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Recruiting students: 10 tips


Recruiting students: 10 tipsRecruiting students helps many organizations get ahead. By recruiting students, companies tap into fresh ideas, emerging skill sets and lower salary structures. But, given media saturation, it can be a challenge to capture the attention of students. Focus on engaging students where they already work and play.

Top 10 ideas for recruiting students
1.    Run job ads in social networking sites (like Facebook), college newspapers and sites, movie and music sites and other places where students hang out online.
2.    Approach student societies, faculty advisers and alumni groups about sponsoring a newsletter, hosting an on-campus event or sharing your job postings with student mailing lists
3.    Develop a text messaging campaign to deliver new job alerts to student cell phones
4.    Expand your reach with blogs, podcasts, videos and other tools.
5.    Take part in a campus career fair – they usually take place in September and January
6.    Offer career information sessions and campus interviews to get the ball rolling at career fairs
7.    Hold an open house, so that students can have a chance to meet your team and see your space
8.    Look for flexible work options, such as part-time work or time off for courses, to help attract students and recent grads.
9.    Promote your corporate culture – students are used to their all-encompassing academic environment and mimicking that “work hard, play hard” culture can help you win them over
10.    Start an in-house mentoring program to help young workers learn the ropes and make valuable connections

Look for creative recruiting techniques to help you tap into the pool of student workers and recent grads. And, before you hire a student, look into tips and tricks for managing and motivating young workers.

Related to recruiting students
•    Tips to help you hire a student
•    Temporary employees
•    Recruiting non-traditional employees

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