6 Best Habits Of College Job Recruiters

By Allie Mitchell on August 5, 2016

Almost every college has job and recruitment fairs, where employers from nearby come out and seek college-level students with good heads on their shoulders to come and work or intern for them.

Some of those jobs are for college credit and some of those jobs are for part-time work. The majority of the time the recruiters that go to schools are willing to work with students’ schedules. That is one of the points I am going to speak about in this article, which explains some of the excellent things that college job recruiters are doing right when it comes to engaging and employing college students.

College students love three things: good pay, good experience and flexible hours. If you give them good pay or at least a good incentive, they will come knocking down your door. Good experience will come with what they will get out of it in the end, the environment they are working in, and who they are working with.

And lastly, flexible hours are everyone’s dream, but especially to a college student. A college student may juggle home life, classes, extracurricular activities and so on; therefore, flexible hours would do them a whole lot of good and make them work even harder at their job.


When you go out to look for new employees, you are probably wondering what is the best way to approach these students; what can get them engaged? Well here are few things strong recruiters are getting right.

1. Internship programs: Mentioning that your job or company has an internship program is like music to a college students’ ears. When they hear internship, they actually hear “something else to put on my resume.”

Internships can lead to many things in a college student’s life and having an internship program can often lead to full-time positions in the long run.

2. Recent college graduates: What companies are doing more frequently now is opening up to more recent college graduates. In the beginning, most places veered more towards undergraduates which is also a good idea, but opening up your market to students who are more than likely begging for a job will give you more options with work hours and possibly students with better time commitments.

3. Working with colleges/universities: Recruiters are teaming up with institutions to make a better recruitment strategy. The recruiters work with the school’s career center and post jobs online which is much more convenient for a student to go through than a whole process of a paper application and so forth. It is much easier to weed out anything you are not looking for online than anything else.

4. Social media: Ah! New age technology. This is becoming a new recruiting ground for job recruiters. Students are on social media all the time now and recruiters should be jumping at the chance to get right in the students’ faces via online supplements.

Social media gives you a way to showcase your company and what it is like to work there and even show some pictures. Young people want a meaningful job, well at least some young people, but they also want a job they can relate to and will like. If social media is done right when it comes to job recruiters, finding the right candidates should be a no-brainer.

5. Sending the right peopleIf you are doing an on-campus recruiting session, send the right people to do it. Don’t send timid and off-putting people. You need to have someone who isn’t too hostile but can have a friendly conversation. Recruiting doesn’t always have to be about getting someone to get the job, but at least having someone think about applying is always a step in the right direction.

Sending someone who is knowledgeable and can represent the brand well, along with being able to address questions and sell the organization is crucial when it comes to gaining new employees.

6. Communicate the process: Recruiters do a very good job of explaining how everything goes after the application process and if they do not then it is usually written somewhere on the application or there is a number where you can call.

Good companies have good people who know how to convey information to someone who is unaware of how things work. Students want to know how things will work and if they even have a shot when applying.


College recruiters are a crucial part of the college experience. You might help students discover a job or internship that they had no idea about. College recruiters should always be aware that they are hiring college students, so being wary of that fact is always in their best interest.

By Allie Mitchell

Uloop Writer
Georgia State
23 | Georgia State Alumna || Biology Major| Seeking MPH after graduating| Aspiring writer| Lover of interesting conversations and funny people| Active reader of fiction"| Girlfriend to a wonderful marine

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