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Why I Only Hire Recent College Graduates

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I was poking around on the net and I published a blog post on a sales blog which had some comments asking as to why I only hire recent college graduates. The reason I hire recent college graduates and only recent college
graduates is that they have not been ruined by corporate thinking. I
need people who are really creative. If you give the right people
certain goals and let them be creative as to how to get execute them,
great things will happen. For marketing purposes, I need people who are
great writers. The problem with this is that Corporate America, for the
most part, does not know online marketing or social media. This is
despite the fact that it is on all of their resumes. Because they do
not know anything about this, they don't have their employees write.
Yes, I could hire someone who is great as writing and teach them online
media, however they have a predisposition as to what good salesmanship
should be.

Please don't misunderstand me, I do like when
people tell me I'm wrong. As a matter of fact, I welcome that. However,
I am young. I'm 29 years old and am putting a team together to make my
company something great. Therefore, if I continue to add recent college
graduates, I can properly mold them. I would never, in a million years,
hire another recruiter.

So, how do I tell if recent college
graduates will work hard? First, their education. I like students who
have gotten into colleges which I did not get into. If a student
graduated from a great school, that alludes to the fact that they may
be hard, diligent workers. Yes, some students are extremely smart and
got in through sheer intelligence. That's where grades come into the
mix.

Ken Sundheim
President
http://www.kasplacement.com">KAS New York Executive Sales and Marketing Recruiters

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About Ken Sundheim: 31 year-old business owner of an executive search firm by the name of KAS Placement based in New York City. KAS Placement was started in 2005 from studio apartment by the CEO and now has clients from over 30 countries in 100 different industries . As a business writer, Ken's articles have been syndicated or published in: WSJ.com, Forbes.com, NYTimes.com, USAToday.com, (more...)
 
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