Presentation on theme: "HIRE-A-HAWK INSTRUCTIONS Updated September 2012. WHAT IS HIRE-A-HAWK USED FOR? Hire-a-Hawk is the online job and internship board used by the university."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS HIRE-A-HAWK USED FOR? Hire-a-Hawk is the online job and internship board used by the university. It allows you to post your resumé for employers to view. It also allows employers to post jobs and internships, which you can apply for if you qualify. On-campus interviewing is managed through the Hire- a-Hawk system, so you definitely want to establish a profile and submit your resumé! Note that your resumé will be reviewed before being accepted. Note also that Hire-a-Hawk is only one way to find a job, co- op or internship....you should use multiple sources. Hire-a-Hawk
SIGNING UP TO USE HIRE-A-HAWK There is no fee for students to use Hire-a-Hawk Login to your account through ISIS/Student Records/Documents and Reports/Career Services (www.HireAHawk.com). Select Log In under the Current Users tab (even if you have never registered for Hire-a-Hawk). The first time you do this, you will need to update information in your profile before the system will allow you to move forward. Update both your current Personal and Academic Profile under the Profile & Experiences tab. This information will help to show you which positions you qualify for.
RESUMÉ UPLOAD Upload the current version of your resumé under the Documents heading. This will need to be approved by the career center, so give yourself a couple of days before any submission deadlines. You can also add your approved resumé to an opt-in resumé book, in which employers search through a number of resumés quickly. The following link is a good resource for resumé revision on your own: http://www.careers.uiowa.edu/students/resumeprep.html http://www.careers.uiowa.edu/students/resumeprep.html For extra resumé help, the Pomerantz Career Center has walk in hours on Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Or call (319) 335-1023 to schedule an appointment. The career center website also has many tips on interviewing, and cover letter and thank you letter writing.
SEARCHING AND APPLYING FOR POSITIONS After you’ve updated your profile and have your resumé approved, hold your curser over Jobs & Interviews on the task bar across the top of the home page, and click HireaHawk Jobs & Interviews. Here you can enter details about the type of position you’re searching for. It is helpful to use either actuarial or actuary in the keywords box. Using the advanced search setting, you can choose to eliminate positions seeking applicants in all majors, as any actuarial position would only contain the majors actuarial science, statistics, or mathematics. Once you find positions your qualify for and would like to apply to, submit your resumé by the deadline posted.
REGISTERING FOR YOUR INTERVIEW The recruiters will sort through which students they would like to consider, and you will be notified if you are chosen for an interview. Once you are notified, you will be given the date you can start scheduling your interview. Keep in mind there are only a few slots available, so the interview times are on first come/first serve basis. You can find a record of interviews requested and interviews you’ve been accepted for under the heading My Interviews. You can find tips on interviewing on the Pomerantz Career Center website at http://www.careers.uiowa.edu/guide.html#interviewinghttp://www.careers.uiowa.edu/guide.html#interviewing
OTHER TOOLS There are many other useful tools you can use on the Hire-a-Hawk website. Be sure to browse around! The career center also organizes employers to come in to do mock interviews. Note that these interviews fill up FAST. These can be a great resource to overcome that initial fear of interviewing - UTILIZE IT! Explore upcoming mock interviews by typing mock interview into the keyword box on the HireaHawk Jobs & Interviews tab.
EXTRA HELP If you’d like extra help figuring out Hire-a-Hawk, Andrew and Kaleigh (Co-Presidents of the Actuarial Science Club) will be available in 350 SH on September 10 th and 11 th. Our desk is located in the back corner of the office near the windows. Andrew: Monday, September 10 th 9:30 am - 11:30 am Kaleigh: Tuesday, September 11 th 11:30 am -1:30 pm As always, if you have any questions you can reach by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com