Career services practitioners can help college students attract the attention of employers via their resume by encouraging them to highlight the skills they developed—such as problem-solving and teamwork skills—through their various experiences, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2023 report.
With the fall recruitment season about to get underway, NACE members have been discussing a range of topics in the member-exclusive NACE Community, but one that has proven to be particularly engaging centers on student resumes: Do traditional standards still apply or should students make their resumes “flashier” to stand out from the crowd?
The percentage of employers that use GPA screening as a method of choosing job candidates continues to fall as it has dipped nearly 3% since the fall, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update.
Identifying schools to target for recruitment is critical to the overall success of your recruiting effort. Approach school selection strategically and base your decisions on a foundation of solid data.
As they are reviewing college graduates’ resumes this year, employers are focused on finding evidence of candidates’ problem-solving skills and teamwork abilities.
With fewer employers screening job candidates by GPA, it is increasingly important that college graduates demonstrate certain key attributes on their resumes.
Employers report that internship experience is the most influential factor they consider when deciding between two otherwise equally qualified job candidates.
There are differences and similarities in the attributes employers seek when deciding between two qualified candidates for a full-time job and for an internship or co-op.
As employers begin to rely more heavily on the use of technology when screening job candidates, inherent biases within this technology have begun to be revealed in the documentary “Coded Bias.”
Employers report that they look at resumes for evidence the candidate has problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and the ability to work in a team.
NACE members share their personal thoughts on resume professional summary statements and what information, if any, should be included by students seeking employment after graduation.
When choosing between two otherwise equally qualified candidates, employers deem having internship experience—with the organization or within its industry—to be the most influential factors.
GPA—once widely used to identify potential candidates for jobs—is now used by fewer than half of employers, according to the results of the Job Outlook 2022 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.