Have you ever applied for a job through the Student Employment Website? Have you ever tried but got confused and gave up? Well, you’re in luck because we’re about to break it down for you. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a job through the Missouri State Student Employment website.
- Visit: www.Missouristate.edu/Studentemp
- Click the “Find a job button”
- Navigate the job portal
- Find your perfect job
- Apply to the perfect job
- Get hired!
For more information, keep reading…
Step 1: Visit: www.Missouristate.edu/Studentemp
This is step one. Open up a web browser of your choosing and type in www.Missouristate.edu/studentemp. Or if you would like, just go ahead and click that link. Once you are on our website, you should see the words “Student Employment Services” and a photo of a gentleman riding a bicycle across the brick bear head located on campus. If you see this then you’re in the right place.
Step 2: Navigating the website
This just might be the easiest step. You will want to scroll down and click on the button that says “Find a Job”. Simple as that.
Step 3: Navigating the Jobs Portal
Once you click on “Find a Job” it will take you to the jobs portal. When this page is pulled up, you will see different filtering options. You can filter jobs for position type, department, location, keywords, and time posted. We would recommend using the “position type” filter and choosing students, as well as the “location” filter, and choose whether you’re interested in on-campus or off-campus employment. Be sure to select your campus. If you attend Missouri State in Springfield, choose the Springfield campus. If you attend Missouri State in West Plains or Mountain Grove, be sure to select the correct campus location.
Step 4: Finding the right job for you
Now that you have your search narrowed, you can begin scrolling and look through the jobs that are currently available. Be sure to click on each listing that interests you to learn more about the position. You’ll find information such as hours, department, pay rate, qualifications, and more. Also, be sure to pay attention to the “Student Status” section of the job listing. Some jobs require students to qualify for the Work-Study program. To learn more about whether or not you qualify for work-study click here. Now that you found your dream student job, let’s apply!
Step 5: Applying to a job
Now that you’ve found a job that you want to apply to, let’s apply! In the top right corner of the job listing page, there will be a button that says “Apply for this job”. You’re going to click on that button. Once you click on that, it will bring up a screen asking you to log into your account. If this is the first job that you are applying to through our website, then you’ll want to go ahead and create an account. You can do this by clicking the “create an account” tab on the left-hand side. Please note, this is different from your My Missouri State login. Once you have your account created, you can then begin filling out the application!
Most applications follow the same format but the required information may differ depending on the job that you’re applying to. The information that you’ll be asked to enter is Personal Information, which are basic things such as name, major, GPA, etc… The next page is applicant documents. This is where you will submit any documents requested from the employer such as a resume, cover letter, references, or certifications. After that, you’ll move onto the previous employment & skills section where you will submit your previous employment experiences and any skills you may have. The last 5 sections of the application process consist of submitting references, your availability and schedule, supplemental questions that the employer may have, and lastly the voluntary identification, disability, and veteran forms. Once you have completed these steps you can then review your application for errors and submit it!
Step 6: Now we wait…
Now that you have submitted your application, the ball is in the employer’s court. It usually takes anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks for employers to get back to potential candidates. That is a great time for you to prepare for an interview should you get called back. Learn about the department or business as well as the people that work there. Come up with questions you can ask and ideas you can present. Jobs are won and lost during interviews!
So now you know how to apply for a job through our website! Why don’t you go head on over to www.Missouristate.edu/studentemp and apply today!