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Recruiter Top 10: Ways to Engage With Students and Recent Graduates Online

Recruiter Top 10: Ways to Engage With Students and Recent Graduates Online
From Recruiter - February 17, 2017

1. HireCanvas

HireCanvas, a mobile student relationship management system for campus recruiters, touts itself as the simplest campus recruiting software ever. It earns the right to say that by allowing campus recruiting teams to create student databases through which they can track their prospects and maintain relationships from the first time they meet to the moment a hire is made.

Also of note is the mobile app, which recruiters can use to capture student information at career fairs and other in-person recruiting events. Much easier than lugging stacks of resumes aroundand much more exciting then handing prospects a sign-up sheet on a clipboard.

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2. College Recruiter

College Recruiter is a niche job board specifically meant to connect students and recent grads with internships, entry-level jobs, and career opportunities. Plus, it offers a ton of extra services and toolslike resume critiques and a salary calculator to help young talent find their footing. From a recruiting angle, this is beneficial because it draws in more grads and students whose attention you can capture through your job posts.

College Recruiter also offers a number of advertising plans to fit the needs of a wide variety of employers and recruiters. Whether youre recruiting for a three-person startup or a major corporation, youll be able to find an arrangement that works for you.

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3. Interview Buddy

Interview Buddy isnt a recruiting tool per se. Rather, its a platform that allows students and recent grads to connect with industry experts for one-on-one mock interviews. The Interview Buddy team aims to help people prepare for and practice interviewing in a stress-free, no-pressure environment that simulates a real-life job interview. To ensure the quality of the sessions, Interview Buddy rigorously screens experts and only allows the best of the best to join up.

You can use Interview Buddy as a way to give back and help young talent break into the professional world or as a way to connect with promising students and grads.

Then again, why not do both?

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4. WayUp

We highlighted WayUp in a previous Top 10, but we think the company deserves another shoutout here.

Created by 26-year-old Liz Wessel, WayUp posts jobs specifically for students and recent grads while offering a wealth of insight into topics like job interviews, career advice, and internship tips. The app also boasts a massive built-in talent pool: one million users and growing (by about 25,000-30,000 members a week!) from more than 5,200 schools.

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5. Facebook, Instagram, and Other Social Media Platforms

Well let Taylor Dumouchel of Peak Sales Recruiting take it away here:

The best way to connect with and hire recent grads is through social media. In fact, 86 percent of those in the first decade of their career will go to social media to search for employment.

Millennials are the most technology-embracing generation there is. It is very important to them to work for an organization that embraces the efficiency technology brings as much as they do. Communicate with them via social media during the recruiting process and they will be more inclined to want to work for you. Use social media to create a strong employer brand. Go further than just connecting on LinkedInuse targeted ads on Facebook and Instagram to get their attention. Be creative in your ads and outreach.

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