Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsAugust 7, 2013
Career services offices that can offer a more targeted approach to sourcing will enjoy a distinct advantage with employers of all sizes, say Marie Artim, vice president, talent acquisition, at Enterprise Holdings, and Dan Black, Americas director of recruiting for Ernst & Young and NACE president. In the book “Leadership in Career Services:Voices from the Field,” Artim and Black write that the obvious place to start is with career fairs.
They identify several strategies for customizing career fairs. Artim and Black suggest that:
Artim and Black point out that most career services professionals already take an active role in coaching and guiding students toward appropriate employment opportunities. While employers understand that career services organizations have a duty to advocate for and promote all their students, any efforts made to proactively find a good match for both the employer and the student is viewed as a real value-added effort, they write. Some of the best practices they’ve seen in this area include:
There is no shortage of ideas on how career services can customize services to all their clients, including employers. Artim and Black recommend that if you’re not sure where to begin, ask your employer partners for suggestions or ideas.
For more about “Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field,” see https://www.createspace.com/3943467.
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