Human Resources

University of Mississippi

Please note members of the Human Resources team do not have any additional information about the status of the search. It is recommended that applicants do not call regarding the status of the employment application or search. We are unable to provide any information.

Frequently Asked Questions for careers.olemiss.edu

How do I set up an account for careers.olemiss.edu?

How do I search for job opportunities in careers.olemiss.edu?

I cannot remember my username and/or password. How do I access my account?

How do I create an application?

When I try to submit an application, it says there is an error. How do I correct it?

I have successfully applied to a position and it says “We are currently reviewing all applications”. How long before I hear something on my application?

Can I copy selected information from another electronic document?

I submitted an incorrect resume/cover letter. How do I correct this error?

My status is showing that I am not qualified for a position for which I have applied. Why?

If I withdraw my application from a position, can I apply to the same position again?

What is the hiring process?

If I am selected for an interview, who will contact me?

Will I hear from a department or from the Department of Human Resources if I am not selected for an interview?

How will I know if a position has been filled?

In addition to applying online, would you recommend that I also forward my resume directly to the hiring department or to the Department of Human Resources?

How many applicants apply for a staff position?

Is there a way to see a list of the positions for which I applied as well as where my application is in the hiring process?

Am I eligible for a position without the required experience?

Do you accept degrees obtained outside of the United States?

I am a foreign national. Am I eligible for positions at UM?

Are applicants with criminal records not qualified to work at UM?

What is Federal Work Study and am I eligible to apply?

I had an account in the older version of the jobs website and now my username/password is invalid. How do I access my information?

 


How do I set up an account for careers.olemiss.edu?

You must create an account before applying to an employment opportunity at the University of Mississippi. To create an account, you will need to click on the “View Profile” link found at the top right side of the page and select “Not a registered user yet?” and follow the prompts to create an account. Once you have completed this page, click on the “Create Account” button found at the bottom of the page.

How do I search for job opportunities in careers.olemiss.edu?

You can click on the “Search Jobs” link on the homepage. This will bring up a list of all posted positions. From there you can use the search functionality located above the list of positions to narrow down your results, including a keyword search option.

I cannot remember my username and/or password. How do I access my account?

From the View Profile page, click on “Forgot username or password?” and follow the directions.

How do I create an application?

Once you identify a position that interests you, you will have to select the job title for the detailed page of the posting. At this page, you will see a link that says “Apply now.” You will then be able to fill out an application and apply for the position. The next position you apply for will then bring up your information in another application form that you can correct/change if needed.

I have successfully applied to a position and it says “We are currently reviewing all applications.” How long before I hear something on my application?

A status of “We are currently reviewing all applications” means your application is being reviewed by the search committee. Dependent on various reasons, the length of time it takes to complete a recruitment process may vary from one week to several months. The hiring department will contact you directly if you have been selected for an interview, or you will receive an email stating when the position has been filled or withdrawn (as long as you included your email address on your application).

Can I copy selected information from another electronic document?

Yes. For example, you can copy and paste the information from a Word document directly into the appropriate fields in the application form.

I submitted an incorrect resume/cover letter. How do I correct this error?

If the position is still accepting applications, you will be able to correct this issue. Go to the application under “Jobs Applied” and select the application. From the “My Documents” section, use the trash can icon to delete the incorrect document and you can upload a new document.

My status is showing that I am not qualified for a position for which I have applied. Why?

You have answered a question that was directly tied to the minimum requirements for the position, making you ineligible for the position at the current time. If you answered one of the questions incorrectly and the position is still accepting applications, please email your name and the position title to careers@olemiss.edu so we can assist you.

If I withdraw my application from a position, can I apply to the same position again?

No. You can only apply once to a posting. If you withdrew due to an error on your application, please send an email to careers@olemiss.edu to receive assistance.

What is the hiring process?

When you have applied online, if you possess basic qualifications for the position, your application will be forwarded to the search committee. Upon the search committee’s review of your qualifications, you may be contacted for an interview. If you successfully complete the interview process, this organization may check references for all positions and conduct background checks as required. (More information regarding pre-employment background checks can be found here.)

If I am selected for an interview, who will contact me?

Each department determines which applicants to interview. If you are selected for an interview, someone from the department or search committee will contact you directly. If you do not hear from the department, however, you may assume that other candidates were selected for an interview. Please remember that you may check on the status of your application by signing on to the Applicant Home page located at http://careers.olemiss.edu and signing in (using your username and password).

Will I hear from a department or from the Department of Human Resources if I am not selected for an interview?

No. You can expect to receive a system-generated e-mail advising that the position has been filled. You may also monitor the status of positions for which you applied by signing in (using your username and password) to the Applicant Home page, located at http://careers.olemiss.edu.

How will I know if a position has been filled?

Once a position has been filled, the status displayed for that position on the Application Status page will change from “We are currently reviewing all application” to “Please check back for future opportunities.”

In addition to applying online, would you recommend that I also forward my resume directly to the hiring department or to the Department of Human Resources?

No. The online application is the official way to apply for all positions at the University of Mississippi.

How many applicants apply for a staff position?

The number of applicants who apply for a staff position vary from position to position. It is not uncommon, however, for us to receive over 70 applicants for one vacancy. The application process at the University of Mississippi is extremely competitive.

Is there a way to see a list of the positions for which I applied as well as where my application is in the hiring process?

Yes, you may view a list of the positions you have applied for and track the status of your application by returning to careers.olemiss.edu and signing in (using your username and password). If you have previously logged in to the system, click on the “Jobs Applied” link (fourth link from the top).

Am I eligible for a position without the required experience?

Per UM policies, if a position states that a specific number of years of experience is required, then, to be eligible, you must possess such experience.

Do you accept degrees obtained outside of the United States?

UM will require that a degree equivalency be conducted on any degree obtained outside of the United States.

I am a foreign national. Am I eligible for positions at UM?

The University of Mississippi is an equal opportunity employer and a participant of the E-Verify program. Anyone who is authorized to work in the United States is eligible for employment at UM. Dependent on the type of the visa you possess, this would determine your eligibility. The hiring department has the discretion to sponsor or not sponsor a foreign national for employment at UM. If you require employer sponsorship in order to work in the U.S., you will need to communicate such a requirement in advance to the hiring department.

Are applicants with criminal records not qualified to work at UM?

Applicants with criminal records are not automatically disqualified from consideration. Each will be reviewed with respect to date, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you have applied.

What is Federal Work Study and am I eligible to apply?

Federal work study is a need-based financial aid award made to enrolled, degree-seeking students. This is not available for non-UM students. As a UM student, you must obtain eligibility to work as a federal work study from the Office of Financial Aid before you can apply for designated federal work study positions. If you have additional questions please contact Student Employment at 662-915-7431.

I had an account in the older version of the jobs website and now my username/password is invalid. How do I access my information?

On July 10, 2018, UM implemented an upgraded version of our jobs website, and as a result of the upgrade, no applicant data was transferred. Hence, you will need to create a new account to apply to new positions. Applicants no longer have access to their account and applications in the previous version of RebelJobs.

 

Is your question not answered above? Please contact the Employment staff at careers@olemiss.edu.