Frequently Asked Questions: Job Seekers

Human Resources only accepts applications for staff positions at Western Michigan University via an online system. Here are frequently asked questions about this system.

What if I don't have access to a computer?

A computer station is available in Human Resources, 1300 Seibert Administration Building, for use by applicants. In addition, most public libraries provide free computer access for residents.

Are there instructions on how to apply?

Yes, the system guides you through the online application process. HR staff members are also available to assist you.

Who may apply for internal job opportunities?

Only current WMU employees who are eligible for benefits may apply for internal job opportunities. Except, temporary employees assigned to work at WMU may apply for AFSCME bargaining-unit postings. All other applicants may only apply for external job postings.

Who may apply for external job opportunities?

All applicants are welcome to apply for external job opportunities.

May I submit my application for WMU to keep on file for future openings?

WMU's online application system allows you to store your electronic application for future use. However, this feature is simply for your convenience. You still must apply for job postings using the application system in order to be considered. You will not be automatically considered for any future job openings by simply saving your application.