Research Says: Use Career Services to Increase Likelihood of Job Offers

Based on a NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) 2010 Student Survey, there is a strong link between the use of career services and a student’s ability to get a job offer. Here is what the results revealed:
  • The more frequently a senior used career services, the more likely he/she would receive a job offer.
  • The likelihood of getting a job offer increased with the frequency of use (those who used the career center four or more times a semester were more likely to have job offers than those who used it once a semester).
Among those who had used the career center, the most services they were most likely to use were:
  1. Resume writing/reviewing assistance (used by 70.1 percent of those using career services)
  2. Career center job listings (66.2 percent)
  3. Job-search assistance (62.3 percent)
  4. Career counseling (51.3 percent)
  5. Internship assistance (51.2 percent)
Resume writing help was not only the most used service, but also the most highly rated in terms of its helpfulness, followed by practice interview sessions (used only by a handful of users), job listings, and individual career counseling.

Career Development Services can help Auburn University students and alumni with all of these areas and help increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer. Check out our services here!

NACE’s 2010 Student Survey was conducted February 9, 2010, through April 30, 2010. More than 31,470 students representing more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide took part; more than 13,000 of those were graduating seniors. Go to for more information.


John said...

i was having trouble finding a job and i was too ashamed to face people or ask for help. then, i signed up with which links me to a mentor who is working in the industry i want. it was a good experience. i encourage people to find mentors whether at work or elsewhere because it helps

Career Coach said...

Career Development Services provides free coaching to help students learn how to effectively network, conduct informational interviews and take advantage of their Auburn family as potential mentors. We also have a job shadowing program where sponsors are identified in a career area of interest. I would not encourage a student to pay for a mentor service when there are so many free opportunities available.