Posts Tagged ‘hiring college graduates’

How To Hire A College Graduate

They are eager to please, full of energy, optimism, and new ideas, but are these young twenty-something’s ready to enter the workplace? A typical college graduate has been in a college microcosm for the last four years, fresh from fraternities, sororities, campuses, classrooms, and dormitories. Suddenly, a student’s world changes from a carefree college kid to a full-time employee.

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What's Happening? 2010 to 2011 College Recruiting Trends

Every year around this time, Michigan State University polls thousands of employers of all sizes in search of data relating to college graduates in order to generate recruiting trends. This data varies in type of information from the average salary offer by major to the percent of job placement per geographic region. Whether an employer or a recent college graduate, the findings from this research study are invaluable when predicting graduate availability, updating on the current market, or simply comparing what is being offered for entry-level graduates across the nation.

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C’s Make Degrees: Are You Filtering Good Candidates With GPAs Below 3.0?

For those of us who have been required, scratch that, privileged, enough to recruit college students, screening resumes can be…interesting. You scan a resume, review the candidate’s education, and notice they conveniently left off their GPA. Uh-oh. They might as well list “didn’t study enough” under the activities and interests section. What is often overlooked, however, is for those that may not have studied as hard, the extracurricular activities list is typically in abundance. What do you make of that? If they weren’t studying, they were filling their schedules with something else. It’s the recruiter’s job to find out what it was and whether or not the skills acquired from those interests are of any value to an organization.

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