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On-Campus Interview
Sign-Up Instructions


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Qualified candidates (SIUE students/alumni) may sign up for interviews and review interview activity via the Career Development Center’s Cougar Jobline.  You must be registered with the Career Development Center in order to participate in any On-Campus Interviews.

How students register with the Career Development Center

  1. Critique and approval of resume by CDC staff and upload of approved resume onto the Cougar Jobline.
    - You can send your resume to be approved via email to careerdevelopment@siue.edu
    - You can call the Career Development Center at 618-650-3708 to make an appointment to have your resume critiqued and approved. 
  1.  Take the Co-op/Internship orientation (if required; not needed for students seeking full-time employment upon graduation)

Please note: Registration must be completed prior to an interview date.

 

Types of On-Campus Interview Schedules

Open Schedules:  Each company determines the qualifications, including majors, graduation dates, GPAs, etc.  The system allows only those students who meet the specified qualifications to sign up for an interview time slot on the employer’s selected interview date.  To be eligible for open schedules, students must be registered on the CDC Cougar Jobline.

Pre-Select Schedules:  Each company determines the qualifications, including majors, graduation dates, GPAs, etc.  The system allows only those students who meet the specified qualifications to sign up on the pre-select list to request an interview.  Employers review the resumes of qualified students on the pre-select list and select those students they would like to interview.  To be eligible for the pre-select schedules, students must be registered on the CDC Cougar Jobline before the closing of the application deadline.  Please note: Sign-up on the preselect list is not a guarantee of an interview with an employer.  All decisions about which students are selected for an interview are made by the employer.

Selection from Career Fair/Event:  Students may be selected by recruiters attending a career fair/event to participate in a company’s On-Campus Interview schedule. If selected from a career fair/event, students still must register with the CDC Cougar Jobline in order to participate in interviews.

Resume Collection Schedules:  Each company determines the qualifications, including majors, graduation dates, GPAs, etc.  The system allows only those students who meet the specified qualifications to request an interview on the employer’s schedule. The majority of these interview schedules have interviews that are conducted off campus at the company.  All decisions about which students are selected for an interview and the interview location are made by the employer.  To be eligible for the pre-select schedules, students must be registered on the CDC Cougar Jobline before the closing of the application deadline.

 

How students sign up for On-Campus Interviews (OCIs)

Open Schedules:

  • Login to your Cougar Jobline Account
  • Click on ― Interview Schedules; select ―Qualified Schedules
  • In the Schedule box, click on either the red Schedule ID/Job Title
  • To review the job description and requirements, click on the red Job Title under Linked to Jobs
  • To sign up for an interview time, click on ―Sign-up (in red) at the top of the schedule
  • OR Click red Interview Date in the Session box
  • Available time slots will be listed, click “Sign-up” (far right side) for your desired interview time 

Pre-Select Schedules:

  • Login to your Cougar Jobline Account.
  • Click on “Interview Schedules”; select “Qualified Schedules.”
  • In your Qualified Schedules, you should click the red Schedule ID/Job Title to review the schedule information.
  • Please take time to review the job description and requirements by clicking on the Job Title (in red) under the “Linked To Jobs” section.
  • If interested in placing your name on the pre-select list to be considered for an interview, click on “Request Interview” (in red) at the top of the schedule. Please note: Placing your name on the pre-select list only expresses interest in an interview with the company and is not a guarantee of being granted an interview. You will be notified by e-mail if you have been selected to interview with the company.
  • Select a resume from the drop down box that you would like to send to the company.
  • If selected, you need to login to your Cougar Jobline account to sign up for an interview time. To sign up for an interview time, you will go to “Qualified Schedules” and click on the red Schedule ID/ Job Title. At the top of your screen you can click “Sign Up” or “Decline Interview” (both in red top center of screen).  You will select an interview time that best fits your needs by clicking “Sign up”.

Resume Collection Schedules:

  • Login to your Cougar Jobline Account.
  • Click on “Interview Schedules”; select “Qualified Schedules.”
  • In the Schedule box, click on the (red) Schedule ID/Job Title
  • To review the job description and requirements, click on the Job Title (in red) below Linked to Jobs.
  • If interested in placing your name on the list to be considered for an interview, click on “Request Interview” (in red) at the top of your screen. Please note: Placing your name on the list only expresses interest in an interview with the company and is not a guarantee of being granted an interview. You will be notified by the company if have been selected to interview.
  • If selected, the employer will contact you to set up an interview time. All interviews are being conducted off-campus at the company.

Additional information about all OCIs

  • Once you have signed up on a schedule, information regarding that schedule can be found under the “My Activity” section as well as under the “Interview Schedules” section.  You may switch your interview time or cancel the interview in the “Interview Schedules” section.
  • Check the interview schedules often since they are updated on a regular basis.
  • Do not “No Show” for an interview!  If you must cancel, please notify the CDC as early as possible.
  • All On-Campus Interviews are conducted at the CDC unless otherwise notified.  Please check in at the front desk at 0281 Student Success Center for you interview.
  • If you have any questions about OCIs, please contact the CDC at 618-650-3708.

 

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