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Job Board FAQs
Logging InHow can I get access to the upgraded system? I am having trouble logging in to the alumni site. What should I do? Do I still need the login and password that was created for the Experienced Hire Talent Portal (online resume database)? Can I still access the Experienced Hire Talent Portal?
Creating a Profile for the Resume DatabaseI created a profile using the Experienced Hire Talent Portal (EHTP) resume database already. Will I need to create another one? Do I need to upload a resume and complete the profile in order to view the Job Board? What if I am not engaged in a job search and do not wish to make my profile viewable to any external parties (i.e. corporate and executive recruiters)? I am looking for a job while I still have a job. How can I make sure that my current employer does not see my profile in the system? Can you please explain the different settings? Active vs Inactive. Confidential vs Not Confidential. Can I be listed as Active and Confidential?
Resumes and Cover LettersHow many different versions of my resume and cover letter may I upload? If I upload my resume, will it be accessible to recruiters? What is a Professional Summary? How can I be sure that my track changes (edits) are not visible once my resume or cover letter is uploaded?
Job PostingsWhat is a Hot List? What is the Applications Tab? How do I have new job postings emailed to me?
How can I get access to the upgraded system?
When you log into the alumni website using your alumni lifetime user ID (i.e. JDoe99) and password, you will automatically have access to the Job Board. After logging in, please select the Jobs & Careers tab and then select the Job Search link on the left margin.Back to top
I am having trouble logging in to the alumni site. What should I do?
If you are having trouble logging in, you may need to close and restart your browser. If you are still having trouble, please contact Alumni Relations at 212-854-8815 or email@example.com.Back to top
Do I still need the login and password that was created for the Experienced Hire Talent Portal (online resume database)?
No. You will only need your alumni lifetime user ID and password.Back to top
Can I still access the Experienced Hire Talent Portal?
Yes. The Job Board and the Experienced Hire Talent Portal have merged for easier use and document management.Back to top
I created a profile using the Experienced Hire Talent Portal (EHTP) resume database already. Will I need to create another one?
No. Essentially, the new Job Board was added to the EHTP. So, all of the information and settings that were initially created are still there.Back to top
Do I need to upload a resume and complete the profile in order to view the Job Board?
No. The option to create a profile is up to you. If you choose to create a profile and upload a resume, this information will be marketed to recruiters who may not wish to post a position, but who wish to look for candidates who meet the criteria for available positions. It is strongly encouraged that you complete the profile if you are open to new opportunities.￼￼ Back to top
What if I am not engaged in a job search and do not wish to make my profile viewable to any external parties (i.e. corporate and executive recruiters)?
If you do not want executive recruiters to review your profile and/or resume, then answer “no” to the “Executive Recruiter Search Firm Access” question in your detailed profile. If you want neither corporate recruiters nor executive search firms to view your resume, please change your account status to Inactive. The account status box is located under the My Profile tab under Detailed Profile heading.Back to top
I am looking for a job while I still have a job. How can I make sure that my current employer does not see my profile in the system?
In order to make sure that your current employer does not see your profile while using the resume database, your current setting must be Confidential. The box to select Confidentiality is located on the My Profile tab. When your status is confidential, recruiters will not be able to see your name, contact information or resume/CV. They will only be able to view your Professional Summary which should not contain information that easily identifies you.Back to top
Can you please explain the different settings? Active vs Inactive. Confidential vs Not Confidential.
The Active setting means that you are open to having your resume shared with recruiters. Inactive means that you are not. A Confidential setting means that you do not want your name, contact information and resume shared. Under a Confidential setting, you will need to create a Professional Summary, if you wish to be considered for career opportunities.Back to top
Can I be listed as Active and Confidential?
Yes, if you are looking for a job while you still have one and you do not want to risk your current employer viewing your profile, your settings should be Active and Confidential. Sample setting options and outcomes include:
|Active||Not Confidential||Recruiters will be able to see your name, contact information, and resume. Executive search firms will see all of the above if you have selected this option in your detailed profile.|
|Active||Confidential||Recruiters will not be able to see your name, profile or resume. They will only be able to view your Professional Summary. Executive search firms will be able to review your professional summary if have selected this option in your detailed profile.|
|Inactive||Not Confidential||Recruiters will not be able to see your name, profile or resume.|
|Inactive||Confidential||Recruiters will not be able to see your name, profile or resume.|
How many different versions of my resume and cover letter may I upload?
You may upload up to 99 different versions of your resume and cover letter. The document title will not be seen by recruiters. So, be very specific in order to reduce the risk of misdirected documents.Back to top
If I upload my resume, will it be accessible to recruiters?
Your resume will only be accessible to recruiters if your account status is set to Active. Your active (visible) resume will have a gold star next to it.Back to top
What is a Professional Summary?
A Professional Summary is effectively a biography that summarizes your skills and experiences. It can be used in place of a resume. A Professional Summary is helpful if you do not wish to mention your current employer. You may create a Professional Summary during the candidate registration process when you first access the system.Back to top
How can I be sure that my track changes (edits) are not visible once my resume or cover letter is uploaded?
Once you upload your resume in to the new system, you have the option of viewing the document. Simply select the binoculars icon in the Resume Manager box to see what recruiters will see when reviewing your resume.Back to top
What is a Hot List?
The Hot List function in the upgraded Job Board is a compilation of jobs that you have selected from previous searches. These jobs will appear on the Hot List each time you log- in to your account for future action or reference.Back to top
What is the Applications Tab?
There are now two ways to apply for positions – through the Job Board or directly to the employer. Each employer has a different application requirement. If you are directed to submit your application through the Job Board, the upgraded system will keep track of these submissions. Applications that are submitted through company websites or through recruiter email addresses cannot be tracked on the Job Board.Back to top
How do I have new job postings emailed to me?
You can have new jobs emailed to you by creating an Email Search Agent. After you save your search criteria, you will have the option of creating an email search agent that uses the same criteria. When you create the search agent, you can also select daily, weekly or monthly email notifications of new job postings that match your criteria.Back to top
Calendar of Events
- Executive Search Panel and Cocktails
- Mar 12 2014 06:30PM
- Webinar: Creating Positive Perceptions in the New Job
- Mar 17 2014 12:00PM
- Women's Week Webinar: Managing Your Career Through Maternity
- Mar 26 2014 12:00PM
- Women's Week Webinar: Peak Experiences with Claire Steichen
- Mar 28 2014 12:00PM
- Webinar: Bridge Jobs
- Mar 31 2014 07:00PM
- Careers in Franchise Ownership Workshop
- Apr 02 2014 04:00PM
Alumni Events 2014: Mark Your Calendars
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Annual Dinner 2014
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Pan-Asian Reunion 2014
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