University Recruiting Articles

  • Why the LinkedIn Recruiting Team is Waving “Bye-bye” to Traditional College Recruiting

    March 28, 2016

    As the head of the LinkedIn College Recruiting team, last year I realized – my team had to quit doing traditional college recruiting, immediately. As a matter of fact, I think that all companies will be well served if they consider doing this as well. Let me explain. You may think -- Wait!? What? But, you still need to hire interns and new graduates! Relax, I’m not saying not to hire this talent (who else is going to have unrealistic expectations of career advancement yet enrich...

  • How to Determine if an Inexperienced Candidate Will Be a Great Employee

    March 17, 2016

    The Catch-22 of first time job seekers is that you need a job in order to get experience, but you need experience in order to get a job. Most young job hopefuls, whether still in high school or fresh out of college, manage to overcome this. The conundrum we hear far less about is the challenge faced by the recruiters and managers who hire these newcomers into the workplace.  Without any past work experiences to talk about during the interview, how is it possible to assess these...

  • Facebook’s Recipe for Hiring New Grads: A Case of Mutual “Likes”

    November 3, 2015

    The new school year is fully underway. And, amid all the excitement of new classes and reconnecting with friends, students are already thinking about internships and jobs next summer. As Facebook’s Head of People, I'm thinking about it too. We love experienced hires at Facebook, but we also see tremendous value in hiring new graduates for their fresh eyes and enthusiasm. In my nearly eight years at Facebook, we have heavily invested in our university hiring. In fact, we hire...

  • GPA Isn’t Everything: What to Look for When Hiring Recent College Graduates

    October 28, 2015

    Grade point average is slowly going out of style in the world of hiring. In fairness, despite popular belief, Google still uses them when hiring recent...

  • 6 Tips for Recruiting Interns Who Will Strengthen Your Company

    September 28, 2015

    While the stereotypical intern may conjure up images of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson clowning around on the Google campus in the comedy The Internship, in...

  • A Look at Absolut Vodka’s Fascinating College Recruitment Program

    September 14, 2015

    You can recruit college students in a variety of ways. You can go the traditional route via college career fairs. You can have a compelling Instagram page...