With the school year wrapping up, LinkedIn has decided to put together some data to paint us a picture (an infographic actually) of the state of student recruiting in 2014. According to the company, there are over 39 million students and recent grads on LinkedIn, and thousands of companies waiting to recruit them.
“We decided to take a closer look at how these 39M members go about building out their careers and analyzed their interactions with employers on LinkedIn,” says LinkedIn’s Maria Ignatova. “It turns out that the 10 employers that are most popular among students on LinkedIn are typically large consumer (and heavily tech) brands like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and others.”
“While these results say a lot about the magnetic appeal and prestige of big companies, they also show that students can be swayed by an employer with a strong talent brand, regardless of the size,” she adds.
The number one thing students 18-30 care about in a job is a good work/life balance, according to LinkedIn. This is followed by excellent compensation and benefits and a strong career path. Interestingly, only 30% said job security.
You might also be interested in this video LinkedIn uploaded today. It talks about how talent acquisition teams can use LinkedIn data to “drive strategic recruiting decisions.”
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