What Do U.S. Employers Look for When Recruiting Business School Grads?

Many international students come from environments where the hiring criteria are objective. If you have good grades, placed in the top 10% of your class, and pass a test an employer gives you when they come to your university, you are likely to receive a job offer.

Business school recruitment seems to be VERY different in the U.S. Good grades are not enough and even not that important to some. Instead, many U.S. employers talk about fit, emotional intelligence, soft skills, social skills, leadership qualities, and of course communication skills. The problem for international students is understanding what these terms REALLY mean and proving evidence that they do have these traits.

You will learn how to:

  • Get 100% clear on how U.S employers think and what they look for
  • Become comfortable providing specific examples that signal to U.S. employers that they fit
  • Tilt the hiring odds in your favor by giving U.S. employers what they want plus more
  • Leverage your multi-cultural background as a way to display advanced soft skills to U.S employers
  • Avoid coming across as robotic and rehearsed when interviewing and networking.

Making an appointment with your coach and reviewing how the information in the video can be applied to your search is a valuable next step; schedule an appointment today in Handshake.

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center