Frequently Asked Questions

 

Applicants/Job seekers:

 

Employers

 

Other

 

The following Frequently Asked Questions are designed to address questions and comments specifically related to your use of AcademicCareers.com. If you have additional queries, please contact us at info@AcademicCareers.com.

Applicants/Job seekers

 

Q. Cost. Do applicants pay to use AcademicCareers.com?

A. All AcademicCareers.com provided applicant services are free of charge.

Q. Registrations. Do I have to register to use AcademicCareers.com?

A. Registration is not required to search the database for job openings. However, it is recommended that you sign up for Job Alerts and Post a Resume, which require registration.

Q. Registrations. How do I register as an applicant?

A. To Post a Resume Click Here. To sign up for Job Alerts Click Here.

Q. Resume. How do I post my resume on AcademicCareers.com?

A. After you have registered, you can submit your resume. You can paste in text or add your resume as a file.

Q. Applicant e-mail notifications. How do I get notified of job openings meeting my characteristics?

A. After you set up Job Alerts. You are automatically notified via e-mail when new jobs are added.

Q. Applicant accounts. How do I change my profile or resume?

A. After you have registered, you can use your Email and Password at any time to make changes. You can Login Here.

Q. Applicant accounts. How long will my account stay active?

A. Applicant accounts that are dormant for twelve months or if your listed e-mail account becomes invalid.

 

Employers

 

Q. Employer Account: How do I establish an Employer Account with AcademicCareers.com?

A. Click here to open an Employer Account. Complete the Employer Account Information template, then press "Register". Immediately thereafter you are ready to start entering your job posting(s).

Q. Job listing. How do I post a job opening on AcademicCareers.com?

A. After you login, on the My Account page click on "Job Postings" then "Post a Job" then select your product.

A template will appear and you can enter your job listing. In the boxes Job Description, Preferred and Required Qualifications, and Application Details, you can type or paste in text. When finished entering the new job listing, click on "Preview" then "Post".

Q. Cost. How much do employers pay to use AcademicCareers.com?

A. AcademicCareers.com charges employers a processing fee for each job listing. Click here to view the current rates.

Q. Job listing. Can I enter multiple job openings in a single job listing?

A. A single job listing may include multiple job openings, but you are limited to selecting five job categories in which your job listing is visible. The processing fee is per job listing, not per job opening.

Q. Job listing. How do I enter more than one job listing?

A. This can be done very efficiently. You can either (on your My Account page) click "Post a Job," or you can open one of your current job postings and use the "Duplicate" feature. Your current job will be cloned and you can then make changes to reflect your new job posting. (This avoids you entering repetitive information twice.)

Q. Job listing. How long will it be before applicants can see my job listing(s)?

A. A few seconds after you enter your job listing(s) it will be visible on the world wide web. To see your job listing(s), click on our logo or go to www.AcademicCareers.com, click on "Jobs" and scroll down to your job listing(s) and click on it.

Q. Job listing. How long is a job listing posted on AcademicCareers.com?

A. Your job is posted for up to three full months or the application deadline in the ad, whichever comes first.

Q. Job listing. What are the advantages of posting for three months?

A. Three-month job listings are especially attractive to maximize the number of highly qualified and diverse applicants, when recruiting in disciplines with tight job markets, when posting multiple jobs within a job listing, or gearing up early to recruit at national meetings.

Q. E-mail alerts. Why are e-mail alerts to applicants so great and is there an extra fee?

A. The e-mail alert feature is extremely beneficial as it brings your job listing to the applicant's attention and gives you broad exposure. After applicants establish their profile, our Smart Agent automatically matches their profile with jobs that are entered into the database by employers. Applicants are then personally notified via e-mail alerting them of the matching job listing. E-mail alerts are included in the processing fee.

Q. Resume database. How can we access the resume database and is there a extra fee?

A. Employers can enter the resume database through their Employer Account. You will be able to see resumes of applicants matching the job categories of your job listings. The number of resumes varies significantly per discipline. Applicants in disciplines with tighter job markets and applicants trying to keep their job search confidential prefer to sign up for the e-mail alerts to publishing their resume in a public database. There is no extra charge to access the resume database.

Q. Payment. How do I pay for the processing fee of our job opening?

A. The processing fee is due upon submission of the job listing. You can pay immediately by credit card or request an invoice. Invoice payment can be through a college, university, or company check, or credit card.

Q. Payment. How can we pay the processing fee in a foreign currency?

A. By using the credit card payment option you will be charged by your credit card company the equivalent of the amount due in your local currency.

Q. Annual Contracts. Can we obtain an annual contract at lower rates for our organization?

A. Yes. AcademicCareers.com does offer annual contracts to organizations posting over ten job openings per year. Please contact info@AcademicCareers.com and include the anticipated number of job listings.

Q. Employer Account. How do I make changes in my Employer Account?

A. Log in to your Employer Account, then go to the Company Profile Section.

Q. Job listing. How do I change the information in our job listing?

A. Employers can make changes to their job listings at any time. Just enter your Employer Account, then go to the Job Postings section.

Q. Job listing. Can we renew our posted job opening?

A. Yes, you can renew a job opening. Just enter your Employer Account, then go to the Job Postings Section and click on the link to the job you want to renew. Then click on Duplicate. You will again be charged a processing fee. New e-mail alerts will be sent out as well.

Q. Job listing. How do we delete our job opening from AcademicCareers.com?

A. Job openings will be automatically removed from AcademicCareers.com after being posted for three months. To delete earlier, just enter your Employer Account, then scroll down and click on the link to the job you want to delete and click the delete button.

Other

Q. Legal. Are there any terms or conditions for using AcademicCareers.com?

A. Yes, by using AcademicCareers.com applicants and employers warrant that they have reviewed the terms and conditions in the Legal section of the web site and agree to fully comply to all terms and conditions. Just
click on the Legal link to view our service agreement.