Employer Guidelines

Learn more about employer guidelines with Ozarks Technical College’s Career Services.


Career Services at Ozarks Technical Community College lists employment openings from employers as received, unless there is sufficient reason to question their legitimacy or legality.  Neither Career Services nor the school assures that anyone will fill your position, send his/her résumé to you or contact you in any manner. Responses to any posting should not be deemed as a warranty by Career Services or the school of an applicant’s fitness or credentials for employment.  Accordingly, Career Services and the school expressly disclaim any liability in connection with any potential or actual employment which results from any applicant’s response to any job posted on this site.

Employer Guidelines

In order to provide fair and equitable services to our students, alumni, employers and other users of our services, Career Services will adhere to the following guidelines for all recruiting activities sponsored by our office.  Employer representatives are expected to comply with all federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity regulations in their recruitment and hiring practices. Consideration should be afforded to all candidates without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

The guidelines below apply to all employers posting employment opportunities for Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) students/alumni through the institution’s office of Career Services, its online recruiting website, and all recruiting activities.  Career Services offers assistance to employers in adherence to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) ethical standards as outlined in Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals.  http://www.naceweb.com/principles/

Services for Employers

Large and small businesses, government and non-profit organizations offering full-time, part-time, seasonal jobs and co-op/internships may register and list employment opportunities (at no cost) with our online job board located at joinhandshake.com/employers/. Only employers approved to do so will be able to post jobs online and contact students/alumni directly.

  • All job postings must guarantee a minimum wage that is equal to or greater than the federal minimum wage.  Jobs and/or interviews located at an individual’s place of residence will not be posted.
  • Employment opportunities in which the student is not paid for their work or training, or compensation is in the form of straight commission only, will not be posted.

Campus Recruitment

Employers are encouraged and invited to contact Career Services staff to inquire about recruitment opportunities.

Career Fairs

Employers participating in our career fairs will mirror the educational programs that OTC offers, as well as reflect the employment needs of our students and alumni.  Companies offering bona fide (wages/salaries, not 100% commission) full-time, part-time and seasonal job opportunities and co-op/internships may register for career fair participation.  Event participation includes table/chairs, access to electrical outlets and Internet connection.

Temporary Agencies

Temporary agencies are organizations that contract for a client organization in which individuals perform work at the client organization but are employed and paid by the temporary agency, and are employers, not third-party recruiters.

Third-Party Recruiters

Career Services recognizes a variety of third-party employment agencies exist in our current business world.  Most agencies are reputable, efficient, and a credit to their profession while others engage in practices that are damaging to all parties involved.  We must safeguard our College, our staff, and our students/alumni by examining the agencies that approach us for services.  Third-party recruiters (e.g., employment agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, résumé referral firms) are defined as agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time or full-time employment with other companies or individuals.  Career Services will provide assistance to third-party agencies only when third-party recruiters represent specific employers who have contracted with them and comply with http://www.naceweb.org/principles/#thirdparty

If the agency is unable to comply, the College will be unable to provide services, access to our campus, our faculty and students, or our Career Services office registrants.  Our attempt is not to alienate employment agencies but to prevent association with agencies involved in unquestionable, unethical, and/or illegal recruiting practices.

Network Marketing Companies and/or Entrepreneurial/Business Opportunities

Network marketing companies sell products or services through independent salespeople (e.g. representatives, distributors, consultants) via in-home product demonstrations, parties, or one-on-one selling.  Entrepreneurial/business opportunities are defined as anything that requires an initial outlay from the students/alumni, an uncompensated period of time, or a potential financial risk of any kind.  Network marketing companies not considered to be the employer (by themselves or Career Services) will not be eligible to participate in career fairs, on-campus interviewing, employer presentations or job postings.

General Guidelines

Career Services staff reserves the right to investigate complaints by students about employers or jobs posted through Career Services in conjunction with Handshake.  If the office determines that a complaint is justified, the office may choose to deny employer services to the employer involved.  Career Services will notify the employer in writing or by e-mail should a situation result in this type of a decision.

Network Marketing, Multi-level Marketing and Third Part Staffing Firms/Employment Agencies and employers and individuals not endorsed by Career Services may make their own arrangements to advertise employment/entrepreneurial opportunities.

Career Services reserves the right to refuse services to employers due to any of the following: dishonesty; breach of confidentiality; fraud; misrepresentation; harassment of OTC students, alumni or staff; failure to adhere to these Career Services policies and/or any other violation of Ozarks Technical Community College rules and regulations.