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Talent Acquisition FAQ's

Can I submit a resume?

You may either attach or cut–and–paste a resume into your application. Please note a resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You may not state "See Resume" on the application.

What is a Pool Position?

Pool positions are open for 12 months at a time  and at any time during those 12 months, the committee can go through  and select candidates for an interview, the committee can also go through multiple rounds of interviews. The committee has not provided us with a time frame of when they will be going through this process. But when your status change from application received/ minimum qualification under review/ minimum qualification met you can see it on your application. You will receive an email when the committee has selected you for an interview/ the position or receive an email notifying you that the position has been filled. You be notified about the position.

I missed the deadline - can I still apply?

As with any position, once a closing date has passed, no application will be accepted or considered. Please continue to visit our site and apply for new jobs as they become available. You may also want to complete a Job Interest Card to automatically be notified when a position you are interested in becomes available.

How do I check the status of my application?

Check your email for status notices. If you are no longer being considered for a position, a notice will be sent to the email address you used on your application. If you are selected for an interview or an offer of employment, you will be contacted via phone, or email. You can also email

I forgot my username and/or password. What should I do?

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What if I'm not ready to fill out the application at this time?

The application will not be submitted until you click on the Accept button. If at any time you do not want to complete your application, save your work, then logout.

Can I get help with completing the online application?

The Human Resources Department is committed to ensuring that this process is easy and user-friendly. To help applicants, the following resources are available: CSUSB Human Resources during business hours: Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Phone: (909) 537-5138 or email

Why is the system returning me to the application profile instead of permitting me to complete the application?

First, check to see if you have completed all required fields. If all required fields have been completed, and you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, check your browser settings to make sure that the Content Advisor is not preventing you from completing the application process by following these steps: 1. Click on the Tools menu 2. Select Internet Options 3. Click on the Content tab 4. In the Content Advisor section, if there is a button labeled Disable, select it and enter the required password you previously established for the Content Advisor. NOTE: After completing the online application, you may wish to repeat steps 1– 3 and Enable the Content Advisor again.

How can I be sure my online application was received?

After you have submitted your online application you will receive a confirmation. You can also check your own password–protected profile for verification that you have successfully sent your application.

How and when can I update my application?

Once you submit an application for a particular position, you cannot go back and make changes to that application. You can make changes, and then submit another application before the position closes. We will only consider your most recent application.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Yes. Once you have completed your online application you can apply for multiple positions that are currently open. You do NOT need to recreate a new application every time you're applying for a new position.

Will I automatically be considered for other positions if I previously submitted an application?

No. You must submit an application for each position you are interested in.