Huskies Get Hired Cheat Sheet

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    Visit Huskies Get Hired (HGH)

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    Log in to HGH

    Use your Z-ID as your login ID and your MyNIU password.

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    Search for Jobs by Major

    1. Expand the Jobs menu on the left panel and then click on Search.
    2. Expand More Filters below the Keywords & Location boxes.
    3. Expand the list of Majors/Concentrations, and then expand the college where the major is
      located. Check the box for the major and any emphases.
    4. Collapse the list of Majors/Concentrations, and click Yes under Include only selected major.
    5. Scroll to the bottom of the More Filters box and click on Apply.
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    Search On-campus Jobs

    1. Expand the Jobs menu on the left panel and then click on Search.
    2. Expand the Position Type drop-down menu. Check the On Campus Student
      Employment box and click Apply.
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    Create and Modify Job Alerts

    1. After running a search, click on
      + Create Job Alert
    2. To delete job alerts or change options, click on Job Alerts (1).
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    Search Jobs Using Symplicity’s Expanded Listing of Job Openings

    1. Expand the Jobs menu on the left panel and then click on Search Global Internships & Jobs.
      A new tab will open. You can search for jobs by job title, keyword and location.
    2. Note: This is an independent job board not associated with NIU or Career Services.
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    Upload Resumes, Cover Letters and Other Application Materials

    1. Expand the Documents menu on the left panel and then click on My Documents.
    2. Click on the Add New button to add documents.
    3. Label your document, click on the correct option under Document Type, and click on Choose
      File. Locate the document in your files, click on it, and click on Open. The file name will appear
      next to the Choose File box. Click on Submit.
    4. Note: Your first resume is your default resume. It will be visible to employers in our resume
      book unless you choose to make it private in My Account.
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    Search for Employers

    1. Expand the Employers menu on the left panel and then click on All.
    2. Enter keywords and click on Search to find employers that use those keywords on
      their HGH accounts.
    3. To search using other options, click on More Filters.
    4. When you click on an employer, you will get a description and can review current job
      openings and job fair information.
    5. To follow an employer, click on the star under the word Actions. When you follow
      an employer, new jobs and announcements from that employer will appear on the What’s
      New section of your HGH home page.
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    Information on Career Fairs

    1. Expand the Events menu on the left panel and then click on Career Fairs. Click on the
      event you are interested in. Scroll down to read information about the fairs and to search for
      or browse the list of employers attending.
    2. Special Feature: If you are particularly interested in talking with a specific employer at the
      fair, click the star next to the employer’s name. The employers you select will be
      notified that you will be attending the fair to talk with them.
    3. Note: The list of employers attending the fairs is updated periodically until the week prior to
      the event. Keep checking back to discover new employers!

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