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CareerConnect Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I log-in to CareerConnect?

  1. Log-in using your Longwood email address as your username and your L number as your password and go to step 7. 
    If logging in using your Longwood email address and L number doesn't work, you will need to register for a new account (far right of screen).

  2. The following message will appear on your screen:  "Your registration has been submitted.  You will receive a verification email shortly.  Please follow the instructions in that message to complete your registration."

  3. You will receive an email from career@longwood.edu asking you to confirm your email address.  Follow the link and instructions.

  4. The following message will appear on your web screen:  "Your email has been confirmed.  Click here to continue..."  DO NOT CLICK; wait for email (see step 6)

  5. Another email will appear in your IN Box.  Log-in to the website listed, using the username and password provided in the email.

  6. You will be directed to the HOME Page where you will see announcements, quick links, alerts, and a calendar.

  7. Optional:  To reset your password, go to PROFILE tab, (Password/Preferences tab), enter your old password (L number), enter your new password twice, and click SAVE.

  8. Under the PROFILE tab, you will need to enter Personal Information, Current Address, Permanent Address, Academic Information, and Privacy Settings before being able to proceed.

 
How do I search for Jobs & Internships on CareerConnect?

There are two main ways to search for Jobs and Internships on CareerConnect: Jobs & Internships or Employers Tab.

I don't know of any particular company that I want to work for so I just want to search all openings. Can I do that?

Yes. To view jobs and internships (favorites, advanced search, search agents, applications, job leads) click on the JOBS & INTERNSHIPS tab. You will see a listing of opportunities by title, employer, location, position type, posted dates, and deadline date.

  1. OPTIONAL: You can narrow your search options by using the drop down menus provided.

    1. The first drop down menu called "Show Me" has a list of predetermined categories to sort the jobs and internships such as "All Jobs & Internships," "All Job Listings," or "Career Fair Postings."

    2. The second drop down menu called "Position Type" allows you to search for the type of position the company is offering. For example, Full Time, Internship, Volunteer, etc. To search for on-campus jobs, see information in the box below.

    3.  The third drop down menu called "Job Function" allows you to search options that fit the duties that would be performed on the job. For example, if you wanted to be in the health field you would search job functions like Nursing, Emergency Technician, etc.

    4. The last drop down menu called "Industry" allows you to search in broader terms than the Job Function menu.

    5. The Keywords box allows you to search by typing in your own words. A good tip for this option would be to type in your major or concentration.

  2. When you are on the Jobs & Internships tab, you can also view the Favorites tab which allows you to save jobs that interest you to view at a later date or for quick reference in the future.

    1. In order to make a job a "Favorite," simply click "Add Favorite" under the Options column when looking in the list view of jobs/internships.

To search for ON-CAMPUS JOBS click on the JOBS & INTERNSHIPS tab. Use the second drop down menu called "Position Type" to search for available positions. Select LONGWOOD WORK STUDY (these are jobs open to all students no matter their financial status) and/or FEDERAL WORK STUDY (if you have been granted a federal work study allocation through your financial aid). This will bring up a list of open positions on campus. To apply for an on-campus position, complete the Student Employment Data Sheet and turn it into the department where the position is located.

I know who I want to work for and I want to search for a job by the specific company's name. How do I do that?

To view employers (overview and available positions), click on the EMPLOYERS tab. You will see a listing of employer names and websites.

  1. From the Homepage of CareerConnect, click the Employers tab. This tab will allow you to search for jobs and internships by the specific company's name.

    1. The Employer Tab will allow you to search by industry (described above) or keywords (described above.) There is also an option to only view employers that are planning on visiting the Longwood campus. Again, you can just scroll through all the company names.

    2. There is also a Favorite Employer tab which works the same as the Jobs & Internships Favorites. However, this saves the company information instead of the job information.

Either way you search, once you have found a position or company that you want to view, click the name of the company (underlined). There are two tabs for information about the company and positions available. The Overview tab will provide you with contact information about the employer like address, phone number, email, company website, etc. The second tab, titled Available Positions will display the positions that the employer is seeking currently. By clicking on the specific position listed, you can find more detailed information regarding the job duties or instructions on how to apply. 


I don't have time to check CareerConnect daily. Is there a service that will email me when jobs I qualify for are available?

Yes. In CareerConnect you are able to create Search Agents; essentially, you can assign specific parameters (e.g.; industry, geographical location, type of position, etc.) and when opportunities are posted that meet those parameters, an email notification will automatically be sent to you. To set up your Search Agents, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your CareerConnect account and select "Jobs & Internships" from the Toolbar at the top of the page.

  2. This will bring you to the Job Listing page. Go to the "Advanced Search" tab (3rd tab over).

  3. To save a search as a "Search Agent" click on the box next to "Save As" and you can name that particular Search Agent (e.g., Accounting Internships in Virginia)

  4. Fill in the rest of the fields, per your preferences, and then click on "Submit."

  5. Then, go to the "Search Agents" tab where your new Search Agent should appear.

  6. You can then click on Schedule and input how often you would like the system to run your search agent/notify you of new postings.


Can I post my resume on CareerConnect?

Yes. If you don't have a resume or cover letter prepared, we recommend that you attend a Resume and Cover Letter Building workshop in the Academic & Career Advising Center. Click here for a list of workshops.

  1. From the CareerConnect homepage, click the Documents tab. The "Documents' sub-tab will allow you to upload your resume document from your computer. It will automatically convert it to a .pdf file if it is not already in one.

    1. To add a file, click on "Add New." The system will ask for some information about the document that you want to upload.

    2. The first is a Label which can be whatever you want to call your document. Remember to name it something professional if you want to use some of the options where employers will have access to them.

    3. You will then need to select what type of document you are uploading like resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, writing sample, or other documents.

    4. Next, use the browse option to find the document that you want to upload.

    5. Finally, click Submit. Remember not to close your browser which the document is converting. When the system is complete, "Ready" will appear in the Status column.

Note: You can always delete a document by simply clicking the delete icon in the Options Column from the Documents page.


Can I submit resumes directly to employers through CareerConnect?

Yes. CareerConnect allows students to submit their resumes to employers with ease.

  1. After you find a position with an employer that interests you, you should send your resume to them directly through CareerConnect. You should already have a resume uploaded into the CareerConnect system. If not; follow the instructions above on "How to Post a Resume."

  2. On the company page that describes the position in greater detail, there should be a Status Notice titled "Application Status" in the upper right hand corner. In this box, CareerConnect tells you whether you meet the qualifications and requirements for the position. If you do not meet the qualifications and requirements for the position, the system will tell you specifically why. For example, if you are graduating too late for their job opening.

  3. If you do meet the criteria for the position, there will be a drop down menu available to select which resume you want to submit from a list of ones that you have uploaded to CareerConnect. Choose the one that you want to send the employer and click "Submit." Your resume will be sent for viewing by that employer.


I have been selected by a company to interview with them while they are here on campus. How do I sign up for the interview?

Some employers like to interview students on campus usually in the Academic & Career Advising Center. If an employer participates in this program, they will be listed in CareerConnect as a "Pre-Select" company. This can be seen in the far right column when performing a job search.

  1. After submitting your resume, the employer can choose who they want to interview while they are here. Once the company has chosen to participate and interview you, your status with that company will change from "Pending" to "Invited." An alert will also appear on your homepage that says "You may sign up for 1 Interview."

  2. There are 2 ways to get to the Interview screen.

    1. Click on the alert that reads "You may sign up for 1 Interview." This will automatically bring you to the "Interview Requests."

    2. OR click on the "Interviews" tab on the top of the screen and then select "Interview Requests."

  3. On the Interview Requests page, it will list the position, employer, status (which should say "Invited"), when the sign ups begin and end, the documents you should have submitted and options. Under the options column, click the box named "Schedule Interviews."

  4. The next page will provide you with a drop down menu in order to choose an interview date. These dates are predetermined by the company. Click on the day that you would like to interview. There will also be a list of times to choose from. Click the appropriate time slot for your schedule. At the bottom of this section, it will also list the documents that you submitted to the employer previously.

  5. Click "Submit." The Interview Requests page will then become blank and state that there are "no records found." The interview has now been moved to the tab titled "Scheduled Interviews."

  6. Click on the "Scheduled Interviews" tab. This page provides you with the interview date, position, employer, interview time, and documents that you have submitted; however, there are 3 new options. The first is "Review" which allows you to view more information about the position and employer.  At the far right side of the screen, there are two options: "Reschedule" and "Cancel."

    1. To reschedule an interview, simply click "Reschedule." The next page displays the time slot that you currently hold. Click on the new time slot that you want and click "Submit" again. It will then take you back to the Scheduled Interviews page and should display your new interview time and date.

    2. To cancel an interview, click on "Cancel." A pop-up will appear to make sure that you want to cancel the interview. Click on "Yes." This will remove the interview from your interview tab completely.


How do I sign up for Workshops & Events hosted by the Academic & Career Advising Center?

  1.  From the CareerConnect homepage, click the Events tab. This page will have three tabs: Career Fairs, Information Sessions, and Workshops.

  2. Click the Workshops tab. This page will allow you to scroll through all the workshops for the Academic & Career Advising Center on the following topics: Job & Internship Search Strategies/CareerConnect, Cover Letter & Resume Writing, Job & Internship Fair Orientation, Interviewing Skills, and Graduate & Professional School Admissions. These workshops are offered on a regular basis throughout the semester. You can also register for our special workshops which include: Professional Dining Etiquette Dinner, Diversity Career Day (held in Charlottesville, VA), and the Internship Panel. Note that you can also choose a workshop by searching with a time preference or keywords.

  3. When you find a workshop that you want to attend, click the underlined title of the workshop on the left hand side of the screen. On the next screen, click the "RSVP" button. The screen will return to the previous one but there will be a green check in the RSVP column which shows that you are registered for that event.

  4. If you have accidentally clicked RSVP for the wrong event or want to change your time, simply click on the event that you have already sent an RSVP to again. On the next page, click on "Cancel RSVP" which will remove you from that event. When you return to the Workshop Search Page, the green check in the RSVP column should be gone.


How do I sign up for Employer Testing & Information Sessions held by employers on campus?

  1.  From the CareerConnect homepage, click the Events tab. This page will have three tabs: Career Fairs, Information Sessions and Workshops.

  2. Click the Information Sessions tab. This page will allow you to scroll through the list of employers who are planning on coming to campus and the various times and locations.

  3. When you find an employer that you want to meet, click the underlined title of the company on the left hand side of the screen. On the next screen, click the "RSVP" button. The screen will return to the previous one but there will be a green check in the RSVP column which shows that you are registered for that event.

  4. If you have accidentally clicked RSVP for the wrong employer, simply click on the employer's name that you have already sent an RSVP to again. One the next page, click on "Cancel RSVP" which will remove you from that event. When you return to the Information Session Search Page, the green check in the RSVP column should be gone.
     

If you need additional assistance, please call or stop by the
Academic & Career Advising Center. We will be happy to help!