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Hire a Vandal is your one-stop shop for job and internship postings, on-campus interviews, job, internship & graduate school fairs, employer info sessions and tabling, career development workshops and more.

  • Doesn't my resume just go to the companies interviewing on campus?

    No. You must demonstrate that you are interested in the company and position -AND- that you meet the minimum requirements by submitting a resume.

  • How do I submit a resume for campus interviews?

    Click on the 'Jobs/Internships' tab on the upper toolbar. Select ‘Search for Jobs and Internships’ from the drop-down menu. On the Advanced Search interface, find the 'Show Me' drop-down menu and select either 'Interviews I Qualify for' or 'All Interviews'.  Click the 'Search' button. Then click on any 'Job Title' of interest to you. If you meet all of the employer's screening criteria, and resume submissions are still being accepted (check the dates), then you should be allowed to submit your resume. If you have multiple resumes uploaded, select the resume you would like to use. Click the ‘Submit’ button.

  • Why don't I meet the requirements to submit a resume?

    Employers can, and do, specify academic requirements for resume submissions and scheduling sign up. These requirements can be majors, degree level, graduation dates, and work authorization status.

  • Do I have to attend the information session for the company I wish to interview with?

    Yes, and no. Some companies require students to attend information sessions as part of the hiring process. Other companies encourage students to attend to learn about the company, career paths, hiring process and benefits.

    Always plan to attend the information session if possible. Why miss the opportunity to network with the recruiter you will eventually interview with? Demonstrate that you truly are interested in the company and its job opportunities. If you are unable to attend an information session for a good reason, be sure to contact the company's representative as a courtesy.

    If you plan to attend an information session, please RSVP. To do so, in Hire a Vandal, click the 'Events' tab. Click on the date of the information session to view the event description. If you wish to attend, click the 'RSVP' button.

  • How do I upload a resume?

    First, your resume needs to be created outside of the Hire a Vandal system in a standard Word Processing program (e.g. Microsoft Word, WordPerfect). Select ‘Documents’ from the main menu and then click on ‘Add New’ to upload a new resume. Use the 'Browse' button to locate the file on your computer that contains your resume. Next, give your resume a title.

    Please note that when you submit a resume to a prospective employer, they can see your name and the title name of your resume. Use a professional title to name your resume (e.g. Finance Resume, Intern Resume, etc.). Click on upload resume.

    Your resume file will be converted to PDF (Portable Document Format) that can be read with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Be sure to view your PDF resume for proper formatting. Please note that resume files created in Microsoft Works do not convert to PDF and cannot be uploaded unless first converted from Works to Word format.

  • What is a "default" resume?

    If you have elected to participate in the ‘Resume Book’ service your default resume is the document that is used for employer referrals. The default resume is denoted on your document list in bold print or with an asterisk (*) when displayed in a drop-down list.

  • How can I revise or change my documents (resumes and/or cover letters)?

    Resumes can only be modified in the original file. After you have made the necessary changes in your original document file, you can upload it over your existing document. Select the link appropriate to updating either your resume or cover letter from the menu options.

  • How can I get my resume uploaded to Hire a Vandal? I keep getting error messages.

    Please send notification to a computer support technician by using the feedback box on the Hire a Vandal home page. Be sure to include the specific error message you received, the Word Processor you are using and the version. You will be notified if a copy of your resume is needed for evaluation.

  • I do not like how my converted PDF resume looks. Where are some formatting tips?
    • If your margins are too narrow, you may experience words that are wrapped on conversion. Try making your font smaller by one point and widening your margins.
    • Make sure that you are using a true type font (arial, times roman, helvetica). Unusual fonts do not translate well and may not display properly.
    • Use a normal font size (12 point). Do not use any font size below 9. Use larger font sizes for your name and headers.
    • Use the space bar to add spacing to your resume. Using the tab key may cause text to misalign.
    • Avoid textboxes if at all possible. Use a table to make columns for alignment. Merge the cells of the table for larger text areas.
    • Visit the Career Center website for additional advice on resumes and cover letters.
    • Print your resume and have it critiqued by a Career Advisor.

Can’t find the answer? Contact the Career Center at 208-885-6121 or careercenter@uidaho.edu.