An Overachiever of the Wrong Persuasion (badmonkey77) wrote in sphe,
An Overachiever of the Wrong Persuasion

NASPA/ACPA Placement Exchange

I'm very confused by the whole placement exchange concept. I've signed up for the website, and seen a few job listings that I am interested in applying for, but really don't know where to go from there. Is this like a regular job postin, where I just mail in my resume and cover letter, or is there some other process that goes on? I vaguely recall some of the former students in my program mentioning something about there being mailboxes at the actual exchange, and you would get notices in your mailbox from schools that wanted to interview you even if you didn't apply with them. Is that accurate, or is my imagination running rampant through my memoory again?

Help! I'm so confused...
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Once you see a job listing there, apply for it as instructed in the listing and mention your availability at ACPA/NASPA and your candidate #. They will then contact you if interested to set up a meeting time at the conference.

At the conference you will have mailboxes with your candidate number where other schools may contact you after reviewing your resume online.
I am not sure how it is working through the joint ACPA/NASPA placement, but for ACPA last year you could upload your resume and references to the site and employers would contact you to set up an interview. You could also send an e-mail to employers you were interested in to request an interview which would reference your candidate ID and such. Most of my interviews last year were from employers contacting me from the placement site.

You can also place your resume in employer mailboxes at the placement and some giant binders they have for employers to flip through.

Or you can apply regularly and reference your availability to interview at ACPA/NASPA as stated above.
Ditto to what cenye said! It was the same way last year at NASPA. You upload your resume and had the ability to "drop" your resume for positions for which you are interested in interviewing.

Some people in my cohort got confused because they didn't realize that the Career Services section for the conference is different from the regular job postings, so may sure that you are in the right place. I hope that makes sense!

Let me know if you come up with any other questions. I'll be glad to help! :)