Frequently Asked Questions

As an applicant, you may have some questions about the employment process. Below are some of the more frequently asked questions from applicants:

If you are not currently a Purdue employee, can you search jobs at https://careers.purdue.edu/. Current Purdue employees can search jobs in SuccessFactors by selecting “Careers” from the home drop down menu.

Need additional assistance?

External Applicant Quick Reference Guide: https://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/pdf/Applying-to-Job-Posting-External-Candidate.pdf

Internal Applicant Quick Reference Guide: https://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/pdf/Applying-to-Job-Posting-Internal-Candidate.pdf

Yes, in order for an applicant to be considered for a position, the minimum requirements MUST be listed on the resume or application. Simply answering the prescreening questions is not enough.

Yes, in order for an applicant to be considered for a position, the minimum requirements MUST be listed on the resume or application. Simply answering the prescreening questions is not enough.

If you need to access a computer, please visit one of the following locations:

Tippecanoe County Public Library
627 South St.
Lafayette, IN 47901

Klondike Branch Library
3062 Lindberg Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906

West Lafayette Public Library
208 W. Columbia
West Lafayette, IN

WorkOne
820 Park East Blvd.
Lafayette, IN 47905

You are not required to submit a cover letter unless the posting details state it is required.

"To Whom It May Concern"

We recommend using a resume that lists your work history in reverse chronological order (most recent job at the top). Be sure to include job duties and the dates (month and year) that you worked. For more help, review our Resume and Interview Tips. https://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/resources/interviewtips.html

While it is recommended that you keep your resume concise, it is important to remember not to sell yourself short. Your resume is the first contact with Purdue's Talent Acquisition Team, and the resume provides us with the details of your career history. Having a two- or three-page resume is acceptable as long as the information is relevant to the types of positions for which you are applying. For more help, review our Resume and Interview Tips.

No, all job seekers must apply for specific positions to be considered for employment at Purdue University. They are NOT automatically matched to positions.

Check out our instruction video here: https://youtu.be/M5DZ3Y6LIaw

Once you have submitted a completed application, you may make edits to your application.

No. Due to the amount of applicants per year we are unable to provide this information to applicants. After your application and resume have been received, they are reviewed by our Talent Acquisition Team. If you meet the minimum requirements, your resume will be considered. All candidates will be notified of their status at the end of the search.

Each position is advertised online for a minimum of five (5) business days. After that time, it may be removed at the department's discretion. Please note that positions are posted as they become available so new ones can appear online at any time.

We remove jobs from the website when a hiring supervisor notifies us that the position is filled, cancelled, or there are enough qualified resumes to review in the pool.

We remove jobs from the website when a hiring supervisor notifies us that the position is filled, cancelled, or there are enough qualified resumes to review in the pool.

No. Each time you apply for a position, a Talent Acquisition Team member will review your resume and verify that you meet the minimum requirements for the position.

Please do not contact the hiring supervisor directly. Neither the hiring supervisor nor the Talent Acquisition Team are able to provide specific details to applicants about vacancies. If you meet the minimum requirements, your resume will be considered.

Yes, but these positions are not posted by Human Resources. If you are seeking an internship or summer employment in a specific area, you should contact the department directly to inquire about positions they have available. The Division of Financial Aid and the Center for Career Opportunities are also good resources for internships or summer employment.

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