– New Survey Finds College Graduates Need to Do More Research,
Mind Their Social Media Manners and Tell the Truth –
LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2018 – With diplomas in one hand and resumes in the other, nearly 4 million college and graduate school students will apply for jobs this graduation season. To land a job, they will need to avoid the top eight mistakes many candidates make, according to a new survey of hiring managers conducted by Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY).
“Too many college graduates aren’t doing their homework. They’re not conducting enough research and, as a result, they’re walking into interviews unprepared,” said Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry and author of Lose the Resume, Land the Job. “They think having a polished resume is enough, but it’s not even close.”
The survey found the common pitfalls many graduates are making in their recent interviews:
“College graduates need to do more than change from their cap and gown—or the grubby jeans and T-shirt they wore every day in college,” Burnison advised. “Transitioning to the workplace begins with taking control: being mentally prepared, knowing where they’d best fit, researching companies, and networking their way to make a connection.”
About Lose the Resume, Land the Job
Lose the Resume, Land the Job offers advice from Gary Burnison, a New York Times bestselling author and CEO of Korn Ferry. Burnison shares advice about the right way to land the right job.
About the Survey
323 hiring managers and professionals participated in the survey in April 2018.
About Korn Ferry
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help companies design their organization – the structure, the roles and responsibilities, as well as how they compensate, develop and motivate their people. As importantly, we help organizations select and hire the talent they need to execute their strategy. Our approximately 7,000 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries.