Employment Questions and Answers
I am interested in working for the Florida State University Foundation. What should I do next?
We recommend you register your interest in employment with the Foundation by uploading your resume. During this process you will be asked to enter information about your education, years of experience and the position of interest.
How do I submit my resume?
There are two preferred methods: upload your resume or mail a hard copy. When uploading your resume, you will need to submit the cover letter and resume as a single document. Acceptable files types include Word documents (*.doc), WordPerfect (*.wpd), Rich Text Format (*.rtf) or Portable Document Files (*.pdf). Zipped files are not acceptable.
When uploading or sending my resume, it that the same as applying for a job?
Uploading or sending your resume is confirmation of your interest in working for the FSU Foundation and serves as our official notification of that interest. It is not the same as completing the employment application, which will only be requested of those candidates considered finalists for a position after an interview.
When uploading my resume, can I cut and paste from a Word document?
You can upload a Word document for your resume. Acceptable files types include Word documents (*.doc), WordPerfect (*.wpd), Rich Text Format (*.rtf) or Portable Document Files (*.pdf). Zipped files are not acceptable.
Here are a few tips for formatting an electronic resume. Use plain text, avoiding bold or italic words and bullets. Left justified is the preferred format for online viewing. When responding to a job posting, try to use words from the job description as key words. Resumes are searched by these key words. The more key words you use, the better your chances are of catching the attention of the recruiter.
Can I edit, revise or update my resume after I have applied for a position? Can I update it for a second position?
Once a resume has been submitted for a position you will not be able to update that resume. You will need to re-submit the updated or edited resume.
I get an error when uploading my resume?
What happens once I submit my resume?
Once you have uploaded your resume, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. If you mail your resume, you will receive a letter of acknowledgment within seven business days. The Recruiting Manager will review your information and determine if you meet the minimum qualifications. You will either be called for an initial phone interview or receive subsequent correspondence indicating your status.
May I submit my resume for consideration of future positions not currently available?
Yes, by uploading your resume and indicating that you are applying for a “non-specific” position. Resumes submitted in any other form will not be saved or considered for future positions.
How long should I wait to hear from someone?
We make every effort to contact interested job seekers either by e-mail or by letter. However, on the occasion of a higher volume of resumes, the review process may take additional time. We typically review resumes and contact the candidates invited to interview within two weeks of receipt of a resume. If you have not received acknowledgment or information on the status of your candidacy, please feel free to call (850) 644-6000.
What if I am qualified for several positions?
You must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest.
What does exempt and non-exempt mean?
Exempt refers to salaried employees who are not eligible for overtime pay. Non-exempt refers to hourly employees who are eligible for overtime pay.
If a job was posted and remains on the Foundation’s Web site, is it still open and available?
Yes, positions remain posted until filled.
Should I complete the Foundation’s employment application?
Submitting your cover letter and resume serves as official notice of your interest in a specific position. There is no need to complete the employment application when submitting your resume. Only those candidates considered finalists after an interview will be asked to complete the employment application.
Am I required to complete all sections of the employment application?
Incomplete employment applications will not be forwarded to the Recruiting Manager for review. Re-submitting your resume is not a substitute for completing the employment application.
How much time do I have to complete my application, will the system time out?
You should allow 45-90 minutes to complete the employment application. The system will time-out after 90 minutes.
If I want to change a field I have already entered, can I arrow back?
Yes, you can make changes. There are several steps in the employment application. After completing each step, you can select “Previous” to go back to a completed section or “Next” to continue. In addition, you will be able to preview your application before submission.
Can I start the process of completing the employment application, save my information and return at a later date to finish the application?
No, incomplete applications are not processed. You must complete the application in its entirety.
If hired, will I be a State of Florida employee?
No. The Florida State University Foundation is not a state agency.
What are the Foundation’s benefits?
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
Where are you located?
The FSU Foundation is located a short distance from the campus. Our address is 2010 Levy Avenue, Building B, Suite 300, in Tallahassee, Florida.
How long will you keep my resume on file?
Resumes are kept for one year.