Ethical Standards Guidelines for On-Campus Recruiting
As a participant, you MUST adhere to the ethical standards endorsed by the Rutgers-Newark Career Development Center. Failure to comply with these standards will not only jeopardize your own internship or job opportunities, but also the impact larger relationship between Rutgers University and affected employers.
Misrepresentations or inaccuracies concerning your qualifications on your RESUME or within your RaiderNet "profile" are a serious violation of Rutgers' recruiting standards and will result in the permanent loss of your access to all of our placement related services.
Keep these ethical guidelines in mind, and we are confident that you will have a very positive experience in the On-Campus Recruitment Program. We wish you all the best in your employment search.
THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE REASON FOR NOT SCHEDULING AN INTERVIEW WOULD BE IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED AN OFFER FROM ANOTHER EMPLOYER. In this case, you must notify CDC immediately AND you must withdraw from the On-Campus Recruitment Program (please see "Offer and Acceptance Guidelines" listed below).
If you see a job opening that really interests you, but you are unable to attend its scheduled On-Campus Interview Day, please contact the Career Development Center to make other arrangements. We will personally submit your resume to the recruiter and explain that you have to schedule an interview at another time. However, this interview would have to be conducted at the employer's location. Under NO circumstances are you to use the On-Campus Recruitment program as a vehicle for "interview practice." If you want to practice interviewing, please contact the Career Development Center, and we will be happy to schedule a Mock Interview for you.
A record will be kept of interview cancellations and no shows. After two cancellations or two no shows, you will be blocked from (i.e. prohibited from accessing) RaiderNet, the On-Campus Recruitment Program and On-Line Job Postings. After the first cancellation or no show, you will be temporarily suspended. You will be reinstated only after meeting with Dean Hopkins, Director of the Career Development Center and drafting a letter of apology to the affected employer which will also be kept on file at the Career Development Center.
You also must send a copy of your letter or e-mail message to Thomas J. Hopkins. Letters are sent to Thomas J. Hopkins, Director, Career Development Center, 360 King Blvd., Hill Hall 313, Newark, NJ 07102 and e-Mails to Mr. Thomas Hopkins, Director Career Development Center. If you do not complete both of these tasks, we will record the incident as a "no show."
Remember, the employer is also committing to you by offering you the internship or employment opportunity! In addition, upon accepting an offer, it is ethically wrong to continue interviewing, sending letters of application, or conducting other job search activities.
You have made the decision to commit to an employer, and your job search is over. You must immediately notify CDC of your employment acceptance and simultaneously withdraw from the On-Campus Recruitment Program. You may contact us by phone at (973) 353-5311 or by e-Mail at email@example.com. Accepting an employment offer and then reversing your decision is totally unacceptable behavior in the professional world. This not only destroys your personal credibility, but also reflects badly on Rutgers University. The employer may decide to discontinue recruiting at Rutgers, thus hurting the chances of other students/candidates.