Career Services

FAQ's for Students & Alumi

What does Career Services do for UNOH Students/Alumni?

As a UNOH student/alumnus you have the ability to contact Career Services at anytime during or after you graduate. This is part of your Lifetime Assistance that we provide to you. Lifetime assistance means we will help with job searches, you can access our employment database (Career Magnet) for a lifetime and obtain valuable information covering resumes, interviewing and professionalism. We also provide free to you, seminars that will enhance your strategy for finding your career – “Resume Revival”, “Interviewing Skills”, “Career Hunting – Internet Searches”, “Business Etiquette”, and “Career Planning”. These are held on campus and will be posted for times, dates and location.
If you are having trouble writing your own resume, you can ask us for help! We offer a resume service, where we create your resume for you, put it on professional resume paper keep it on file and will update it at anytime for you. There is a small fee for this service.

Where can I find a listing of jobs?

You can log on to Career Magnet for a complete listing of positions for the local and national areas. We have employers’ postings positions everyday. Also, Career Services prints copies of the job listings as well as the classifieds from the Lima News Sunday edition every Monday and are available outside of Career Service offices located in the 200 Building.

What are Work Study positions? And where can I apply for them?

From time to time departments on campus have a need for extra help. The Federal Government and UNOH fund a program where we hire students to work on campus as long as they meet certain criteria. Those criteria include: must be a full time student, must keep a 2.0 or higher GPA (if it falls below, they are subject to termination), and must file a FAFSA with Financial Aid. Not everyone who applies for Work Study will be eligible, but those who are need only to fill out one application for all positions available. There will not always be positions readily available, when positions open up they will be posted on Career Magnet and on the campus job boards. The departments who interview and hire look at availability, class schedules, and attendance when considering employees. Since these are UNOH positions, we look for those who are willing to work. These positions pay minimum wage and are limited to working a maximum of 25 hours per week. You can pick up an application in Career Services, located in the 200 Building/Student Services.

How can I better prepare myself for my career path?

There are many ways you can prepare yourself before graduating and pursuing your chosen career path. One, you can stop by one of our many Career Services Success Seminars which are held at various times on campus throughout each quarter/session. Two, you can contact Career Services to schedule a one-on-one session with one of the Directors to assist you with your career needs. Three, you can register yourself on Career Magnet and upload your resume for easy searching and employer contact. Just make sure you stop by Career Services.

What are some of the reasons employers are not hiring me?

There could be a few reasons why employers have moved on or have hired someone else. Many times job seekers who are successful have turned in a resume and stayed in contact about the position afterwards.
Here are some things NOT TO DO:

  • Application Ditching
    If you drop off an application and hope they call you, they probably will not. Contact the employer and tell them you are still very interested in a position with their company. Until they say no, keep trying.
  • Appearance & Professionalism
    Make sure you are dressed appropriately when picking up the application, as well as dropping it back off. DO NOT have someone else pick it up or drop it back off for you, AND go by yourself. This shows that you are not only professional, but are wiling to go the extra mile to get the job.
  • Restrictions
    Limiting yourself to not working on weekends will have employers passing you by too. Make sure you know what your schedule is for school and have that available when applying for positions and interviewing.
  • Clarity
    Make sure when you talk to employers you speak clearly and precisely. Let them know your intentions of working, when you will be done with school, if you are going home for holidays and special occasions.