University of Vermont

Student Employment Office

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Getting Hired

All positions are posted in the Students Work Job Board. You are encouraged to look for positions in this online job board, and then contact the supervisor for an interview.

How do I choose a position?

As a potential employee your goal should be to find a job work site that supports your career interests. We recommend that you manage the job search process as you would any job search that you may do for other types of part-time employment.

Some organizations may choose to use an application form, be sure to complete these documents as completely as possible. You may want to visit the organization in person to speed up the process. Remember, if you are asked to come in for an interview, you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.

You should arrive at the job interview prepared to answer questions pertinent to the position and you should bring your schedule showing commitments and available work hours. At the interview, you should receive a job description and as much position information as possible. Finally, despite folklore on campus, YOU MAY NOT STUDY ON THE JOB.

You've found the perfect position, how do you secure the spot?

Step 1: Make sure you have understand the Student Employment Agreement.

Step 2: Once you and employer have agreed to work together, be sure that your supervisor has "Requested your hire" in the job board. Based on the wage range, your supervisor will assign an hourly rate when hiring you using the Pay Rate Guidelines and Positions Levels chart. The minimum wage in Vermont is $8.73 per hour and the maximum for a student employee is $20.00 per hour starting effectively January 1, 2014. Most students choose to work between 5-7 hours per week.

Step 3: Make sure you have completed all necessary Human Resource Services paperwork including but not limited to the I-9 Employment Eligibilty Verification form.

Step 4: With UVM's state of the art Students Work Job Board, once a placement match has been approved, the your profile will be automatically created within PeopleSoft.

Last modified November 22 2013 03:53 PM