University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

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 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