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How to Apply for a Job On-line (External Applicant) Using TAM

Overview

External applicants that currently do not work for the UW System (any campus or institution) can search and apply for vacancies which may be of interest. This document outlines steps an external applicant must take to search and apply for vacancies which may be of interest.

Process Considerations:

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Instructions for Creating an Account

  1. Navigate to the Campus' Employment Opportunities Website, or you can navigate directly to the Careers page at https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu.
  2. On the Careers page, click "Sign In" to log in with your username and password; see Recovering an Applicant User Name and Password in TAM  if needed. If you are new to this site and don't have an account, click on the "New User" link; you will then be taken to the Register page.

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  3. On the Register page, enter a username (not case sensitive), password (case sensitive), first name, last name and email address.
    NOTE: Our system utilizes Password Masking. This means when entering a minimum of 8 characters into the password field and then tabbing out, additional dots appear. This helps prevent spoofing of passwords. The full password you enter remains accurate even though additional dots appear.
  4. Fill in additional personal contact information (optional).
  5. Once completed, click the Register button. You will then be returned to the Careers Home Page.


Instructions for Finding a Job

  1. Click View All Jobs from the Careers page.

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  2. You can:
    a. view all current job postings
    b. narrow the search by Keywords
    c. view certain positions by using filters.
  3. After the results populate, click the Job Posting link for which you are interested in applying.

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  4. Review the Job Posting.
  5. To apply for the job posting, click Apply for Job.

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Applying for a Job

NOTE: at any point in time click Exit to be taken out of the application and returned to your home page, click the hamburger (stack) icon in the upper right to select Save as Draft to save the current application. 

  1. Step 1 - Read through the notices and other information. Click View Terms and Conditions. After reviewing terms, close the pop up. Click the I have read and agree to the above terms and agreements checkbox and then click Next.

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  2. Answer any Pre-qualification questions and select Next.
    NOTE:
    If you meet the pre-qualifications for this position a message will appear telling you that you are eligible to apply for this job. If you do not meet pre-qualifications, a message will appear informing you that you do not meet qualifications for this position and you will be taken out of the job application process.

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  3. Upload your resume/CV and Cover Letter (optional) and select Next
    a. Click Attach Resume button
    b. Click My Device button
    c. Select document to upload
    d. Click Upload
    e. Click Done

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  4. Click the Add Attachment button to add additional documentation such as Transcripts, References, or Other items. After adding the attachment(s), click Next.
    NOTE: upload all required application materials, such as, transcripts, teaching philosophy, etc. *Be sure to upload all required materials to ensure your application is considered complete.

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  5. Step 5 - update the Preferences (optional). Click Next.

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  6. Step 6 - answer any questions in the Online Questionnaire page and click Next.
    NOTE: To answer open ended questions, you can copy and paste from Word into the text box. Use spell check by clicking the book and arrow icon to the right of the box.
    • Select the Highest Education Level from the drop down menu (Optional). 
    • To add optional education information in the Online Questionnaire, click on the Add Degrees link.
      • Enter the Date Acquired.
      • Enter the Degree, you must enter from a list of values, to see the list of values select the magnifying glass.
      • Enter other degree information as you wish.
      • Click Done to return to the application.
      • To add additional degrees, click the plus sign.

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  7. Enter references and click Next.
    a.  
    Click Add Reference.
    b. Enter the required reference information, Reference Type, Reference Name and Title. Additional information can be added.
    c.  Click Done button. If there is another reference to add, click the plus sign.

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  8. Read and answer the Request for Confidentiality, and click Next.

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  9. Provide the necessary information on how you learned about the position.  After completing the Source Information fields and answering the former employee question, click Next.        NOTE: The former employee question refers to whether you have ever been employed at any UW System institution or campus.

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  10. You will be brought to the Voluntary Self-Identification page. This step has three separate pages, complete each section and select Next to move to the next page.
    • Disability
    • Veteran
    • Diversity - clicking Next after completing this page will take you to the next step

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  12. Review the information entered into the application.
    • To review information entered, click the expand arrow in each section
    • To edit a portion of the application, click Modify in that section
      NOTE: you can also go back and edit information by clicking the Previous button to navigate back to that step, or click on the step on the side pane.
    • If you are not ready to submit, you can click Save as Draft (from the hamburger/stack icon in the upper right corner) to save the current application. Do not Submit the application until the application is complete, including all required documents listed in the job posting. If you saved your application, when you are ready to submit the application, see below for Submitting a Saved Application.
  13. Click the Submit button to complete the application.

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  14. You will see a message asking if all required materials are attached.  Click Yes to submit, click No and then click Modify for the section you wish to change.
    NOTE
    : Once the application is submitted, changes can no longer be made.

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  15. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation. You can either click the hyperlink to View Submitted Application or Careers to go back to the main page.

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Submitting a Saved Application

  1. From the Careers page, click My Job Applications.

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  2. Click the arrow on the far right for the application that has not been submitted.

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  3. Complete and review the application.
    NOTE: Even if you have already completed the Voluntary Self-Identification pages, you will need to re-enter the information.
  4. Click the Submit button to complete the application.
  5. You will see a message asking if all required materials are attached.  Click Yes to submit, click No and then click the Pencil icon for the section you wish to change.
    NOTE: Once the application is submitted, changes can no longer be made.

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  6. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation. You can either click the hyperlink to View Submitted Application or Careers to go back to the main page.

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Get Help

  • Click HERE to contact UW Shared Services - Service Operations Department or HERE for the UWSS IT HelpDesk if you have any issues with these instructions.




Keywords:apply application user internal applicant internal posting job opening resume PVL careers university staff temporary staff faculty academic staff limited FA/AS/LI external external applicant TAM training OFCCP hire rehire TAM, Talent Acquisition Management   Doc ID:19833
Owner:tami e.Group:UW–Shared Services
Created:2011-08-18 13:35 CSTUpdated:2020-11-11 14:20 CST
Sites:Human Resource System (HRS), UW-La Crosse, UW–Shared Services
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