Hire-a-Falcon (HAF) FAQ

Student FAQ

HAF Login Questions

1. What is my username and password?

Your username is your W#.

All passwords will be different depending on your "student status". View #2-6 below for specific password information.

2. I'm a new student. Why can't I log in?

Students will have access 24-48 hours after registering for classes. If you are having difficulties after this amount of time, please contact Career Services at (715) 425-3572.

3. I'm a current student. How do I log in?

Log in here. Your username is your w# and UWRF issued password (same as email, eSIS, etc.).

4. I just graduated. How do I log in and what is my new password?

Your username is your w# but your password has temporarily changed to your UWRF email (

Before you graduated, you may have received an email asking you to log in to HAF to change your password. If you changed your password before graduation, please use that to log in.

If you have not changed your password, you may do so after logging into the system with your UWRF email.

Still can't log in? Change your password here.

5. I graduated before December 2011. How do I log in to HAF?

If you created an account in HAF before you graduated, your username will be your W# (unless you changed this within your account) and your password will be the same password you used as a student. If you forgot your username, contact Career Services at (715) 425-3572. If you forgot your password, click here.

If you did NOT create an account while you were a student, please click here to request a HAF account.

6. Former students only: How do I change my password?
  1. Log in to HAF (if you can not log in, see #3 or 4 above)
  2. My Account (top left)
  3. My Profile
  4. Under the "Personal Information" section, click on "Edit" (far right)
  5. Change password
  6. Click "Save"

My HAF Account

1. How do I upload a resume?

After you have logged in to your account, go to "My Account" and click on "My Documents". Click "Add" next to "Resumes". After you have named your document and found it on your computer with the "Browse" button, simply click "Save". 

You may upload more than one resume. However, ensure the resume you'd like employers to see when signing up for on-campus interviews is set to "Default".

2. What is a resume critique?

You may request an electronic resume critique performed by Career Services staff. Career Services will review your resume and provide suggestions by email.

Click on "My Account", "My Documents". At the bottom of this page, click on "Add" next to "Resume Critique". Your reviewed resume will be returned to you by email (typically between 5-7 days).

Students may request 1 resume critique per academic year.

3. What is "My Connections"?

This feature allows you to view LinkedIn connections when searching for open positions. Us this tool to view connections you may have within companies you are seeking positions at.

4. What is a "Resume Referral?"

This feature enables employers to request student resumes. If you have a resume uploaded in the system AND have given permission to share it, your resume will be sent to employers if you fit specific criteria the employer is seeking. 

If you are interested in this feature, ensure you have:

  1. a resume uploaded (see question 1 in this section)
  2. your profile ("My Profile" under "My Account") is completely filled out (including major, minor, graduation date, skills, etc.)
  3. and you have provided permission to share

Provide permission by going to "My Account", "My Profile". At the bottom of your profile, under "Additional Information", ensure "Refer me to internships and jobs" is set to "Yes". If it is not, simply click "Edit" in the top right corner of this section.

You may view where your resume has been sent under "My Account", "My Activity".

On-Campus Interviews

1. How do I sign up for on-campus interviews?

Log into Hire-a-Falcon, hover over the "Interviews On-Campus" tab, and click on "Sign-Up".  After selecting the position you are interested in, click on the "Sign Up" or "Request Interview" button.  You must have a resume uploaded in Hire-a-Falcon to sign-up for on-campus interviews.  For information about how to upload a resume, review the "How do I upload a resume?" information in this FAQ.  

Types of Interview Schedules:
Open: Recruiters do not screen candidates for these positions.  This means you may sign-up for any open time on the interview schedule.
Pre-Select Continuous:
Recruiters screen student resumes to find the best candidates.  After clicking "Request Interview", the recruiter will review your resume to decide if you possess the qualifications they are seeking.  If you do, you will receive an e-mail to log back in to sign up for a specific interview time.

Please be aware of the On-Campus Interview Policy for Students

CAFES Internship Interviews:
The College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science (CAFES) internship interviews are coordinated through the CAFES Internship Office in the Ag Science Building.  Contact the CAFES Internship Office to sign-up for an internship interview.

2. How do I prepare for an Interview?

How you perform during your interview will determine if you are given a job offer or a second interview.




Employer FAQ

General HAF Questions

How do I create an account?

You can create an account by clicking here.

What is the difference between "Jobs for WI Grads" and "Hire-a-Falcon"?

Jobs for WI Grads is the centralized online location to reach candidates at the 13 Wisconsin state universities. You can quickly and easily post jobs and internships / co-ops to ALL UW-System schools.

Hire-a-Falcon is available for employers to post positions exclusively to UW-River Falls students and alumni.

HAF Usernames and Passwords

How do I log in?

Click the "Employer Login" button on the HAF login page.

When you created your account, you also created your own username and password. If you are having trouble remembering your password, click here.

If you cannot remember your username or password, contact Career Services at or (715) 425-3572. Please provide your name and company name.

Job and Internship Postings

How do I post a position?

The quickest way to post a position is to create an account/log in to your account (see "How do I create an account" above).

Once logged in:

  1. Under "My Jobs", click "New Job"
  2. Fill out all information and click "Save"

Your position will be reviewed by Career Services and posted within 48 hours. If you have questions contact Career Services at (715) 425-3572 or

How do I make an old position active?

You can quickly update a position you previously posted instead of typing in the position information for a second time. 

Once logged in:

  1. Under "My Jobs", click on "Job List"
  2. Locate the position you would like to update - Click on the position title
  3. Scroll down to "Posting Information" and click on "Edit" to the right
  4. Update the posting beginning and ending dates
  5. Click "Save"


On-Campus Interviews

On-Campus Interview Policy

Career Services has a student policy regarding on-campus interviews.  We value our relationship with employers, and want to ensure that you have a successful on-campus recruiting experience.

On-Campus Interview Policy for Students


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