NYU InterviewNet Student User Guide
- What is On-Campus Recruitment and Who Is Eligible?
- What is NYU InterveiwNet?
- Accessing NYU CareerNet
- Using NYU InterviewNet
- Uploading Your Resume
- Resume Formatting Tips
- Cover Letters and Transcripts
- Searching for OCR Jobs
- Applying to Jobs
- View Application History
- Withdrawing or Changing a Resume After Submission to an Employer
- Signing Up for Interviews
- Company Presentations
- GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
- OCR Policies & Frequently Asked Questions
- Important Dates
What Is On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) and Who Is Eligible?
Class of 2013: From September 2012 through April 2013, employers visit the Wasserman Center for Career Development at the 2nd floor of Palladium to interview students for full-time job opportunities. To participate you must be a January, May, or Summer 2013 graduate in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate program (Certificate, Law and MBA students are ineligible to utilize OCR).
Class of 2014: From January 2013 through April 2013, employers visit the Wasserman Center for Career Development at the 2nd floor of Palladium to interview students for summer internship opportunities. To participate you must be a January, May, or Summer 2014 graduate from a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate program (Certificate, Law and MBA students are ineligible to utilize OCR).
To participate in OCR, please complete the following steps:
- You must attend a mandatory OCR Orientation and an Acing the Interview seminar prior to participation. You must register for each seminar through your NYU CareerNet account. Click on "Events" and then "Seminars" to sign up for the OCR Orientation and Acing the Interview Seminar.
- Sign up for the OCR listserv by sending a blank email from your nyu.edu or students.poly.edu email address to email@example.com.
- We encourage you to sign up for your class listserv for updates on programs and events. Send a blank email from your nyu.edu or students.poly.edu email address to:
- Big Interview and InterviewStream also help better prepare for interviews. These are web-based interview training tools that allow you to practice, record, review, and share video-taped interviews using your personal computer and a web-camera. Log in to your student NYU CareerNet account and click on “Big Interview” or "Log In to InterviewStream" for more information.
- Meet with a career counselor to have your resume critiqued, tailor your job search and to discuss effective interviewing strategies. You can schedule an appointment through the "Shortcuts" menu on the homepage of your NYU CareerNet account or by calling (212) 998-4730.
Answers to FAQs can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/recruitment/ocr_faq.php
What Is NYU InterviewNet?
NYU InterviewNet is part of NYU CareerNet. You must have an NYU CareerNet account to be able to access NYU InterviewNet. NYU InterviewNet enables students to manage their on-campus interview process online. You can access the system 24 hours a day to:
- Store your resumes and other job search documents
- Search for jobs
- Apply for jobs
- Sign up for an interview online
- Track your job applications
Big Interview and InterviewStream also help better prepare for interviews. These are web-based interview training tools that allow you to practice, record, review, and share video-taped interviews using your personal computer and a web-camera. Log in to your student NYU CareerNet account and click on “Big Interview” or "Log In to InterviewStream" for more information.
- Go to www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment.
- Click on the blue NYU CareerNet link and click on Student Login from the drop-down menu.
- Log in with your username (your netID@nyu.edu or @students.poly.edu email address) and password.
Once you login, you will be redirected to your NYU CareerNet
homepage, containing a Navigation Toolbar, Quick Links, and Alerts.
The navigation toolbar and quick links contain the tools and features
necessary for you to view and sign-up for OCR interviews, view
employer presentations, track your applications, and upload your
To ensure that your documents are encoded properly, please allow NYU CareerNet to convert them from a Microsoft Word document into a PDF, as opposed to uploading them as a PDF. As with any document transmitted over the Internet, minor formatting errors may occur. NYU CareerNet uses PDF technology to minimize these formatting issues. All documents will be converted to a PDF; this process will take several minutes or more depending on traffic on the site. Allow adequate time for this process to avoid missing deadlines!
2. Click Add New to enter a new resume. Use a previously created and saved resume to complete this process.
3. Insert a label (i.e. “John Doe Resume”) for your resume. Remember to name resumes appropriately since employers will see the name of your document when you apply to their positions.
4. Click Browse to search for your resume from a your hard drive, disk or flash drive.
5. Click Submit.
6. At this point you will be able to preview your resume by clicking on the resume title.
NOTE: : Employers select students for interviews using the name exactly as it appears on the documents they have received (resume, transcript). These names are matched with the NYU CareerNet system, so be sure the name on your documents is identical to the name you used to register for NYU CareerNet.
- Fonts: It is recommended that you use common fonts such as Times Roman or Arial to ensure that resumes print correctly for all employers. Font effects such as outlines and shadows may cause even simple fonts to convert improperly.
- Margins: One-inch margins are recommended. If your original document has small margins, the conversion might cause words to wrap and throw off the formatting.
- Justification: Use left-justification instead of full-justification which can also affect the formatting of your resume.
- Avoid the three Ts: Templates, Text boxes, or Tables in your resume since they may not display correctly. To preview a resume to ensure proper formatting click on the resume title in Documents
- Preview: If you see unintentional symbols in your preview, you may need to try a different font. Change the font in your original document, and then re-save and re-upload the file. This is also true if you use bullets in your resume.
If when you upload your resume, the first page is blank it may be a formatting issue in Microsoft Word so try these two options:
- Open up your resume in Word and Go to File > Page Setup. Click on the Layout tab. Make sure Section Start is set at New Page or Continuous. Click on the OK button.
- If that does not work, then:
- Go to Insert > Page Numbers. Click on the Format button. Make sure the Page Numbering is set at Continue from Previous Section or Start at Page 1. Click the OK button. On the Page Numbers window, uncheck the box that reads, "Show number on first page." Click on the OK button.
For a resume checklist, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/resumechecklist.php.
A cover letter allows you to articulate to the employer why your background is an ideal fit for a particular position. You should include a cover letter when responding to a job advertisement in a newspaper, on-line (e.g., NYU CareerNet, Wetfeet.com) or any other advertising vehicle. However, unless requested in the OCR job description, cover letters are NOT necessary for NYU InterviewNet electronic submissions because recruiters coming to NYU assume NYU students participating in the On-Campus Recruitment program are well qualified for the positions they offer.
If a cover letter is required, use it as an opportunity to fill in the blanks from your resume. Through a cover letter, you set yourself apart from other candidates by showing a potential employer the depth of your experience. Each letter should be unique to every position you apply to. Visit the following link for more information regarding cover letter preparation: http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/guide_book/resume_guide.php
To upload your cover letter, you follow the same process as you would for a resume. Use a previously created and saved cover letter to complete this process:
- Select Documents from the navigation bar at the top of the page.
- Click Add New to enter a new cover letter.
- Select Cover Letter under Document Type.
- Insert a label (i.e. “John Doe_Cover Letter”). Remember to name resumes appropriately since employers will see the name of your document when you apply to their positions
- Click Browse to search for your cover letter on your hard drive, disk or flash drive.
- Click Submit.
- At this point you will be able to preview your document by clicking on the cover letter title.
Some employers will request that you submit an unofficial transcript with your resume. If an employer has requested your transcript, you must include it in your application.
- Copy your unofficial transcript from Albert/PeopleSoft and NYU CareerNet accounts and paste it into a Word document.
- Save your document
- Follow the same process as you would for a resume to upload it to the Documents link in your NYU CareerNet account. Select Unofficial Transcript under Document Type, and name it appropriately (i.e. John Doe_Unofficial Transcript).
NOTE: You may list your cumulative GPA on your resume and NYU CareerNet account. This MUST match the cumulative GPA listed on your Albert/PeopleSoft account or your transcript. If you have transferred to NYU from another university, you may list your cumulative GPA from previous institutions on NYU CareerNet ONLY during your first semester at NYU. After your first semester at NYU is completed, you will have an NYU GPA, which must be used solely and not in conjunction with the GPA you have at previous universities.
Companies come to campus to give general information about their business, industry and available positions. For a detailed schedule of the companies that are coming to campus to give presentations, refer to Information Sessions under the Events tab in your NYU CareerNet account. It is here that you can also RSVP for events that you plan to attend. If an organization you are interviewing with hosts a mandatory information session (often a “pre-night” - the night prior to the interview date), it is required that you attend.
We strongly urge you to attend all the information sessions held by companies in which you have an interest, as employer presentations are a great opportunity to network with a variety of companies. We hope you take every opportunity to participate in these events throughout the semester. Below are some tips to help you make it a successful experience:
- Do your Research: Get your talking points! Research the companies presenting so that you can engage them in interesting conversation and make yourself memorable.
- Dress to Impress: Want to get your foot in the door of a company? Make sure it’s in business formal attire! This is your first contact with many of these companies so wearing a suit is a must.
- Arrive Promptly: Fashionably late does not apply at the Wasserman Center. Make sure to double check dates and times of events by checking “Events” and then “Information Sessions” in your NYU CareerNet account.
- Make Connections: Presentations are often filled to capacity with many other students eager to network with the employers from the company. Make sure you are one of the students who makes the connection! Get a business card so that you can begin cultivating a relationship with someone from the company.
- Give Your Pitch: Make sure while talking to an employer you present yourself as if you are on an interview. Be professional, and incorporate your skills and experiences into the experiences, and ask the employer relevant questions.
- Follow Up: You studied the company, got dressed up, showed up on time, and wowed employers with your knowledge and charm. Now it’s time to follow up and thank them! The Wasserman Center cannot give out recruiter information, so make sure you hang on to the business card you received at the event and keep it in a safe place.
To view a current list of upcoming employer presentations, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/events/employer_presentations.php
If you still feel unsure about what to do during Employer Presentations, we encourage you to meet with a career counselor to discuss in further detail. You can do so by calling 212-998-4730.
Applying to OCR jobs
- Click Jobs. Here you are able to search for all NYU related jobs, both NYU CareerNet and NYU InterviewNet jobs.
- Click All NYU InterviewNet Jobs under Show Me; select your desired Position Type and Industry. To maximize your search results, leave all search options open.
- Click Search.
- Click on the Job Title to view information on:
- Position description
- Contact information
- Interview date
- Timeline for submission and interview sign up
- Requirements for submission (resume, transcript)
NOTE: The ability to see and sign up for on-campus interviews is tied to your qualifications and submission deadlines. If your degree, major, cumulative GPA or work authorization does not match the requirements for an on-campus interview, you cannot apply for the position through the system..
*To check your education information and Work Authorization, click Profile in the navigation toolbar. Please note that even US Citizens must select a Work Authorization.
This feature lets you keep track of all jobs you have applied to and all the on-campus interview opportunities you have signed up for through NYU InterviewNet. It is important to check this regularly because it will let you know the status of all your applications.
- Click on Interviews in the navigation toolbar at the top of the screen.
- Click on Scheduled Interviews to view positions that you have been selected to interview for or Interview Requests to view your interview status.
- The status of your application will be announced under each position.
You can view your resume submissions under Interviews. If the submission deadline has NOT passed, you may edit your submission. To do so, click the Withdraw Application button under Interview Requests and reapply with a new version of your document. However, if the submission deadline HAS passed your resume or cover letter cannot be updated or withdrawn.
If selected for an interview you will be notified on your NYU CareerNet homepage, so it is important to check your account frequently. Additionally, you will be notified under the Home link of the navigation toolbar under Alerts.
If you are selected as an 'alternate,' you can sign up for any available slots when the 'alternate sign up start' date begins. Alternates have an opportunity to sign up for available time slots only if any preselects decline.
Please note interviews are filled on a first come, first served basis. Sign up early!
To sign up for interviews while logged in to your account:
- Click on Interviews in the navigation toolbar at the top of the screen.
- Click on the tab titled Interview Requests to view positions for which you have been selected to interview. Make sure Show All appears in the drop down menu.
- Click Schedule Interview to sign-up for an interview time on the employer's visit date.
- Select a time slot by clicking on the radio button to the left of your desired interview time.
- Click Submit.
- Frequently check your NYU InterviewNet account, voicemail and email. We may contact you regarding interviews or interview changes. Be sure all your contact information (phone and email) on NYU CareerNet is accurate and up-to-date.
- Sign up for the OCR listserv by sending a blank email from your nyu.edu or students.poly.edu email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Use a brief, professional outgoing message on your voicemail/answering machine since employers might be calling you at your home/cell phone number.
- On-Campus Recruitment is only ONE resource for securing a job. Use all additional job search resources. Please visit www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment for additional job search resources.
- Utilize individual career counseling appointments and walk-ins, particularly if you are undecided, struggling with your job search, or need clarification about your options. You can make an appointment by referring to the "Shortcuts" menu on the homepage of your NYU CareerNet account or by calling (212) 998-4730.
Scheduling Conflicts as a Result of Another Interview
If you have a second round interview off-campus which conflicts with an on-campus interview that has been previously scheduled, contact the recruitment office immediately. If time permits we may be able to reschedule your on-campus interview. If we cannot reschedule your on-campus interview, please provide the recruitment team with a timely explanation and an apology letter for the company that we can deliver on your behalf.
Cancellation Policy/No-Show Policy
Cancellations of on-campus interviews must be made no less than four business days prior to the scheduled interview date. Refer to the OCR Dates in the job description to find the last day to cancel an interview. If you cancel within four business days or are a no-show, your NYU InterviewNet access will be immediately suspended. If you would like to appeal, please call the recruitment desk to schedule an in-person appointment with the Director to discuss your situation. We strongly discourage cancellations under any circumstances.
Receiving and Accepting Offers
If offers are made to students through Fall recruiting, we ask that employers give students four weeks or until November 14, 2012 (whichever comes later) to decide. When internships are converted into a full-time offer, students have until October 28, 2012 to decide.
For internship offers made through Spring recruiting, we ask that employers give students three weeks or until March 2, 2012 (whichever comes later) to decide.
If an employer gives you less time than what is described above, it is considered an exploding offer. Contact the recruiter and ask for an extension. If they are not flexible, please contact the Recruitment Team at email@example.com or 212-998-4737.
If you have accepted an offer either verbally or in writing you are required to notify the recruitment office immediately. Please send firstname.lastname@example.org an email including your name, your Net ID, the name of the company you've accepted an offer from, the position title, and salary. Upon receipt of that email we will terminate your NYU InterviewNet access. Please include a list of all previously scheduled upcoming interviews that we will cancel on your behalf. If you accept an offer, either verbally or in writing, you are not permitted to interview with other companies or organizations on campus. If you accept an offer and then renege on that offer, you will be immediately blocked from using all Career Development services (including NYU InterviewNet and NYU CareerNet), and your Dean will be notified. If you have concerns or questions about accepting an offer, please contact the Recruitment Team.
You are still welcome to participate in OCR while abroad. It is your responsibility to attend an OCR presentation PRIOR to your departure. If you are selected for an on-campus interview, please sign up for a time slot that works for you. We will then reach out to the employer to ask them if they are willing to conduct a phone or skype interview. Please note it is up to the employer to decide whether or not they can accommodate an alternative method of interviewing. If an employer is unwilling, we will notify you and remove you from the schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Recruitment desk by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-998-4737.
An electronic resume collection is conducted twice a year. During this time, graduating students may submit a resume to various industry categories. If your resume is selected from one of the books, you will be notified directly by the respective employer. All notifications regarding details on how and when to submit, and what categories you may submit to will be communicated through your corresponding class listserv.
Professional interviewing attire (suit) is required for all
on-campus interviews and employer presentations. If you have questions
regarding attire, please contact the Recruitment Desk.
By participating in the OCR program, I agree to the following:
- All information found on my resume, unofficial transcript and NYU InterviewNet profile is up-to-date, truthful, and accurate.
- I give permission to OCR to provide my resume and other job search documents to prospective employers.
- I will honor all interview and employer commitments. Cancellations of on-campus interviews must be made up to four business days prior to the scheduled interview date.
- I will sign up for interviews with only those employers for whom I am interested in working.
- I will exercise professional conduct during any and all recruitment related activities, including interactions with Career Development staff.
- I will notify the employer on a timely basis of acceptance or non-acceptance of an offer, either verbally or in writing. I will withdraw myself from the recruiting process after accepting an offer by notifying OCR immediately.
- If I renege on a verbal or written offer, my Dean will be contacted.
- I accept that failure to adhere to the OCR honor code may result in the termination of my interview privileges.
2013 - 2014 Recruitment Calendar
|August 28, 2013||Presentations Begin|
|September 3, 2013||Fall Term Classes Begin|
|September 4-6, 2013||Rosh Hashanah (No Events)|
|September 9, 2013||Fall Recruitment Begins|
|September 12, 2013||Fall Job & Internship Fair|
|September 14, 2013||Yom Kippur (No Events)|
|September 19, 2013||Engineering & Technology Fall Career Fair at NYU-Poly|
|October 14-15, 2013||Fall Recess|
|November 28-29, 2013||Thanksgiving Break (No Events)|
|December 6, 2013||NGO, Non-Profit and Government Career Form at George Washington University (Washington, DC)|
|December 13, 2013||Last Day of Classes|
|December 16-20, 2013||Fall Term Exams|
|January 20, 2014||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (University Closed)|
|January 21, 2014||Spring Recruitment Begins|
|January 27, 2014||Spring Term Classes Begin|
|January 30, 2014||Spring Job & Internship Fair|
|February 17, 2014||Presidents Day (University Closed)|
|February 19, 2014||Women's Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Fair|
|February 21, 2014||Government & Non-Profit Expo at Georgetown University|
|February 27, 2014||Engineering & Technology Spring Career Fair at NYU-Poly|
|TBD||Education, Non-Profit, & Healthcare Spring Career Fair|
|March 17-23, 2014||Spring Recess|
|April 4, 2014||Master's Level Social Work Job Fair|
|May 12, 2014||Last Day of Classes|
|May 14-20, 2014||Spring Term Exams|
|May 21, 2014||Commencement|
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the recruitment desk at (212) 998-4737, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For office hours and general information about the Wasserman Center for Career Development, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment.