SOURCE: AfterCollege, Inc.

AfterCollege, Inc.

October 29, 2009 17:09 ET

AfterCollege Launches "Answers" Service to Connect Students and Employers

Social Recruiting Tool Allows College Students to Begin Dialogue With Employers Through Private, Trusted Networks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - AfterCollege, celebrating a decade of connecting college students with employment opportunities, has launched "Answers," a social recruiting tool that taps into employers' existing human capital to bridge relationships between companies and college students. The tool was designed as a recessionary recruiting service to mobilize people within companies to begin a mutually beneficial dialogue with students.

"Answers" allows employees at any company to locate their school on AfterCollege. They are then asked to join their relevant department or group career network and to update their profile with their current employer. With their identity established, employees can begin answering questions posed by students within their career network. College students often have job search questions but limited resources to get those answers. The tool provides a private, user-friendly forum for these queries.

In a Spring 2009 survey by AfterCollege, 76% of students stated that talking to people at companies of interest was one of the most effective ways to look for work. "We created the 'Answers' tools as a great way for employers to stay visible on campus and to strengthen ties with academia," Roberto Angulo, CEO of AfterCollege, said. "At the same time, interacting with alumni from their alma mater gives students an opportunity to prepare for industry once opportunities become available."

Employees have the option of establishing themselves as a mentor who takes the lead in their particular career network. One question may have several answers, but a thumbs-up, thumbs-down feature floats the best answer to the top. The registration requirement ensures that all answers will be appropriate.

Employers can begin piloting this service by signing up with their alma mater at AfterCollege.com or by contacting sales@aftercollege.com.

About AfterCollege

Founded in 1999, AfterCollege, Inc. (www.aftercollege.com) connects students, faculty, alumni and employers through customized career networks at colleges and professional organizations across the country. Today, AfterCollege powers the largest number of career networks on the internet, delivering thousands of exclusive opportunities to students and alumni. Its proprietary platform and job distribution technology translate into relevant job content for job seekers and into more qualified applicants for employers. AfterCollege's approach is patented under U.S. Patent Number 7,213,019.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Chad Boonsupa
    AfterCollege, Inc.
    877-725-7721 x 303
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