ATTENTION STUDENTS AND ALUMNI:
PAPER CREDENTIAL FILES TO BE DESTROYED
A message from Career Development Center:
To better reflect the philosophy of Career Development Center in supporting students in managing their own professional careers, Effective July 1, 2012, The Western Illinois University Career Development Center Office will no longer mail or fax student/alumni credential files to potential employers. It is our intent to destroy all paper files. More and more, employers wish to have the application process done electronically rather than in the traditional “snail-mail” method. This process is in keeping with cost-cutting effectiveness and ecological responsibility.
We encourage all students/alumni to register with our on-line system, eRecruiting. This system is designed as a resume posting and job searching entity. In order for your documents to be viewed by employers YOU MUST REGISTER WITH eRecruiting. Once you have accessed the eRecruiting link, scroll down to the “Create an Account” link to begin the process. The token password is, “Rocky”. You must register yourself. If you are having difficulty registering, please contact the office at 309-298-1838.
Once registered, you will be able to establish an electronic file that will take the place of the current paper file. You will also be able to view jobs that have been posted by employers and be able to conduct a targeted job search.
Your file will consist of a Student Profile (degree (s), major, career preferences, desired industry, desired job function, etc.), and your own personal resume (which YOU will upload into the system).
Once registered, you should periodically check the file to see who (employers) has viewed your file and when they viewed the file. You will be able to initiate contact with the employers that have viewed your file.
Your “transcript” (your official academic record) is not being destroyed; it is on file in the WIU Registrar’s Office. (309-298-1891)
Confidential letters of reference cannot be scanned into the eRecruiting system.
If you are applying to graduate or professional schools, “student-self-managed” files is the method of choice for application.
Your original “student teaching evaluations” are not being destroyed; they are on file in the WIU Department of Education. (309-298-1960 or 309-298-1961)
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.