Office of Career Services

PirateLink FAQ

Career Services provides online job search services to SU students and alumni FREE OF CHARGE through SU PirateLink, part of the NACElink Network, affiliated with the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Access
    Do I have to register on PirateLink to post a position?
    How do I register on PirateLink?

    How can I find out if I have an existing account?

    I forgot my username and/or password…

    How can I change my password?

    How can I add a user and/or update my contact/account information?

  • Posting a Job
    How can I post a position?
    What is the difference between posting a position to Southwestern only and posting a position to multiple schools?

    What are the fees associated with posting a position in PirateLink?

    I only want to post a position to Southwestern, but the system is asking me for credit card information.

  • On-Campus Recruiting
    Do I have to register with PirateLink to interview on campus or collect resumes?
    How can I set up a resume collection?
    How can I schedule on-campus interviews?
    How do I view resumes?
    How do I download selected resumes or email selected candidates only?
    How do I select students for my on-campus interviews?
    How do students sign up for an interview time?

      Do I have to register on PirateLink to post a position?
    Yes.  PirateLink serves as both a campus recruiting management system and an electronic bulletin board for almost all positions. In order to reach Southwestern University students and graduates, all employers must be registered on PirateLink. Before registering,please make sure you don’t have an existing account.

       How do I register on PirateLink?
    Registration is fairly straightforward and should take less than 3 minutes. If you are confident you don’t have an existing account, begin the registration process by clicking on “register” on the right-hand side of the screen. The system will prompt you for a email address and will create a password for you, which can be changed later, as well as your company and contact information.If your organization (including a different office at a different location) has an account on this system, the system will show you possible matches. This unique feature allows employers from different offices to share information, if and only if they wish to do so. Please be sure to complete all required sections of the registration process. The system does not consider your registration complete until you have gone through this final section. Once your account is created and approved by Career Services, you will be able to post jobs at Southwestern as well any other institution in the NACElink Network, if you so choose. Accounts requests are typically approved within one business day.

      How can I find out if I have an existing account?
    Click on the “Forgot Password” link under the login boxes and enter your email address. You will receive an email with your login information verifying your account. If you think you might have an account, but this default does not work, please contact Career Services at 512.863.1346 or career.services@southwestern.edu.

       I forgot my username and/or password…
    If you have forgotten your username and password, click on the “Forgot Password” link below the login boxes. The system will email you your username and password.

       How can I change my password?
    Registered employers may change their passwords by clicking on the “Account” link in the menu box and choose “Change Password”.

       How can I add a user and/or update my contact/account information?
    To update account/contact information click on “Account” and choose the appropriate tab to revise. To modify the profile/company information, click on “Profile”. To modify the contact name and/or address, click on the contact name in the “Contacts” column. Global contacts may update all accounts with one click of a button.The system does not allow you to add a contact to your account. Each contact will need to create his/her record, which can be linked to an umbrella employer account.

      How can I post a position?
    You must first register with PirateLink.  To post a position, click on either the “Create job posting for Southwestern University” or the “Create multi-school NACElink job posting”  link. Posting a position to multiple schools is a cost-effective way to list the position at any subset of the participating institutions for a nominal fee while only having to enter the information one time. You will next need to input specific information about the position you wish to list, such as job description. Please note the section entitled “Show?”; this allows you the option of sharing (or not sharing) your contact information with students. You also have the option of specifying the duration the position should remain listed. Once the entry of the job specifics are complete, click on the “Preview” link at the bottom of the page. The system will ask you to verify your entry and to either edit or save the position description./p>

      What is the difference between posting a position to Southwestern only and posting a position to multiple schools?
    There is a nominal fee for posting a position at multiple institutions.here is no fee for posting a position at Southwestern only. Click here for a list of participating institutions. Click here for the fee structure for posting at multiple institutions.

      What are the fees associated with posting a position in PirateLink?
    There is a nominal fee for posting a position to multiple institutions. There is no charge for posting a position to Southwestern only.

      I only want to post a position to Southwestern, but the system is asking me for credit card information.
    In order to post a position for free at Southwestern you must post the position using the “Create job posting for Southwestern University” link. If you post a position via the “Create multi-school NACElink job posting” link and only select Southwestern, the system will charge you for posting a position to one institution.

      

      Do I have to register with PirateLink to interview on campus or collect resumes?
    Yes.  PirateLink not only serves as an electronic bulletin board for almost all positions, it also functions as a campus recruiting management system allowing us to collect resumes into resume books and make them accessible to employers . In order to reach Southwestern University students and graduates, all employers must be registered on PirateLink. Before registering, please make sure you don’t have an existing account.

      How can I set up a resume collection?
    Instead of posting a position in PirateLink where students apply directly to you, you may elect to collect resumes for a position by having Career Services advertise your position via email to students (i.e. pushing the posting to candidates rather than having them search for the position themselves.) Career Services will collect resumes via PirateLink and send an email PDF of the collected resume to the employer.

      How can I schedule on-campus interviews?
    On-campus recruiting, including interviews and information tables/sessions, is scheduled personally through a Career Services staff member who will customize your visit.  Please complete and return via email or fax a “Recruiting Information Sheet” to get started or call us at 512.863.1346 to schedule your visit. On-campus recruiting is advertised via email to targeted candidates (e.g. graduating seniors and alumni for full-time positions, other students for internships) using position information provided by the employer on the Recruiting Information Sheet and job description.  Employers who choose to prescreen candidates will use the PirateLink system to review resumes collected in an electronic resume book customized to meet your specifications.

      How do I view resumes?
    To view submitted resumes, click on “View applicants” on the Employer Home page.

      How do I download selected resumes or email selected candidates only?
    The system allows you to select students by checking the box next to their names. The drop-down box, at the middle of the page, allows you to download resumes for the selected candidates, email the selected candidates and rank selected candidates. Only users of the employer account have access to this information.

       How do I select students for my on-campus interviews?
    Once you have reviewed resumes in your PirateLink resume book, please contact Career Services at 512.863.1346 or via email to career.services@southwestern.edu to let us know of your selections.  We will follow up with students to invite them to sign up for the interview time slots you have requested.

      How do students sign up for an interview time?
    Career Services personally calls students to invite them to sign up for an interview time and works with students to create as streamlined a schedule for you as possible.