Job Fairs and Fall Recruiting Online, In-person Plus Other Resources

Job Fair Candidate

A job fair, a career fair or career expo is a great way to recruit for steady and seasonal employees.

New trends have also shown implementation of on-line job fairs, as many employers are seeking alternate recruitment venues.

Which is best for you?

Traditional job fairs

Job fairs are meeting places that allow company representatives from corporations of all types and sizes to meet candidates in a short period of time.

Often, small businesses can group together to pull resources such as cost of venue and advertising.

Many individuals polled are stating they prefer in-person job fairs, after the insurgence of the more perceived impersonal online application process.

Online Job Fairs

They generally consist of a “Main Hall” where attendees log in, with a video greeting, then proceed to on screen spots that can include an exhibit hall, resource center and a “Communications Lounge.”

Technology allows exhibitors to choose from predesigned booth templates or completely custom design, add their company logos, and upload promotional materials, such as brochures, white papers, demos, surveys, giveaways and videos.

The exhibitors can man the booth from their computers, and when a visitor clicks on a company’s booth, they receive an alert.

Actual personnel can talk to the visitor through a chat window or, if both parties have Web cameras, by video.

Tip: Consistent navigation at the bottom of computer screens provides additional functionality and shortcuts.

College Job Fairs

Looking for entry level or interns? They are often sponsored by career centers as a convenient location for students to meet employers and perform first interviews.

Many companies that attend these job fairs also recruit through the online platforms the colleges offer. Web based job fairs offer the same convenience online.

Job fairs are a good source for meeting many company representatives from corporations of all industries and sizes during a short period of time. Every job fair has a set of similar, basic elements or processes that require your attention. Job fair networking can be generally described as the process of interacting with, obtaining contact details of, and getting to know corporate recruiters.

Using State Agencies

The State of Florida’s Employ Florida Marketplace is a one-stop online resource for job listings, education and training opportunities, career building assistance and more.

For employers, the Employ Florida Marketplace offers a multitude of resources to help you find candidates, create and post job listings, review job market trends and more.

TV Recruiting?

Many local TV stations have jumped on the employment bandwagon, with themes such as “Work Day Wednesdays” or “Job Spots.”

Contact your local stations to see if there is a charge for this service.

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Financial Statements 101

Financial Statements

Simple Understanding and Terminology

Small business owners wear many hats, and are expert at their own brand but many do not have the basic knowledge of accounting.

Below are some basic definitions seen in key financial statements that every small business owner or manager should know, so they can understand how to use them to their advantage on a consistent basis.

Key Statements and Formulas

There are three main types of simple financial statements: your balance sheet, profit and loss statement and cash flow statement.

Plus simple formulas to understand them:

– Balance sheet
The Small Business Administration defines this as “the overall snapshot of your business.” As an equation it is:
Liabilities + owner’s equity = assets

– Profit and loss statement
Gross profit – total operating expenses = net profit

– Cash Flow Statement
How much money is coming in and going out?
Beginning cash balance + cash inflows – cash outflows = ending cash balance

Terms Commonly Involved in Key Statements

Assets:
– Current assets include cash or other holdings that can quickly be converted to cash within a year.
They can include:
* Inventory
* Prepaid expenses
* Accounts receivables

– Fixed assets are those that you are not planning to sell
these can include:
* Equipment
* Land
* Buildings
* Furniture
* Machinery

Cash inflows:
Inflows include cash sales, accounts receivable collections, loans and other investments.

Cash outflows:
Equipment purchased, expenses paid, inventory and other payments.

Liabilities:

* Current or short-term liabilities include accounts payable and taxes.

* Long-term liabilities revolve around debt such as bank loans or notes payable to stockholders.

Owner’s equity includes any invested capital or retained earnings.

Cost of goods:
Costs of goods sold include raw materials, inventory and payroll taxes.

Other Factors Involving Net Profit:

Other things that must be factored in to accurately calculate net profit are overhead costs such as repairs, utilities, insurance and legal fees.

This was just a simple overview.  Accounting professionals study and fully understand these terms in depth and apply them to businesses.

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