Professional Standards for Job Seeker Participation

These poli­cies and prin­ci­ples are excerpted and condensed from the ABF Career Alliance User Agreement estab­lished to ensure pro­fes­sional con­duct by all par­tic­i­pants. Full-text of User Agree­ment 

Code of Conduct and Commitments

Job Seek­ers:

  • con­duct them­selves pro­fes­sion­ally
  • hold to a high eth­i­cal stan­dard and a high level of per­sonal respon­si­bil­ity
  • agree to main­tain con­fi­den­tial­ity
  • are aware that their actions reflect upon the ABF Career Alliance and its participants

Honesty and Integrity

Job Seek­ers:

  • acknowl­edge that their hon­esty and integrity through­out the career devel­op­ment and job/internship search process reflects on their char­ac­ter and we expect each par­tic­i­pant to embrace this pro­fes­sional cul­ture
  • agree to pro­vide accu­rate and com­plete infor­ma­tion as requested
  • agree to mon­i­tor their pub­lic dig­i­tal pro­file (text, voice, and photo), includ­ing con­tent and pho­tos on Google mail, per­sonal blogs and social net­work­ing sites
  • agree to remove digital mate­r­ial that pro­fes­sion­als may deem inap­pro­pri­ate or unprofessional

Communication and Protocols

Job Seekers:

  • agree to communicate in a professional, courteous and respectful manner in all interactions -whether in per­son, in writ­ing, by phone, or by email
  • agree to acknowl­edge calls, emails, and invi­ta­tions for inter­views, events, and infor­ma­tional dis­cus­sions, as well as respond in a timely man­ner
  • agree to attend all one-on-one and group inter­ac­tions sched­uled with employ­ers, Career Allies and other pro­fes­sion­als.
  • agree to with­draw from all intern­ship search activ­i­ties once an offer has been accepted

Interview Attendnce

Job Seek­ers:

  • may choose to decline an invi­ta­tion for an inter­view with a Career Ally or employer
  • may can­cel an inter­view with a Career Ally if absolutely nec­es­sary, but agree to notify the Career Ally by phone and email, and ABF’s Career Coor­di­na­tor by email, at least two busi­ness days prior to my inter­view date/time, or as soon as pos­si­ble.
  • under­stand that fail­ure to notify the Career Ally or ABF Career Coor­di­na­tor of a can­cel­la­tion may lead to a revo­ca­tion of access to the ABF Career Alliance
  • under­stand that rein­state­ment in the ABF Career Alliance is at the dis­cre­tion of the ABF Career Coordinator