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For many, it was easy finding a job while in college. But after job hunting for weeks, you may wonder why it is so hard to get a job after college. After all, you’ve put a lot of time and effort into getting your degree. But don’t get discouraged. The University of Washington found that 53% of graduates are either unemployed or working a job that doesn’t require a degree. Other studies also show that landing your first job can take between 3 and 6 months. So, getting your first job takes time.
There are plenty of baseball players worldwide, but only a select few will master the sport enough to play in the World Series. Similarly, you’ll meet hundreds of “managers” throughout your professional career. Still, only a few will cement themselves as true leaders in your mind. This is why leadership is important—the most influential leaders leave a mark. They inspire.
The salary transparency trend continues. Last year, Colorado passed its Equal Pay Transparency Rules, which required employers to include compensation in job postings, notify employees about promotional opportunities, and record job descriptions and wage records. Soon after, states like Washington, Nevada, Maryland, and Rhode Island followed suit.
People's initial perception of your organization is also known as your brand reputation. Your brand rep either encourages or discourages people from engaging with your company. This means the way people view your company will affect sales and even recruiting efforts.
As a recruiter or employer, you know how much the economy affects your recruitment and retention efforts. You aren't just in competition with companies in your industry, but you are also fighting against inflation, recession, unemployment rates, and so much more.
A candidate persona is a semi-fictional representation of your ideal candidate. Building a candidate persona is one of the best methods employers use to ensure their sourcing, recruiting, and hiring processes are focused. Knowing exactly what you're looking for streamlines everything and helps increase hiring confidence. So here's how to create a candidate persona and how to use it.