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  • Improving Student Recruitment Through Skills-based Hiring

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Job and experiential learning opportunity development
    • Fee: $69 (member); $89 (nonmember)
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    • Summary

      Most people imagine their career following a straight path, but in reality, it is filled with twists and turns. What do you do when you want a new job or change your career? How do you identify the right industries, roles, and organizations for you? Who do you contact in your professional and personal networks?

      Skills: The Common Denominator is a book that shows readers how to determine their transferable skills and present them to potential employers to differentiate as a job candidate. Part inspiration, part how-to, readers will find stories from 25 career changers to learn how they can position themselves to make a successful switch. Asha Aravindakshan will present stories to illustrate how individuals made successful career pivots through transferable skills, encouraging recruiters and hiring managers to keep an open mind on today’s top transferable skills.

      Skills: The Common Denominator reached Amazon best seller status in the following categories: Career Guides, Graduate School, Internships, Non-Formal Education, Student Life, Teaching & Student Mentoring, and Volunteer Work, which demonstrates its relevancy to today's market. Asha's goal is to have employers consider skills-based hiring and skills-based networking as they work together with university's employer relations offices to find qualified students and alumni for open positions.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Identify your transferable skills and use it in an elevator pitch;
      • Ideate and implement new recruitment ideas for their organizations; and
      • Keep an open mind on today's top transferable skills as your organization grows.


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Improving Student Recruitment Through Skills-based Hiring