How to apply for a position with UI Health Care
- Visit the jobs portal to begin your search.
- Select your job category of interest.
- Tips: Narrow down results to your specific skills and interests using the filters located on the left-hand side of the page (i.e., appointment type, category, schedule, location, modality). You can also use the keyword box at the top of the screen to search for specific jobs related to your experience or interest.
- Click on any job that interests you to learn more and apply.
- Create an account and complete your profile.
- Tips: Make sure to write down your username and password for future use. You will be able to save your work and return at any point to complete your application. Additionally, you can update your settings under Account Options – Correspondences to alert you when new positions matching your profile are available.
- Upload your resume/CV file or fill out the information manually.
- Tips: Before you begin, make sure your resume/CV is up to date. You will need to select which of your resumes/CVs/cover letters are relevant to the job submission, so making sure your experience is accurately documented before you begin can save you time while applying.
- Apply! Once submitted, you will receive an email indicating your information has been received.
If you run into any difficulties along the way:
- Call 319-356-2285 to talk with a recruiter. Additionally, each posting has the recruiter’s contact information located at the bottom of the job description.
- Visit our Application Resource Center to connect with a human resources specialist who can help you through the process.
- For browser or connectivity issues or other technical difficulties on [email protected], please contact [email protected] or call 319-356-0001 to speak with someone at our Help Desk.
Mistakes on your resume could prevent you from landing the job of your dreams. That’s why we want to make it easier for you to get it right the first time. Here’s our list of do’s and don’ts for when applying for a position at University of Iowa Health Care.
The easiest way to make your resume stand out is to make sure it is clear, concise, and accurate:
- Tailor your resume to the job: Make sure to read the job description and the required qualifications for the position you are applying for, highlight that experience, and use those key words when putting your resume together. For example, if the position requires Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, include that on your resume.
- Highlight your accomplishments instead of your duties: We don’t need to know exactly what your day-to-day activities looked like at your previous job. We are more interested in knowing what you have accomplished in your time there. What have you learned? How did you grow in that position?
- List your education before your work experience: If you need a degree to qualify for the position you are applying for, make it easy for the recruiter to see you meet the qualification. Be sure to include the date you finished or anticipate finishing (month and year).
- List your work experience in chronological order: Start with your most recent experience, so we have a clear picture of your work history. Include the dates of your employment (month and year).
- List every job you have had, even if it is not relevant to the position: Gaps in your employment history can concern recruiters and employers when reviewing your resume. Include all relevant experience and all experience up to the past 10-15 years.
- If you are a new graduate, include your clinical experience with the number of hours: If the position you are applying for has clinical requirements for position eligibility, make sure to include that information on the resume so it does not delay the hiring process.
- Include volunteer or non-work experience: This can be a good opportunity to show potential employers that you are community-oriented and are passionate about using your skills and learning new ones.
- Proofread your resume: Are your sentences clear? Did you use present- tense verbs when describing your current position and past- tense verbs with previous positions? A final read and spellcheck can make all the difference in the quality of your resume. Additional resources available.
- Check the formatting: Make sure your resume is consistently and simply formatted. Use one type (Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial) and size of font throughout the body of the document. Avoid italics, bolding, and complicated templates that include colors, pictures, and/or designs.
- Make sure your contact information is on your resume: Forgetting to include an email or phone number makes it hard for employers to contact you.
- Download your resume as a Word document or PDF: These are the formats supported by the jobs@uiowa system and any other format may not show up correctly.
Resumes are often the first impression employers have of you, which is why it’s important they are polished and professional. Here are some things to avoid:
- Adding personal details about yourself: Including things like gender, age, nationality, state of origin, marital status, or religion because they create potential for bias.
- Including photos or headshots: This can lead to biases, and it takes up valuable space on your resume that should be reserved for more important information.
- Using inappropriate or unprofessional email addresses: If your personal email is an inappropriate carryover from your younger years, consider creating a new email specifically for the purpose of applying for jobs.
- Including outdated information: If you graduated from college, it can be safely assumed you have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Including references: This information is not needed until later in the hiring process.
If you need assistance submitting an application or accepting an offer, the Application Resource Center can help.
Twice a week, human resource specialists are available to help with the application process. Stop by the Application Resource Center kiosk on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fountain Lobby at UI Hospitals & Clinics, (200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City).
Contact [email protected] to schedule an appointment or just stop by.