Job Application Process Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where do I begin? 
What do I do if I forget my password?
What information do I need to provide in my application?
Do I have to fill out an application?
How do I save my application without submitting it?
How can I submit a resume?
Do I have to include a copy of my unofficial transcript? I don’t have this available on my computer.
What are the different types of media that can be used to upload a file?
How do I edit my application?
If I see 2 postings for identical jobs, do I have to apply to both to be considered for both?
On many of the temporary postings I see that it says “Applications accepted on a continuous basis”. What does this mean?
I applied for a position 4 weeks ago and I haven’t heard anything. When will I hear about the position?
What is a temporary employee?
My application was not forwarded to the hiring authority. Why?
How do I increase my chances of being selected for an interview?
If I do not meet the education or experience requirements listed on the job opening notice, will my online application still be forwarded to the hiring authority?

Where do I begin?
Begin the application process by creating a login. Enter your email address in the space provided. Choose a password that will be easy for you to remember as you will need it to apply for other positions or check on the status of your application(s).

What do I do if I forget my password?
On the job application site click “Forgot Password”.  A new one will be emailed to you. Copy and paste it into the field. Be careful you do not copy an extra space as this will prevent you from being able to login. Once you get back into the site go and change your password to something you can remember using the option on the left side of your screen.

What information do I need to provide in my application?
The application will ask for your personal information such as your name, address and phone number. We also will ask for your education and previous employment background. Please gather contact information regarding your employment history and references as we will also ask for that.

Do I have to fill out an application?
Anyone interested in employment at Greenville Technical College MUST complete an online application. This includes those who presently work at the college or those who have been employed in the past.

How do I save my application without submitting it?
Once you get past the first three pages of the application, you will be able save and come back later to complete instead of submitting it. This option will be at the bottom of the page.

How can I submit a resume?
A resume or any other supporting documents can be submitted once you have finished submitting your application. You can do it when you receive the notice immediately after applying that tells you that your application has been successfully completed or you can do it from the main page of the site where it says “Manage Uploads”. If you state “see resume” in lieu of inputting your actual work experience or send in an incomplete application, you will fail the application screening. Our human resources office will not screen resumes. All information, including experience and licenses/certifications, must be listed in detail on the application.

A resume cannot be included in lieu of any information asked on the application. Your uploads will be attached to every application you submit unless you specifically go and remove it from a particular submitted application.

Do I have to include a copy of my unofficial transcript? I don’t have this available on my computer.
Yes, if you are applying to a position that requires a degree. It allows us to look at you more closely and see what courses you took in school. We would only need the transcript for the education the position requires. For instance, if the position requires a Masters degree, we do not need your undergraduate transcript. Please look below at the different types of mediums that can be used for uploading files. Applicants who fail to provide unofficial copies of their transcripts may fail the application screening process and may not be forwarded.

What are the different types of media that can be used to upload a file?
You can use Disks, CDs, DVDs, Flash Drives (pin or thumb drives), and C Drive (hardware).

How do I edit my application?
The only information you can actually edit on a submitted application is your contact information. If you find that you neglected to put important information or put something incorrectly you will need to submit another application. Keep in mind you can only submit a new application up until the closing date. After the closing date your application will have to be left as it is. Once you have submitted an application one time in our system you do not have to complete a new one again. Your saved application will come up and you can click “next” all the way through to submit it to a new posting.

If I see 2 postings for identical jobs, do I have to apply to both to be considered for both?
Yes. An application needs to be submitted for every position posting you are applying to.

On many of the temporary postings I see that it says “Applications accepted on a continuous basis”. What does this mean?
These are pooled positions. They are accepted on a continuous basis so that we always have applicants to hire quickly to fill needs due to increased enrollment or employees leaving. Because we receive so many applications for these positions, it is recommended that you re-apply after 90 days if you wish to still be considered.

I applied for a position 4 weeks ago and I haven’t heard anything. When will I hear about the position?
If you received a notice from the online system saying that your application has been successfully submitted then we have your application.  Our process can be lengthy. Please keep in mind that we very often receive a very large number of applications for our positions and it will take awhile to go through all of those.

What is a temporary employee?
A temporary employee is not considered a salaried employee and is paid at an hourly rate for the actual hours worked during each pay period. They are not eligible for paid leave, nor other benefits normally associated with employees in permanent positions, except that they are offered the option of joining the South Carolina Retirement System.

My application was not forwarded to the hiring authority. Why?
The reason for this would be that you did not meet the minimum qualifications as stated on the job opening notice, or you left your application in draft status but not clicking the “submit” button. If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail that your application had been successfully submitted, your application did not reach the human resources department.

How do I increase my chances of being selected for an interview?
It is strongly recommended that you apply for those positions where your background and work experience closely meets the position’s requirements. Be sure to carefully read the job opening notice and pay close attention to the minimum qualifications. Your application will only be forwarded to the hiring authority if you meet the minimum requirements posted on the notice.

If I do not meet the education or experience requirements listed on the job opening notice, will my online application still be forwarded to the hiring authority?
No, only those applicants whose experience and education meet the requirements stated on the job opening notice will be sent forward.