TRENDS IN CAMPUS RECRUITING 2017: A CHAT WITH JOSHUA TUNISON OF COLLEGE RECRUITER

Topics: campus recruiting, college recruiting, on-campus events

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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When it comes to campus recruiting, one of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field is Joshua Tunison, National Sales Manager at College Recruiter. College Recruiter is the leading job search site used by students and recent graduates. We had a recent talk with Tunison, who was kind enough to share his knowledge and insight on campus recruiting.

Are you seeing any emerging trends for campus recruiting this fall?

  • Most organizations have a need for applied tech skills but many recruiters have a poor understanding of what they really are and how to identify them. A candidate who is able to integrate people, processes, data and devices has applied tech skills.
  • Organizations continue to compete for candidates with soft skills (communication, problem solving, analytical skills, critical thinking), which can be the difference between a short-term and long-term employee.
  • In addition to skills-based hiring, recruiters will be looking closely for cultural fit within their organization, recognizing that they may have to invest in more skills training to get new employees up to speed.
  • Finally, employers who have a mobile-friendly job application process will see an increase in applications.
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Booth Busters: How to attract candidates to your booth at a hiring event

Topics: campus recruiting, on-campus events, hiring events, open house for recruiting

Posted by NAS on Dec 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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So you’ve downloaded our 2017 Calendar of Healthcare Conferences and Events or you’ve made plans to hold your own event in the near future. The team at NAS has plenty of experience helping clients prepare for, promote and participate in job fairs and hiring events. We asked them to provide their ideas on how to draw the crowds to your booth and what to give away, as well as their simple advice for a successful day. Here’s what they said:

Out-of-the-box ways to draw people to your booth

Sean Bain: At a college event, one company had an old-fashioned photo booth: the ones that spit out the four small images. They asked students to put on company logo shirts, as if they were already employed, and pose for photos.

Nancy Caputo: One hospital brought a photographer to their booth so that attendees could get a professional profile shot for use on LinkedIn and other platforms. The company was able to have a conversation with them while this was taking place.

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The Art & Science of Campus Recruiting: 4 Ways to Stand Out

Topics: campus recruiting, college recruiting, internships, on-campus events

Posted by Chris Bacon on May 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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What is the key to effective campus recruiting? In essence, it’s blending art and science: the science of leveraging research and technology for targeted recruiting and the art of devising creative ways to engage top candidates and keep them connected. Here are four suggestions to help you reach the right students.

1. Create a constant presence

Being on campus one week in the spring and one week in the fall is not enough to compete with companies who invest more time, thought and money in the process. In fact, companies need to be a constant presence on campus.

 So what’s a recruiter to do? Let’s start with the basics:

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