Today, many top employers recruit students and recent grads based on their marks, program and school – such as Queen’s commerce, Waterloo engineering or Ivey business. But many employers can’t find enough “A players” to hire and even more new grads find themselves un– or under–employed.
TalentEgg’s solution? Feature top students and recent grads as part of a series we’re calling Top Talent. Each instalment will showcase a promising Gen Yer with tons of potential and highlight the unique attributes that make this person a fantastic candidate.
We hope to inspire students and recent graduates to launch their careers in unique and creative ways, and encourage employers to “recruit outside the lines” by hiring students and recent grads based on their potential and not their degree titles.
These awesome students and recent grads have been featured in the Top Talent series already:
- Mark DesJardine (Business Administration, Acadia University)
- Laura Christiansen (Commerce, Queen’s University)
- Regis Dudley (Communications and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University)
- Brian Alkerton (Economics, York University)
- Haris Saeed (Commerce, Queen’s University)
- Brad Hallwood (Business Administration, Capilano University)
- Timothy Mark (International Business, York University’s Schulich School of Business)
- Marina Tran-Vu (Commerce, University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business)
- Tracy Zhang (Commerce, Queen’s University)
- Stuart A. Thompson (Media Studies, University of Western Ontario)
Tell our audience of thousands of your fellow students and recent grads and many of Canada’s top employers why you would be an “egg-cellent” addition to the workforce!
Don’t be afraid to think outside of your resumé – everyone has one of those. What’s so special about you that it would make employers climb over each other to recruit you?
Is it your off-the-wall ideas?
Your ability to solve any problem, no matter how tough?
Or the fact that you can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 12 seconds flat?
Maybe your 5,000 followers on Twitter?
Figure it out and let us know. Not everyone will be chosen, but the most creative and ingenious submissions will be featured on TalentEgg.
To be featured, you must:
- be either a returning student or a recent graduate (2010 or 2011)
- be eligible to work in Canada
- be a registered TalentEgg user (to register, please complete this registration form)
- WOW us with your submission!!!
Writing isn’t your strong suit? Here are some other ideas:
- Produce a short video
- Shoot a photo essay
- Get artsy-fartsy
- Record a podcast