Ohio Business College Can Help Find the Perfect Employee!
By Matt KraftySeptember 21, 2011
With unemployment at a record high and competition for jobs more fierce than ever, it can be difficult, time-consuming, and costly to evaluate hundreds of resumes merely to fill one position. Tarina Oglesby, Career Services Director at Ohio Business College in Sandusky, would very much like to simplify the whole hiring process by matching a motivated, qualified OBC graduate with the perfect job opening. Why waste time prescreening applicants when Ohio Business College can do it for you?
As the Career Services Director at Ohio Business College, Tarina Oglesby is responsible for working with students to find that job they’ve always wanted, while also working with local businesses to find that ideal employee. She goes to great lengths to accomplish these goals, including prepping students on interviewing skills, professionalism, and dress, as well as working with employers to pinpoint exactly what they want in an employee.
The first step after being contacted by a prospective employer is to find out everything about the position, Tarina explained. “I get as many details as I can about the job,” she said, “and then I go through all of my graduates and students and match up their skills to what the job requires.” Details about a job are incredibly vital, she pointed out, so that the employer can find the right fit the first time around. Although she moves quickly, Tarina is also very thorough in selecting resumes that match exactly what a business is seeking. “In a matter of a day or two,” she promised, “I will send four or five (or more if needed) qualified applicants that are fine with the pay, fine with the hours, fine with the dress.” Having applicants prescreened by Tarina means never having to lose a great interviewee because they didn’t fully understand the job benefits and duties. She will even check attendance records and speak to instructors to ensure that employers receive only the most motivated and responsible applicants.
Once Tarina fully understands the qualifications and responsibilities of a position, she can begin selecting students who closely fit the desired profile. Students need to have not only the required knowledge and skills for a position, but also the office etiquette and demeanor that the employer wants. In fact, preparing students for success and seeing them accomplish their goals is what keeps Tarina working so hard. “I think what’s rewarding for me is that a lot of our students have had no professional experience at all, and yet they end up getting some jobs in offices, as office managers, accounting clerks…I think it’s not just the education (that is important) but it’s the professionalism that we teach.” She also acknowledged that preparing students for interviews and teaching them how to present themselves is as important as any of her responsibilities, even taking students to get haircuts when necessary.
Amy Capino of Cintas recently contacted Tarina for help filling a position, and she couldn’t be more pleased. Capino explained that she was overwhelmed with applications and dealing with Ohio Business College made the entire process much less of a headache. “I got over 130 resumes when I posted the job and I was really looking for someone with the right skills,” she recalled. She decided to call Tarina in Career Services to find someone with the right qualifications, and found that “going through the college weeded out a lot of the resumes, which saved a lot of time.” Capino said that working with Ohio Business College to find a great fit for Cintas was easy and painless, and Tarina’s attention to detail made all of the difference.
All in all, Capino said that she and Cintas are pleased with the service that Tarina provided. “We’re definitely happy,” she explained, “especially because our company has a very meticulous hiring process, so we really look for that right partner and that good fit for our company.” Capino said that she was impressed with the overall quality of the OBC students, as well. “I think the quality of students that you’re going to get (is high) - they learn professionalism and all of the up-to-date computer skills necessary in the business market, so you get the whole package from the college.”
When the time comes for hiring motivated, professional employees to fill that crucial job opening, let Tarina Oglesby and Ohio Business College do the work. Call Tarina today at (419) 627-8345 ext. 2225, or visit OhioBusinessCollege.edu for more information about the different degrees, diplomas, and classes that OBC offers. Ohio Business College is located at 5202 Timber Commons Dr. in Sandusky.
Follow OBC Sandusky