Applicant Frequently Asked Questions
I am attaching a résumé to my application. Do I still need to complete the online application?
Yes, we strongly advise that individuals accurately and completely fill in the online application. Many portions of the application are required to proceed. The application was designed to allow for a quick assessment of your qualifications. Information that is not listed on the actual application form may not be considered in the initial review of applicants.
There is a position for which I would like to apply in the same department in which my relative works. Will the university’s nepotism policy keep me from getting the job?
The reporting relationships and general organization of the department affect the decision and each situation is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The job description/announcement indicates a salary that is less than the minimum that I would prefer to accept, but I am really interested in the position. May I still apply?
Yes! Please note, however, that hiring managers may or may not be able to negotiate salaries at the time of the offer.
I have a criminal record, should I even bother to apply?
A conviction record is not an automatic barrier to employment. Human Resources will determine whether the application will be considered or not depending on the circumstances involved—the date of the conviction, the category of the conviction, and the relevance of the conviction to the position sought
May I apply for more than one vacancy at a time?Yes. Individuals are encouraged to apply for as many positions in which they have an interest.
I read the job listing carefully and I felt that I had the required skills and experience, but I was not called for an interview. Why?
There are many reasons that applicants may not be contacted for an interview. Please be assured that applications are closely examined. Frequently many applicants meet the qualifications for various positions, and everyone may not be interviewed.
Make sure to list all relevant education, experience, and skills on the application to ensure that all qualifications can be reviewed.
Why does my application status list "Under Review" for so long?
Because of the number of applicants for each vacancy, it may take a significant amount of time to review each application thoroughly.
Messages are sent to applicants at key stages in the process including when an applicant is no longer in consideration for a position. For specific updates, contact the employment office at firstname.lastname@example.org.