Career Services and employment professionals are involved in an important process - - helping students choose and attain personally rewarding careers and helping employers develop effective college relations programs which contribute to effective candidate selections for their organizations.
The impact of this process upon individuals and organizations, requires commitment by practitioners to principles for professional conduct. The principles presented here are designed to provide practitioners with three basic precepts:
- Maintain open and free selection of employment opportunities in an atmosphere conducive to objectivity
- Maintain a fair and equitable recruitment process
- Support informed and responsible decision-making by candidates
Adherence to the guidelines will support the collaborative effort of career planning, placement and recruitment of professionals while reducing the potential for abuses.
The guidelines apply to new technology or third-party recruiting relationships which may be substituted for the traditional personal interaction among Career Services professionals, employer professionals and students. These principles are not inclusive. They are intended to serve as a foundation upon which professionalism can be promoted.
Excerpted from the
"National Association of Colleges and Employers, Principles for Professional Conduct"