Employers Frequently Asked Questions

So that you can find your answers more quickly, we've divided our Frequently Asked Questions page into the following sections.


Cat Career Tracks

How do I sign up for Cat Career Tracks?

If you received a user name and password in your email, you already have an account: Use that information to log in at https://nmu.joinhandshake.com/. Be sure to update all contact information accurately.

If you are a new user, click here and create an account. Your submitted profile will be reviewed and approved by NMU Career Services. Once approved, you will have full access to all features of this system. On-Campus Departments: Please be sure to search in this format: NMU - Department Name

If you are looking to post a temporary or one-time position (shoveling, gardening, babysitting, etc.), please click here for instructions.

What if my username and/or password doesn't work?

If you know your username but not your password, click on the 'Forgot Password' link. If you don't know your username or are still having trouble logging into Cat Career Tracks, please call the Career Services office at (906) 227-2800.

How do I post a job?

On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. On the top right hand corner of the screen you will see 'Create Job,' click this. Complete the information and click 'Create' on the bottom part of the screen. Your job will be reviewed and approved by NMU Career Services. Once it’s approved, it can be viewed by NMU students and alumni. If you would prefer that applicants apply directly to you (not through Cat Career Tracks), answer yes to 'Require students to also apply through website or applicant tracking system?' You will have the option to put in a website or other application instructions. On the 'Details' tab, don't check any boxes under 'Required Documents.'

How do I edit a job?'

On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings,' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. Click on the job you wish to edit. The top right corner will have the option to 'Edit,' click this, and make your changes. Once finished click 'Save Changes.'

How do I post a job that I have previously posted?

On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings,' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. Click on the job you wish to edit. The top right corner will have the option to 'Edit,' click this, and make your changes. Once finished click 'Save Changes.'

I hired an employee and would like to take my job down. How do I do that?

On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings,' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. Click on the job you wish to take down. On the top, choose 'Expire Job.' 

How do I search for a student or alumni?

Students and alumni have the option to allow employers to view their profile. To search for students, click on 'Students' on the left hand side of the screen. There you can filter your search by keyword, or by university as well, if you are unable to find students within the major you are looking for please feel free to call Career Services at 227-2800.

How do I set up on-campus interviews?

On the left hand menu, under 'Campus,' click on 'Interviews,' then 'Request Interview Schedule.'  Complete the form and hit 'Next' until it's been submitted. Once you submit your request, it will be reviewed by Career Services staff.  

How do I sign up for a job fair?

Registration may be completed via our online system, Cat Career Tracks (https://nmu.joinhandshake.com).  Click on ‘Fairs’ on the left menu, under 'School,' choose Northern Michigan University, find the job fair of your choice, then ‘+ Register.’ (On-campus departments: if it says 'registered,' click on the drop-down box and choose 'Register another division.')  Complete the required information and click ‘Create Registration.’  On-campus departments: make sure you choose your department under 'Registration Division.' 

How do I set up an on-campus information session?**

On the side menu, click on 'Events' under 'Campus,' then choose 'Request Event' on the top right. Complete the form and click 'Submit.' Once you submit your request, it will be reviewed by Career Services staff.  

I am an on-campus employer and have questions regarding hiring a student employee. Where can I find this information?

You can find the NMU Student Employment Handbook here.


Finding Employees

How do I post a position that I have available?

You can post all of your open positions in Cat Career Tracks. Click here to enter the site. On the left hand side menu, under 'Postings,' click on 'Jobs' to view all jobs. On the top right hand corner of the screen you will see 'Create Job,' click this. Complete the information and click 'Create' on the bottom part of the screen. Your job will be reviewed and approved by NMU Career Services. Once it’s approved, it can be viewed by NMU students and alumni. If you would prefer that applicants apply directly to you (not through Cat Career Tracks), answer yes to 'Require students to also apply through website or applicant tracking system?' You will have the option to put in a website or other application instructions. On the 'Details' tab, don't check any boxes under 'Required Documents.'

Please remember that there may be a delay in seeing your posting, as our office approved each posting individually.  Please also note that our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Jobs submitted after that time will not be approved and posted until Monday morning.  Thank you. 

For positions that you need filled prior to December 18, 2017, please post in the current system: https://employer.gradleaders.com/NMU/Employers/Login.aspx?jprid+4218.

How much does it cost to post a position?

Posting a position with our office is completely free of charge.

How long do positions remain on your site?

When you complete the job posting, you will choose the date in which you would like the position to be removed (no later than three months from the day you post).  You also have the capability of editing your job and changing this date.

I am an area resident in need of a temporary employee. How can I find a temporary student employee?

To post a position for a temporary employee, please email careers@nmu.edu or call us at (906) 227-2800. 

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Job Fairs

What job fairs do you host?

We host many job fairs throughout the year. To view a current listing or to sign up, please click on 'Fairs' in Cat Career Tracks and search for Northern Michigan University under 'Schools.'  You may also view our current listing at: http://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/jobfairs 

How do I sign up for a job fair?

Registration may be completed via our online system, Cat Career Tracks (https://nmu.joinhandshake.com).  Click on ‘Fairs’ on the left menu, choose the job fair of your choice, then ‘+ Register.’ (On-campus departments: if it says 'registered,' click on the drop-down box and choose 'Register another division.')  Complete the required information and click ‘Create Registration.’  On-campus departments: make sure you choose your department under 'Registration Division.'  

Is there a fee to attend job fairs?

Each of our job fairs have the same fees: For-profit employers: $100; Non-profit organizations: $25. 

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On-Campus Recruiting

Can I interview students on-campus for a position I have available?

Of course! Our office has the following services and facilities available to employers:

  • Private interview rooms,
  • Advertising your vacancy and collecting resumes prior to your visit,
  • Conference rooms for group testing or information sessions,
  • Distance interview facilities,
  • A full range of audio-visual support.

How do I set up on-campus interviews?

On the left hand menu, under 'Campus,' click on 'Interviews,' then 'Request Interview Schedule.'  Complete the form and hit 'Next' until it's been submitted. Once you submit your request, it will be reviewed by Career Services staff.  

How do I set up an on-campus information session?

On the side menu, click on 'Events' under 'Campus,' then choose 'Request Event' on the top right. Complete the form and click 'Submit.' Once you submit your request, it will be reviewed by Career Services staff.  

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