Using the Online Job Board

November 11, 2015

One of the great things that the office of Counseling & Career Services provides as a resource for our students is the online student job board. You can check it out here at http://www.enmu.edu/services/counseling/student/index.php. We receive multiple job descriptions from various offices throughout the entire school year as well as breaks. This allows for students to look not just when school is in session but also summer and winter breaks, if they are in need of a job. If you are graduating soon and looking for a job, we also have a professional job board located at http://www.enmu.edu/services/counseling/career/index.php. Another great tool is to use www.buzzfile.com to research employers in your specific degree all over the country!

On-campus departments will email my office with a job description asking for us to post it as soon as possible online. We ask that the department distinguish between work study, student hire, or internship. This lets students who only quality for work study or student hire to look and see which jobs they can apply for.

Off-campus employers will also send us job descriptions for part-time jobs in town. We also post them to the same job board, if they are in town. We also identify it as an off-campus job so students know that it is not work study. However, some job opportunities in town, such as the Portales Rec Center, will utilize work study students.

With any job, it is important to research the company and to make sure that it is a legitimate job. Here are some tips to use if you are looking for a job. These can help you stay away from potential scams.

Be Smart – Research Before You Start!

When looking at a potential job or employment there are several things that you should consider. Here is a checklist to assist you:

1. Google the employer to make sure they are legitimate. Also use websites like Glassdoor (found on our webpage) to check out the company and read employee reviews.

2. Contact the local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau to find out if the employer is reputable or has any complaints filed against them.

3. Look to see if the employer lists a physical address on their advertisement. If they do and it is local; go check it out!

4. Remember that it is the employer’s job to pay you. An employer should not ask you for money! If they do, contact the Better Business Bureau or the Police to see if it is a scam.

5. Always remember, if the job seems too good to be true, it probably is! 6. Here is another site to help you check out potential employers for scams: https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/emailscams_0905.pdf

If you have any questions or need help finding a job or creating a resume, please come check out my office in SAS 232 or email me at Madison.bishop@enmu.edu .

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