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Posted November 12, 2014 by

OPM’s presentation on Pathways Program at the College Recruiting Bootcamp

Tom Formby

Tom Formby

How often has your agency tried to recruit a recent college grad or student only to lose them to a corporate employer because of higher pay, nicer offices, or a more exciting brand?

Lost in that struggle is the reality that you’re better off losing the candidate who is going to choose a career path based upon who pays the most. Let’s face it, you’re never going to win that battle. You need to identify your advantages and then communicate those to the candidates who are most receptive and therefore the most likely to work for you in the short- and long-term.

So what’s one of the federal government’s biggest advantages? The Pathways Programs. Unlike the need to “hit the ground running” that so many corporate employers require of young adults, the Pathways Programs offer clear paths to federal internships and meaningful training and career development opportunities for people who are at the beginning of their federal service. (more…)

Posted November 09, 2014 by

One day conference for govt HR leaders: learn how to better recruit recent college grads, students

Jamara Cheek

Jamara Cheek

What are you doing on Monday, December 8th? No plans yet? Good.

Join your fellow government human resource specialist and other leaders from dozens of agencies at the GSA office across from the L’Enfant Plaza in D.C. as they learn how to save time, make their budgets go further, and recruit the most sought after college grads and students.

From 10am to 3:30pm (with a break for lunch) you’ll be immersed in eight presentations of 20 minutes each. No time for fluff. No time for stupid jokes. The eight, outstanding presenters will each be razor focused and so will you. How do I know that? Because this will be our 8th College Recruiting Bootcamp. (more…)