eRecruiting: Making the internship search easier!

Written on 1:54 PM by Xavier Career Development

“Oh, get a job? Just get a job? Why don’t I strap on my job helmet and squeeze down into a job cannon and fire off into job land, where jobs grow on jobbies?!” Although this quote from Charlie Kelly may be a bit exaggerated, this is certainly how beginning the job or internship search process may seem.

The first step is the most challenging, and that is finding jobs or internships; whether they are right in your backyard or over 500 miles away. Google seems to be the answer to everything now-a-days. But rather than tirelessly typing “marketing internships in Chicago” or whatever major and location you’re interested in, there is a much simpler solution for us Xavier students- eRecruiting! eRecruiting is Xavier’s online job and internship site that is exclusive to Xavier students and alumni. Everyone has an account that is easy to use! To log in, use your 9 digit banner ID followed by XU. The password is Jobs. Now you’re in!
eRecruiting is a fantastic tool to use for many reasons. First off, this website is specifically tailored for Xavier students. Jobs, internships, and co-ops are all career-related opportunities from employers specifically seeking Xavier candidates. (Talk about the Power of X!) Once you find your ideal job or internship, most of the time all you have to do is upload your resume and cover letter, then click on “apply,” and voila! Super easy.

I personally love using eRecruiting because the website is very user-friendly and simple to follow.  Aside from most internship or job recruiting websites, eRecruiting allows you to specify exactly what it is you are looking for. Using the keyword function allows you to sort through a number of different search options from specific career functions to location! For example, if you wanted to zoom in on graphic design internships, you can search by those terms to find experiences related to that field.

On your personalized homepage, you will find a list of Xavier’s upcoming career events, programs, and job fairs; giving us Xavier students extra information we may find helpful. You can also sign up for on-campus interviews as well. Other links, such as Going Global, provide job seekers with helpful resources about job searching in US cities and other countries. So if you have always wanted to live in Italy, this resource will give you great tips on an international job search.

Along with being utilized as a “search engine,” eRecruiting allows you to become very personal with your search history. eRecruiting allows users to upload and save their resumes, cover letters, writing samples, and other documents. eRecruiting also keeps track of your application history in order for you to return and track your progress.
So, along with Easter, Reese’s Eggs, and warm spring weather, be sure to stay on top of the internship/job search! Recruiters are sitting on the other end of the computer screen awaiting your application- make it easy on yourself and utilize eRecruiting to your advantage!

Hoping the Easter Bunny brings you a job or internship,
Jenny Mendoza