Ten Tips to Recruit the Best Grads

What are the most important steps you can take to draw the crčme de la crčme of today’s grads to an entry-level position at your company? Even in a down economy, attracting the best is never easy.

I recently penned an article for Bloomberg Businessweek with Ron Culp, former Managing Director of Ketchum’s Chicago and Pittsburgh offices and now an independent counsel to Ketchum, titled “Ten Tips to Recruit the Best Grads.” Here’s a quick summary of the items that made the list.

  1. Know who you really want.
  2. Get students interested early.
  3. Play in their sandbox.
  4. Diversify your approach.
  5. Offer something unique.
  6. Leverage your employee network.
  7. Cultivate a crowdsourcing relationship.
  8. Be visible.
  9. Recognize, and be recognized.
  10. Be opinionated.

I invite you to check out this piece to read more of our in-depth thoughts on each item. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts after reading.