I don’t know if I feel this way because I’m a graduating senior, but it seems as though there is a ton of hype about the AU Career Development Services’ TRL program. If you’ve ever been to see a career counselor in Mary Martin Hall about your job or internship search, odds are that you’ve heard of Tiger Recruiting Link, better known as TRL. TRL is the job searcher’s equivalent of a child’s toy store. There are a plethora of job and internship listings where you can navigate an ever expanding list of employers seeking students for positions within their organization. Some are searching for full time career seeking students like myself who are about to graduate. Others are in need of summer interns. Still there are availabilities posted for part-time on or off campus employment during your time as a student. Whatever your job search needs, TRL can help you find a company that needs you as well.
So, how to set up an account and navigate your way around TRL. To begin a TRL account, simply go to http://jobs.auburn.edu/. A screen will appear that asks if you already have an account or if you would like to set one up. In the middle of the screen there is a link that says “Register for a new JobCentral.TRL account.” Click on the link and you will be asked to enter in your Auburn email address and the password “findajob.” Once you have done this, you will receive an email with information on how to change your password.
Now that your TRL account has been set up, there are many different tabs to help you best utilize your account to fit your needs.
- Your profile tab allows you to list all of your basic contact information for employers.
- The resume/document tab allows you to upload up to 10 different resumes for different jobs you may be interested in applying for. Other documents such as transcripts and cover letters can also be stored here.
- The job tab is where all of the employment and internship opportunities are listed. You can search by type of employment such as full time or internship, by keywords such as “engineering”, or by location.
- Every employer with an account on TRL is listed under the employers tab, so if you have a particular company which interests you this is a good place to start.
- The interview tab works alongside the homepage which allows you to arrange interviews with employers both on campus in Mary Martin Hall or at the office location of the company. Some interviews are prescreened for eligibility so be sure to make sure your qualifications meet the specifications of the company.
- The next two tabs, events and calendar, allow you to see what you have coming up as far as your career search is concerned.
I hope that this breakdown of TRL helps a little. It is a terrific tool provided free of charge to students and alumni alike, and once you’ve mastered how to use it, it can be very useful to you.
Happy job hunting.
Job Search Jenna '10