Employer Branding

How to Hire the Perfect Graduate

Once upon a time, in a hiring market far, far away, a stressed out employer needed to find the perfect recent college grad. No matter how many resumes the employer looked at, however, he just couldn’t find the right fit. The recent grad he needed was out there, but how was he supposed to find the perfect fit?

This might sound like a tale out of a storybook, but for many employers, this is the reality when it comes to hiring Millennial talent. Finding the right qualifications is important, but finding the right company culture fit can be the difference between a superstar and an office dud.


  • Employers are planning on hiring 7.8 percent more new grads in 2014
  • 94 percent of executives believe a distinct organizational culture is essential for success
  • 80 percent of new grad candidates chose cultural fit as the most important reason they chose an employer

RELATED: 11 Reasons Graduates Lose Out on Jobs

(Source: Spark Hire)

By Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert and founder & president of Come Recommended, a career and workplace education and consulting firm specializing in young professionals.