Why Can’t Employers find Great Candidates on College Campuses? (or anywhere for that matter)

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Employers are resorting to asking their employees to find great people to join their company.

In some cases cash bonuses are being paid.  Although employers continue to source candidates from schools, it’s costly for their limited recruiting staffs to do college visits.

Career Fairs have always been a great way for students to meet employers and vice versa but it’s no secret how Career Fairs are not getting the attendance they once did.  Students appear disinterested or terrified with the whole process and are taking a stand off approach to job hunting.

Even through job aggregators like Handshake and Simplicity – where students can file their profiles and resumes, and employers can access this information and reach out students – the applicant pool is ENORMOUS. So, average students are getting overlooked and losing competitively to those students with higher grade point averages, market appealing majors, higher pedigree schools and those who have had more internship opportunities.

Unfortunately for those students who DO get an interview, often they are ill prepared and fail at their big time up at bat.  This rejection throws them a curveball they aren’t expecting and they sink lower into “getting a job depression.”

So, what does the average student do to compete.  Yes, the other 75% of the student population – what happens to them?

The Class2Career tool offers all students the inside scoop on how to get interviews and how to insure to put their best foot forward on the interview.  It takes them through an exercise where they formulate their strengths by examining experiences they may have had and then relating those experiences to strengths.  Their strengths are then aligned to jobs and gaps are identified and finally having each student document their experiences to back up their strengths.  In the end the student has written their interview script.

They will be confident and prepapred and it will make a difference on job interviews!

 

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