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Fall 2007 • Volume 13, Issue 4
Alumni News
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Electronic job recruitment tool announced

by Abby Wilson ’10

Bradley University is constantly looking for more ways to serve its alumni, and now the Smith Career Center and the Bradley University Alumni Association (BUAA) have partnered to bring the newest addition to alumni benefits: eRecruiting Alumni, an electronic job recruitment tool. Lori Winters Fan ’80, executive director of Alumni Relations, says the tool is “for alumni who are looking for that next step, for non-entry-level positions.” Users can post résumés, then look through employers’ job listings to find open positions. Alumni can also post job openings on the site, offering alumni-to-alumni networking

The eRecruiting Alumni tool is closely related to the Smith Career Center’s eRecruiting tool; the same company provides both resources. The eRecruiting tool offers undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to look for entry-level positions posted by employers, as well as the ability to publish their résumé to various résumé books. Both tools offer useful articles featuring topics such as money management and specific industries and jobs posted on partner sites like DICE and HotJobs.

Both eRecruiting products are different from other job Web sites because Bradley filters all the jobs posted. “We look for positions appropriate for individuals with a college degree, and, in the case of the alumni product, three or more years of experience,” says Sandy McDermott, assistant director of the Smith Career Center.

Dr. Rick Smith, director of career development at the Smith Career Center, explains students should start using the eRecruiting tool their freshman year. “During summer orientation, we send e-mails to incoming freshmen encouraging them to set up an account and begin using it to look for a part-time job. By learning how to look for a part-time job, they learn how to look for an internship,” he says.

Both services benefit users in their job search, and can open nationwide opportunities the user may never have considered. “I’m really excited about this,” says Fan, “because over the years our alumni office has tried to help students and alumni in their career searches as much as we can by providing names, information, and networking opportunities to both alums and students alike. This is going to be a great addition to the alumni benefits we’re already offering.”      

For more information on eRecruiting, visit the Smith Career Center Web site at
For more information on eRecruiting Alumni, visit


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