Employers should support students before they begin apply for jobs: Opinion

Employers should strive to engage with and support students before students applying for jobs, writes Liana Thompson, Director of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Centre for Experiential and Career Education. The author recommends that employers broaden their definition of education to include career pathways and transferrable skills, shift their mindset to a focus on “helping” students to show the benefits that they offer to potential employees, and create approachable job ads and opportunities to be inclusive of non-linear path jobseekers. “Curating opportunities for jobseekers and employers to connect early gives employers the opportunity to demonstrate what they have to offer to their future workforce,” writes Thompson. “These efforts yield positive results in preparing students for their future careers.” Career Wise Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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