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Step-by-Step Instructions




Overview - Getting Started

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Log In to Recruit-A-Duke

Current Students and Recent Alumni (2008 grads-present)

  1. Log in with your 9-digit JACard number.
  2. First time logging in, or forgot your password? Enter your 9-digit JACard number on the Forgot My Password page, and a password will be emailed to your Dukes email account.

Pre-2008 Alumni

  1. Log in with the email address you have associated with your account.
  2. First time logging in? Register on the Sign Up page to set up a password.
  3. Forgot your password? Enter your registered email address on the Forgot My Password page, and a new password will be sent to you.
  4. Can’t remember your registered email address? Contact recruitaduke@jmu.edu

Employers

  1. Use the Employer login
  2. First time logging in? Complete your information on the Register page, and a password will be emailed to you.

Questions? Contact recruitaduke@jmu.edu.

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Update Your Account

  1. It’s important that all your account information is accurate and up-to-date before you begin searching for jobs or internships, since many employers set screening criteria based on major, year, or GPA.

  2. Go to the left navigation menu and select “My Account”, which will expand to show a submenu including “Personal”, “Academic”, and “Experience”.

  3. After selecting one of the account pages, you will see additional tabs across the top.

  4. Update your Personal information:

    • All fields with a red * are required.

    • Fill out the name fields with the names you prefer to use professionally (i.e. the name you use on your resume and other job application documents).

    • If your permanent address is different from your Current (Local) address, you can fill out that field with the appropriate information.

    • Select “Save Changes” or “Save Changes and Continue”.

  5. Update your Academic information:

    • All fields with a red * are required.

    • Select your expected date of graduation as of right now. You can update this later if your circumstances change.

    • Select and add only and all of your majors. Do not select majors that you have not yet declared. Make sure to select accurately (e.g. do not select “biology” if you are a “biotechnology” major, unless you are both).

    • Select and add appropriate concentrations and minors.

    • Your current year in school should reflect what is indicated in MyMadison, which is based on your completed credits and not how many years you have been in college.

    • You may indicate your geographic and industry preferences. These are optional, and you may select more than one by holding down the “Ctrl” button while selecting several options.

    • Select “Save Changes” or “Save Changes and Continue”.

  6. Update your Privacy settings:

    • We recommend that you choose “yes” to receive email notifications, so you don’t miss out on important career and internship related announcements.

    • We recommend that you select “yes” to have your resume included in Resume Books so that employers who are advertising positions specifically at JMU can find you. If you choose “no”, employers will only see your resume if you apply for a position they are advertising.

    • You may also select “yes” to include your resume in Global Talent Search, which is searchable by any employer that uses the software that runs Recruit-A-Duke (and similar programs at other colleges), whether or not they have a relationship with our office.

    • To protect your privacy, we recommend that if you include your resume in Resume Books and/or Global Talent Search, that you replace your street address with a less specific location such as hometown or current city.

    • Email job and internship email alerts are sent based on your own saved job searches. For instructions on signing up for email alerts, see the “Job/Internship Search and Email Notifications” section below.

  7. Update your Experience details:

    • Select “Add New” and follow the prompts to provide information about your professional experience including campus involvement, internships, volunteer work, study abroad, etc.

    • You can add any past and current experience, and are encouraged to continue updating this information after graduation.

    • All fields with a red * are required.

    • This information stays private, and cannot be shared with employers. Our website has more information about the Experience Profile and the value of providing this information.

  8. Update your Password/Preferences:

    • If you want to change your password, enter your old password in the appropriate field, and then enter your new password in the next two boxes.

    • Select “Submit”.

    • If you do not know your old password and need a new one, please see the instructions above for “Log in to Recruit-A-Duke”.

  9. Update your Notification settings:

    • Check/uncheck appropriate boxes for your notification preferences.

      • Web notifications appear in the top bar with the bell icon.

      • Mobile notifications appear on your phone if you install and sign into the Careers by Symplicity app.

    • Select “Save”.

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Upload Your Resume/Documents

  1. Go to the left navigation menu and select “Resumes | Other Documents” which will expand to show a submenu.

  2. In the submenu, select “Resumes | Other Documents”.

  3. Select “Add New”.

  4. Enter a name for the document you are adding. Pick a label that will make it easy for you to identify.

  5. Select the appropriate Document Type.

  6. Select “Choose File” to pick the file you want to upload. We recommend uploading .pdf files to retain your formatting.

  7. If you want to open your resume to a wider audience, you may select “yes” to include your resume in Global Talent Search, which is searchable by any employer that uses the software that runs Recruit-A-Duke (and similar programs at other colleges), whether or not they have a relationship with our office. Changing your selection will automatically update your selection in your privacy settings as well.

  8. To protect your privacy, we recommend that if you include your resume in Global Talent Search and/or Resume Books, that you replace your street address with a less specific location such as hometown or current city. (See the Privacy Settings section above for details on Resume Books.)

  9. Select “Submit”.

  10. Repeat the above steps for additional resumes and documents you wish to include.

    • You may upload up to 10 documents, including different versions of your resume, cover letters, work samples, and transcripts.

    • If you need to upload your unofficial transcript, you can find this document in MyMadison. From the Student Center dropdown menu, select Unofficial Transcript, and save it to your computer as a .pdf.

  11. To make a resume your default resume to be seen by employers:

    • Select the file you want to be the default

    • Select the three dots on the right side of the screen next to the chosen document

    • Select “Make Default”

  12. Need to work on your resume? Our website offers advice for writing resumes and cover letters, as well as opportunities to get feedback on your resume.

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Job/Internship Search and Email Notifications

  1. Go to the left navigation menu and select “Job Opportunities” which will expand to show a submenu.

  2. In the submenu, select “Employers Seeking JMU Students/Alumni”. This search will show companies who are specifically seeking JMU students.

    • Under the search button, select “Advanced Search”.

    • Only edit the fields you wish to specify. If you don’t have a preference, leave fields blank to widen your search.

    • You can make multiple selections in a list by holding down “Ctrl” when selecting each item.

    • If you’re a current student looking for a summer position, consider selecting all of these position types: Part Time, Internship, Externship (shadowing), and Temporary.

    • If you’re graduating and looking for a full time position, consider selecting these position types: Full Time – Entry Level and Internship – Paid.

    • You can view and edit more items (including states or countries where you would like to be located) by selecting “More Filters”.

    • Select “Search” when finished.

    • If you like the results, you can save this search and run it again in the future. (If not, repeat the steps above to modify your search.)

    • To save a search that you’ve just done, from your job results page, select “Saved Searches” and enter a title in the “Save search as…” field. Indicate how often you wish to receive new job postings via email that match these criteria (i.e. would appear if you did this search again). Select Save.

    • You can create and save multiple searches, so you can make each one as specific as you like.

    • Repeat the above steps to create additional searches.

    • In the “Saved Searches” menu, you can edit or delete a saved search.

  3. In the submenu you can also select “Employers Seeking Students/Alumni Nationwide”. This search will show companies who are seeking college students for positions worldwide.

    • Enter a location if you have one in mind under “Where” (example: New York City, NY).

    • Enter keywords for the type of position you’d like under “What” (example: editing). Your keyword here can also be fairly broad, like “internship”.

    • Once the results are displayed, you can narrow your list by using the filters on the right hand side and choosing a more specific part of the city, or certain titles or companies.

  4. When you apply for these positions, you will leave the Recruit-A-Duke site, so you will need to upload your resume and other documents again in order to apply.

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Events (Workshops, Info Sessions and Career Fairs)

  1. Go to the left navigation menu and select “Fairs Info Sessions Workshops” which will expand to show a submenu.

  2. In the submenu, select Workshops to see all upcoming programming to assist you in and to enhance your job and internship search.

  3. Select Information Sessions to see dates and times that employers will be coming to campus.

  4. Select Career Fairs to see what employers are coming to our fairs, including the Career & Internship Fair and Teacher Recruitment Day.

    • Select the event you are attending to see a list of employers.

    • Select the employer to learn more about them and see the available positions they have posted to Recruit-A-Duke.

    • To narrow your search, enter keywords in the search bar. This will allow you to search by major, industry, or other keywords.

    • Be careful not to narrow your search prematurely; even employers who have not included your major or licensure area in their listing may be interested in what you could bring to the organization. Sometimes by making a personal connection with the hiring manager, you can find out about additional opportunities within the organization that may be an even better fit.

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Career Explorer

Use this feature to learn more about specific careers.

  1. Go to the left navigation menu and select “Resources”. In the submenu, select “Career Explorer”.

  2. Select “More Filters”.

  3. You can select as many or as few options as you like.

    1. Level of Preparation refers mostly to level of education.

    2. “Extensive” would be completing graduate school, and “Medium” would be completing an associate’s or certification program.

  4. Select a job to learn more about it.

CAP offers additional resources for learning more about specific careers.

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Career Finder

Using this feature, you can take an assessment to find careers that match your interests.

  1. Go to the left navigation menu and select “Resources”. In the submenu, select “Career Finder”.

  2. Select “Get Started”, and read the instructions before beginning the assessment.

  3. The assessment should take 5-10 minutes. Results are more accurate when you answer quickly.

  4. Select “Next” and answer each question.

  5. On the results page, you can select each job to learn more about it.

CAP offers additional resources for finding careers that match your interests.

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Search Employers

Use this feature to look up details on a specific employer (open positions, contact information, etc.) and save a list of your favorite employers.

  1. Go to the left navigation menu and select “Search Employers” which will expand to show a submenu.

  2. In the submenu, select “Employer Directory”.

    1. Here you can browse a list of employers who recruit at JMU.

    2. You can enter keywords to find specific employers or use the A-Z navigation.

    3. Select the employer to learn more about them and see current available positions posted to Recruit-A-Duke.

    4. To save an employer, select the star next to their name or in their profile.

  3. To see a list of your saved employers, select “Favorite Employers” in the submenu in the left navigation menu or the “Following” tab on the top menu.

  4. To find contact information for a recruiter, select “Contact Directory” in the submenu in the left navigation menu or the “Contacts” tab on the top menu.

    1. To save a contact, select the star next to their name.

To see a list of your saved contacts, select “Favorite Contacts” in the submenu in the left navigation menu or the tab on the top menu.

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Schedule an Appointment

  1. Go to the left navigation menu and select “Calendar” which will expand to show a submenu.

  2. In the submenu, select "Counseling Appt".

  3. Select the "New Appointment" button.

  4. Select the Type of Appointment you wish to make.

    1. For document reviews that are not resume, select the appointment type based on what the document is for.

    2. “Meet with My CAP Academic Advisor” is only for students who wish to meet with their assigned first year academic advisor in CAP.

  5. You may specify a date and time range.

  6. Check off all of your preferred days of the week.

  7. Select "Check Availability".

  8. Choose an appointment time by selecting a name next to the one you want.

  9. Fill out the box answering, "What would you like to talk about during your appointment?"

  10. Select the "Submit Request" button.

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On-Campus Interviews

See our On-Campus Interviews page for more information and sign-up instructions.

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Practice Interviews

See our Practice Interviews page for more information and sign-up instructions.

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Questions?

If you need further assistance, contact us at recruitaduke@jmu.edu. For updates to this page, contact our webmaster, Emily Blake, at blakeed@jmu.edu.

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