Quick and Quintessential Tips to Guide Your Job Search and Work Life
Job-hunting tips from the October 20, 2008, issue of QuintZine.
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At Wawa Inc., “roughly 50 percent of (entry-level positions at the corporate level) are filled by store associates,” said Ed Iames, director of people development. While Wawa has name recognition as an employer in its region, finds it needs to educate the community that there is more to the company than simply working at the store level. … He said the company recently started a pilot program to help employees repay their college tuitions to attract qualified new graduates. The company also offers tuition reimbursement to employees who want to continue their education after coming to the company.
While tuition reimbursement may be a rather traditional benefit, more companies may look into Wawa’s repayment program as expenses soar and funding becomes increasingly scarce. Today’s graduates will surely look for their employers to bring something to the table to make all of their tuition bills worthwhile. SOURCE: HRLeaders.com
Percentage of grads (from a survey of 406 students graduating in 2008) who said they were willing to adjust their search by …
- … broadening their search by industry/skill: 40 percent
- … looking for a job in a different city: 39 percent
- … accepting a lower salary: 30 percent
- … commuting farther: 26 percent
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