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July 2018

How to Hire the Perfect Post-Grads for Your Company

How to Hire the Perfect Post-Grads for Your Company

College students are officially done with school for the summer, and many of them may be done with school forever. If you’re looking to hire some post-grads for your company but don't know where to start, here are some tips to make the most of college recruitment season.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Remember, job applicants judge companies during the interview process. Ultimately, their brief experience inside your company will determine whether or not they accept the position. However, to impress applicants, you have to start long before they ever set foot inside the office. The job postings you put up online and your company’s career page can make a huge impact on your potential employees. For post-grads who don’t have much job experience, a plethora of information about the company and its culture is extremely important. They will be able to decide if your company is the right fit for them. If you have no information posted and the employee interviews without much knowledge, you might be wasting everyone's time.

Use Social Media

Most post-grads use social media on a daily basis. And if your company shows up in their social feeds during their job search, they are much more likely to click on the link. Increasingly, HR executives report that job applicants are reaching out to companies via social media. You can use social media as a way to interact with potential applicants and field their questions if they have any. Make sure your website and social accounts are able to be accessed via mobile devices, as they’ll likely be accessing your career page from their phones.

In addition, consider paid social media advertising if you need to fill a number of positions quickly. This can be a great way to reach recent college graduates.

Create a Clear Job Description

Along with social media accounts and a friendly-but-professional online presence, you need to make sure that your job descriptions are clean and concise. Keep the language simple for all to understand. For example, if your human resources executive recruiters have released a job posting for your startup, list all of the expectations and job responsibilities. If there's not enough information listed, the post-grads will likely move onto a different posting with more detail.

According to a 2016 Gallup poll, millennials are the "Job Hopping Generation," with 6 in 10 open to a new job at any given time, more than any other generation. While most post-grads are millennials, they're likely going to be looking for many jobs at once. To make your company stand out to them, work with HR recruiters to create a clear job description, utilize social media, and always put your best foot forward.