Students and grads want a variety of ways to connect with potential employers.
But out of all the options available, networking events reign supreme. In fact, 78% of our student panel picked this type of event over others like information sessions and career fairs. It makes sense why this would be the case: if you’re trying to get hired, getting face time with a recruiter can be invaluable. Additionally, even if you don’t land the gig, establishing that relationship might open other doors down the road.
But it’s not only students and new grads who benefit from these kinds of events! Networking enables recruiters to ask the thoughtful questions that allow you to get to know potential candidates on a deeper level; something that is not always possible at more high-volume engagements.
However, if you really want to stand out to your talent pool, try attending or hosting one of the following events!
College and university career fairs are a staple event of the campus recruitment industry, and it’s easy to understand why.
Recruiters get to interact with a wide variety of students, and attendees have the chance to learn more about potential employers – it’s the kind of event that satisfies both sides of the campus recruitment spectrum.
But recently, some schools have been putting a new twist on the traditional concept in the form of reverse career fairs. These events are similar to the original, except the roles are switched. In this case, the students create the displays and handout materials, and the employers get to walk around and talk with presenters.
If you’re looking for a new event to add to your campus recruitment roster, here are 4 reasons why the reverse career fair should be at the top of your list!
It happens to the best of us.
You start settling into a comfortable work routine and, before you know it, that routine becomes a rut. You’re doing the same things, day in and day out, and while you may be keeping everything afloat, you have a nagging feeling that you could be doing a lot more to take your recruiting practice to the next level.
So how do you move past a career plateau? By changing things up! There are many ways to do this – you can start small by making little adjustments to your daily workflow, or go big by starting a new company project.
Here are a few fun ways for campus recruiters to break out of their comfort zone.
Career fairs are one of the most efficient ways for campus recruiter to get face time with their talent pool. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the next hiring stage: interviewing.
You have to sort applications, contact candidates, prepare questions, schedule interviews – and repeat this process for every single candidate you’re considering. For recruiters and candidates alike, this is often the longest and most stressful part of the hiring process.
Now what if you could cut your interviewing process down to half, or even a quarter, of the time you usually spend? That’s the inspiration behind speed interviewing. Modeled after the process of speed dating, this technique is not only fun for candidates, it also provides plenty of advantages for time-strapped campus recruiters.