CSO for Students and Alumni
Career Services Online (CSO) is a web database designed to assist with effectively managing student/alumni resumes, transcripts, employment letters and employer job opportunities.¬†
Students and alumni are encouraged to register on CSO by creating a profile and saving a resume onto the database. This allows Career Services to better service your career related needs.
Students and Alumni who register will be able to:
- Apply to online employment opportunities (Student Employment, Work Study, Internship, Co-op¬†and Full-time opportunities available)
- Submit resumes for qualified On-Campus Interviews
- Submit resumes to Resume Drops
- Have their resume viewed by interested employers.¬†
- Participate in career related events and workshops through Career Services.
CSO can be accessed both on and off campus, anywhere you have internet access, 24 hours a day. We ask that you please keep your resume and profile information up to date. ¬†This allows us to provide you with the best quality service and provide employers with correct information about your career interests.¬†To help us serve you better, please feel free to communicate with our office at (313)¬†577-3390 if you have any questions regarding CSO and/or¬†if¬†you encounter any posting¬†or employer information that seems suspicious and is of concern to¬†you.
A list of "red flags" you should look for before accepting any job offer:¬†
MISSPELLED WORDS / BAD GRAMMAR:¬†
If you receive an email or letter from a company that contains spelling errors, misused words, bad grammar or other typos, this is¬†probably not a legitimate email or letter from the company.
PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION: ¬†
If a person asks you to contact him or her via¬†his or her personal contact information, such as a home mailing address, personal cell phone or personal email account (such as Hotmail,¬†Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) do NOT provide your¬†information.
RECEIVING EMAIL FROM A PERSONAL ACCOUNT: ¬†If a person contacts you from a¬†personal email account (such as Hotmail,¬†Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) do NOT provide your¬†information. ¬†Legitimate businesses conduct¬†business through a business email.
STARTING WORK BEFORE COMPLETING PAPERWORK: ¬†If a company wishes to hire¬†you for a legitimate position, you will be asked to complete hiring paperwork and forms for¬†tax purposes¬†BEFORE you begin working for that company.
ASKED TO PROVIDE SENSITIVE¬†FINANCIAL OR PERSONAL¬†INFORMATION: ¬†NEVER provide your¬†banking information, your social security¬†number or credit card information over the¬†phone or via email. ¬†Legitimate company¬†representatives will not ask this type of¬†information from you until you are at the stage of completing hiring paperwork that will¬†include federal and state documents.
WIRE TRANSFERS OR ASKING YOU TO¬†INVEST YOUR MONEY: ¬†Legitimate¬†companies will NEVER ask you to conduct a wire transfer to a client, customer, etc. ¬†You¬†should NEVER have to pay out of pocket or¬†use your personal bank account to conduct¬†company business.
A good rule to keep in mind--"If¬†a job opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
To research common fraud schemes, go the the FBI's website for fraud at: http://www.fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/fraudschemes.htm
To research the legitimacy of a company,¬†refer to the Better Business Bureau at:¬†www.bbb.org
To file a formal complaint with the State of Michigan, contact the Consumer Protection Division under the State Attorney General's Office at: http://www.michigan.gov/ag
To help us serve you better, please feel free to communicate with our office at (313)¬†577-3390 if you have any questions regarding CSO and/or¬†if¬†you encounter any posting¬†or employer information that seems suspicious and is of concern to¬†you.