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Roberto Angulo

Roberto Angulo is CEO of AfterCollege, the leading career network for college students and recent grads. He founded the service while at Stanford University, where he obtained his B.A. degree in economics. He is a co-author of U.S. Patent 7,213,019, covering AfterCollege’s proprietary recruiting and matching technology. He has collaborated with President Obama’s Administration on various initiatives, including the launch of Summer Jobs+, which helped lower youth summer unemployment in 2012. His previous projects include Intuit’s Quicken Beta website, which was the first software beta testing service of its kind. He was also involved in rolling out the first interactive course website in the U.S. for a class at Stanford. Previously, he worked at BBN/Verizon as a project manager. He enjoys traveling, running, and developing new product ideas and partnerships for AfterCollege.

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Your Applicant Tracking System May Be Driving Great College Students Away

by Dec 12, 2012, 5:43 am ET

One of the biggest complaints we get from college students and grads is that they need to fill out long applicant tracking system forms when applying for jobs. This becomes a bigger issue for students when they’re applying to 10-plus different employers (the norm these days) with each organization using a different system. These systems may help employers stay organized, but they also hurt the candidate experience and can even scare away good applicants.

If you’re talking about students and grads in computer science, engineering, and allied health, you can bet that these students will most likely forgo applying to your organization and will take one of the many offers that are already being put in front of them.

Here are some factors to consider when telling entry-level candidates to apply to your organization: keep reading…