A recent survey found that 84% of graduates would spend more time on an application form if it made more sense to them and many are simply giving up on filling them in all together. For graduates, applying for a job should be engaging and not a laborious, time heavy or confusing task.
That’s why recruiters working to entice graduates in the Year of the Candidate should have the candidate in mind and cater their website towards the needs of those they are targeting. While it is also important to have up-to-date technology in place to make the entire job application process seamless, there are many other ways to ensure graduates are keen to apply for vacancies – making the experience more engaging and positioning your organisation as one they would want to work with.Companies are already shaking things up when it comes to recruiting graduates. Price Waterhouse Cooper, the professional services firm, is no longer taking into account A-Level results, in order to widen its reach to discover top talent from disadvantaged backgrounds.