Alumni Networks Help Corp. Recruiters Find the Purple Squirrel

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Aaron Sahagun and Scott Swimley

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From sorting through stacks of job applicant resumes, to making an attractive offer to the person they believe best matches the specifications of their job opening only to be turned down. Even after spending tons of time and money on job advertisements in various media networks, it is never guaranteed that they will find the "right" candidate - that proverbial "purple squirrel." Where does one turn to when looking for the purple squirrel? In such a hiring environment, alumni networks are one of the best options for corporate recruiters to find these elusive creatures. By aiding alumni in keeping contact with old classmates socially, alumni networks have become a veritable hotbed of talent. Find out how to attract the purple squirrel.

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Networking is one of the most important actions when it comes to your job hunt and jumpstarting your dream. Powerful networking means putting yourself out there and constantly creating contacts - even while you are currently employed. Alumwire serves alumni, schools and corporations through virtual career fairs, resume databases, job postings, online chat, video posts, advertising, user generated content, and offline events.