered local Tech, Startup and Nonprofit employers to mingle with the graduating Class of 2014 (+ other local job seekers) in a casual, outdoor setting. While there were many highlights at this inaugural fête, one of our favorites was getting to k...
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Job Fair Preview – GoFundMe

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Who is GoFundMe?

GoFundMe is the most popular way for people to raise money online. Over $300M has been raised by our users for their personal causes - making GoFundMe a Top 500 Website in the USA based on traffic. Nearly 17 million unique people interact with GoFundMe each month, generating over 50 million pageviews. GoFundMe is a brand that people trust - known for its ease-of-use, real results and 5-minute customer service response times.

What's the office culture like in San Diego?

Why you’ll love it at GoFundMe