Helpful Hints & FAQ's

Helpful Hints for Finding Jobs on The University of Utah Campus

In addition to the jobs listed on this website, details of other job opportunities such as research assistant, teaching assistant, and instructor, are either posted on department bulletin boards or communicated by professors. If you are interested in these types of job opportunities, either talk to your professors or the academic department’s administrative staff.

The job postings listed on this website are also listed on a bulletin board in the Union Building and updated daily, so check them frequently for updates. The bulletin board is located in the area between the food court and the bowling lanes.

  • Talk to your professors. Your professors know their particular area of study and the jobs associated with it very well. They most likely have connections with community members in their field who, at some point, may be looking for skilled workers.
  • Snag an internship. Internships are a great way to get your "foot in the door" and get experience while receiving school credit.  Often they can lead to a paying position. Learn more about internships through the University.
  • Look the part. Always be professional. This goes beyond dressing nicely – be courteous too. You never know if that person for whom you hold the door open will become a future employer.
  • Be thorough. Read job descriptions carefully and fully complete your applications, reviewing each for oversights and misspellings. Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Customize your resume. Different jobs require different skills, so tailor your resume to the job for which you apply, highlighting relevant experience. See our Resume Tutorial and more tips on writing a winning resume.
  • Apply in student friendly departments. Certain departments like the Marriott Library, University Campus Store, Plant Operations, and Commuter Services hire a lot of students and are constantly looking for more. For a more extensive list, see Jobs That Fit Your Schedule.
  • Ask around. Talk to people. Ask everyone. Bring up in conversation that you are looking for work. Don’t be shy.
  • Career Services. Use the resources available to you through the University’s Career Services. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to review your job possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to work at the University of Utah…where do I begin?
Right here! Visit Careers at The University of Utah for links to student, staff, faculty, and University Health Care (Hospital) jobs.
How often are new jobs posted?
New jobs are posted daily.
How do I apply for employment at the U?
For jobs posted through Human Resources, you must submit an online application at www.employment.utah.edu. You will be prompted to create a user name and password – be sure to record these for future reference!

Applicants must apply online for each position. No faxes, emails, or in-person resumes are accepted.

For step-by-step instructions, see the Application Process.
I'm working a part-time job at the University; can I work another position at the U?
You may work more than one job as long as your combined hours do not exceed 40 hours per week. However, if enrolled in Work Study or graduate study programs, check program requirements; they may specify a maximum number of hours allowed per week.

I don’t remember my username and password, how do I find that?
Current University students who apply with their employee ID# (uNID) may request a password reset through the Campus Information System link, or contact the Help Desk at 801-581-4000.

External Applicants may contact University Human Resources at 801-581-2169 for assistance.
Do I need a resume to apply for a job at the U?
No, you do not need to have a resume to apply. However, a resume is highly recommended and should be submitted with an online application as an attachment (or cut-and-paste into the text box in the application form).

How do I attach a resume, cover letter, or reference letters to my application?
When you begin the online application, you will be asked "How would you like to proceed?" Select "Upload a new resume." The system allows only one (1) Microsoft Word document to be attached. Therefore, all documents you want to attach should be combined and uploaded as one (1) document.
Can I e-mail you my resume?
No, University Human Resources cannot accept unsolicited resumes. You must complete an online application for each job you are interested in at www.jobs.utah.edu and attach and/or cut-and-paste your resume.

Do you accept paper applications?
No, University Human Resources cannot accept paper applications. You must complete an online application for each job you are interested in at www.jobs.utah.edu.
Since I am attaching an electronic resume do I need to fill out the "Employment History" and "Education" section of the application?
It is recommended that you complete all sections of the application form, including Employment History and Education, even when attaching your resume.
Can I contact the hiring manager directly?
No. Due to the volume of applications, our system does not provide an option for contacting the hiring manager directly. You will be advised of the status of your application through e-mail.
How do I know if the hiring manager received my application?
You will be notified by e-mail if/when your application has been forwarded to the hiring department.
How will I know if the job has been filled?
You will be notified by e-mail when the job has been closed.
Is it easier to get a job if you are already working at the University?
Some job postings specify that they are limited to current University employees. However, the majority of job postings are open to external as well as internal candidates.
I see that some jobs say “Work Study.”  What does that mean?
Work Study jobs are only available to students who have a current Work-Study award through the Financial Aid and Scholarships office.   See more information about Work-Study Jobs.

Still have Questions?

Contact Human Resources at 801-581-2169, employment@utah.edu