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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I email or fax my resume or other documents?

Candidates need to submit resume(s) and other documents through our automated online applicant tracking system.

How do I attach my resume or other documents?

Following the directions outlined in our automated online applicant tracking system allows you to upload your resume OR copy/paste OR type in your information. You must select one option only. Under Resume and Comments there are two boxes and you may use one or both for your resume, CVs, cover letters and/or other documents.

If you have multiple documents you’d like to submit (reference letters, research or publication lists and/or teaching statements, etc.,) simply continue “adding” your documents until you are done. To avoid potential technical problems with our system, please keep your resume style simple (use industry standard fonts, text and/or formatting) and avoid extensive use of email links.

How will I know HR received my documents?

Upon successful completion of resume submission our automated system will send you a response outlining our employment process. Once you receive that email acknowledgement you know Des Moines University has received your resume for consideration.

Can I drop off my resume or come in and complete an application for future openings?

Our established employment practice is we only accept resumes, CVs, etc., for open posted positions and candidates should submit their resumes via our electronic automated system.

Do I need to call HR occasionally and check on my status?

That isn’t necessary. Our electronic automated system tracks candidates’ status and also is used to communicate with candidates throughout the employment and interview process. This same system will send appropriate emails to candidates notifying them of their status, arranging for interviews, etc.

Will I be told if there is no interest in my qualifications or if a position is filled?

Absolutely. Our electronic automated system will send the appropriate email letter out to all candidates notifying them if a position is filled or if there is no further interest.

After I enter in my resume in the resume text box, I see some “odd” characters (letters or numbers) or some strange code appearing. Is this normal?

Yes. Occasionally HTML code or other characters may be displayed in the resume text box. These characters are not visible to the recruiter once you submit your resume so your resume will look just fine.

What do I do if I still have a question?

You may contact Human Resources at 515-271-1484 (general) or 515-271-1455 (employment administrator).