Navigating the new HireSmith

Upload Your Resume to HireSmith

When you hop onto HireSmith you will notice that all students have to get their resume approved before they can apply to positions. Make sure you upload a resume WELL BEFORE you want to apply to a position so your resume can be approved in time. Approval can take 2-3 business days depending on how many resumes are being uploaded at that point in time.

When your resume is reviewed it will either be approved or you may receive a message about updates needed. Make sure your resume is formatted correctly and as strong as possible by using the resume handouts in the HireSmith library or consulting the Career Guide.


Managing Interviews While Abroad

The Office of Career Services (OCS) can help you with your career search even while you’re abroad! If you are invited to an on-campus interview during your semester abroad, please take the following steps:

  1. Select a time through HireSmith that works with your timezone.
  2. Email OCS at with the company name and date/time of the interview ASAP. OCS will then contact the company and see if they are willing to do a phone or video interview. It is best to
  3. If the company agrees, OCS will work with you to set up the call/video. Be sure to respond to all messages very promptly.

Please note that some companies, due to policy, cannot do phone or video interviews. If this is the case, be sure to follow up with them appropriately and contact them in the spring. Oftentimes they will keep you in the candidate pool for future processes.

*It might be beneficial to schedule a career coaching appointment on HireSmith if you intend to participate heavily in recruiting while you are abroad in order to get more advice and information.

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