First-GIG Moves Operations to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Company specializes in employment for recent college grads and veterans
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January 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - First-GIG, LLC, today announced the relocation of its headquarters from Madison, Wis., to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

First-GIG operates two career-placement services—1stGig.com, which focuses on jobs for college graduates, and VetsBridge.com, which specializes in the employment of returning veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. First-GIG has developed proprietary algorithms for both programs that make it easier and faster for potential employees and employers to find each other. The service is available to students and veterans at no charge.

Employer Recruiting – What You’re Doing Wrong & How to Fix It


It seems there are countless articles on how to correctly recruit, hire, and train candidates to become productive and happy employees. In fact, it’s an ideal situation when a great hire is made and an employee becomes more than just that, a true brand ambassador for your company. Many companies struggle to get to that point.

Skills & Qualities Employers Are Seeking in College Graduate Hires


Employers considering new college graduates for job openings are looking for leaders who can work as part of a team and communicate effectively, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

When employers participating in NACE's Job Outlook 2015 survey were asked which attributes they look for on a candidate's resume, the biggest group of respondents (77.8 percent) chose both "leadership" and "the ability to work in a team structure." (See Figure 1.)

Get Out of Your Own Way to Launch Your Career


Even with ample resources, you may still be struggling to find a career that suits you. You’ve tried everything - networking, the latest technology, career fairs, job boards, etc. Despite interviews, conversations, connections, and lots of promise, you’re still not finding a role that fits what you’re seeking.

Keep Your Focus When Finding That First Job


Business Insider had a great article last week from Josh Tolan on what recent college graduates should do when looking for that first job. Some of the tips seem simple. Others will require a little thought and preparation, but could help you land a job that will set the stage for your career.

Here are Tolan’s 10 tips:

Check out the VetsBridge "How It Works" Video

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VetsBridge is a recruitment service designed for military personnel transitioning to civilian careers. VetsBridge.com not only provides 100% matching capacity for our returning veterans with employers by translating military skills to the private sector, but VetsBridge is also capable of addressing the employment transition needs of "wounded warriors" whose combat service has resulted in physical and mental injury (see www.vetsbridge.com).

Check out the video.

1stGig.com How It Works Video

The Story of a Job Hunt
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1stGig.com is not a job board. It is a career matching service based on a proprietary algorithm designed to unite potentials searching for entry level jobs or early career opportunities with employers seeking the unique skills they offer. More than ever, college graduates are seeking more than just a job, but a genuine fit with the right company. Employers too are spending too much time, energy, and funds in their attempt to find employees that fit their needs and company values. Making those connections has never been more important.

VetsBridge.com Welcomes Ginger Terrell as Business Development Coordinator

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Madison, Wis., July 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – VetsBridge.com and First Fairfield Associates, LLC welcome Ginger Terrell to the VetsBridge.com and 1stGig.com teams to become the Business Development Coordinator.

First Fairfield Associates and 1stGig.com Introduce Ginger Terrell as Business Development Coordinator

Ginger used 1stGig.com to find her new gig
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Madison, Wis., July 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – First Fairfield Associates, LLC and 1stGig.com today announced that Ginger Terrell has joined the 1stGig.com and VetsBridge.com teams to assist with Business Development Coordinator. Ginger’s work experience spans several industries to include Food & Beverage, Insurance, and Sales & Advertising.

VetsBridge.com and First Fairfield Associates, LLC Announce New Service Agreement with Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.

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Madison, Wis., June 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – VetsBridge.com and First Fairfield Associates, LLC announced they have has entered into a support services agreement with Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.  Great Lakes is a national student loan servicer with millions of customers across the country.  They are supplementing a financial literacy program to help their customers make wise career choices once they leave school.


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