Students and their parents are faced with a heart wrenching issue – why are their kids not getting jobs or the jobs they want? Although there is not one reason it’s important to understand all the factors affecting great kids from getting great jobs.
Most colleges have adopted a job aggregator that brings jobs to campus. This is great as MORE jobs are being presented to students…right…well partially. Understand these job aggregators like Handshake, Simplicity and so many others are also selling this data to companies who can now work with an expanded pool of applicants.
Example – if you have a business in Minnesota and you want to post a job – you will be asked if you want to post at 400 other schools – oops, the pool just got alot bigger.
Hard working kids and adults trying to better themselves are now going up against applicants from more prestigious schools with perhaps better grade point averages and internships.
Many applicants are taking jobs they don’t want which in the end could be causing the heavy turnover rate employers are seeing. Essentially, just because there are MORE jobs to choose from, it doesn’t always mean more job offers.
So, what’s the solution?
This is a competition and we have to let students know this. We do this by giving them the tools to compete. We coach them through finding themselves and their strengths, we coach them through thinking about stories which support their strengths and we begin to craft their interview “story”. We align those strengths and stories to specific job requirements and most importantly we teach them HOW to get the interview.
Will it take some hustle – sure – but we have to at least let students know the rules of the game.
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