Spotlight Online for Career Services Professionals, July 23, 2008
Spotlight Online for College Employment and Recruiting Professionals, July 23, 2008
The NACE Board of Directors recently approved a new position paper from the Principles for Professional Practice Committee: “Reasonable Offer Deadlines Guidelines” updates and replaces an earlier position paper (“Exploding Offers”).
This new resource recognizes that, as the job market for college graduates becomes more intense, employers and career centers alike ask questions about deadlines for job offer acceptance—particularly when deadlines come very early in the recruiting season. The timing of these offers and acceptances is a market-driven issue, with different industries experiencing varying degrees of urgency to fill positions. The role of NACE is not to enforce a specific time frame, but rather to encourage practices reasonable and appropriate for both employers and students, recognizing that ultimately the employment decisions are between the student and employer.