Dec 14

Joining the ranks of over 50 colleges and universities, students of four new schools were selected by Honor Roll Online for inclusion of this unique virtual recruitment site. The new schools include Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, California Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and Lehigh University of Pennsylvania.Each is considered a best-in-class college or university in a respective field of study and offers some of the nation’s best graduates to corporate recruiters seeking the cream of the crop.

Honor Roll has consolidated the student population of these top small colleges, universities and scholarship foundations in the United States to offer its corporate affiliates the ability to create and execute successful, cost-effective recruiting campaigns. By developing relationships with schools and students that rival most large campuses, HRO can provide corporate recruiters not only a direct communication pipeline to the most qualified and motivated candidates, but the tools to attract, identify, qualify, interview and hire them. Visit our website for more information.

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What can Honor Roll do for you?

As America’s premiere provider of professional career services for superior small schools, Honor Roll Online provides you with direct access to industry-leading companies who believe your education is a valuable asset and you are a viable, attractive candidate for positions within their organization. Honor Roll Online corporate partners appreciate the depth of experience and learning you’ve already achieved and the level of commitment you’ve already demonstrated.

Although they may be unable to physically visit your campus, HRO companies visit your school virtually on a regular basis to identify and recruit the best possible candidates for their positions. Once you’ve enrolled with Honor Roll Online, don’t be surprised if companies you never thought you’d hear from contact you directly via the HRO Message Center. This simple, sophisticated and secure system allows HRO corporate partners to review your resume, request your references, pose career inquiries and schedule phone screens or web-cam interviews for internships, co-ops and permanent positions.

At the same time, you receive exclusive access to company information compiled specifically for our candidates - including special programs, unique job postings, virtual career events and other resources. In short, our corporate partners recognize Honor Roll Online candidates as some of the best and brightest in the country - and welcome your interest in them.

Dec 06

Enter the world of the really, really small and the very, very precise. Nanotechnology is the group of emerging technologies in which matter is measured on the nanometer scale - down to individual atoms in size - and manipulated to produce unique materials and products.

How small is 1 nanometer?

In the nano world, the width of a human hair is huge - about 80,000 nanometers! Now imagine working with parts just a few nanometers in size, visible only with the most powerful of electron, atomic, or scanning tunneling microscopes.

Today, much of the work in nanotechnology involves basic research and development (R&D) sponsored and supported by corporate, university, and federal collaborations. Nanotechnology is just beginning to also have practical, commercial applications in such diverse fields as health care, information technology, manufacturing, and national defense.

Although nanotechnology deals with the very small, its anticipated impact on job growth and career opportunities in the United States is expected to be very large. Within the next 10 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) estimates that the worldwide need for nanotechnology workers will rise from the current 20,000 to two million!

Work in the field of nanotechnology requires specialized education and training, but the job and career rewards for those who prepare themselves should be significant.

Dec 05

Daughter of Founder of Virtual Assistant Industry Follows in Mother’s Footsteps, Spreading Telework in “Millennials” Generation

Woodstock, CT (PRWEB) December 5, 2007 - Laura Durst, a 16-year old honors student from rural Woodstock, Ct., announced today the launch of (, the first website to offer screened telework jobs and projects for high school and college students.

The site, which Durst plans to continue to develop as she completes high school and enters college, includes paid survey taking, modeling and event staffing, voice work, writing, artwork sales, blogging, and other types of work. Some jobs are open to teens as young as 13, while others require a minimum age of 18. Durst personally screens all companies, and plans to add new opportunities regularly as schoolwork permits.

Durst says she was inspired in large part by her mother, Christine Durst, who is credited with founding the Virtual Assistant industry in the early 1990s. “My mom was a pioneer in virtual work, and is the CEO of Staffcentrix, which does virtual-career training for the US Department of State and Armed Forces and owns a teleworker site at I grew up in a home where working from home was the norm, and developing an entrepreneurial attitude was as likely as learning to feed or dress myself.”, whose revenue will be based on advertising, includes polls of visitors’ interests, and in the current poll 19% of respondents say that tuition is the top reason they want to earn money. Also high on the list are money for an automobile (18%), wardrobe and electronic items (tied at 14% each), and funds for dates/socializing (12%).

Durst counts herself among the 19% who are saving for college. “Finding a job that doesn’t interfere with after school activities, studying, and social activities can be extremely challenging. Throw transportation issues and competition for limited positions into the mix and it can seem almost impossible.”

Durst adds, “I have some exciting plans for the site, and I think my visitors will find enjoyable as well as informative. Since my income is based on advertising, come visit it often!”

Dec 04

Want a truly 21st century career that combines interests in the Earth, space, and high technology? How about an emerging field where new “offshoot” opportunities are occurring all the time?

The geospatial industry acquires, integrates, manages, analyzes, maps, distributes, and uses geographic, temporal and spatial information and knowledge. The industry includes basic and applied research, technology development, education, and applications to address the planning, decision-making, and operational needs of people and organizations of all types.

Within Geospatial Technology, Photogrammetrists and Remote Sensing Specialists use pictures and other information from satellites, planes, and ground sensors to plot and gather data about where things are on Earth. Geographic Information Systems Analysts then review and turn this data into maps and decision-making tools.

And where might Geospatial Technology professionals, technologists, and technicians actually work? In addition to local, state, and federal government agencies, these skilled individuals can be found employed in the private and non-profit sectors in a wide-range of related scientific and technical fields, such as agriculture and soils; archeology; biology; cartography; ecology; environmental sciences; forestry and range; geodesy; geography; geology; hydrology and water resources; land appraisal and real estate; medicine; transportation; urban planning and development, and more.

Dec 03

Life sciences, technology, manufacturing - it’s all a part of biotechnology. With new discoveries being made every day, there are lots of opportunities to be a part of the action.

To succeed and grow in the 21st century economy, biotechnology employers need to fill each position in their companies, from entry-level to the most advanced, with qualified, skilled individuals. Because the industry is experiencing such rapid growth, biotechnology firms often demand more skilled workers than are available and are projected to need more workers than are currently enrolled in training programs.

There are two ways to learn more about the emerging biotechnology industry. There are the different stages of the biotechnology process:

  • Research and Development (R&D) - conduct groundbreaking scientific research with state-of-the-art scientific technology.
    Biotech R&D Technicians take the first steps toward curing the world’s deadliest diseases. They design state-of-the-art products and services to meet the needs of scientists in the worldwide biomedical research community. This dynamic career path offers opportunities in a variety of research fields.
  • Quality Control and Assurance - perfect the systems and procedures of cutting-edge research and production.
    Making a biotechnology product involves meeting specifications for precision and safety. Quality Assurance requires the product to meet certain standards and specifications. These are the people who ensure that products are what the labels say they are.
  • Manufacturing and Production - build innovative and life-saving scientific technology.
    Biomanufacturing is an essential component of today’s biotech industry. A career in biomanufacturing requires creativity and innovative thinking. Biomanufacturing technicians are the experts on the development and maintenance of biotech machinery. They play an integral role in biotech research and are responsible for developing and maintaining the technology and innovative equipment that drives industry research.

Alternatively, you might want to learn about specific sub sectors of biotechnology such as:

  • Agriculture - conducting genetic research that may someday help fight world hunger, agricultural bio-processing is one of the newest and most exciting fields in the biotech industry. Experts agree that the future of farming in the 21st century will be shaped by agricultural bio-processing technology.
  • Bioprocessing - helping save lives, making companies more profitable, and determining the future of medicine. Bioprocessing is an interdisciplinary specialty that draws on several scientific fields including: engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biochemistry, biology, and, of course, biotechnology.
  • Bioinformatics - working with sophisticated computer equipment, analyzing biological data, and creating massive genetic databases to unlock genetic secrets. The field of biology has progressively transitioned from a bench-based skill to a computer-based science. The bioinformatics sector represents the technological future of the biotech industry.

Biotechnology is truly an opportunity to turn science fiction into science fact!

Nov 27

TalentDrive offers jobseekers important considerations for effective online resumes.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 27, 2007 — With more than 35 million resumes posted online how can you get your resume to the top of the virtual pile? TalentDrive, an innovative online resume sourcing company, has compiled tips for jobseekers in creating truly effective online resumes. Since TalentDrive launched in June of this year, it has provided resume sourcing services to more than 25 global companies, helping to fill more than 300 different job openings.

With today’s employment world made up of online automated searches, keywords and resume scanning, job seekers have an opportunity and a challenge. The competition is overwhelming, but working smart to impress employers and meet them where they’re searching is critical, advises TalentDrive.

Following are ten tips for getting your resumes noticed online:

1. Achieve maximum and targeted exposure. Don’t ignore niche job boards, social networking sites, university Web sites or local community sites. Employers are increasingly expanding their reach to such online locations.

2. Go beyond standard resume forms. Make sure to upload your complete resume. Don’t just fill in the standard resumes forms at the big job boards provide. While most recruiters rely on searchable databases like they still search the Internet for Web based resumes not to mention you might miss out on getting in front of those who don’t subscribe to the big job boards.

3. Jump the virtual queue. Remember that a resume is your sales paper to get in the door. Candidates need their “best stuff”, the most impressive and pertinent information at the top to grab employers’ or recruiters’ interest.

4. Optimize your keywords Provide industry keywords and your top skills at the top of your resume and repeat them often so they’ll be sure to be picked up by the recruiter’s search logic.

5. Spell out acronyms. Not every recruiter will know the industry lingo.

6. Be a parrot. Rely on and reflect the job description – if it indicates “3-5 years experience”, include that in your resume.

7. Devil is in the details. Make sure your formatting is consistent and spell check!

8. Show them the money. Senior-level applicants in particular should include a bullet list of accomplishments at the top, things that make them stand out over others, i.e. “awarded #1 salesperson for enterprise software team” or “managed a $1 million budget for marketing.”

9. Be professional. List multiple means of contact, including home numbers and cell phone numbers. Make sure to use appropriate email addresses for job hunting – “mysexymama@hotmail” or mybabysdaddy@yahoo” don’t scream professionalism.

10. Manage your Google presence. You can help present your best face online by providing links to examples of your work. For example if you are a graphic design artist you might want to include past projects on a personal Website future employers can check out.

About TalentDrive:
TalentDrive provides growing and established companies with a new way to source and screen quality talent through innovative technology combined with eyes-on review by experienced industry experts. With millions of resumes dispersed over tens of thousands of web-based locations, TalentDrive provides a resume sourcing solution that enables companies to better leverage the Internet to find talent within Sales, Manufacturing and Distribution, Information Technology, Finance/Accounting, and R&D/Engineering. TalentDrive enables companies to spend less time sifting through unqualified resumes, helping to increase a hiring managers’ productivity by 90%.

Additional information on TalentDrive services is available at, or by calling 866.916.2249

Nov 20 expands their partnerships to include international jobboard.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 20, 2007 —, the Canadian leader in HiTech professional recruitment services, announced today it has partnered with, innovators of the electronic job fair venue, to offer branded online eCareerFairs for the HiTech sector. “We are excited to be able to offer our clients another great way to attend live Career Fairs.” says CEO Terri Joosten “Electronic Career Fairs will help add to our list of excellent recruitment services and enable our customers more flexibility in recruiting from the convenience of their desktop.”

CareerDoor Inc. is leading the way with innovative recruitment solutions which help employers to position themselves strategically to attract and hire HiTech Professionals online, in print and face-to-face. Their physical and now live electronic HiTech Career Fairs, Recruitment Ads, Online IT job Board, Guide to Best Places to Work in IT, and IT Labour Market and Salary Survey enable them to deliver branding and recruitment solutions which companies can utilize, cost and time effectively; to hire the HiTech talent they need to succeed. will be offering their new hi-tech IT electronic career fairs throughout Canada starting in January of 2008. LLC, has been developing and conducting the electronic job fair format since early 2005. Offering employers “freedom from the booth”, their software and website allow employers and job seekers to meet online and interview live on specific dates and times for specific areas and industries or demographic interests. “These live and fully interactive job fairs are not virtual. They are real events where job seekers and employers meet and interview one-one-one with each other in real time.” says Jason Vrane, Chief Marketing Officer for LLC.

For more information, please contact:

Jason Vrane,
Chief Marketing Officer at jvrane(at)


Terri Joosten,
Chief Executive Officer at tjoosten(ay)


Nov 08

College students are gearing up to apply and get into the educational institution of their choice.  How does your admissions letter sound?  If you’re not sure, it’s time to get some help!

Students work hard to ensure a high GPA and great SAT score.  Colleges require an admissions letter to compare you to students with similar grades, SAT scores and attributes as you.  Because of this, your admissions letter may be the most important part of your application package.  When students have similar qualifications, the deciding factor will be the content of their admissions letter.  In fact, when an admissions officers reviews your application, he or she will spend 1/3 of the time looking over your admissions letter.  It should be well-written, grammatically correct, have a proper flow and show your personality so you can stand out from the rest of the applicants.

Because your admissions letter is so important, you should seek the help you need to properly prepare it.  A professional resume writer can give your admissions letter the unique, customized and organized touch you need to grab the attention of admissions officers.  Having a professional resume writer prepare your admissions letter can mean the difference between attending your college of choice or settling for your last choice.

Nov 01

Never send an electronic job application without a cover letter. Your potential employer may not read it in its entirety immediately, but most employers definitely do expect you to take the time to write a cover letter and to do a good job of it.

The cover letter is your potential employer’s “first look” at you.  Just as you would not go to an interview poorly groomed and dressed, so should you not allow the slightest hint of sloppiness in your cover letter.

Make it businesslike: Address it to the person using his or her title and the name and address of the firm.  You don’t have to sound stilted, but don’t be too informal, either—this is not, after all, an email update to a friend about the party you both attended last Saturday night!

Before hitting the “send” button, be sure to double check your cover letter minutely; correct any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors you might have made. If your email signature includes emoticons, remove them.

Taking the time to write a professional-sounding, correctly formatted and appropriate cover letter will go a long way toward getting you the interview you want.

Oct 30

Well, you did it—congratulations, they’ve just offered you a job!

Strange as it may sound, you need to evaluate that job offer carefully to make certain that it’s one you want to accept. Here are a few things you need to consider:

The job itself:  Will you be proud to say that you work for this company? Does the work you will be doing interest you, and does doing it fit well with your long range career goals?

Your supervisor: Do you think you can work well with the person who to whom you will be reporting? You’ll need to feel comfortable, and you should only work for people who are prepared to help you grow in your job and your career.

The money: This includes benefits as well as salary. Is the offer for a figure you can live with—and on? What’s the potential for raises?

The company culture:  Find out as much as you can about the people with whom you’ll be working before you accept the position. Do their personalities and work styles mesh with yours? If not, is there a way around the potential conflicts?

In addition to the above, you must also consider the number of hours per week the job will require, including commuting time, and the potential for moving up within the organization. Only after you have considered all these factors should you accept the position.