College Recruiting

Respond to third-party reviews

As seen on Yello, published by Tracy Kelly. Students get more than half of their information about an organization from sources that are not controlled by the company, reports talent management expert Dr. John Sullivan. That’s why monitoring and engaging on third-party review sites, like Glassdoor and Comparably, is now an essential part of an employer branding strategy. Respond to reviews, both positive and …

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Don’t Pass on Game Changer Candidates Who Are Still Rookies

A white paper for distribution to talent acquisition leaders and other customers of College Recruiter. Professional sports lead the way in recruiting “game changer” candidates that are still untried rookies, while in the corporate world; most of the inexperienced are simply passed over. If you’re not familiar with the term “game changer”, they are high-impact hires that soon after joining …

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Moderate Practices That Can Improve Your University Recruiting

By Dr. John Sullivan and Kimberly N. Do As college recruiting heats up, it’s an ideal time to re-examine your strategy, processes, and recruiting methods. First update all of your existing approaches. But when you’re ready, add some brand-new tools to your mix. If your firm is not ready for bold and aggressive university recruiting approaches, this article provides an array …

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Bold Best Practices That You Should Add to Your University Recruiting Process

Corporate college recruiting budgets and processes have been mostly stagnant for years. But now the economy has turned around and the competition for grads is soaring. However, during this slack hiring period, many other important factors have been changing, including the expectations of graduating students and how they look for jobs.

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What’s Wrong With College Recruiting? Identifying Your Out-Of-Date Program Features

By Kimberly N. Do and Dr John Sullivan ERE August 10, 2015 What’s wrong with college recruiting? Well as a result of years of underfunding, the answer may, unfortunately, be “almost everything.” Nearly every organization is currently struggling to recruit its needed college talent, because after years of reduced hiring, the demand for college hires is up almost 10 percent …

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Recruiting High School and Non-degreed Top Talent — A Missed Corporate Opportunity

In case you didn’t hear about it, college football powerhouse Alabama recently offered a scholarship to eighth-grade football player Dylan Moses and LSU offered a scholarship to a ninth grader. Before you react in shock as a parent might, consider the fact that teenage talent may be the last remaining untapped corporate recruiting pool. Most corporate recruiting leaders wear blinders …

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The Top 20 Reasons Why Recruiting Is an Exciting and High-Impact Job

As a professor in a large business school, I am frequently asked, “What is the most exciting and impactful job in the corporate world?” While others may answer differently, to me the most exciting and impactful job is clearly recruiting. It is full of excitement because every day as a recruiter you are in a head-to-head competition to attract top …

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Remote College Recruiting — Capturing Top Students From Schools You Don’t Visit

Many exceptional students probably do not attend the schools that you visit If you assume that the best students only attend the top ranked schools, you are making a big mistake. A while back I asked a recruiter at a large well-known network firm that recruited engineers at MIT, Caltech, and the other top-ranked technology schools to identify the single …

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The Top 10 Best Approaches for Winning The ‘War For College Talent’

College recruiting has been in the doldrums during most of the economic downturn, and as a result there have been few strategic changes in it, even though the rest of the recruiting function has undergone major shifts during the downturn. And just in case you haven’t seen it yourself, I am predicting that college recruiting demand is about to explode …

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