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PirateLink FAQs

The Center for Career & Professional Development provides online job search services to SU students and alumni FREE OF CHARGE through PirateLink, powered by Symplicity.

PirateLink FAQs

  • Yes. PirateLink allows 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.

  • Registration is fairly straightforward and should take less than three minutes. If you are confident you don’t have an existing account, begin the registration process by clicking on “sign up” on the right-hand side of the screen. The system will prompt you for a email address as well as your company and contact information. Please be sure to complete all required sections of the registration process. You will be prompted to confirm your account via email and will then receive a password emailed directly to you for subsequent logins.  Once your account is created, you will be able to post jobs at Southwestern as well any other institution in the Symplicity network, if you so choose.

  • 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 the Center of Career & Professional Development at 512.863.1346 or Pirate2Pro@southwestern.edu.

  • 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.

  • Registered employers may change their passwords by clicking on the “Account” link in the menu box and choose “Password/Preferences.”

  • To update account/contact information click on “Account” and and then “Personal Info.” 

  • You must first register with PirateLink.  To post a position, click on “Positions” and then “Position Postings” in the menu box. You will next need to input specific information about the position you wish to list, such as job description. Once the entry of the job specifics are complete, click on the “Submit” link at the bottom of the page. 

  • Yes. 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.

  • Instead of posting a position in PirateLink where students apply directly to you, you may elect to collect resumes for a position by having the Center for Career & Professional Development advertise your position via email to students (i.e. pushing the posting to candidates rather than having them search for the position themselves.) The Center for Career & Professional Development will collect resumes via PirateLink and send an email PDF of the collected resume to the employer.

  • Once you have reviewed resumes in your PirateLink resume book, please contact the Center for Career & Professional Development at 512.863.1346 or via email to Pirate2Pro@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.

  • On-campus recruiting, including interviews and information tables/sessions, is scheduled personally through a the Center for Career & Professional Development staff member who will customize your visit.  Please complete and return via email 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.

  • Once you have reviewed resumes in your PirateLink resume book, please contact the Center for Career & Professional Development at 512.863.1346 or via email at Pirate2Pro@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.

  • 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.