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Welcome to Our FAQ

This is the Applicant section of our FAQ. The following questions will help you understand what makes us special and unique, as well as help navigate any intricacies of the website. What makes ScholarlyHires.com unique for applicants? What types of accounts are available for applicants? Does everyone need an account? How can I create an account? How do I create a profile? Can I modify it? How do I duplicate a profile? How do I log in? How do I search on the jobs database? Will any jobs show as confidential or private? How do I apply to a job? How much does ScholarlyHires.com cost? How do I track activity? Will you send jobs to me, using a search agent or alerts? Do you prioritize or feature jobs or applicants? What if I lose my Username or Password? Am I able to change the email associated with my account? What is the 20 minute timeout? What if I have more questions, or need to reach you?

What makes ScholarlyHires.com unique for applicants? Even though you don't pay our fees, we place your needs at an equal level with those of the Universities that pay us. There are no site distractions, no pop-up ads, and you can link to anywhere on the site with one or two clicks, no matter where you are. We have applied the best of (and avoided the worst of) other career websites, both in and out of the Higher Education industry, to bring you a "pleasurable" and simplified job search experience. Our goal is to save you significant time, as well as help you to stand out above your peers. While the site is very clean and user friendly, using 21st century technology, what really makes it great is how our keyword-based job search engine functions at a much higher level than any other; it leaves no margin for error with a WYSIWYG concept, rather than a Google concept, of search. You are in control. What types of accounts are available for applicants? There is only one type of account ­ All Access. You can Create a profile (Public for all to view or Private and Confidential), Search on opportunities, Apply to positions and Track your submissions. Does everyone need an account? You should have an account, and each account has a unique User Name. You are able to browse available jobs without logging in to an account, but you cannot do a detailed search or apply to them without a profile. It should take you less than two minutes to create an account. How can I create an account? Simply click `Sign-up' and you will be taken to a two-part sign-up process. The second part of the process will ask you what type of profile you want to create: Administrative, Executive, Faculty or PostDoc. This is important because that profile will be the only one you can use to duplicate and create other profiles. In all, you will be able to create all four types of profiles, although it is unlikely you would have the need for all four. How do I create a profile? Can I modify it? Your first profile populates automatically when you first sign up and you can edit it at any time ­ don't forget to hit SAVE. Make sure you finish most of the first profile before you duplicate (see below) the information to another profile type; this will save you lots of time. It is important to fill in as many fields as possible, in order to show up best in searches. Make sure that you decide whether to post your profile(s) publicly or confidentially ­ the default is confidential (Private). Fields with ' * ` are required to be filled in when first saving a profile. Text boxes that are in blue are required to be filled in so as to submit an application using `Apply Now'. How do I duplicate a profile? One of our great attributes is that you can copy most of the common parts of your initial profile to another of the other profile types with only two clicks. Note that you can tell which profiles are active because the links on the left are darker. To duplicate your initial profile to another, simply click on the appropriate new profile on the left and it will ask you to confirm the duplication. Click again and you have a duplicate profile in a new employment type. Make sure that you check and edit all fields, because certain fields (such as the available categories) are only available with certain types of positions and will not duplicate.

How do I log in? Click on `Login' in the upper right corner of the front page of the website. When you log in you will need to use your unique User Name created when you first signed up, rather than your email address. Don't forget that name! How do I search on the jobs database? When you are logged in you can search from the dashboard. Also, when you are on the front page of the site you can also click on any of the four check boxes under "I am an applicant seeking a(n):", which will take you to the login screen; upon logging in, you will be redirected to the search. The search has two levels; the first hones in on some generic features of the position you are seeking (level, salary, location, etc.). Once you have determined those, you then can further search on all potential openings by screening the 50-character keyword phrases they have used to define the position. There is no guessing; all phrases (up to ten per school) will populate your search. Choose any and all that apply to your opening. You may save your search criteria for further use. Will any jobs show as confidential or private? No ­ We do not believe that you can confidentially apply to an opening if it is possible that it might be your employer. We go to great lengths to ensure your confidentiality during the process, which is one of the reasons we have you list your current university (if applicable) so that we can prevent you from showing up in any search results from your own school. How do I apply to a job posting? First create a full profile; everything in the blue text boxes is required to apply. Either browse or search for positions. When you find a position, click the `apply now' button. It is that simple. There are three types of apply mechanisms which the school can choose from. They can either receive information sent by you via postal mail, through a direct link to the university's job website, or we can create an application PDF on your behalf and email it to the school. The application we send will include an editable cover letter in the body of your email, your applicant profile, including the required number of reference names (up to five), your CV, an optional picture and any writing samples you upload. Any large digital files (music or art), should be mailed to the school as per their instructions. How much does ScholarlyHires.com cost? It is free to applicants. How do I track activity? We keep it very simple. Your dashboard will keep track of all schools you have applied to, as well as any institutions that are interested in pursuing your background (if your profile is private).

Will you send jobs to me, using a search agent or alerts? We have tested many of the so-called agents and alerts that various competitors promote. In general, they are either extremely limiting or extremely vague in the types of positions they show. Instead, what we are going to do is send you weekly links to what you have selected among the four main types of positions (Administration, Executive, Faculty and Post-Docs), and within three clicks you can have a list of prospective openings to choose from, most recent first. We prefer to offer broader choices to drill down with. While you are on the site, feel free to re-execute your saved searches from the job search tool to find any other opportunities. Do you prioritize or feature jobs or applicants? No ­ everyone and every job are equal. There is no proof that prioritizing gives better hiring results. The qualified candidate will easily find the right job openings with our system; that's the bottom line! What if I lose my Username or Password? We have a very simple procedure for you to follow. All you have to do is click `Login' and then `Forgot Username or Password.' Just make sure that no one else has access to your email address. Am I able to change the email associated with my account? Yes. You can change either the email, or your password, simply by clicking on the `User Information' link in your dashboard. Make sure you save the data. What is the 20 minute timeout? For security reasons, if you walk away from your computer in the middle of a work process, we will log you out of our system after 20 minutes of inactivity. Unsaved data will be lost. What if I have more questions, or need to reach you? Feel free to contact us at either of the following: Email: [email protected] Phone: (513) 588-8090

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