Get a Jumpstart: 3 Ways You Can Recruit College Grads Before Graduation

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Get a Jumpstart: 3 Ways You Can Recruit College Grads Before Graduation

It is only a few short months until graduation season and each year a new group of eager young students gets ready to join the workforce. These candidates have the latest education and can bring fresh insight to your business. So, what can you do to make sure you recruit this talent to your company? Skywalk Group has put together a list of 3 ways you can ensure you onboard the best young professionals available.  

1.         Keep your eyes on the right school

Although all schools are a great place to find young and fresh minds, it is important that the school you recruit from offers a quality program and majors that relate to your field. This will require some work on your part. One great resource is the IPEDS database that can give you more insight to the degrees, majors and overall attendance of local universities.

2.         Get involved and stay involved

As students inch closer and closer to graduation, they begin looking for what they will do next. This is where you come in. It is crucial for your company to not only make but also maintain a relationship with the colleges you plan to recruit from. One way you can do this is by developing a relationship with the faculty. This will give you the opportunity to interact in the classroom itself and engage students ahead of graduation.

3.         Take a test drive

Internship programs are a great way to not only recruit the latest talent, but to also take them for a test drive of sorts. This can be one of the most effective recruiting techniques if you do things right. Not only your company, but also the student themselves, can gauge whether or not they are a good fit your company and its culture. You can see how their ideas and innovative thinking will help your company grow and succeed. A well-developed internship program can also create better retention rates within your company.

College graduates are the future of any company and can be a tough crowd to reach. By developing processes and programs to reach them, your company can take your pick from the brightest minds available. Skywalk Group has techniques to help you find the best candidate for the job. Reach out to us today and let us help you attract and retain your next hire.