The new JHU Jobs site just went live, and it's worth checking out for reasons beyond the slick new design.
For current university employees, this site is now your go-to resource for tracking future opportunities at Johns Hopkins that match your talents and career goals.
By creating a profile on the jobs site, you'll make yourself visible to more than 40 recruiters at the front gates of hiring for Hopkins. On top of that, a new tool lets you set up email alerts for new positions that match your selected skills, interests, and experience.
"We have a robust talent pool here, and our new site capitalizes on that to build stronger bridges between our recruiters and existing employees," says Kimberly Myers of the Talent Acquisition team at JHU Human Resources, which launched the upgrade this week.
Current university employees should access the new jobs site via my.jh.edu, under the "HR" tab on the left. From there, choose the "Success Factors JHU Recruiting" icon to arrive at the jobs home page.
To make best use of the new features, you'll first want to fill out your candidate profile. And don't worry, it's painless—thanks to a new option that allows you to seamlessly import details from your existing LinkedIn profile or resume. To get there, use the "Careers" link in the "Home" drop-down menu at top left, then click on "My Candidate Profile" at top.
"Get that profile ready, and recruiters can easily identify you as an internal candidate for jobs," says Jonathan Thompson of the Talent Acquisition team, which hopes to build a searchable database of thousands of current employees. In addition, if you're ever actively pursuing a specific new position, a completed profile will make for an easier application process.
"At Johns Hopkins, we're very interested in supporting employees along the steppingstones of their career, which may mean a variety of different positions over the years," Myers says. "The goal is for talented staff to remain invested and supported here for lifelong careers."
Beyond its benefits for existing employees, the new site improves usability for all job candidates approaching the hiring process at Johns Hopkins, which sees a quarter of a million new applications per year.
Overall, the new mobile-friendly site is "cleaner, easier to navigate, and more intuitive," Thompson says. "We made a point of doing away with redundant or confusing features from the past version to make the application process more seamless."
Another reminder: The new site caters to Johns Hopkins University staff positions, while a different version operates a separate job search for Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System positions.