As your students prepare for life outside of academia, you play a critical part in helping them navigate it. The path of traditional recruiting isn’t delivering the best outcomes or creating the best match between candidates and employers. Much of that is due to antiquated ways of connecting a person with a job. Resumes don’t tell the whole story about someone’s skills, expertise and goals. It’s time to direct students toward a new approach with automated, data-driven, expert job matches.

In this post, we’ll review how traditional and impersonal job hunting comes up short for you and your students. You’ll also find out how new technology and approaches drive positive results for all.


Resumes are insufficient for telling a candidate’s story.

In a data-driven, expert job-matching approach, resumes aren’t part of the process. They are inefficient at telling someone’s story. People are much more than just keywords on a piece of paper. 

If your students only focus on creating the “perfect” resume for a job, they lose sight of their career goals. In the end, a resume is only one-dimensional. If you want to set students up for a better experience when they’re seeking jobs, guide them toward a new way to showcase their skills, which also improves your job placement rates. 


You have the ability to influence students beyond the curriculum.

How curriculum influences the success of your students is always a central consideration. However, it, like resumes, isn’t the complete story. Curriculum matters for student growth and success, but in what other ways do you influence how they discover career opportunities? 

One study offers insights into this question. The research focused on how educators impact the attitudes and behaviors of students. The objective was to understand how teachers impact students in three areas: their behavior, self-efficacy in math and happiness in class. The findings revealed that educators affect all three, with the most significant being happiness. 

This is an important conclusion because it demonstrates that your effect on students is about much more than what they learn. They look to you for guidance on how to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom. It’s one part of the equation of supporting students in their career journey. The other is relying on data-driven job matching. 


Data-driven expert job matching supports placement rates and more.

Improving placement rates involves many factors. There are many variables, from the type of job a candidate is seeking to their skill sets. To move the needle on this and improve student satisfaction in the job search, use technology to drive the process. An innovative approach that uses technology matches people with work based on attitude, attributes, skills and goals. 

With expert job matching powered by data and algorithms, your students build an extensive talent profile that provides more context and relevance than a resume. On the other side, instead of job descriptions, employers create job profiles. Then, the platform automatically matches a candidate with an opportunity based on this information. The matching involves abilities, attributes, attitudes and skills.

Because this model uses a combination of human and technical data points, it’s more exact. Students no longer feel like a piece of paper, and all the extra administrative work of traditional job searches isn’t necessary. 

You can follow your students’ performance and placement rates, too. You have access to data and reporting that allows you to measure the success of your students at finding a career. It’s a revolutionary way to simplify a process and provide a less stressful and more engaging experience for students. 

You can propel your students further forward by introducing them to pepelwerk’s Real World of Work program. This unique program allows students to take online career education courses, get personal career coaching, match with internships and experience a job with virtual reality technology. 


Join the pepelwerk evolution.

pepelwerk is transforming career services. It’s technology with a people focus. You meet your goals on placement and offer a more fulfilling way for students to get an expert job match. 

Learn more about this innovative approach to job matching by reading our guide to 21st-century educators and learners.

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