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FAQ: Online Application

Interested in a career at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center? Click here to search for jobs and submit an application.

General Questions:

I’m interested in a research job at Ohio State’s College of Medicine; where should
I apply?

How often are jobs updated online?

Search Questions:

Do I need to log in to search for jobs?

Can I customize my search?

Can I save searches that I have customized?

This is my first time applying for a Medical Center job. How do I register for a username and password?

I am already a Medical Center employee; do I need to create a username and password to apply?

I currently work for the University; do I need to create a username and password to apply?

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

Questions about Applying:

Can I save jobs that I am interested in and apply later?

Can I apply to multiple positions at once?

What information will I need to complete an application?

Can I save my application and come back later to finish?

I am not able to move to the next section of the application when I click Next.

Is a resume required to apply online?

I understand that a resume is not required to apply, but am I able to attach one?

Questions about Submitted Applications:

How do I know if my application was submitted correctly?

How can I find the status of my application?

After I've applied, when will I hear back from someone?

If I have more questions about a job that I've applied for, whom should I contact?

 


Q. I’m interested in a research job at Ohio State’s College of Medicine; where should I apply?

A. Applicants interested in any position within Ohio State’s Health System, College of Medicine, Office of Health Sciences, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute or Comprehensive Cancer Center should apply online at www.medicalcenter.osu.edu/careers.

Applicants interested in University positions can apply at www.jobs.osu.edu.

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Q. How often are jobs updated online?

 A. New jobs are posted every Monday.

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Q. Do I need to log in to search for jobs?

A. No. You can view open positions by clicking Search. NOTE: To apply, you will need to register and log in.

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Q. Can I customize my search?

A. Yes, you can search by:

  • Key word (e.g. nurse or specific job opening) or click Advanced Search to perform a more detailed seach by location, etc.
  • NOTE: You must click the Search button to return any customized results.

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    Q. Can I save searches that I have customized?

    A. Yes. Click on Save Search to save your customized search criteria. You will be prompted to log in. Once logged in, you can name your search for future reference (e.g., Nursing Jobs). You also have the option to enter an e-mail address to be notified when new positions that match your search are available. Simply check the Notify me whe new jobs meet my criteria box and enter your e-mail address in the Send email notification to box.

    To access your saved searches later, log in and click My Saved Searches at the top of the page.

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    Q. This is my first time applying for a Medical Center job. How do I register for a username and password?

    A. You will need a username and password to apply for any Medical Center job. To register:

    • Click the New User link in the upper right hand corner.
    • Complete the registration page. You can select any username and password that is easy for you to remember.
    • NOTE: The system requires you supply a unique email address. If you do not have an email address and need to create one, there are a number of free email providers (e.g. gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.)
    • Click Register.

    These steps will take you to your Careers Home page where you can search and apply for jobs.

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    Q. I am already a Medical Center employee; do I need to create a username and password to apply?

    A. No. Medical Center employees (which includes Health System and College of Medicine​) must use their Medical Center login and password to apply online through Employee Self Service. Note: logging in allows you to view job openings that are available to internal applicants.  

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    Q. I currently work for the University; do I need to create a username and password to apply?

    A. No, University employees must use their lastname.# login and password to apply online through Employee Self Service.

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    Q.  I forgot my username/password. What should I do?

    A. For User Name: Click Forgot User Name. Enter your email address and click Email User Name. For Password: Click, Forgot Password. Enter your user name and click Reset Password.

For any other password help or technical inquiries, call Medical Center Human Resources at (614) 293-4995.

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Q. Can I apply to multiple positions at once?

A. No, you are only permitted to apply to one opening at a time.

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Q. What information will I need to complete an application?

A. Be sure to have on hand the following information:

  • Work history
  • References – You will need to provide two references (e.g., a supervisor, manager, clinical instructor). Do not submit family members, co-workers or friends as references.
  • Educational background
  • License and/or certifications (including active license numbers)

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Q. Can I save my application and come back later to finish?

A. Yes. In general, you should plan on saving your work every 15 minutes to avoid losing any application data. You can do this by clicking on the Save as Draft button. To access your saved application, log in and click My Activities at the top of the page to display all of your current and previous applications.

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Q. I am not able to move to the next section of the application when I click Next.

A. If you are unable to move on to the next page of the online application, you are likely missing information. Complete this required information to move on to the next section.

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Q. Is a resume required to apply online?

A. No. A resume is not required to apply online.

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Q. I understand that a resume is not required to apply, but am I able to attach one?

A.Yes. If you would like to include a resume, you can upload your resume as an attachment.

NOTE: You may only include one attachment. If you would like to include a cover letter or other items, pleae save as one file.

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Q. How do I know if my application was submitted correctly?

A. When you have completed your online application, click Submit Application. You will receive an automated e-mail confirming that your application has been completed successfully.

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Q. How can I find the status of my application?

A. Log in to our Careers website. Click on My Activities at the top of your home page. This will bring up a listing of each of the positions you have applied for and their status. You may also call Medical Center Human Resources at (614) 293-4995 to check the status of your application.

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Q. After I've applied, when will I hear back from someone?

A. A recruiter will contact you only if you are selected as a candidate for the position. There is not a set timeframe for hearing back from us. This will vary depending on the number and types of openings we have, as well as the number and qualifications of other applicants. We receive a large volume of applications on a daily basis and are not able to call each person who applies for a Medical Center job.

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Q. If I have more questions about a job that I've applied for, whom should I contact?

A. Contact our Recruitment team at (614) 293-4995 and choose Option 1 during business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For technical inquiries, you may also e-mail us at recruitment@osumc.edu.

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