Frequently Asked Questions


Find answers to all your frequently asked questions below.

 

  • How do I apply for a position at Northwestern Michigan College?
    • Click on Employment Listings
    • Search current openings
    • Review the position details and job description
    • Select one of the options under Apply, select New Resume/CV or Existing Resume

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  • What is a job agent and why would I create one?
    • A job agent allows you to upload your resume to match with current or future open positions.  Once you create a job agent you will be emailed when an open position becomes available that matches your skill set on your resume.

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  • How do I create a job agent?

To create a job agent:

  • Click on 'Create a job agent' in the left column on the web page.
  • Enter your name, email address, and a name for the job agent.
  • Set the minimum match level (Higher percent=a narrower fit between you and the job, fewer notifications and close matches only; Lower percent=broader fit between you and the job, more notifications, job may not be a real close fit.)
  • Set your agent frequency for how often you would like to receive emails.
  • Create your password and confirm.
  • Click the "Create Agent" button to finish setting up your job agent.

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  • Will you contact me regarding the status of my submission?
    • We will contact you when we have made a decision regarding your application. This may take a few weeks, depending on the position.

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  • How often should I reapply?
    • You may apply as often as you wish or to as many positions as you like.

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  • How long will my resume be kept on file?
    • Your resume will be kept on file for at least one year. However, if you wish to be considered for another position, you will need to apply to that position.

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  • If I am not authorized to work in the United States, can I still apply?
    • Anyone is welcome to apply to work at Northwestern Michigan College, but NMC requires you to be authorized to work in the United States prior to the start date.

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  • What happens when I submit my application?
    • You will receive an automated confirmation e-mail from Northwestern Michigan College stating we received your application. Your application will then be passed along to the hiring manager for review.

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  • How will the hiring manager contact me?
    • The hiring manager will contact you via either the telephone number or e-mail address you provide in your application.

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  • When can I expect to hear back from the hiring department?
    • For regular, full-time positions: Human Resources will reach out to you if you are selected for a phone interview within two weeks of the date the position is closed.  If you do not hear in that time frame, you have not been selected for an initial phone interview.
    • For part-time, non-benefitted positions (student, supplemental or adjunct faculty): The hiring manager will typically reach out to you within 2 weeks of the posting if you are selected for an interview.
    • All candidates will be notified via e-mail once a final determination of each application has been made.

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  • May I submit my resume directly to the hiring department?
    • In order to be considered for an open position we ask that you submit your application through jobs.nmc.edu. If you would like to submit an unsolicited application, you may also submit your resume to jobs.nmc.edu.  If you send a resume to hr@nmc.edu we will ask you to submit your resume to the application website.

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  • I don't have a computer. May I mail my resume to you?
    • We only accept application through an on-line process. If you do not have a computer you may apply at your local library or set up an appointment with our Human Resource Office to use one of our computers.  The number to call is 231-995-2612.

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  • If I am attaching a resume, do I also have to complete the application?
    • We ask that you do complete the application as well as sending a resume. The application includes a waiver to complete background and reference checks and specific questions regarding your experience as it relates to the position.

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  • How do I submit a cover letter?
    • You may attach your cover letter to the application after you have attached your resume.
    • OR you may copy and paste your cover letter into the Resume/CV Content text box in the application.

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  • May I have the contact information of the hiring manager?
    • You may find the contact information for most of our hiring managers on our website (nmc.edu). In an effort to remain consistent and fair to all of our applicants we ask that you send any correspondence through the Office of Human Resources.  Our e-mail is hr@nmc.edu or USPS: Northwestern Michigan College, Attn: Office of Human Resources, 1701 East Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686.

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  • What if I forget my user name or password?
    • Click on “Update Your Profile”
    • At the very top, click on “Forgot your password?”
    • If you have a profile in the system, you can enter your e-mail address and you will receive instructions on resetting your password.

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  • Can I start the application process and come back later to complete it?
    • The system will not allow you to save a partially completed application. If you have completed an application previously, you can submit a new application “using an existing resume.” 
    • Please keep in mind that the application times out after 10 minutes on the same page. If this occurs, you will have to start filling the application out from the beginning.

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  • How do I know if this job is still available?
    • If the position is still listed on the website, then we are still collecting applications. If you no longer see the position posted, then we are no longer accepting applications.

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  • I have a physical disability and need assistance filling out an application. How can I do this?
    • Please call us at 231-995-2612 to set up an appointment to come in to the office for assistance.

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  • Do you hold any career fairs or participate in outside hiring events?
    • There is a community job fair at the beginning of March every year at the Hagerty Center. A representative from the Office of Human Resources will be in attendance.

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  • What are the minimum qualifications for instructors?
    • The minimum qualifications are defined for each course per the Higher Learning Comission.  Click here to see if your credentials meet the minimum qualifications for the course(s) you are interested in teaching.

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