If you’re recruiting students and recent grads, you might have a vision of what the “perfect” resume and degree background looks like. But while that applicant may possess the right degree under their belt, they may not necessarily have the right soft skills for the position.
New graduates with the motivation, professionalism, and desire to learn about their target industry are the ones who find the most success and these traits aren’t limited to certain majors. That’s why it’s important to consider applicants from diverse backgrounds – after all, having employees with a wide range of experiences can help you build a much stronger and well-rounded team. But, hiring new graduates from different disciplines comes with its own set of challenges – the most obvious one being how to assess the candidate’s application without taking their educational background into account.