The bridge to your future career. Where will it take you?

Creating your ERC can be accomplished in just a few minutes. Once you create an account, follow these simple steps:

  1. Select your occupation from the list of hundreds (students with limited work history can choose “Student” and those who have been out of the workforce for some time can choose “Returning to workforce”, “Volunteer” or “Other” from the occupation drop-down menu).
  2. Enter the name and email address of your references- supervisors, coworkers, professors, teachers, peers and others with whom you have worked or interacted with in school, as a volunteer or other professional level.
  3. Review the list of standard questions that are created based on the options you have chosen.
  4. You have the option to send the standard questions to your references, or use an important new feature - Personalize your questions and your ERC. You can delete any of the standard questions and create specific questions relating to your occupation, education or professional activities to highlight your experience. This step will allow you to personalize your ERC and tailor questions specifically to your job and experience. Your questions will offer references the opportunity to further comment on the unique nature of your abilities, duties, performance and accomplishments in the work environment and/or outside of work as a student, volunteer, intern, etc.

Your references will receive an email that contains the questions you created. It will only take a few minutes for your references to complete the online questionnaire. The ERC process will create an easy to read report that includes responses from all of your references. When you apply for a job, your ERC report can be submitted with your resume to get a recruiter's attention. Click here to view a sample ERC report completed for a nurse. Your ERC report will include questions based on entries for your references and questions created by you.

Showcase your experience and abilities to prospective employers and standout from the crowd. There are no sign-up fees or monthly charges. The recommendations from references that you create are saved in your account and can be used again and again at no cost when you apply for employment or interact with recruiters.

You can interact with any number of references. If you are working with a career center, workforce development program or career counselor that is participating in the careerandtalenthub  "Jumpstart Your Career" program, there is no cost to interact with your references during the contract period.