SpartaRecruiting Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is eligible to participate in On-Campus Interviews (OCI)?

  2. What is the advantage of participating in On-Campus Interviews (OCI)?

  3. Should I submit a customized resume for OCI jobs? 

  4. How will I be notified if an employer wants to interview me on campus?

  5. How do I change my interview time?

  6. How do I cancel an interview appointment?

  7. Where are the interviews held?

  8. Who should I contact if special arrangements or accommodations are needed? 

  9. When should I arrive for the interview?

  10. How do I prepare for an interview?

  11. When will I hear back from an employer about their decision?

  12. What should I do if I feel an employer violated professional or ethical practices?

  13. Should I notify the Career Center when I accept a position?

  14. What do I do if I have multiple job offers?

  15. What do I do if I have accepted an offer and I get another job offer I want more? 


 

 1. Who is eligible to participate in On-Campus Interviews (OCI)?

Any SJSU student or alumni seeking career/internship opportunities registered with the Career Center’s SpartaJobs.

 

 2. What is the advantage of participating in On-Campus Interviews (OCI)?

It is an excellent opportunity to meet with representatives from well-known organizations who have available jobs or internships and are interested in meeting SJSU students or alumni. These screening interviews may be held on the SJSU campus in the Career Center or at the employer’s site.

 

 3. Should I submit a customized resume for OCI jobs?

You should customize each resume and make sure the resume is targeted to the particular job. Be specific and focus on what the employer wants.

 

 4. How will I be notified if an employer wants to interview me on campus?

You will receive emails directly from the employer.

 

 5. How do I change my interview time?

Contact the employer directly.

 

 6. How do I cancel an interview appointment?

Prior to the Interview:  Contact the employer at least two business days prior to the interview.

Day of the Interview: If your interview is on-campus, contact our Customer Service Desk in the Career Center at careerhelp@sjsu.edu or call 408-924-6031.

If your interview is off-campus, contact the employer directly.

 

 7. Where are the interviews held?

Interviews on-campus are held in the Career Center, Administration Building, Room 154. Please enter through room 154 downstairs; entrance is across from Dudley Moorehead Hall (DMH), see campus map for details. Our map label is "CAR", we are located between the Engineering building and Dudley Moorehead Hall. Please check in with our front desk staff at the top of the stairs.

Interviews off-campus, employers will notify you with instructions.

 

 8. Who should I contact if special arrangements or accommodations are needed

Interview on-campus, contact Julie Sedlemeyer at 408-924-6024 orJulie.Sedlemeyer@sjsu.edu for special arrangements or accommodations.

Interview off-campus, contact the employer directly if you need special arrangements or accommodations.

 

 9. When should I arrive for the interview?

Interview on-campus, Arrive 15 minutes prior to your interview time. Make sure to bring a copy of your resume and any other materials requested. Your name will be called when the interviewer is ready. Remember, the interview begins when the interviewer greets you in the lobby.

Interview off-campus, follow the employer’s instructions.

 

 10. How do I prepare for an interview?

Review our interviewing resources to help you put your best foot forward.

 

 11. When will I hear back from an employer about their decision?

You may not hear back from the employer right away, but you can always contact the employer directly for the status of their decision. It is a good idea to ask the employer, during the interview, when you might expect to hear back from them.

 

 12. What should I do if I feel an employer violated professional or ethical practices?

If you feel that any of the employer practices violate professional or ethical practices, please notify the Career Center immediately.

 

 13. Should I notify the Career Center when I accept a position?

Once you accept a job offer, please report your placement to the Career Center. Once a position has been accepted, it is unprofessional to continue to interview with employers.

 

 14. What do I do if I have multiple job offers?

We can help you with that! Contact the Career Center for assistance with processing your decision.

 

 15. What do I do if I have accepted an offer and I get another job offer I want more? 

Reneging or declining an offer that you have already accepted can have serious consequences for you as a professional.  It also reflects negatively on SJSU and can have a long term impact on future students.