When you are ready to apply for a job, before creating your application package, it is important to check your documents for accuracy (and no blank pages!) and then save them for upload in PDF version so that format errors can be avoided.
To create your application package in the least number of steps, upload your documents to the My Documents section of myCareer first (located under the Career Services section for non-co-op job applications, or the Management Career Services section for co-op job applications). See our tutorial on how to view and upload your documents in myCareer for directions on how to do this.
To create an application package, follow these easy steps:
- Click on the green APPLY button from the job posting screen (only applies to jobs that indicate “Through myCareer” as the Application Procedure).
- Review the Application Requirements listed, and be sure to include all required documents in your
- Under Submit Application, select Create a Customized Application Package.
You will then be asked to:
a) Create a name for your application package. We recommend you use the format below for your package name so that you can easily find it in the list of application packages.
Job ID_ Organization name_First Name_Last Name
b) Select the documents you will include in your package. If you have already uploaded your documents previously (as recommended at the beginning of this tutorial section) then select the documents you wish to include in the package, and then click Submit Application. (NOTE: Sometimes a job posting will indicate to include your transcript in your package. See our tutorial on how to upload your transcript into myCareer for instructions on how to do this.)
If you have not previously uploaded your documents to myCareer through the My Documents module (as recommended above), you can still upload them from the application screen, but it requires additional steps to do so. Use the link titled Click if you need to upload a new document, which appears below the Create a Custom Application Package option.
When uploading new documents, name each document so that you can easily find it again, and select the corresponding document type from the drop-down list. Then click Upload New File, and once the file name appears on the screen, click the Upload Document button. This will return you to the original application screen, and you can once again select Create a Customized Application Package and repeat these steps with each document file until all required are uploaded and ready to add to your package. Then select and add your documents to your named package and click Submit Application.
Once you have submitted your application, the confirmation screen indicates that if needed, you can cancel your application by clicking the red Cancel Application button, as long as this is done before the application deadline.
For more myCareer tips, consult our other Student User Guide tutorials.