U.Va. Launches New Online Job Site; Human Resources to Host Community Event Aug. 18

July 31, 2007 -- University Human Resources (UHR) at the University of Virginia has launched an online system for job seekers.

Jobs@UVa, the new job application and description system that launched July 30, replaces the paper job application now in use. The system will be used in most areas of the University for creating new positions, writing job descriptions, posting ads for jobs and supporting search committees and the hiring process.

“I am thrilled to offer this new system to all of our applicants and everyone involved in hiring here at U.Va.,” said Susan Carkeek, chief human resources officer at the University. “Jobs@UVa is completely online, available 24/7 from anywhere that is Internet-accessible, making our hiring process more convenient and transparent. This means faster and better service for all of our customers.”

The new system offers several improvements in service for applicants.  “There are so many wonderful features for applicants in the new system,” said Lucinda Childs-White, director of recruitment and staffing. “For example, applicants currently need to reactivate their application every three months. In Jobs@UVa your application will stay active as long as you continue to apply for positions.” 

With a Jobs@UVa account, applicants can:

• Apply to a specific job posting
• Receive confirmation upon receipt of application
• Review a list of positions they applied for
• Review the status of the position(s) they applied for
• Identify areas of interest so that recruiters can contact them when similar positions become available

University Human Resources will host a Jobs@UVa open house on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Darden School of Business.  he event is designed to help applicants learn how to apply in the new system and is free and open to the public.  More information will be available closer to the event.

“It’s important for the public to know that the first few weeks will be a transition period for us,” added Childs-White. “We’ll be running two systems as we close out searches using our existing process and starting new searches in Jobs@UVa.”

People who applied for jobs any time before July 30, 2007 need to know that:

• Paper staff applications expire July 30, 2007
• Paper applications will be considered for positions posted before July 30, 2007
• To be considered for staff positions posted on our Web site after that date, candidates will need to complete the online application in Jobs@UVa.

Applicants who use Jobs@UVa can get help several ways: 

• Attend the event on Saturday, Aug. 18
• Read the FAQs (frequently asked questions) at www.virginia.edu/jobs
• View the online tutorial available on the Jobs@UVa site
• Read the “getting started” brochure that UHR will distribute locally in early August
• Talk to community leaders who are active in supporting local job seekers
• UHR is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Computers and staff are available on site
• UHR also hosts an information session each Monday from noon to 1 p.m.  Space is limited, so reserve your space to attend one of these sessions by calling (434) 924-4105.

The web address for the new system starting July 30, 2007, is http://jobs.virginia.edu.