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Become A Teacher In The New Unified School District

It is an exciting time to consider working for the new Unified School District, as Memphis City Schools are merging with Shelby County to become one of the largest school districts in the country. The new district will be hiring thousands of teachers in the coming years.

The new district will offer the highest average starting salary in the state of Tennessee, a great city to live in, and a district that will be a model for national education reform. If you’re interested in applying, please visit their website at the link below.

http://www.teachmemphis.org/teach-memphis-applicant-interest

How To Scare Away A Job Interviewer

From USnews.com (12/3/2012)

Most job seekers worry about making mistakes in interviews, but most interviewers understand that no one gives a perfect interview and will overlook the occasional flubbed answer. However, it’s still possible to scare off your interviewer with a single statement or action. Here are 10 of the most likely ways to spook your interviewer.    Read the full article from USnews.com…

More Job Creation, Less Pay, More Churn At Startups

From SmartPlanet.com (11/29/2012)

Newer firms are leading the way in job creation, suggesting that greater opportunities are arising within the startup community than with established organizations. However, employees at newer firms make 30% less than their counterparts in mature organizations.

These are the findings of a new study released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, an entrepreneurial think tank. The study, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Workforce Indicators, finds that young firms disproportionately create jobs. The youngest firms (ages zero to one) account for about 15% of overall job creation while firms between two and ten years old account for about 25% of job creation. Combined, these two groups account for about 40% of job creation—much higher than their combined employment share of 25%.

The percentage of hiring based on job creation is much greater at startups than at more mature firms. Four out of every 10 hires at startups are for newly created jobs, much higher than in older firms, where the ratio fluctuates between 0.25 and 0.33.    Read the full article SmartPlanet.com

Job Opportunities – Week of December 3, 2012

Recent Job Opportunities for CBU AlumniAll job opportunities listed with our office appear in our Nace-Link Recruitment System, powered by Symplicity.  Students and alumni should sign in to their account to access these positions, which are posted by employers as they become available.  Full details on each job (description, majors, experience, requirements, etc.) are included.  (Don’t have a Nace-Link account yet?  It’s free for all CBU students and alumni!  Register today!)

There are currently 158 active positions posted in the “CBU Jobs” section; there are also thousands of additional positions listed locally, regionally and nationally in the “Nace-Link Network” section.  Jobs that have been posted recently include those from the following companies…

  • #2287 - Financial Analyst:  Poplar Healthcare (Degree in Accounting or Finance)
  • #2286 - Electrical Engineer:  NKC of America (Degree in Electrical Engineering)
  • #2285 - Intern:  Memphis Area Transit Authority (Marketing, ECCM/Communication Major or pursuing MBA)
  • #2284 – Accounting Intern:  Pfizer (Juniors or Seniors In Accounting or Finance)
  • #2283 – Electrical Engineer/Project Engineer:  Johnson Controls (Electrical Engineering Degree – Position located in Durham, NC)
  • #2282 – Sports Writing Internship:  The Celebrity Cafe (Current Students, All Majors Considered)
  • #2281 – Logistics Sales Account Executive:  Total Quality Logistics (Graduating Seniors, Open To All Majors)
  • #2276 – Business Systems Analyst:  The Manitowoc Company (Degree Required – Computer Science, MIS/ITM, or related areas)
  • #2275 – Java Programmer/Analyst:  eVenture Technologies (Seniors or recent grads in Computer Science)
  • #2274 – Software Engineer:  Vensi, Inc. (Seniors and recent grads in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, MSEM or related areas)
  • #2273 – Billing Clerk:  [Employer Name Withheld]  (All Majors – Bookkeeping, AP/AR Experience, Perfect Law/Total Office software experience)
  • #2272 – Graphic Design Intern:  International Paper (Current Students In Fine Arts/Graphic Design or related areas)
  • #2271 – Program Specialist:  Girls Inc. Of Memphis (Part Time) (Education, Fine Arts, or related majors)
  • #2270 – Intern:  U.S. Pretrial Services (Applied Psychology/Criminal Justice Majors – Juniors & Seniors)
  • #2226 – TSC Representative:  Morgan Keegan (All Majors – Seniors, Masters Candidates or Alumni)  (Reposted through January 1)

Doing Business In Memphis

Doing Business In Memphis DirectoryAre you conducting company research, either for your job search, or for a class assignment?  There’s a tool in the Career Center that can be of assistance.  Stop by to learn more about the “Doing Business In Memphis” database/directory.  It contains information on more than 8,000 businesses within the city of Memphis…contact information, names and titles of officers, number of employees, and more.

The list of companies is searchable according to SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes, so you can pull a list of companies that is specific to the industry you’re researching.  Stop by the office to set up a time to use this powerful database tool!

“Life After College” Course

CBU will once again be offering an 8-week course on “Life After College” this spring. The 75-minute, non-credit class will be offered at two convenient times — Tuesdays at 12:40 p.m. or Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. — and will be taught by CBU alumni. If you are interested in participating in this class, please consider these times when arranging your spring class schedule. You will only need to attend one of the classes each week. Below are the topics covered in the course. Each will give you the critical information you will need upon graduation:

  • Pursuing a graduate education
  • Finding a job
  • What to expect and how to succeed in your first 90 days
  • Budgeting and creating a savings plan
  • How to tackle student loan debt
  • Credit scores, credit cards, and credit reports
  • Housing
  • Remaining Lasallian after CBU

Gradspot.com‘s Guide to Life After College is the book that will complement the course. After you have completed your registration, you may pick up your copy of the book in the Office of Advancement, located in Barry Hall 101. Click here to register for the class today!

How Companies Must Adapt For An Aging Workforce

From Harvard Business Review (Blogs) (12/3/2012)

Companies Must Adapt to a Changing WorkplaceThe world’s population is growing older, taking us into uncharted demographic waters. By 2050, over one-fifth of the US population will be 65 or older, up from the current figure of one-seventh. The number of centenarians worldwide will double by 2023 and double again by 2035. Projections suggest life expectancy will surpass 100 in some industrialized countries by the second half of this century — roughly triple the lifespan that prevailed worldwide throughout most of human history. Anti-aging technologies — from memory-enhancing drugs to high-tech joint replacements — have combined with healthy lifestyles not merely to increase longevity but to make old age healthier for many people.

Although the jury is still out, there is evidence that disability at the end of life is being compressed into a shorter period, which suggests that longer workspans will accompany longer lifespans. In the near future, employees in significantly growing numbers will likely be able to work productively into their eighth or even ninth decade.  Read the full article from HBR.com...