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FAQ for Internal Bidders

Q: Where can I find and apply to job postings?
A: You can search and apply for internal postings online.

Q: How do I complete an online internal bid form?
A: The internal bid form is what you will fill out instead of a traditional job application. Conduct a job search and select the position(s) you are interested in applying for. When you click to apply, the internal bid form will appear. Enter the information requested.

Q: Does my current manager need to sign the internal bid form?
A: No, your current manager’s signature is no longer needed for your bid submission. However, we strongly encourage you to talk with your supervisor/manager about your career goals, career development and career opportunities within our organization. Also, on the online internal bid form you are now required to complete information regarding past performance ratings and disciplinary actions. You must submit true and accurate information. We encourage all hiring managers to contact the employee’s current manager to obtain a reference before making a job offer. Please note that inaccurate or misleading information may disqualify your bid.

Q: What will I need to apply online?
A: You will need access to a computer with internet connection and an email address. If you currently do not have an email address, you will be prompted to set up an account with one of the free services.

Q: Do I need a resume?
A: A resume is not required; however, we strongly encourage you to have a professional resume when applying for job advancement and promotions. The resume allows you to highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities and accomplishments.

Q: What happens once I submit my online bid form?
A: Your internal bid form is electronically submitted to Career Services. The recruiter will review all internal bids to determine if the bidder’s qualifications match the requirements for the position. If the bid meets the minimum qualifications for the position, the recruiter will then forward the internal bid form to the hiring manager for review. If the bid does not meet the minimum qualifications, the recruiter will send back the completed disposition form to the bidder. Once the hiring manager receives the internal bid form, they will determine if they are going to interview the candidate. After the interviews are completed, the manager will complete the internal disposition form indicating the outcome. Managers can easily respond to internal applicants via the online disposition forms.

Q: How will I know the outcome of my online bid form?
A: After your form has been reviewed through the process detailed above, you should receive a copy of the internal bid disposition form electronically. Unless you are selected for an interview, you may not hear from us. You can also check the status of your bid by logging into your account. The online status option is available to give you real-time access to view the disposition of your bid.

Q: What are the benefits of applying online?
A: Benefits to submitting your internal bid form online include:

  • Quicker submission and review
  • Confidential submission
  • Time savings: the internal bid form can be saved for future revisions or submissions
  • Flexibility: you can complete the form when and where it is convenient for you
  • Managers will have the ability to send you the internal bid disposition form electronically

Q: What if I forget my username or password?
A: You can retrieve a lost username or password by going to the login screen and clicking "Forgot User Name or Password?"

Q: What if I don’t have a computer to use at home or at work?
A: No problem! The HR Resource Center in Phipps, Room 404 has computers available for your use Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Office of Career Services also offers computer access during normal business hours. Visit us at 1101 E. 33rd Street, 2nd floor. Additionally, you can visit your local library or a one-stop career center located in your area.

Q: The disposition form that I received from the hiring manager by email is hard to read and doesn’t look like a form.
A: You may receive an email where the disposition information runs together and only displays text. This is because the email is in HTML. In your email program click on View and select HTML. The form should appear in its correct format.


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