Decision Toolbox Executive Advises College Students on How to Find a Job in a Tough Economy

Today’s college students are confronted with the toughest job market since the Great Depression, according to Nicole Cox, Chief Recruitment Officer of Decision Toolbox, a nationwide provider of project based hiring and on-demand Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).

“They face an uncertain economic outlook, rising student loans and stiff competition for entry level jobs from fellow college grads and even experienced workers. The reality is, it takes strategic thinking to prepare for professional life after college, and a plan of action that starts long before that graduation deadline looms,” says Cox.

Cox recently shared her wisdom garnered from 16+ years in recruiting with college students participating in the Tiger Woods Foundation. The session’s aim was to empower these students with the information they need to prepare themselves to be successful in the job hunt.

Cox’s presentation covered the following:
– Understanding the current job market and challenges
– Researching their chosen field for employment opportunities before they commit to the major
– Gaining outside the classroom experience (including internships and volunteer work)
– Interviewing skills
– The importance of networking
– Understanding what employers are looking for culturally in addition to knowledge, competence, skill and attitude.

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About Decision Toolbox (DT)

Founded in 1992, Decision Toolbox provides scalable and easily integrated recruitment solutions for a 7% cost per hire on average while incorporating rigorous quality controls and a twelve-month candidate guarantee.

Armed with the very latest tools and a team of seasoned US-based Recruiters and Sourcers, Decision Toolbox is an on-demand recruiting department for one critical search, for large projects, or a complete RPO/RPI solution. Decision Toolbox has taken a leadership role in almost every aspect of recruitment, introducing an RPO offering in 2000, four years before it became industry practice.

DT is recognized as a “Thought Leader” by organizations such as SHRM, PIHRA, and the NHRA, and was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility in 2009, 2011 and 2012. DT is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified company, the Gold Standard. WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.