Tips on Applying to Jobs at Bellevue College

Objective:

  • Assist applicants with navigating the application process through NEOGOV.
  • Encourage applicants to prepare and submit a complete and comprehensive application, resume, cover letter/letter of interest, and other required documents.
  • Provide answers to questions that frequently arise for first time users through our FAQs page.

How to Get Started

Below are the steps to follow in order to complete the Bellevue College online job application:

  • To apply online for a job at Bellevue College, please create an account.  If you have already created your NEOGOV account, please login to your Jobs@BC account.
  • For new users, enter a username, password, and an email address.  Write down your login information and keep it in a place where you will remember.
  • Once you have created your account and/ or logged-in, enter the name of the application and click “create application”.  You do not need to recreate a new application every time you apply for a position. For returning users, you will use your username and password every time you sign-in to NEOGOV.
  • If you have problems logging-in to your account, please contact NEOGOV Customer Support at 1-877-204-4442.
  • Collect all of the information that you will need to apply for a position.  This includes your resume/CV, educational credentials transcripts, degrees, licenses, DD214 (if applicable), Veterans Affairs disability letters, etc., and anything else that might be relevant to the positions for which you are interested.
  • Ensure that your transcripts show that a degree was awarded or conferred if you are stating that it is your highest level of education completed. If you certify your level of education and it cannot be verified from your transcript(s), your application will not be referred to the selection committee.
  • If you are in the process of earning a degree, do not list it as your highest level of education completed.
  • Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If it is a completed degree, make sure the transcript states that the degree was awarded or conferred.
  • Foreign degrees are acceptable provided they show that a degree was awarded or conferred. To make sure that you are given proper credit for your foreign degree, it is often helpful to have the degree translated and confirmed by an independent service that it has an equivalency to a U.S. Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s or other degree.
  • If a job requires that you demonstrate completion of a specific number of hours in a certain discipline, be sure to attach the transcript pages that confirm those hours.

You do not need to upload high school transcripts or your GED for your application. However, please keep in mind that a hiring agency may request a copy at the time of hire. If you have questions about this, it is best to contact the hiring agency for the position. All documentation that verifies education and semester hours completed will need to be electronically attached (uploaded) to your application at the time you apply. If you upload these documents after you apply for a position, you will need to reapply after the documents are uploaded in the system.

Applying for the Job

  • Once you reach the Jobs@BC website, browse through the active job postings and click on a position that interests you. If you have already created an account with NEOGOV, log-in to start the application process. If not, create an account with NEOGOV and proceed to start the application process.
  • Read the job announcement carefully.  Your responses and required attachments will determine if you meet the minimum qualifications to move forward to the selection committee. Make sure you complete the supplemental questionnaire if required for each position.
  • Review the job posting closely, noting the closing date, minimum qualifications, how to apply and other required information.
  • If you think you meet or exceed the minimum qualifications and you would like to apply for the position, make sure you review the supplemental questions tab.  Some job announcements will not include supplemental questions.  It may be helpful to prepare your responses to the questions in advance to make the application process easier.
  • If the years of work experience that you list for a given job cannot be verified by your resume or work experience, your application will not be referred to the selection committee.
  • Save your work frequently in NEOGOV.  Be sure to click on the “Save Work in Progress” periodically to ensure your information is saved.  The system will time-out after 30 minutes.
  • Wondering what happens after the application process is finished?  NEOGOV used at Bellevue College works through a system of automated notifications.  These notifications will be sent to your email address reporting any updates of your application. No paper notifications will be sent to applicants.

Creating the online job application/personal profile

  • Personal Profile: Applicants must enter their personal contact information. The applicant must enter all the required information in all fields in order to move to the next step by clicking “Save and View Application” button.
  • Education: Although your educational history is on your cover letter and resume, please include your educational information in your personal profile, as it is part of the application materials that we use to determine if you meet the qualifications to forward your application to the selection committee.
  • Work history: Remember you want to provide as much information as you can that relates to the job you are applying for. It is important to know that even when you attach a Resume, CV, and Cover Letter/Letter of Interest, you still want to enter your work history in order to be considered a competitive candidate.
  • Certificates and Licenses: You can provide your valid license number in this section of the online application. You do not need to upload a copy of your license if you provide your license number with effective dates. However, we do not discourage you from uploading a copy of your license.
  • Skills: Remember to add all of your computer skills and office skills in this section.  If this information is not included in your personal profile, resume or cover letter, and it’s a skill you must have to qualify for the position, your application will be screened-out and your application not be released to the selection committee.
  • Additional Information: Include any information that will help us evaluate your application.
  • References: Some positions require an applicant to include names of individuals that can verify their work history. Please add this information if it is required from the job announcement.
  • Resume: You may copy/cut paste your resume in the text box or attach it to your application.
  • Attachments: Add your cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, transcript or other documents.  These documents mush have one of the following extensions: pdf, doc, docx, txt or rft. To attach a document, click the “Browse” button.  A new window will open.  Locate the file you want to attach, select the file name, and click Open.  Click upload to save your document and return to the full application.  To add another attachment, click “Attach another file”.
  • Agency Wide Questions:  Read the instructions and answer the agency wide questions. If you need more than 30 minutes, make sure you click “Save Work in Progress to save your answers and return to your application at a later time, or Save & Proceed to continue applying for the position.
  • Supplemental Questions: Supplemental questions allow us to collect information related to the job you are applying for.  It is very important you take the time to answer each question as Human Resources uses the questions to aid in evaluating your education, training and experience to compare if you meet the minimum qualifications listed in the job announcement.
  • Confirm Application: Please review the application.  Click “Edit” if you need to modify the application.
  • Agency Wide Questions:  Read the instructions and answer the agency wide questions. If you need more than 30 minutes, make sure you click “Save Work in Progress to save your answers and return to your application at a later time, or Save & Proceed to continue applying for the position.
  • Supplemental Questions: Supplemental questions allow us to collect information related to the job you are applying for.  It is very important you take the time to answer each question as Human Resources uses the questions to aid in evaluating your education, training and experience to compare if you meet the minimum qualifications listed in the job announcement.
  • Confirm Application: Please review the application.  Click “Edit” if you need to modify the application.
  • Certify & Submit Your Application: Read the statement that follows and click “Accept” if you understand and agree to the statement.  A confirmation will appear thanking you for applying and verifying that your application has been received.

 

Important Advice:

If you have trouble submitting your application or unable to login to your account, please call the Neogov applicant support team at 1-877-204-4442. For questions regarding the actual job posting, please email jobs@bellevuecollege.edu. You will receive emails from the system to let you know of your status. Please do not reply to this email, as it is an unmonitored email account. Please be aware that our recruitment process may take 6 to 8 weeks from the date the review of the application begins or after the closing date. Thank you in advance for your patience.