What is a Career Development Comprehensive Solution for Graduates and Students job’s placement?
A Career Development Solution is a comprehensive platform required to manage Career Development for graduates and students from all levels of higher-education. The solution focuses on managing the transition from studies to a job in the real-world – and allows employers to identify and raecruit the most suitable candidates.
The Career Development Comprehensive Solution empowers graduates and students with a tool to best present themselves to potential employers, according to their preferences and academic achievements.
An effective solution will combine the total constellation of psychological, sociological, educational, physical, economic, and chance factors that influence the nature and significance of employment for any given individual.
Why should an institution of higher education provide this solution?
Institutes of Higher Education are commonly measured by success of their graduates at finding suitable jobs, with the highest starting salaries. A Career Development Comprehensive Solution bridges the gap between the HR recruitment specialist working for an organization and soon-to-be and/or recent graduates at all levels.
Improving the service provided to both parties to the process – for both applicants and
What do Generation Y students expect?
Often referred to as ‘Millennials’, Generation Y students, “have distinctly different behaviors, values and attitudes from previous generations as a response to the technological and economic implications of the Internet”. (William A. Draves and Julie Coates ‘Nine Shift: Work, Life and Education in the 21st Century’). They present “a sense of entitlement and narcissism based on personality surveys that showed increasing narcissism among Millennials compared to preceding generations, when they were teens and in their twenties”. (Jean Twenge, ‘Generation Me’). As students, they “confront anxiety when applying to super-selective colleges”, and “multitask with ease as their helicopter parents hover reassuringly above them”. (Fred Bonner, ‘Diverse Millennial Students in College: Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs’).
When offering a Career Development Technological Solution, these characteristics should be taken into consideration: Any solution presented to Generation Y graduates and students, must be relevant to their values and preferences – just as it should fit the employer’s needs and modes of operation.
What is AcadeME?
AcadeME is a comprehensive end-to-end Career Development Solution.
Sophisticated, yet easy to use, AcadeME harmonizes processes. It provides a shared language, connecting academic Institutions, students and future employers – at the most effective meeting point.
Built on a multi-tenant SaaS model, AcadeME uses secure cloud infrastructure (Amazon cloud) to provide services to institutions of higher education supporting their students and graduates in their search for jobs, and paving the way for employers to identify and recruit their desired talents.
AcadeME is offered as a “white label” service, allowing each operator to brand and provide all AcadeME services within their own web presence.
Does AcadeME only offer jobs that were posted on it by registered employers?
Presenting the most comprehensive solution, AcadeME provides employers with all the tools needed to post jobs and manage the recruiting process – and yet, it does much more. AcadeME features a special ‘Web Crawler’ that systematically browses the Internet, searching, identifying, indexing and importing requests and calls for candidates, and intelligently matching them with applicants in the system database.
Employers are presented with a flexible platform, allowing them to present and build their brand, including use of video, presentations, linking into URLs – while maintaining complete control on their contents.
What is the difference between an applicant’s résumé created by AcadeME – and by other systems?
AcadeME “interviews” the student, walking him through the process of generating a full – and the most compelling – résumé.
It uses advanced UI and psychological-based methodologies, in order to build a comprehensive picture, including links to social media profiles and external resources. Unlike many other systems, it allows recruiters to conduct ‘deep searches’ into résumés.
AcadeME manages the complete application process, from matching applicants to positions, filtering unsuited or undesired jobs, managing multiple cover letters, and tracking applications throughout the process. The solution includes smart agent technology, conducting on-going mission of identifying possible matches between applicants and suitable job offerings.
When examining résumés submitted through AcadeME, the prospective employer may exercise advanced options to fine tune search parameters. The information retrieved is more accurate – and more accessible.
For the education institution, AcadeME provides a top-down, first of its kind, fully aggregated picture, of their students “jumpstarting” their real-world careers. By cross-checking between résumés and job postings, the institution may generate valuable insights.
Where was it developed?
AcadeME is developed in Tel Aviv, by a highly skilled Israeli team of ex-IDF software engineers and Psychologists, higher-education specialists, UI and Work Process Management talents.
Who is already using it?
More than 30% of the universities and colleges in Israel, totaling some 100,000 students and graduates, are using AcadeME. With a constantly widening audience, since its inaugural launch in 2013, AcadeME has helped tens of thousands of students in their quest for suitable jobs. Academic institutions ranging from Tel Aviv University (the largest and most prestigious institution for higher education in Israel) to a variety of regional and specialist colleges, have adopted AcadeME as their platform of choice for connecting graduates with future employers.
Can you name some firms and employers using AcadeME?
Google, Intel, Yahoo!, Teva Pharmaceutical, facebook, IBM, Ebay and many other Israeli branches of leading multi-national corporations – as well as key Israeli firms, are all posting jobs and approaching students using AcadeME implementations in Israeli universities and colleges.
Will Israeli-made software fit the academic culture in the USA?
The Israeli society, educational system and business community, share American ideas, standards and vision. Just think about Waze (acquired by Google), ICQ (acquired by AOL), XIV (IBM), and many other Israeli-made technologies, which now serve users throughout the world.
To provide an even better fit, AcadeME is offered as a “white label” (non-branded) product, so an education institution may custom tailor the system, and incorporate it into a currently existing web presence.
Where will the data reside?
AcadeME runs in the Amazon “cloud” (AWS), and complies with all US regulation covering data privacy.
Who will support US customers and users?
AcadeME provides comprehensive technical support and training at time of installation. In addition, on-going daily support is provided by an experienced professional staff located in our office in Atlanta, GA.
What will be the business model for AcadeME operations in the US? Who pays for the service?
AcadeME serves all parties with the Career Development Comprehensive Solution, including institutions of higher education, students and employers. Once acquired by an institution of higher education – AcadeME is built to support any model of operation and income from any of these parties.
What kinds of Career Development Solutions are available?
Non-tech: Face-to-face counseling, Career fairs, Recruiters’ visits, Mailing lists.
A hiring organization handles most of the activities, as internal processes.
Some-tech: An “in house” system, either within the education institution or the recruiting organization, operated by counselors for the institution or employees of the recruiting organization.
An Institution of Education assumes responsibility for its systems, while every employer manages separately their own sites, job postings and processes. A student is required to conduct multiple searches on disparate sites.
Résumés (and more detailed Curriculum Vitae - CV) are often created, sent and stored in unsearchable formats. The varying scope of information contained in résumés and the diversity of writing styles may differ to the point which prevents comparing between candidates.
Web-tech/Social tech: Jobs sites, Social media.
Responsibility shifts to the student: Posting résumés, connecting with peers and people who may help.
Employers post job openings, and leverage group discussions to identify candidates. While many sites already offer matching capabilities, the extent of both structured and unstructured information presented by candidates is neither reflected nor fully covered by tools available to employers within these sites or social media channels.
High-tech: AcadeME - Career Development Comprehensive Solution.
Administers the entire process from beginning to end – providing full support to all participating parties, managing the application process, arranging meetings and tracking correspondence:
Students and Graduates - Walk-through generating tailored résumés and cover letters; assists in identifying and presenting compelling skills and qualifications; provides connections to social media; utilize smart agents to search, find and filter appropriate jobs based on the student’s defined criteria; manages the application process including tracking of meetings and correspondence.
Employers – Post jobs openings and specify requirements, searches, identifies, filters and provides access to the most appropriate candidates, based on employer’s defined criteria; manages the application process including tracking of meetings and correspondence.
Higher Education Institution - Provides a comprehensive view of the student-community’s interaction with the job market – affording career consultants the ability to offer additional value.
AcadeME provides the future of Career Development Technological Solutions – available today.