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CCC Annual Employer Panel discussing what employers look at when hiring

On December 14, 2016, Kip Hollister, Founder & CEO of Hollister Staffing, participated in the Career Counselors' Consortium Annual Employer Panel sponsored by Northeastern University. The audience was a group of regional career counseling professionals from high education, private practice, workforce development and non-profits in the Greater Boston area. Kip was one of 4 panelists including: Juanita Allen, Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Julia Beaty, Campus Recruiter, Wayfair and Dena Lerra, Human Resource Partners HealthCare. The overarching theme was that a resume is only one part of what employers look at when hiring.

The following are also critical factors for hiring managers:

  • Did recent college grads have jobs in High School?
  • Did the applicant follow up with a hand written note?
  • Did the applicant have good references accompanying any internship?


To read, Emmanuel College Career Advisor & Internship Course Facilitator, Carrie Donnovan's article on the panel discussion: CCC Employer Panel Recap, Boston Based Recruiters & Managers on Best Practices, please click here