Frequently Asked Questions
QuadJobs is free to students. Household Employers pay $7 for a one-time first job post or $35/year for unlimited posts. Business Employers pay $95/year for unlimited posts.
Employers post jobs after creating an account on the site -- a process that takes less than 2 minutes, we promise! After logging in, employers write a job description of the job they are offering, including the preferred start date, hours needed, and skills required. They can specify if they would like a candidate who has processed a background screen. They may include how much the job will pay in this description. The post is sent out to students who match the employer's criteria. The employer hears back from students who are interested in the job. The employer reviews the student's profiles and decides whom he would like to interview or hire. Once an employer makes a hiring decision, they award one student the job through the site.
All students must have an active .edu address to register on QuadJobs. The site tracks every job they are awarded, so there is a clear track record of their experience in the community. QuadJobs also encourages employers to review a student's performance after the job has been completed. These reviews determine a student's JobGPA. We encourage students to complete a robust profile on the site to give employers a better picture of who they are. Lastly, employers can request an interview and references.
Skype or phone interviews with employers prior to taking a job are recommended. Students should feel comfortable asking an employer for references. Some jobs may permit students to work together, especially for a first-time hire.
When a job has been completed, employers pay students directly based on mutually agreed upon rates. QuadJobs is not involved in this transaction.
The right wage depends on where you live, the job responsibilities, the student's level of experience, and the duration of the job (i.e. helping at a big marketing event for two hours could be $18/hour, whereas you'd pay an ongoing intern less). If you're feeling stuck, drop us a line at [email protected] and we can try to figure it out together. It's an art and not a science, but we're happy to help.
The only person who will see your home address is the student to whom you award your job. It is not visible to applicants.
Employers: Students can't see your contact information unless you include it in your job description or until you award your job to a student, at which point it will become visible to only the student you've hired.
Students: The only people who can view your profile and contact information are the employers whose jobs you've applied to. Your contact information is visible to them because employers almost always contact the students they're interested in hiring to further discuss the details of the job.
If you're not getting a response to a job post, consider whether the compensation is in line with the work involved. We've also noticed that students gravitate more toward one-time jobs, even if they'd be able and are interested in working more regularly. Here's our tip: Even if you're looking for a regular babysitter, tutor, intern or dogwalker, you may want to try posting your job as a one-time job. "Dog walker needed this Sunday" may bring you more applicants than "Dog walker needed every Sunday." When you meet your QuadJobber, and things go well, you can discuss making it a regular thing. Also, put as much detail into your post as you can—especially your Job Description headline.
When posting a job, the employer needs to include the number of students needed for the job. Once the job is posted and the employer has multiple applicants, the job can be awarded to the amount of students specified.
Go to your Job History (top right) and find the job and student in question. Click on the "give feedback" button. The rest should be straightforward, but please let us know if you need a hand.
The link to reset your password will be sent to your .edu account—the same account you'll use to log on to QuadJobs. Remember to log in as a student, and to choose a password that is between 8 to 15 characters.
Students' use of QuadJobs is dependent on their status as a student or recent graduate with a valid .edu email address and their compliance with our Terms of Service. Beyond that, we do not individually vet the students on the site. Students are community vetted through reviews posted by previous employers, so employers should be sure to read any ratings or reviews of their applicants. If a student is new to the site and has not yet been reviewed, we recommend interviewing them prior to hiring even if it's just over the phone. Employers can also ask applicants for references. Students who have independently completed and passed a background check can self-report upon signing up for QuadJobs that they have done so, which is signified by a background check badge on their profiles. Employers are encouraged to ask these students for copies of their completed background checks. In cases where a check has not been completed, employers can ask the student to have one done; one option for doing so is through www.goodhire.com/trueme.
On QuadJobs, users are individually responsible for any applicable tax, withholding or reporting. For specific advice, we encourage users to consult with their tax advisor.
If you're a registered QuadJobs student and you'd like to stop receiving notifications, go to your profile page and unclick all the job categories. You will stop receiving job notification emails. To stop receiving texts and emails, unclick those notification preferences in your account. If you change your mind about using QuadJobs at a later date, you can simply undo these choices and pick up where you left off. If you'd like to fully cancel your account, please go to your account page and hit the "cancel" button.
We take numerous precautions to ensure the security of QuadJobs users. We do not store passwords within our system and require a valid email address on file in order for a user to reset it. Our site has secure connections via "https" at data-sensitive sections such as Log Ins, Profiles, and payment processing pages. Our staff follows strict protocols when handling your sensitive data. We protect our students by encouraging them to report any issues they have on the job or on the site, which we then review to determine any appropriate action steps.
Please email [email protected] for all press inquiries.
We want our customers and our students to be happy. If for any reason you're not satisfied, we'll do our best to make it right. Please email us and our customer support team will get back to you immediately.