Job Fair Preview – StayClassy

Untitled-2-01-e1400879992301 On Friday, May 30 we are hosting San Diego’s first ever Graduation Party + Job Fair. Our goal is to connect recent grads with local businesses in a new and exciting way. For tickets and more information please visit sdgradparty.com. Who is StayClassy? StayClassy is San Diego-based startup that develops fundraising & engagement software (SaaS) used by thousands of Nonprofits and Social Enterprise organizations. The company is also the host of the Classy Awards, the l...
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Job Fair Preview – Sony

SONY_BLOG1-01-e1400784765110 On Friday, May 30 we are hosting San Diego’s first ever Graduation Party + Job Fair. Our goal is to connect recent grads with local businesses in a new and exciting way. SONY is looking for thinkers, leaders and doers to join their team so join them on May 30th to find out if that could be you! For tickets and more information please visit sdgradparty.com. Who is Sony? A company driven by imagination. Imagine that. For over 65 years, imagination has been the fuel of everything we do. It...
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Job Fair Preview – Plant With Purpose

Untitled-16-01 On Friday, May 30 we are hosting San Diego’s first ever Graduation Party + Job Fair. Our goal is to connect recent grads with local businesses in a new and exciting way. Over the next two weeks we will be introducing you to some of the awesome businesses that will be participating in the event. For tickets and more information please visit sdgradparty.com.

PLANT WITH PURPOSE

What You Need to Know about the Graduating Class of 2014

Millennials Blog-06 There’s a big difference in the graduating class of 2014. Maybe you’ve noticed? In any case, here’s how you can spot one: they’re unlikely to own a car or a home, probably won’t have any long term contracts (including cable), don’t believe in (or want) a long term career, already have lots of experience with online dating, and they can be seen taking a selfie multiple times per day. Now that you know the tell-tale signs, here’s 7 things you need to know (which may surprise you):

1. They beat the odds.

Millennials have been branded as lazy by many in the media. Well, that “lazy” graduate you’re thinking of employing is actually the ...
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Consider This

Job_Acceptance_Criteria_PROVENInc-01-e1399319747559 Do you know what to consider when you’re considering a new job? If you’re a recent graduate you may feel excited and eager to begin your new career. However, it can also be a nervous time when considering the thousands of applicants and the sluggish economy. With this in mind, many fresh graduates accept the first job offer they receive, but this can be a mistake. As such, we’ve sought to list the most important considerations that new grads – or anyone, really –  must take into account when considering a new job. Hint: It’s not only about the $$$, people. Here are the most impo...
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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:

Resume Tips for the Technology Age

Resume-Tips-for-Technology-01-e1393359626517 Ever wonder what happens when you upload your resume to apply for a job? Will it go straight to Human Resources, or will it get lost forever in an abyss of others applications? Often times, the answer depends on you. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are technology tools many employers rely on to vet, parse and store resumes. Often the first recipients of your uploaded resume, ATS software can determine the fate of your information based on the wording, format and structure. The trick is knowing how to tailor your resume for technology (the ATS) so that people will re...
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What You Can Learn from the Toughest Interview Questions in the Country

Companies know that if you ask the same questions as everyone else, you get the same level of talent as everyone else.  If you really want to separate the employees who are merely good from the ones who can truly excel at their position, you should ask questions that make candidates actually think and reveal their true selves.   The top companies in the industry have mastered how to grab the most talented individuals using unique questions.  Here’s what you can learn:  

Neilson Company

How many bottles of beer are drank in the city over the week? What You Can Learn If you job involves working with numbers, employers are going to want to know that you can make thoughtful estimations on the fly and break a problem down easy-to-understand parts. Obviously, candidates aren’t expected to give a precise answer to this question.  Rather, they are expected to make reasonable estimates based upon the population of the city, the...
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Five Critical Steps to Achieving Career Success

We've all heard the saying, “Do what you love, and the money will follow.” It’s an uplifting thought, and certainly one that I’ve sought comfort in during some less-prosperous (though emotionally rewarding) moments in my career. But at the end of the day, it’s just not that easy.   In today’s job market, success comes to those who identify what they want and go after it wholeheartedly and with unwavering determination. They are the doers, the non-complainers, the change makers, the hard workers, the opportunists, the innately proactive and the consistently positive. In a word, they are the best.   The reality is that in order to succeed, you have to become the best. In whatever it is that you do, you must work as hard as you can to be the best if you want to achieve career success. And THEN the money will follow.   This was the subject of a recent talk at Grossmont College, during wh...
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