HIREsooner ACTIVATION
HIREsooner Activation

  • All currently enrolled students may activate their HIREsooner account for free.
  • Click on the red login button on the HIREsooner banner to the left and follow the instructions to register and get started with your new HIREsooner account today.
  • After activating your HIREsooner account you are eligible to receive a FREE OU embossed portfolio along with a FREE HIREsooner t-shirt available to pick up at Career Services, OMU 323, located on the 3rd floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union.

1. GO TO WWW.HIRESOONER.COM

Click on 'Student' at the top of the page. Then use the Hiresooner login on the lower left hand side of the page. Your username is your 4+4 (first four digits of your student ID). To obtain your password click on the "forgot your password?" link and a password will be e-mailed to your OU e-mail account. (You may change this once you log in).

2. COMPLETING YOUR PROFILE

This information is very important. The profile provides the criteria by which employers search for potential employees. The more complete your profile is filled out, the better we will be able to assist you. IMPORTANT - For employers to be able to find you, you must select 'YES' under Allow Employer Viewing in the Additional Information section.

To update your Profile:

  • Put your cursor over My Account and select 'My Profile'.
  • You will see sections containing Personal Information, Demographic Information, Skills and Additional Information.
  • Each section will have an 'Edit' link. Click on this link to edit fields within the section.
  • Carefully go through each section and complete all of the fields making sure to click on the 'Save' button. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • 3. UPLOADING RESUME(S), COVER LETTER, ETC.

    Be sure you have had your resume critiqued by a Career Services Assistant Director during Walk-In Hours, Monday through Thursday, 1:30-4 p.m. or by appointment, before you upload it.

    To upload your Resume:

  • Put your cursor over 'My Account' and select 'My Documents'.
  • Click on the 'Upload File' link at the bottom of the page and click the 'Choose File' button to find your document. Documents can be in Word 2010 or an earlier format and should not have embedded tables. NOTE: The Microsoft Word resume template uses embedded tables. This will create problems when uploading.
  • Select the correct document and name it (i.e. Marketing Resume or Resume).
  • Click the 'Upload' button.
  • You can upload resumes, cover letters, transcripts or other job application documents.
  • Make sure your most recent resume is set as your 'default' resume.
  • 4. SEARCHING EMPLOYERS

    With over 5,000 employers in this database, this section is a great resource to identify companies that interest you.

    To search companies:

  • Select 'Search Employers' at the top of the page.
  • Fill in the search criteria to narrow down your employer search OR just click the 'Search' button (without entering any search criteria) to view all employers.
  • Click on the Organization Name to view specific information about the company including profile, address and contain information.
  • 5. SEARCHING FOR JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

  • Put your cursor on 'HIREsooner Job Board' and select 'Job Search'.
  • Fill in the search criteria to narrow down your search OR simply click 'Search'. (without entering any search criteria) to view all current jobs.
  • Click on the 'Job ID' to see the specifics of the position and how to apply.
  • To save the search, click on the 'Save Search' link and name the search, i.e. Jobs in Dallas or Advertising Jobs. You can access the saved searches from your home page.
  • To receive an email each time a job is posted that matches your search criteria, click 'Create Job Agent'.
  • Put your cursor on 'Online Job Board' and select 'Experience Online Job Board' for additional job postings.
  • When you search for jobs in the 'Online Job Board' you will also be able to view job postings from Internships.com and Indeed Jobs.
  • 6. APPLYING FOR ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS

  • The Apply for Interviews section includes all On-Campus Interview Schedules for which you may currently apply.
  • Put your cursor over the On-Campus Interviews and select 'Apply for Interviews'.
  • Click on the 'Schedule ID' to view information. To request an interview, click the 'Apply for Interview' link at the top of the page. To view the specifics of the job, click on the 'Job Id' located below 'Linked Jobs'. However, you cannot apply for the interview on this job specific page.
  • 7. CAREER EVENTS

  • Select 'Career Events' and select the search criteria to narrow down your search OR simply click 'Search' (without entering any search criteria) to view all current workshops, careers fairs, etc.
  • To view details click on the Career Event's name.
  • 8. VIEW YOUR ACTIVITY

  • Put your cursor over 'My Account' and select 'My Activity'.
  • There are 2 types of activities that you can view; (1)Referrals- These are resume referrals that you've submitted to an employer's job, our office has submitted on your behalf or indicates that an employer has downloaded your resume. (2)Schedules- The Schedule Activity shows any on-campus interviews or waiting lists for which you are signed up. You can always see any Pre-selection Activity that is still pending for you, under the Pre-selection Activity section.
  • NOTE:

    You cannot apply for an on-campus interview unless you have uploaded a resume. View (only) On-Campus Interviews: 'View (only) All Schedules' In our system you will be able to look at all of the on-campus interview schedules for the current semester. Under the View (only) Schedules menu, but you cannot apply or sign-up on these schedules. Go to 'Apply for Interviews' to apply or sign-up on a schedule.

  • Put your cursor over On-Campus Interviews and select 'View (only) Schedules'
  • Fill in the search criteria to narrow down your interview schedule search OR just click the 'Search' button (without entering any search criteria) to view all on-campus interview schedules for the current semester.
  • Click on the 'Schedule ID' to see the specifics of the position.