By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~
While searching for jobs can be a source of stress for college students, the Career Development Office (CDO) recently launched the new Hire-A-Muskie website to connect students looking for full- or part-time jobs to employers.
The new site, which went live on March 9 and replaces Xavier’s eRecruiting system, allows students to upload resumes, cover letters and other employment materials such as writing samples and transcripts to a database of information available to potential employers.
Many of these businesses are specifically looking to hire Xavier students and graduates.
“Hire-A-Muskie is different from websites like Indeed.com because you know that these companies and recruiters are specifically looking for talent at Xavier,” April Robles, senior director of External Relations & Marketing in the CDO, said in an email. “We have great students at Xavier that employers love to hire.”
To get started, students should go to the Hire-A-Muskie website at xavier-csm.symplicity.com/students. From there, they can log in with their Xavier username and password to set up their profile, which includes information such as GPA, work experience and career goals.
Resumes and cover letters for specifc positions can be uploaded and managed under the “Documents” tab.
Students can search the posted job openings by clicking the “Jobs” tab. Jobs are searchable by type (e.g. full-time, part-time or internship), by geographic location or by industry. Jobs can be saved and applied for under this directory, and employers have the ability to schedule individual in-person interviews via the site.
The site can also connect to users’ LinkedIn profiles.
Hire-A-Muskie also allows students to schedule advising appointments with CDO career coaches online. The office has drop-in hours from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.