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Posted April 15, 2016 by

Using digital media in college recruiting

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As recruiters search for the best candidates to fill entry-level jobs, they should consider using digital media available to them. Digital media can help recruiters learn more about candidates and communicate with them in ways they are already comfortable with. Recruiters can use online job boards like College Recruiter, social media, and website integration as some tools to search for candidates. Amy K. Sheehan, Recruiting Manager at Hormel Foods, shares how her company uses digital media to improve recruiting.

“Our company is focusing on leveraging digital applications to enhance our recruiting efforts. We are using the digital media available to find candidates and review their skills, and conducting interviews through video and other messaging avenues to reach candidates. Additionally, we are taking mobile access into account to connect with candidates.”

At College Recruiter, we believe every student and recent graduate deserves a great career and are committed to creating a quality candidate and recruiter experience. Our interactive media solutions connect students and graduates to great careers. Let College Recruiter assist you in using digital media in the recruiting process.

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Amy K. Sheehan, Recruiting Manager at Hormel Foods

Amy K. Sheehan, Recruiting Manager at Hormel Foods

Amy K. Sheehan is a Recruiting Manager at Hormel Foods.

Posted January 25, 2016 by

How recruiters should communicate with today’s college students

Today’s college students and recent graduates, members of Generation Y (Millennials) and Generation Z, prefer that recruiters communicate with them on their terms. But what are those terms? How can recruiters and talent acquisition professionals best meet today’s college students where they are?

In this 9-minute video, Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of College Recruiter, offers expert advice and insight into today’s college students’ communication preferences and how employers might best communicate with these candidates on their terms for best results in recruitment efforts.

 


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Since approximately 1/3 of today’s workforce is comprised of Gen Y members, it’s important for recruiters and talent acquisition leaders to understand and adapt to this generation’s learning styles and communication preferences.

It is no longer sufficient for employers to engage with college students and graduates through print media or even websites. Today’s college students and recent grads expect employers to utilize blogs, video, and social media in college recruiting efforts. Rothberg states that, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a thousand pictures.”

In addition to offering practical suggestions for incorporating video into college recruitment efforts, Rothberg also suggests that recruiters consider host virtual career events to conserve time and cost, particularly when recruiting on smaller campuses or in remote locations.

Rothberg places particular emphasis on recruiters’ need to connect with Gen Y candidates by ensuring that their websites and online job applications are compatible with mobile devices. With over 90% of college students using smartphones, it’s imperative that employers maintain mobile compatibility. Technology like responsive design enables companies’ websites to adapt to mobile devices’ screen sizes. This is imperative since mobile devices are linked to about 60% of internet traffic.

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Since many of today’s college students and recent graduates prefer accessing employers’ websites via mobile devices, recruiters must attempt to create mobile-friendly job applications. Rothberg suggests allowing candidates to apply for positions without uploading resumes and asking for resumes later since most of today’s college students and recent graduates apply from mobile devices and don’t keep copies of their resumes on their smartphones. Rothberg also discusses specific ways College Recruiter tailors banner ad campaigns to today’s college students and recent graduates’ communication preferences.

In 10 years, today’s college students and recent graduates will make up 75% of the workforce. For this reason, it’s crucial for recruiters to adapt to today’s technology rather than expecting students and grads to adapt to old-fashioned modes of operation.

At College Recruiter, we believe every student and recent graduate deserves a great career and are committed to creating a quality candidate and recruiter experience. Our interactive media solutions connect students and graduates to great careers. Let College Recruiter assist you in the recruiting process.  

 

 

 

 

Posted June 17, 2015 by

Data Scientist, Social Media Manager, Civil Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst and Physical Therapist Among Most Promising Careers for Millennials

The Millennial generation – the largest generation in the workforce — has been tagged with negative workplace stereotypes that they’re narcissistic, obstinate and lacking initiative. Yet smart companies know that unless they start hiring these young employees soon, their future is bleak.

Steven-Rothberg-high-res-close-08-13-2013That realization shows in suddenly robust hiring of Millennials. “This is the strongest year of employment growth for this generation since 2007,” says Steven Rothberg, president and founder of College Recruiter.

“We’re getting close to where we’re seeing equilibrium,” Rothberg adds. “Where just about every college educated young adult that wants to be employed, can easily be employed.” (more…)

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Startups: Getting More by Spending Less

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

If you are a student and you want to create your own startup, you have to face many difficulties. One of them is a limited budget. Don’t worry – it will not be the worst of your problems and it is definitely not a good reason to give up on your dream. I would like to offer you five tips that will help you to manage your money well. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2014 by

The Impact of Industrial Cyber Attacks Affect Everyone

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Most people are taking steps to protect their private information. They are careful about who they provide their information to and they make sure that they follow basic rules of safety when they are using their computers. Hackers are still going to try to steal private information in any way they can, but they are having to work harder to do it. (more…)

Posted July 31, 2014 by

College Graduates, Have You Been Hired for Jobs? Life Lessons to Embrace in the Workplace

Once college graduates are hired for jobs, there are some life lessons they should learn for the workplace.  Find out what these lessons are in the following post.

Post by Vicky Oliver Millennials, or people born between 1983 and 1999, are a talented generation of workers, bringing with them new skills to the workplace. And while this generation has been studied a lot, not all studies concur on their conclusions. Are our youngest employees more socially conscious than previous generations? More into life balance? Sometimes it

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Posted July 17, 2014 by

Over 25% of CIOs Say Their Company Has No Mobile Strategy

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With seemingly everyone using mobile devices these days, it might be hard to believe that some businesses don’t have a mobile strategy.  That is the case, though, for more than 25% of companies, according to CIOs based on one survey.  Learn more in the following post. (more…)

Posted July 10, 2014 by

Make Online Learning Easier with These Tools

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John Reiley

When you are working through online classes- whether for school or for business training- you will need the right tools to help you get through it and get the most out of it. If you are looking for some very useful and user friendly tools and apps for online learning, then you need to consider these tools. Many are free to use or have minimal fees and cost, making them perfect for any student or online learner. Check them out to see what they can do for you and your group! (more…)

Posted June 23, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Are You Tech Savvy in Your Search for Jobs?

For recent college graduates, being tech savvy can benefit your search for jobs while on the go.  Learn more about mobile job seekers from an infographic in the following post.

The job seeking world, like most everything in the Social Age, has gone mobile. Led by Millennials, today’s job seekers expect to find and apply for jobs, network and communicate with employers all from their iPhones or Androids. How and when are you looking for work? And, perhaps more important, are you keeping up with

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Posted June 17, 2014 by

Is Mobile Part of Your Recruitment Strategy?

Recruiters, in case you have not heard, the job search is going mobile.  Job boards should consider implementing this recruitment strategy as a way to boost their chances of attracting the best candidates for job openings more quickly, as job seekers can then stay connected to their searches without being in front of a desktop computer.  CollegeRecruiter.com features a mobile website and was the first major college job board to become mobile compatible.  In the following infographic, learn more about the mobile job search. (more…)