Career Services Announces Credential File Change for 2015
Career Services is pleased to announce a new enhancement to the traditional credential file program at Emporia State. As you may know, hiring trends have changed significantly with new innovations in technology and application processes. These exciting changes improve efficiency and allow applicants to independently manage their own job search and documentation. Career Services has decided to adapt our credential file service to align with these hiring trends, allowing alumni to manage and submit materials directly to school districts as a part of the job search.
Did you know that a majority, over 70% of districts require candidates to submit documents or reference information directly into the online application system? Because of this trend, Career Services will move to a completely “Self-Managed” credential file service as of September 1, 2015. Most universities are deciding to also phase out their traditional credential file service. For specific information on a “Self-Managed Credential File” go to:
NOTE: This does not affect one’s official university documents. The materials in a credential file are used solely for applying for jobs within educational settings. The ESU Records and Registration office will continue to maintain official university records for alumni such as transcripts and full academic records.
All credential files will remain active through September 1, 2015. This allows alumni to utilize their credential file during any upcoming job searches or applications processes. During this time, however, current students and alumni cannot add any new items to credential files (recommendation letters, etc). To request a credential file be sent to a school district, go to:
Lifetime Career Services for Alumni
Remember that as an Emporia State University Alumnus, you can work with our staff at any time, virtually or in person, on all professional services regarding your job search including resume reviews, practice interviews and job search and networking. Simply contact Career Services at 620-341-5407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of this important project.
June Coleman, Director
Jackie Lutz, Credential File Coordinator
Emporia State University Career Services