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Tips for Applying

Welcome applicants!  Thank you for your interest in employment with the University of North Georgia.  We’ve listed a few helpful hints below on how to make your application process as successful as possible.  Good luck!

How to Apply

  • To browse open positions, please use the ‘Employment Opportunities’ link on the left side of the screen.
  • You may customize your own job search by entering the search parameters of your choosing. You may search by job title, location, job category, and/or close date.
  • After previewing a job in the search results or listing, view the complete posting by clicking on the job title in which you are interested.
  • On the full posting page, click the ‘Apply for Position’ button to begin your candidacy.
  • New User? You will be asked to create an account upon applying for a job or can do so now by clicking ‘Create an Account’.  If you have already created an account on the UNG job site, please use that account information to log in.
  • Returning User? Log in using your existing user name and password to view your profile, past application(s), update your information, and fill out any additional forms required for your candidacy.
  • Complete the application with honest, thorough and specific information, upload/attach important documents that may be required (resume, etc.), check through your application for accuracy, correct any errors – and submit!

How to Write an Effective Resume

Your resume helps to create a first impression – make it a good impression!
  • Write a clear, concise and easy-to-read resume in reverse chronological order, free of errors, abbreviations, and slang.
  • Include all of your current contact information, education background, professional certifications, licenses and organizations.
  • Include all of your relevant work information, such as business names, city, state, and dates (month and year) when you held the position (e.g., 11/05 - present).
  • Clearly describe your work responsibilities and your accomplishments.
  • Include important specifics of your work experience (e.g., list whether it was full- or part-time, list software used, machinery used, languages spoken, etc.).
  • List pertinent duties below each position.
  • List your most recent experience first, then proceed chronologically thereafter.
  • Do not list personal, age-related, or health information (e.g., 35, married with three kids and in excellent health).
  • Do not include pictures or graphics.
  • Do not use unusual fonts or fonts smaller than 10 point.
  • Do not refer to yourself in the third person or first person (e.g., if you are John Doe., do not make statements such as “Mr. Doe received an award for perfect attendance.” or “I received an award for perfect attendance.”). Use action verbs such as “Received award for perfect attendance.”
  • Be specific about skills: 
    • Avoid: Microsoft Office, Operating Systems 
    • Use: Word, Excel, Outlook, Windows XP or 10

Interview Tips

  • Be on time.
  • Research the University of North Georgia, the department, and the position before the interview as much as possible.
  • Create a list of questions to ask about the department and position.
  • Review your resume, work history, and accomplishments to better prepare you for answering questions.
  • Be honest, thorough, and specific when answering questions.
  • If you do not understand a question, ask the interviewer to repeat or re-word the question. It’s okay to take your time in answering difficult questions.
  • It’s okay to follow up with a thank you letter, note, or e-mail to those who interviewed you. Following up beyond a thank you note is not recommended.
  • Prepare a list of references with complete contact information and take it with you to the interview.
  • If it is requested that you provide references, make sure your references know that you will be using them as a reference and whom they can expect a call from.
  • Use previous/current professional references and not personal contacts. Previous and/or current immediate supervisors are preferred.
  • Smile! Dress appropriately, and be polite to everyone.  Put your best foot forward!

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