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1 Welcome to the University of West Florida Online Employment System Applicant Tutorial

2 Online Employment System Training for UWF Applicants This presentation will take approximately 20 minutes. Click on your mouse to go to the next slide OR click on the box at the bottom of each page. To go back a slide, click on the box.

3 Section 1: Getting Started After reviewing this tutorial, you will be able to use the system to: 1)Learn about opportunities at UWF 2)Complete an application for employment 3)Apply for specific position(s) 4)Attach a resume or other documents to your application for each position 5)Log in to the site to view your status for each position to which you have applied

4 Items To Gather Before Beginning Your Application: 1)Your complete education, reference, and employment information 2)An electronic (either Microsoft Word or PDF) copy of any documents (such as a resume, cover letter, list of references) you wish to attach to your application. Helpful Hints: 1)Do not use your browser's "Back", "Forward" or "Refresh" buttons to navigate the site. This may cause unexpected results, including loss of data or being logged out of the system. Please use the navigational buttons within the site. 2)To protect the security of your data, the system will log you out if it detects no activity for 60 minutes. This will cause ALL the data you entered during that session to be lost. Please do not leave your computer for more than 60 minutes while completing your application for employment. Now, You’re Ready To Begin The Tutorial!

5 Q) Where do I begin? A) To begin the application process, please select a user name and password that you will easily remember. You should write down your user name and password. You will need it to apply for other positions or check the status of your application the next time you visit the site. Q) What information will I be asked to provide? A) You will be asked to provide personal information such as name, address, phone number, etc. You will also be asked to provide information about your education and previous employment, as well as contact information regarding your employment history and references. Please gather this information before beginning the application. Q) What if I have already created an application but need to update my information? A) If you have already created an application with this online employment system, and wish to update your information, please click on the “Login" link on the left hand side of the main screen and login with the user name and password that you used when you created your application. Then click on the “Manage Application” link on the left hand side and select “Edit Application”. This will update your information for all future job applications. Q) What if I am not ready to fill out the application at this time? A) If you do not want to complete the application at this time, please click "EXIT" at the bottom of the page. Frequently Asked Questions

6 Q) Do I have to fill out an application? A) Everyone who applies for a position is required to create an application which includes certain information. Any required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). However, the more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications. Q) What if I want to submit a resume, cover letter, or other documents? A) You will be able to submit a different resume or other documents each time you apply for a position. There will be directions prompting you how and when to attach your document. Please note that attaching a resume does not substitute for completing the application form. Q) How do I save my application? A) If you close this screen, close your Internet browser, or lose your Internet connection before clicking “SAVE” on the final page, your application will not be saved and you will have to start over. Q) Can I copy selected information from another electronic document? A) Yes; for example, you can copy and paste the information from a Word or WordPerfect document directly into the appropriate fields in the application form. Frequently Asked Questions (cont.)

7 STEP 1 – Creating Your Login ID Click the “Create Application” link to select a User Name and Password and to create your application.

8 Choosing Your Application Type Select the appropriate Application type (Staff or Faculty) and click GO

9 Samplename ******** ******** Create a User Name Create a password – you will type this word twice, but only *** will appear to protect your security After typing your information, click the “continue” button to go to the next page. Or click here to cancel. Creating your Login ID (cont.) Creating Your Login ID (cont.) Enter your SSN

10 what is my pet’s name Type a question to which you will easily remember the answer. Type the answer here. Click here to go to the next page. Creating Your Login ID (cont.) Spot

11 This process consists of six separate “pages” (or web pages) of information. Each page will also have information that you may need to “scroll down” to access. Creating Your application Creating Your Application To scroll down the page, use your mouse and the “scroll bar” here (or simply press the “Page Down” key on your keyboard.

12 Once you have completed this section, click here to go to the next page. You may quit the application process at any time by clicking the “EXIT” button, however NONE of your data will be saved. Creating Your Application (cont.)

13 Questions with asterisks next to them are required questions and must be answered to continue to the next screen. Creating Your Application (cont.) The first screen displays your Personal Information screen, where you enter your name, address, and other similar information.

14 If you’ve forgotten to complete any “required fields,” you will get an error message at the top of the page. Error Messages

15 The “required fields” that you need to complete will be highlighted in yellow. Once you have corrected each question click at the bottom of the screen to proceed to the next section. Error Messages (cont.)

16 The second screen displays our Voluntary Demographic Data screen. The information in this section is voluntary, but is greatly appreciated – your information will remain anonymous and is used for reporting purposes only. The Voluntary Demographic Data that you enter on this screen will have absolutely no bearing on any employment-related decision. When ready, click the Continue to Next Page button to continue your application. Voluntary Information

17 Creating Your Application – Education On Page 3, you will list your educational experience.

18 Creating Your Application – Education (cont.) NOTE: you can click “RETURN TO PREVIOUS PAGE” at any time to go back to a previous section. Once you have entered all of your education entries, click here to go to the next page.

19 On Page 4, you will list your work experience. If you do not have complete access to this information, please gather it before beginning this process. Creating Your Application - Employment

20 Creating Your Application – Employment (cont.) NOTE: you can click “RETURN TO PREVIOUS PAGE” at any time to go back to a previous section. Once you have entered all of your employment entries, click here to go to the next page.

21 On Page 5 you will list your reference information. If you do not have complete access to your reference contact information, please gather it before beginning this process. Creating Your Application - References

22 Page 6 - Click the “Preview Application” link to review your application. Creating Your Application – Page 6

23 After clicking “Preview Application”, a new “window” will open on your computer screen displaying your completed application. Reviewing Your Application

24 NOTE: at the bottom of the application preview screen you will notice a place for your signature. You will only need to sign an actual paper copy of your application if you are hired. When finished, click here to close the preview window. Reviewing Your Application (cont.)

25 The Online ‘Consent’ Form You will electronically “sign” your application by clicking here. Then click here to save your application. Or click here to go back and make corrections.

26 After finishing your application, you will automatically be taken to a search postings screen, so you can apply for open positions. Search Postings

27 Now that you have completed your application, it’s time to begin applying for position(s). Section 2: Applying for a Position Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for positions

28 You begin the process by searching for a posting. You can search categories using a “drop-down” box. Step 3: Applying For A Position

29 For this tutorial, we will search on “Any.” Using the “drop-down” box, you can see a list of items to choose from. Applying For A Position (cont.)

30 Select “Any” and click “SEARCH” to bring up a list of all open positions. Applying For A Position (cont.)

31 Click “VIEW” to see the Position details. Applying For A Position (cont.)

32 To apply for this position, click here. Applying For A Position (cont.) The Position details are listed here.

33 Answering Supplemental Questions Answer any supplemental questions here. Note: not every position will have supplemental questions.

34 Answering Supplemental Questions (cont.) Just as when you initially created your application, you will electronically “sign” your application by clicking here. Then click here to save your application to this position. Or click here to cancel applying to this position.

35 To apply without adding a document. Click here. Some positions will ask for you to attach a resume, cover letter, or other documents to your application. If you wish to do so, click “Attach” next to the relevant Document Type. In order to attach a document, you will need to have saved it in an electronic format such as a Word document or a PDF file (see next slide). Attaching Your Documents

36 Click here to search your computer’s hard drive or a floppy disc. Attaching Your Documents (cont.) Or, copy and paste the text of your document here. Note that using this Paste box will not preserve the formatting of your documents (fonts, etc.)

37 For example - Double click on 3 ½ Floppy A: to search a disk. A pop-up screen will open and you can search for your resume. Select the location of your file Attaching Your Documents (cont.)

38 Click on the file name of your resume Then click “Open” here Attaching Your Documents (cont.)

39 Confirm your attachment by clicking “Attach” here. Attaching Your Documents (cont.)

40 Click “Confirm Attaching Document” here. Attaching Your Documents (cont.)

41 To attach additional documents, click another Attach link for the relevant document. To complete applying, click the “Finished Attaching Documents” button. In this example, we will click “Finished Attaching Documents.” Attaching Your Documents (cont.)

42 CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve just applied for a position. Please write down your confirmation number. Click ”OK” and you can see the positions for which you have applied. Completing Your Application

43 You can see the status of your applications and review your application to each position on this screen. Managing Your Positions

44 You can view the status of all applications by clicking the “Application Status” link any time you login. Managing Your Positions (cont.)

45 To apply for additional positions, simply click Search Postings and follow the exact same process as before. You will NOT have to reenter your entire application information. You will only need to answer any questions associated with that position, and/or attach requested documents (resume, cover letter, etc.)

46 Whenever you return to the Online Employment System, just login using your User Name and Password.

47 If you forget your USER NAME, contact the Employment Office. If you forget your PASSWORD, click here. Your secret question will be displayed for you to answer.

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