The summer months are an excellent time to prepare for the coming school year and how your company can connect with high school students.

One of the best ways to do this is by offering Career Profiles in Compass. These detailed career descriptions are matched with high school students based on their interests and skills. Unlike standard job descriptions, Career Profiles are specially designed to work with other features in Compass, including the student‘s profile, to connect students and employers.

Career Profiles share what it’s really like to work in a career at a company. They are a great option for roles that are in high demand, challenging to fill, not well understood, or new.  In addition, they enable employers to develop future workforce by attracting the interest of students while they are still in high school. They also help students learn about potential careers as they’re making decisions about work and college.

Grow your future workforce with these seven unique features of Career Profiles:

1. Written specifically for high school students

Career Profiles are written for high schoolers with engaging descriptions and relatable content. The interesting and exciting aspects of your career and company are the focus. We explain technical items, use an upbeat and welcoming tone, and help high schoolers picture themselves working in this role.

2. Focus on career paths and education

Students are interested in what it takes to enter a career. Career Profiles feature valuable information required skills, training, and education, including preferred college programs, degrees, and schools. We also highlight sponsorships. These are partnerships between employers and students that provide tuition reimbursement in exchange for a work agreement. Finally, Career Profiles map out career paths to enter a role and what’s available to advance your career one you are in.

3. Feature three availability options

Career Profiles feature careers that are available now (the company is hiring for that position now), for information only (with a focus on driving awareness for future workforce), or for careers connected with a sponsorship (tuition reimbursement in exchange for a work agreement.) These options allow you to attract students based on your specific workforce needs.

4. Align with student experiences

We help students understand how the experiences they’re having in high school (classes, activities, hobbies, and interests) relate to potential careers. Career Profiles include this information so students can more easily connect with careers based on what they already enjoy. By matching this information in Compass, we can recommend Career Profiles that may be a good fit for students. Matches are marked in Compass as “best” fit, “great” fit, and “not yet.”

5. Share what current employers were like in high school

We gather the high school experience information above by visiting with current employees about what they were like when younger. This unique angle to Career Profiles helps students really envision themselves in that role.

6. Connect with work-based learning

Work-based learning (WBL) and Career Profiles work together in Compass. We encourage employers to create Career Profiles first and then build WBL opportunities that support those roles. The WBL opportunities will drive student interest, experience, and engagement in that career. For example, a student could participate in an accounting internship at your company and have an amazing experience. Thanks to that WBL and other experiences, they may decide to pursue accounting and ultimately apply for your accountant Career Profile sponsorship.

7. Written by our professional team

You can create your own Career Profiles in Compass or hire our writer to complete the profiles for you. The online entry form in Compass is easy to use and we provide an additional template with best practices, sample copy, and recommendations. If you hire Golden Path for the Profile, we conduct an in-depth interview of your employees currently in the role and really get into the specifics of the career. We handle all of the writing, post the Profile in Compass, and provide you with a full report for reference.

One of the best aspects of a Career Profile is that it helps students understand what makes your company and career unique. Unlike other career exploration tools, we’re not featuring a generic career. We’re highlighting a specific career at your company and everything that makes your organization and career distinct.

Contact us for a demo or an example of a Career Profile. Let’s start helping students understand the great opportunities you offer at your organization!