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Frequently Asked Questions

What information will I need to gather before completing the application process?

Before beginning the application process you will need your complete education, employment history and reference information, in addition to your Driver's License.

How do I search for current job openings?

Our new online application process allows you the opportunity to search for job(s) that interest you. You will be able to search for jobs by posting number, departments or job title. You can also use key words to search for jobs.

How often does SHSU update the job postings?

Jobs are posted as they become available. Jobs are removed from the website as soon as they are filled.

Can I mail my application instead of completing an application online?

So that we may evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications more quickly, we only accept online applications. We can no longer accept mailed or faxed documents.

How do I submit my resume and other supporting documents?

You will be able to submit a resume and cover letter each time you apply for a position. Our online application system will prompt you how and when to attach your documents.

How do I save my application?

You must click 'SAVE' to save the information you have entered.

How can I confirm that I was successful at completing the application online

Once you have successfully completed the online application process, a confirmation number will appear for your reference. Your application is not complete until you receive this confirmation number.

Will I be able to print my application when done?

Yes, you will be able to print a copy of your completed application.

How long does it take to process my application?

Your application is immediately accessible by our Human Resources recruitment team upon completion of your online submission.

What happens after I submit my application and resume in the system?

Once your application is in the system, it will be reviewed by our recruitment team. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department. Please do not contact the individual hiring departments. The length of the recruitment process can vary based upon the needs of the individual hiring departments.

What if my contact information changes after I have applied?

You will be able to log into the system and update your contact information 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

What if I need to update my application and/or resume?

You will be able to log into the system and update your application 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This updated application can then be used to apply for additional positions. You may also upload an updated resume each time you apply for a position.

Should I call Human Resources to check on the status of my application?

Please do not call Human Resources to check on the status of your application. You will be able to check on your status by logging into your user account, created during the application process. Once logged in, you will be able to quickly identify the status of all jobs applied for at SHSU.

How long will my application be on file?

Your resume will remain active in our system for two years.

What if I am not ready to complete the application right now?

You will be asked to create a user account during the online application process. Once created, you can complete a portion or all of the application before logging out.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Yes. Once you have completed your on-line application through our on-line site, you can apply for multiple positions that are currently open. To apply for another job, log back on the on-line site and apply. The application you originally submitted will still be in the system available for you to update and submit for another job opening.

How can I make changes or updates to my application?

Changes can be made to your general application at anytime. Login using your username and password. Once you have selected the position you want to apply for, make the changes to your application and save. The next time you apply for a position, your revised application will be saved. However, once you submit an application for a specific position, you can not go back and edit the submitted application.

Can I apply directly with the hiring department?

No. The SHSU Jobs online employment site is the only place where you can apply for positions.

Can I apply by sending my resume via email?

We do not accept resumes via fax, email or dropped off in person. Only online applications will be accepted.

If I submit my application without the required documents, will my application still be reviewed?

Your application will not be accepted without the required documents.

If I have an application that is already on file before June 7, 2010, will I have to submit an application online?

Yes. Any applications, resumes, cover letters or attachments submitted to SHSU prior to June 7th are no longer available in our system. If you want to be considered for a position at SHSU, please complete the new online application. You will have the opportunity to upload attachments during this application process.

How can I get additional help?

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at 936-294-1070 or via e-mail at employment@shsu.edu.