ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING ORIENTATION. The Career Center at Towson University 7800 York Road, Suite 206 410-704-2233 http://www.towson.edu/careercenter. Purpose. Welcome to the On-Campus Recruiting Orientation
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ON-CAMPUS RECRUITINGORIENTATION The Career Center at Towson University 7800 York Road, Suite 206 410-704-2233 http://www.towson.edu/careercenter
Purpose • Welcome to the On-Campus Recruiting Orientation • This orientation will provide you with the necessary skills to successfully participate in the on-campus recruitment program whether you are seeking a job or an internship
Make the Commitment • Review and sign the On-Campus Recruiting Agreement (Note: An agreement form must be filed at The Career Center in order to participate in on-campus recruiting) • Fax (410-704-3459), mail or hand deliver the agreement to: Cary Smedley Employer Relations Coordinator The Career Center at Towson University 7800 York Road, Suite 206 Towson, MD 21252 • (Click here to obtain agreement form)
Take the First Step – Create a Hire@TU Account • Login to www.towson.edu/careercenter • Select “Students and Alumni click here” under Hire@TU • If you already have an account, login. (Forgot your username and password? – Call us at 410-704-2233 for assistance). • If you are new to Hire@TU, click“Click here to Register” and follow the instructions
Activate your Hire@TU Account • Complete your Profile including personal data, academics and future plans. • Upload your resume. You may also add a cover letter and related documents. • To allow employers to review your resume: In your profile select “Yes” to “Allow Employers to View Resume and Profile and/or publish your resume in the Resume Book” • Note: You must complete your Profile before you upload your resume and/or search for job and internship opportunities.
The On-Campus Recruiting Season Begins • Fall Semester: October through November. • Spring Semester: March through April. • Be sure to login to Hire@TU or The Career Center website for a list of employers participating in OCR.
Begin Your Search • Click on “Schedules.” • Select “Qualified Schedules” to view jobs. • Select “Future Schedules” and click Search to see a list of all positions and companies participating this semester. • Click on the Schedule ID# to view and apply for positions.
Continue the Search • Review the job description and requirements. • Click “Request Interview” to apply and send your resume. • Application deadline is one week prior to interview date – make sure you apply on time.
Interview Selection Process • Employers “pre-select” students to interview. You must be accepted before you can sign up for an interview slot. • You will be notified of your application status through Hire@TU account following the application deadline date. Click “My Account,” click,“My Activity,” then click “Schedules.”
Application Status – Accepted, Denied, Undecided… • If you are accepted, signup for an interview slot—go to My Account, click on My Activity and click on the Schedules tab. • Under Pre-selection Activity, click the job title, then click on the Sign-up button and follow the instructions. • Sign up as soon as possible to ensure you get the slot you want. • If your application is denied, you did not meet the requirements posted in the job description.
The Interview Process – Prepare Yourself • You should have your resume reviewed before you apply for a full-time job or internship position. • You should participate in a mock interview session at The Career Center prior to your interview. • Call 410-704-2233 to make an appointment.
Interview Strategies • Do your research For example: Visit the company’s Web site to learn as much as you can about the organization before the interview • Review the job description and be able to articulate your knowledge of the company and how your qualifications match the job • Always bring a list of questions to ask.
Dress for Success • Dress for the interview: • For men: suit, tie, no visible body piercing, minimal cologne, polished dress shoes. • For women: pant or skirt suit, moderate make-up, minimal perfume and jewelry, no visible body piercing, closed-toe pumps.
Interview Day • Interviews are held at The Career Center 7800 York Road, Suite 206. • Arrive early (at least 15 minutes). • Make sure you allow time for traffic, parking and the unexpected. • Bring copies of resume, transcripts, references and portfolio (if applicable).
What if You Are Unable to Make an Appointment? • Call The Career Center at 410-704-2233 two days in advance if you need to cancel your interview. • In case of an emergency, call the interview, if possible. • Call Cary Smedley at 410-704-2233 for follow-up instructions. • NOTE: Applicants who do not attend a scheduled interview without proper notice will be removed from the Hire@TU program. • In case of inclement weather – Call TU’s main number at 410-704-2000 or visit the website at http://www.towson.edu for information.
Thank You • Thank you for taking the time to learn about the on-campus recruiting and the interview process. • Please visit The Career Center or call us at 410-704-2233 if you have questions. • We wish you much success in achieving your career goals.