Tips for Applying

Where to Apply

Job Seekers are required to apply online at http://jobs.ucsc.edu. Here you may view current job openings and submit an electronic application.

Computers are available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources office:

Office Location: [Directions]
100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100 
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Computers are also available at public libraries and local Employment Development Department (EDD) locations across the county.

How It Works

  1. Search job posting from http://jobs.ucsc.edu.
  2. Click “view” under the job title that interests you.
  3. Review the job posting and click “apply for this posting”.
  4. New users will be prompted to create a username and password. You will then be moved through a series of screens to create and save an employment application.
  5. Returning users will be prompted to login.
  6. Using your saved application, you will apply to the job posting you selected and be allowed to attach supplemental documents. Inclusion of cover letter, resume, and other relevant materials is at the discretion of the applicant, and is strongly recommended.
  7. Once your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation number.
  8. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into the system (http://jobs.ucsc.edu) with your username and password. From the left navigation bar choose “Application Status”. There you can view your application materials and your status for each job posting to which you applied.

NOTE: For security purposes the system will automatically log you off after 60 minutes of “no activity”. This may result in a loss of information. “No activity” is defined as not changing screens or functions.

Be Aware Of Initial Review Dates (IRD)

What is the IRD? - All UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are advertised as “Open Until Filled” with an Initial Review Date (IRD). Application materials submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the IRD will be forwarded to the hiring unit for consideration.

Important Note: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only upon the request of the hiring unit.

Make every effort to submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

Be aware of campus-only recruitment job postings, as they are restricted to current UC Santa Cruz employees.

 

What To Do

  • Read the qualifications for the position for which you wish to apply and tailor your resume and cover letter to demonstrate your qualifications for the position. Please see Job Search Tips.
  • Have your resume and cover letter ready to attach.
  • Choose a time when you can complete the process from beginning to end (about 30-45 minutes).
  • Select the job you wish to apply for from the list of job openings, click on the job title, and then click the "Apply For This Posting" button.
  • For the best experience while applying, use Firefox or Safari web browsers.

What Not To Do

  • Do not use the “BACK”, “FORWARD” or “ REFRESH” buttons to navigate the site.
  • Do not bookmark a particular job posting as this may cause an error later.
  • Do not close the application window before completing the process.
  • Do not use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer web browsers.

After You Apply

Confirmation and Reviewing Your Status

After successfully submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation number. Retain this information for future use. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into the system with your user name and password. From the left navigation bar choose “Application Status”.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into the system (http://jobs.ucsc.edu) with your username and password. From the left navigation bar choose “Application Status”. There you can view your application materials and your status for each job posting to which you applied.

For a description of each status see: Applicant Status - Explained

Screening and Interviews

Screening of application materials, selecting candidates to interview and conducting interviews is completed by the hiring manager and/or search committee. The time required to select candidates for interview can vary widely. In general, candidates selected for interview will be contacted by the hiring manager in approximately 4-8 weeks after the initial review date.

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