I recently acquired relevant job experience that I want to place in my resume, how can I update it?

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to make any edits to your uploaded document once you have submitted your application. However, we can upload a new updated attachment (resume/cover letter as one file) and delete the outdated version, but it’s not guaranteed the hiring team will be able to see the update if the recruitment is already in progress.

It’s been some time since I’ve heard anything about my application, how can I follow up?

The majority of the positions on campus require a two week posting period before applications can be reviewed. In most cases the review process takes several weeks, if not months. After the department begins reviewing applications, they will contact applicants of interest directly for telephone screening and/or an in-person interview. While most applicants are initially contacted via telephone, they may also be contacted through e-mail. Make sure to check your spam folder as in some cases e-mails can be filtered by your service provider.

How can I find out who is the hiring manager or lead recruiter on this posting?

For a variety of reasons, including privacy protection, we are not able to provide that information.  If you would like to address your cover letter, you can address it to “Dear Hiring Manager” or “Dear Hiring Committee.”

I am having trouble with the online process, is there an alternative method to apply?

The University requires that applications are submitted through our online system.

Drop in computer access is available in the reception area at Central Human Resources, 2199 Addison Street (University Hall), Room 192, Berkeley, CA 94720-3540, please call ahead of time to ensure there is a computer available to use at (510) 642-4621.

For help submitting an application online, please contact Campus Shared Services at (510) 664-9000 option 3; 5.

I can't remember my user id and/or password, can you reset it?

There is a login help link. You may enter your username and get a new password sent to you via email or you may enter your email address and your username will be sent to you via email. Please make a note of the email address you used to register your username and password.

I keep getting an error message when I try logging in to apply.

There are a number of solutions to this problem, however, it is up to you to troubleshoot.

  • Try using a different browser. 
  • Use the browser’s “incognito” or “private” window to mask credentials that were previously used.
  • Clear your browser’s cache. 
  • If you are an internal applicant, try logging in through blu.berkeley.edu.

In the middle of my online application process, the system kicked me out. I am unable to move past a certain spot in the process.

This is not necessarily an internal issue, unless the issue was previously mentioned through Berkeley Jobs, rather, try to use a different browser and continue the application process. Your application will NOT be considered until you have clicked the “Submit” button in the final step. 

I have several accounts, can they be purged or deleted?

Unfortunately, we can neither consolidate nor delete your accounts, please try to use only one account to better keep track of your submitted applications. 

How long is the review process, after the first review posting is listed?

In most cases the review process takes several weeks, if not months. After the department begins reviewing applications, they will contact applicants of interest directly for telephone screening and/or in-person interview. While most applicants are initially contacted via telephone, they may also be contacted through e-mail. Make sure to check your spam folder as in some cases e-mails can be filtered by your service provider.

If a job is still posted after the posting end date, how can I find out if there is an extension to the posting?

The “First Review” date does not necessarily mean that the job posting will close down, however, due to the nature of the initial applicant pool it is not guaranteed that the position will remain open. In all cases you will receive an email notifying you of when the posting is closed/filled. 

I applied for the job through a third party system, do I need to apply through jobs.berkeley.edu?

UC Berkeley requires for application activity to be tracked. For this reason, all persons seeking employment as staff must apply via our website at Berkeley Jobs.

I applied for a UC Berkeley job opening on another website but I can’t seem to find it on here. Do I need apply for it again on here?

You have not successfully applied to the position unless you applied through Berkeley Jobs. If you apply for a job opening through an external website that is past the deadline please notify us by calling 510-664-9000 option 3; 5.

I don’t know how to upload my cover letter/additional documents to my application. How do I add the additional document?

Please note, you can ONLY upload ONE DOCUMENT. Please include your cover letter and resume in one document and upload it by clicking the “Upload new resume/cover letter” radio button. Proceed by clicking “Upload” and searching and selecting your desired document. 

How do I know that I have successfully submitted my application?

After you have submitted your application you should receive an email notification acknowledging receipt of your application. If you do not receive this email, your application may not have been successfully submitted. The application should also appear on your list of applications within your Careers home page.

How do I apply for a job opening?

Instructions on how to apply, how to search for job openings, how to register an account, how to create a profile, and how to upload documents can be found through this slideshow.