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Hiring managers unimpressed by newest college grads

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It might take longer than you expected to weed through the new crop of college graduates in your search for the best entry-level employees. In a survey by Adecco Staffing US, 66% of hiring managers said they’re finding freshly degreed applicants to be unprepared for the workplace.

In fact, 58% of them said they’re not going to consider this year’s grads when filling positions this year.

Rookie mistakes hiring managers say they’re seeing from recent grads:

  • Weak résumés riddled with spelling errors—the gaffe managers cited most often
  • An inability to clearly answer questions or articulate their skills and experience during interviews
  • Checking phones and texting during interviews
  • Fidgeting, lack of eye contact
  • Posting comments about job interviews on social networks.

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