Step 2 - Resume

Applying: Resume (Step 2 of 8)

To illustrate your job-related skills and experience, you can attach one or more documents during Step 2. While you are instructed to attach your resume and cover letter at this step, we highly recommend you merge ALL your application materials into one document and attach as your resume during this step.

To attach a resume and supplemental materials

Upload a resume using the “Attach Resume” button. You can also upload a cover letter using the “Attach Cover Letter” button. As recommended in the instructions above, we highly recommend uploading your cover letter and any other supplemental materials as part of your resume, so that you are only attaching one document at this step of the process.;

Some examples of documents you may want or need to include with your application are references, letters of recommendation, transcripts, certifications, credentials, diversity statement, or writing samples.

Attaching a merged single document, rather than attaching multiple documents during Step 2 and Step 3 of the process minimizes the risk of issues with file types or with the web page timing out.

*Please note that only Word, PDF, and text forms such as .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt, .pdf, .txt are allowed. Google docs are not compatible with our system. Adding a “Cover Letter” is optional, but very much encouraged.

If you are not able or planning to upload a file at this step, you can upload text or access previously saved resumes as part of this step. If this situation applies to you, you will not be able to merge documents as we suggested in the section above.

Alternative options to attaching document(s)

You may use the “Copy & Paste Resume” button if you do not have a resume or would like to copy text from another document. Be sure to include your work experience details when you paste information in lieu of a resume.

If you have applied for other jobs in the past, a third option to “Use Existing Resume” will be available, so that you do not need to add your resume every time. If you have updated your resume since you last applied for a job, you should attach your updated resume, as you will not be able to edit the existing resume as part of the process.


TIP #1: Your attachments are downloaded as pdf’s when they are routed to the unit for review. We recommend that you convert your documents to pdf’s prior to uploading them so you can update any formatting that may not have translated well when converted.

TIP #2: When converting a document to a pdf for upload, you should remove the file type abbreviation in the title. For example, if you converted a .docx file to a pdf, you will want to remove the “.docx” from the file name.

Tip #3: While there is an option to attach documents to your profile (in “My Activities”), these documents are only viewable to you, as the applicant. This is not recommended for those that want the additional documents to be viewed alongside their submitted materials, as they are not accessible to the Human Resources staff when routing applications.

After providing the information and/or documents you wish to include, click ​”Next” ​to continue.

 How to Apply: Step 2 of 8