FAQ for Internal Applicants

Where can I find and apply to job postings?

You can search and apply for internal postings online.

How do I complete an online internal application?

The internal application 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 application will appear. Enter the information requested.

Does my current manager need to sign the internal application?

No, your current manager’s signature is required. 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 application 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 application.

What will I need to apply online?

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.

Do I need a resume?

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.

What happens once I submit my online application?

Your application is electronically submitted to Central Recruitment. If you did not complete an employment assessment through DDI at the time you submitted your application, please check your emails so you can access the link to complete the assessment. Your application will not be considered complete until the assessment is done. The recruiter will review your application and if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and your background and experience are the best match for the needs of the department, your application may be forwarded to the hiring manager. Should the hiring manager wish to schedule an interview with you, they will contact you directly. Once interviews are completed and the position is filled, the recruiter will close out the position. At any point in the process, you may check the status of your application online.

How will I know the outcome of my online application?

You are able to check the status of your application online at your convenience. Simply log back into our application system and sign in (upper right hand corner) using the email and password you used to apply. Once you are signed in, click on "Job Management" at the top to check the status of your application(s).

What are the benefits of applying online?

Benefits to submitting your internal application include:

  • Quicker submission and review
  • Confidential submission
  • Time savings: the internal application can be saved for future revisions or submissions
  • Flexibility: you can complete the application when and where it is convenient for you

What if I forget my username or password?

You can retrieve a lost username or password by going to the login screen and clicking "Forgot User Name or Password?"

What if I don’t have a computer to use at home or at work?

No problem! The computer lab located on Halsted 705A 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.