Tips for Job Applicants
Thank you for your interest in applying to Shoreline Community College! The following information provides several key tips which you may find helpful in the job application process. As you begin the process, please note:
- For questions related to the process of submitting your application or logging into your account, please contact the NEOGOV Applicant Support Team at 1-877-204-4442.
- For questions regarding a job posting or specific position requirements, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for your interest in employment at our College and look forward to reviewing your application materials.
How to Get Started:
- To apply online for a job at Shoreline Community College, please create an account. For new users, enter a username, password, and an email address. Write down your login information and keep it in a place where you will remember.
- Once you have created your account and/ or logged-in, enter the name of the application and click “create application”. You do not need to recreate a new application every time you apply for a position. For returning users, you will use your username and password every time you sign-in to NEOGOV. NOTE: If you have problems logging-in to your account, please contact NEOGOV Customer Support at 1-877-204-4442.
- Collect all of the information that you will need to apply for a position. This includes your resume/CV, educational credentials transcripts, degrees, licenses, and anything else that might be relevant to the positions for which you are interested.
- Ensure that your transcripts show that a degree was awarded or conferred if you are stating that it is your highest level of education completed. If you certify your level of education and it cannot be verified from your transcript(s), your application may not be referred to the selection committee.
- Be sure to clearly note which degrees you have completed, and which are still in process (i.e. degrees not yet awarded/conferred).
- During the application process, unofficial transcripts may be submitted however please note that upon selection for hire, you will be required to submit official transcripts. You do not need to submit transcripts for a GED/High School degree.
- Foreign degrees are acceptable provided they have been translated and/or shown to have equivalency to a United States Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate level degree.
- Documentation verifying completion of a degree, course work within a discipline, or other educational criteria should be electronically attached (uploaded) to your application.
Applying for the Job
- Browse through the active job postings and click on any position that interests you. If you have already created an account with NEOGOV, login to start the application process. If not, please create an account with NEOGOV and then proceed to start the application process.
- Read the job announcement carefully noting the closing date, minimum qualifications, and required information. Note that information contained in your application materials will be used to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Make sure you complete/submit all of the documents listed as required.
- If a position requires you to submit answers related to supplemental questions, it may be helpful to prepare your responses to the questions in advance of submission to make the application process easier.
- The NEOGOV system will time-out after 30 minutes. Please save your work frequently by clicking on the “Save Work in Progress” periodically to ensure your information is saved.
- Shoreline Community College will send you automatic status updates via the email address assigned your NEOGOV profile.
Creating your Online NEOGOV Profile:
- Agency Wide Questions: Carefully read the instructions and answer all of the agency wide questions. Note that response to these questions is required for your application to be considered.
- Attachments: To attach a document, click the “Browse” button. Locate the file you want to attach, select the file name, and click Open. Click upload to save your document and return to the full application. To add another attachment, click “Attach another file”. NOTE: Attachments must have one of the following extensions: pdf, doc, docx, txt or rft.
- Certificates & Licenses: Provide your license number(s). NOTE: You may also upload a copy of your license(s) to confirm current status.
- Education: Although your educational history should be on your resume, please include your educational information in your personal profile, as it is part of the application materials that we use to determine if you meet the qualifications to forward your application to the selection committee.
- Personal Profile: Applicants must enter their personal contact information. The applicant must enter all the required information in all fields in order to move to the next step by clicking “Save and View Application” button.
- References: We require an applicant to include names of individuals that can verify your work history. Please be sure to add this information in your NEOGOV profile.
- Resume: You may copy/cut paste your resume in the text box or attach it to your application.
- Skills: Remember to add all of your computer skills and office skills in this section. If this information is not included in your personal profile or resume, and it’s a required skill for the position, your application may be screened-out / not be released to the selection committee.
- Supplemental Questions: Supplemental questions allow us to collect information related to the job you are applying for. If required, it is very important that you take the time to answer each question. Note that Human Resources will use your response to these questions to aid in evaluating your ability to meet the minimum qualifications listed in the job announcement.
- Work History: Remember you want to provide as much information as you can that relates to the job you are applying for. It is important to note that, even if a resume/cover letter is submitted, you will still want to enter your work history in order to be considered a competitive candidate.