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Title: Getting the Most Out of TartanTRAK


1
Getting the Most Out of TartanTRAK
  • Career Center, Lower Level, UC
  • http//www.cmu.edu/career
  • 412.268.2064

2
What is TartanTRAK?
  • A job and internship portal
  • A searchable database of jobs, internships,
    summer employment and on-campus employment
  • A database of interview schedules, resume books
    and employer presentations
  • A place to Maintain your personal profile,
    resume and other job search documents

3
Why Use TartanTRAK?
  • To assist with job and internship searches
    including part time and on-campus employment
  • Gather contact information
  • Be part of a searchable database for employers
    approved by Carnegie Mellon Career Center
  • Apply for positions
  • Schedule interviews for internships and jobs
  • Sign up for information sessions/employer
    presentations
  • Schedule mock interview

4
When to Use TartanTRAK
  • The entire time you are enrolled
  • As a recent graduate

5
What to Use as a Recent Alumnus
  • Policy
  • As a new graduate, you can participate in all the
    functions of TartanTRAK up to 12 months
    post-graduation
  • After 12 months, contact your Career Consultant
    and s/he can assist you with gaining access to
    alumni career resources

6
How to Use TartanTRAK
  • Logging in and establishing profile
  • Uploading and updating your resume
  • Searches
  • Submitting your resume
  • Checking personal dates
  • Sign up for an interview

7
Logging In and Establishing Your Profile
  • Access through the Career Center website.
  • Direct URL http//www.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/car
    eer/tartantrak
  • You need to register only ONCE. After doing so,
    you may update your registration information at
    any time from the main menu
  • Enter your TartanTRAK username and password. This
    information was sent to you via e-mail from the
    TartanTRAK system.
  • If you have difficulty with your password,
    contact Gerry Marnell at 268-1646 or
    recruit_at_andrew.cmu.edu for assistance

8
Setting Up Your Profile
  • Some fields are pre-populated for you making this
    task easier! Fill out the form as completely as
    possible. (this helps employers find you if you
    have checked the box to let employers search your
    resume)
  • You must fill out mandatory fields (written in
    red and marked with an asterisk)
  • To make multiple selections from any menu list,
    hold down CTRL key or Command key on a MAC as you
    click.

9
Home Page
After you complete your profile you will reach
the home page. This will also be the start page
each time you login thereafter.
10
Home Page
Check pre-select and alternate status for
interviews here
Upcoming Events and submission Deadlines for the
next 10 days
Shows TartanTRAK employer activity since your
last login
11
Will take you back to your home/start page
12
Contains contact and academic information (maj
or, degree, grad date, etc.) Check your profile
periodically for accuracy
13
For viewing employer- related events (intervi
ews, information sessions, etc.)
14
Use to upload resumes, cover letters, transcri
pts, etc. (you can have more than one resume
uploaded at a time). Also provides job search
information and links to relevant web sites.
15
Uploading and Update Your Resume
  • Upload/replace
  • Make primary
  • Download resume
  • Rename
  • Delete

16
Resumes and Documents
This is where you can view relevant information
links to your college specific career services
page and to Career Quick Tips
Upload resumes, cover letters, transcripts,
portfolio pages and other documents and generally
manage your documents in TartanTRAK.

Click on the Y/N to choose your default resume
!Clicking this button is ESSENTAIL If you would
like approved employers To be able to search for
your resume!
17
Resumes and Documents
  • Name your document and select the file to upload
  • Give each document a descriptive and distinct name

Remember to use internal buttons to navigate the
system with ease!
18
Resumes and Documents
  • Acceptable formats to be uploaded are MS Word,
    Adobe PDF, and RTF.
  • You MUST always click the "Y" option next to the
    name of document that you want to remain as your
    Default resume.
  • PLEASE DO NOT DELETE A RESUME IF IT IS YOUR ONLY
    ONE IN THE SYSTEM. PLEASE ADD ANOTHER RESUME
    FIRST, THEN DELETE YOUR RESUME OUT. IF YOU WOULD
    JUST LIKE TO EDIT YOUR RESUME, CLICK EDIT, THEN
    UPLOAD THE NEW VERSION

19
Resumes and Documents
  • Caveat with renaming and deleting resume
  • If you make a change to a resume that has been
    submitted for multiple positions, the change will
    effect all the resumes already submitted as long
    as you are before the submission deadline. After
    the submission deadline has passed you cannot
    make changes.
  • Note This is dangerous as you could then have
    the wrong objective on the other resumes.
  • Better Solution upload a different resume. You
    can have unlimited versions of your resume stored
    in TartanTRAK.
  • Use the Job Application / Activity History page
    to change resumes submitted to individual
    companies so long as the submission deadline has
    not passed.

20
Interviews events
is where you can search and sign up for on campu
s interviews, company information sessions,
career fairs (future) and other events the Career
Center hosts or manages.
21
Interviews events
You can view all events or filter by type, appli
cation deadline, etc…
22
Interviews events
Allows you to create custom job searches
Events including interviews, and information
sessions that you have signed up for will be
shown here
Links to your Job application/Activity History
and Interview Status
23
Information Sessions
  • Employers arrange information sessions as a way
    to convey important information about the
    company
  • Culture
  • Overview of the hiring process
  • Benefits

24
Information Sessions
Click here to close and return to Previous view
Click here to sign up!
25
Mock Interview
  • A practice first interview given by
    professional recruiters
  • Allows students to practice interview skills and
    receive feedback
  • Typically two Mock Interview sessions early
    fall and early spring

26
Job Searching Advanced Interview Search
This feature allows you to create custom job
searches that have interviews on campus
27
Job Searching Advanced Interview Search
  • Choose criteria to create a custom job search
  • Criteria include
  • Job Type Industry
  • Geographic Location
  • Job Category Fulltime, internship…

28
Job Searching All Pages
Employer Search
Full time Jobs
Student Employment
Internships
Co-ops
29
Employer Search
Choose criteria to create a custom search for
employers Search by Employer Name, City, Industry
, etc and filter by type of employer
30
Career Classifieds are vacancies in the local
Pittsburgh area. Most openings are for short
term or part time employment.
Job Searching
View all will show both job postings and on
campus interviews!
The "Interviews only" links in the will show job
opportunities with employers who are COMING TO
CAMPUS to interview students through the on
campus recruiting program.
"Job postings Only" list opportunities for which
an employer will NOT be interviewing on campus.
If a student applies for these positions, the
employer will contact applicants directly to
arrange an interview.
31
Interview Details
  • View details about the interview including
    deadlines.
  • See all interviews for that employer
  • Click to submit your resume for the interviews

32
Interview Details
  • The event information listed will show all the
    relevant deadlines associated with this event.
    This action does not guarantee an interview with
    this organization, but it will forward all
    applicants' documents to the recruiter for
    review.
  • If you are selected or declined for an interview,
    you will receive an automatic email after the
    Employer Pre-select Deadline.
  • Pay attention to the timeline for these actions
    in the posting. If you are selected for an
    interview, the email you receive will link you to
    that recruiter's schedule to sign up for a time
    slot.

33
Company Description
  • Results from Clicking on the company name
    include
  • Company description
  • Company contact information available
  • List of all job posting, interviews and events
  • List of any documents posted by the employer
  • Back button to return to results

34
Job Posting
  • Results from Clicking on the job title includes
  • Job description
  • Company contact
  • Link to apply through TartanTRAK
  • Link to printer friendly version
  • Link back to search results

35
Interviews and Events
  • When you sign up for an event, an RSVP list of
    names is created and made available to the
    relevant Career Center administrators and company
    recruiters.
  • When you have reviewed on campus interview
    opportunities, you may apply for an interview by
    clicking on the hyperlinks provided and
    submitting your resume and cover letter before
    the resume submission deadline.
  • If you must cancel your attendance please do so
    at least 48 business hours in advance, as
    outlined in the Career Center Student Code of
    Conduct.

36
Checking Job Search Status
  • TartanTrak has several features to keep you
    informed on your usage and status during your
    job/internship search
  • Interviews Pre-selected or alternate for
  • Opportunities submitted resume to
  • Interviews signed up for

37
Checking Job Search Status
  • From your Home page you can check your Pre-select
    / Alternate status
  • From the Profile page you can check your
    Interview Status and view your Job
    Application/Activity History.

38
Preselect/Alternate Status
Clicking on the link for Pre-selects/Alternates
Will show you a list of all the interviews you
have been selected as a pre-select or Alternate
You will also see a list of events you are
eligible to sign up for
39
Job Application/ Activity History and Interview
Status Views
Get organized! Export information to your own spr
eadsheet or database
  • Job Application/ Activity History View

Use TartanTRAK buttons, NOT back on your browser
to return to the original page
  • Interview Status View

40
Checking Personal Dates
  • Once you have submitted resumes, employers will
    review and then pre-select who they would like to
    interview.
  • Do not rely solely on your e-mail account to keep
    up to date on your status.
  • Come often to TartanTRAK and check your
    Pre-select/Alternate and Interview Status.

41
FAQ
  • If I just upload my resume, will employers see it
    without me doing anything else?
  • No. You MUST Check the Allow Employers to
    search my default resume box in your profile or
    on the Resumes and Documents section for it to be
    searchable by an employer.
  • If I am pre-selected for an interview, will the
    employer email me to let me know?
  • Yes. The system automatically generates an email
    to you. However, you should also check your
    Pre-select / Alternate, and Interview status to
    see if pre-selected.

42
FAQ
  • If I miss a resume submission to an employer,
    what can I do?
  • Before the event date you may still submit your
    resume to the employer as a standby.
  • You can also email the employer contact and
    attach your resume.
  • Or contact Gerry Marnell at recruit_at_andrew.cmu.ed
    u.
  • Note submitting your resume as a standby is
    also an alternative if you have not met the basic
    requirements of the employer and are not allowed
    to submit regularly.

43
Student Code of Conduct
  • You are expected to attend all scheduled campus
    interviews.
  • You are expected to be on time for a campus
    interview.
  • You are expected to present your qualifications
    in a truthful manner.
  • You are expected to honor all agreements made
    with recruiters
  • This is especially true of site visits!
  • You are expected to honor all agreements made
    with recruiters.
  • This is especially true of accepting a job
    offer!
  • You are expected to cease interviewing upon your
    acceptance of a job offer.

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The Next Step… Contact Your Career Consultant
  • Call 412.268.2064 for an appointment with your
  • Career Consultant (except MISM and INI)
  • BA Jennifer Frick
  • CFA/BHA/BSA (Architecture, Design) Sonjala
    Allen
  • CFA/BHA/BSA/ETC (Art, Drama, Music) Harriet
    Schwartz
  • CIT (BME, ChemE, CivE, MechE) Lisa Dickter
  • CIT (ECE, EPP, MSE) Carol Young
  • HSS (History, IS, Modern Languages, Psychology,
    and SDS) Debra Johnson
  • HSS (Economics, English, IS, Philosophy, and
    Stats) Susan Timko
  • INI Lynn Carroll
  • MCS Renée Starek
  • MISM (call Heinz School) Courtney Baum
  • SCS Kevin Collins

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