An employer’s perspective.
Things you should know.
91% of employers think that students should have between one and two internships before graduating and 87% feel that internships should last at least three months for students to gain enough experience.
69% of managers think that relevant courses are either important or very important when reviewing candidates. 65% say a referral from a previous boss or professor, and 50% say leadership positions in on-campus organizations. 29% are looking for entrepreneurial experience
Only 16% of employers recruit on social networks all of the time or most of the time, while 48% use job boards and 44% use employee referrals. Also, only 35% of employers use social networks to conduct background checks in the online hiring process. Out of those employers, 42% use LinkedIn, 40% use Facebook, 15% use Google+ and only 2% use Twitter when reviewing candidates profiles