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Inside the Application Process

Inside the Online Job Application Process

We've gathered some helpful information to give you insight into how the University's application process works.

Tips for Applying

  • The UVM jobs website is updated daily. Check the site at least twice a week at www.uvmjobs.com or subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates.
  • Be persistent and consistent when applying. The UVM search process is thorough and it takes time.
  • Apply for any position of interest to you for which you are qualified. It does not reflect negatively on you if you apply for multiple positions.
  • When determining whether you are qualified for the position, consider both the minimum qualifications and the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Complete the online application thoroughly. Paper documents are not accepted.
  • Attach a resume and cover letter when applying for each job. These should be tailored specifically for each job under consideration. Use the job posting as a guide to help you write your application documents.
  • Edit the online employment application, cover letter and resume before you apply for a job. The online system does not allow edits or corrections after the application has been submitted for a particular job.
  • Cover letters may be addressed to “Dear Hiring Supervisor” or “Dear Search Committee.” The names of hiring supervisors are not disclosed in the application process.
  • When responding to the minimum salary question on the employment application, consider “open,” “flexible” or “negotiable.”
  • Use action verbs (and the active voice) when describing your skills and experience in the application, resume and cover letter.
  • Provide professional, not personal references.
  • All applications are routed directly to the hiring supervisor. There is no pre-screening in the employment process.

Ideas to Enhance Your Career Growth

  • Develop new skills, or strengthen current skills through training
  • Get certified or licensed
  • Participate in community and campus activities
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Request informational interviews
  • Connect through social media—LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.
  • Join a professional organization
  • Serve on a committee or professional board
  • Attend job-related conferences
  • Network
  • Job shadow
  • Identify a mentor

Last modified January 29 2014 04:54 PM