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Posted January 09, 2019 by

Identifying talent through internships and co-ops ranked as most important by employers of students and recent grads

A pretty common question that we get at College Recruiter is, “What do employers care about?” Sometimes, candidates are asking because they want to know how they can become better qualified or better communication their existing skillset. And sometimes we’re asked by other employers who are considering creating or improving their college and university relations programs.

A recent survey of employer members of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) indicated that those mostly large employers are most concerned with their early identification of candidates and their branding efforts. “Identifying talent early through internships and co-ops was rated the highest, with 94.9 percent of respondents indicating it is “very” or “extremely” important. Trailing slightly was branding their organization to campuses, as 90.2 percent indicated it is “very” or “extremely” important. Other factors of high importance were diversity (87.4 percent) and measuring the results of their university relations and recruiting program (83.5 percent).”


Posted January 14, 2014 by

Top 10 Reasons Why Employers Should Not Hire Interns

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

By Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

Recently we were reminded that we wrote this Letterman-like list 10 years ago for The site’s founder wondered if we wanted to update it. What do you think? Even fewer firms hire teens today.

10. You just don’t like teens. You’ve got enough of them at home already.

9. You downsized recently and people are doing two jobs so there is no time to oversee teens who might be helpful to these highly stressed employees. (more…)

Posted November 08, 2012 by

Forget the Early Worm. Grads With Best Communication Skills Get the Jobs.

What sets two equally qualified job candidates apart can be as simple as who has the better communication skills.

An annual survey of the job market for new college graduates shows that, year after year, certain skills, attributes, and qualities show up on employers’ “most wanted” list. (more…)

Posted November 02, 2012 by

60% of Paid Interns Received At Least One Job Offer

2012 NACE Student Survey infographicMuch has been written over the years about the difficulty recent college graduates have in finding career-related employment and, in many cases, any employment at all.

A recently released survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers demonstrates the wide disparity between college grads who didn’t start applying for jobs until they graduates versus those who applied for jobs prior to graduation versus those who completed at least one internship or co-op position prior to graduation versus those who completed a paid internship or co-op position. (more…)