Writing Seminar II Faculty Instructions

Career Services Center
313 Kanbar Campus Center
215-951-2930
www.philau.edu/career 

Thank you for partnering with the Career Services Center for the resume writing assignment.  With your help, we aim to teach students an essential professional skill -- crafting a professional resume.  As part of this skill set, we require each student to upload a resume to the Center's online job posting system, CareerLink, and to receive an approval message from a staff member in the Center. 

Each resume that is submitted to CareerLink is reviewed by a counselor and is either approved or not approved based on its content, format and appearance.  Once a resume have been approved, students are free to apply for internship and full-time positions and employers will be able to view electronic versions of their resumes. 

Because employers will be viewing students' documents, we will be very closely reviewing the resumes of your students.  We do this because we want to be sure that they are uploading resumes that best market and represent their skills, their accomplishments and the university overall as well.

Resume AssignmentFaculty Instructions/Guidelines: 

  1. Contact Trish Shafer in the Career Services Center to schedule a time for a Career Services representative to present resume writing and the use of CareerLink. 

    * For the '10-'11 academic year, classes can be scheduled during the following period:  January 18th through the 31st


  2. Distribute the Student Instructions and reiterate the request that students bring a copy of their resume to class on that day.

    Documents to distribute to your students: the Bad Resume, the Resume Bullet Worksheet


  3. Reinforce with students the resume deadline:

    Students will have to forward you their approval message by 5 pm on FEBRUARY 15th



After the in-class presentation:


Once a student has uploaded his or her resume to CareerLink, he or she may have to wait up to 48 hours before receiving an email about the status of their document.   Students whose resumes are approved and not approved receive the same email. 

A "not approved" message indicates that the resume is not fit for employer's eyes and they will either receive feedback on how to amend the document or instructions to follow-up with a Career Services staff member.

Following is the message that student's receive once their document has been reviewed:

Dear [fullname],

The document you recently uploaded to CareerLink ([document_type], [document_label]) has been reviewed by our staff and is [review_status].

IF YOUR RESUME HAS BEEN APPROVED: You are now able to apply for positions using this document.

IF YOUR RESUME HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED:
If there are no comments listed in the "Comments" section below, substantive changes are needed: please contact the Career Services Center at 215.951.2930 to make an appointment with a counselor.

If only minor changes are needed, they will be listed below in the "Comments" section. After making these changes, re-upload your document for approval.

IF YOU UPLOADED ANYTHING OTHER THAN A RESUME, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT REVIEW THOSE DOCUMENTS. THEY ARE AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED.

Comments:
[review_comment]

Sincerely,

Career Services Center
careerservices@philau.edu
215.951.2930

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