Decoding campus recruitment: Insights into hiring expectations
As the end of the academic year approaches, college students across the country are preparing for the upcoming campus recruitment season as much as their potential employers are. For students, this can be a daunting experience filled with uncertainty and competition. However, with the pandemic-induced disruption of the traditional campus experience, the expectations and recruitment strategies of companies to identify suitable candidates have also changed.
Batches of students graduating this year have likely spent a significant portion of their education online or in remote learning environments due to the pandemic. As a result, these candidates may have a different combination of talents and experiences than in earlier batches. For example, they are likely to be more adept at using technology and collaborating virtually. At the same time, they may have less experience with in-person communication and networking. Employers need to be aware of these differences and adjust their recruitment strategies accordingly to identify, engage, and attract suitable candidates.