Category Archives: fall recruitment

Job postings: Good vs. Great (2 of 2)

You may recall this posting that first introduced the topic of good vs. great job postings. It’s time to dive a little deeper…
  • Be up front about key information. I know that there are times when it is in the poster’s best interest to leave out the name of the employer (confidential searches, third-party recruiters, etc.) but for the majority of posts, it is best to fill in every space on the form. Waiting to hear if the position is in the LA or the Dallas office?  Don’t put “nationwide.” Wait until you find out before you put the post up.
  • Know the difference between “job function” and “industry.” For example, if a circus is hiring a web developer, the job function is “Web Development,” while the industry is entertainment. Answering this question properly will help ensure that students searching the database are finding you.
  • For salary level, putting “Paid Internship” or “DOE” isn’t technically wrong, but including “$14-16/hour” is much more helpful. It’s also a possible way to save some time in the long run, as student can self-select in or out of a search based on pay.
  • Let the details sell the position. For example, instead of just listing duties as “General Reception responsibilities,” let them know that “a typically day may include greeting clients, calendaring, research and front office support”
  • Has your organization received any awards?  Has someone on the team been featured in the media lately?  Include some recent accolades. Just be sure these kinds of details don’t overwhelm the rest of the information, as it should supplement, not dominate. Something like, “Our organization, which was just listed as the Top Company at Writing Job Postings on Dena Ogden’s LiveFromOC blog, is hiring for a front office assistant. Duties include…”

Please don’t be shy if you have questions. Most universities employ at least one person like me, who is available to help employers recruit students. We WANT you to hire our students, and we’d like to make the process as smooth as possible.

If the above info doesn’t get you excited to hire students, perhaps these photos will…I took these last week, right before and during our Work Study and On-Campus Employment Fair, a small event (yes, this is small for us) that we host during Welcome Week. As you can see, students are back on campus and looking for work!

Before

During

During (another angle)

 
 
-DBO
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BIG day in our corner of Orange County!

Hi all!

Happy Almost-Fourth-of-July!  I hope everyone enjoys their time off! On a personal note, I always love this holiday since my birthday falls shortly after it…so on top of the patriotism and good times with fireworks, it’s always full of pleasant, nostalgic memories.

Okay, here is the big news: Here at the UCI Career Center,  we’re heading into the weekend with a bang, since FALL RECRUITMENT REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  This is a BIG DEAL, so I’m using CAPS LOCK!  Some of these images will look familiar to employers on our email list, but for those who aren’t, here are the updates:

 

I realize we may not all know what OCI is, but we’re about to!  It stands for On-Campus Interviewing. In other words, employers are able to set up in the Career Center for a designated period of time to interview students for jobs or internships. Sweet deal, right?  I think so!  If you agree, let me know and we’ll see if we can get something set up for you.

As always, don’t be shy if there are any questions!

Side note: Thanks to the fabulous Joanne for sharing her snazzy design work.

-DBO