What people are talking about at NACE12

I’ve been listening to members talk about some fantastic programs, best practices, tips and innovations. Here are a few highlights:

Kevin Gaw at Georgia State University noted the red flags to identifying fraudulent job postings. Beware of emails or URLs that are similar but, not quite like a well-known company’s, phone numbers and emails that don’t work and offers that are too good to be true.

Vanessa Strauss explained that the FDIC has cut their offer time down to about a week making the hiring process much easier for students.

Louise Carrese from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Bob Raybits from Northrop Grumman shared the importance of carefully selecting advisory board members based on their individual ability to contribute to that particular board’s mission.

Nancy Holland with DirectEmployers talked about optimizing job postings for SEO. Research the words candidates use to search for your company, the position or industry and use those key words in the posting to get more quality applicants.

Niki Perkins with Baker College discussed how she has set up a LinkedIn Group for alumni and leveraged the jobs tab within the group to imbed pertinent job feeds.

There are so many great conversations going on at NACE12. Catch up on more great insights – search Twitter for #NACE12.

Professional Standards for University Relations and Recruiting

Jeff Goodman is heading up NACE’s new project to create professional standards for university relations and recruiting. He will be at the conference and he would love to connect with you on ideas for this project, standards you may already have created and possibly volunteering to help with thinking along the way.

Please stop by the NACE booth #203 Wednesday, June 13th at 12:30-1:30 pm or Thursday, June 14th at 9:45-10:15 am to talk about this super interesting project.

Can We Interview You?

We’re looking for 30 second to 1-minute video bites on a topic you are an expert in or what you like about the conference. If you see us in the exhibit hall, video lounge or one of the networking sessions feel free to flag us down. We want to interview you!

Meet the #NACE12 Staff!

On Tuesday, the NACE (female) Staff Members are wearing bright blue polo shirts. If you need any assistance today, keep an eye out for anyone wearing these shirts and feel free to approach them. Below is the NACE staff photo taken this morning. If you see any of us out and about, make sure you say hello!

 NACE Staff at the 2012 Conference & Expo


Sneak Peak of #NACE12!

Tomorrow, June 12th, the NACE 2012 Conference & Expo officially begins here at the Paris Las Vegas! For those of you who haven’t arrived in town yet or haven’t made your way down to the conference area, we wanted to give you a little sneak peak of what is going on here to get ready for the conference kick off. Enjoy!

The entrance to the Expo Hall and preparation for the “Paint the Town Red!” Opening Celebration & Awards Presentation.