Undergraduate Blog / Tag: staffing

Miranda Ditmore

Taking the Offer

Ten weeks ago I entered ALKU as a recruiting intern. I didn’t know what to expect, if I would like the job, if the people would like me, or if I would be any good. Ten weeks later, I leave the internship with a full time offer. I’m still nervous, like I was on my…

Miranda Ditmore

Closing Your First Deal

This summer I’ve been interning as a recruiter for a staffing firm called ALKU. For anyone who knows about the staffing industry, it is highly competitive, fast paced, and unpredictable. The overarching goal of a place like ALKU is to place people in jobs. While there are small wins along the way, such getting leads…

Miranda Ditmore

How Do You Know if the Jobs a Fit?

I never thought I would be in sales. My concentration is operations, and my work experience has been in marketing, management, nonprofits, service, and logistics. Just last summer I was looking into human resources or supply chain work, yet I’m currently in a sales internship that I really enjoy, at a company I can see…

Miranda Ditmore

Your Desk, Your Company

People have a love hate relationship with recruiters. If they help you get a job, they can be your fairy godmother as you navigate the murky waters of job hunting. If you aren’t in the market, or recruiters have not been successful in finding you anything, they can be a phone number you consistently screen.…