Faculty/Staff FAQs

We have some answers to the most common queries that we hear from Truman faculty and staff. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us for further assistance.

The Career Center offers a variety of programs to assist faculty and staff in supporting students. This includes classroom presentations, targeted programming for student organizations, and large-scale programming focusing on career and professional development. For more information, see our Faculty/Staff Career Center Guide .
To request programs presented by the Career Center, simply complete and email the Presentation Request Form or contact the Career Center at (660) 785-4353.
Yes. To schedule a professional staff member to visit/speak at your departmental meeting, please contact the Career Center at (660) 785-4353.
The Career Center offers many services on a walk-in basis including résumé and cover letter critiques, job search and internship search assistance, a library of major, career, professional development and graduate school resources, and major/career decision making. Some services are available on an appointment-only basis including mock interviews, career coaching, and personal statement critiques.
All events during Career Week are pertinent to assisting students with their post-undergraduate experience. Such events include SCORE/Professional Mock Interviews with retired executives, Etiquette Dinner, Career and Graduate School Expo, and many employer information sessions.
Students may use their network of professional contacts, the alumni network, and the professional staff in the Career Center for assistance in locating a job.
For those services that require an appointment (i.e., Mock Interviews, Career Coaching, Self-Assessments, Personal Statements) students can sign up for an appointment through #HireTruman.
Yes! The Career Center offers the same assistance to alumni as it does to currently enrolled Truman students.
Salary negotiation takes tact, skill, and research. Don’t forget that salary is not the only factor in taking an offer. Benefits, cost of living, geographic location, work environment, and corporate culture also need to be considered. Make sure you look at the whole picture. While doing your research, you need to also figure out what you’re worth before you start to negotiate. In order to evaluate your options, you should clearly identify what you want and what you need.

Here are some aspects of the job to weigh:

  • Position
  • Start Date
  • Salary
  • Moving
  • Bonus
  • Benefits

Successful and realistic negotiations embrace five principles based on the knowledge that the salary you begin a job with reflects your value to an organization and typically determines future salary increases. These five principles are:

  • Research
  • Self-Confidence
  • Recognition of Mutual Needs
  • Calculated Timing
  • Evaluation and Communication

You may also direct students to our Job and Salary Negotiation Handout (PDF).