National University




Employment FAQs

How do I apply?
Register as a user by selecting your user name and password. View and select job posting that interest you. Click on Apply Now button at bottom of the page. Proceed with completing the application.

Do I need a resume?
No, just fully complete the application. If you do have a resume you can cut and paste or upload it into the application.

Why do I have to save my resume as plain text?
Saving as plain text will allow your resume to make the best impression by removing formatting and maintaining compatibility with our system. If you copy and past your resume with out first saving as plain text, the formatting will be distorted and extremely difficult for a hiring manager to read.

Why do I have to save my resume in a version lower than MS Office 2007?
We are not yet compatible with the Windows Vista environment. In order for your resume to receive full consideration it must be saved in lower version.

If I am attaching a resume, do I also have to complete the application?
Yes. Thank you for providing us with the most complete information about your employment background. You may use the same application, update or revise your information as needed on subsequent applications, thus speeding up the process.

How do I submit a cover letter?
You can only submit one document. In order to submit a cover in addition to a resume, you must combine the two and save as one document.

Can I start the application process and come back later to complete it?
Yes. You may save your application and finalize it at a later date. Your application will not be considered for the job posting until it is submitted.

If I am a National University employee, do I use the same application?
The forms and process are very similar. You will need to apply through SOAR self service.

Will my resume be considered for other job openings?
In order to receive full consideration, you must apply online for each job opening that you have an interest in. Once you have applied the first time, applying for subsequent jobs will be less time consuming as you can use the resume and application that you have already completed.

What if I forget my user name or password?
There is a log in help link. You may enter your user name and get a new password sent to you via email or you may enter your email address and your user name will be sent to you via email. Please make a note of the email address you used to register, your user name and password.

How will I know you have received my application?
You will receive an email message confirming receipt of your application.


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