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Before you apply

Our UW employment team’s top tip for applying to UW jobs is to use a comprehensive resume—one that reflects all of your experience. Why? Because our online application system only allows one resume per candidate. So, if you are applying for multiple UW positions, you’ll want your resume to reflect how all your past experience and education meets the requirements of each position for which you are applying.

For more job application help, see the resume tips and FAQ below. Or contact one of our recruiters.

Find a UW recruiter

You can meet many of our recruiters through their LinkedIn accounts or at local recruiting events.

  • Joanie Moran
    Recruits for: CoMotion, External Affairs (including KUOW, UW Video), Facilities Services, Financial Management (including Grant & Contract Accounting and Risk Management), Henry Art Gallery, Office of the President, Office of the Provost (including Enrollment Services and Global Affairs), Planning & Management (including Capital Projects Office), UW Police Department.
    Find Joanie on LinkedIn
  • Theresa Shetty
    Recruits for: College of the Environment (including School of Oceanography), Human Resources, Office of Research, School of Law, UW Information Technology, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.
    Find Theresa on LinkedIn
  • Linda Anderson
    Recruits for: UW Bothell, College of Arts & Sciences, Intercollegiate Athletics, Meany Hall for Performing Arts, University Advancement, School of Social Work.
    Find Linda on LinkedIn
  • Sabina McCoy
    Recruits for: Michael G. Foster School of Business, College of Built Environments, School of Nursing, Housing and Food Services, Health Sciences Administration and School of Pharmacy.
    Find Sabina on LinkedIn
  • Harry Vincent
    Recruits for: School of Medicine (includes Dean’s Office, Medex NW, ITHS, Comparative Medicine), Department of Medicine–all divisions, School of Public Health, Global Health.
    Find Harry on LinkedIn
  • Lacey Johnston
    Recruits For: School of Medicine.
    Find Lacey on LinkedIn
  • Andres Boyer
    Recruits For: College of Engineering, UW Educational Outreach, Evans School of Public Affairs, The Graduate School, iSchool, School of Dentistry, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, UW Libraries, UW Tacoma, UW Attorney General’s Office, College of Education, Student Life.
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  • Cathy Ivers
    Recruits for: RN, ARNP, PA-C, CRNA, Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator, Nursing Technician positions at Harborview Medical Center.
    Find Cathy on LinkedIn
  • Michelle Goldman
    Recruits for: RN, ARNP, PA-C, CRNA, Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator, Nursing Technician positions at Harborview Medical Center.
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  • Sandra Elliott
    Recruits for: RN, ARNP, PA-C, CRNA, Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator, Nursing Technician positions at University of Washington Medical Center.
    Find Sandra on LinkedIn
  • Kristi Fitzgerald
    Recruits for: RN, ARNP, PA-C, CRNA, Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator, Nursing Technician positions at University of Washington Medical Center.
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  • Amber O’Brien
    Recruits for: UW Medicine IT Services positions only.
    Find Amber on LinkedIn
  • Briana Newark
    Recruits for: Cardiac Monitor Techs, Hospital Assistants, Medical Interpreters, Patient Care Technicians, Radiation Oncology, Radiology/Imaging Services, Student Assistants, Volunteer Services/Gift Shop.
  • Caroline Cho
    Recruits for: Medical Assistants, Orthopedic Technicians
  • Carrie Hecker
    Recruits for: Ambulatory Float Team, Clinical Engineering/Biomedical Electronics, Maintenance/Facilities, Parking, Patient Services Specialists (Outpatient/Ambulatory/Clinics), Public Safety/Security, Teleservices/Telecommunications, Traffic Guides.
    Find Carrie on LinkedIn
  • Julius Ganal
    Recruits for: Environmental Services, Food & Nutrition Services, Phlebotomists.
    Find Julius on LinkedIn
  • Liz Mendez
    Recruits for: Consolidated Laundry (Shared Services), Contact Center (Shared Services), Diabetes Care Center, Digestive Disease Center, Emergency Department, Eye Institute (Shared Services), Kidney Center/Dialysis/Pheresis, Patient Care Coordinators, Patient Services Specialists (Inpatient/Nursing Units), Supply Chain Management/Materials Management/Procurement (Shared Services)
    Find Liz on LinkedIn
  • Margot Simmons
    Recruits for: Admitting & Financial Counseling, Airlift Northwest, Eastside Specialty Center, Health Information Management (Shared Services), Medical Centers Executive Administration Office, Medical Services Administration/Medical Director’s Office, Oncology Service Line, Patient Financial Services (Shared Services), Payroll Services (Shared Services), Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, Revenue Cycle Operations (Shared Services).
    Find Margot on LinkedIn
  • Maria Kim
    Recruits for: Ambulatory Care Services Administration, Chief Health System Office (UW Medicine), Clinical Support Services Administration & Planning, Compliance (Shared Services), Design & Construction Management, Finance/Accounting (Shared Services), Neurology/Neurosciences Service Line, Patient Care Services Administration, Patient Relations, Physician Liaison/Referral Development, Transformation of Care (Shared Services).
    Find Maria on LinkedIn
  • Myra Pacleb
    Recruits for: Cardiology/Regional Heart Center, Lab Medicine (Shared Services), Oral/Maxiollfacial Surgery, Pathology (Shared Services), Sleep Lab & EEG.
  • Tracy Oshiro
    Recruits for: Anesthesiology, Hospital Central Processing Unit, Pharmacy, Respiratory Care, Surgical Services & Operating Rooms, Vascular.
  • Tricia Breen
    Recruits for: ACS Administration-Support Services, Campus Health/Employee Health, Census & Staffing/Resource Management, Clinical Education, Community Training Center, Genetic Counseling, Long Term Care Services & Palliative Care Services, OB / Maternal & Infant Care, Patient & Family Education, Pioneer Square, Psychiatry/ Behavioral/ Mental/Health, Rehabilitation Therapies & Clinics (Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists/Audiologists), Respite Center, Social Work, Spiritual Care, Transplant Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Women’s Health Center.

Resume tips  

Building a complete, detailed resume gives you the opportunity to make a unique impression during a job search. Our recruiters emphasize the importance of keeping an up-to-date resume on hand, because our application system only allows one resume per candidate. Including all of your relevant experience on your resume gives us a more holistic view of you and helps us find where your skills will be the best fit.

With that in mind, here are some tips to use when preparing your resume:

  • Include your contact information in full view at the top of the page.
  • Add accurate and complete training and employment history. Detail your job duties and include your starting and ending dates in the position.
  • Use keywords within the context of duties you performed or skills you applied to your job assignments. Creating a long list of skill words fails to highlight your experience or explain how you used those skills.

Formatting your resume:

  • Save a backup copy of your resume.
  • Remove tabs, tables, paragraph borders, columns, and fancy fonts.
  • Remove any formatting created by adding spaces to text (indenting or center text). Keep all lines left justified.
  • Emphasize words sparingly, but if you need to, use ALL CAPS. Remove bold text as it loses its formatting in our system.

To upload your resume on your UW Employment Profile:

  1. Open your document in your word processor.
  2. Save your document as text, plain text (.txt file extension), or with minimal formatting.
  3. Open the file you just saved and apply basic formatting to make it presentable – e.g., use paragraphs or line breaks to separate text.
  4. Set the document’s margins to 1 inch.
  5. Select all of the text in your document, copy and paste it into the resume text box on your UW Employment profile page.

FAQs

When you start looking for jobs, there’s a lot of information to sort through. Here is a list of frequently asked questions to help you with your UW job search.

  1. Go to the UW employment website and log in with your UW NetID.
  2. Edit your profile. Keep an electronic copy of your resume and employment details on hand while you do, because this will make it easy to copy and paste information. You may also use the “Resume Builder” feature. Make sure to enter your full legal name on both the Candidate Profile and resume as well.
  3. Start your job search. For best search results, only specify what category of job you’re looking for, and leave the rest of the fields blank.
  4. After you have selected a position, click the title for a full description. At the bottom, select Apply for this Job, but remember to complete your profile and resume before you do.
  5. Once you have submitted your profile and resume, you will also need to complete any assessments. These allow us to gather additional information about your employment background. Once you begin the assessment, you must complete it at that time. If you have limited time, choose “Click here to complete the assessment at a later time,” then return to it later. You cannot go back and edit an assessment after you complete and submit it, so be sure to review your answers or text carefully. For help, email uwhires@uw.edu or call 206-543-2544.

NOTE for first time users: Every UW employee has a skeleton profile in the system which includes name and current position information. If you apply for a job prior to Completing Your Profile, you will be applying with the skeleton profile which is not enough information to be considered for a position. See the FAQ tab for more information about your profile.


  1. Go to the UW Employment website, and log in or create a profile. Before you apply for any jobs, you’ll need to create a profile, but you can also browse open positions without logging in.
  2. Start looking for available jobs. Leave the other search boxes blank, and for the best results use the Category box to find positions available that pertain to your interests. This is where you can specify if you’d like a temporary job, among other categories.
  3. Choose a position. Once you have selected a position from the search results, click the title for a full description. To immediately submit your resume and profile, click Apply for this Job. If you prefer, save the job and review or apply later by adding it to you Job Cart. Your Job Cart will be emptied when you log out or leave the website.
  4. After you apply, follow the prompts to create your Candidate Profile and submit your resume, or simply log in if you have previously submitted your resume.
  5. Once you have submitted your profile and resume, you will also need to complete any assessments. These allow us to gather additional information about your employment background. Once you begin the assessment, you must complete it at that time. If you have limited time, choose “Click here to complete the assessment at a later time,” then return to it later. You cannot go back and edit an assessment after you complete and submit it, so be sure to review your answers or text carefully. For help, email uwhires@uw.edu or call 206-543-2544.

To apply for UTemp Staffing’s candidate pool, open the temporary position job requisition during your job search. If you are looking for other temporary opportunities outside of the UTemp staffing pool, use the Category search tool to find temporary jobs and apply directly. Before you submit your application for any position, be sure that your resume and candidate profile are updated and complete.

Once you apply, you will be asked to complete assessments to learn more about your employment background.

Once you have submitted your profile and resume, you will also need to complete any assessments.

If you have limited time, choose “Click here to complete the assessment at a later time,” then return to it later. You cannot go back and edit an assessment after you complete and submit it, so be sure to review your answers or text carefully. For help, email uwhires@uw.edu or call 206-543-2544.

For help with a technical problem, you can contact the Help Desk at uwhires@uw.edu or 206-543-2544. If you are emailing the Help Desk, include your phone number and the Job Req #, in case we need additional information.

Candidate banks represent an ongoing need to fill certain types of positions. Applying for candidate banks makes you available for multiple job opportunities during the time period specified on the listing. Your job status in the candidate bank will stay Applied/In Review. If your experience is a good match for a current opening, your resume will be referred to the hiring manager, and then you will be able to track the status of your application specific to that job.

If you are interested in being considered for other positions, you must apply directly for them in addition to applying for any candidate banks.

The total time it takes to fill any position varies between three and six weeks, and hiring departments only contact the most competitive candidates to interview. To check your application’s status, visit the My Jobs page on your Candidate profile where you’ll see the jobs you have applied to, the status, the Req #, a link to the job posting, and the date you applied. Below are a few examples and explanations of status statements you might see while checking the status of your applications:

  • Applied/In Review – Candidate has applied to a position and Human Resources is reviewing their qualifications.
  • Resume Fwd to Department – Candidate has been reviewed by Human Resources and resume was sent to the hiring manager for departmental review. The department will select the top candidates from this review for interviews.
  • Considered Not Selected – Candidate was not hired in this position.
  • Hired/Accepted – Candidate has been hired for this position.
  • Candidate Withdrawn – Candidate has asked to be removed from consideration for the position.
  • Recruitment Canceled – Recruitment was canceled by the department, so the position will not be filled.

We ask you not to send additional materials, but if we need any more documents from you, the online assessment will request them or you will be asked for them during the interview process. Relevant licenses and certificates are important, so while we ask you not to send copies to us, be sure to include information about those in your resume.

Update your resume or profile by logging into the UW Employment site at any time. When you update your resume, it becomes the viewable version that all hiring managers for jobs you applied to will review in your Candidate Profile. For more information on your resume in our system, check out our Resume Tips, above.

No. If multiple candidate profiles are found for a candidate, they will be merged together, saving the most current contact information. If you’re a UW employee, you’ll already have a basic profile with your name and current job title, and it can be accessed and edited by logging into the UW Employment site with your UWNetID. For new candidates, you will create a profile the first time you apply, and can access it by logging in as an existing applicant with your account’s email and password combination. If you forget your password, click on “Forgot your password?” or contact our Help Desk at uwhires@uw.edu or 206-543-2544 for assistance.

Our employment systems can hold only one active resume at a time for your candidate profile, which hiring managers will review in the application process. Tailoring it to one specific job could impact other positions you want to apply for. Instead, we suggest that you include a comprehensive resume that highlights all of the skills, education, and other qualifications that would make you a great fit at UW.

We ask that you use the simplest formatting possible on the resume and cover letter(s) submitted online. Do not use common formatting features like bullets, bolding, custom fonts, columns, and images. However, you can present formatted documents at an in-person interview.After completing your profile, use the Resume box on your Candidate Profile to copy and paste your resume (or you may directly type your resume into the box). Access your resume at any time by logging into UW employment website, and remember to always review your resume after saving your profile to be sure it is free of errors. For more information on preparing an effective UW resume, see the Resume Tips tab.

If a cover letter is required for the position, it will be noted in the job posting. After clicking Apply For This Job, you will be asked to complete a cover letter assessment. Because cover letters are reviewed by multiple people, we suggest you address it “Dear Hiring Manager.”

Please do not email us your resume, but instead create your own candidate profile using our online application. To do this, log into the UW employment website and select Click Here to Create Your Candidate Profile. Copy and paste your resume into the resume text box. Then, you can search and apply to jobs at the employment website.If you already have a candidate profile, or if you are already a UW employee, log in and update your information by selecting Edit Profile.

You’ll receive an email from uwhires@uw.edu regarding the confirmation of your application. If you use spam or junk mail filters on your email account, make sure that you add our email address to your “safe” list. If a department is interested in interviewing you, they usually contact you via phone using the phone number you provided in your resume, so be sure to keep your contact information updated.

Applications will not be reviewed until you submit all required assessments, but once you do, you will not be able to view or edit your submission. If you have a question about your completed assessment, contact the Help Desk at uwhires@uw.edu or 206-543-2544. If you are emailing the Help Desk, include your phone number and the Job Req # in case we need additional information.

*Disability Accommodation. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or email at dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor all disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible.

Diversity

Diversity is one of UW’s core values and it is expressed, championed, and celebrated in many ways. From inspiring our students to become global citizens, ready to think beyond themselves, to faculty and staff affinity groups that meet to share common cultural experiences—the UW thrives because of the cultural richness of its community.

Building Connections: Faculty and staff affinity groups provide networking and mentorship opportunities. Active groups include: Asian & Pacific Islander American Association; Black Association; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer Association; Latino/a Association; Native Association.

Core Commitments: You can find diversity champions at every level of the UW. Our Vice Provost for Diversity/Vice President for Minority Affairs provides leadership for university-wide diversity initiatives and oversees a full spectrum of programs and services that foster institutional change on behalf of diversity.

Equal Opportunity & Disability Accommodation: The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. View the UW’s complete posting of federally required Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law posters and supplements. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View the UW’s complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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