Hiring New Grads? Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes
Several weeks ago, MindSumo Co-Founder and CEO Trent Hazy wrote a piece for The Daily Muse aimed at university recruiters to help them better understand students. It received enough attention that Mashable picked it up a day later. Here are the main points:
1. Love Doesn’t Always Come at First Sight
Recent data from the Society of Human Resource Management shows that 63% of hiring decisions are made during the first 4.3 minutes of the interview. But coming to a fast verdict with students can be a huge error.
2. Don’t Get Married After One Week
Try to find a way to let students show off what they can do—for example, submit a work sample with their application, highlight a neat project from a relevant class, or complete an assignment before the interview. Seeing a candidate’s work sample is a great way to test out his or her skills, and it can increase your ability to predict performance by about 40%… Oftentimes, you’ll be surprised by who has the skills for which you’re looking
3. Be Nice If Things Don’t Work Out
Remember that this is the first interaction a young professional has with the people behind your brand. If you don’t treat a student with respect during the recruiting process—and subject them to things like abrasive emails, long waiting times and prolonged stretches of silence—you’ll leave a bad taste in their mouth, which might last for years. Think about the impact angry exes can have on your reputation.
Read the full piece here: http://mashable.com/2013/03/12/hiring-new-graduate-mistakes/