April 16, 2018 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: technology, best practices, operations, spotlight
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
An career services professional recently alerted members of the NACE Community to someone posing as a legitimate company advertising to fill a position. When students applied, however, that company would then send them a package asking them to deposit and withdraw money.
One member advised the group that some fraudulent employers were cloning websites of legitimate organizations and using similar e-mail addresses and URLs to fool would-be applicants. He advised verifying employers before allowing them to post jobs. Doing so saves staff time, he said, because they no longer have to inactivate postings or employer accounts, block IP addresses, or notify those who had applied for nonexistent jobs.
Another member recommended the following signs to “red flag” a job posting:
The NACE Community shares issues and tips for career services and recruiting professionals.
Percent of staff time spent student-facing
Median number of students to professional staff member
Median square footage of the career center
Percent of career centers with employer partnership programs
Percent frequently discussing career readiness competencies with faculty
2018-19 Career Services Benchmark Survey