Campus News - September 17, 2001
New format for job postings Oct. 1
By Susan A. Carkeek, Associate Vice President/ Director Human Resources
If youve ever read official UNM job postings, you know they include so
much information it can be hard to focus on whats important.
That is about to change.
Beginning Oct. 1, job postings will have a new format featuring what hiring
officers want to say and what applicants need to know. No longer will all the
required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Duties and Responsibilities be
listed on the posting. Web technology now allows us to list the Official Job
Description as a hyperlink while the posting itself will contain important specifics
about the vacancy.
Hiring officers can send us an engaging summary of the job duties for their
opening. It will appear in the posting in paragraph form with bulleted items.
Customized department preferences will also be posted as easy-to-read bullets.
Other links on the posting are to the online Employment Application and Supplement
To Resume form. If hiring officers send us the link to their department Web
site, we will include that on the posting as well.
Employment Office staff are standing by to help hiring officers prepare summaries
and preferences for any job. Give us a call if you want assistance or advice.
To transition to this new posting format requires us to postpone new postings
for a five-day period: Sept. 24 to Sept. 28. This will allow us to close out
postings in the old format and begin the new format without advertising the
same vacancy in two different ways.
Hiring requisitions received by 5:00pm on September 19th will be posted by
the 24th. Requisitions received after that time will have postings created
in the new format and will be published to the Web beginning October 1st.
Another improvement is coming Oct. 1a revised UNM Employment Application.
This is to prepare for an exciting innovation due early in 2002 when UNM begins
to phase out paper employment applications in favor of electronic, Web-based
applications. The changes in the paper application prepares us for electronic
When you see the new applications, you will notice that applicants will be
estimating the percentage of time they have spent performing duties similar
to those listed in the vacancy. We expect these changes to improve the accuracy
of screening, get you your applications faster, and improve the quality of the
Check the HR Web site at www.unm.edu/~hravp
for more information about the new postings and applications.
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