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Posted November 16, 2011 by

Fewer Employers Using On-Campus Recruiting to Hire Students, Graduates

On-campus recruiting used to be widely regarded as the most effective, efficient way for employers to hire college students for internships and recent graduates for entry-level jobs but then this thing called the Internet came along and changed all of that. There’s no doubt that on-campus recruiting is still the best way for many employers to hire students and grads, but it no longer has a near monopoly on that and more and more employers are supplementing or even replacing their on-campus efforts with job posting ads, targeted email campaigns, targeted cell phone text messaging campaigns, and other tools.

National Association of Colleges and Employers logoToday, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that “there is a slow, but steady, move away from using on-campus interviews in the recruiting process. (more…)

Posted March 18, 2009 by

Tech Savvy Recruiters Use SMS to Connect With Desired Candidates

Today’s world is becoming increasingly technologically driven and fast paced. Everywhere you look you can see young people with their heads down, staring at 3×2 inch screens, their thumbs punching with fury at the little keys on their cell phones. They are engaging in an increasingly popular means of communicating: SMS or text messaging.
One of the benefits exclusive to text messaging, rather than email, is the ability to reach a person almost immediately, as most people have their cell phones on them and are ready to answer all day, any day! SMS messaging is a quick and efficient way of keeping in touch with friends and family and even handling business. In fact, employers have begun to catch on and are even using text messaging for recruitment of entry level job and internship candidates. After all, what better way is there to reach today’s generation of graduating college students?
This has proven to be an excellent way for employers to reach out to prospective employees, and start a working relationship. As many companies have begun using SMS recruitment, they have learned that this can be very effective when used in conjunction with other recruitment methods such as: on-campus job fairs, online job postings, and on-campus interviews. The important thing to remember about SMS recruitment, is that it is meant to be a means of starting the communication between employers and prospective employees or interns. It will still be necessary for job seekers to submit their resumes online and set up interviews either by telephone, or the traditional face-to-face contact. While SMS recruitment has proven to work for many companies and organizations, it is important to remember that the purpose is to simply generate awareness about your company and its opportunities for college students and recent grads, not replace other traditional means of interacting with prospective applicants.
Article authored by a freelance writer