Employees from iHire.com recently visited the Hood College campus to volunteer their time and expertise for the institution’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) program. Personnel from a range of departments including resume writing and HR facilitated modules for graduate students covering modern resume writing strategies and interviewing skills. By leading in-depth presentations and working one on one as well as in small groups with the students, iHire’s team shared their knowledge and gave these new grads the proper footing needed to begin searching for employment.
iHire Product Manager Laurie Ballow spearheaded the company’s participation in this event. “I was so pleased that they thought of us and felt it was a great opportunity to get involved with and give back to the community,” she said. “We jumped at the chance to help these new grads and career changers learn how to navigate what can be a very intimidating job market.”
Barbara Haber, PDI Program Director and Executive Coordinator of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce was equally excited: “Everyone seemed so engaged and eager to offer advice, and I could tell that the students were really trying to absorb all of the suggestions and advice. They were both great sessions, and I’m positive those students walked away feeling as though they had received practical, useful advice.”
About Hood PDI:
Hood’s PDI is a five-Saturday program designed for graduate students who want to enhance their marketability, sharpen their soft skills, and experience great networking and learning opportunities. Students learn from industry and community leaders who bring their expertise to the seminar series. PDI activities are designed to equip participants with critical qualities that will help them stand out in the crowd – attributes in high demand in today’s job market. Visit www.hood.edu/gradpdi/.
About iHire, LLC:
iHire offers a network of niche job boards dedicated to specific professions, enabling job seekers and employers to reach their employment goals by focusing their searches. iHire provides job seekers a single place to find jobs that are posted all over the internet, including places like small and large business websites, government databases and industry associations, in addition to other services such as job search advice, resume writing/formatting, and more. For employers, iHire provides straightforward hiring tools to help fill open positions quickly and cost effectively. iHire understands that successful recruiting isn’t about a lot of resumes; it’s about the right resumes. That’s why iHire offers a niche focus with network reach, enabling employers a fast, affordable way to reach the right candidates. Visit www.ihire.com.