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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a listing of vacancies?
How do I view a job announcement?
How do I apply for a job?
What information will I be asked to provide?
What if I have already created an application?
How do I edit my application?
If I don't finish my application, how do I save my information?
When is the deadline for applying for jobs?
What happens once I submit my application?
How long after I apply, will I be notified of an interview?
Some of my application information has changed, how do I update my application?
How can I check the status of my application?
How can I withdraw my application?
I have forgotten my password. How do I retrieve it?
How can I change my password?

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· Where can I find a listing of vacancies?
Please visit https://apsu.peopleadmin.com.  You may either click on the "Search Postings" link located under the navigation bar to the left or click on the "Austin Peay State University" box located towards the bottom of the webpage.
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· How do I view a job announcement?
To view the job details of a position, click on the "View Details" link below the job title.
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· How do I apply for a job?
After carefully reading the job details and determining if you are qualified, click the "Apply to this job" link.  If you are a new user, you will be directed to create a new account.  You may do so by clicking the "create a new account now" link. You will receive an automated email confirming your registration.  Your application is not complete until you receive a confirmation number. 
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· What information will I be asked to provide?
You will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, address, phone number, etc.  You will also be asked to provide information about your education and current or previous employment, as well as contact information regarding your references.  You will be able to upload documents such a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, references list or reference letters, etc.  Please note that uploading just a resume/curriculum vitae does not substitute for completing your online application.  Most clerical positions will require a microsoft word/excel assessment.  It is highly recommended that you gather all of your application information before starting the application process.
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· What if I have already created an application?
If you are a returning user and already have an application on file, simply login using your username and password.  You will be able to apply to new jobs without re-entering your application information.  However, it is highly recommended that you edit your application information, if applicable, before applying.  You will not be allowed to change your application information after you have applied for a job. 
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· How do I edit my application?
You may only edit your application when applying for a new position. After clicking on "apply for this job," you will be able to edit your application.
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· If I don't finish my application, how do I save my information?
As you proceed through the online application, you will be able to save your information every time you move from one screen to the next.  Be sure to click "Save Changes" or "Next" to store any changes to your application as you progress.  When you are ready to continue with your application, login and click the "Complete" link under the "Status" column.  
Your application is not complete until you receive a confirmation number. 
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· When is the deadline for applying for jobs?
Applications for clerical and support staff positions must be submitted online on or before the closing date as indicated in the job details.  Professional, administrative and faculty positions are open until filled.  Once the closing date for a job has passed and/ore the posting is removed, you will not be able to apply. Please continue to visit https://apsu.peopleadmin.com for new jobs as they become available.
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· What happens once I submit my application? 
Once you submit your application, the Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action will review your application to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications as specified in the job details.   
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· How long after I apply will I be notified of an interview?
The time varies depending on the department that is conducting the hiring.  If selected for an interview, you will be contacted to make the necessary arrangements for an appointment.
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· I have already applied for a job, but some of my information has changed. How do I update my application information?
You will not be able to change your application information after you have applied for a job.  Any changes to your application information will only affect your application to future job postings.  If you have a change , you may contact the Office of Human Resources.  Do not create a new online application; you are only allowed to apply once to a posting.
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· How can I check the status of my application?
Upon logging into your account, you will be able to check the status of your application. Log into the system, click on your applications, and status of your position will be listed. Candidates that are not selected for the position will receive an email to inform them of the decision.  If the position is closed, candidates will receive e-mail notification that the position has been filled.
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· How can I withdraw my application?
You may remove your application from consideration for a job at any time.  Upon logging into your account, click the "Withdraw Application" link located under the "Status" column of your application status.  However, once you withdraw your application, you will not be able to apply for the same position again.
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· I have forgotten my password.  How do I retrieve it?
At the login screen, click the "Forgot your username or password" link.  You will be required to enter your username and the answer to your secret password question (case-sensitive) in order to retrieve your password. If you forgot your username, you will be required to provide your email address associated with your account.
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· How can I change my password?
Contact the Office of Human Resources at 221-7177 for a password reset.
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