What employers seek when using the Career Network

The Greek Ladders Career Network is extremely unique in that it’s positioned to connect employers with students seeking internships and jobs. Acceptance into the network is based entirely upon membership in a Greek organization. This narrows the scope of candidates even more, giving students a greater chance of being recognized by potential employers.

A day doesn’t pass, when a student approaches with the question “how soon until I get hired when I use your career network?” Like many things, including membership in a Greek-letter organization, you’ll get out what you put into it…or, you’ll see benefits through interest, persistence, engagement, and persistence. Yes, persistence is purposely written twice, as it’s a vital part of every equation.

The Greek Ladders Career Network is extremely unique in that it’s positioned to connect employers with students seeking internships and jobs. Acceptance into the network is based entirely upon membership in a Greek organization. This narrows the scope of candidates even more, giving students a greater chance of being recognized by potential employers.

We’ve created a way for employers to target potential interns and employees through a 14920025-leadership-big.jpguser-friendly system. And, while our system appears to be entirely internet-based, we offers ways where students can directly interface with employers. Our quest is to do what we can to connect job-seekers with employers, and vice versa, to create ideal internship and full-time job matches.

As easy as we make it to connect students with employers, the act of getting hired rests entirely in each job-seeker’s hands. Employers find our website and register into the career network to find ideal talent. At the same time, we’re actively locating employers to utilize our network when filling internship and full-time positions. One of the attractions to both types of employers is the ability to see career profiles via our website.

Employers have shared what they’re seeking when using our Career Network. The most common comments point to:

A complete profile

Employers are less likely to continue learning about a potential hire, when the online profile lacks information. This includes a missing objective (or career plan) statement, basic academic information, and chapter/campus involvement information.

A well-organized resume

Many students have limited experience to show on resumes, however there’s plenty one can show to reflect interests, skills, and career plans. Students have plenty of resources to consult when developing their resumes (including campus career centers and Greek Ladders staff). Resumes are widely-used by employers to make a quick assessment of candidates. Remember, employers spend about 15 seconds reading each resume.

Easily accessible social media

Today’s employers use social media to learn more about potential hires. Since we advocate transparency, our network enables students to post links to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles. This makes it much easier for employers to learn more about each candidate. Be sure to review and revise (if necessary) your social media accounts. For more information, refer to our personal branding blogs and workshops.

Professional-looking photo

When visiting online profiles, employers like to know what their prospective candidates look like. A professional-looking photo will enhance their first impression of each job-seeker. We recommend nice looking headshots. We don’t recommend photos which include others and unattractive items like beer, beer cups, etc.

Interest and persistence

Employers using our network can click to see which leadership and career resources each student accesses via our career networking. Participating in the best practices and tutorials we’ve posted within the network indicates a high level of interest to potential employers.

We constantly remind users of our career network to update their profiles. The reason is because we want our job-seekers to get hired as soon as their ready. Employers recognize the levels of readiness when reviewing each student’s career profile. We regularly go to bat for students…hoping to make ideal connections. However, those who don’t have updated or complete profiles may miss out on a second look.

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