FAQs for Companies and Career Coaches

GETTING STARTED

How do I register my company?

You can register your company by filling out our registration form here. If you have questions, please reference our Step-by-Step Guide or send us an email at inspire@mke7.com.

Do I have to be a career coach to register my company?

No, you are more than welcome to sign up as just a company. We do encourage companies to involve their staff as the more opportunities students have to interact with professionals, whether online or in person, the more impactful and memorable the experience.

Can I volunteer to be a career coach separate of my company?

Yes! You can register using our Career Coach registration form here.

I want to invite staff at my company to become career coaches for our profile. Can you help?

Yes! You can invite coaches by sending them directly to our Career Coach registration form here.

What should I expect once I’m registered?

7-10 business days after you register you will receive a confirmation email with important information about your account. Please take a moment to read through it and log into the system to become familiar with your profile. Throughout the school year you will receive sporadic communication from messages@careercruising.com asking you to respond to students inquires and reminder/update emails from inspire@mke7.com.

What is a Career Coach?

A Career Coach is a person from the community who is volunteering to provide general career guidance in career areas where they have expertise. Please reference the Career Coach Guide for additional support.

Why do I have to pass a background check?

All coaches who wish to communicate with students must pass a background check. Please review our background check process here.

USING INSPIRE SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN

How do I login to my account? How do I retrieve my password?

To login to your account go to www.careercruising.com/partner. If you have forgotten/misplaced your password, you can retrieve your password by going here.

How do I change my password?

To change your password, login to your account and click the Update My Profile button and go to the Login Information section. In that section, click the Change Password link and follow the directions. Or you can contact the Inspire Technical Coordinator at inspire@mke7.com

How do I update my personal profile?

To update your profile, login to your account and click the Update My Profile button and go to the Login Information section. In this section, you can update/change your:

  • Contact information
  • Background check information
  • Password
  • If you are signed up as an Online Career Coach, change the career discussion board that you are participating in.
  • Career history bio.

Please refer to our partner portal tutorial for additional support.

How do I update my company’s profile?

If you have access to update your company’s profile, your account will display the Company Profile Options section. Simply click on the sections and fill in the required fields for that section.

Please refer to our company profile tutorial for additional support.

How do I increase my company visibility?

If you have access to update your company’s profile, your account will display the Company Profile Options. By associating your company with as many careers that they hire and more than 1 industry increases the visibility of your company profile to students and career seekers – the more careers, the greater your companies exposure as students/career seekers are learning more about a career.

You can elect to participate in Career-based Learning Experiences by clicking on the CBLEs section on the left-hand side of your account. You can enable student and teacher messaging capabilities on your account by contacting the Inspire Technical Coordinator at inspire@mke7.com.

How do I manage Career-based Learning Experience requests?

Career-based Learning Experiences (CBLEs) allow you to provide in-school/out-of –school experiences for Students and Career Seekers looking to get a better understanding of your company and the careers you offer. Examples of CBLEs include company tours, guest speakers, job shadows, co-op placements, summer/part-time jobs, and career fairs.

1. Potential CBLEs – If your company has no formal career-based learning experiences but want to participate, simply select the career-based learning experiences that best fits your commitment level.

2. Existing CBLEs – If your company already has a career-based learning experiences that you want highlighted for students, enter in all the details regarding this activity. Fill in the fields that are applicable.

Once you’ve received a career-based learning experiences you will be notified by email. Simply click the link in the email, log into your account and depending on what stage the request is at; follow the directions. If you have accepted a request, please call the designated career-based learning experiences coordinator shown in the contact information section of the request.

Please refer to our career-based learning experience request tutorial for more information.

Discussion Board – Guidelines/Rules of Conduct?

The discussion board guidelines are can be found in the Career Coach Tools section once logged into your account. We’re trying to keep communication within the Inspire SE WI tool, please don’t share your personal phone number or email.

Please refer to our answering discussion board posts tutorial for additional support.

I keep receiving an email from messages@careercruising.com saying I have a student question waiting - How do I respond to the question?

As a rule, please respond to students’ questions within 2 days of receiving the email notification. Go to careercruising.com/partner and log in. The bolded questions on your homepage are questions that still need to be answered. Provide the user a direct answer and if needed, reference a website link for more information. Please do not include your phone number or email address as this goes against the discussion board guidelines found in the Career Coach Tools section once logged into your account.

Please refer to our answering discussion board posts tutorial for additional support.

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