Position FAQs


How to Locate Positions
  • How do I find open faculty positions?
    Each college and school post faculty positions on their website. Visit this page for a list of links to each school.
  • How do I find research positions?
    Research positions can be found by visiting this page and looking under the research faculty section.
  • How do I find staff positions?
    Staff positions are located on this page in the classified staff section.
  • How do I locate a TECH Temp position?
    TECH Temp positions are located on our career page under the temporary staff positions section.
  • What is a "Courtesy Listing" and how do I locate these positions?
    Courtesy listings are positions posted on our career site that direct applicants to submit their applications directly to a specific department. These applicants are not reviewed by the recruiting consultants or Human Resources.
  • How do I apply for multiple positions?
    Applicants should add desired jobs to their "My Job Cart" in order to apply for multiple positions. Once you have selected all of the positions you desire to apply for, you can apply for multiple positions at once.
Login Questions for Applicants
  • I have forgotten my username.
    Click "Forgot your username?" from the login page and provide the information requested.
My Account & Profile Questions
  • I received an email about a job opening that matched my profile. What do I do next to apply for this job?
    1. Click the link in the e-mail that asks if you want to review the opening or apply online.
    2. You will be taken directly to the application page for this job.
    3. Follow the instructions to submit your information to this job.
  • I received an e-mail about a job opening that matched my profile and cannot find the job listing on the site.
    The job may have expired. Please review our other opportunities for similar positions.
  • I want to change my preferred job preferences so I receive automatic e-mail notifications of jobs I'd be interested in.
    1. Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and enter your username and password.
    2. Click "Create/Access My Profile" on the right side of the page to view your profile.
    3. Select the "Work Preferences" and "Work Preferences (cont'd)" box in the progress bar and make your selections. Click "Next Step" at the bottom of each page.
    4. Click "Submit" when you get to the summary page.
  • I want to disable e-mail notifications from my account including job matching notifications.
    1. Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and entering your username and password.
    2. Once you are logged in click "My Account Options" at the top of the page.
    3. Scroll down to the "Correspondence" section and click the "edit" link.
    4. Check which correspondences you want to to continue receiving or uncheck those you would no longer like to receive.
  • How do I update my contact information?
    1. Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and entering your username and password.
    2. Click "Create/Access My Profile" on the right side of the page to view your profile.
    3. Select the "Contact Information" in the progress bar and make your changes. Click "Next Step"  at the bottom of each page.
    4. Click "Submit" when you get to the summary page.
  • Why don't I receive notifications about jobs anymore?
    If you haven't updated your account in the past three months, you will no longer receive the job posting notifications. To reactivate your account, visit www.careers.gatech.edu and once on the job listings page, click on "Access My Profile" on the right-hand side of the page.
Resume & Cover Letter
  • To upload, replace, or delete your resume or cover letter:​​
    1. Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and entering your username and password.
    2. Click "Create/Access My Profile" on the right side of the page in your profile.
    3. Select the "Attachments" box in the progress bar.
    4. Scroll down to the "Attached Files" to see a list of uploaded documents and click the file name you wish to view.
    5. Click the delete button next to the file name to delete it.
    6. To upload a new resume follow the instructions on the page.
  • I don't have a resume. What should I do?
    You can enter your work history by thoroughly completing the employment application. This includes providing the name of the employer, title of the position, dates of service, roles/duties, and reason for leaving. Be sure to include your education and certification information as well.
Applying for Positions
  • How long is a position open to receive applications?
    Vacancies are posted for a minimum of five business days. The posting may close any time after the fifth business day.
  • How long does it take to close a job?
    On average, it can take four to six weeks before a position is filled. Depending on the pool of applicants and additional factors, it could take longer. If the hiring department wishes to interview an applicant, they will be contacted by a member of the recruitment team or hiring department. Otherwise, all candidates can review their job status in their candidate profile.
  • How will I know when the job has been closed?
    When the job is closed, communication will be sent out to all candidates that applied for the job. Candidates can also reference their job status in their candidate profile.
  • How does the application process work at Georgia Tech?
    Once an application is received, it is reviewed by a member of the recruitment team. If your application and resume reflect that you possess the minimum qualifications listed in the posting, your application will be taken into consideration for the role. Should you meet the minimum qualifications for the position(s) you applied for, your application materials will be forwarded to the appropriate department for further review and consideration. The hiring department will work with the recruitment team to determine which candidate's qualifications most closely align with the needs of the organization. You will hear from the appropriate department directly should they be interested in setting up a personal interview. It is imperative that your resume provides an accurate portrayal of your education, work experience, certifications, and qualifications.
  • Will I be able to submit samples of my work?
    If the job posting requests samples of your work, you may upload up to five attachments in your profile.
  • I want to verify that my submission has been properly submitted and/or received.​​
    1. Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and entering your username and password.
    2. Select the "My Jobpage" tab near the top left of the page.
    3. Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
    4. Review the "Submission Status" listed under each submission.
  • How do I check the status of my job submission?
    1. Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and entering your username and password.
    2. Select the "My Jobpage" tab near the top left of the page.
    3. Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
    4. Review the "Submission Status" listed under each submission.
  • I want to view the job description.
    1. Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and entering your username and password.
    2. Select the "My Jobpage" tab near the top left of the page.
    3. Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
    4. Click the job title of your submission to review the job description.
    5. To review the answers to your questions, click "View/Edit My Submission" for the submission you are interested in.
  • I want to change the information provided in my job application.
    1. Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and entering your username and password.
    2. Select the "My Jobpage" tab near the top left of the page.
    3. Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
    4. Click "View/Edit My Submission" under the submission you want to edit and click the edit link next to the section you'd like to update.
    5. After you have made your changes click the submit button to update your submission.
  • When will I be contacted about my job application?
    You are able to check the status of your submission by following the instructions above. Georgia Tech provides status updates to applicants via e-mail and through real-time "Submission Status" updates for each submission found in the "My Submissions" list. You can review e-mails that have been sent to you by clicking "View Email Messages" from your submission list. If you are selected to interview, you will be contacted by a manager in the position's hiring department. Candidates not selected will receive an e-mail about their status or they can review the Submission Status in the submission list for real time updates.
Pre-Employment Screenings and Background Checks
  • Does Georgia Tech require pre-employment screening?
    The pre-employment screening process is different for each position. The details regarding the various screenings will be found in each job description.
  • Does Georgia Tech conduct background checks on new employees?
    Georgia Tech conducts background checks on all external applicants upon acceptance of a contingent job offer. We currently use a third party vendor to conduct the background checks. Internal applicants must also have a background check if one was not completed one year prior to accepting a new position. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • What if I have a conviction?
    Having a conviction record is not an automatic bar to employment. Each applicant will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the background investigation committee.