Monthly Archives: May 2012

Springing into Summer…

Hi everyone!

A few updates for this week…

1)      Thank you for a full year of readership and support! We’ve reached our first anniversary, and we thank you for that.

2)      As many of you may know, summer is a time that much planning and prep work happens in higher ed. With only a few short weeks left in the academic year, you’ll see that Employer Relating will be much quieter during these months as we wind down from the 2011-2012 academic year and prepare for 2012-2013. In the meantime, you can still find us on Twitter (@EmployrRelating), you can find many answers here in the archives, or you can reach us in the traditional ways, like phone and email. Staff contact info is here.

3)      Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

All the best,

Dena & the UCI Career Center team

Why doesn’t my job posting go up automatically? (FAQs 9.1 & 9.2)

Today’s FAQ is broken down into two parts that address the umbrella question, Why doesn’t my job posting go up automatically? Without further ado…

FAQ 9.1 : Why does it take a few hours and/or a few days for my posting to go up?

Answer:  Good question! When you submit your posting, it’s actually added to a queue that includes all of the other pending positions awaiting approval on our end. Depending on the day and our staff availability, that queue may have just a handful of postings in it, or it may have 100+ postings in it. And while we try to move them as quickly as possible (many are cleared within hours of posting), on occasion there is heavy traffic on ZotLink, or other internal Career Center demands (events, university holidays, etc.) that may contribute to a delay of a few business days. When this happens, we’ll often pull additional team members off their duties and ask for their help with approving jobs, to ensure that your position is posted as quickly as possible.

FAQ 9.2: Well, why do I/my job postings even have to go through an approval process before I can use ZotLink?

Answer: It’s in our students’ best interest for us to screen and verify employers and the opportunities they present. We do our best to ensure that each employer registration is legitimate, and that each posting meets our qualifications. By giving us the time to do that, we can trust that you agree our mission to make our students’ needs a priority. 

Hopefully this sheds some light on things! 

Until next time,
DBO

Spring event wrap-up

Whew! It’s been a whirlwind here for the past few weeks. I finally wanted to take some time and share pictures from our recent Health Professions Graduate School Fair, and from last week’s Spring Career Fair.

The basics, to help students navigate

A tiny sample of our Marketing Team’s extensive efforts

Concert? Sporting event? One of our UCI Dance Teams? Nope, it’s the Health Professions Graduate School Fair!

View from the inside of the Health Profesions Graduate School Fair

The calm before the storm of the Career Fair

Career Fair check-in (note the photo booth in the back, which offers free professional headshots for LinkedIn profiles)

Career Fair, in action – so many good conversations happening that no one could stop to pose!

Coming up, we’ll be sharing some data about the population of students that attended the fairs this year. Stay tuned!